1 Wear red lipstick.
2 Throw on heart shaped rainbow sunnies and feel festive AF.
3 Take a selfie.
4 Enjoy the February sunshine!
5 Enjoy the dozens of smiles caused by my festive eyewear. Especially one intimidating security guard who did a double take through the window of a store, then broke his stoney face into a grin when he saw the hearts on my face.
6 Walk down 5th Avenue in my favorite leopard print shoes.
7 Not worry if the 3 inch heels make me taller than my date.
8 Work a bizarre Fashion Week event that hopefully I can blog about later without violating the NDA I signed…
9 Get out of work at 5 and revel in the fact that it’s still light out!
10 Walk by Laduree.
11 Go inside and wait in line.
12 Enjoy watching the aproned workers behind the counter, swiftly packing boxes with colorful macarons.
13 Enjoy watching the people in front of me in line careful chose which macaron flavors they want to fill their box.
14 Imagine the delight of the recipients opening those boxes.
15 Start counting the days ’til official Macaron Day (March 20!)
16 Get one petit cherry (new flavor for me!) macaron all for moi.
17 Window shop while savoring every bite.
18 Feel sorry for carriage horses who look far more lonely and in need of cuddles than any single person.
19 Walk by Trump Tower for the first time since the Women’s March.
20 Hold down vomit.
21 Flip off Trump Tower.
22 Call my congress reps and demand a investigation into Russia’s involvement in the election.
23 Peek in the windows of chocolate shops on 5th Avenue.
24 Enjoy not having to wait in the crazy lines!
25 Walk by Victoria’s Secret wearing GRANNY PANTIES.
26 Rejoice in my comfortable AF ass.
27 Buy sexy underwear just
to put off laundry one more day for me.
28 Take the last Citibike (couldn’t have done this if I was in a couple!) and bike across Central Park.
29 Buy myself tulips.
30 Buy my roommate irises.
31 Buy my cat daffodils.
32 Read old blog posts from Valentine’s Days past.
33 Say “They’re pretty great, if I do say so myself!”
34 Beg my readers to seriously, go read some of the old ones!
35 Write a new Valentine’s Day blog post.
36 Watch the Empire State Building shine with a red light that pulses on and off like a beating heart.
37 Get $5 tickets to an Off Broadway show I’ve been dying to see.
38 Yes, I said FIVE DOLLARS. My secret is willcallclub.com. It’s so worth it! I’ve seen a ton of AMAZING cheaper-than-two-macarons theatre this way!
39 Text my best friends how much I love them.
40 Use every single Valentine’s Day emoji.
41 Take the subway home.
43 Pretend the rose petals strewn in front of the entrance were put there just for me.
44 Tell my readers how much I love them.
45 Wish you all a happy, happy Valentine’s Day!