Hi to you. So Valentine’s Day is a week away and as such, here are some ideas for the makings of a supremely romantic February 14th and beyond….
1. A Destination Not Too Far Away. Getting out of town to somewhere new and tucked away with your special person is so romantic -- an unfamiliar environment to explore, hotel sheets and the anticipation of what awaits...
A few weeks ago I got an email promotion for a Valentine's Day package at this charming inn in the coastal town of Mendocino. I'd never heard of it, but bookmarked it for a possible future weekend get-away. The promotion is sold out, but it did get the wheels turning to prompt me to write this post...
They've compiled a fantastic itinerary of activities in the area. Check it out here.
2. Love Songs. This is my playlist. Start playing this in the car on the way...
John Legend - All of Me
Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight
Wings/Paul McCartney - Maybe I'm amazed
Journey - Faithfully
Oasis - Wonderwall
Bruno Mars - Just the way you are
Joe Cocker - You are so beautiful
George Michael - Father figure
Diana Ross & Lionel Richie - Endless Love (the theme song to the movie - also my first date ever)
Billy Joel - Just the way you are
Peter Gabriel - In your eyes
Marvin Gaye - Let's get it on
Michael Bolton singing the Percy Sledge song - When a man loves a woman
Barry White - You're my first, my last, my everything
The Rolling Stones - Wild Horses
Dido - Thank you
3. Small Tokens. It's the little things that count - or at least they should. Forget the red heart-shaped box.
Chocolove XOXO I'm addicted to them. As an added bonus, they also tuck a love note into each wrapper. Here are my three favorites (the first one is the #1 selling chocolate bar in the US)
Glassybaby. One of my Top Ten gifts to give and receive, these pretty votives come in every color of the rainbow. Below are the selected Valentine's Day offerings.
Eberjey - This line of affordable lingerie offers a beautiful selection of tasteful yet sexy pieces.
4. Love Notes. A handwritten note or doodle from and to the one you love. So much better than a text.
Happy Valentine's Day! I hope you get all the love and chocolate your heart desires!