Things to do

This year, I'd like to be intentional about actually getting around to the things I've said I'd like to do. Some of these are experiences I've already had and loved, while others are experiences that I'd love to enjoy for the very first time with you. You might want to take a look at the larger list of things I love over on my diary if you'd like some additional inspiration. Let me know if anything stands out and we can get started on planning it all :)

  • A picnic somewhere secluded and beautiful

  • Glamping! (for example)

  • Take a helicopter or boat ride

  • Make dinner together

  • Go on a hike

  • Piano bar or other live music

  • Fly private

  • Attend a risqué party

  • Work up a sweat together (gym, fitness class, biking etc.)

  • Take a cooking class

  • Horeseback riding

  • Book a couples massage

  • Visit a National Park or UNESCO world heritage site

  • Go on a safari

  • Make pasta from scratch

  • Cozy up to a warm fireplace as it snows outside

  • An evening with you and two (or more!) of my friends

  • Piano bar or other live music

  • Skinny dipping with a view

  • Stargazing

  • Visit a vineyard

  • Berry/apple/peach picking

 

Places to go

Each month, whether for a brief weekend or an extended holiday, I try to visit a new or beloved locale. Below you will find a list of places I have dreamed of and places I'd like to spend more time getting to know (in no particular order). This list is woefully incomplete and I encourage you to send me any ideas you have in mind! For a taste of what it might be like to travel with yours truly, take a look at my blog post on the topic.

  • North America: Mérida // Vancouver // Tulum // Napa // New Orleans // Chicago

  • South America: Cusco // Bogotá // Buenos Aires // Patagonia // São Paulo

  • Caribbean: Havana // Costa Rica // Barbados // Anguilla // St. Barths

  • Europe: Amsterdam // Santorini // London // Lisbon // Croatia // Amalfi Coast // Swiss Alps

  • Middle East/North Africa: Marrakech // Alexandria // Istanbul

  • East, West, South Africa: Tanzania // Nairobi // Cape Town // Mozambique

  • Asia: Singapore // Phuket // Bali // Seoul // Bangkok // Tokyo // Maldives

 

Items to have

I love a gorgeous stiletto, emotive piece of art or designer handbag as much as the next person, but often decide to spend any extra funds on a trip instead. If you'd like to support my art habit, add to my lingerie collection or make me smile by sending that thing I've always wanted, but couldn't justify purchasing for myself... then this Wishlist is for you! Giftcards to Amazon, Le Bustiere, Brooklyn Fox and Argosy Bookstore are also always a solid bet, but please be sure to check on which email address I'd like you to send it to first! If you're hoping to take the leap and surprise me with something in person, my measurements are as follows:

  • Top: 30d or 32c / Small

  • Bottom: 2 (US) / 6 (UK) / Small/XS

  • Shoes: 7 (US) / 37 (IT)

  • Ring: 5 or 6

I typically wear neutral and/or jewel toned clothing/lingerie and prefer yellow gold accessories and handbag hardware. If you’ve been screened and bringing your gift in person isn't an option, send me an email and I'll be happy to share my shipping address!

 

Ways to help

For the civically minded admirer, a donation of any amount made to one (or more!) of these organizations in my name, would make me smile! If none of these organizations manages to pique your interest, send me a note and I can suggest a few alternatives.