Valentine's Day is just a WEEK AWAY, and it's not too late to choose something fun as a gift for that special someone... or even for YOURSELF. Because you're special, too!
With that in mind, I went in search of some new "love" fabulousness to share with you for February.
I know DVDs aren't such a big deal these days, but if you're like me, you love a good chick flick every now and then. Why not start out the holiday with a romantic movie... or two? I have so many favorites that it was a bit hard to narrow it down, but I went with two that are now modern classics: the BBC mini-series of Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice -- because who would ever get tired of Colin Firth in the wet white shirt -- and Notting Hill with Hugh Grant NOT playing a randy playboy type (he's so good at those bad-boy characters but this was a refreshing change). In fact, the way he looks at Julia Roberts in that final scene is so perfect, so "I just won the love lottery!" that when I was single and trying to visualize my ideal relationship, I wanted to find a man who would look at me exactly that way. And yes, Georges looks at me that way every single day.
Valentine's Day would not be complete without a little something sweet. I can't get them here in France, but I do like Dove milk chocolates, and the shape of this pretty box caught my eye. Yes, girls, I know we're all perpetually on diets, but maybe this is one holiday where, if a nice guy offers you some chocolates, you should just smile and say "Thank you, they look delicious... would you like to share them with me?" And then shut up about how you think you need to lose weight and how dare he tempt you with chocolate!
Now, if some of you guys out there are about to pop the question... I found the cutest little box in which to put that special piece of jewelry. The lady in question would have to have a bit of a whimsical sense of humor, because the box is by LEGO. (Hint to fathers of little girls: you can also buy your petite princesse some bling, too.)
The heck with waiting for someone else to get you something for Valentine's Day... how about getting yourself some comfortable feet this summer, with these so-cute red FitFlops? I'm completely in love with this line of shoes, and as they aren't so widely available here in France, I will probably be doing more shoe-shopping on Amazon myself. FitFlops does take returns via mail, so no worries if a size isn't just right; you can change them or get a refund.
And... yes, I realize this next one is completely over the top, but I had no idea that on Amazon you can now purchase art and collectibles. This month also marks the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' first appearance in America on the fabled Ed Sullivan show, and you can be the proud owner or giver of a signed, numbered print of that appearance by photographer Harry Benson, of the Fab Four during their actual performance. Which is seriously fabulous as a music collectible.
Wishing you all a wonderful Valentine's Day... whether you're part of a pair or not, there are so many different kinds of love in the world, and in the end, as a certain famous quartet once sang... All You Need is Love -- Love is All You Need.