As you know this Sunday is Valentine’s Day. You also know that I call February the love month and I am all about giving and spreading love whenever possible. Sunday is one of my favourite days of the week. It’s the end of the week, yes the day before work but ignore reality for a minute. It’s the one day you get to sleep in. Perhaps have breakfast in bed and watch Netflixs. A great day to go out for brunch or take a nice stroll around the neighbourhood if the weather is agreeable. It’s the day when most lovers take the time to relax and spend time with each other. Without the fuss that normally takes place on Saturdays where you’re trying to get things done around the house. Running to the grocery store or the millions of things you just can’t seem to fit into a weekday happen on a Saturday. On Sunday, yes, you must rest, still your mind and do something that fills your heart. Even if you’re single you can still take advantage of sweet lovers Sunday. Pamper yourself or get lost in a new book. It’s also a great day to experiment with new recipes as well. Cooking is very therapeutic because it eases the mind; you can simply get lost in the moment of it all. The end result is a delicious dish made by you or you and your partner; it tastes even better.
What Lovers Can Do This Sunday
Rather than buy chocolate, consider making your own. With Avocados? Trust me, it’s a good idea and easy to make. Take a look at this recipe I posted -> here.
I recently stumbled upon a Toronto gem. It’s romantic and reminds me of a quaint little cafe in the South of France. If you’re in Toronto this Valentine’s Day stop my Maman Toronto for their delicious pasteries and brunch menu; it’s blissfully good.
If you want to avoid the crowd. Make brunch together. I feel that couples who do things together build stronger bonds. Cooking is a great way to work together and talk about your week or perhaps open up about things you haven’t told your partner about before. Definitely take this opportunity to communicate and remember to let your guard down and just be real. There’s no need to be defensive or guarded. Vulnerability is essential in love and it’s the only way to truly connect in a meaningful and honest way.
Don’t forget to pick up some champagne, mimosas are very necessary on a Valentine’s Day brunch. Rather than orange juice, make freshly squeezed grapefruit juice instead ( this is one of my favourites)
To be honest, baths rule. I can’t imagine not having a bathtub. Some people aren’t into them but I don’t think they have ever tried a coupled bath session. Solo baths are great…play some Sarah McLachlan right?! But a bath with your lover, oh yes, it doesn’t get better than this. Play some Marvin Gaye! Dim the lights, light a few scented candles, play some good ambiance music and don’t forget your mimosas and handmade chocolates; you’re all set. This is a gauranteed great evening with you and that someone special.
At the end of the day simply spending some one on one time is important. We get so busy with our lives that we forget to connect with those we love. If you have someone special in your life, don’t take them for granted. It’s not easy to meet someone you connect with and in turn someone who genuinely likes you for you. Love is a beautiful thing and it doesn’t come all that easy these days. So relish in it. It’s Sunday after all, the official day for lovers.
Here is some mood music to get you in a Sundays are for lovers state of mind.
Zayn Malik – Pillow Talk
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