Happy Heart Day! Feeling crafty? If you’re looking for last-minute Valentine’s Day ideas, head on over to Decoist, where I’ve written a post featuring 3 easy DIY valentines. They’re simple to make. They pack a powerful punch. And each project has a special “EASY SHORTCUT” section, where I share some quick ways to make the valentine with materials you have around the house. You know, in case a trip to the craft store isn’t on your agenda today!
Retro Foodie: A Retro Valentine’s Day Party
Today we share our latest Retro Foodie photo shoot–a decadent Valentine’s Day party featuring an assortment of chocolate and cheese! The inspiration: heart-themed paper straws found at none other than Target. Their bold simplicity inspired the palette and style of this fête. A simple red heart cut from poster board serves as a classic backdrop, while a metallic vase filled with daisies sets an ’80s tone. Let’s talk about the food…
Dreamy Valentine’s Day Pin-spiration
Happy Wednesday, Everyone! Whether you’re single or you’ve found the love of your life, one thing is for sure–Valentine’s Day has some real retro style possibilities… Yes, this holiday can be commercially annoying. But it’s also an excuse to eat delicious food, get together with the people you care about and enjoy a range of dreamy decorative elements that scream ’80s!!! Today we point you to our latest Pinterest board for some retro-style Valentine’s Day Pin-spiration. Featuring images from Mirror80 and beyond, this collection of visuals represents some of our favorite looks and motifs for February 14th.
Happy Valentine’s Day from Mirror80!
Happy Valentine’s Day all you ’80s-lovers!!! For today’s featured images, I went back in time to the Valentine’s Days past of Mirror80. Whether you’re putting together a bouquet for your sweetie, purchasing a special gift for yourself, or starting a vintage silver jewelry collection, these pics are a rosy reminder of all things pretty in pink.
Retro Foodie: An ’80s Valentine’s Day Dessert Buffet!
It’s hard to imagine a holiday that’s more ’80s-worthy than Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re single or coupled, this is a time to revel in the myriad of dessert-themed visuals that can’t help but conjure the decadence of the 1980s. If you’ve been reading Mirror80 this month, you know that we created two mood boards in preparation for this Retro Foodie photo shoot. The first celebrates the glam side of ’80s Valentine’s Day style. The second emphasizes everything cute and candy-colored in the realm of ’80s sweets. After much thought and consideration, we decided to go cute. After all, we can veer into glam territory for a range of foodie adventures. But how often can you have a full-on ’80s-style sweet fest?! Read on for more details…
Cute as an ’80s Valentine
As you know from our previous post on ’80s Valentine’s Day Style, I’m trying to pick a motif for an upcoming Retro Foodie event: a 1980s-themed Valentine’s Day dessert party. The first look played up the “glam” with crystal hearts, rose petals and champagne. In an over-the-top sort of way! Check out our first mood board here. Today it’s all about a style we like to call ’80s Cute–geometry, hearts, bright colors, dessert-like motifs and more! We couldn’t imagine a more appropriate theme for a party that celebrates the 1980s and sweets. But we’re equally drawn to ’80s schmaltzy glitz a la crystal and roses…
A Retro Kind of Love
A 7-foot champagne glass full of bubble bath. A bouquet of pink and red flowers. A plate of food perched dangerously near the edge of the bed. These are the ingredients for a romantic weekend in the Poconos if pictures tell the truth. In what can only be described as a blogger’s dream, I accidentally came across today’s retro-fabulous pictures while researching an article on 2-seater bathtubs for my awesome Decoist gig. Yes, all of the pictures for today’s post are from Cove Haven Entertainment Resorts. And from the looks of these pics, they haven’t been updated since the early ’90s. The same seems to be true of the rooms. Pure design bliss!
’80s Valentine’s Day Style
If you saw yesterday’s Retro Foodie post, you know how much we love to entertain! Next up: An ’80s-style Valentine’s Day dessert party. To prepare, we’re creating a series of mood boards to try and find a signature look for this event. Today it’s all about ’80s glamour–crystal, rose petals, and of course, strawberries and champagne…
Mirror80 Wishes You a Happy Valentine’s Day!
Valentine’s Day has arrived, and while this holiday has gotten way out of hand commercially, there are some eternal truths worth acknowledging. Like love and friendship.
A Very ’80s Valentine’s Day
It must be love–a love of ’80s style. Whether you enjoy reveling in Valentine’s Day motifs or you’re looking for some seasonal reading material, these blog posts below should pique your interest with their heart-filled content. Love through the lens of the ’80s was brighter, shinier and flashier. Not to mention super cute! Enjoy: