Weekly Round-up: Valentine’s Day Edition

It’s likely you were still finishing up Thanksgiving leftovers when all things red, pink and glittery splattered their way across storefront windows. Like it or not, Valentine’s Day is a $18 billion industry – with people shelling out $2 billion alone on flowers. And, if you think the art of the written word is dead, think again. Couples will exchange a whopping 190 million greeting cards today.

All of this makes my beating heart flutter, but I know the mushy gushy stuff isn’t for everyone. So, regardless of your interest in catching Cupid’s eye this Valentine’s Day, here are five fun stories that have the staff at Double Forte all heart-shape googly-eyed this week: 

  1. Is New York losing it’s romance? The man behind New York’s Heart Art.
  2. “Roses wither, chocolates melt but roaches are forever.” So says the Bronx Zoo.
  3. Facebook nudges us to get a little more personal with the newest feature to roll out on the social platform.
  4. Forgot to pick up a heart-shaped box of chocolate today? Try baking the cookies taking the internet by storm.
  5. And finally, portraits of former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama make their debut at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.