Daily Life Food New York

Happiest Black Valentines!

There’s something romantic about mediated melancholy, especially when you’re all alone in a big city of concrete after dusk and comfortably shrouded in silence. I know I’m a strawberry-tinted chapstick kind of a girl, but I’ve always wanted to try on black lipstick. So I decided to host a small Black Valentines dinner at my place.

I cooked Julia Child’s boeuf bourguignon, mostly because it calls for an entire bottle of dry red wine and you can let it stew until dinnertime. My roommate brought home giant bundles of black balloons, and everyone arrived dressed in monochrome.

We drank blackberry infused gin cocktails and chilled prosecco by candlelight, blasted Joy Division, and burned away our fears.

Untitled
The table set-up before we put up the candles. I made strawberry cake pops! The photo of me is from Valerie’s instagram.

Untitled
Here’s a serious group photo.

Untitled
It’s hard to not smile!

Untitled
Steph carried these bottles of Bitter Valentines Ale all the way from Williamsburg.

Untitled
We ate two boxes of candy hearts.

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

“Melancholy were the sounds on a winter’s night.”
― Virginia Woolf, Jacob’s Room

Untitled
Emily’s “bleeding” candles.

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled
Chris jotting down his fears on a tiny piece of paper.

Untitled

Untitled
A grainy final photobooth shot of the group (Elisa and Fernan, present in spirit) before the end of the night. Here we are in action, on Vine: http://vine.co/v/brXzbEitVqm

P.S. My forever-Valentine announced his surprise visit, and Taurin will be here in just a week!

11 Comments

  • Reply
    Ceri
    February 21, 2013 at 9:49 am

    What a great idea. 😀 I definitely want to do this next year.

    • Reply
      Sewon
      February 22, 2013 at 11:52 am

      It was really a lot of fun, though now I want to host one with lots of pastel colors~ 🙂

  • Reply
    Winnie
    February 21, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    I love this idea of a black valentines! This looks like an amazing evening. I love your cake pops!

    • Reply
      Sewon
      February 22, 2013 at 12:16 pm

      I love making cake pops, minus the time it takes to cover it in chocolate at the end. I’m too impatient!

  • Reply
    Veronica Fish
    February 22, 2013 at 8:07 am

    thats is so bad ass! Did you play Morrissey too?

    • Reply
      Sewon
      February 22, 2013 at 12:19 pm

      Of course, everyday is like sunday! 🙂

  • Reply
    catarina
    February 22, 2013 at 9:58 am

    wow! looking good!! 😀

    • Reply
      Sewon
      February 24, 2013 at 2:11 pm

      Thanks, Catarina~

  • Reply
    BohèmeCircus
    February 23, 2013 at 3:12 am

    I like the idea of burning our fears, it was a very nice evening theme. A beautiful invitation to meet her friends !

  • Reply
    Diane
    February 23, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    I love this!!! If not for having my own Valentine I like spending it in fun with friends. That dinner sounds amazing!

  • Reply
    ねこちゃん
    February 26, 2013 at 3:30 am

    awwww totally love this black themed valentine! Love everything spooky and gothic in general (; your guests and you look so fancy! I would love to have a reason for wearing black lipstick hehe …

  • Leave a Reply