|Valentine's Day gift: Russian Gzhel porcelain figurine|
|Gzhel porcelain figurine and framed Genevieve Gauckler coaster|
This was Valentine's breakfast in bed:
I got this idea for "fried eggs" made from white chocolate, pretzels and M&Ms on Pinterest. I have way more DIY projects on there than I'll ever be able to do so I thought I'd start by making these for Valentine's Day because Mr Zissou is crazy about breakfast and particularly eggs, because deep down he believes they give him special powers.
If you're interested in making these my top tip is not to be tempted to melt chocolate in the microwave (I would never try cut corners like that!) as it just heats unevenly and burns; rather double-boil it. Once the chocolate is melted put dollops of it onto baking paper and squash in the M&Ms and pretzels. If you go to the M&M shop you can buy just yellow ones. Pretzels are strangely unpopular in the UK so I couldn't find the straight sticks and had to make do with curly sausages. I also tried Milkybar Giant Buttons for the eggs but they weren't big enough.
We cooked a little dinner at home and I wore this dress I got in the Fever London sale.
Alice band: Sunshine and Carousels
Since I love theme dressing I teamed this very red dress with a few heart-accessories and matching lipstick.
I suppose that because we made quite an effort for Valentine's Day last year we were reluctant to do anything very commerical this year. Even though my view of Valentine's Day varies between cynical and soppy each year, the thing that remains is my love for dressing up a bit. You may notice that in last year's post I was only showing a glimpse of my outfit. It was before I made the scary decision to appear in photos on this blog, so I hope you enjoy the outfit posts that have come since then.
Happy Valentine's Day everyone. Do svidaniya!