This week I…
+ have lots of great guest posts and fun reads to share with you! My third contributor post on the Euro Style Lighting blog went up. This month, I took a look at chandeliers and earring sets that are matchy matchy in the best way possible.
+ I’m also over on coco + kelley today, filling in for Cass while she’s off galavanting in Africa (!!). Come check out my pink themed gift guide, perfect for a Valentine, or any time, really.
+ I nearly fainted (okay, maybe not, but there was a heart flutter) when I saw the above photo on Erika’s blog. I NEED this light fixture in my life some day.
+ had a great time at happy hour with Lauren earlier this week. It’s always so fun to meet up with other bloggers who actually live in your city! Speaking of Lauren and our city, she shared an awesome art project by Thierry Cohen this week: what cities would look like without light pollution.
+ am suuuuper excited to take Joe to recent restaurant discovery Locanda tomorrow night. It’s our belated Valentine’s Day dinner!
Speaking of Valentine’s, here are the results of last week’s question! Dare I say we’re Valentines humbugs?
Here are a few of my favorite comments. Some of you guys have great Valentine’s traditions (and war stories!)
This is the first Valentineâ€™s Day that my husband and I will share together, but he already gave me my present.
On the night that we first met, we got into this heated argument about the NBA; heâ€™s a Cleveland Cavs fan, and Iâ€™m a diehard Lakers fan. However, Iâ€™ve never been to a Lakers game because I live in Michigan and well, flying to the Staples Center isnâ€™t exactly an option.
So, the Lakers came to Detroit this past Sunday, and my husband surprised me with tickets! I was so happy and overwhelmed that I was going to be seeing Kobe in person that I just started bursting out in tears. The best part is that I didnâ€™t even ask him to get them for me; he just knew that this would be a once-in-a-lifetime thing for me (and dang, they were good seats!). If surprises like this are what I have in store for the next 50 years, then Iâ€™m one lucky girl.
That’s so amazing!! What a great gift. Joe would probably cry if I gave HIM Cleveland Cavs tickets.
Iâ€™m single this year, but in the past I havenâ€™t really exchanged gifts. Iâ€™m more of an â€œexperiencesâ€ person, so I always go for fun events, nights out or yummy dinnersâ€“thatâ€™s more my style! However, Iâ€™m a girlâ€“Iâ€™m NEVER going to say no to some pretty flowers.
This is how I am too!
Last year my then-bf and I did exchange gifts, and when he asked what I wanted to do, I chose to stay in and cook lobster and crab and drink champagne â€“ it was delicious! He gave me a groupon for 3 massages, which was pretty nice, although it detracted from the gesture when he then asked me if he could have one. (Glad heâ€™s no longer my boyfriend, lol)
Hahaha! I laughed outloud when I read this one.
I donâ€™t tend to make a big deal of Valentineâ€™s Day. I think itâ€™s cute and have no problem with anyone who goes all out. My fiance and I have never bought each other anything â€¦ we simply make a special dinner (usually filet mignon â€” my fave!) and thatâ€™s that :)
My husband and I have been together 20 years, married 17. Our tradition for Valentineâ€™s Day is to stay in and have a nice meal. We then give the money we would have otherwise spent, on gifts or a night out, to a charity that means something to us.. This year we are giving to The American Cancer Society in order to honor a dear friend of my sister who is battling brain cancer.
This is an amazing idea!
I read Kathy’s post on how to quit coffee this week and found the products she mentioned really interesting. It made me secretly glad that I’ve never been a die hard coffee addict. Yes, it’s true — even in the mornings, I’m just not a coffee drinker. The only times I really order it is occasionally during the afternoon, usually when I’m meeting with someone, and often times at night, after a nice dinner (I’m a sucker for an espresso and biscotti!). I guess my coffee drinking schedule is all backwards. But really, I’ve always been a tea girl.
So here’s this week’s question: Are you a coffee addict? Or are you a tea girl for life? If you’re a coffee lover, do you ever think you could quit, like Kathy did?
Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!