Friday, February 20, 2009
LOVE is in the air
I apologize for the renovations on my blog - I kinda started doing that yesterday and realized I needed a good chunk of time to get things just so - so things might look a bit sparse for a few days.
Once again, I thank you all for your comments and emails, it's nice to know so many people care and so many have been in the same place I am.
Due to all my recent complaining, my Valentine's Day post is a week late but better late than never.
As I had mentioned before, I booked time at a lovely bed and breakfast called South Pointe Cottages, on Bowen Island (about a 20-minute drive and 20-minute ferry ride from where I live in downtown Vancouver). My bf was pleasantly suprised by the retreat, as was I because it was even more lovely than I had imagined.
Though the island was still covered in a lot of hard snow (strange since we haven't had snow on the mainland for weeks now) the weather was quite mild and sunny - couldn't have asked for a better February weekend.
After arriving to our wee cottage, complete with complimentary wine and chocolates, we tucked into our own wine and chocolates and proceeded to watch more Lost (catching up on Season 3 now) before heading out into the town for dinner.
We had reservations at Tuscany Bistro, this lovely, cozy place with a most amazing Valentine's meal: Porcino mushroom soup with truffle oil, monkfish with vegetable ratatouie, white chocolate and berries creme brule. And of course, my favourite "special occasion drink" the Kir Royale. All for $29!
The best part came the next morning when a gourmet Mexican style breakfast was delivered at 9AM right to our French Doors! We got to have breakfast in bed!
To top it off, when we arrived home later that evening, my boyfriend had planned a feast for us. He NEVER cooks yet somehow whipped up my favourite yam fries AND heart-shaped prawns in a special sauce. He saw the recipe in the valentine's section of the newspaper and decided to give it a go. It was amazingly delicious and thoughtful - and there is nothing sexier than a man in the kitchen!
Best part of my present was a card he gave me - he knows I don't really like cards but this had the top ten reasons why he loves me...I won't list them all obviously but they ranged from "You have great style" to "You let me be me and love me for it" - and of course one made me laugh for some reason: "you never pressure me for kids or marriage." Ah, so simple to keep a man happy! Well see if that changes in a few years from now though ;)
Clothes call: Pink silk dress: ASOS Luxe; Necklace: ASOS; Satin ballet flats: ASOS; Faux-leather jacket: Forever 21; Metallic rose bag with chain strap: Loeffler Randall for Target: Pajama pants and tank: Forever 21
PS excuse me for all the shots of the pink dress - I bought it in November and I am absolutely in love with it - so silky, so soft - but I never have a chance to wear it! Thank god it still fit!