Will you be my Valentine


.. I opened my eyes and he was beside me. The view was delicious. He shuddered, still dreaming, not knowing it was already morning. Kissing him awake, I imagined how he would react when I would tell him what I have in mind..


.. L-am simtit langa mine. Zambind, mi-am deschis ochii cand a tresarit. Dorme adanc, dulce in vulnerabilitate lui. L-am pupat si smotocit pana s-a trezit. Asa uita sa se supere cand il trezesc prea devreme. Dar nu mai astept, vreau sa-i spun ce am in gand..


Several days ago, we agreed on planning this holiday together. The risk of us wanting to surprise each other simultaneously was rather too high to ignore.  So we talked it over a cup of coffee in our favorite café. We soon realized we were indeed both secretly planning a trip abroad – good thing we reached the subject before buying 4 tickets for the same place!
The bad part was that our schedules were packed the following days, so we had to put it off. Ohh - Once again, Paris has to wait..

Cu cateva zile in urma ne-am inteles ca vom planifica sarbatoarea asta impreuna. Riscul de a vrea sa ne surprindem simultan era putin prea mare sa-l putem ignora. Asa am deschis subiectul cand eram la o cafea la Klausen. Evident, amandoi planuiam in secret acelasi lucru - atat de previzibil. Noroc ca am deschis discutia inainte sa cumparam 4 bilete pentru aceeasi destinatie. Cu toate cele, programul nostru era prea incarcat urmatoarele zile, asa ca am fost nevoiti sa amanam. Off - Paris'ul iarasi trebuie sa astepte..



He is wide awake now. Our eyes flicker with enthusiasm. Loving my idea, he reaches the phone to start the arrangements, meanwhile, I text Andrei Dragon, the photographer - he is going to make our memories last forever. 

Abia acum s-a trezit complet, dar ochii ii sunt deja plini de entuziasm. Ideea mea il incanta si pe el. Nu ezita o secunda si incepe sa faca aranjamentele necesare, intre timp eu ii dau sms la Dragon, fotografului - el ne va imortaliza amintirile.


The plan is to spend a day in our own town, as if we were tourists.           

One day to fight off the routine – to change perspective.



We fell in love with our hotel room the minute we saw the white, glorious, super-sized bed. We busted out laughing when we realized we are the worst kind of tourists – the lazy, stay-in-all-day type.

But it was perfect.

Care-i planul de fapt: sa ne petrecem o zi in propriul oras, dar sa o facem ca si cum am fi turisti.

O zi iesita din tipar, sa combatem rutina - sa schimbam perspectiva.


Ideea ne-a placut si mai mult cand am vazut patul absolut imens al hotelului in care ne-am cazat. Ne-a pufnit rasul imediat ce ne-am dat seama, ca suntem cel mai groaznic fel de turisti - genul care nu iese niciodata din camera.

Dar era perfect.



The photographer, a.k.a the Dragon, came to take some pictures that night at the restaurant while we were dining. I filled him in with our plans this morning, so we could do a shoot we'd talked about a while ago. I suggested he would come back the following morning so he would take a few more shots; I started this post with them.

Andrei, Dragonul, a venit seara sa ne faca niste poze la cina. Ne intelesesem mai demult sa facem un shooting in sensul asta, asa ca l-am anuntat in mesajul de mai devreme de planurile noastre. I-am sugerat sa treaca si maine dimineata pe la noi. Postarea am inceput-o exact cu ce a rezultat de aici.


A Party Without Cake Is Just a Meeting
— Julia Child



Andrei Dragon Photography for the pictures and for eating my macaroons;
SOHO Boutique & Accessories for the dress.
Andrei Ille for constantly bringing me flowers.