Well, it's no secret that I'm a huge fan of Aubaine. No, they didn't pay me to say that. I've been a regular for years now. It's one of the best places to people watch (designer bags galore along with some of the best dressed ladies to date), their pastries are to die for and the service has always been exceptional. Last week, I received a rather puzzling tweet asking me to pick up my Valentine order from Aubaine. It turned out that they were gifting their favorite UK bloggers with a Valentine's Day surprise. I'll be lying if I didn't say I was incredibly flattered and touched by the thoughtful gesture.
The macarons were THE best bribery tool to keep your kids (Lil L and her friends) in tow. Rule number 1 when it comes to parenting - When in doubt, bribe. One eye on the sweet treats and the other on their dinner. Let's just say that for once, I didn't really have to repeat myself a million times about not finishing their dinner. For me, the best bit was the dark chocolate box which is being rationed out to last the entire week.
The hubby knows that there's no use buying something that I don't really want even if it's expensive. He decided to surprise his cheapskate wife who has been eyeing the Shu Uemura lash curler for the last century but couldn't bear to part 20 quid for the beauty contraption. He's still mystified by the "torture tool" but hey, if the wife's happy, he gets extra brownie points (aka no nagging when there's a trail of clothes on the floor). Ahh....Shu Uemura lash curler, where have you been all my life? It's definitely designed for the Asian eye and fits over my eyelid perfectly. No pinching, no tears (yes, I nearly snipped my eyelids off) and finally, my sparse short lashes now look amazingly long. Well, if you're crazy about Shu Uemura and Karl Lagerfeld, you should check out the result of their collaboration.