Belen Echandia Purple Crash Hug MeSometimes I have a hard time keeping surprises secret. I find myself getting so excited that I want everyone to know what’s in store right away! The founder and creative director of Belen Echandia, Jackie Cawthra, and I have been working on a fabulous opportunity for Purse Blog and Purse Forum readers. So, although I want to spill it right now, I’m gonna keep you waiting – trust me, the anticipation is worth it. In the mean time, check out Jackie’s take on some Valentine’s Day questions.

Living in Europe, is there something extra special about Valentine’s Day folks here in the states might not be able to experience? An impromptu trip to Paris!

What is the most extravagant Valentine’s Day gift/activity have you ever heard of (be it a personal story, one from a friend or even one you’ve heard about)? Last year an anonymous wealthy businessman pledged to buy his wife two suborbital spaceflights on Virgin Galactic. I don’t know if it was actually true, but if it were it would be the most extravagant, fascinating and exciting Valentine’s Day gift I have ever heard of!

Which is more romantic, Valentine’s Day or an anniversary, why? Although I love being spoiled for both Valentine’s Day and on anniversaries, I actually prefer to be spoiled on any other day of the year “just because”. We are renovating an apartment in Stockholm at the moment and despite running two companies Magnus has spent every spare moment in the last two weeks getting it ready for when I arrive. I find that kind of gesture incredibly romantic, much more so than flowers or chocolates.

What are your plans for Valentine’s Day this year? I have absolutely no idea. My fiance is very romantic so every Valentine’s Day is a surprise.

What is the best Belen Echandia gift for Valentine’s Day, why? The best BE gift for Valentine’s Day would be a unique bespoke handbag with a personalized loving message. Which girl doesn’t want the opportunity to customize her own handbag and carry her boyfriend’s loving thoughts around with her all day?

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  • Cindy

    Wow, great hearing from Jackie.

  • QueenMAB

    That handbag is gorgeous.

    And where can I divorce my DH and marry the guy who would send me into space for Valentines day – that is my DREAM DATE!

  • Gina

    She’s right about Paris!!!!!

  • hazel

    I love the metallic red of the bag! The interview is awesome to read, as usual. The answer to the first question totally makes me want to live in Europe.

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