We continue to have the pleasure of meeting some of our favorite designers, designers that I have always admired and looked up to. Meeting Be and Steve of Be&D was a total treat. The duo are inherently different yet compliment each other wonderfully. And because just one interview was not enough, we are able to share another fun read with you! Both Be and Steve from Be and D let us in on some of their Valentine’s Day traditions, thoughts, and wants.
From Be Inthavong, Co-Founder/Designer Be & D
Valentine’s Day, worth the hype or overrated? I think Valentine’s day should be viewed like any other holiday. Do we really need a designated day out of the year to remind us to love our parents, to exchange gifts, to be thankful, and to love? I think any designated day to anything wonderful is worth it!
Your favorite part about Valentine’s Day as a child: I loved buying Valentine’s day cards and passing them out in class. But when I was younger, I had just moved to America and spoke no word of English. I would pass out birthday cards and get well cards to my classmates for Valentine’s Day! I was glad the teacher didn’t call me out on it!
Your favorite part about Valentine’s Day as an adult: I’m such a hopeless romantic sucker. I love to make plans to go out and celebrate. I love dressing up, having dinner at a nice place, having drinks at a cozy bar, and all the romantic things I could think of.
The most romantic Valentine’s Day you have seen, heard about, been a part of: Last Valentine, I came home to my Special Valentine who stayed up all night blowing up tons of balloons and flooded the apartment with them. And then dinner was prepared waiting for us on the rooftop of the apartment. I felt like I was in a chick flick that I was watching! It was amazing!!!
What are your plans for Valentine’s Day this year: Honestly, I don’t know! It’s so hard to plan something romantic when you are with one of the most thoughtful and romantic person on earth! I may need help:)
The best Be&D bag for a Valentine’s Day gift, why?: Our glam chic Garbo Shoulder Portfolio Bag!! It can be carried as an oversized clutch or a shoulder bag. It’s offered at a great price for our hand-hammered studed piece that says, “Valentine’s Day Rocking Roll Sexy”.
From Steve Dumain (“D”), Co-Founder/Designer Be & D
Valentine’s Day, worth the hype or overrated? Valentine’s day to me is like fruit cake at a holiday dinner. Whether I like it or not – someone’s gonna be eating it. Sooooo overrated:) but I love to celebrate the history of love whenever I can.
Your favorite part about Valentine’s Day as a child: My Mom made chocolates for both valentines day and Easter. She used to make Dolly Parton chocolate lollipops – and the bosoms were chocolate covered cherries.
Your favorite part about Valentine’s Day as an adult: Sweet tart little heart candies with nice notes on em’!
The most romantic Valentine’s Day you have seen, heard about, been a part of:
Well – since I’m not loony about Valentine’s day – I’ll give you a little list of what I think are some of the most romantic movies of all times. Breakfast at Tiffany’s – you’ll know why; Casablanca – ouch, cry your eyes out; Grease – just see those moves – and for my mom, one of her favorite romantic crying movies of all time was a little secret film called Somewhere in Time, from 1980 – staring Christopher Reeves and Jane Seymour. I have to admit – I remember tearing up and hiding it.
What are your plans for Valentine’s Day this year: Chocolate, chocolate, and wine.
The best Be&D bag for a Valentine’s Day gift, why?: I’m not gonna lie, Pink is NOT my favorite color (though I love the right kind of fuchsia or hot pink) – so I would say our new Black Garbo satchel – with gold studs. It’s super soft lambskin and calf, sexy with attitude.