Oh sure, everyone knows you can’t really buy love. But sometimes when you find that perfect something, it can feel like a pretty reasonable facsimile, amiright? With that in mind, I took the liberty of pulling together a few Valentine gift ideas just for you. Or for your panicked significant other.
Made from 100% high grade post consumer recycled acrylic by artisans in Ecuador. For every super soft and cozy blanket sold, Heartprint Threads donates a blanket to a local charity such as the Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre.
Don’t say it! This is not Millennial pink. Pink Ground is a lovely putty-ish blush paint that would work beautifully as a neutral to warm a north facing space.
Copper glitter, shea and coconut butters, coconut and jojoba oils.
Quite possibly the best champagne I’ve ever tasted. We celebrated with a bottle on New Years Eve in Portugal and I think Valentine’s Day seems like the perfect occasion for a do-over.
Little melt in your mouth Raspberry flavored goodness from Vancouver bakery Butter Baked Goods. I’ve made these marshmallows several times using the Butter Baked Goods cookbook, they are surprisingly simple and will ruin you permanently for store bought marshmallows.
I’m about half way through this book and the intrigue is palpable. The novel centers around Juliet Armstrong, an eighteen-year-old who is recruited to MI5 at the beginning of WWII. The story alternates between her time during the war and her present-day life where an unsettling encounter brings her war time past uncomfortably close. Kate Atkinson is also the author of one of my all-time favorite novels, Life After Life, which I have read several times, and it’s sequel, A God In Ruins. Buy them all. Now.
I bought myself these beauties for Christmas and I do not regret it one little bit. Do I sometimes feel like I’m headed to my aquacise class at a Florida seniors complex? Maybe, but these shoes are so cushiony, and the iridescent leather so pretty, that you can call me Betty and toss me a flotation belt, because I ain’t giving them up.
Everything about this print is just right: the mid-century modern feel, the way the paper has been crumpled, the pink background and the elongated red font. It would look equally at home hanging in a bedroom or over a credenza.
Chanel nail polish is my new obsession. It is goes on smooth and creamy, dries in half the time of other brands, and resists chipping like no other polish I’ve tried making it well worth the price. Treat yourself to a bottle of the top coat for added protection. I promise you two or three colors of this polish will replace ten of the cheaper stuff, the only problem is you won’t want to stop at just two or three.
100% cotton, made in Portugal, the perfect warm blush color.
Picture it: a warm summer’s eve, a chilly white, and these delicate little tumblers. Juice glasses, you say? Oh no, I don’t think so.
These disposable terrazzo print plates are next level. They might actually be nicer than my wedding china.
Gah, I LOVE this wallpaper. Sophisticatedly whimsical.
If I was so lucky as to own this gorgeous grenadine colored cast-iron cocotte, I really think I would be braising, roasting and stewing on a much more regular basis.