New York has blown us over, buried us in snow, and chilled us to the core. Winter is more than half over, but Spring feels oh so far away. We thought to ourselves, what would we want for this Valentine’s day ? This year cozy and close to home sounds much better than glitzy or grand. So we went to work creating a treat you could easily throw together this weekend if you’ve left pampering your Valentine to the last minute. We started with the idea that nothing is more special than a quiet nourishing breakfast made by someone you love. We chose a clean palette of white linens, a white plate, and a few unique blooms for a peek of color. The flowers + greenery are so beautiful on their own we just popped them in a small champagne glass. We chose a deep red peony + a purple sweet pea for our setting. Our cutie pie wooden heart, menu card, and lined stamp we bought online at a new favorite : Olive Manna.
You can find most of our ingredients in your fridge, and the rest at your closest grocer. We baked eggs with cream + truffle salt, sauteed kale with olive oil, sea salt and a squeeze of fresh lemon, and made sweet little heart butter patties with nothing more than some chopped cherries + an ice tray. Serve this all with some delicious local bread, and your Valentine’s day will be off to a great start.
Of course it wouldn’t be February 14th without some sweets, even if it is first thing on a monday morning. For that, we grabbed a bar of our favorite Mast Brother’s Chocolate, and bought (shh !) a yummy cupcake + sparkle heart cookie. And the special little gift you bought ? We love it wrapped in yesterday’s paper with Olive Manna’s simple cotton ribbon.
We hope this helps you if your last minute scrambling ! This is easy as pie, and thoughtful as can be. Maybe most importantly in this corner of the world, it’s cozy + quiet. Happy Valentine’s day ! Let us know how it goes.
Karen Mordechai: Styling + Photos - Lizzy Sall: Writing + Styling