Friday, February 14, 2014

Weekend Links: The Latest in Valentine's Day Celebration

SEND: Paperless Post thinks you might need help "navigating the day of love," so they've designed this Illustrated Field Guide to Valentine's Day suggesting one of their online cards for every type of person you can think of, from your work spouse to your favorite ex to your actual spouse. They also have several Valentines designed by Kate Spade New York, but my favorite is this "Brie Mine" card. We know I'm a fan of snail mail, but these will work in a pinch. IE: right now as you realize you've forgotten someone.

EAT: Heart shaped meals "for you over-achieving cupids" (Foodily), naturally red colored recipes (Huff Post Taste)

DRINK: The online magazine Punch asks wine professionals which bottles pair best with a makeout session (seriously). And Saveur weighs in on what we should be drinking this Valentine's Day: red, pink & bubbly winesfloral cocktails, and beers to help you drink away the pain.

INDULGE: Chocolate dessert recipes for 2

PROFESS: Clementine Daily details 3 Ways to Write Your Valentine.

LISTEN: Valentine's Makeout Party Playlist by Molly Madfis via West Elm's blog, Font + Main

WATCH: The Glitter Guide put together a list of 10 date night movies to watch at home. Don't see anything you like? Here's another list.

READ: Darling Magazine's list of 5 Must-Read Valentine Classics

SHOP: You deserve a treat. There's a lot of pink on my Spring Style Board. And because you know there's no problem a fresh new lipstick can't fix, try my Beauty//Makeup Board. For last minute gifts: my Valentine's gift guides for the foodiefor the ladyfor the mister.

SAVE: For those in NYC, Brokelyn blog maps out a 100% Free (& Fun) Valentine's Day. Any day that starts with cake works for me, free is just a bonus.

GIVE: 14 Charitable Ways to Spend Valentine's Day

HATE: Just not that into it? Here are a selection of cards for the haters ("Fat babies carrying bows and arrows are creepy anyway"). Food52 guides you though an Anti-Valentine's Day Party, where pork shoulder and something called a chocolate dump-it cake are on the menu. They also have a roundup of decidedly non-sexy recipes for when you "don't give a flip." Still feeling snarky? The 19 Worst Couples You'll See on Valentine's Day.

Happy Valentine's Day, Lovers!

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