I’ve never been a fan of Valentine’s Day. There I said it. Regardless of whether or not I was in a relationship, I always hated the idea of applying so much pressure to one day alone. This, in effect, can only lead to one thing in the end: sheer disappointment. Either the guy doesn’t deliver in the romantic department or conveniently “forgets” about the holiday altogether or you find yourselves crammed in a restaurant with dozens of other bored couples only to be chased away by waiters just looking to turn tables.
One thing I always tried to keep in mind as a single lady is that it’s a day like any other. Sure, there will be the Facebook messages of love from couples who seemingly need an audience to profess their love. And you may pass a few girls in the office with bouquets of roses and teddy bears, but you know what? We create our own happy. I remember back in high school when I would send flowers to my friends in class; the single girls who also didn’t have a significant other on that day. This eventually progressed to going out and celebrating with the girls over a few captain and cokes many years later. But in the end, Valentine’s Day is always what we make of it.
I was contacted recently by a company interested in targeting the fabulous demographic of singles out there this Valentine’s Day. Started by two young men from France, Ode à la Rose is a different kind of flower delivery service. Their beautiful and authentic Parisian style fresh rose bouquets are not only affordable, but they also use only the highest quality roses ensuring long-lasting freshness. Flowers are hand-delivered the same day they are ordered in a signature gift box that is whimsical, romantic, and fun, and with a slogan that reads “Aren’t you the lucky one?” As if that’s not precious enough, a photo of the bouquet is taken before it leaves the workshop and emailed to the sender with the exact time of delivery. Isn’t that just the cutest thing? I envision a Santa’s workshop with adorable French men running around, but hey, that’s just my fantasy.
Ode à La Rose is offering a special 10% discount on all their products to My Pixie Blog readers this Valentine’s Day. To obtain the promo code, you’ll need to “like” them on Facebook.
This Valentine’s Day, why not treat yourself–or a special friend of yours–to a beautiful bouquet that will conjure up images of cobblestone streets, sidewalk bistros, baguettes, and glasses of red wine. Imagine. The streets of Paris delivered right on your doorstep in New York.
I guess I am a hopeless romantic after all.