Cupid’s Month

by Zehorit Heilicher, Tastemaker in Residence

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” Lao Tzu

It is February – the month of high romantic expectations coupled with high romantic stress. It cannot be escaped; whether on the radio, the movie theater, on your feed, in the malls or at the supermarket – Cupid’s arrow is poking at us to mark Valentine’s Day with some grand romantic gesture. The pressure is on!

So, this year think beyond the cards, the chocolate and the dinner and do something special. Did you know that a star in the sky could be named for the star in your life?

Years ago, I have named a star after my husband and believe that this is a reputable organization to do so. There are plenty of charlatans out there, so do your own research! It is a fun and unique gift that lasts.

There are also plenty of romantic acts that won’t break the bank.  Here are a few:

The Simple Dollar: 12 Wildly Romantic Gestures in Movies (That Don’t Cost a Thing) 

The Gentleman’s Guide to Grand Romantic Gestures: Six Hard-and-Fast Rules to Pulling Off the Perfect Valentine’s Day Stunt

So, whether it is a glass of wine and a box of chocolates, or something grander for you this year – have a happy Valentine’s Day and may joy find you wherever you go!