I've never been much of a Valentine's Day fanatic, but it was our first year as a married couple and there's so much loveliness on blogs that I feel I must aspire to (at least a little bit). So here's a heart shaped pat of butter on top of lovely flocked paper from Paper Source next to our syrup and powdered sugar shaker for breakfast on the big day.
I used some paper flowers from my trial run for my wedding flower wall, added color blocked place mats made out of watercolor paper and card stock and called it a day. Then we woke up and made breakfast together. T mastered the bacon and eggs, while I handled waffle duty, I even used cookie cutters to make those into adorable little hearts. We had mimosas made with rose sparkling wine, sparkling cranberry juice and orange juice.
It was a terrific way to start the day, and maybe even a Valentine's tradition. Later we went on an 18 mile bike ride and then headed out to dinner. I sort of insisted on a reservation being made (I may have also dropped a few reminders the week before V-day as well). T didn't disappoint, we went to Caffe Pinguini, it was an adorable Italian place near the beach in Playa del Rey and my salmon literally melted in my mouth.
I think it's safe to say we can check this Valentine's Day off as a success!