Don’t hate me, but I love Valentine’s Day. I think it’s sweet and romantic – well, the thought of it…not the “speed dating, horrible dates and cheesy gifts” of it.
I realize that I’m very, very fortunate. I’ve been married to my best friend for a long time. We goof off together and laugh together…you name it, Ry-Guy is my PIC (partner in crime). He travels a lot, and when he’s across the world, I feel that a big piece of Dom is missing. We absolutely are not that annoying couple who dresses the same or calls each other “Schmoopy”, but I love the guy. He’s my number one cheerleader. He’s also mastered the art of gift giving…thank God.
I remember one of the first Valentine’s Day gifts that Ryan bought me – a Cypress Hill CD. I feigned happiness while simultaneously wondering if this person knew me at all. Sure, I loved B-Real and his crew, but I was hoping my Valentine’s Day gift would be more on the sparkly side. I look back on that and laugh (especially since that CD turned out to be awesome). These days, my wonderful husband treats me to wonderful experiences like a great meal at fine restaurants, or a night at the ballet. Every now and then, I’m lucky enough to receive a little sparkle.
For this Valentine’s Day, ALEX AND ANI have some gorgeous gifts to choose from for that someone special in your life (including yourself). So, no matter how you choose to spend Valentine’s Day, ALEX AND ANI have a wealth of gifties to keep you smitten (and chic + stylish).
I adore my Jade Pendant Necklace. I’m generally attracted to jade’s rich, green colour, and love the virtues of the stone also: wisdom, justice, modesty, courage and purity. When you gift someone with a piece of jade, you are wishing them a long and happy life too. And check out the Rhodonite Pendant Necklace! With its interesting mix of pink and black on silver chain, it is highly flattering. Did you know that Rhodonite is the “stone of love” as it activates, stimulates and clears the heart chakra (the centre of spiritual power in the human body)? GAH! I wish it wasn’t sold out when I visited the store!
I’m hopelessly addicted to ALEX AND ANI’s stackable bracelets, and chose these pretties to add to my collection. A sucker for anything with hearts on it, I found this Love Sweet Set Of 3 Bracelets adorable. Far from cheesy like bad chocolates and definitely not tawdry like terrible lingerie, this Love Sweet Set is shimmery, opalescent and flattering.
Wishing you all nothing but love this Valentine’s Day! Let me know what ALEX AND ANI jewels you pick up!
*A huge thank you to ALEX AND ANI for providing sparkling samples in exchange for my honest opinion.