I don’t know about y’all but I am ready for a low key Valentine’s Day. No fuss. No stress. Just some good eating, drinking, and chilling. I have to admit that because my birthday is next week and I know we’ll be going out to dinner I’m less into the idea of making V-Day big. So it’s not so much that I am dying to do nothing on Valentine’s Day, it’s more that I don’t want to deal with set menus or swarms of people. I want Dan-time before the birthday festivities begin!
However, according to my horoscope a Taurus moon is going to encroach on all of us this Valentine’s Day which sets us all up for a low key celebration anyway. After reading up on my horoscope I came across Refinery 29’s Facebook post on “How the Signs are Spending Valentine’s Day” and laughed out loud. Looks like I’m not the only one craving some pizza, wine, and Netflix. And what’s great is that this is exactly how I’d spend my time if I were single so for all you single folks out there, buy yourself some flowers, wine, and pizza, and binge watch your favorite show.
Real quick let me get into the details of this whole low key Valentine’s Day thang. First off you’re gonna need some flowers. I say this because I have zero Valentine’s Day decorations but pretty flowers will instantly make a home feel festive. And I’ve found that having fresh blooms in the house improves my mood (and gives me a break from my boring beige apartment walls). Visual crack.
We usually buy our flowers at Whole Foods and now through Valentine’s Day they’re offering a double dozen of their Whole Trade roses for $25. Yaas! You can read more about Whole Food’s Whole Trade flowers here. Dan actually surprised me last weekend with some of their magenta colored roses and then we got these red ones to go with…well to go with the pizza, of course. Very traditional but so beautiful. Everyone in the floral department at Whole Foods is so nice, they made such a lovely bouquet with greenery and butcher paper. I’m not the best with flowers or arrangements so I definitely appreciate a good bouquet.
A big thank you Whole Foods for providing the roses, as usual they’re gorgeous.
If you’re looking for a wine recommendation, we love The Ghost of 413 which is a red blend which we usually find at Whole Foods for about $15. Or pretty much any Mark Ryan wine which is pricier but always delicious (hell yeah to local wineries).