Five years! Wow! It sounds like forever, but it feels like it’s still the first year. From what people are telling me – that’s a good thing.
We decided to splurge this year for our anniversary. We were planning a trip to Hawaii, but due to COVID19, we have pushed that trip back.
My amazing husband absolutely surprised and spoiled me this year.
He surprised me, early, with a pearl necklace from Tiffany & Co. I was so shocked when I opened the shipping box and found THE BLUE BOX (technically a blue shopping bag), the iconic blue box, and my heart skipped a beat! As I carefully took out the tissue paper from the Tiffany’s blue bag – handling it as if it were a bomb – I found a box. This beautiful, Tiffany blue box, with a bow wrapped delicately with a white, satin ribbon. As I pulled the tail of the ribbon and opened the box, I saw a beautiful, soft, blue drawstring bag. Finally, I see it. The gift. A stunning pearl choker.
As I’m sure you can guess, it’s hard to compete with Tiffany’s. Especially when I didn’t know it was coming! However, gift giving is something I take seriously and I want to do a great job at it. I try to make it personal and meaningful. So I took to the internet to search anniversary gifts. I looked up the traditional anniversary gifts and saw that the 5th year is “wood”. I thought, “this will be easy!” Oh boy was I wrong. As I’m searching Pinterest and Amazon for wooden gift ideas for men I came across the same few items over and over again. They were great items, but remember I’m competing with Tiffany’s for Pete’s sake!!!
A few days had passed and I remembered that Drew had loved this closing gift that I had ordered for a client of mine, a wooden flag made by Dtree Designs. “This is perfect” I thought! It’s not as personal as I would have hoped but Drew is hard to buy for anyways and again – how do I compete with jewelry from Tiffany’s???
In summary, he LOVED it! The craftsmanship is impeccable. The detail is unmatched and Drew cannot wait to hang it up in our home.
Drew already knocked it out of the park with the gift, but here he is again spoiling me. He decided since we couldn’t take our anniversary trip until February he was going to take me out to a nice dinner. Not just any nice dinner, but Fait Maison in Edmond. Neither of us had been there before but I always noticed the cute patio and the sparkling Eiffel Tower. A close friend of mine knows the owner and the head chef and we realized we had to try it out.
When you enter you are greeted by a nice host, who opens the door for you, speaks French and if I’m not mistaken is actually French. We were seated in a romantic and cozy booth that reminded Drew and I of Versailles.
You’re then greeted by your server, as well as the owner, who is refilling water glasses, and if you order wine, the sommelier.
It was everything we wanted for a special evening out. The host, who also helps as a server, would come by and speak French, and of course repeat in English, graciously, and we had a chuckle because it felt EXACTLY like we were back in Paris. The food, the atmosphere, the people, all of the elements came together and we appeared to have traveled to France in a mere 15 minute commute from our house to Fait Maison.
Fait Maison, we learned, means home-made and it did not disappoint. Chef Olivier Bouzerand’s food takes you to France.
We opted for the tasting menu. It is a 5 course menu, and we chose the option with a wine pairing. There are three options: the Menu, With Wine Pairing, or With Exquisite Wine Pairing. I want to let you know that this is a traditional European dinner in the sense that you should plan on spending 3-4 hours there enjoying this incredible food and wine.
The chef spoiled us with complimentary appetizers and a dessert along with the already amazing tasting menu.
If you would like to enjoy the wonder that is Fait Maison, but are maybe not wanting a full-blown, fine dining dinner, Fait Maison also has a patio which they have named Le Patio, in honor of Chef Bouzerand’s first restaurant in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France. It is intended to have more of a French café and bistro feel with a lighter menu selection.
I am not a food critic by any means, but having been to France and now having the pleasure of experiencing Fait Maison, Chef Olivier and Susan have brought the magic of French cuisine and the French atmosphere to us here in Edmond, Oklahoma. I would give this restaurant 6 stars if I could. I highly recommend you try it as soon as you can.