There was a time when we would book a fancy dinner at a fancy restaurant on the night of February 14. And so did everyone else and their mother. That meant battling with overcrowded seating and coughing up extra cash for a price gauged, subpar pre-fixe menu. The tradition went on for 6 or 7 years until we realized that we were grossly overthinking and overpaying our plans.
If you read about my approach to New Year’s Eve, then you know that I’m not a big fan of overhyped holidays (I’m looking at you, Halloween). The night turns out so much better when you ignore the pressures to have the “Best <Insert Holiday> Ever” and plan something that’s just for you, not your Instagram feed or Facebook status.
Each year, we do a little date night switcheroo. On February 13, I’ll usually treat James to dinner at a restaurant we’ve never tried before. On February 14, James treats me a home cooked meal (which includes grocery shopping, food prep and dish washing!). It’s the best of both worlds: we get to indulge a bit, while avoiding the craziness of the actual holiday.
What are your plans for Valentine’s Day? Do you go all out or keep things low key? Let me know in the comments section!
Red Midi Cutout Dress (only $49 and comes in 4 colors!) / Kendra Scott Drusy Necklace / Leopard Clutch / Gold Cuff (c/o) / Nude Ankle Strap Heels