“All you need is love, love is all you need.” The Beetles were spot on when they belted out the lyrics to their 1967 hit, after all you can have money and power, but it’s all so much better if you have someone to share it all with. Love can come in all forms, look around you – there’s the loving bond of a united family, the love built up amongst a group of old friends, the love shared with a partner and even a bit of unconditional love from your faithful pet.
If you are all loved up with a partner, then February 14th may well arrive accompanied with a sentimental card, cute gift and kisses aplenty. Valentine’s day is a traditionally a day for wooing and romance, so get ready to show your better half just how much they mean to you. No pressure! We have a Cristian martyr, Valentinus, to thank for the day, the celebration was created in honor of him. So, what will you do to mark Valentine’s Day? Head down the tunnel of love with us as we explore the options, let’s get slushy together.
Enjoy a Candlelit Meal.
Dim the lights, put on some “mood” music and cook a scrumptious 3 course meal for your beloved. You will get extra brownie points if you are not an overly competent cook, your partner will be touched by the effort you have had to put in to get it right. Keep it simple with an easy starter, such as smoked salmon, and don’t go into show off mode for the main, if you’ve never cooked a lobster before today is not the time to give it a go! Get it right and hopefully after all of that there will be plenty of naughtiness for dessert.
Set the mood with a thoughtfully dressed dining table. The Tulip Dining Table, from VOGA, inspired by Eero Saarinen would be perfect. With a distinctive design that makes it stand out, The Tulip Dining Table is great if you are seeking timeless elegance.
Our lives are so busy nowadays, make time for your partner on Valentine’s day. Treat yourselves to an expensive bottle of champagne, what other excuse do you need to open it other the fact you are hopelessly in love?
We spend too much time saving up all of those good things in life for a special occasion (designer shoes, your best coat etc), but why not make the moment you are living right now special? Crack open the champers, put your feet up and enjoy one another’s company.
Snuggle up on the Florence Knoll Style 2-Seater Sofa from VOGA. You can choose from cashmere; classic and premium leather and the sofa comes in different neutral tones. It’s minimal in its design but very comfy – with padded cushions, perfect for a romantic night in.
Flowers and Chocolates.
Two of the days staples – Valentines day goes hand in hand with the customary chocolate and flowers. Chocolates should be delicate and exquisite -steer clear of big, cheap boxes- when it comes to chocolate it’s always quality over quantity. Red roses still top the list of romantic blooms but if you want to go for something different try bright pink gerbera daisies or stargazer lilies for vibrancy.
You will need a place to display those stunning flowers, check out the Warren Platner Side Table from VOGA. If you like 60’s modernism this is a winner with its steel rods and clear glass top.
Get Loved Up With VOGA.
Here at VOGA, we are romantics at heart – we like the idea of spending quality time with loved ones in comfortable and stylish surroundings. Come and take a look at our beautiful mid-century and Scandinavian inspired furniture, with a focus on designers such as Charles Eames, Arne Jacobsen and many more. With stylish interiors to suit every taste, you will be sure to find complementary pieces that will bring out the best in your home.
Here’s to Valentine’s Day and loving your home with VOGA.