Valentine’s Day Breakfast Ideas for a Romantic Morning
Nothing says “I love you” like a scratch-made breakfast. And this is especially true when Valentine’s Day falls on a weekend. This year it will be a Sunday, and you know what that means — time in the morning to relax and enjoy a decadent meal with the one you love, where the only thing on your minds is delicious food and each other.
Starved for inspiration? The heart-shaped treats and berry-infused deliciousness of these 30 romantic recipes for breakfast in bed will get your creative juices flowing.
There are no dos and don’ts for a romantic Valentine’s Day breakfast. You can make it whatever you want it to be. Here are some ideas:
Set the stage. Wake your boo slowly by teasing his seven senses. Light some incense or scented candles, turn on some soft music and get that coffee or bacon going.
Cafe ooh la la. If breakfast is intended to be a prelude to sex, you may want to start with a shot of joe. Animal studies have shown that a shot of caffeine increases motivation for sex. Plus, we just think those flower designs in foamed milk are so romantic.
Make it sweet. Studies have linked desire in females to the availability of fruit in springtime. Separate studies have shown fructose increases sperm motility. Upshot? Sweet breakfast treats like pancakes, waffles, muffins, loafs — anything with batter — plus colorful berries like strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. Whipped cream? Of course!
Add a buzz. Have a pour Kalua or Irish cream in your coffees or a shot of vodka in your orange or tomato juice. It is a Sunday, after all, and you’ll have earned a little nap after breakfast.
Serve in style. Presentation is everything, so go all the way and serve it up on a tray. It will certainly make any syrupy things easier to eat. Add a linen napkin and a flower for panache.
Make it memorable. Whether post-nosh cuddling, a flirty pillow fight or something more sexy is your speed, make it a Valentine’s Day morning to remember.
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)