ENTERTAINING HOLIDAY entertaining PARTY ideas + decor

Reinventing Valentine’s Day


If you wish to escape seasonal hearts and the red rose overloaded displays, I devised a solution to celebrate Valentine’s Day in style. You can celebrate Valentine’s Day without taking the predictive road.

What I did is to go back to the root of this festive day which is celebrating love. And I asked myself: How do you celebrate Valentine’s Day if you are in a long term relationship? I have been married for thirteen years. So my husband and I do not celebrate Valentine’s Day like we did in our first year of romance.

Be a part of your love story

I believe that sharing happy memories brings strength to a couple. Therefore, I composed a scheme around reminiscences. Looking back at old photos bring back wonderful memories. I suggest that you challenge your partner to find the top 20 photographs of happiness together.

At the beginning of the night, hang your selected photos up on the footfalls multi designed by Umbra. After eating a wonderful home cooked dinner, look at the photographs and relive these wonderful moments. I am sure it will spark things up.

You should also make new amazing memories that day. So why not take some time off and enjoy the conversion in a park or in front of a lake. If you live in the right climate, organize a romantic picnic with champagne. Trip Trap is foldable wood veneer bench. Pretty and

For a beautiful tablecloth, nothing looks more amazing and festive that the fabrics designed by Amy Butler. Bella is the first line of fabrics Amy designed for Rowan. I selected the Okra / Kashmir but I heisted a minute since I am fond of my going out purse made with the Duck egg / French wallpaper fabric.

For dessert, I suggest you bake either a molten chocolate cake or a lavender crème brûlée. These cute Crème Brûlée Dishes costs only $3.50 at Crate & Barrel. They are big enough for you to share one dish. How romantic! For the breakfast the morning after, bring out the coffee on this very affordable, modern veneer tray.

Buy online: Cassie Leather Jewelry Box at Pottery Barn – price:$49 USD
Buy online: fotofalls multi designed by Tom Vincent for Umbra – price:$42 CAD
Learn more: Trip Trap by Nyheder
Buy online: Belle fabric collection by Amy Butler
Buy online: Willow Wood Tray at Crate & Barrel – price: $19.95 USD
Buy online: Crème Brûlée Dish at Crate & Barrel – price: $3.50 USD
Via: The LEAN sitting machine on Yanko Design

  • Kelly
    February 7, 2008 at 09:44

    love that sleek, curved tray. very scandinavian.