You see, over the last few years, I never got to celebrate Valentine's Day with anyone special. When I was with Mark, our first Valentine's Day, his best friend was visiting, so we all had dinner together. The following Valentine's day, we had already broken up (like a couple weeks before it!). The year before I met Mark, I was single.
When GB and I split up in the 1st week of January this year... I thought I was going to have to start dating again... and sit through months of first dates again before I found someone that was worth a shot (and who thought I was worth a shot too, of course).
But this month, I started seeing someone from my past again. I will tell you more as time goes by. Right now, it's just very very new... I'm a romantic at heart. It makes me happy to shower someone I care for with affection and attention. Just because we've only just started dating, doesn't mean that we can't celebrate Valentine's Day.
On Saturday afternoon, I left home about 2pm... and headed down to the Fullerton Hotel where I had booked the Heritage room for the weekend. My polka dot romper is from LuxeCiel!!!
When I was checking in, I was delighted to find out that the Fullerton upgraded me to their Suite at no extra cost. I actually wanted to book a suite in the first place, but it was over my budget. (Thank you !!Much appreciated!)It was a lovely suite... so spacious... and even had a nespresso machine ... I love colourful stuff!!! (I don't drink coffee, but I had fun making many cups for my Bf over the weekend). Would make a good Christmas present for him, except that the re-fills are so damn expensive.I loved the bathroom (could do with double sinks though)... it had a big tub and a shower, and a sectioned off toilet (which is vital!! I hate those see through glass panel type bathrooms in a lot of new hotels nowadays.. no privacy!) And the bed.. oh the bed... I love hotel beds. So comfy... best part is, I don't have to make it.
I told my BF to meet me at the Fullerton at 4pm, he thinks I planned dinner there and that we would have a stroll on the quay first. Haaaa..... But surprise baby! I got us a room for the night. Before dinner, we had a drink at the club lounge. I wore my new white toga from LuxeCiel.
My new favourite drink - the Bellini (champagne and peach soda). Meanwhile, our suite is being set up for a private in-room dining. :) It's all part of my plan! So romantic! So after the drink. we head back to the room.. and surprise! We don't have to eat alongside other couples today! We'll get the 4 courses brought up to us. :) The first course - Oyster shooters (I'm a bit iffy about Blue Dyed Salt ! But the Oysters were so delicious!)
Second course- Foie Gras (I guess this one is not a surprise... since I am Holly Jean!)
Main course- Rack of Lamb, which was soooo beautifully done. I am getting hungry again just thinking of it. Dessert- Lychee Tiramisu. I made a mistake with the dessert though.. I was looking through soooo many menus from so many restaurants for this occassion (before I decided on the Fulerton)... I thought dessert was going to be Lychee Creme Brulee. Creme Brulee is my favourite dessert (and his!). And after dinner, we finally take that stroll on the quay. The area is so romantic and beautifully lit at night. After the short stroll, we return to a relaxing bubble bath.
And that, Ladies and Gentlemen, was how I susprised my new Boyfriend this Valentine's day.
And it's nice to find someone who appreciates my efforts, and appreciates the way that I am.