Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Love is in the Air…Spark Your Romance With Chocolate on Valentine’s Day!

I used to be an event planner before becoming a momtrepreneur, so I LOVE helping people plan their special occasions. Now that Valentine’s Day is approaching, I would suggest getting your loved one the most delicious and romantic way to say I love you…Chocolate!!

Did you know that chocolate was first made by the ancient civilizations of Central America? For centuries chocolate has been a way for people to express romantic feelings for each other. Luscious and decadent chocolate will elevate you and your partner’s mood thanks to its “feel good effects,” and the altered levels of endorphins in your brain which lower stress and lessen pain. Chocolate releases phenylethylamine, which is also called “the love drug” because it causes your pulse rate to quicken, resulting in the same feeling you get when you’re in love. Phenylethylamin is abundant in chocolate and can increase audacity, attraction, excitement, and giddiness. Who doesn’t love chocolate?!

In fact, researchers in Belgium conducted a test in a bookstore where they released the scent of chocolate. What they found was people’s browsing behaviors were affected. They started to look a lot more in the “Romance” section of the bookstore.

A few chocolate-related gift ideas include chocolate covered strawberries, chocolate roses, edible chocolate creams, and more! Just check our gift picks handpicked by our concierge.

So rent the movie Chocolat with Juliette Binoche, dump the diet for a day, open that champagne bottle, and buy some chocolate gifts from our partners for your sweetheart.