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Jennifer Lee Quattrucci

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Valentine's Day Inspiration Part 2: Let's Just Stay In 

Valentine's Day Inspiration Part 2: Let's Just Stay In 


Those of you that read my last post , "Valentine's Day Inspiration: Sequins and Sweets" know that it was all about that amazing burgundy sequin dress from http://like2b.uy/shoppinkblush and going out on the town. I also included a whole lot of recipes for some very sweet treats. I wrote about how my dad took me to the Biltmore Hotel in Providence, RI for the photo shoot because we really wanted a special place for such an amazing dress. That day I also brought  along one of my favorite finds from thredup.com. I find a lot of the cocktail dresses I collect there and love to style them in different ways. I wear them everywhere, even to teach kindergarten,which I know many of you know.

I kept this Express brand dress more on the casual side with tights, casual boots, and a fun cap which I also happened to find at thredup.com. I found the choker recently at target.com.

It's not surprising, I'm sure, since I wear dressed down cocktail dresses to teach kindergarten, that I would share this outfit and now suggest a stay at home Valentine's Evening.

So here I go.

Get dressed up and plan a special dinner for two. These recipes are all black- tie worthy but do not require lots of time in the actual kitchen. They all include  a whole bunch of shortcuts, an excellent variety of healthy ingredients and still taste like they were made from scratch.

Black - Tie Worthy Dinner for Two

Start with:

Roasted Portobello Crostini


Next serve:

Angel Hair with Spicy Clam Sauce


Main Course:

Blue Cheese-Crusted Filet Mignon


Roasted Potatoes of Provence


Grilled Vegetables with Saffron Rice


Desserts and Drinks

Bow-Tie Cookies


Chocolate Valentine's Day Pear Dessert


Cocktail Suggestions


The Cloud Nine

Left to right/ top to bottom:

Ms.Monroe,Valley of the Flowers, French Kiss, Peppermint Truffletini

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today. I hope you enjoyed this quick little Valentine's Day Part 2 post and hope you found it worthwhile.

I would love to hear from you so feel free to leave a comment and drop a link if you have something to share. I respond to everyone in a timely fashion.

Yours truly,




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Valentine's Day Inspiration: Sequins and Sweets 

Valentine's Day Inspiration: Sequins and Sweets