Posts Tagged ‘valentine’s day’

07
Feb

Box of Chocolates

Written by Sarah. Posted in gift, holiday, knits, want, yarn

Listen, Valentine’s Day is coming up. I know a lot of people that hate the holiday. A lot of single friends don’t like to be reminded of that fact. A lot of partnered friends don’t want to spend time and money on gifts and dinners for a made up holiday. I get it. I hear you. My anniversary with Jon happens to fall on V-day. (Our first Valentine’s Day together, he bought me a bag of Haribo Gold Bears which was my favorite food on a tip from my best friend. I thought it was very romantic.) So I like the holiday.

But I’m sure that we V-day haters and celebraters can all agree on one thing: Chocolate is awesome. You don’t need a special someone to enjoy chocolate. (One year, a boy I was seeing bought me a Hershey bar for Valentine’s Day. Not a box of chocolate or a flower. Just a BAR OF CHOCOLATE. Like from a vending machine or something. It was pretty awkward. But, chocolate, right?)

Anyway, here are some chocolate colored yarns to binge on instead of eating your feelings:

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1. Lorna’s Laces Sportmate in Chocolate
2. Dream in Color Classy in Chocolate Night
3. Kollabora Alpaca Au Natural in Chocolate
4. Handmaiden Fine in Chocolate

Seriously, though, if you’re not into St. Valentine’s Day, look on the bright side: soon chocolate and Necco hearts will be on sale! And it’s Restaurant week!

How do you feel like Valentine’s day? Would you prefer chocolates or chocolate-colored yarns?

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14
Feb

Perfect Gifts: Brown Leather Satchel

Written by Sarah. Posted in gift, holiday, life

Happy Valentine’s Day, loves! Today, you are all my Valentine’s. And I feel so lucky to have you all. I wish I could send you all a box of chocolates!

I am totally in love with the bag I got Jon for our anniversary. I want to show it off to everyone. I was worried it wouldn’t come in time so I ordered it a month in advance. Good thing, too! It came only one week early and gave me a sigh of relief.

The bag is from Goldenponies’ Etsy store. She is located in Guadalajara, Mexico. It was made by hand, to order, so I’m hoping there is a lot of love in it.

Jon has wanted a leather messenger bag since we started seeing each other. We’ve been looking for a bag for a while that is stylish and functional but most of them have been a little pricey. This was perfect.

Go see Goldenponies’ store. There are some really awesome handmade leather oxfords on there. Very affordable!

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10
Feb

Valentine’s Day is Coming!

Written by Sarah. Posted in holiday, life, new york city

Valentine’s Day is coming! Usually I am a cynical hater but this year I am a real romantic. This V-day is my one year anniversary with Jon. Even though I have to work Monday and we have an exam in the afternoon, Jon is planning something really fun and candle-lit. Actually, it’ll be a surprise to me so I can’t wait!

In the mean time, get yourself in a romantic mood with this adorable video by Kinga Burza for Kate Spade New York. It was floating around the web over the weekend so I wanted to share it closer to the big day. I love advertisements disguised as art. I think most people are against that idea because it sounds a little conniving but why can’t ads get our attention from being beautiful rather than obnoxious?

Enjoy!

photo by Peter Combe via Things Organized Neatly

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