An embarrassment of bathtub rose petals at The Devigarh Hotel
(one of the most unusual and beautiful hotels in the world) Udaipur, India
Well, are we really going to rely on what that stupid Ground Hog says? I don’t THINK SO!! Let’s ignore that gloomy overgrown rat with Beaver Envy’s prediction of six more weeks of winter and concentrate on what’s really important;
What the people that love us are going to buy us for VALENTINE’S DAY!
Patinated Rose Petal earrings by JAR (Bergdorf Goodman)
First introduced on Valentine’s Day in 1996 and composed from seven of the world’s most expensive varieties of roses, Jo Malone’s Red Roses Cologne became an instant classic. Now Jo has just released Red Roses Fragrance Chronicles ($95) – the PERFECT gift for Valentine’s Day!! You may create your own story and signature scent using the Red Roses cologne and it’s three accompanying accords, Moroccan Mint Leaf, Ice Rose and Honeycomb (the top, heart and base notes of the Red Roses Scent). Love this idea!
Jo Malone Bath Oil ($60)
All Jo Malone products available with free standard shipping and free samples at JoMalone.com, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Sak’s and Barney’s. There you go boys, my work is done here.
..The Quest For The Black Rose is the ultimate coffee table book for lovers of exotic roses. Weighing in at, well, I don’t know because I don’t have a scale but it measures 18″ x 13 1/2″ and it’s pretty damn heavy. With gorgeous matte and glossy photo quality paper it’s an absolute feast for the eyes. I would actually consider removing some of the pages and framing them, they are that beautiful. (just don’t tell Stichtieg-Kunstboek- they live in Belgium, they’ll never know) $125.00 on Amazon
.Roses from my garden
And Now…Martini Time!
LOLA’S, LA “Whats Love Got To Do With It?” Martini
Muddle 5 fresh raspberries with 1/4 of a lime in a Martini shaker. Pour in 1 1/2 oz of a good quality very smooth blanco Tequila (we are using Herredera) Top off with a big splash of Passion Fruit juice (fresh is ALWAYS best) and a very small splash of Chambord. Strain into a very chilled Martini glass and let the games begin.
Full disclosure: I haven’t read this book and to be honest, despite a couple of good reviews I’ve seen, it’s got chic-lit written all over it, but who could resist the cover for the purposes of this post? If anyone has a good report on it please let us know! ( I love to be proven wrong…if it means I get to buy another book )
OK, maybe I just made that up.
Slim Paley Photo
More Valentine’s Day suggestions coming…