Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Valentine | "A Person One Loves"

This post is for those who are single, dating, or who could care less about February's "sweetheart" holiday. I've never been the biggest fan of Valentine's day--it always seems forced and predictable. Last year, Ronnie and I went to dinner at our favorite sushi restaurant ... that was a mistake. The restaurant squeezed in about 5 extra tables and I felt like I was sharing an intimate dinner with the couple next to us. Never again.

 So, I suggest three different ways to spend your holiday, or three different ways to spend any given day of the week, actually. Enjoy!

SPLURGE: In Pasadena there is an incredible movie theater lounge called iPic Theaters. What's so incredible about iPic? It's a bar, restaurant, and upscale movie theater all in one--complete with recliners, complimentary popcorn, and personal waiters throughout the movie. Each theater seats about 14 people, and the recliners are situated in groups of two. It's an ideal place for a movie with a best friend or your significant other. Without a membership, the cost for tickets for two is around $58 (worth it!), and you can order food and drinks right from your seats--with the click of a button--for an additional cost.

{Our first time at iPic theaters! (Formally Gold Class Cinemas.) Sorry for the blurriness!}

 SAVE: I've always wanted to host a ladies' clothing swap party. For the sake of cheesiness I'd title it "Sharing the Sparkle." You know you love it. Have each guest bring at least 10 items that are in mint condition. My party would include the following:
  • DIY Brown Bags with the name of each guest to hold all their swapped goodies.
  • Pinterest appetizers galore, and a sparkle champagne flute for each guest.
  • Organized stations for accessories, shoes, pants, skirts, etc. marked with clear signs.
  • Designated "changing rooms." Could be a spare bedroom or hanging sheets in the corner.
Relax: One of my absolute favorite things to do is spend a night in, watching a movie, reading some magazines, and pampering myself. I know so many ladies who don't do this as often as we should. So forget the crowds and the love letters and spend some time nourishing your soul with the things that bring you joy.

{Breakfast at Tiffany's | Essie "French Affair" Nails | Magazines and Coffee}

So spend time with a loved one, a friend, a sibling, or even spend it by yourself! Just remember to enjoy the day and forget the things society expects you to do during this holiday of hearts. 


No comments:

Post a Comment

I'm a lover of sweet notes, thank you for leaving yours! I respond to each one personally via email.