Guest editor Marlene M. Kristoff shares a bespoke hearts and flowers gift guide.
Vibrant February Hearts and Flowers… to celebrate your Valentine’s Day 2022!
Outsidepride Viola Johnny Jump Up Plant Flower (Amazon) | Dark Chocolate Heart Gift Box (Godiva)
Happy Valentine’s Day 2022!! Healthy, happy wishes to you!! These days we all love reasons to celebrate. Enjoy a day, a week, a month of joy!!
Chocolate Hearts Box (Fauchon) | Metal Wall Relief Little Heart (Vitra)
Hearts throb and abound on everything, everywhere during this precious month! Where does your heart lie?? Man, Woman, Child, Pup, Feline, Home, Art, Music, Food?? Since Greek and Roman times, the Heart has been viewed as the home of love, symbolizing support, passion, affection, and admiration! Today, whether texting with an emoji, emailing, or penning a card or letter with one, we all know what a little heart implies!
Face Inside of Heart Gold Wall Plate (Bergdorf Goodman) | Bear in Red Box (Bergdorf Goodman) | Rose Heart Golden Butter Cake (Williams Sonoma) | Heart Ice Cube Tray (Williams Sonoma) | Heart Tea Infuser (Williams Sonoma)
The Birth Flowers for this beautiful LOVE month of February are Violet and Iris!
The VIOLET symbolizes true love and abundance, providing splashes of vibrant color! Think of Elizabeth Taylor’s famous violet eyes…This is also her birthday month!! Wild violets even have heart-shaped leaves with purple-blue flowers. They come in many more colors …even serene white!
The lovely violet will forever remind me of my dear Mother and her very green thumb. She raised violets in every color throughout our home in Ohio…a perfect way to enjoy blooms year-round! Burrrr, I remember our bitter cold winters too…that are happening now!!
Viola Face With Violet Flower (Neiman Marcus) | Violet Flower Wall Art (Neiman Marcus) | Violet & Amber Absolu (Neiman Marcus)
The IRIS, symbolic flower of the Greek goddess Iris – meaning rainbow, was the messenger of love. It is so romantic for our month of LOVE!! Of course, both come in the beautiful amethyst birthstone color of February!!
It has 260+ species varying in form, shape, size, and colors that include purple, lavender, white, yellow, orange, pink, blue, and brown. Color definitely reflects its rainbow meaning!! Iris petals resemble the classic fleur-de-lis symbol of France and the coat of arms of Florence, Italy too! PS-They say the best way to see the beautiful Florentine iris is to visit Iris Garden, off Piazzale Michelangelo, in May!
Tiffany Fleur de Lis (Tiffany & Co.) | Double Old Fashioned Glasses (Macy’s)
This elegant flower has inspired international artist Michael Aram’s entire IRIS Home Collection of vases, lamps, bedding, and accessories!!
Black Iris Large Vase (Neiman Marcus) | Iris Queen Duvet (Macy’s) | Black Iris Table Lamp (Neiman Marcus) | Black Iris Large Bowl (Neiman Marcus) | Orchid Throw (Macy’s)
Until next week, enjoy Happy Valentine Love and Lunar New Year celebrations!!
Personalization by Caspari Personalized Monogram Bandol Stripe Cocktail Napkins (Caspari)
Style at a Certain Age Saturday guest editor Marlene M. Kristoff shares luxury retail, home, and design ideas.
is the Founder and CEO of Style at a Certain Age. She writes Sundays-Fridays on all topics ranging from fashion, health, wellness, home design and more.
She’s 63, 5’8, and size 8.
I share Elizabeth Taylor’s birthday! I think of her every year. She truly was one of the world’s most beautiful women
Hi Bonnie…How lucky to share beautiful ET’s B-Day!! Gorgeous, talented and very busy in love!!
Enjoy your month of celebrations!! xoxo MMK
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