Valentine's Day: Keep It Simple

Valentine's Day: Keep It Simple

There is so much pressure to do something on Valentine's Day. Like most holidays the blogosphere pushes countless gift guides, travel agendas, romantic date night ideas, and outfit inspiration to help us get ready. I usually participate with a gift guide of locally made goodies but this Valentine's Day I'm keeping it simple. For me there will be copious amounts of chocolate consumed and likely some bubbly. Bottom line - treat yourself and spend time with people you care about. But if you do need some ideas to celebrate the Valentine's Day...

Send a card (in the mail).

valentines day rifle paper co
valentines day rifle paper co

I don't do this enough but I practically melt when I receive a real card. As usual, Rifle Paper Co. is the clear winner.

Get yourself some GOOD chocolate and share (maybe).

valentines day chocoalte
valentines day chocoalte

Favs: BluBoy Chocolate, Cacao Atlanta, Condor Chocolates

Drink a delicious beverage.

valentines day beers
valentines day beers

My go to drink this time of year: Imperial or Chocolate Stout.

If you like stouts check these out:

  • Oskar Blues Death by Coconut
  • Upland Brewing Carpet Burn Oyster Stout
  • Founders Big Luscious
  • Westbrook Mexican Cake

Give a little happy

Yes it's a gift but it's tiny

austin press perfume
austin press perfume

One of my favorite people I've met along this blog journey is Kim Austin of Austin Press in San Francisco. She creates beautiful and simple letterpress cards and wedding invitations (that's how I learned of her work). She now creates lovely candles and perfumes made with essential oils. Click here to see more from my studio visit with Kim.

Eat a fantastic meal with people you love.

Either with your boo or your girls, just enjoy. 

valentines day at feast
valentines day at feast

Thinking about...

Or just Netflix and chill.

valentines day roman holiday
valentines day roman holiday

On my Netflix watch list right now

  • Roman Holiday
  • Moonrise Kingdom

Happy Valentine's Day xoxo

21c Museum Hotel: Cincinnati, Ohio

21c Museum Hotel: Cincinnati, Ohio

Favorite Trips of 2015

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