Posts Tagged ‘Valentine’s Day’

Top Ten: Valentine’s Day Gifts

1. Waxing Poetic Boutique Collection Scribbler Necklace 2. Waxing Poetic Charm Camp Love 3. Lollia Relax Bubble Bath 4. Macaron Soaps Gift Box 5. Jessie Steele Apron June Cross Stitch Hearts 6. Tocca Beauty Eau De Parfum Viaggio #1 7. Waxing Poetic Charm Lucky Chances Heart 8. Kendra Scott Victoria Ivory Earrings 9. Drops of Jupiter Guava Pink Gold Earrings 10. Kendra Scott Mara Bright Red Necklace

Love is in the air at Layla Grayce! Ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day, we’ve compiled a fabulous collection of our favorite gifts to make your special someone smile. Shop our Valentine’s Day collection here.

Celebrate With Kate: Valentine’s Day With Loralee Lewis

Loralee Lewis @LaylaGrayceKate Landers here, thrilled to share Valentine’s Day dinner party inspiration and free exclusive printable gift tags courtesy of the incredibly talented designer, Loralee Lewis. It is with great joy that I can take this opportunity to introduce you to Loralee (whose favorite holiday happens to be Valentine’s Day!) and her latest collection, debuting right here on Layla Grayce. Loralee is founder of her self-named business, Loralee Lewis, a company specializing in event paper and fine stationery for special events. She also serves as the party editor of Babiekins Magazine. When she isn’t designing wedding suites or styling photo shoots, you will likely find her trying to keep up with her four small children.

Loralee Lewis Paper Boutique @LaylaGrayce
Design, Styling & Photography by Loralee Lewis

I asked Loralee if she would design a few free printable Valentine’s Day gift tags exclusively for Layla Grayce readers, and she said yes! I wanted a sophisticated yet simple design, using soft pink and another color such as grey, gold or emerald green. I knew with very few guidelines, she would create something absolutely perfect. Two of the gift tag designs feature sweet love phrases, which Loralee suggests can also be use yearlong attached to favors for weddings, baby showers or a girl’s first birthday.

Loralee Lewis Paper Design for Valentine's Day @LaylaGrayce
Design, Styling & Photography by Loralee Lewis

In her own words, “Paper gives hosts and hostesses the chance to express themselves and their personalities beyond flowers and a table setting. When done correctly, paper can bring an event to life! Each paper item is adorned with cheeky phrases, such as ‘Take Me. I’m Yours.’ to keep guests on their toes. My goal is to create paper people will cherish for a lifetime, tokens of happy memories.”

Loralee Lewis Valentine's Day Paper Suite @LaylaGrayce
Design, Styling & Photography by Loralee Lewis

Much like other admirers of Layla Grayce, Loralee values quality and exceptional design. She is always innovating and creating new paper items for that “wow” factor. Stay tuned as Loralee will be releasing a digital Summer Party Resource Book in the coming months, and the expansion of her event paper products, including her newest item, the personalized favor boxes you see here in this shoot. I look forward to printing these tags myself, adding some silver german glass glitter and raw silk ribbon to attach to gifts for my loved ones. Click here to download the gift tags.

Loralee Lewis Valentine Paper Suite @LaylaGrayce
Design, Styling & Photography by Loralee Lewis

Inslee By Design: February Edition

Inslee Haynes Jessie Steele Illustration @LaylaGrayce
Inslee By Design

The most romantic month of the year has arrived! Bring on the pink and red everything, the flowers, the chocolate, the excuse to send valentines and – best of all – the excuse to get in the kitchen and cook something decadent for someone you love. I’ve never been a big fan of the white-tablecloth-restaurant date on V-day. I prefer spending time at home, cooking something from the heart and skipping all the formalities of going out.

But don’t get me wrong, staying in doesn’t mean spending Valentine’s in your yoga pants. A sweet little black mini dress would be an unexpectedly romantic date-night-in look paired with bright pumps. And since you’ll be in the kitchen, I’d add the Jessie Steele cross stitch hearts apron. Whip up some macarons and you’d be the ultimate picture of loveliness.

Speaking of macarons, wouldn’t these limoges be the perfect gifts for all your favorite girlfriends on February 14th or any time of year?

Top 10 Valentine’s Day Gifts

Top 10 Valentine's Gifts at @LaylaGrayce
1. LOVE Hook Pillow 2. Macaron Box Set 3. Lollia Bubble Bath 4. MOR Cosmetics Tea Cup Candle 5. Jessie Steele Cross Stitch Apron 6. Waxing Poetic Love Elixir Charm 7. Rose Bedhead Pajamas 8. Drops of Jupiter Pink Earrings 9. Love Necklace 10. Rosanna Baroque Teapot

What can we say? Valentine’s Day is our forte! We love heartfelt gifts and keep plenty in stock, whether you’re shopping for mom, daughter, grandmother, wife or friend. But because there are so many from which to choose, we also wanted to make it a tad easier for you by sharing a list of our Top 10 favorites! Need more ideas? Click here to shop Valentine’s Day gifts in our gift boutique.

Serving Up Love, Valentine Style

Heart Shaped Food Ideas for Valentine's Day
Spice Cake Doughnuts with Cinnamon Glaze via My Baking Heart, Heart-Shaped Pancakes via Shopping Nanny,
Cherry Tomatoes & Cocktail Sauce via Eye Candy

Heart Shaped Valentine's Day Food
Heart-Shaped Appetizers via Martha Stewart, Four Cheese Ravioli via Annie’s Eats,
Heart-Shaped Pizza via Chef Mom

Show Valentine’s Day love for the sweeties in your house by surprising them with meals that will delight them (and earn you points for creativity). Start the day with heart shaped spice cake doughnuts or pancakes, snack on cleverly skewered cherry tomatoes or figs and sup on heart shaped ravioli or pizza for the kids. Get creative! Have some fun food ideas you’d like to share? Let us know about them in the comments below!