Valentine’s Day is here and while it’s most closely associated with romantic love, at KIM+ONO, we think love comes in all forms. Whether it’s romantic, from your family, or from your friends, we think Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love in every way — and that includes self-love. And what better way to celebrate some good old fashioned self-love than with friendship, meditation and kimono fashion? Read on for all the ways we want you to celebrate self-love this week.
At KIM+ONO, we know that adding a little luxury to your everyday isn’t so difficult. It just means finding pieces and spaces that make you feel beautiful, calm and elegant. This Valentine’s Day, whether you’re going out to dinner or stopping into our kimono store, we want you to find those physical spaces that bring you peace. And if you need a little help re-creating your own home into that space, stop into our store and pick up some handcrafted artisan goods to bring the luxury home with you.
So much of our lives are spent running around from event to event. For Valentine’s Day, the perfect gift of self-love may just be to stay inside. Slip on your kimono robe and don’t feel the pressure to go anywhere. You give of yourself day in and day out, but remember it’s important to refill your own well every so often. Take this opportunity to say no to a party and say yes to a night in of palo santo, a bubble bath and a silky, sweet kimono robe.
Self-love is all about finding that balance between effort and effortlessness. It’s about believing in yourself, your dreams and all you can accomplish, without forcing anything to happen that’s not meant to happen. Two of our favorite books, available in store, are Invitation to Meditation and How to Get Sh*t Done. They’re the perfect combination to help you find your center and inner peace, while also still knowing you’re fully capable of making your dreams come true.
Sometimes, self-love is as easy as saying “I deserve this.” You’ve been hard at work, showing up for all the people in your life, and now it’s time to do a little something sweet for yourself. Dare to splurge! We love this black floral kimono robe because it’s handpainted, 100% silk and the perfect way to remind yourself that you’re deserving of a little luxury every day.
Surrounding yourself with your best friends is a great way to remind yourself of how to love yourself. Your friends want what’s best for you and bring out your best. They’re the good angels on your shoulder. So when you need to remember to give yourself a little self-love, call your friends and gather the troops. And while you’re building your women’s community, step into your women’s kimono robes for a night in with a bottle of wine and nowhere important to be.
We hope this Valentine’s Day is all about you and the amazing woman you are. Whether it’s through kimono fashion, a little meditation or the permission you give yourself to stay at home, practicing a little self-love can be reinvigorating. So go ahead and love yourself, you deserve it.