Hearts and Arrows

 Valentines Day has always remained (for the most part) a holiday that I could live without, nevertheless I always like to take the opportunity to celebrate when I can. Although I am currently spoken for (you men), I'd like to think that I would partake in the holiday with my friends and family regardless. So with the infamous holiday approaching I thought I'd throw in some of my own Valentine's two cents.

No.1 The valentine

Kitschy vintage valentines are my favorite, but they could never outshine a homemade valentine. 

Note #1: Hallmark is never the answer... unless you're being ironic, then it's funny.

 No.2 The flowers
Flowers are cool, but terrariums are cooler. I got these images from Twig, a Brooklyn based company that specializes in the assembly of little worlds in antique jars. 
Note #2: If you are going to give your honey flowers for the occasion, take them out of the plastic! It cheapens the flowers. While we're at it no baby's breath or ferns either. Out, out.

No.3 The date
You can't beat going out to dinner. An indoor picnic may be nice, but it does require clean-up. This restaurant, Grand Ticino, was featured a lot in the movie Moonstruck (one of my favorite, favorite movies) with Cher and Nicholas Cage. The boyfriend and I were planning on going here for our date this year, but much to our dismay the restaurant had closed in 2001! I guess they weren't taking any reservations...

No.4 The spirits
Class it up with champagne! Je préfère Moët ou Veuve Clicquot.

 No.5 The treat
Yes, PLEASE. Who doesn't want to eat their Valentines gifts? I thought all of these macarons looked amazingly scrumptious. Peanut butter, pistachio, creme brulee... Eat your heart out lovers.

No.6 The rock 

What kind of girl would refuse a little jewelery on honey hearts day? I say good madam, not I. I actually found this ring on another blog that I like to read called BLEACHBLACK, but you can purchase it at Planet Blue and it's fairly inexpensive too! So if you're the kind of girl who doesn't need a man to treat her on Vee-day, perhaps you can treat yourself.

No.7 The V
Now girls we mustn't forget what the holiday really boils down to... and that's why a little place called Agent Provocateur exists. Those red sequin pasties would melt any man's heart!

Happy Valentine's to Singles and Plurals alike!
kiss, bits