Romance is thriving in Mayfair
Ladies, one for you! Before you know it we will be in the middle of February – the 14th to be precise. Time for you to get planning. Let him think all his Christmases have come at once – tell him you are taking him to Mayfair so that you can buy him a pair of Oliver Sweeny’s from Conduit Street.
Having purchased a pair of the finest shoes he will ever own, head down the road to Rigby & Peller. He won’t know who they are until he sees the window but when he does his mind will go into overdrive. Drag him inside and he will feel duty bound to reciprocate by filling your bag with frillies.
Strike while the iron is hot and whisper a few encouragements while you steer him across the road to Vivienne Westwood or next door to Nicol Farhi.
By this stage he will have lost all sense of direction or the power to speak, so stay in control, tell him he is the kindest man on the planet and that he deserves a rest and some fun. As he tries, in vain, to compute what is coming next, you gently guide him into Tokimeite, next door.
Tokimeite is the latest contemporary Japanese restaurant in London. Let him relax in the elegant but informal setting while you enjoy glasses of Bloody Mary and taste their superb Wagyu beef, sashimi or sushi. Take your time; this mustn’t be rushed as there will be so many memories of the day to share.
Think! A new wardrobe from the best that Mayfair has to offer, together with the best food from a Michelin chef and all for the price of a pair of shoes.
By now he will be in a serious state of bemusement and putty in your hands – think of the possibilities. No, no you have got to plan some things yourself.