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From the blogger formerly known as Samdebretagne

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

My Parisian Valentine

Yesterday was hands down the best Valentine's Day I've ever had (though maybe that's not saying much since Fab always forgot??). I had to work a little bit in the morning, but once noon rolled around, C came home with flowers and then we I headed out for a tasty lunch here. Living where we are now, it's often easy to forget we are in Paris, so I sometimes feel a bit nostalgic for my shoebox (or more so, the prime location of said shoebox in the 5th). So C thoughtfully planned out an oh-so-Parisian agenda for us.

After lunch, we walked down to Printemps and had a post-meal coffee while taking in the views of Paris, including my beloved Eiffel Tower:And then it was off to the Pont Neuf to take a ride on a bateau mouche. The sun came out, so we decided to walk along the Seine down to l'Hôtel de Ville to check out the ice skating rink.And then it was back home for champagne and a nice dinner, with C's famous sablé cookies for dessert:
The best part of the day though came afterward - the gift exchanging. C had already seen part of mine - the message d'amour*. I'd showed him a hard copy of it in the morning and he was literally speechless when he saw it. At first I thought he didn't like it because he's a fairly private person (which is why I didn't use any names), but then he said "Wait, how am I going to top this??". We'd been stopping all day long to look at different panneaux, and I was getting disappointed because mine hadn't come up yet.... My last hope was the one just across the street from our métro and by some stroke of luck, it ended up coming up just as we were exiting the station. Whew! I also got him a few books, including Dessine-moi un Parisien.

And then it was my turn - and I got one of the best gifts I've ever received. I love that C is so thoughtful with his gift-giving. What he got me is something that combines so many of the things I love. I don't mean to leave you guys hanging, but I don't think I'm going to say what it is yet - but I'll definitely write about it when the time comes. :)

*Sorry guys, for whatever reason, I'm feeling really shy about posting my message. A select few of you did guess it though!!



Blogger Bostanna said...

Stop already! You're making me want to move back to France! : )
I'm so happy for you Sam....I've followed your blogs since when I did live in France and while then your posts were mostly about all the sorts of horrible (though very funny to read) things now instead they are all so magical and romantic! No doubt due to C....Mr. C is a keeper!!

February 15, 2011 at 11:26 AM  
Blogger Delana said...

Hey, that's just not fair. Some of us have to live vicariously through others. Don't leave us hanging!

February 15, 2011 at 2:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does it sparkle?

February 26, 2011 at 11:04 AM  

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