Monday, February 11, 2008

St. Valentines: Romantic Interludes

I can't help it, I'm a sucker for romance. Thankfully, Andrew is too.

Today, I found an article: How to Write a Rockin' Love Letter. Samara maintains that this letter is to become an emotional snapshot of your feelings toward your SO. While she encourages you to write a missive so that you can edit later, you can begin by making a list of your SO's strengths. If the typical outline was daunting to you, try the freeflow version of mindmapping -it's incredibly easy.

If you're looking for a little inspiration to keep your SO interested or to have a bit of fun, here are a few pretty simple ideas that will help you engage your creative spirit.

Sweet Indulgence: As a treat or as a gift
Vosges Parisenne Hot Chocolate

Andrew's Chez Hayden dinner menu:
Grilled Ahi Tuna on Mango Salsa (sweet + savory)
Swordfish Kabobs (meaty + fresh)
Crabcakes (lowfat + delish!)

Andrew's Chez Hayden dessert menu:
Frozen Hot Chocolate
Rich, LowFat Chocolate IceCream
Naughty Chocolate Pudding Cups

More on Chocolate
If you're in NYC, check out the Chocolate Cafes
Why Darker is Better
Chocolate Behavior Quiz

Gifts from ECStewart Collections
·Register for a St Valentine's Surprise Giveaway
(Winner announced Thursday, Feb 14)
·For your sterling SO, you'll want to choose Sterling Bacchus as a pendant, earrings, or a set.
·For the cool chick, definitely a WinterIce Limited Edition Pendant
·For mom, I'd suggest pewter pendants or prints from the Aspirations collection.
·Those with hearts afire can find Limited Edition Hand Painted Heart on Luxe Suede Journal or the Luckenbooth Heart print.
·For that woman who loves wine, I'd suggest the "Men Are Like Fine Wine" print from our Uncorked! Series; she'll giggle all the way through to next week.
·Finally, if you're not quite sure what to get your SO, a CalligraphyPets gift certificate (comes with a free greeting card) is always a nice treat to place on his/her plate before dinner.


Jeanne Rhea said...

I just saw a quiz to determine what kind of chocolate you are. Forgot where it was. It was a good one.

CREATIVEGoddess said...

Found it here.

I'm dark chocolate -typical. ;)

CREATIVEGoddess said...

Andrew's Milk Chocolate -not surprising.

Madam said...

Would you believe, I'm dark chocolate!! Does that surprise you?