Gifts, treats, & favorites
Like a kid on Christmas, I love getting presents! The surprise of an unexpected gift gives me utter glee, particularly when the giver has taken the time to consider my tastes and wish requests. Be my magic genie!
Presents in Person
As mentioned elsewhere, my greed knows no bound for uni. Japanese cuisine, sushi in particular, is my favorite culinary treat. I'm equally happy to take you to one of my tried and true omakase options or explore new ones together. I'm also a bit of an oyster connoisseur, and would be very merry indeed slurping back half-shells together (west coast is best coast!).
My absolute favorite beverage is maple water. A very close second is room temperature Fiji water. Which is not to say I don't occasionally indulge in alcohol. When I do drink, favorites include a nice bottle of sake, chewy white wines, and Nikka Coffey grain Japanese whisky with a single cube.
If you have extra wrapping paper you'd like to put to good use, my shopping list at Net-A-Porter has goodies that want to come home with me. If you'd like to really make me squeal, I adore both new and vintage watches, particularly Patek Philippe's Calatrava and Cartier's Pasha, and handbags by Hermès, Chanel, Prada and Céline.
To bring a smile to my lips even from afar, I love getting gift cards! I can always use a generous shopping budget at Net-A-Porter, a therapeutic massage, or a trip with a girlfriend to my favorite day spa.
Want to send me flowers? I actually prefer potted plants, they add life and energy to my home, and last much longer (the better to remember you, my dear!).
A sybarite I may be, but I am also a humanitarian. These organizations do good work, and I am proud to contribute to their causes and encourage everyone to do the same:
NYC health center providing sensitive, quality healthcare and related services targeted to New York's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities
Independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest
1000 Girls Initiative
Female education in Guatemala focusing on breaking the cycle of poverty and forming a new generation of educated women