Happy Valentine’s Day! Despite being a single lady at the moment, I must confess that as I crumble into middle-age I have come around on Valentine’s Day — mostly because I enjoy hearts in general from an iconography standpoint, and I also love pink and red. So why not embrace the time of year when you can buy all those things? (I have a friend who buys up all the heart-shaped items at Williams-Sonoma on February 15th, and I would be a liar if I said I didn’t love Le Creuset’s heart-shaped dutch oven.)  I celebrate Valentine’s as a romantic AND platonic day — we could all get hit by a meteor at any moment, so it’s nice to be reminded to tell people that you love them. And, personally, I believe that Valentine’s Day is a holiday on which you should treat the person you’ll truly be with forever: Yourself. I, for example, bought myself these earrings for Valentine’s Day, and I’m going to be so pleased with myself when they get here and I get to give them to me. (I also wanted these shoes, but so far have resisted.)

I rounded up some goodies I thought you might like for yourself.

FYI: GFY uses affiliate links where available, which means we get a tiny bonus if you get yourself something new. I can assure you that all treats were personally chosen by me while I sat around drinking tea and watching Midsomer Murders.

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