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!


Farrell said...

That B&B looks absolutely lovely!

~nOe~ said...

a. u look awesome in that dress.
b. the place looks unbelievable!!!

I'm really glad to read how much you're loved.
isn't that nice to know someone loves you just for who u are? without all the BS?
Keep working on the new 'face'!
i'm sure it'll be great!!!

♥ Marta ♥ said...

So romantic :)... It looks like the two of you had a amazing v-day :)

You looked absolutely stunning as always :)

Elizabeth said...

i love your pink dress so much. :)

Rachel said...

wow, that place is amazing! i seriously love your dress too - and you look nice and slim :)

Vain and Vapid said...

Love the pink dress. Now you made me wish I went to a lovely b&b for Valentines and had breakfast in bed....

Karinaxoxo said...

That place looks amazing. You are so lucky to have the snow less than an hour away!!!

Anthea said...

Wow! Great deal ! Congratulations I am sure you had a magnificent time. SNOW! Crazy:)

Paul Pincus said...

so gorgeous and adorable!

Couture Carrie said...

You are such a gorgeous couple, and I love you in that dress!!

Btw, I am having a contest on my blog today so stop by and enter!


DaisyChain said...

what a beautiful post,
you look amazing in the pink dress!

MizzJ said...

That cabin looks so romantic! What a great place for a getaway :) It is funny that they have so much snow, I hope it's like that in Whistler b/c I'm going up there in a couple weeks!

Sarah said...

That is one of the most perfect Valentines dresses I think I've seen! So pretty and romantic and very flattering, it looks like it was made just for you! I've been a bit of a lurker of your blog for a while and just wanted to say that I love your sense of style and fashion sense!

Girl next blog said...

I'm so glad you like my blog :)
Yours is lovely by the way!


Vegas Princess said...

Those pictures are amazing and I am in love with your dress and that tub! Fabulous!!! Looks like an incredible place. :)

Gina said...

sounds like the best weekend :)
the breakfast looks delish && you look gorgeous and happy in all your pictures :)