FEBRUARY 14, 2021
Gone are the days where booking a dinner reservation at your favorite restaurant came without precautionary measures, like wearing a mask. It’s hard to believe that this is the new normal but I think it’s safe to say that we’re all having to get a lot more creative when it comes to celebrating special occasions. Since many of us are limited to spending them from the confines of our own spaces at home, I thought I’d put together a list of things you can do from the comfort of your personal dwellings to make Valentine’s Day a special one this year despite current lockdown measures.
1. EXCHANGE HANDMADE CARDS
Nothing says “I love you” like a cute handmade card from bae. Keep it sweet & simple and don’t overthink it! Cheesy love lines welcome, obviously.
3. SET THE MOOD WITH FLOWERS & CANDLES
We went with traditional red roses from the supermarket this year and bought them a few days before Valentines Day to avoid the last minute V-Day shoppers.
4. COOK A ROMANTIC DINNER TOGETHER AT HOME
Grab a few fresh ingredients from the supermarket & whip up something a little more special than your average everyday dinner. Cooking a meal together is a great opportunity to bond and spend quality time with each other. What’s on our menu tonight? A cliche steak and potato meal! Speaking of cliche, you can always order a heart-shaped pizza if you’re not up for cooking this year!
5. DRESS UP FOR DINNER
We’re making it date night official by dressing up this year because, why the heck not? I love any excuse to get dolled up and well, Thomas is just following suit to make me happy lol. Rarely will you ever catch me wearing these type of colors but this color combo just screams valentines day vibes — a nice little break from the sweatpants + leggings attire I’ve been living in the last few months.
Blouse – Zara
Satin Skirt – H&M
Heart-shaped Pearl Earrings – Forever21
6. PUT ON YOUR FAVORITE PERFUME
I’ve been obsessed with the Giorgio Armani Si Passione Intense Eau de Parfum lately and recommend this fragrance to anyone that loves a fruity floral scent. The keynotes in this are blackcurrant nectar, Jasmine Absolute and Patchouli. The perfect date night fragrance that smells flirty, feminine & sophisticated. Also, can we talk about the stunning red-laquer bottle it comes in? Iconic and display-worthy. Shop the fragrance in the carousel below.
7. MAKE A CHARCUTERIE BOARD
A sophisticated snack tray for later in the evening when your winding down for the night after dinner. They are simple and take no time at all to prepare,
8. BOUJEE COCKTAILS AT HOME
Nothing pairs better with a charcuterie board than fancy homemade cocktails. This year, we’re going with Gin and fresh berries.
9. WATCH A ROMANTIC COMEDY
I love a good Drewbarry Moore & Adam Sandler duo when it come’s to light-hearted romantic comedies. One of my fav’s is 50 First Dates but leave me your rom-com recommendations below!
10. CHANGE INTO FANCY PAJAMAS
Matching sets have been on rotation for me lately. There’s something about them that make me feel a little more put-together without compromising comfort. I suggest treating yourself to a nice satin set for special occasions. I own my fair share of satin pj sets and love how boujee they make me feel at home!
11. A BUBBLE BATH TO END THE NIGHT
There’s nothing like a self-care soak to end the night. Light your favorite candle, put on some spa music and steal a few rose petals from the bouquet if you’re extra like me. Enjoy!