When it comes to Valentine’s Day, there are two kinds of people.
The ones that loooooove it – they start thinking about it the minute Christmas has come and gone, count the days, make elaborate plans, buy presents… And the ones that hate it – it’s too commercial they say, why celebrate love only one day of the year, they ask.
And then there’s the rest of us, stuck in the middle and sort of lost about it all.
The Valentine’s Day haters are probably right – there’s no reason why any and everyone should go above and beyond to showcase their love on February the 14th. But at the same time, why not take the opportunity and make the day a touch more special than your average Wednesday?
Enters the low key Valentine’s day.
The idea is to seize the chance to celebrate the ‘Day of Love’ with the one(s) you, ahem, love, but without making a big deal of it.
A loosely-planned evening at home (over-crowded, over-priced restaurant meals are a hard-no for me) with simple treats to celebrate love in its simplicity. Something intimate, and all about making the most of your Valentine(s).
Depending on what feels ‘specials’ to you, you might decide to get food to take away or delivered.
Or you might want to try your hand at cooking a simple but delicious meal.
This year, my BF’s actually in charge of V-Day cooking. He’ll be making my absolute favourite dish –pasta carbonara. I’ll put together a walnut salad. Then we’ll have ice cream (I’ve gotten my hands on the limited edition Haagen Dazs Cherry Blossom*, which I tried in paris last summer and can’t wait to have again!) and watch a movie (possibly Moulin Rouge because it’s been too long).
And that’s it. Not too different from our usual weekday evening routine, but still something a bit different to be excited about.
And truth be told, I can’t wait!
Are you team No-Valentine’s, All-Out Valentine’s or Low Key Valentine’s? I’d love to know how you plan your ‘day of love’!
Great low-key Valentine’s (or any other date!) recipes
Tray roast salad (V+GF options)
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*This product was sent to me by the brand or their PR agency to review. All flower-flavour ice cream loving my own.