(Denim Dress: Asos, Lipstick: Sleek Matte Me 'Roja')
Valentines day, a bittersweet occasion. Some love it whilst other loathe it. 

Either way the shops are packed with novelty rose's and the DJ's are preparing the cheesiest love songs they can find, que 'Titanic, My heart will always go on' . Cinemas are getting involved on the act by prepping steamy valentines day viewing - 50 shades of grey style (Yikes) and chocolatiers are increasing our chances of type 2 diabetes with their influx of heart shaped chocolate. 


Commence the twitter tirades and cheesy loved up instagrams. 


But being single doesn't mean you can't get involved in Valentines day.
Prior to Mr Joseph being in my life i still enjoyed the day, minus the awful love declarations on social media. Be that with my friends or hanging out with family - and sometimes more then often just spoiling myself. 

For those of us who just aren't into the cheesy gimmicks of valentines day, here's a few alternatives partner or no partner

The No Cinema, Cinema.

Remember when you was small and stayed up late to watch films? Having to hide underneath pillows and sheets to stifle the sound in-case you woke someone. 
Well how about making a fort baby, oh yeah i went there. Arrange your living room like an outdoor cinema space. Move the chairs back and grab those cushions, set up a comfy floor space,  dim those lights and bring out the popcorn.  All the fun of the movies minus the awkward back row snogging - well that's always optional.

Recommended viewing: The Anti-Valentines Option, Blue Valentine (Will make you question the purpose of relationships, prepare the tissues) | Cheesy Option, When Harry Met Sally

Stay At Home Dinner Date.

Don't fancy a sitting in a crowded restaurant surrounded by couples gazing into each others eyes? Nope didn't think so. 
How about cooking up a lavish meal in your own home? And before you say it, yes you can cook. 
Invite your friends round and cook a big 3 course 'come dine with me style meal' try my Mini Valentines Day Cakes. And if that fails? Well there's always the take away option... 

Gift Giving No 'Favours' Needed

Buying presents for you're other half on Valentines day has to be one of the hardest tasks. Far too much guesswork involved especially if its a new relationship. I say sod it. How about buying presents for the other loves of your life? Your friends or family. 
Turn it into a 'secret santa' game and set a minimum spend. That way everyone can feel a little bit of luurrvvveeee on Valentines day.  



Bubbles without the fizz. Bubble bath time. 

The bubble bath, a valentines day classic. But this bath isn't for two, no trying to cram your self in at the tap end (in theory a romantic shared bath sounds saucy, but in practice not so much). 
Load your bath up with some aromatic bath bombs, try Lush 'Love Locket' and apply a hydrating face mask try Rodial 'Dragonsblood'.  For that extra treat play some music in the background. 

Recommended listening: The Anti Valentines day Option, Tina Turner 'Whats Love Got To Do With It?' | Cheesy Option, Stevie Wonder 'I Just Called To Say I Love you'. 

Charlotte x
 (Denim Dress: Asos, Lipstick: Sleek Matte Me 'Roja')
Valentines day, a bittersweet occasion. Some love it whilst other loathe it. 

Either way the shops are packed with novelty rose's and the DJ's are preparing the cheesiest love songs they can find, que 'Titanic, My heart will always go on' . Cinemas are getting involved on the act by prepping steamy valentines day viewing - 50 shades of grey style (Yikes) and chocolatiers are increasing our chances of type 2 diabetes with their influx of heart shaped chocolate. 


Commence the twitter tirades and cheesy loved up instagrams. 


But being single doesn't mean you can't get involved in Valentines day.
Prior to Mr Joseph being in my life i still enjoyed the day, minus the awful love declarations on social media. Be that with my friends or hanging out with family - and sometimes more then often just spoiling myself. 

For those of us who just aren't into the cheesy gimmicks of valentines day, here's a few alternatives partner or no partner

The No Cinema, Cinema.

Remember when you was small and stayed up late to watch films? Having to hide underneath pillows and sheets to stifle the sound in-case you woke someone. 
Well how about making a fort baby, oh yeah i went there. Arrange your living room like an outdoor cinema space. Move the chairs back and grab those cushions, set up a comfy floor space,  dim those lights and bring out the popcorn.  All the fun of the movies minus the awkward back row snogging - well that's always optional.

Recommended viewing: The Anti-Valentines Option, Blue Valentine (Will make you question the purpose of relationships, prepare the tissues) | Cheesy Option, When Harry Met Sally

Stay At Home Dinner Date.

Don't fancy a sitting in a crowded restaurant surrounded by couples gazing into each others eyes? Nope didn't think so. 
How about cooking up a lavish meal in your own home? And before you say it, yes you can cook. 
Invite your friends round and cook a big 3 course 'come dine with me style meal' try my Mini Valentines Day Cakes. And if that fails? Well there's always the take away option... 

Gift Giving No 'Favours' Needed

Buying presents for you're other half on Valentines day has to be one of the hardest tasks. Far too much guesswork involved especially if its a new relationship. I say sod it. How about buying presents for the other loves of your life? Your friends or family. 
Turn it into a 'secret santa' game and set a minimum spend. That way everyone can feel a little bit of luurrvvveeee on Valentines day.  



Bubbles without the fizz. Bubble bath time. 

The bubble bath, a valentines day classic. But this bath isn't for two, no trying to cram your self in at the tap end (in theory a romantic shared bath sounds saucy, but in practice not so much). 
Load your bath up with some aromatic bath bombs, try Lush 'Love Locket' and apply a hydrating face mask try Rodial 'Dragonsblood'.  For that extra treat play some music in the background. 

Recommended listening: The Anti Valentines day Option, Tina Turner 'Whats Love Got To Do With It?' | Cheesy Option, Stevie Wonder 'I Just Called To Say I Love you'. 

Charlotte x

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