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Five Ways to Say I Love You

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019

Kimberley Spivey
Love is in the air! Whether you’re expressing warmth for a significant other, your children, or a furry friend, displaying affection is endearing and good for the soul. Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and if you’re trying to plan a show-stopping day of romance and thrills, kudos to you! Show your darling they matter the most with our creative ways to razzle and dazzle them and let them know you’ve put thought and effort into making the day worthwhile.  If you’re becoming overwhelmed with the thought of wowing your gal or guy, put your worries to rest…we have five unforgettable ways to shower your sweetheart with love and affection to make this “heart day” special. These are all based on The New York Times bestseller, “The 5 Love Languages” by Gary Chapman, in which the author shares five powerful, meaningful, and transformative ways to discover deep connections (the secret to love that lasts a lifetime). He discovered after extensive research that everyone speaks a primary love language. Sit back, relax, and fall in love with ways to discover your partner’s love language for Valentine’s Day.


Love Language #1: Words of Affirmation: Soft and gentle whispers of appreciation and compliments verbally affirm each other through intimate written communication. Why not woo the one you love with an old fashioned hand-written love letter, accompanied by Crane Stationery from Al’s Flowers located in Montgomery at 1926 Mulberry Street. Keep the words flowing by creating personalized sticky notes from Knock Knock, https://knockknockstuff.com/. This is a great gift for the office or home, and both are sure ways to showcase your love through words of admiration. 

  

Love Language #2: Quality Time: The sizzling sound of opening a bottle of champagne, and spending time together in the comfort and privacy of your own home can be exciting. Enjoy a quiet night curled up on the sofa next to your lover while indulging in a glass of bubbly, and nibbling on a sweet treat from Tucker Pecan, 350 N McDonough St. And don’t stop there! While celebrating, let the smell of an invigorating candle linger through your home from Candle Cabin in the Peppertree Shopping Center, 810 Vaughn Rd. For night-goers, make it a Hallmark moment and set sail on a Valentine’s dinner cruise, The Harriott II. It includes a surf & turf dinner for two, live entertainment, roses, commemorative champagne flute and cash bar access… visit www.funinmontgomery.com for more info. If you want to try a new hot spot, Frutta Bowls, 7056 Eastchase Parkway offers a huge variety of Acai, Kale and Pitaya Bowls with dozens of topping options that will make date night creative and healthy!

     
 
   

Love Language #3: Receiving Gifts: “A diamond is a girl’s best friend,” and what fella doesn’t like a statement watch? Splurge a little to see that extra twinkle in their eyes this Valentine’s Day. You can add a lot of sparkle to your significant other’s jewelry collection with timeless pieces from Ware Jewelers, located in The Shoppes at EastChase, 7268 EastChase Lane. Pamper your partner by creating an intimate atmosphere with a few of their favorite things. Opt for a romantic weekend getaway at a swanky bed and breakfast and fill the room yourself with inviting candles, fresh cut stem roses, and an array of fresh scent bath products. While your lover soaks in a warm bubble bath, surprise them with a personalized book to read from Knock Knock, https://knockknockstuff.com , or for the male cigar connoisseur (guys like to be treated, too!), a couple of Fuente Opus X from the Cigar Shoppe, 5349 Young Barn Road. For the foodie, MADE Cookies, madecookies.com, are all the rage and while they are made to order and made from scratch, the best part is that they are made in Montgomery! Choose from several delicious flavors, or if you want to bake them yourself, they now offer cookie dough to go! These gifts are unique ways to shower your beloved with the luxuries they deserve. 

   
   

Love Language #4: Acts of Service: Entice the one you love by making a list and checking it twice, and give your dear a free day to do nothing-whether they’ve been naughty or nice! There’s always a task to be done, whether it’s tackling a mountain of laundry, preparing a meal for the kiddos, washing dishes, a grocery store run, walking the dog, trimming the shrubs, or the dreaded day of servicing the car. Turn that list into a coupon book and you have a fun, practical, and unique way to show your significant other how much you adore them. Give them an opportunity to kick back and put their feet up, it’s a guaranteed way to put a smile on their face. 

 

Love Language #5: Love Language #5: Physical Touch: Want to help your companion de-stress? Intimacy is a passionate way to connect with your admirer on a deeper level to solidify your relationship. Why not add a personal touch (foot rub, back rub, or full body massage) to the evening with massage oils infused with essential oils for relaxation and rejuvenation? Hit The Shoppes at EastChase-Bath & Body Works, 7060 EastChase Pkwy and grab your goodies. Believe it or not, hugs and kisses make us happier and healthier, and they’re comforting. Research shows they both lower your cortisol levels (the stress hormone). The next time you want to express your love, remember the nurturing touch of a hug and kiss creates happiness. Both ideas are sure ways to leave your mate satisfied and longing for more.
 



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