Friday night, as I mentioned earlier, is always DATE NIGHT for my husband and me. It’s not usually a dress-up affair because, though we live in the la la land of cultural opportunities, we prefer casual outings over sophisticated soirees. And besides, I already attend quite a few dress-up events, as part of the “research” (yeah, that’s the ticket) I’m doing for my book.
So hmmm…where is this story going? It seems headed from Orange County to Beverly Hills, in a circuitous route through Santa Barbara. Oh, I know…I wanted to tell you what my Prince Charming husband bought for me during last night’s date. Ladies, you’ll understand, because, well, we women totally get that it’s all about the shoes!
The first birthday gift I ever got from my husband was a swag bag filled with practical and romantic presents, including a pair of Ugg slippers. This was a couple of years before they became a fashion “It” item, so my friend laughed — snorted, actually. “What are these?” she asked, holding them up for inspection. “These are for Arctic dwellers, not residents of sunny So Cal!” For me, however, they might just as well have been Cinderella’s slippers. I hate being cold (am terrified, actually, but again, I digress), and I adored him for giving me a gift meant to keep me snuggly and warm. I wore them constantly until very recently, when at last and alas, the last shred of shearling insides disappeared and the last bit of tread on the soles wore smooth. Sadly, and with much fanfare, I threw them out.
Flash forward to yesterday’s DATE NIGHT, during which my Prince Charming took me out to dinner, then steered the
carriage Camry to Nordstrom’s, where he bought me a brand new pair of Ugg slippers, pictured right. I’m wearing them this morning and feeling like Cinderella all over again. No need for glass stilletto slippers; just a warm pair of Uggs will do it for me. And that he understands this about me is yet another reason that I’m in love with my Prince Charming, happily and ever after.