23 Days And Counting…

It’s time to think about what I’d like for my Birthday next month. Fantasizing that my budget is unlimited is the best part. Don’t we all love to do this? If Mr. Pink Martini ever read my blog he would find many ideas to surprise me with and since gift buying is not a particularly strong suit of his I have made it very easy for him.


* = Easily Obtainable. No brainer.

** = The ‘wow’ factor would certainly be bumped up a notch although he would have to know if this had been a long term love or just a fleeting fancy of desire. Fishing convo needed before committing to being a savvy shopper.

= Total Fantasy.

Travel ~

***Transatlantic Crossing with James Taylor performing on the Queen Mary 2. June 19.

You can cross this one off the list because we’ll be recovering from son2’s graduation and sending college boy back for his summer research project but please keep it in mind for the future.

**The American Orient Express in the fall.

Seriously consider this.
Though we wouldn’t have done it any other way, we have spent the past 7 wedding anniversaries sitting in the stands on our Titan Tush Cushes in support of the high school band and have not taken a trip together to commemorate our special day since Napa in 1993. Leaving the kids at home with grandma for quick trips

here for hotel sex do not count.

London – renting a tony flat for a few weeks.
**Paris – Cooking school for me and a BFF.
***Spain with Anthony Bourdain (Educational purposes only. I’d have to insist our time together noshing on tapas at midnight be smoke-free.)



This set will do just fine.
Yes, I know you gave me pearls for our wedding but after 25 years a girl could use another set and since pearls are my birthstone…

Diamonds ~

I gave this little number 4 *’s due to its cost alone.

It deserved to be in a class by itself.

Accessories ~

**Louis Vuitton Keepall 55 to accompany me on our new adventures. To completely sweep me off my feet, this could be the receptacle to hold a ticket to one of the above destinations.
I think I would have to be revived if it was part of a combo package. Do not attempt this level of romance without first checking with our doctor.

*Michael Kors Watch

Can’t be late for tea!
I have down graded from a Cartier Tank that I have coveted since college.
(See ** key above if you have difficulty understanding the small print of me changing my mind without informing you. Yes, you should be a mind reader.)

*Any bags or bracelets previously desired and posted about.

*Anything electrical.

Trick question but you knew that from past birthdays and a past Mother’s Day, didn’t you? Just checking to see if I needed to roll up the marriage certificate again and slap it against my leg.

“Diamonds Are A Girl’s BF” – Marilyn Monroe
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  1. Maybe you should email him a link to your blog! Great ideas here!

  2. Hopping on over from Ping,Green and Southern… love your blog, adorable… I think I would take JT on the Queen Anne… well, honestly I would prefer the QE2 — much more classic, much smaller… but if I had JT crooning to me on a cruise ship, beneath the moonlight out on the open ocean, not so sure I would want my husband with me 😉

  3. Wow, you are funny, and I must say you have great taste! Yes, make him read this post. I hope you get something you really want for your birthday–you deserve it!

  4. Fantastic Post!! I guess you should print this entry and leave it beside his plate at dinner!! 🙂 xoxo

  5. Great birthday ideas.!!!

    I have been on the transatlantic crossing of the Queen Mary 2 in 2005. Quite the ship quite the trip.
    I am unable to fly so going to Europe and coming back the only way was via ship. it was a trip I will remember for a long time. Hopefully you’ll be able to take this trip at some point.

  6. Soooo cute!

    Such great ideas. I too covet a Cartier tank but perhaps I should lower my expectations if I ever want another watch!

  7. OMG! Hilarious! I loved this post. My day is just not complete until I read your latest, greatest, insightful stories. Are you sure you can’t move a little farther north? I can provide a fabulous Napa tour any time you like. So grab Heather & Sally, swing by and pick me up and let’s go! I know some great wineries & spas. Let’s go! Andrea

  8. You’re just too funny! My vote is for the Mikimotos! Although any of the European adventures sound fantastic too!

  9. Fabulous choices. Hopefully the hubs pays attention! That Tiffany’s cuff is divine!

  10. I just go shopping and buy my own gifts all year long…I too have a gift-less spouse. Our arrangement seems to work fine. Thanks for your comment, I’m with you on maybe keeping the boxes, too funny!

  11. Pearls in the pink Kate Spade bag you love….

  12. Too funny! Love your blog!

  13. Frau – Do I really want him on my blog? He thinks I spend too much time on it anyway. I don’t want him knowing that for sure. 🙂

    ET Mom – I would have loved to have made ‘the crossing’ on the QE2. A friend of mine did before she (the ship) was retired. I missed the boat. Literally. 🙂

    Ronda – We all deserve that bracelet, honey. 🙂

    P 101 – I love being subtle. 🙂

    Suburban – You lucky, lucky girl! 🙂

    Cashmere – Some things I worship from afar then I need to know what time it is. 🙂

    Andrea – Wouldn’t that be some trip? ‘Plan it and they will come.’ 🙂

    Starfish & Kristin – As Meg Ryan would say.. “Yes! Yes! Yes!” 🙂

    A Gift Wrapped Life – I know you could do wonders with that little blue box. 🙂

    Alicia – Hey, girl, you have been doing your reading assignments. 🙂

    Fritter Chicks – Thank you & welcome. 🙂

  14. Mikimotos are the only way to go! I got earrings and a bracelet for my 18th brithday then I got the matching necklace for graduation. They are something I know I will have my entire life! Also, I am dying to go on my first cruise and Cinard is the only way I want to go! They do fabulous three and four day weekend trips that I would love to try. Are you up for a blog cruise?!