My valentine’s day was probably the best Valentine ever! I started the day off with a breakfast/lunch date with Marie, we ate at this little Asian shop right by Rockefeller and afterwards we had coffee at Starbucks. Besides waking up next to my gorgeous man, this is the best way of starting the day, with a friend.
On my way home I was asked to check the mail, because my hubs forgot it, which happens sometimes. When I open the mailbox I found this:A scratchcard and a little heart chocolate with “love you” on it. This was not my last surprise, when I opened the door I instantly saw this:
A bouquet of flowers in the entrance of the living room, he told me that he wasn’t satisfied with the bouquet in the store so he made the floweriest add some more flowers, a chocolate and a card (where he tried to spell “I Love you” in Vietnamese). How sweet is that. On top op this he said he had booked a table at a restaurant, which would remain a secret until arrival.
When the evening came we drove towards Drammen (a city aprox. 1 hr drive west of Oslo), I was a little mortified, I do not have the fondest memories from Drammen, but he did a good job. He took me to this top/hill called “Spiralen” (which also means Spiral), it’s like a spiral that you drive round and round about 6 and a half times upwards until you get to this breath taking view of the city. I don’t know if he knew this, but I love views like that during the night. I love the lights and the fact that I think of it as glitter that just sparkles. So beautiful. I was so shocked and amazed.
When I was done being amazed, he told me he had reserved a table at Pavarotti in the city centre, when we came in there it looked like a pub but once we got to the restaurant on the 2nd floor it was a whole different story. We go us a romantic table with a rose and candlelight on and around us were only couples. It felt good to just be in a room with so much love. Not being afraid to be a bit cliche.
We both ordered the Smoking gun burger, which was a 8,8 oz beef burger with BBQ marinaded pulled pork, lettuce and coleslaw and fries on the side. I was so full I didn’t want dessert. haha. but if you’re ever there, I really recommend this burger.
Hand’s down -the best burger I’ve tasted!
Eventually he told me that the first restaurant he booked was full, and that he didn’t really have a plan B, that he just booked a table at a restaurant as the day went by (how he pulled that off on v-day is a mystery). I don’t think he realized that Pavarotti was perfect. P-E-R-F-E-C-T! I’m not saying that because he’s my fiance and the fact that everything was perfect. I say it because they had the rustique interior that I love, the brick wall, the old leather coaches,, the metal chairs and lamps, the brown wood beams under the ceiling, the rustique tabletops (reminded me of our dining table at home) and the very best part was the GORGEOUS pictures of the shoes on the wall -I mean how perfect can it be? I want those pictures!
All in all, it was the best Valentines Day ever, ever. You did me proud, Mister! How can I be so lucky to have such an amazing man and companion in my life.
I LOVE YOU, TOMAS ❤