It's exactly one month and one day until Valentine's Day - the holiday everybody loves to hate - but no haters here. I love Valentine's Day. I love the colors. I love the hearts. I love all the love. I think any excuse to tell your favorite people that you love them is a good excuse.
I'm totally swooning over this chic Valentine inspiration in the January/February issue of Martha Stewart Living. This is the perfect thing to give your girlfriends - fresh flowers (or bulbs or baby herbs!) and a bottle of bubbly rose in a little kraft brown takeout carrier with bright pink ombré ribbon. Dying. Ombrélives on.
via Martha Stewart Living
Need inspiration for your manfriends? Use this same concept but substitute the flowers for a spiky succulent or hot pepper plant (habanero, jalapeño etc) and a 750 ml bottle of his favorite craft beer or cider and leave out the ombré ribbon in favor of some simple twine or a fabulous new tie or bow tie.
Here's my take on a man-friendly Valentine:
Stay tuned for more Valentine inspiration coming up next week!