WISHES & WHIMS
Gifts are always a joy but never expected. That being said, I do like presents – I am a woman after all! I labsolutely love to give gifts, and yes…I like to get them too. But it’s difficult to buy for someone you don’t know very well. This page is here to assist gents who choose to bring me a gift. There is no particular order here…just random musings on things I like. REMEMBER - a gift is not expected. I put this page up becasue I am often asked about the things I like.
I LOVE Amazon! I am an Amazon.com frequent shopper. This is all-around gift card that always makes me smile!
I LOVE adventure! There are sooooo many things I would like to try! I am up for anything that involves an adreneline rush or mental stimulation. These sites sell various adventures! Did you know “Adventure” is my middle name? You get the idea! LOL http://www.xperiencedays.com/ , http://www.cloud9living.com , http://www.excitations.com/giftfinder
I LOVE things for my home and garden! Gift cards to Bed, Bath, and Beyond, Campania International, Frontgate, Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, World Market, Crate and Barrel are some of my favorites! And last but not least and not the on the usual escort wish list..For all my home improvement needs I truly, truly LOVE and value gift cards from The Home Depot and Lowes!
I LOVE splurging on toys and fun stuff for my dog! Pet Supermarket, Petco
I love to eat right so Whole Foods, Epicure and Fresh Market are a no brainer to make me smile on the inside and the outside!
I love, love, love books. Coffee table photography books from Rizzolis, or Taschen, erotic art and literature, biographies, histories, quirky books of facts, travel books, poetry books, books, cookbooks… oh books. I just love books.
I am forever running out of Nespresso pods for my favorite kitchen machine and I never tire of tea! I enjoy blends from Teavana (especially mango infused or chai blends) I also love French Earl Grey, gunpowder greens, lapsang souchong and green matcha…anything along those lines – show the love and support my caffeine habit! LOL
Tropical flowers or gerbera daisies, cala lilies, pink roses – bright is best, and orchids are gorgeous too – either potted or cut, I’m not fussy that way. I love beautiful flowers. I am also a lover of Ikebana!
Beautiful lingerie sets from La Perla , Agent Provocateur and KiKi De Montparnasse are favorites. Bra 32DDD or 32E or 32F depending on style, bottoms small or size 2. I like Wolford for their stockings and Cosabella for their cami sets….Victoria Secrets is always fun too!
I love shoes and really love to model them for you! My shoe size is 8 in the US or 38 European. I have beautiful feet so a beautiful shoe just makes them even sexier! Some of my favorite designers are Giuseppe Zanotti, Jimmy Choo, YSL, Manolo Blahnik,Christian Louboutin, Gucci, Fendi and Brain Atwood. I can always find shoes at Neimen Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue or Nordstroms.….bring it on! Shoes are ALWAYS a joy!
I travel a lot so I enjoy gift certificates from Brookstone, Apple, and Best Buy for my gadget needs. iTunes gift cards are always an excellent choice!
A few of my favorite clothes stores are Intermix, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom. My dress size is a 4, pant 27
What woman doesn't love jewelry? I love all kinds and any color of gold and diamonds! David Yurman jewelry is always a hit but I enjoy other designers too.
I am a fitness fanatic so I LOVE Lululemon Athletica and Sports Authority
Candles are a delight and high quality candles set the mood every time! Some of my favorite brands are Nest -Amber is my favorite, Jo Malone, Creed -Riviera is my favorite and Dyptique any... and Comme De Garcon Avignon. For added olfactory pleasure I am a huge fan of diffusing high quality essential oils. And since we are on lovely smells... my favorite perfumes are made by Creed. Surprise me!
For the bath I am a huge fan of Lush products. I was at their very first store in London and packed an entire suitcase with their goods since you could not get them in the US at the time!
Yes! I have a sweet tooth! I LOVE chocolate from Vosges Haut-Chocolat, Godiva or any really good milk chocolate bar is fun to satisfy my oral fixation.
Oh spa day! I love to be pampered. Some of my favorite places at home are Canyon Ranch, Madarin Oriental, The Standard and Aqualina Spa. But I LOVE to try new spas and I travel a lot so if you get me a nice spa certificate in your city…chances are I will be back. ;-)
Having said all of that, some of the sweetest gifts I’ve received have cost the giver little to nothing but time and effort. Examples are music on a drive and dvd’s, veggies or flowers from someone’s garden, a card they made themselves, a poem, a painting, a drawing or a song! The nicest things in life are really priceless..... and Good company is one of the best gifts of all!!!