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Style It Like Beckham

David Beckham has become one of those timeless icons who has become a brand unto himself. Known as one of the greatest athletes in history, he’s become as revered for his off-the-field style, swagger, and personality as he has for his talent with a ball. Women want him, men want to be him, and his style is iconic. Whether he’s suiting up in a classic tux for the red carpet or rocking his famous tattoos with a casual and effortlessly cool t-shirt and jeans, Beckham is the absolute epitome of great style. Here are some tips to emulate the soccer legend’s most famous looks:

Beckham Staples & How to Style Them: 

With a versatile wardrobe filled with both tailored pieces, custom tuxes, smart casual sweaters, and leather jackets, Beckham has mastered looks for every occasion. Think navy overcoats, merino wool basics, tailored slacks, slouchy beanies, designer jeans, and a killer leather jacket...

Men's Style Guide: Dress Like David Beckham

Shirts, Outerwear, & Jackets

Opt for solid prints that will always stay in style and can be mixed and matched for versatile closet staples. A classic chambray shirt or luxe full zip sweaters are great options to have on hand for layering over crisp white tees or soft gray henleys. A leather jacket is key for emulating Beckham’s style. Opt for a classic biker jacket with a tailored yet relaxed fit. The perfect street look or outfit for traveling, pair stylish black jeans and a plain white tee with a pair of leather boots and a slouchy merino wool beanie for extra style points. 

Men's Style Guide: Dress Like David Beckham

Suits

What lingerie is to women, a quality, tailored suit is to men. Invest in at least one custom three-piece suit to truly level up your style game. Opt for a white contract lapel dinner jacket or a bold sapphire hue if you want to add extra flair, or go for a classic black style that will look elegant for any occasion. If you want to directly copy cat Beckham’s look, choose a sapphire blue suit with a contrasting black lapel and patent black derby shoes.

Sweaters

Beckham is a notorious fan of cable-knit sweaters, often pairing them with classic outerwear pieces, tailored blazers, and designer coats. With inherently polished knits and classic designs, they’re an effortless style choice that tend to look polished with any classic bottoms. If cable-knits aren’t your style opt for a classic crew or simple v-neck in navy (one of Beckham’s favorite winter colors). Give the look a bit of edge with a herringbone cap or Beckham’s signature beanie

Men's Style Guide: Dress Like David Beckham 

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David Beckham has become one of those timeless icons who has become a brand unto himself. Known as one of the greatest athletes in history, he’s become as revered for his off-the-field style, swagger, and personality as he has for his talent with a ball. Women want him, men want to be him, and his style is iconic. Whether he’s suiting up in a classic tux for the red carpet or rocking his famous tattoos with a casual and effortlessly cool t-shirt and jeans, Beckham is the absolute epitome of great style. Here are some tips to emulate the soccer legend’s most famous looks:

Beckham Staples & How to Style Them: 

With a versatile wardrobe filled with both tailored pieces, custom tuxes, smart casual sweaters, and leather jackets, Beckham has mastered looks for every occasion. Think navy overcoats, merino wool basics, tailored slacks, slouchy beanies, designer jeans, and a killer leather jacket...

Men's Style Guide: Dress Like David Beckham

Shirts, Outerwear, & Jackets

Opt for solid prints that will always stay in style and can be mixed and matched for versatile closet staples. A classic chambray shirt or luxe full zip sweaters are great options to have on hand for layering over crisp white tees or soft gray henleys. A leather jacket is key for emulating Beckham’s style. Opt for a classic biker jacket with a tailored yet relaxed fit. The perfect street look or outfit for traveling, pair stylish black jeans and a plain white tee with a pair of leather boots and a slouchy merino wool beanie for extra style points. 

Men's Style Guide: Dress Like David Beckham

Suits

What lingerie is to women, a quality, tailored suit is to men. Invest in at least one custom three-piece suit to truly level up your style game. Opt for a white contract lapel dinner jacket or a bold sapphire hue if you want to add extra flair, or go for a classic black style that will look elegant for any occasion. If you want to directly copy cat Beckham’s look, choose a sapphire blue suit with a contrasting black lapel and patent black derby shoes.

Sweaters

Beckham is a notorious fan of cable-knit sweaters, often pairing them with classic outerwear pieces, tailored blazers, and designer coats. With inherently polished knits and classic designs, they’re an effortless style choice that tend to look polished with any classic bottoms. If cable-knits aren’t your style opt for a classic crew or simple v-neck in navy (one of Beckham’s favorite winter colors). Give the look a bit of edge with a herringbone cap or Beckham’s signature beanie

Men's Style Guide: Dress Like David Beckham 

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Since their introduction polo shirts have become closet staples for almost every modern man. The style first emerged, not in the sport of kings” that it’s named for, but when Seven-time Grand Slam winner René Lacoste was seeking an alternative to the heavy and cumbersome garments that had been the unofficial uniform of the tennis court. In 1926, the tennis legend debuted the first polo shirt at the 1926 U.S. Open, with various other sports quickly following suit. Renowned for its breathable comfort and classic style, the shirt became a hit among polo players, golfers, and those among the fashionable set. Decades later, the iconic buttoned placket and collar still effortlessly exudes both casual street style and upscale fashion. With its ability to go from the bar to the boardroom and the golf course to the clubhouse, the polo is one of the most versatile pieces you can have in your wardrobe. 

Here are some of our favorite ways to style the classic polo.

For The Boardroom 

Pair the polo with a jacket and chinos or trousers. It’s a great (and far less stuffy) option to the classic suit and give your look a modern yet upscale edge. Keep the look elegant with a solid polo pattern and opt for a softer jacket, like linen, that will complement the polo’s style. Finish the look with an elegant wristwatch and leather loafers to add a touch of sophistication. 

The Art of the Polo: How to Style Men's Polo Shirts

For The Course, Court, or Field

When it comes to polos for sporting occasions, comfort and breathability reign supreme. Golfers, polo players, and tennis players want a fabric that protects them from the outside elements but also looks luxurious and stylish enough to go from the green to the clubhouse. Opt for 100% merino wool in an ultra-light gauge knit for unmatched breathability, and an ultra-soft feel that is ideal for outdoor activities and all-season wear. 

The Art of the Polo: How to Style Men's Polo Shirts - Golf Polo

For The Special Occasion

Channel 1950s Hollywood style by pairing one of our merino wool polos with tapered trousers and an elegant yet casual jacket. Veer away from leaving your polo untucked, as this will give you a messy, unkempt appearance. Instead, keep it causal yet polished by tucking it in and finishing the look with white sneakers, loafers, or boat shoes.  For a super personalized and classy touch, finish it off with your favorite scarf

The Art of the Polo: How to Style Men's Polo Shirts

For The Casual Night Out

Think of the polo as a classier, dressier version of of the classic tee and you’ll have a myriad of casual outfits that can rotate. Khaki shorts, your favorite canvas kicks, aviators, and a polo make for a perfect daytime aesthetic, while dark denim jeans or a pair of white pants (perfect for beach chic vibes) elevate your look for a sharper and more classic style. Throw on a leather jacket during cooler temperatures for an effortless layered look. 

The Art of the Polo: How to Style Men's Polo Shirts

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Since their introduction polo shirts have become closet staples for almost every modern man. The style first emerged, not in the sport of kings” that it’s named for, but when Seven-time Grand Slam winner René Lacoste was seeking an alternative to the heavy and cumbersome garments that had been the unofficial uniform of the tennis court. In 1926, the tennis legend debuted the first polo shirt at the 1926 U.S. Open, with various other sports quickly following suit. Renowned for its breathable comfort and classic style, the shirt became a hit among polo players, golfers, and those among the fashionable set. Decades later, the iconic buttoned placket and collar still effortlessly exudes both casual street style and upscale fashion. With its ability to go from the bar to the boardroom and the golf course to the clubhouse, the polo is one of the most versatile pieces you can have in your wardrobe. 

Here are some of our favorite ways to style the classic polo.

For The Boardroom 

Pair the polo with a jacket and chinos or trousers. It’s a great (and far less stuffy) option to the classic suit and give your look a modern yet upscale edge. Keep the look elegant with a solid polo pattern and opt for a softer jacket, like linen, that will complement the polo’s style. Finish the look with an elegant wristwatch and leather loafers to add a touch of sophistication. 

The Art of the Polo: How to Style Men's Polo Shirts

For The Course, Court, or Field

When it comes to polos for sporting occasions, comfort and breathability reign supreme. Golfers, polo players, and tennis players want a fabric that protects them from the outside elements but also looks luxurious and stylish enough to go from the green to the clubhouse. Opt for 100% merino wool in an ultra-light gauge knit for unmatched breathability, and an ultra-soft feel that is ideal for outdoor activities and all-season wear. 

The Art of the Polo: How to Style Men's Polo Shirts - Golf Polo

For The Special Occasion

Channel 1950s Hollywood style by pairing one of our merino wool polos with tapered trousers and an elegant yet casual jacket. Veer away from leaving your polo untucked, as this will give you a messy, unkempt appearance. Instead, keep it causal yet polished by tucking it in and finishing the look with white sneakers, loafers, or boat shoes.  For a super personalized and classy touch, finish it off with your favorite scarf

The Art of the Polo: How to Style Men's Polo Shirts

For The Casual Night Out

Think of the polo as a classier, dressier version of of the classic tee and you’ll have a myriad of casual outfits that can rotate. Khaki shorts, your favorite canvas kicks, aviators, and a polo make for a perfect daytime aesthetic, while dark denim jeans or a pair of white pants (perfect for beach chic vibes) elevate your look for a sharper and more classic style. Throw on a leather jacket during cooler temperatures for an effortless layered look. 

The Art of the Polo: How to Style Men's Polo Shirts

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We're so thrilled to be featured in OFF THE MRKT's guide for "Last Minute Valentine's Gifts," which noted "These sweaters aren’t just an extra cozy closet staple; they’re also wrinkle and odor-resistant, machine-washable, and temperature-regulating for all season-wear- making them the perfect investment piece for your wardrobe."

Check us out below and read the full article at OFF THE MRKT's site here

Romeo Merino Featured in Off The MRKT's Valentine's Gift Guide
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We're so thrilled to be featured in OFF THE MRKT's guide for "Last Minute Valentine's Gifts," which noted "These sweaters aren’t just an extra cozy closet staple; they’re also wrinkle and odor-resistant, machine-washable, and temperature-regulating for all season-wear- making them the perfect investment piece for your wardrobe."

Check us out below and read the full article at OFF THE MRKT's site here

Romeo Merino Featured in Off The MRKT's Valentine's Gift Guide
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Cupid’s favorite day is just around the corner, and we’re here to help make this year’s Valentine’s Day one that’s sure to impress. With the gifts taken care of, thanks to last week’s gift guide, we’re giving you all of the goods on how to whip up a restaurant-worthy experience from the comfort of your own home. While we love a good meal out, we’ve never been fans of the Valentine’s Day dinner scene. Restaurants serve up over-priced, cheesy prix-fixe menus and with social distancing guidelines still in effect, there’s no better way to woo your loved one than with a thoughtful and romantic evening in. There’s no greater expression of love than taking the time and effort to cook for someone, and we’re making it easy with these delicious yet easy-to-master recipes and cocktails. So cue up the Netflix or your favorite Spotify playlist, dim the lights, and treat your Valentine to a night they’ll never forget. 

To Eat: 

The Legendary Engagement Chicken: 

In 2004 Glamour posted a story that has since become infamous among its readers: The Engagement Chicken. The legend told of a time back in 1982 when an assistant was given a recipe for an unforgettably delicious roast chicken. The assistant cooked the recipe for her boyfriend, who proposed within the month. The assistant then passed the recipe to three more of her colleagues who also received engagement rings after whipping up the legendary bird. Though the story has no doubt become exaggerated and there were likely major outliers that led to the engagements, the recipe was published in 2004 and the story of the “Engagement Chicken” lived on. If this recipe is good enough to get a ring, just imagine how impressive it will be on Valentine’s Day. Even better, it’s inexpensive and easy to master. 

Recipe (posted from Glamour Magazine):

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole chicken (approximately 4 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice, plus 3 whole lemons—including 1 sliced for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon kosher or coarse sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • Fresh herbs for garnish (4 rosemary sprigs, 4 sage sprigs, 8 thyme sprigs, and 1 bunch flat-leaf parsley)
  1. Position an oven rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat the oven to 400°F. Remove the giblets from the chicken, wash the chicken inside and out with cold water, then let the chicken drain, cavity down, in a colander for 2 minutes.
  2. Pat the chicken dry with paper towels. Place the chicken breast-side down in a medium roasting pan fitted with a rack and pour the lemon juice all over the chicken, both inside and out. Season the chicken all over with salt and pepper inside and out.
  3. Prick 2 whole lemons three times each in three different places with a fork and place them deep inside the cavity. Chicken cavity size may vary, so if one lemon is partly sticking out, that's fine. (Tip: If the lemons are stiff, roll them on the countertop with your palm before pricking to get the juices flowing.)
  4. Put the chicken in the oven, lower the oven temperature to 350°F, and roast, uncovered, for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove the roasting pan from the oven. Using tongs or two wooden spoons, turn the chicken breast- side up. Insert a meat thermometer in the thigh, and return the chicken to the oven and roast for about 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes or until the meat thermometer reads 180°F and the juices run clear when the thigh is pricked with a fork. Continue roasting if necessary. Keep in mind that cooking times in different ovens vary; roasting a chicken at 350°F takes approximately 18-20 minutes per pound, plus an additional 15 minutes.
  6. Let the chicken rest for 10 minutes before carving. Pour the juices from the roasting pan on top of the sliced chicken. Garnish with fresh herbs and lemon slices.
Valentine’s Day Dinner at Home: Our How-To Guide - Chicken Recipe

 

Spaghetti Bolognese:


A hearty and comforting meal that’s perfect for a cozy night in, this rich pasta dish is an easy to make meal that will allow you to bring the romance of an Italian bistro straight to your home. For extra points, throw on an accompanying Spotify playlist or make it a dinner and a themed movie night (might we recommend Lady and the Tramp for super romantic vibes). Though the recipe takes hours to fully develop the flavors, the actual cooking time is short, giving you time to relax with your Valentine while the rich flavors of the bolognese sauce fill your kitchen. 

Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 1 lb. ground beef (or ground beef substitute for a meatless option.)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 c. dry white wine
  • 1 (15-oz.) can crushed tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 2 c. chicken or beef broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3/4 tsp. kosher salt 
  • 1 c. milk (whole)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley for garnish
  • 1 pack of dried spaghetti
  1. In a large pan or dutch oven heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrot, and celery, and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in beef and garlic, breaking up meat with back of a spoon. Cook until no longer pink and slightly browned.
  2. Add wine, and bring mixture to a simmer. Cook until wine is mostly reduced. Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste, stock, and bay leaf, then reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour.
  3. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  4. Discard bay leaf, then gradually stir in milk. Cover with a lid slightly ajar and simmer, stirring occasionally for  45 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and serve with pasta. Top with parmesan cheese and fresh parsley. 
  5. Valentine’s Day Dinner at Home: Our How-To Guide- Spaghetti Bolognese

Pan-Seared Salmon and Roasted Potatoes:

For a lighter option, opt for a delicious and quick seared salmon. The secret is a super hot pan to get the skin restaurant-quality crispy. Pair it with dry white wine and crunchy potatoes for a perfectly balanced dinner option. Super quick and easy to make, this is sure to also become one of your favorite weeknight staples. 

Salmon Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 2 salmon fillets with skin on (6-oz portions are ideal for cooking)
  • 2 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh Lemon
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. 
  2. Pat the salmon filets with a paper towel to remove moisture (this is an important step  for the perfect crispy skin) and season with salt and pepper
  3. Heat the oil in a cast iron, oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat until the oil hot and shimmering. 
  4. Cook the salmon, skin side up for about 3 minutes. Do not touch or move the fish filets as they cook, this is key for the perfect texture and crust. 
  5. Flip the fillets and reduce the heat to low to medium heat. Continue cooking for about 3 minutes more then transfer to the oven for 3-4 more minutes until cooked through. Top with lemon wedges for garnish. 

Roasted Potato Recipe:

  • 1.5 points of baby potatoes
  • 3 large cloves of garlic, cracked with skin removed
  • 2-3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped rosemary 
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  2. Cut potatoes in half and combine with garlic, olive oil, rosemary, salt, and pepper
  3. Roast potatoes until cooked through. We like our potatoes extra crispy, so we usually roast them for about 35 minutes, but for softer, more tender potatoes roast for about 20 minutes.
Valentine’s Day Dinner at Home: Our How-To Guide- Salmon Recipe

 

To Drink: 

Vanilla Fig Old Fashioned 

Our love for old-fashioneds cannot be exaggerated. For us, there’s nothing better than the time-honored mixture of sugar, bitters, whiskey, and orange. It’s a drink that not only makes you feel like you’ve stepped onto the set of Man Men, but it’s a fail-safe classic that screams sophistication and tastes like heaven. For a romantic take on this classic, we’re pairing fresh figs and warm vanilla to infuse the bourbon and give a new, yet respectful twist on our favorite cocktail staple. 

To infuse the bourbon simply steep about a cup of dried figs (cut into pieces) and two split vanilla beans in a sealed container with a fifth of your favorite bourbon for about two weeks.

Recipe:  

  • 1/2 fresh fig
  • 1 orange wedge
  • 3/4 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 oz of your fig infused bourbon
  • 1/2 fresh fig and small wedge of fresh orange for garnish

Add the fresh fig and the orange wedge to the bottom of your glass and muddle. Once the fruit is broken up, add the balsamic vinegar and the fig infused bourbon. Top with ice and stir well before straining into a chilled rocks glass. Add additional ice and garnish.

Valentine’s Day Dinner at Home: Our How-To Guide- Fig Old-Fashioned Recipe

Cranberry & Sage Sparkling White Sangria

If your Valentine isn’t up for hard liquor, opt for a refreshing seasonal sangria. Get more cuddle time by making a big batch ahead of the dinner, so you don’t have to worry about shaking up cocktails throughout the night. With red colors from the cranberries, it’s a perfect fit for the holiday,  while a dash of sage takes the flavors up to celebrity chef status. It’s not only easy to make, but it’s sure to impress. 

Recipe:

  • 2 apples (we love Granny Smith for their tart flavor), chopped into about half-inch pieces
  • 1 cup of fresh cranberries
  • 1 bottle of white wine, opt for a Savignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio, rather than a Chardonnay. 
  • ½ cup of white grape juice
  • 4 cup of granulate
  • 1 can of club soda
  • 3 large sage leaves 

Combine all of the ingredients in a large pitcher or punch bowl and mix until the sugar is fully dissolved. Chill until cold. Serve over ice.

 Valentine’s Day Dinner at Home: Our How-To Guide - Sangria Recipe

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Cupid’s favorite day is just around the corner, and we’re here to help make this year’s Valentine’s Day one that’s sure to impress. With the gifts taken care of, thanks to last week’s gift guide, we’re giving you all of the goods on how to whip up a restaurant-worthy experience from the comfort of your own home. While we love a good meal out, we’ve never been fans of the Valentine’s Day dinner scene. Restaurants serve up over-priced, cheesy prix-fixe menus and with social distancing guidelines still in effect, there’s no better way to woo your loved one than with a thoughtful and romantic evening in. There’s no greater expression of love than taking the time and effort to cook for someone, and we’re making it easy with these delicious yet easy-to-master recipes and cocktails. So cue up the Netflix or your favorite Spotify playlist, dim the lights, and treat your Valentine to a night they’ll never forget. 

To Eat: 

The Legendary Engagement Chicken: 

In 2004 Glamour posted a story that has since become infamous among its readers: The Engagement Chicken. The legend told of a time back in 1982 when an assistant was given a recipe for an unforgettably delicious roast chicken. The assistant cooked the recipe for her boyfriend, who proposed within the month. The assistant then passed the recipe to three more of her colleagues who also received engagement rings after whipping up the legendary bird. Though the story has no doubt become exaggerated and there were likely major outliers that led to the engagements, the recipe was published in 2004 and the story of the “Engagement Chicken” lived on. If this recipe is good enough to get a ring, just imagine how impressive it will be on Valentine’s Day. Even better, it’s inexpensive and easy to master. 

Recipe (posted from Glamour Magazine):

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole chicken (approximately 4 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice, plus 3 whole lemons—including 1 sliced for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon kosher or coarse sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • Fresh herbs for garnish (4 rosemary sprigs, 4 sage sprigs, 8 thyme sprigs, and 1 bunch flat-leaf parsley)
  1. Position an oven rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat the oven to 400°F. Remove the giblets from the chicken, wash the chicken inside and out with cold water, then let the chicken drain, cavity down, in a colander for 2 minutes.
  2. Pat the chicken dry with paper towels. Place the chicken breast-side down in a medium roasting pan fitted with a rack and pour the lemon juice all over the chicken, both inside and out. Season the chicken all over with salt and pepper inside and out.
  3. Prick 2 whole lemons three times each in three different places with a fork and place them deep inside the cavity. Chicken cavity size may vary, so if one lemon is partly sticking out, that's fine. (Tip: If the lemons are stiff, roll them on the countertop with your palm before pricking to get the juices flowing.)
  4. Put the chicken in the oven, lower the oven temperature to 350°F, and roast, uncovered, for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove the roasting pan from the oven. Using tongs or two wooden spoons, turn the chicken breast- side up. Insert a meat thermometer in the thigh, and return the chicken to the oven and roast for about 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes or until the meat thermometer reads 180°F and the juices run clear when the thigh is pricked with a fork. Continue roasting if necessary. Keep in mind that cooking times in different ovens vary; roasting a chicken at 350°F takes approximately 18-20 minutes per pound, plus an additional 15 minutes.
  6. Let the chicken rest for 10 minutes before carving. Pour the juices from the roasting pan on top of the sliced chicken. Garnish with fresh herbs and lemon slices.
Valentine’s Day Dinner at Home: Our How-To Guide - Chicken Recipe

 

Spaghetti Bolognese:


A hearty and comforting meal that’s perfect for a cozy night in, this rich pasta dish is an easy to make meal that will allow you to bring the romance of an Italian bistro straight to your home. For extra points, throw on an accompanying Spotify playlist or make it a dinner and a themed movie night (might we recommend Lady and the Tramp for super romantic vibes). Though the recipe takes hours to fully develop the flavors, the actual cooking time is short, giving you time to relax with your Valentine while the rich flavors of the bolognese sauce fill your kitchen. 

Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 1 lb. ground beef (or ground beef substitute for a meatless option.)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 c. dry white wine
  • 1 (15-oz.) can crushed tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 2 c. chicken or beef broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3/4 tsp. kosher salt 
  • 1 c. milk (whole)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley for garnish
  • 1 pack of dried spaghetti
  1. In a large pan or dutch oven heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrot, and celery, and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in beef and garlic, breaking up meat with back of a spoon. Cook until no longer pink and slightly browned.
  2. Add wine, and bring mixture to a simmer. Cook until wine is mostly reduced. Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste, stock, and bay leaf, then reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour.
  3. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  4. Discard bay leaf, then gradually stir in milk. Cover with a lid slightly ajar and simmer, stirring occasionally for  45 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and serve with pasta. Top with parmesan cheese and fresh parsley. 
  5. Valentine’s Day Dinner at Home: Our How-To Guide- Spaghetti Bolognese

Pan-Seared Salmon and Roasted Potatoes:

For a lighter option, opt for a delicious and quick seared salmon. The secret is a super hot pan to get the skin restaurant-quality crispy. Pair it with dry white wine and crunchy potatoes for a perfectly balanced dinner option. Super quick and easy to make, this is sure to also become one of your favorite weeknight staples. 

Salmon Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 2 salmon fillets with skin on (6-oz portions are ideal for cooking)
  • 2 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh Lemon
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. 
  2. Pat the salmon filets with a paper towel to remove moisture (this is an important step  for the perfect crispy skin) and season with salt and pepper
  3. Heat the oil in a cast iron, oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat until the oil hot and shimmering. 
  4. Cook the salmon, skin side up for about 3 minutes. Do not touch or move the fish filets as they cook, this is key for the perfect texture and crust. 
  5. Flip the fillets and reduce the heat to low to medium heat. Continue cooking for about 3 minutes more then transfer to the oven for 3-4 more minutes until cooked through. Top with lemon wedges for garnish. 

Roasted Potato Recipe:

  • 1.5 points of baby potatoes
  • 3 large cloves of garlic, cracked with skin removed
  • 2-3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped rosemary 
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  2. Cut potatoes in half and combine with garlic, olive oil, rosemary, salt, and pepper
  3. Roast potatoes until cooked through. We like our potatoes extra crispy, so we usually roast them for about 35 minutes, but for softer, more tender potatoes roast for about 20 minutes.
Valentine’s Day Dinner at Home: Our How-To Guide- Salmon Recipe

 

To Drink: 

Vanilla Fig Old Fashioned 

Our love for old-fashioneds cannot be exaggerated. For us, there’s nothing better than the time-honored mixture of sugar, bitters, whiskey, and orange. It’s a drink that not only makes you feel like you’ve stepped onto the set of Man Men, but it’s a fail-safe classic that screams sophistication and tastes like heaven. For a romantic take on this classic, we’re pairing fresh figs and warm vanilla to infuse the bourbon and give a new, yet respectful twist on our favorite cocktail staple. 

To infuse the bourbon simply steep about a cup of dried figs (cut into pieces) and two split vanilla beans in a sealed container with a fifth of your favorite bourbon for about two weeks.

Recipe:  

  • 1/2 fresh fig
  • 1 orange wedge
  • 3/4 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 oz of your fig infused bourbon
  • 1/2 fresh fig and small wedge of fresh orange for garnish

Add the fresh fig and the orange wedge to the bottom of your glass and muddle. Once the fruit is broken up, add the balsamic vinegar and the fig infused bourbon. Top with ice and stir well before straining into a chilled rocks glass. Add additional ice and garnish.

Valentine’s Day Dinner at Home: Our How-To Guide- Fig Old-Fashioned Recipe

Cranberry & Sage Sparkling White Sangria

If your Valentine isn’t up for hard liquor, opt for a refreshing seasonal sangria. Get more cuddle time by making a big batch ahead of the dinner, so you don’t have to worry about shaking up cocktails throughout the night. With red colors from the cranberries, it’s a perfect fit for the holiday,  while a dash of sage takes the flavors up to celebrity chef status. It’s not only easy to make, but it’s sure to impress. 

Recipe:

  • 2 apples (we love Granny Smith for their tart flavor), chopped into about half-inch pieces
  • 1 cup of fresh cranberries
  • 1 bottle of white wine, opt for a Savignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio, rather than a Chardonnay. 
  • ½ cup of white grape juice
  • 4 cup of granulate
  • 1 can of club soda
  • 3 large sage leaves 

Combine all of the ingredients in a large pitcher or punch bowl and mix until the sugar is fully dissolved. Chill until cold. Serve over ice.

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We’re officially in the month of February, and that means Cupid’s favorite holiday will be here before we know it. Gift shopping is always a super stressful occasion, but this particular holiday ups the ante and stress levels even higher.  We’re here to help you keep the day of romance as stress-free as possible with our 2021 Valentine’s Day gift guide. From tiny treasures to eco-friendly fashion staples, here are some top picks that are sure to put a smile on your loved one’s face:

An Eco-Friendly, Luxe Merino Wool Beanie and Matching Scarf

For a travel accessory that’s as practical as it is stylish, give a merino wool, temperature-regulating scarf (perfect to ward off the cold airplane temperatures or keep you cool in warmer climates). Not only are our scarves perfect for every climate, but they are also wrinkle-resistant and can be worn repeatedly without having to hit the wash cycle. With naturally antibacterial properties, this will be the most practical and stylish piece in everyone’s suitcase. We recommend the classic cable-knit in red for ultra-cozy, romantic vibes. 

Valentine's Day Gift Guide: Red Merino Wool Scarf 

Good Gold Jewelry

Gold jewelry is having quite the moment right now, with everyone shoving their silver to the back of their jewelery box in favor of the yellow gold trend. The amazing thing about this style trend though, is it’s sure to be an investment and will be a smart purchase for years to come (unlike fashion fads that come and go). For the best option, opt for a classic design that’s neutral enough to suit any taste. Not only is this style trending right now, but it’s timeless and always makes any piece look instantly expensive. For a piece that’s sure to please, check out this trendy but timeless Hardware Link necklace from Tiffany’s, the iconic Cartier Love Bracelet, or classic huggie gold hoops if you’re looking to keep the budget a little lower. 

Valentine's Day Gift Guide: Gold Jewelry

A Literary Upgrade

Check out Juniper Books for a gift that’s as thoughtful as it us stunning. The side offers an array of book sets (from renowned classics to popular modern fiction) in beautifully designed sets and dust jackets that would give any bookshelf an automatic upgrade. Opt for your loved ones’ favorite author and genre of course. However, we’re partial to the Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, and Emma sets that would surely be the dream gift for any Austen enthusiast. 

Valentine's Day Gift Guide

A Good Bottle of Bubbly

Get a gift that you can share and experience together with an extra special bottle of bubbly. For something to impress, go big with a bottle of Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Rosé champagne. Known as one of the prestigious champagne house’s most rare and precious bottles, the vintage rosé champagne not only is delicious with notes of white flowers and small red fruits, but its romantic pale apricot hue and famous anemone painted bottle is the perfect option for the year’s most romantic holiday. 

Valentine's Day Gift Guide: Champagne

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We’re officially in the month of February, and that means Cupid’s favorite holiday will be here before we know it. Gift shopping is always a super stressful occasion, but this particular holiday ups the ante and stress levels even higher.  We’re here to help you keep the day of romance as stress-free as possible with our 2021 Valentine’s Day gift guide. From tiny treasures to eco-friendly fashion staples, here are some top picks that are sure to put a smile on your loved one’s face:

An Eco-Friendly, Luxe Merino Wool Beanie and Matching Scarf

For a travel accessory that’s as practical as it is stylish, give a merino wool, temperature-regulating scarf (perfect to ward off the cold airplane temperatures or keep you cool in warmer climates). Not only are our scarves perfect for every climate, but they are also wrinkle-resistant and can be worn repeatedly without having to hit the wash cycle. With naturally antibacterial properties, this will be the most practical and stylish piece in everyone’s suitcase. We recommend the classic cable-knit in red for ultra-cozy, romantic vibes. 

Valentine's Day Gift Guide: Red Merino Wool Scarf 

Good Gold Jewelry

Gold jewelry is having quite the moment right now, with everyone shoving their silver to the back of their jewelery box in favor of the yellow gold trend. The amazing thing about this style trend though, is it’s sure to be an investment and will be a smart purchase for years to come (unlike fashion fads that come and go). For the best option, opt for a classic design that’s neutral enough to suit any taste. Not only is this style trending right now, but it’s timeless and always makes any piece look instantly expensive. For a piece that’s sure to please, check out this trendy but timeless Hardware Link necklace from Tiffany’s, the iconic Cartier Love Bracelet, or classic huggie gold hoops if you’re looking to keep the budget a little lower. 

Valentine's Day Gift Guide: Gold Jewelry

A Literary Upgrade

Check out Juniper Books for a gift that’s as thoughtful as it us stunning. The side offers an array of book sets (from renowned classics to popular modern fiction) in beautifully designed sets and dust jackets that would give any bookshelf an automatic upgrade. Opt for your loved ones’ favorite author and genre of course. However, we’re partial to the Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, and Emma sets that would surely be the dream gift for any Austen enthusiast. 

Valentine's Day Gift Guide

A Good Bottle of Bubbly

Get a gift that you can share and experience together with an extra special bottle of bubbly. For something to impress, go big with a bottle of Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Rosé champagne. Known as one of the prestigious champagne house’s most rare and precious bottles, the vintage rosé champagne not only is delicious with notes of white flowers and small red fruits, but its romantic pale apricot hue and famous anemone painted bottle is the perfect option for the year’s most romantic holiday. 

Valentine's Day Gift Guide: Champagne

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