Coming Up This Valentine’s Day

At Ola la! IJORERE, we’re celebrating love all month long. If you’re out of creative and new ways to show your loved one how much they mean to you, we have a few sweet ideas up our sleeves to make this year’s Valentine’s Day a GRAND one!

3 things you can do to make this February all about LOVE:

1. Attend one of our Creative Events ~ Painting Socials at Ola la!
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We’ve created the perfect ambience for you and your loved one. An entertaining and relaxing evening full of laughter, creativity, and a masterpiece painted by YOU, with a little help from our fabulous instructors of course! All painting materials are provided when you sign up. Just bring a bottle or two of your favorite wine or beverage.

Links to our upcoming LOVE socials below:
Heart Doodles – Thursday, February 11 – 6:30PM
Array of Love – Sunday, February 14 – 3:00PM
Cup O’Love – Thursday, February 25 – 6:30PM


2. Plan a special Valentine’s Day proposal


There isn’t a more romantic day to ask for the love of your life’s hand in marriage.
Go the old school route by getting a truckload of rose petals, a bottle of champagne, and (LOTS) of candles to set the mood. Who could resist such a timeless romantic gesture?
Count down the days to Valentine’s Day with a variety of special treats; flowers, a trip to the spa, better yet, attend an afternoon Valentine’s day painting event at Ola la!, with complimentary gourmet chocolates and end it all with a home cooked meal and her/his favorite wine before you pop! the question.
Take a last minute getaway trip with just you and your love. Escape the cold of Chicago by spending a weekend somewhere warm, a romantic stroll by the beach side or check in at a luxury hotel. Spontaneous vacations is sure to delight her/him and give you a chance for a private, intimate proposal.

After making it official, be sure to contact us for a tour to reserve our space for your wedding and create your dream wedding invitations!

3. Write a handwritten LOVE letter
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A text just doesn’t cut it on Valentine’s Day! Sit down, and surprise your love with a hand written letter OR send us an email with a message for your sweetheart to convert YOUR message into a beautiful, handwritten letter that we then place in our signature wooden LOVE boxes. This makes for a perfect gift treasured for generations to come.

We hope you have a February full of love and romance this year.

May your day be IJORERE, a day that is GRAND!

Emma Duvernay | IJORERE Team

Announcing Our Inspiring & Timeless LOVE Letters!


LOVE is celebrated this month especially, but should never be tied only to this one time of the year… LOVE is timeless! The reality is we live in a tech savvy FAST era, but the TRUTH is we still cherish the simpler things of life.

In the same way, IJORERE The Invitation is not JUST about stationery we are about “creating a lasting impression & sustaining love. This month of LOVE go beyond sending flowers that eventually wither. Take a moment to write to your lover, share your sweet thoughts in writing or even propose in a letter to your lover!

We are THRILLED to present IJORERE’s LOVE Letters that will beautifully express your feelings to your loved one!  Not only will they read your heart felt words formed in stunning calligraphy; they’ll find the thoughtfulness behind the creative love letters to be a true picture of how you feel about them. 

Imagine those who are fearlessly and sacrificially serving in our military and the how much the simple fact of knowing they are loved can keep them going when facing even the hardest of situations.  One such love story recounts his wife who consistently sent beautiful letters to her husband while he was serving in Iraq.  There were no words to describe the overwhelming love and peace he would feel as he read over his dear wife’s hand written notes again and again.  No matter the miles in between their location, he always felt so close in spirit with his significant other!  Till this day, these beautiful letters are tucked safely away and will be cherished for years to come….

IJORERE The Invitation would love to be a part of YOUR love story and Love should be expressed every day, so we’re not limiting our stunning LOVE LETTERS to JUST this month!  In fact, we’ll soon be converting IJORERE The Invitation to an ecommerce site for this NEW product line!

Want more yummy details?!  We thought you’d never ask!  These LOVE Letter suites can be purchased to include a special edition of Anna Shea chocolatesPreview our LOVE LETTERS suites page to see MORE about the gift of love that will last a LIFETIME!

May your day be IJORERE,  a day that is GRAND!

Allie Coyle . IJORERE Memoir Writer

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