"You see the depths of my heart and you love me the same."
I've never really been a person completely for, or against Valentine's Day. While I agree we should treat our loved ones extra special every day of the year, I don't think there's anything wrong with a holiday to encourage romance. The only thing I'm not a fan of when it comes to this holiday are the hearts, red roses, and abundance of the color pink. When Brittany LeSueur (my favorite photographer and dear friend) asked Ben and I if we wanted to to a romantic shoot at Camelback Flower Shop, I was all over it. The moody interior and unique florals in the space set the perfect vibe. I know photoshoots like this all seem very staged and made just for likes on Instagram. What you don't see behind the scenes are Ben and I goofing around and enjoying time spent together. I'm incredibly lucky to have a husband who supports crazy things I do and finds the fun in them. The emotions and expressions captured by Brittany in these photos are so spot on.
Since we were in Arcadia, we had to visit our favorite restaurant, La Grande Orange. It was the perfect setting for a date with my best friend. Ben and I had an incredible time enjoying my favorite chocolate pudding (it's to die for!) and a decadent chocolate cupcake with a fresh strawberry in the middle. Also, if anyone is interested in buying me one of the cute townhouses across from LGO, you would make my dreams come true.