Month: January 2021

5 Surprising Flowers Perfect for a 2021 Valentine's Day Gift

5 Surprising Flowers Perfect for a 2021 Valentine’s Day Gift

A gift of flowers is de rigueur for Valentine’s Day. And a red rose is traditionally the go-to bloom. Why give red roses on Valentine’s Day? Well, no sweetheart would be disappointed with a dozen long-stemmed red roses. It’s a very safe (read, dull) choice. But what if you want to do something new? Something bold, different, creative and more personal? We asked our expert ace floral artist Miko Akasaka for help. And she’s given us some fresh fun new ways to give flowers for Valentine’s Day this year. There are, in fact, beautiful and romantic alternatives to roses! Here are 5 unexpected types of flowers – and fresh ways to give roses – that would make a brilliant and surprising Valentines Day gift in 2021.

The Perfect Books to Read to Feel the Month of February

12 Perfect Books to Read to Feel the Month of February

What are the best books to read in February 2021? Well, dear reader, we’ve shared our top picks of 2020. We’ve also shared a list of the fantastic new book releases in February 2021. But if you still want more ideas, here’s our take on the perfect books to read that capture the mood, the vibe and the feel of the month of February. And not just this February, dear reader. Any February.

The 21 Best Song Playlist for the Month of February 2021

The 21 Best Song Playlist for the Month of February 2021

Wondering what to listen to this month? What’s the best playlist for the month of February 2021? Dear reader, we think that with the year we’ve had since last February, it’s time for some music with attitude. So our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has created the perfect music playlist – filled with badass confidence and determination – for the month of February 2021. Forget about nostalgia for the Before Times. This is the moment we’ve got – so let’s go get it. Just press play here.