Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Romance is in the Air

I have a child, perhaps, like many of you do. I love her so much and generally spend most of my time thinking about her, organizing her day, and making sure she has everything she needs. Being a parent is so very rewarding and, at times, so very demanding! Here at the cottage we are very kid friendly and love to see toys being played with, blankets being dragged through the mud, and little food bits sneaking behind literally every corner of the house. That’s what it’s like when you have little people running around.

Now, as much as I love the kid friendly, cartoon filled, bottle cleaning life that I have become accustomed to, I also believe in making time for me and my husband. Yes, I’m talking about the celebrated date night. When we grow up and make our darling little families, sometimes we forget to work on the relationship between us and our others. That’s why it’s important to actually work at our relationships (yes work) and make sure that you and your partner rejoice in a little romantic one on one time.

This gorgeous vintage dress is so startling red that I can hardly take my eyes off it! Imagine yourself in a little bistro in this classic and romantic piece sipping on some delicious coffee and holding hands under the table with your other. This dress from Great Grandma Agnes is so lovely - all eyes will deservedly be on the lady in red.

This stunning pearl necklace from Final Touch would be an eye catching addition worn with this vintage dress. Dazzling hematite pearls coupled with a distinctive sterling silver floral toggle scream elegance. There is nothing more classic than a beautiful set of pearls and I’m drawn to this set because they present a traditional look with a lot of flair.

To finish off the look for our date night I would love to see this vintage sterling silver ring from Mexico on my finger. I found this beautiful ring at Tania Cavenecia and love how full of character it is. The inside is stamped with “925 Mexico” and a makers mark adding to its distinctiveness.

Another must for date night – your trusty pocket mirror! Nothing puts a halt on a romantic evening like the dreaded spinach in the teeth or uneven lipstick trick. Zoom Berry boasts several different pretty motifs on their very affordably priced Chiyogami mirrors, which also include a velvet bag for storage.

And finally, as your date night is coming to an end, what better way to set the mood than with a stimulating candle from Lilsprout. These amazing candles are ECO friendly and made from 100% soy. I love that you can create your own custom candle pack, even choosing your own single note essential oils. There are many scents to choose from and Lilsprout has all your options clearly laid out and easy to understand.

What a romantic evening of coffees and candle light, holding hands and looking great. The baby is asleep, the cottage is quite.


  1. Thank you so much for the feature!!!

    Lovely blog.

    -Mj of

  2. i absolutely love your blog, thankyou so much for featuring my candles.

    by the way i just had to say, you are one heck of a writer..i was rivited the whole can sure tell a story and pull your readers into it.

    have a fantastik nite

  3. Great Etsy finds!

  4. I loved this post! I was right there in the red dress in the bistro with you. The images you have chosen are so great...