Monday, April 6, 2009
I recently got back from leading a week long creative conference in Germany. I returned home ecstatic to see my girlfriend but a little jet-lagged and overworked (with additional travel planned for the following week).
I walked into my place to find her waiting with champagne, a spotless apartment, a completely stocked fridge with all my favourite goodies, my drycleaning picked up and hung, and my favourite necklace straight from Tiffany's, where it had been cleaned and polished. All the little things that become a strain when you find yourself hopping from one plane to the next had miraculously been taken care of for me before I could even begin planning how to start the first on the list. I was blown away...even I could not have planned such a thoughtful and flawlessly executed surprise...
And then, just as I regained my composure...I found a gorgeous Hello Kitty (one of my fave icons of all time) painting in my bedroom that my girlfriend had a NYC pop artist create specifically for me!
In less than five minutes all the stress of work, travelling and my upcoming schedule melted away because I felt so completely taken care of.
You know that super seductive Victoria's Secret Christmas commercial with the tagline "Give me everything I want and nothing I need..." It's brilliant because: obviously it's sexier to recieve the decadent things you crave than necessecities... But I've recently found that the SEXIEST gift is a creatively planned combination of BOTH...