Valentine’s Day is approaching and this may be good news or bad news depending on your thoughts about the day. As a true Pisces and romantic, I LOVE Valentine’s Day - even if I’m single. For me, this day does not need to be celebrated with a significant other, it's never a bad idea to celebrate and love on yourself, not just on February 14th but everyday. Here are some ideas you can do for yourself or others - it's up to you!
Self Love Day at Kinley Hotel
I decided to check myself in for a self-care/self-love stay at the brand new Kinley Hotel in Downtown Cincinnati. Let me tell you this first of all, this hotel is so beautiful. I’ve done several Hotel reviews and this one is definitely one of my top favorite. The hotel itself was clean and Covid-19 prepared with social distancing, hand sanitizer stations everywhere and proper precautions put into place.
I fell in love with the high ceilings inside the room, the huge window overlooking the downtown streets, the modern/chic feel of the room itself and the staff was very friendly and accommodating. You don't just have to have a significant other to treat/pamper yourself at a hotel, this is the perfect self love treat yourself to unwind, relax and love on yourself.
Treat Yourself To A Great Meal
While at the Kinley hotel I decided to indulge in room service compliments on the restaurant in the hotel, Khora. Now before you ask, “Did you eat all that yourself?” I SURE DID. This is a perfect time to treat yourself or others to a high quality and delicious meal, something memorable and out the box. Here is what I had:
golden beets, bitter greens, Woodland Farms lardo, raw honey vinaigrette - This was so DELICIOUS, light and airy with a great mix of sweet and savory.
FRENCH ONION DIP
spoonbill caviar, saratoga chips, chive - This dip was so addictive, I already love French Onion Dip but this was an elevated “adult” version that took my love for dip to the next level.
Bucanti Pasta - This is my new favorite pasta. I mean, how can you not love carbs, sauce and cheese!? This pasta was smooth in texture and tasted homemade like something out of my mother’s kitchen.
Make sure you check out Khora: dine in, take out - either way enjoy.
Skincare You’ll Fall in Love With
Self love also incorporates great skin. These products are great to use to get your skin Valentine’s Day ready.
MAC Lip Scrub:
Get those lips soft and kiss ready with this MAC gentle lip scrub. Even if it’s not for Valentine’s Day you want to make sure you exfoliate your lips more in the winter time to avoid chap.
This overnight product is a creamy passionfruit night treatment with powerfully gentle skin-exfoliating acids and skin-plumping hyaluronic acid. You’ll wake up to soft skin every morning, all you have to do is apply and sleep.
-Apply a thin layer to clean skin.
-Allow skin-refining acids to work while you sleep.
-Use nightly or as desired.
Kiehl’s Glow Formula
This is one of my favorite products that I am in love with this is a great hydrating moisturizer for day and night. This is a facial moisturizer infused with Pomegranate Extract and Illuminating Minerals for instantly glowing skin.
Love Your Heart: Working Out
Do something different and that will make a difference to your health for Valentine’s Day, workout. Now you can roll solo or you can enlist your significant other. Let’s also add in that February is Heart Month and many Women, especially Minority Women suffer from Heart Disease. This is a perfect time to give yourself a gift that will make a lasting impact - whatever better love is that.
Morgan Angelique Owens is the author of "Finding My Sparkle" and Founder & CEO of the MAO Brand, Professional Pretty, and Curvy Cardio, LLC.
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