A few of my
For as long as I can remember, I have always had exquisitely good taste. Maybe this is a product of me growing up on the North Shore of Chicago or maybe it is in my DNA.
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One of the reasons Catherine is referred to as the "fairy godmother" of sex is due to her surprise gift giving. This list contains a few of my most favorite, go-to places for gift giving.
My Favorite Adult Toy Destination
Good Vibrations is my absolute favorite San Francisco sex toy retailer destination. They have been providing a safe and fun environment where you can purchase sex toys for over 30 years. Every person who works at the store undergoes mandatory sex educator training to help assist you find the toy or toys of your dreams. They have an entire range of sex toys (some are exclusively made for them) and their toys range from must ($) to lust ($$$$).
My Favorite Luxe/Couture Sex Toy Retailer
Coco de Mer
Coco de Mer USA is, perhaps, one of my most favorite websites ever. Coco is originally based in the UK and later began offering their gorgeous products in the US. The site caters to those who will not compromise taste and aesthetics when it comes to the boudoir. If a website could be my 'happy place', this is it! This is the perfect place to treat yourself or your special lover(s) to an exclusive, beautiful, and tasteful gift. They sell intricate bras and panties, sex toys, lubricants (made just for them), and assorted boudoir accessories. If you decide to purchase a wonderful bra for your special someone, please remember to purchase the matching pantie too! Prices are higher then other websites, but everyone loves to treat themselves or others once in a while. Their prices range from must ($$) to lust ($$$$), but the majority of their products fall in the lust category. Go ahead and splurge on something luxurious, you deserve it!
Catherine would be delighted to be your luxury sex toy concierge! Please contact her to get her expert opinion before you invest your hard-earned money into a new sex toy.
Contact Catherine here.
$ = $20 and under
$$= $50 - $100
$$$= $100 - $125
$$$$= $125 and over
My Favorite Romantic Restaurant
The Village Pub
The Village Pub has amazing ambiance, and attentive staff, and the most delicious chocolate souffle I have ever tasted.
My Favorite Flowers
There are few things I love more then beautiful bouquets. Those who know me well are very aware of my floral quirks. I detest flower filler, carnations, babys breath, and the like. It is tacky, boring, and hopelessly unsophisticated. I love sending amazing floral creations almost as much as they love receiving them. What is my secret? I only use 2 retailers.
BBrooks Fine Flowers
BBrooks Fine Flowers is absolutely exquisite. My personal favorite is their seasonal low and lush creations. You can chose how much you want to spend by using the drop down feature, but arrangements begin at $60. Keep in mind that you need to allow for the tax and delivery. You can send someone an amazing arrangement for around $85. They only work with 'the best of the best' floral stores around the country. No crappy filler here! Each bouquet is an original and is guaranteed to take their breath away.
My Favorite Anytime Gifts
I love giving gifts! It makes me happy and makes the recipient feel special. One of my favorite online retailers for foodstuffs is Manhattan Fruitier. They have everything from the most delicious tasting organic and exotic fruit baskets to specialty chocolates (yum!), desserts, and kosher gifts. I have used Manhattan Fruitier for everything from birthday gifts to business 'thank you' gifts for those colleagues who have been particularly helpful. Their prices typically begin around $40, and they ship nationwide.
My Favorite Way To Keep Myself Safe
I usually do everything I can to keep myself out of harms way. I am fairly loud, walk with confidence, and try to be aware of my surroundings. I have been carrying a form of pepper spray around with me for years. No one knows, mind you, because it is beautifully designed and kind of looks like a piece of jewelry. I have been known to give these away to my friends and co-workers in an effort to help keep them safe. Pepperface.com is an online retailer where you can purchase this remarkable safety gadget. Prices begin at $40, but you can also have it customized with authentic swarvoski crystals for an additional fee. I own several and recommend it highly to anyone as a gift for yourself and others.