Let's talk Valentine's Day. Because like it or not, this Hallmark holiday is just around the corner.
Being absolutely real with you, I am all about a holiday that celebrates love in all of its aspects. In fact, I believe love should be celebrated every day without the need of a super special occasion. But it’s still nice that there is an official day to get all romantic and stuff. *giggles*
For better or worse Valentine’s Day has become an extremely commercialized holiday, driving a lot of us away from the true meaning behind it. Here’s where I believe we should all take a step back and set some priorities straight.
Boyfriends, exes, lovers, and friends with benefits... We all know you'll be taking care of these at some point. But what about your besties? Your homegirls? Your ride or die confidants till the very end? What about those girls who were there for you during your toughest breakups? Who patiently listened to your dissection of how your relationship crumbled into pieces over and over again. What about the girls who handed you the Kleenex and helped you with your mascara when it was all over the place from all that crying? What about those same girls who reminded you how much you're truly worth and who persistently motivated you to get back on your feet and take over the world once again!
Have you thought about celebrating any of those friendships and relationships we sometimes end up taking for granted? That’s what I thought.
So whether or not you have a hot tamale to cuddle up with on Valentine’s, make sure you also set some time aside to remind your chicas how incredibly amazing and important they are in your life. And if you’re scrambling for gift ideas to further show them how much they mean to you, I have 16 absolutely perfect gift ideas you can easily get at this absolutely gorgeous little store in Williamsburg called Grace & Favor!
(Fear not, they also have an online shop!)
Meet Andrea Brooke, the mastermind behind Grace & Favor. Think Britain and Brooklyn colliding in the most striking of ways and having a bunch of adorable little knickknacks, stationary, and all around lovely home décor pieces as their beautiful babies. Yes, I went there.
Andrea takes particular pride in the magic and uniqueness her store has to offer. Her style definitely brings a certain peculiarity to the store’s atmosphere and her lively and cheery demeanor made of my visit to Grace & Favor a quite memorable one! Her vast interior design experience and her exquisite taste come into play in a fantastic manner at her Williamsburg shop, where every little detail adds up to the enchantment the store has to offer.
From wallpapers, fabrics, home fragrances, modern china, vintage furniture & rugs, stationery, one of a kind pillows, and everything in between, you’ll be able to find exactly what you need for your Valentine’s Day gifts at Grace & Favor. I swear, I couldn’t be more in love with this place! So without further ado, here are my top 16 picks to remind your gal pals how much you value and treasure their friendship this upcoming Valentine’s weekend!