I have a confession to make: the more lunar orbits I make around the planet, the less I like the stereotypical holiday must-do's: credit card gifts at Christmas, de rigueur red roses for Valentines Day, chocolate bunnies for Easter (oh wait, hold up. I want those chocolate bunnies).
Anyway, I think you know what I mean; gentleman, you might shudder at the thought of upcoming February 14, as it means you must drop a C-note on chocolate and roses, or bear the consequences. Ladies, your sweetie may actually NOT want those red boxer briefs with the "too hot to handle" inscribed on them. Hmmm...
How about if we do this? Let's make a moment for our annual holiday expression of love. Something offbeat - or on-beat, but done because you want to.
My sweetie loves to cook, maybe he'll fire up something delicious for me. Which, in turn, would get me fired up. Hint, hint, nudge, nudge if your'e reading this, my love.
And, maybe I'll treat him to one of my artisan Talavera pottery pieces from our Rustica collection. Yes, OF COURSE I'm completely partial. At the same time, these gorgeous pieces (and I'm currently eyeing our classic Talavera Mexican pottery Mosaico collection, hand-crafted from locally-sourced clays and pigments) are each and every one hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind, and perfect for a gourmet cook who loves creating authentic dining experiences.
So, maybe this year, it's going to be a "Love, Artisan Style" for my funny Valentine. Because he loves to cook. And, thank the heavens, I love to eat ;-).
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New Year Reflections: Loved Ones Around the Table
Take this day, this month and the new year to reflect with gratitude on the blessings small and large which have come your way. For so many that are in loss, may peace be upon you as you move forward with memories and love. Some of our loved ones get to be around our table this year, and some reside in our hearts.
Fall is approaching. There's a tinge in the morning air and the leaves will be arrayed in vibrant color soon. All of this seasonal change calls for delicious comfort food and equally delectable artisan handcrafted dinnerware.