Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Bringing Sexy Back

Saturday my boyfriend and I planned a special date night because we hadn't seen each other in a week. It sucks when we're both that busy, but we always find a way to make it up to each other. So how do we bring the sexy back?

I wear high heels...

...and he takes me out to a nice sushi dinner. We went to Blue Ribbon in SoHo--it's one of my favorites! In addition to the usual suspects (california roll, tuna/salmon/egg/eel sushi pieces), we tried the Blue Ribbon roll.

It was pretty to look at (caviar, anyone?), but I didn't love it. Lobster doesn't have much flavor, and the shiso had an um, interesting taste. I don't know, maybe a sushi expert would have given it rave reviews, but it wasn't my cup of green tea!

My boyfriend and I went here on one of our first dates, so it was fun to recall that memory when we were still getting to know each other. (Actually, it's a bit of a blur--I drank waaaay too much in the beginning of our relationship!) He made a comment the other day about how I rarely wear heels anymore and I freaked. Nooo! I don't want to be THAT girl! So I put on high heels and gave myself a D.I.Y. mani. And I had planned to wear something a little sexier, but I didn't like anything in my closet, so I borrowed Liza's DVF jumper. It did the job.

**Ohh, I've got giveaway winner announcements! BerryFine won the Bumble and Bumble hair products and Mary Allen won Carmindy's Crazy Busy Beautiful book! Shoot me an email ladies with your mailing info! And I *pinky promise* I selected the winners at random. I gave everyone a number and had the bf pick 'em :) (Does anyone have any suggestions on a better way to do it??) An.Y.way...

So yeah, it doesn't take much for my bf and I to bring the sexy back into our relationship when things get a little crazy. High heels, sushi, vino and we're good! What about you: What special things do you (or have you done in the past) with your partner to keep the flame a burnin'? And how important do you think it is to fix up and make the effort to look good for each other?


  1. A Giveaway Win! WHOOOO!

    Also, I know a lot of runners who do giveaways use a random number generator. Try www.random.org!

  2. oh, and i think that it's important to have a special date night where you do your best to "woo" the other person, right down to your hair/makeup/outift! i love laying on the couch and watching a movie, but bring a little spice never hurts :)

  3. I think its very important to make the effort to look good for your mate on a fairly regular basis. I'm not saying skinny jeans and come f*** me pumps everyday, but you shouldn't have to dust them off to wear them. but what do i know, my last "mate" was long (read military) distance...bleh

  4. I tried to bring sexy back, but I lost the receipt and they wouldn't take it. I'm 'onna put it on craigslist.

    Winner-picking idea: nepotism! Pick the people you like most or who will do things for you in return! It's all the craze with political and corporate leaders!

  5. You look FABULOUS!!!

  6. Awww, thaaanks guys! :)

    Berryfine, thanks for the tip on the number generator and CONGRATS!

    Totallly agree, MA. No one loves chilling on the couch with a Mad Men DVD more than I do, but getting dolled up is important!

    Lol, Nadette, I totally need a pair of F*** me pumps! Do you have some? What do they LOOK like? Are they six-inchers?

    Scott, you are cracking me UP right now! I'm pretty sure there will be plenty of takers for your sexiness on Craigslist.

  7. ellen, i've got a couple pairs, but my absolute favs are royal blue, sueded, not quite gladiator-esque platforms sandals. I shoegasmed when I saw them and promptly bought them and i love them, even if after about an hour they DON'T love me.