When my son Charlie told me he just wanted to make simple white hearts for his classroom Valentines, MY heart swelled with pride. Luckily, I hadn't purged everything in my winter clean up, and had most of a carton of eames architecture in white leftover from this custom invitation.
If you're like me, and have waited 'til today to get your valentine something sweet, shop my local favorites for a last minute gift. Old Town, or online, Greer's Civilettes Portable Love Notes. Logan Square, Fleur for a mini bouquet, or a last minute card or candle. Visit Katherine Anne for her handmade marshmallows. North Center, Hazel for a sweet note and jewelry. Lincoln Park, visit Elizabeth Grace for a customized iphone case or business card holder. or Vosges for their luxe truffles. My favorite collection. Bucktown, stop by Pistil and Vine for a lovely bouquet or single bloom for your mom. And, last but not least, if you're in Andersonville, check out this bookstore for a great read.