Friday, February 4, 2011

Chocolate Hearts


I just bought some goodies at Hotel Chocolat on Newbury Street for my secret Valentine as part of the Memory Bean Designs Valentine's Swap! If only picking out a gift for my boyfriend were so easy.

I have to say, I'm getting pretty excited for February 14th. I have no plans yet, but exchanging flowers and candy always makes for a good day in my mind. Maybe my view is skewed because it's been years since I was single on Valentine's Day, but if I remember correctly, I never minded the holiday. Probably because I have wonderful parents who bought me chocolate and roses each year I was without a boyfriend.

So, what are your plans? And if you're single, do you treat Valentine's Day as an overblown Hallmark holiday or as a chance to celebrate your platonic loved ones?

27 comments:

  1. I love your parents!! They sound awesome. We have no particular plans, but I wouldn't mind receiving a little of that swag you're displaying up there.

    Have a great weekend!
    Carrie

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  2. It makes me nuts that people fixate on being single or not on V-day. I enjoy it for all of the crafts, sweets, and telling all of the special people in your life that you care about them. Who says its only about romantic love?
    I've been working on some gaudy, cheesy valentines for my nieces haha!

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  3. yum! i will a single lady, and prob hang out with my single lady friends lol ;)

    enjoy your weekend!

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  4. That's so sweet of your parents!

    I've not been single for 4 years but I always HATED valentines day when I was!

    www.blahblahbecky.co.uk

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  5. Husband and I always cook up some lobster (pot pie, mac and cheese, surf and turf) and drink some good champagne to celebrate. We adopted the annual tradition after too many rushed dinners out. It's also close to my bday so my gifts tend to get combined (like having a birthday close to Christmas), but that is the only child in me complaining:)

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  6. I've already started celebrating Valentine's Day ha ha I just love everything about it. However, I openly professed my disdain for the holiday until about three years ago when I started dating my boyfriend. Now I'm a big sappy, goopy romantic. And my Mom still sends me a care package in the mail. I think she likes Valentine's Day even more than I do ha! My boyfriend and I have reservations at our favorite restaurant and I'm sure some chocolate, flowers and bubbly will be involved. x

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  7. Ohmygaw. YUMMY! Now I'm craving chocolate really badly. Lol. If my boyfriend gives me chocolates this year for Valentine's Day, I'm going to be torn between love and hate. (I will eat them all and they will go STRAIGHT to my hips!!). Sigh.

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  8. Your parents are just too sweet- that is so kind of them to make sure you still received the tradition V-day love :)

    Can't wait to see you in NY!
    XXXO
    M

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  9. I won't be with my partner on V day. :(
    but i will buy lots of presents to him when I come back home
    See you in NYC
    Lee x

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  10. ahha, my parents do the same, so sweet :)

    intothefoldfashion.blogspot.com

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  11. I love Hotel Chocolat's chocolate. It's so yummy. We don't have any plans for V-day. We may just stay at home, cook dinner and play Scrabble. We're not very big on the whole v-day festivities, though I love to make v-day cards :-)

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  12. Ohhh I don't think I really have vday plans! I don't get too excited about it - but am hoping to get chocolate :)

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  13. That's the sweetest thing parents could do! If I get some choclate on V Day I'd be happy. I'd have to drop some hints around the house though!

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  14. I still have no idea what I'm getting my man candy...but I hope he picks me up some chocolate. HAHA

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  15. yummi!!! and sweet!
    Love your comments! thank you! hope you know that k come karolina is also on bloglovin, facebook and twitter :) so cu soon!!!

    xoxo from rome
    K.
    http://kcomekarolina.blogspot.com/
    (there's a GIVE-AWAY on my blog!)

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  16. Your parents are so lovely. I also love Valentine's Day. We usually go for a romantic dinner somewhere really nice:) Happy Sunday, darling

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  17. Mm, Delicious!




    www.shevahh.blogspot.com
    xo

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  18. I have never tried these but they look great all wrapped and packaged! We will be in Florida for a getaway for Valentines. I can't wait to leave this cold weather.

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  19. You have awesome parents lady! Loving these chocolate hearts too! XX

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  20. I hope to celebrate with the hubs- first V-Day as a married gal! But alas, he has class aaaaaaaalllllllllll day and will probably be stressed and grumpy when he comes home. On a happier note, whomever gets your chocolates are lucky....those look so good. I really like that bag they come in....nicely branded!

    -Kirsten

    PS Just added you to my blogroll! :)

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  21. We're moving back together just a few days before Valentines so that will definitly be the biggest present and celebration for both of us! :D
    xxx

    http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/

    P.S: I'm having an awesome designer dress giveaway... interested? ;)

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  22. Ps: thanks, sweetie for the lipstick ideas. Im so going to try that one:) Happy day, darling
    Kisses

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  23. They are sooooooo cute, and perfect for Valentines day!
    I have no plans yet but my life with my beloved boyfriend is a daily celebration!
    xx

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  24. Love chocolate and love Hotel Chocolat... i remember when they first opened in London - i signed up and a big fat box of chocolates delivered to my front door - service doesn't get any better than that!

    I have no idea what's goin down on V day, but I wish you lots of hugs!
    x.o.x.o

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  25. Hey there, i'm holding a competition to win a cute satchel bag and candle on my blog this week if you fancy checking it out? www.clazzerati.blogspot.com xx

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  26. Thanks for participating in the swap!!! I had soooo much fun:-)

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