THE DÔEN SCRAPBOOK

In the Mood for Love

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we’re embracing the chance to celebrate love in all its myriad forms. Whether you’re spending this special day with a sweetheart or a group of cherished friends—or taking a well-deserved self-care moment—we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite activities to help you get in the spirit of romance.
THE DÔEN SCRAPBOOK

In the Mood for Love

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we’re embracing the chance to celebrate love in all its myriad forms. Whether you’re spending this special day with a sweetheart or a group of cherished friends—or taking a well-deserved self-care moment—we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite activities to help you get in the spirit of romance.

Love Songs

A love-themed playlist we’ll be listening to on repeat, curated by our dear friend Helen Nishi. Listen Now

Love Songs

A love-themed playlist we’ll be listening to on repeat, curated by our dear friend Helen Nishi. Listen Now

Love Spells

Meaningful mementos to treat yourself to, or to gift to the ones you love most.
Amaryllis Bulbs
With winter’s chill still lingering, our love for indoor potted plants is as strong as ever. In the doldrums of January and February, we particularly adore the vibrant fuchsia flush of Amaryllis flowers in bloom; a romantic offering for anyone with a green thumb.
Perfume Pendants
There is nothing quite so intoxicating and romantic as perfume, and we love the Victorian tradition of carrying a small dose of it in a tiny perfume pendant to reapply throughout the day. Find vintage versions on Etsy or Ebay. PS—a vintage locket is just as special, and we happen to carry a small selection of vintage gems in our stores!
Handmade Love Notes
A handwritten love note from a friend or partner is a treasure to cherish for a lifetime. Make it even more special by decorating your stationery with drawings and colors inspired by the likes of Andy Warhol and Matisse.

Love Spells

Meaningful mementos to treat yourself to, or to gift to the ones you love most.
Amaryllis Bulbs
With winter’s chill still lingering, our love for indoor potted plants is as strong as ever. In the doldrums of January and February, we particularly adore the vibrant fuchsia flush of Amaryllis flowers in bloom; a romantic offering for anyone with a green thumb.
Perfume Pendants
There is nothing quite so intoxicating and romantic as perfume, and we love the Victorian tradition of carrying a small dose of it in a tiny perfume pendant to reapply throughout the day. Find vintage versions on Etsy or Ebay. PS—a vintage locket is just as special, and we happen to carry a small selection of vintage gems in our stores!
Handmade Love Notes
A handwritten love note from a friend or partner is a treasure to cherish for a lifetime. Make it even more special by decorating your stationery with drawings and colors inspired by the likes of Andy Warhol and Matisse.

Language of Flowers

Dating back to the Victorian era, floriography is the language of flowers, in which each blossom carries and conveys a specific meaning. This poetic and beautiful language was used to communicate sentiments between lovers and close company. The dictionaries of flowers that emerged during this era are captivating, and offer an inspiring and fascinating new perspective on the flowers we know and love. Though original Victorian flower dictionaries are difficult to find, we love the contemporary editions just as much—check your local used bookstore or online for plenty of beautiful options!

Language of Flowers

Dating back to the Victorian era, floriography is the language of flowers, in which each blossom carries and conveys a specific meaning. This poetic and beautiful language was used to communicate sentiments between lovers and close company. The dictionaries of flowers that emerged during this era are captivating, and offer an inspiring and fascinating new perspective on the flowers we know and love. Though original Victorian flower dictionaries are difficult to find, we love the contemporary editions just as much—check your local used bookstore or online for plenty of beautiful options!

Love Potion

Our friend and LA-based designer Beatrice Valenzuela shares the recipe for her Amor Caipirinha—a special treat that’s perfect for toasting the ones you love most.

INGREDIENTS

5 oz. fresh mixed citrus (Bea recommends Meyer lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, and mandarin)2.5 oz cachaça, a Brazilian spirit made from fermented sugar cane juice2.5 oz sparkling water or sparkling wineTajín1 tsp rosewater1 tsp orange bittersHoney to tasteDried edible rose petals for garnish

METHOD

Juice your fresh citrus. Taste the juice—if it’s too tart, add honey to taste. With a slice of remaining citrus, rim the lip of your glass. Then press the rim into the Tajín. Mix juice, cachaça, rosewater, and bitters. Add ice, then top with sparkling water or wine. Garnish with dried edible rose petals and the zest of a grapefruit (or whatever citrus you have).

Love Potion

Our friend and LA-based designer Beatrice Valenzuela shares the recipe for her Amor Caipirinha—a special treat that’s perfect for toasting the ones you love most.

INGREDIENTS

5 oz. fresh mixed citrus (Bea recommends Meyer lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, and mandarin)2.5 oz cachaça, a Brazilian spirit made from fermented sugar cane juice2.5 oz sparkling water or sparkling wineTajín1 tsp rosewater1 tsp orange bittersHoney to tasteDried edible rose petals for garnish

METHOD

Juice your fresh citrus. Taste the juice—if it’s too tart, add honey to taste. With a slice of remaining citrus, rim the lip of your glass. Then press the rim into the Tajín. Mix juice, cachaça, rosewater, and bitters. Add ice, then top with sparkling water or wine. Garnish with dried edible rose petals and the zest of a grapefruit (or whatever citrus you have).

IMAGE CREDITS

{“Superb yellow climbing Tea Rose” Madam Grenville Gore-Langton, 19th century // “Valentine in folding squares: Puzzle Purse” (1826) // “Roses” by Vincent Van Gogh (1890) // “John Keats Love Letter to Fanny Brawne”, February 1820 collection // "The shell book" (1908) // “Weed Lace” (c.1933) // “Dreer's a real old fashioned quality garden book” (1952) // “The book of birds; common birds of town and country and American game birds” // “Still Life with Wild Strawberries” by Adriaen Coorte (c. 1700) // "Armstrong Nurseries" (1935) // “Fruit Bowl; Teachers' manual for the Prang course in drawing" (1897) // “Peony, Paeonia officinalis”detail, by Jacopo Ligozzi (1547–1627) // “Fossil corals from Central America and West Indies.” Smithsonian Institution (1919)}

IMAGE CREDITS

{“Superb yellow climbing Tea Rose” Madam Grenville Gore-Langton, 19th century // “Valentine in folding squares: Puzzle Purse” (1826) // “Roses” by Vincent Van Gogh (1890) // “John Keats Love Letter to Fanny Brawne”, February 1820 collection // "The shell book" (1908) // “Weed Lace” (c.1933) // “Dreer's a real old fashioned quality garden book” (1952) // “The book of birds; common birds of town and country and American game birds” // “Still Life with Wild Strawberries” by Adriaen Coorte (c. 1700) // "Armstrong Nurseries" (1935) // “Fruit Bowl; Teachers' manual for the Prang course in drawing" (1897) // “Peony, Paeonia officinalis”detail, by Jacopo Ligozzi (1547–1627) // “Fossil corals from Central America and West Indies.” Smithsonian Institution (1919)}

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