Valentine’s Day Roundup

I can’t believe Valentine’s Day is tomorrow. Not because I’m not ready, I bought my cutesy husband and hearts cards, but because the past year has zipped by. I hoped once we got married in April, time would slow down a bit. Not the case.

I pride myself on being a pretty good gift-giver, but once V-Day rolls around I’m all out of gift-spiration, having celebrated back-to-back family birthdays in the fall, followed by Christmas and last but not least, Mainman’s birthday in January.

I figured I’d post some links here in case you needed some help getting in the Valentine’s Day mood. Girls, if you’re like me, you have insisted in the past on not wanting anything on 2/14, “You know what honey? I don’t need anything. Just get me a card.” Then, famously, when Mainman listens to me and doesn’t do anything, I’m disappointed. So this year I told him to buy me a nice pair of underwear and call it a day. For those of you who are single, don’t fret, friends and family can be your Valentines, too.

Top 10 Aphrodisiacs and where to find them in New York (my first blog, Mona’s Apple)

Best spots for a first date in New York (Mona’s Apple — I wish I could offer my own romantic restaurant guide to Angelenos, but my dining out knowledge here still pales in comparison to when I was living in New York as a single gal.)

Where to Eat in L.A. on Valentine’s Day (LA Times)

Your pet is the best Valentine ever

Animal odd couples (ABC)

Eco-conscious flower options (La Times)

Alternatives to dinner and a date (NYMag)

Gratuitous bulldog cuteness (Cute Overload)

What to watch on V-Day if you’re single (HuffPo)

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide (InStyle)

Best Movie Love Stories (Vanity Fair)

Chocolate desserts for Valentine’s Day (Martha Stewart)

Cocktails for Valentine’s Day (Saveur)

Top 50 Love Songs of All Time (Billboard)

Ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day if you’re a parent (ABC)

Hearts in nature (Pinterest)

Have fun and Happy Valentine’s Day!

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