Category Archives: Valentines

Wine Down Wednesdays!

Hi everyone! My name is Kat and I am a lifelong friend of Val’s. Val is my go-to gal  when it comes to everything beauty but I’m here for a different purpose. WINE! Over the last several years I have developed a love affair with all things wine and I am so happy to have the chance to share my knowledge with you! Val and I have had many nights lately trying different beauty products and sipping on some of our favorite wines. When you’re having a night in with the girls, I suggest trying “Belle Ambiance” 2014 Pinot Grigio! It’s light, crisp, and extremely refreshing! So far I have been only able to find it at Fresh Market but if you don’t have one near you just grab your fav Pinot! When you’re ready to snack, pita chips and hummus bring out the great flavors of this wine. If you are a go-to red wine drinker (much like myself) I highly suggest “Fleurie” from Chateau des Roches. It’s light and doesn’t leave that normal heavy and robust red wine after taste. This beaut is found at Whole Foods where you can also grab a PHENOMENAL cheese platter of your liking to pair with it. A little tip is that the folks at whole foods are always willing to help you find the perfect cheese and charcuterie to pair perfectly with your  wine of choice!  To me, there is nothing better than staying at home with your best friend, a charcoal mask, and a glass of wine. Every Wednesday I will be coming to you with a new blog, in which I will be pairing some of my favorite wines with food and/or activities! I hope you have enjoyed my introduction to Simply Gold and I look forward to wining down more with you soon!

Cheers!

Kat

For the Guys

 

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As much as I enjoy finding the cute themed Valentines items for ladies we can’t forget about those wonderful guys in our lives. I always get stuck trying to find something that isn’t too cheesy but is a little different then my go to Godiva Chocolate. So this year I tried to get ahead of the game and really find some items that any guys would truly love. Wether your into working out or music to something small and nice like a leather bracelet I tried to find something for everyone! P.S. I just got to smell the new Bond No. 9  Scent of Peace for him and I don’t know any gent that wouldn’t love wearing it. I mean it is based off of their number one selling fragrance Scent of Peace for ladies!

xoxo Val

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Valentines Goodies On a Budget

 

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I love love love Valentines Day not just because its a wonderful day to celebrate love but I personally enjoy all of the pink items and all the heart decor. I understand you don’t need just one day to tell all the people in your life that you love them but it is a fun time to just take a second to tell someone that I LOVE YOU! But like most people you don’t want to spend a fortune on your valentines day goodies but still want to find something nice and something you know they will love. Now I will say I tend to give little things like these to my best girlfriends or my mom because everyone deserves something cute!

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Valentine Splurges

 

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Like many of you I live for a good deal and an awesome sale but I can’t fib and say that whenever I go into saks that I don’t drool all over the beautiful items that I covet. Since valentines is always a fun day filled with love both giving and receiving I decided to make a fun little shopping guide for all of my fashion obsessed readers (myself included). I hope you all enjoy these picks and feel free to leave a couple of your favorite splurge worthy V-Day gifts.

xoxo Val

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