I hope everyone had a lovely Valentine’s Day! Mine was perfect, simple, thoughtful and spent with the one I love the most. Our day started early with a breakfast of eggs and toast for me and toast and a smoothie for Phil. After breakfast he presented me with a box of Reese’s minis (I had 3 of them for breakfast this morning) and a hilarious Valentine’s Day card. The card itself was funny but I died laughing because it was the exact same card that he gave me for Valentine’s Day last year! His response to this – “If I’m anything, I’m consistent.” I gave him one of his gifts before heading off to work and he was excited to unwrap a pair of boat style shoes from Aldo. (Phil’s collection of Sperry’s was recently disposed of due to their ragged look and rancid smell.) Then a quick kiss goodbye and he was off to work! I had a 12:00 meeting across the street from where Phil works and was able to meet up with him for lunch afterwards. A quick lunch date of soup and sandwiches in the food court of the mall is as charming as it gets! Seeing him in the middle of the day is always a treat and breaks up both of our days nicely.
Dinner reservations were set for 7:15 pm and we had just enough time between Phil getting home from work and leaving for dinner to open presents. This is always my favorite part of any holiday. Not only do I enjoy receiving gifts but I LOVE giving them – especially to Phil. I went first (because I have no self control) and was thrilled to see Grace Coddington’s memoir. Grace is the Creative Director at Vogue and at the age of 71 has more than enough juicy stories to share. I plan on cracking the cover this weekend and cant wait to get started. Phil also got me my favorite style of skinny jeans in their new spring color from Gap; does he know me well or what? Then it was his turn. His bag of goodies was topped with Reese’s hearts, his favorite gum and chocolate covered sunflower seeds! Inside he found a Ben Sherman button-up, two Ben Sherman sweaters, his favorite workout shorts and The Tao of Wu by the RZA. Phil is a HUGE Wu-Tang fan so when I saw this book I knew he had to have it! After lots of thank yous and kisses we were off to dinner but not before giving Vivienne her Valentine’s Day bone (she is never forgotten)!
Dinner was at Skipjack’s one of our favorite Boston restaurants. We began with 10 delicious oysters and two glasses of champagne. Then came our anticipated main course, we both ordered the 1 ½ lb Maine lobster and couldn’t wait to dive in. It was divine. Somehow we finished our night st Skipjack's with desserts, him with the apple crisp and me with the peanut butter and caramel cupcake. We rolled ourselves out of the restaurant and headed over to the Copley Fairmont where we found a cozy couch in front of a fireplace and relaxed with round two of Prosecco before heading home.
My Valentine’s Day was wonderful and I felt so blessed to be able to share it with Phil. Romantic dinner for two, girl’s night? How did you spend your Day? I want to hear your stories.