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Pancakes and Valentines: Best Week Ever?

Well, it’s Tuesday again and it’s NOT JUST ANY TUESDAY. It’s PANCAKE Tuesday! Otherwise known as Shrove Tuesday, aka the start of Lent, aka Mardi Gras (literally fat Tuesday) so we have A LOT to celebrate. Are you having pancakes for breakfast? Or maybe for lunch or dinner, or PERHAPS ALL THREE MEALS??! Well enjoy! There’s something kind of luxurious and decadent about eating something typically associated with the weekend in the middle of the week. It’s definitely a mood enhancer, that’s for sure! 


It’s also, of course, the day before Valentine’s Day and if you’re a person who enjoys celebrating this holiday, you may already have your plans set. Which is a good thing, because Valentine’s Day is one of the busiest in the restaurant world because of course all the lovers want to head out for a romantic dinner on the big day!


If you celebrate Valentine’s Day and you haven’t yet made those reservations or plans, well you might have to get a bit more creative last minute, but it’s ok! We have faith in you and your ability to shine under pressure – just like a diamond! You’re welcome.


Or, maybe for you, it’s just another Wednesday. That’s ok too, and actually, you’re who we’d like to talk to in this blog post. If you find yourself alone on V-Day while it seems like everyone you know is out doing the big romance thing, we have a couple of ideas for you.


Of course, there’s always Netflix and a pizza, but you know what? Netflix and pizza will always be there for you, and that’s the beauty of it. And if you’re down to binge-watch a show in your sweats and order food, GO FOR IT. You only live once, as they say.

Want to do something a little different? What about an in-home spa treatment, courtesy of Aveda? The Living Aveda blog has the perfect ingredients to do just that in their recent article At-Home Spa Night. Choose one area to focus on (face, hands, feet) or treat yourself to the entire full-body experience! Some of the products listed in this article might already be living on your shelves or in your bathroom, but if you need anything in particular, there’s still time to get to Willow today and tomorrow so you’re all set for your big evening!


If you decide to do an in-home manicure or pedicure, may we suggest the following article for an excellent selection of nail polish: from PopSugar, their list entitled These Are the 10 Prettiest Rose Gold Nail Polishes in Town is giving us all the feels!


Rose gold, it would seem, is here to stay, and is it any wonder? It’s such a delicate, lovely colour and with seemingly infinite variations, there’s a version to suit every skin tone. So bejewel your fingers and/or toes this Valentine’s Day, and – dare we say it – get a jump on spring with fresh looking rosy nails.


We really do hope you take advantage of the day celebrating love to celebrate yourself.  Most of us spend an awful lot of time focusing on the other people in our lives, whether friends, family, coworkers, or whoever, and less time on ourselves. We think this “me time” or “self-care” or whatever you want to call it is equally as important, if not more important to our own well-being. Because, as RuPaul famously said: “If you can’t love yourself, how the hell are you gonna love somebody else?” Can we get an amen? 

Feel the love, friends. For each other and for yourselves. See you back here on Friday!

This article was posted in Aveda, Food & Drink, Products, Seasonal, Skin, Trends.
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