card from my girl. Papyrus
New York loves Valentine’s Day. Who doesn’t like a bright kick of red or pink to chase away the Winter blues?
The New York flower market was deceptively calm yesterday and bursting with gorgeous flowers to make any Valentine’s heart beat faster.
These arresting anemones would please a quirky friend who has an offbeat look at life. All those velvety dark eyes just daring you to do…………… what?
Flowers don’t even have to be red or pink. Who wouldn’t love these old fashioned, voluptuous cantaloupe colored roses from David Austin?
Not all flowers are fresh. At Ralph Lauren on 72nd, Spanish grandees were surrounded by a sea of, presumably, silk long stem roses.
Down the street, above a children’s clothes display are these are frankly faux and cheery flowers having fun.
Choose some classic shoes…
Fantastic flowers for your head. ( And apologies for the glare.)
Or feathers. These on Third Avenue were in a thrift shop. I just couldn’t bring myself to buy used feathers…..OY! But someone else could and did. By the end of the day, they were gone. Darn? Or maybe not…
Oscar (as in de la Renta) has a cute dress harking back to 1957, no matadors for him.
So you are all dressed up, waiting for whom? “Alistair was no fool. He popped over to Asprey’s before popping the question.” So quintessentially British, what?
Let’s hope he brings one of these…
Or at least some of these cupcakes from Eli’s…
along with his heart and of course….flowers
author Elizabeth Bard
But if he doesn’t show up — of course we can always lose ourselves in a delightful, romantic foodie comedy….. This one comes with recipes. It is nicknamed “Eat, Stay, Love” on the blurb…..