All I Want For Valentine's Day
I don’t particularly like roses. I’ve nothing against them really, they’re just a little traditional for my taste. And my favorite flowers—tulips and peonies—aren’t readily available this time of year. I’m also not a big fan of going out to dinner on Valentine’s Day, largely because February 14 usually falls somewhere in the middle of the work/school week, which means we have to be up early the next day. What I really want today? Cozy ambiance—at home.
To me, this means a glass of sauvignon blanc, a roaring fire, thick blankets slung all over the couch, and a big, lush, sexy candle burning in the family room. I’ve written before about candles I like to give (and receive) as gifts. And maybe because I have an unusually acute sense of smell (must be God’s way of balancing out the fact that I’m blind as a bat), fragrance, particularly the right candle, can totally impact my mood.
Tonight, I will be burning LAFCO New York's Wine Room Candle. It has grownup, perfect-for-cold-Michigan-winter-nights notes like black pomegranate, cognac and sour cherry. It also lasts forever—with a burn time of about 90 hours, which makes the $60 price easier to swallow. Celebrating Valentine's Day in warmer weather? LAFCO New York's Penthouse Candle, which smells just like crisp, tart champagne is another romantic (but lighter) option. Enjoy!