Six Takes On Romance

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

This year, Balazs and I wanted to mix things up a bit, so we agreed to surprise each other with some type of experience instead of an actual gift for Valentine's Day. Nothing over the top or super expensive, just something that we know will make the other one's day. So, I've put together a few things that I think would make any girl happy and if you like any of it, you are welcome to hint it gently to your boyfriend/husband.

First up, open a fresh flower account in her favourite flower shop. It can be for a month, few weeks or even a year so she can simply pop in there every few days and choose a bouquet she fancies the most.

Whip up a breakfast of Valentine’s Day egg in the basket. Here is the full how to of this scrumptious toast. (This will make it easier and heart milk cubes would add a sassy finish to the whole meal).

Instead of sending flowers how about a giant heart balloon with a romantic personalized message? Bonus: it's all hand-delivered by a balloon trooper on the day. Perfect way to make her busy day extra special!

A romantic dinner date, for just the two of you. It can be one of her favourites spots, a brand new place she can't wait to try or a dreamy floating dining experience in Vancouver that she has bookmarked for months in her calendar.

Ask her to take a day off from work & spend the day together dancing in the kitchen to your favourite songs, playing board games, watching old movies (or romantic comedies), eating chocolate and smooching the day away in pj's and cozy socks:)

A winter picnic with hot wine, cheese, warm blankets and freshly baked bread in the spot you met or the place that means the world to both of you.

Darlings, would you add any other romantic ideas to the list? Which one do you fancy the most?

P.S: How sweet is that b&w photo by Elliott Erwitt of Robert & Mary Frank dancing in their kitchen in Valencia, Spain, 1952?
P.P.S: Also a scrumptious last minute Valentine's treat!

(Photos via McKenzie GreenMegan Wolz,  Kinfolk Magazine & Shannon Eileen)

22 comments:

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I would have to say him taking the day off to do nothing but be with me. This is what I get each year on my birthday and it's the best present ever. We go see movies and eat out and lounge and go to bed early ;)
A winter picnic sounds divine too!

Diana Mieczan said...

Aww, Jeanette..how sweet of your husband to take a day of each year for your birthday? Melts my heart:)

Christianna said...

All these ideas are darling! Too bad I'm single right now. Lol. Gotta find a man.

Ana Degenaar said...

So perfect, Diana!

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

I love the suggestions, all of them are so romantic, but the idea of finding the spot where you met and doing something is really sweet.

xo Mary Jo

Diana Mieczan said...

Christianna, I bet you could totally invite a few of your friends for a winter picnic somewhere cool:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Awww..glad you like it, Ana:)

Samantha said...

The balloon with messages would have me crying all day. It is amazing and so personal.

Diana said...

Love these ideas, how sweet would a pinic be, love the balloon idea too, so cute! I need ideas for him though!! He is already taking me out to a new place Ive been wanting to try, but what can I do for him! ;)

marissa at the boot said...

SUCH a great love list. a romantic champagne cheers to you and balazs!

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

In our house every day is a valentine day;-)

Mal said...

These are all such sweet ideas!

Mal @ The Chic Geek

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

I think you nailed the list...It is perfectly sweet.

This year the hubby bought us a who done it dinner where we get to play dress up and solve a mystery. I've never done one before so it should be interesting. On the actual 14th I think we'll have a quiet dinner at home with the family.

Eliza Jane said...

These are excellent ideas! xx

SJ said...

we don't normally celebrate valentine's day but for some reason i want to change that this year. lovely ideas :)

Emily said...

Love all these!! I love the idea of an experience together or the flowers account is so great!!!

Jamillah said...

Last year the bf and I made each other breakfast for dinner and he says it was actually his fave valentine's day in all his life :). I mean mostly bc we spent the whole time laughing at his cooking efforts.

little t said...

I love the idea of a flower account- that would be amazing!

Roselie said...

So many fantastic ideas! I love the fifth one the most, especially the dancing part...

Diana Mieczan said...

Samantha, totally agree. It's such a special thing and Di, I will try to put together a list of things for him this week and post it.

Diana Mieczan said...

You are so sweet, Marissa and Bella, I really LOVE that idea. I bet you will have tons of fun!

Diana Mieczan said...

Jamillah, brilliant! Totally want to try that - breakfast for dinner.

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