Friends, I know it has been quite sometime since I've posted or updated this blog! I'm sorry it has been crazy since I've started working again after my long holiday. This week has been quite special to me because my favorite holiday is coming up!
I know when people hear the words Valentine's Day, there's different emotions that comes to mind. You get the hopeless romantics that bashes their eye lashes in awe, or the people who despise the day altogether. However, despite the misconception I believe Valentine's day can be for everyone, couples, single people, or whoever simply loves themselves.
Recently, I've seen a lot more Galentine's Day celebrations, which is a great way to celebrate the love that friends, sisters, or close relatives have for each other. It's nice to spend time with your girlfriends and share some laughable moments.
However, if you do have that special someone in your life it's not simply about that ONE day, but, it's about the moments that you share everyday of your life. Valentine's day comes once a year and I'm not saying that you shouldn't celebrate. You should bask in each others love. However, don't let that one day be different than the rest. There should be love, compassion, and excitement everyday that you're with your partner not just on Valentine's Day.
Let's just say it was quite a crappy week. I felt extremely ill, to the point where I couldn't keep solids or liquids down. I had a fever and my stress level was through the rough. My husband saw this change in me and decided that he wanted to brighten my weekend.
There's another misconception that Valentine's day should be this grand and expensive escapade. When in reality it shouldn't be. It's about that time you spend with one another, whether it be simply talking through dinner, watching a movie and relaxing, or dancing the night away with your partner.
A couple years ago my husband took me to the Drake and I feel in love with it. When I was little, and would drive with my mom down lakeshore drive, I'd always tell her that I would visit there one day. I told my husband that in passing, not thinking anything of it. He remembered my silly childhood story and now I've officially been to the Drake twice.
The Drake is glorious filled with a olden romantic charm. I'm an old-fashioned kinda girl, so I love being immersed in a historic atmosphere that the Drake has.
We checked in late Friday night and decided to walk around downtown. It was a huge blizzard that morning so we couldn't go far. Instead of walking and freezing to death we decided to go to The Cheese Cake Factory. I hadn't been there in quite sometime but I have to say the Chicken Parm was quite good! It helps when you look forward to a scrumptious desert afterwards.
On Saturday I was surprised with breakfast in bed which I adored. What can be better than being woken up to the delicious smell of red velvet pancakes and mimosas? Afterwards, we went down for tea time which made me feel like I was transported to Europe. The ambiance was breath-taking. Between the classical harp playing in the background, to the great service, it was like a scene in the movies.
We finished our tea time by going on a carriage ride through the city with a beautiful horse named Taco.
I felt like Audrey Hepburn, one of my favorite actresses of all time. Of course for a luxurious event I had to plan my attire accordingly. If you're like me, on a budget, I went to Forever 21 and found a simple tie/wrap dress in a pinkish color with floral print. It's perfect for the Valentine's day weekend!
For all of you who are celebrating remember, don't fret, Valentine's day should be a day about love. There's many forms of love, love of friends, love of family, but most importantly love of yourself.
Below are some of my pictures from my weekend and my lovely dress! I have attached the link in case you want to get it for yourself :p
Until next time!