S'agapo- the name of my blog means "I Love You" in Greek. Apart from some silly rude words, it is the only Greek that A has taught me that I remember. Considering that, it should come as no surpise to you that I do enjoy Valentines Day. Yes, I agree that you should not only do romantic things or say how you feel on this particular day, but I also don't think that an excuse to go out on a date or spend alone time has ever hurt a couple either?
For Valentines Day this year and every year after, A and I have decided that one of us will be the present buyer and the other will be the romantic planner. I think both parties in a relationship should get spoilt, boys love the flowers, presents and mushy stuff too, even if they won't admit it!
As you know, A and I don't live together so V day started off with a morning text message, a facebook post and a two minute hug at the CBD train station we both work near.
My card to A, inside it read "right next to yours" - i'm a cornball!
At lunch time, I then made a delivery to A's work (he only works a block away from me). His package included 2 Ghermez cupcakes and a box of red roses. After I told the receptionist I had a delivery for him, she tried to call him straight away until I stopped her and asked her to wait for me to leave (Duh!). She then asked who she should say the package was from, I told her not to worry, he would know :)
I also bought A his very first fishing rod, so he could join the boys in their latest obsession.
A's desk today
For his part, A had told me to pack my toothbrush and a change of clothes for work the next day. When I asked if I should pack clothes to go out in, he replied, "if you want to". Hmmmm… sneaky sneaky.
I met A at 5.30pm near my work and he handed me this single red rose, which had "I Love You" written on one petal.
My rose & I in my Target work dress.
He wouldn't tell me where we were walking to or why I couldn't stop for a $1 cheeseburger (I was very hungry!!), but he did hint that he might just be making me walk around in circles and he was. When we finally stopped walking, I realised that we were at the Sofitel, which is only a few blocks from my work. I always admire the grand chandeliers in the foyer of this hotel, so I was super excited when we walked in, didn't check in and went straight to our room.
Foyer at the Sofitel
As I walked in the room, I saw this trail of chocolates and A said "follow the trail"
I followed the trail to find the bed like this, with a bag of goodies.
After I excitedly looked through all my goodies A told me I had 30minutes until dinner and it was up to me if I wanted to change, but maybe I shouldn't get too dressed up.
NNEEEDDD MY HAIR DONE...badly!
I wore this Kookai top and skirt.
(on a side note, I really need to get my camera fixed, my iPhone takes horrible photos)
We went down to level 5 and wullahhh we were there – the Garden Court restaurant at the Sofitel. A had booked us in for the Valentines menu, complete with another massive long stemmed red rose. This was perfect to me, because I'd rather be eating, chatting or snuggling with A then running around the city or catching a cab to go to dinner.
The pictures tell the rest of the story….
The menu was a scroll like this, that was opened to reveal what we would be eating
A waiter came out to hand me this rose
(note to self- seriously need to see gym more often)
My favourite of the night
Cocktail? don't mind if I do.
The plush bed, lots of cuddle time, amazing food and late wake up for work made this a PERFECT Valentines day for me xxx