Listen up, buying for Valentine's Day is hard. Too many expectations and ultimate disappointments. At the request of my male friends looking to find a little special something for their girlfriends, I always like to scour the internet to find my favorite easy and foolproof picks. Personally, a bottle of bubbly and a delicious meal is my idea of romance (okay, a flower arrangement from Eric Buterbaugh never hurts too), but here are a few ideas that should do the trick.
Ah yes, Valentine's Day, that silly little day where we all proclaim our love? If you need a little idea to pass along to that somebody, head to Sleepy Jones for red gingham and heart prints. Festive and fun, these pajamas will have you sleeping in on Sunday and finding every excuse to stay indoors. This is the first post of my Valentine series, so stay tuned for this week.
SHOP THE LOOK:
It is a rainy Sunday in Los Angeles and I am loving it. Here are a few internet finds to scroll through.
- Rainy days call for a hot pot of soup, this Italian Wedding Soup recipe is a favorite.
- Snuggling up with a throw and a movie is a rainy day must, The Intern is on my list.
- Scrolling through the One Kings Lane Violet Grey section, will have you craving some Hollywood glamour for your home.
- The Butcher's Daughter just opened in Venice (the interior design is worth the trip!)
- It's never too early for a little Spring shopping, Rag & Bone has the perfect pair of light wash jeans .
- This skincare duo has been making the blogger rounds with rave reviews (so far I have really been liking it!)
ALL PHOTOS ARE FROM WEHEARTIT
It is the end of January and I thought I would talk about a few things I have been loving this month. In terms of blogging, I have been using my new gold Mophie case nonstop. I do love being able to throw it in my bag at the beginning of the day, and using it to get a full charge once my battery is drained.
I have been wearing my Isabel Marant sneakers nonstop. A pair of white sneakers is classic and I can't believe it has taken me this long to get on board. They look great paired with a pair of slouchy jeans, a pair of shorts, and even a casual dress.
When I am in the mood for a sweet something, I have been reaching for one of these caramels by the brand McCrea's. They are slow-cooked, handcrafted caramels. Besides their classic vanilla, they also pair with some unusual flavors like Single Malt Scotch, Cafe Noir, and Black Lava Salt. They are gaining lots of recognition being nominated as a finalist for Martha Stewart Living American Made awards, as well as a Good Food Awards winner! I am especially partial to them, as they are handcrafted outside of Boston (where I am from!)
Gisele Book by Taschen
I have to share an amazing Christmas gift i received this year! The Limited Edition Gisele coffee table book. Gisele is my favorite super model and to see all of her most famous images compiled in this piece of art is pretty incredible. This makes quite the statement.
Current Daily Essentials
Currently on my desk: Vogue Denmark with Anna Ewers (obsessed with this editorial spread!), YSL Le Nu Lipstick, a vintage compact (I collect these!), Nest Fragrances candle in Grapefruit, and my Knotty Mermaid bangle and Saint Laurent bracelet.
Sultra Curling Iron
I will be doing a full post on this, but I have been loving my Sultra Curling Iron. I have owned one for years that has officially gone missing due to my sister. I call it the 5 minute curling iron, because it literally takes seconds to heat and wrap sections of hair around the barrel to create instant effortless waves. This is the bombshell iron which I like for bigger, looser waves. If you're a girl on the go, you need one of these Stay tuned for a full tutorial.