February, You’re looking up!
Have you ever noticed..
That Valentines Day in New York is like Valentines day on steroids?
i’ve never spent valentines day anywhere else (come to think of it) but friends of mine have mentioned to me that the red, the hearts, the balloons, the overwhelming sense of love in the air is always at an all time high here - on this day.
I didn’t do much on V day ( I worked ) but I did receive a beautiful gift from my boyfriend - who also had to work that day so we didn’t make much of the evening but I’m actually kind of alright with not going out on the actual Valentines day.
- Roses (primarily) are ridiculously over-priced this month.
- All restaurants in town are usually overbooked, not to mention, I thought, it’d be exasperating to go out on a day where many feel obligated to take part in.
& i quite enjoy my time with Jay alone.
Aside form my bantering on all this, - it was nice.
My gift started with a series of emails.. Because as you all know, nothing is more erotic than a good ol’ conversation. So, a series of emails that tried to uncover what it was that I was receiving. I like a man who puts some thought into what he’s doing.
He gave me what seemed to be a history lesson, on someone who although I was familiar with, I also knew very little about -Audrey Hepburn. Now, What did she have to do with our Valentines Day?
Throughout the day he sent me little notes with words like
apples, peach, & melon..
Jasmine, rose, ambergris..
Later it all made sense to me..
When we actually met up, he said “The story behind a fragrance always makes it more special..” & with that, he kissed my forehead and handed me my gift.
The kid did good.
Note: I really tried to make this post as un-cheesy as i could but you’re just gonna have to let it be for a sec, alright?
So this past Thursday we packed our bags & said goodbye to NewYork for a great couple of days. A place we’ve never been to & a place that was going to be -I had my fingers crossed- conveniently warmer. Obviously where snow was no where in sight. We decided Charleston, South Carolina.
The weather was perfect! Mid 50’s. Which was a gift, considering NewYork has been playing “tug of war” with the weather in single digits to low 20’s (I haven’t been doing too well with that bit .)
We stayed at the Courtyard Marriott ( those pictures are on Jay’s phone, I’ll have to hunt them down soon)
However, from the airport to our hotel we were spoiled with southern hospitality. & I must say, it’s something to get used to, coming from New York.
I love the people there, not sure that they feel the same, I’m a bit on the awkward side with the eye contact & greeting strangers on the street. It just doesn’t happen for us in the city.
Perhaps a smirk here or there, but “good afternoon ma’am” ? No. I wish I could understand it but… It’s just the way it is. Totally okay though :).
Charleston was also a lot quieter on the street. The constant honking & sirens, were non-existent. & the sunsets! oh the sunsets. Okay I’ll stop bragging, but really even though I’ve never been, it struck familiar to me. Like a cleaner New Orleans, in the historic sense. During the day We walked & experienced the food. Charleston style shrimp & grits, & at night… Well, we had more food. No surprise there- we love southern food. We went to a tapas bar called “Barsa” on King street. Entertainment was complimentary, a Jazz band. With singers, saxophones, piano & base. The whole nine- They were great. We’ll definitely be back.
Charleston, You were amazing.. see you again sometime.
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Tiny Goals That Will be Difficult For Me to Keep…
I will try to use my stove, my new stove, more often. Ok.. that’s a lie- I can’t use my stove more often than I already do.. i just can’t that’s impossible.
Lets try this again..
Ok (What are the tiny things ?)
Oh, got it.
I will diligently try to keep up with the girl stuff (i’ll stop chipping the nail polish off my manicure)/ get more manicures. they can really get bad at times..
I will work really hard on not disappearing from my loved ones, I usually lay dormant in my own space & keep people away (not sure if its just the writer in me that always feels the need to be alone but it happens)
I will learn to swim, I learned a bit over the summer. albeit not sure if being pressured to jump off a cliff with the guarantee that the water will some how push me back up, was learning per say, but they were right.. I made it, ha. Thanks Pete & Den, Malta was awesome!
I will get my Yoga training from YTTP, this above all HAS to happen for me this year. It just Has to..
I will work on not spending so much money on wine. I just drink too much of that stuff -its great! but I must talk to Joe about giving me a wine allowance. i mean, how else will i recommend the awesome ones to our customers?
I will try really hard to go to bed before midnight and wake up on the first ring of my alarm, instead of .. well you guys don’t need to know everything
that last one is probably gonna be the hardest to keep.
its only February and I’m all ready for the spring to get here.