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I once read that Valentine's Day was created some decades ago, to fill the dreary winter gap that falls between Christmas & Easter.

It is certainly true (for me at least!) that having a memorable date for celebration in the diary can lift the spirits and give you something to look forward to. So who knows, maybe that little myth is true!

I have some friends for whom Valentine's Day is abhorred, whilst for others it’s romanticized and cherished. Personally, it’s an anniversary date for myself and my husband – not something that was planned I should say!

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Whether you love or hate Valentine's Day, are single or in a relationship – I think it’s a good opportunity to take a moment to value the relationships around us, and to show ourselves some kindness, peace, time and respect.

"Galentines...the practice of getting your girlfriend’s over on Valentine's! Facemasks, films, food and chat – all sound like true bliss!"

So here are some ideas for things to do on the day, as well as Valentine’s-inspired treats for yourself perhaps....

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  • Mindfulness: When was the last time you took 10 minutes to sit quietly, [without your Smartphone] and just relax? Social media and a busy lifestyle can really wreak havoc on our physical and mental wellbeing. Not getting enough (quality) sleep, not eating well and being constantly ‘online’ and ‘available’, can all take their toll on how we look and how we feel.

    Anxiety, depression & insomnia are all common symptoms that can appear out of nowhere, but often have roots in our lifestyle choices or life experiences. Mindfulness definitely helps, but it’s something that gets easier and more effective the more you do it! It’s effectively the practice of focusing on ‘now’, instead of the future or the past. There is a really great book I can recommend for this, or if you wish to have something to listen to, positive affirmations on YouTube are what do it for me.

  • Galentines: I love this new name that’s been given to the practice of getting your girlfriend’s over on Valentine's! Facemasks, films, food and chat – all sound like true bliss! Some of my favorite Valentine's-themed goodies include:
  1. Dr Sebagh ‘Rose de Vie Hydrating Mask’
  2. Aqua De Parma ‘Peonia Nobile EDP 100ml’
  3. Molton Brown ‘Rhubarb & Rose Candle’
  4. Nivea ‘Raspberry & Rosé Lip Butter’
  5. Charbonnel Et Walker Dusted Strawberry truffles
  6. BEAUTIFUL pale pink Saint Laurent Blogger bag & matching YSL card holder, both from LUISAVIAROMA.

"I once read that Valentines Day was created some decades ago, to fill the dreary winter gap that falls between Christmas & Easter."

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1 Comment

  • 12 Feb 2017
  • Lucy Wright

Love it Sophie!!
Love you always xxx

Sophie Shohet

Thank you so much Lucy, I hope you are having a great weekend! xxx

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