Happy Valentine’s Day

Well, here we are wrapping up another productive week. A long weekend is ahead of us here in DC. Yipee! And how awesome is the fact that Valentine’s Day falls on a Saturday? Which gives us a relaxed day of celebrating love with our sweethearts! Another yipee!

Don’t you find the mad dash home after work to make dinner reservations sort of a pain? I certainly do. This year for Valentine’s Day I am so not into the hassle of dealing with restaurant reservations, over-priced prefixed menus and over-crowded restaurants. Yes, yes I know it is a good excuse for a date with your honey and hard to resist the scrumptious menus, being waited on, no clean up…I get it. I did it. Now I’m so over it. And its not like you actually need an occasion to enjoy a Zagat recommendation. With the current economic uncertainty it goes without saying we all need some creative and wallet friendly ways to show our love. And I prefer intimate celebrations of love….cozy, unrestrained and private.

Romantic picnic in a vineyard, candlelight dinner (all courses home made and cooked together of course), rosé champagne, oysters, chocolate desserts, flowers, music, sweet nothings, laughter, lots of love and of course Mr. Mochatini. My perfect Valentine’s day date 🙂 A hopeless romantic – yep that’s me.

What are your plans for V-day?

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Happy Valentine’s Day.

Heather Knight’s Element Clay Studio

Heather Knight finds inspiration for her collections in nature. You can see this in each piece that is designed in 3D. Heather’s Environmental collection is refreshing. She also runs a blog about her work.

I would love to feel the texture of some of these. See more handmade ceramics by Heather on Etsy.

Large Urchin Bowl Icy Blue

Available at elementclaystudio on Etsy, the bowl is made of high fired porcelain, unglazed on the outside and translucent icy blue glaze on the interior. It is very durable but has a sense of weightless fragility. Isn’t it just gorgeous?

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Turf Micro Tile

Turf Micro Tile

Turf Micro Tile

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