Thank you for all your comments and emails
about Evi's Valentine's Day luncheon.
I wish you all could have been there with us!
Here are a few more photos of little details
around her beautiful home and of the luncheon.
Gifts and treats for all!
Debbie made delicious meringues and packaged them so pretty!
She also gave us this fun self-therapy note pad
and made and packaged some chocolate nut bark for us all.
(This is in addition to the little mice! )
Carole created this little Valentine critter pin cushion for Evi.
That girl is so talented!
She also gave us each a copy of Jeanne d'Arc Living
...and yes, more candies!
Paula, another immensely creative and artistic friend
stitched up these sweet paper hearts
and filled them with caramels and crystal drops.
Paula also gave us each a narcissus bulb
planted in a little zinc square.
Evi covered small boxes with paper and glittered the edges
and then filled them with candy and chocolates.
She also beaded little hearts to tie on her packages
that held cute purse size notepads.
These delicious chocolate cake hearts were served
with fresh raspberries.
They weren't just chocolate cakes...
...lots of special ingredients including raspberry preserves
were baked inside.
And this tarte....wow!
It was a German Black Forest confection!
It had five layers and sour cherries and was scrumptious!
Evi said that she had never tried the recipe before
and that we were her Guinea pigs.
I realize that I didn't take photos of the potato leek soup,
the delicious salad, the shrimp, pineapple and mango skewers
or the gourmet rice dish she served us.
Take my word, please...
it was all so delicious and exquisitely presented!
It was a beautiful day,
in a beautiful home,
with beautiful girlfriends.
How lucky could this girl be?