I needed a reset. I’ve been down with the flu for a week, so I decided I would visit some lingerie shops to try and get some hotness on for Valentines Day. I picked the two sexiest shops I had heard about, “Coco La Mer” and
Note for future Love pumping: I mentioned to my paramour that I was going to tour some lingerie shops. For the first time ever, he volunteered to go along with me while I shopped! Hmm. I declined, a good tease is half the fun of romance!
My first stop was Coco La Mer on Beverly Boulevard in West Hollywood. This place has a lot of intrigue. Set back from the street, you enter after wandering down a short path. The setting is very Marquis de Sade. Very high end, very French Chateau Mistress action. It looked good, but the mix of low lighting and plush furniture made me want to sit down and eat a chocolate.
Nevertheless, I was on a mission, so I picked some corsets, had them turn up the dressing room lights and went to work. Wow. Very expensive. (Why is it that silky sexy pieces of fabric strategically placed cost more than a whole outfit?) No matter. It’s the end result that matters.
At Coco La Mer, there are lots of classy looking leather pieces that hoist, tighten and in general mold the female body into fetish art. There are also lots of very art like dildos, vibrators and bondage items. Not your everyday plastic stuff, we’re talking hand blown glass objects, gold vibrators, leather mixed with feathers and steel. Very super high end fantasy stuff. This is life-style we’re talkin’ here, not a ‘role-play for the night get-up’. So as they say, ‘why not invest in something that will last forever?’
Alas, I didn’t find anything. But it did work some magic. As I was walking out, aforementioned love puppy sent a picture of him posing in his shorts. This was new territory!
On to my next stop, at “Agent Provocateur” on Melrose, I got lucky. First the saleswoman had me try on some sizzle worthy red pumps, telling me that everything looked better in heels. She was right. I had a really hard time choosing between the corsets and stockings and a short number with fringe and amazing push up action. Damn it American Express! I bought both. And the red heels. (Did I mention lingerie is ridiculously expensive?)
Now…. how to choose just one outfit for Valentines Day?
And by the way, as a result of this research, my boyfriend can’t wait for Monday!
I highly recommend going lingerie shopping to make V-Day memorable, if only to come home with the pink box! Anticipation is everything!