There is more than one way to please mistress… and you would like to please her, wouldn’t you? There is a way you can demonstrate your appreciation for the extra care she puts into planning your session, and into constructing and maintaining her premises and, indeed, this website, so that you may enjoy life all the more fully – and that is by presenting her with a gift.
This, of course, is what this page is all about. But first, a general word of introduction: as I state on my "Ethics and culture” page, my attitude, especially when it comes to all those finer things in life, is quality, not quantity. This refers to the actual item, not to the prestige of the point of purchase – for as much as my tastes may be refined, both literally and aesthetically, I place little importance on the perceived social status of merchants. Why buy from Harrods when the same item is available on Amazon for half the price? We all need to be sensible in these trying economic times.
Being organised, I have gathered together a list of appropriate gift material for your convenience. After all, you would never forgive yourself if you got it wrong, would you. As a tactile person, I would prefer to receive gifts directly from you at the conclusion of a session, but I recognise this is not always possible, practical or even desirable, depending on your circumstances and your own preferred approach. Thus, I have provided options for remote and anonymous gift-giving.
Now, after all that, I’m sure you’re interested in the details…
I have established two Amazon wish lists that present you with the opportunity to choose something for me that you would like to give. The principal list is for items sold by Amazon and that can be delivered directly to me; the second list is for items not sold by Amazon and that you need to have delivered to yourself and then present to me in person. The lists are named appropriately ("Have these delivered directly to me”, and "Present these to me in person”).
I should emphasise that only items actually purchased from Amazon (i.e. where Amazon is the seller) can be delivered directly to me; third-party sellers do not have my account details. You are, of course, able to choose from my principal wish list a gift supplied by any seller if you have the item delivered to yourself with the intention of presenting it to me in person (in this case, third-party sellers usually offer a better price).
As you might expect, books and films on DVD are well represented on the two lists; those from the Criterion Collection in America are the connoisseur’s choice for world cinema and are listed simply because for many reasons they’re the best versions to own, not least of which is because, in most cases, and unlike many UK editions of films released on DVD, they are uncut.
My Amazon wish list details (i.e. my name and an e-mail address) are:
geo [dot] pinch [at] gmail [dot] com (I do not communicate using this email address)
A very special book
A deluxe, limited-edition book of particular interest and that is an essential addition to the bookcase of any genuine dominatrix, as I’m sure you will agree, is The History & Arts of the Dominatrix. I’ve even dedicated a News item to it, which you can read for my initial reaction when I was first notified of this book when it was forthcoming: A deluxe history of the dominatrix.
BDSM & dungeon equipment
I have an account with Fettered Pleasures in London; please contact me for details of what has caught my eye from amongst their current stock of top-quality equipment. But, in the meantime, and before you contact me, you might like to take a look at the Fettered Pleasures website.
What lady, what Bristol mistress, doesn’t like to indulge in chocolate from time to time? For me, it’s dark chocolate only, and preferably Belgian. Alternatively, presenting me with a voucher from Hotel Chocolat will allow me to choose something special for myself, and I will remember you when doing so.
Gift vouchers: e-vouchers
In all cases, you will need to enter my e-account details (my name and an e-mail address) so the respective account can be credited with the e-voucher. My account details are:
geo [dot] pinch [at] gmail [dot] com (I do not communicate using this email address)
Amazon Email Gift Cards, of course, can be gifted to my Amazon account (you can also send me one of these from my "Have these delivered directly to me” Amazon wish list). Crediting my Amazon.co.uk account with an email gift card is also the method of paying a deposit when you book a place in any workshop or other event I organise; and it’s the method I employ for receiving a deposit for a one-to-one session booking at my premises in those rare cases when I ask for a deposit in advance (see my Questions page, What happens if I cancel a session more than twice? for information on this).
Gift vouchers: traditional gift vouchers
Gift cards, certificates and vouchers of the old-fashioned physical variety will be graciously accepted. These, of course, will have to be presented to me in person when you see me for a session; in fact, as a tactile person I would actually prefer personal presentation. In this case, I would suggest vouchers from Amazon; Hotel Chocolat; and House of Fraser.
Mistress Geo’s bar
I appreciate fine wine and genuine French champagne, cognac, single-malt Scotch whiskies, and select liqueurs. I have a preference for organic wines across-the-board, so if the varieties I like are available as organic produce, the choice is clear.
White wine: definitely sauvignon blanc, and especially from the Marlborough region of New Zealand. Italian pinot grigio also has its attractions. I’m not generally interested in sweet wines, but the highest-quality French dessert wines can be delicious. And let us not forget champagne. Of course, to be champagne, it must be French; if it is not French, it is not champagne. Simple, no?
Red wine: there is more room for manoeuvre here. I am particularly fond of aged, premium cabernet sauvignon; and of shiraz, especially from the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale regions of South Australia. I appreciate pinot noir; and also merlot and grenache, but only if they are examples of the very best of their variety. I do not drink rosé, so please do not consider it.
Cognac: I love fine cognac, but my tastes dictate that it must be either Rémy Martin, or Courvoisier. And, please, don’t consider anything less than VSOP.
Whisky: ah, now here you are spoiled for choice – don’t you love your mistress for having a taste for single-malt Scotch whisky? That’s right, single malts only need apply. Because of the unique nature of many single malts, there are a great many that I like, but here are some of my favourites: Balvenie (all varieties); Bowmore; Glenkinchie; Isle of Jura (all varieties); Laphroaig (all varieties); and Oban.
What femme fatale – or dominatrix – would be without her signature scent? Of course, like everything else, only a quality perfume will do, and this is my perfume:
Rive Gauche by Yves Saint Laurent
You’re enjoying my website, aren’t you? Of course you are! Well, surprise, surprise, this site could not have been developed without technology, and your dear Mistress Geo herself contributed greatly to the design and content of this site. Now, it so happens that certain items in the possession of your Mistress that are required to produce, maintain and monitor a site such as this one are getting rather long in the tooth and need replacing.
Here is a short list of the more urgently required items:
Apple iPhone 5S, 16Gb (in space grey), unlocked.
Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch laptop, 2.0GHz with Retina display (2.0GHz i7, 8/256); OR Apple MacBook Air 13-inch notebook 1.3GHz (1.3GHz i5 4/128); OR Apple MacBook Air 13-inch notebook 1.3GHz (1.3GHz i5 8/256).
Epson WorkForce WF-7515 multifunction A3 inkjet printer.
The iPhone, the laptop and the first notebook option are standard configurations, and, apart from Apple stores and the Apple online store, they are usually also available through Amazon and you will find them on my Amazon "wish lists” (links to my Amazon wish lists are towards the top of this page; the second, 8/256 MacBook Air notebook is not a standard configuration and will have to be ordered from the Apple online store, choosing the 8Gb RAM memory option). Unlike a number of other items on my Amazon wish list, you will need to order these higher-end tech items and have them delivered to yourself before presenting them to me in person (that is, with the exception of the Epson printer, they can't be ordered on my behalf and delivered directly to me).
In some cases the Apple items are offered at a lower price via Amazon than from Apple and other official retail stores; additionally, and despite being from third-party suppliers, some items can be delivered directly to me. I've listed three options for the choice of a portable computer, the MacBook Pro and two different configurations for a MacBook Air, in recognition that it will be a supreme act of generosity to make a gift of even the lower-priced option; rest assured that any gift from this "Tech" list will be enormously appreciated.
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