This blog is dedicated to my daughter, and I’m hoping she’ll find it interesting one day, when she’s old enough. But she’ll probably find this post right here and give me this look. This is clearly just my opinion, but house plants are sexy. House plants and eleven other things. Please feel free to agree.

In honor of Valentine’s Day…

#1 White sheets.
“A man would prefer to come home to an unmade bed and a happy woman
than to a neatly made bed and an angry woman.” – Marlene Dietrich

Photo from Elephantine

#2 Messy buns.
What your bun says about you.

Photo by Scott Laytart via Kitty en Classe

#3 Carbonara
“Carbonara is one of those dishes that proves that the simple things in life are often the best.”

Photo by Mehdi Lacoste for Sous Style

#4 A tailored suit.
“I like to dress up in a tailored suit from time to time,
and there’s a tailor I go to in Naples who’s fantastic. But if I told
anyone his name, I’d have to kill them.” – Hugh Jackman

Via Man’s Guilt

#5 Subtle jewelry.
“Jewelry is something that has to do with emotion.
That aspect of jewelry really interests me.” – Ann Demeulemeester

Photo from Vogue Spain (via The Southerly

#6 Song.
“If music be the food of love, play on.” – William Shakespeare

Photo by Danny Clinch

#7 Plants.
“Plants exist in the weather and light rays that surround them – waving in the wind, shimmering in the sunlight. I am always puzzling over how to draw such things.” – Hayao Miyazaki

Told you.

Via Wit & Delight

#8 Black outfits.
“Women who wear black lead colorful lives.” Neiman Marcus

Photo from Grace Spain

#9 Art.

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” Thomas Merton

Canvass print by Marcelo Romero

#10 The beard.

“I can’t believe we even need to have this debate.” – 21 Reasons Bearded Men Are Better

Photo from Drapeau Noir

#11 Fast cars.

“There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering. All the rest are merely games.” – Ernest Hemingway

Via crackmill

#12 The Sea.
“The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.” – Vincent Van Gogh

Photo by James Bowden

First photo via Ignite Light. And thanks for reading.

*And here’s an Instagram account that proves “there are attractive, literate, men in the wild…“