February the 14th, this is one of those days when I cherish privacy, enjoying a romantic dinner at home -preferably a menu selected by me, but cooked by my dear Valentine-, with a little present -preferably brush related if I am given the choice but I know he has his eyes on something else… It’s on a Saturday this year, good, we can have my fav dinner and still have enough time to properly digest it before going to bed!
I am in Switzerland, I have already confessed that I was a little pig, you can make this little piggy happy with a home made Swiss Cheese fondue followed by a Swiss Chocolate fondue… -I know, I should be ashamed! Don’t call me crazy because IN SPAIN, we went -twice- to a restaurant where they serve only fondues all year long:
- Starters: Cheese fondue (3 different cheeses, including cheddar!!!)
- Main course: Beef fondue
- Desert: Chocolate fondue (any dark, milk or mix that you want)
When we told them we were from Switzerland, the country of the fondues, they were so anxious, so much pressure for them. It was fun and tasty though, not the best fondues of our lives but we clearly enjoyed it and went back… the year after!
There is a very good chance that Saturday will be a cheese and chocolate day -yeesssss- I’ll try to squeeze some veggies and fruits earlier just to feel good about it. I won’t cook since my bf makes the best cheese fondues ever. He buys the fresh cheese (Gruyère and Vacherin), has it grated at the shop and then at home he cooks it (it’s more of a melting process though…) with white wine, garlic, etc. For desert it’s fruit or little pieces of cake dipped into hot thick chocolate… That’s a perfect day for me! Dinner is sorted and piggy is happy.
Now onto presents… I love presents. I love to give and to receive, but the thought is the most important thing, the value doesn’t matter to us.
Budget is temporarily on hold anyway, we need to finish the house works that have been going on forever so we keep our expenses to the minimum at this moment, but whatever the budget that doesn’t mean you can’t get a nice unforgettable little present to your Valentine. Let’s see what we can do… well, I know he doesn’t read my blog so I can actually show you:
These are “socks” but believe me: no ordinary socks! Have you already listened to a man who had to walk all day in boots, in a hot-humid weather (Japan) wearing bamboo socks ? I did. Gosh he keeps going on and on and on about how cool his feet feel and how much he loves these socks and how he is planning to replace all his current socks with bamboo ones (and also merino by the way) … he sounds just like me and my brushes! He even made me wear them, I did, I tried them on, I was blown away, it’s like SPA for your feet ladies…
They aren’t cheap, I paid 60$ for two pairs, but they are soooo worth it! You can spice your present up with some other things if you want, a watch, a perfume, a thrilling announcement, whatever but don’t underestimate the power of bamboo socks! 😀 😀 😀 When we were in Japan he got himself a few pairs, also from Burberry, so while I was shopping for luxury brushes, he was shopping for luxury socks! I added a few little things to this present but I already know he will be so happy “just” with the socks!!
Anyway, it’s just an idea but if your partner is picky and loves comfort, you may as well introduce him to this if he doesn’t know about them already!
What about meee?
My Valentine was in Fribourg yesterday for work reasons. Remember that name: Fribourg, it’s the source of the best chocolates I know! If you come to Switzerland, I really encourage you to either order them online and have them delivered to you, or go to Fribourg to their factory and taste them all.
I have always loved chocolate, with moderation, I honestly could always control myself easily… until I tasted this:
This changed all the perception I had of chocolate, these aren’t chocolates, these are works of art. They don’t always look like.. but believe me.
I remember the first time I tasted one, sitting in front of the tv, chilling, I had one and I literally froze, I never suspected chocolate could taste like this, so exquisite and so fine. It makes you addicted. One calls for another and you don’t get fed up. My fav is the Safran by the way, my bf prefers the dark ones:
That’s why I spotted them in the fridge last night 😀 it’s not like if you could hide anything from me when it’s in the fridge!
These were bought on the 12th of Feb and will be ok until the 6th of March, no worries, these won’t last the weekend, I’ll be happy if they last the day.
Here are the main ingredients:
And the address:
This is the link of their online boutique, and for info, this box costs approx 30$, it’s 250g, I has 2 or 3 layers of chocolates.
If you have the possibility to get these, do not hesitate! Of course I am very happy with “just” chocolates, but any occasion is good to gift a brush… I secretly hope that there is a little brush waiting for me on Valentine’s day… a woman can hope! A few friends contacted me to recommend them make-up brushes they could buy for their wives or girlfriends to impress them, isn’t that amazing! I know many of us would love that 😀
Will you be getting any beauty item or brush tomorrow ? Do you have plans -that you can share-?
I am wishing you a very special and happy Valentine’s day <3