this valentine's day...

I've never been a big fan of Valentine's Day.
But this year I'm thinking it's really just a perfect excuse to be creative, festive, and a little spontaneous...

Creative: Pretty garlands, love notes, & thoughtful packages (to give to loved ones).

(garland by zigouis; pink marshmallows by bonjour!)

Festive: Fancy v-day dinner parties, complete with giant red hearts (& French cooking, a la Julia Child).

(Scene from Julie & Julia via destined to design, source here)

Spontaneous: Secret getaways and breakfast in bed (with "heart" toast!).

(hotel via sunday suppers; toast via lomopony)

I actually have a little spontaneous idea of my own planned for Q this year. If I document it, I'll try to share the results here!


Lavender and Lilies said...

Don't you want to host a fancy Valentine's Dinner Party like Julia? I loved that part of that movie.

In Honor Of Design said...

sweet ideas! I have to come up with some good ones for my hubby. Trying to keep it handmade of course...;)
Happy MidWeek!

SogniSorrisi said...

I always like the more thoughtful stuff for Valentine's day - a great, but inexpensive gift, a funny card or just going away together somewhere quiet and romantic.

Melissa Y. Allam said...

I had forgotten about that Valentines dinner party on Julie and Julia. It would be fun to do that with hearts and garlands and sweet little treats and good friends.

Cassie said...

I love all the garlands around - they are so very pretty. Intrigued to hear about your plans... xx

iva yaneva said...

I am not a huge fan of Valantine's day neither - it's all a bit too scheduled for me. I mean, it is really weird that all the people around the world remember that they love someone and that they should show it on the exact same day:) I prefer when it is genuine and not just because the calendar says it's the 14th:) plus I feel a little sad for the people who are alone on this holiday..

On the other hand though, I love seeing people who are in love everywhere I turn - they are just so cute and so happy!:) I guess I am still undecided how I feel about this holiday :) but I've decided that this year I'll be using it as an excuse to take some time away from work and computers and phones and just relax with my bf :)

hope you are having a lovely day, dear! xo

Fee-AMore said...

Same goes for me. I am not big on Vday, i just thought it's too commercialised.

In any case, I love the thoughts when its inexpensive and yet super sweet. Looking forward to hearing yours! :)

Pattie said...

Valentine's day is great and I'm sure you will enjoy being festive!

Lisa said...

Yeah, I've always wished that Valentine's Day was a little better than it actually is. I probably need to be more spontaneous too!

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