One of the true joys of working as a husband and wife team is that you get to spend more time with your true Valentine. Now, we realize that this is not for everyone and many couples are much better off pursuing separate careers or just being apart more of the time. But, for us, two people who are passionate about the same things, such as strategic branding and lifelong learning, it is truly a luxury to work side by side.

A key to a great partnership relationship, in addition to precision teamwork and open communication, is finding the time just to have fun.  One of our favorite romantic things to do here in Santa Barbara, California is to stroll along the beach and look for heart-shaped rocks, sand dollars, sea shells and coral.  In fact, we now have quite a collection of these Valentine stones. (See photo above).   They give a new meaning to the concept of a “private collection” because they have no intrinsic value to others. But, to us they represent the luxury of time simply to enjoy life to the fullest and to fall in love with each other all over again.

So, this weekend, take the time to do something fun with the one you love, with your family or friends. Find some reason to fall in love with life.  We wish you a very Happy Valentine’s Day!