Lunar New Year with Sugarfina

Sugarfina boutiques are perfectly decorated and a treat to visit :)

Sugarfina boutiques are perfectly decorated and a treat to visit :)

It's a week of celebrations loves!  February 9th is Lunar New Year and I love celebrating all the traditions with my family.  This year, I added a new tradition with gilded chocolates from Sugarfina!  Sugarfina offers sophisticated candies for adults.  For the New Year, they're offering special two piece bento boxes with a traditional Chinese New Year greeting!  Though my family is Vietnamese, I was so excited to be able to share these delicious candies with them...Chocolate is a universal language!

In Chinese tradition, there are ten signs in the zodiac.  This year, it's the year of the Monkey! My boyfriend is a monkey, so this year honors him.  However, legend says that when it's your year, you have to lay low to show respect to the newborn animal of that year.  We'll be keeping a low profile :)  I got some sweets for him too while I was shopping at Sugarfina.  They have locations all over and I highly recommend visiting so you can really get the full experience.  It's a super cute store and there are endless options!

The 8 piece bento box from Sugarfina

The 8 piece bento box from Sugarfina

The small 2 piece bento box from Sugarfina

The small 2 piece bento box from Sugarfina

One of my other favorite traditions is lucky money envelopes.  Traditionally, they are red, but every year I love picking out new ones to give.  This year I chose gilded ones to give out.  Do you celebrate lunar new year?  If so, what traditions does your family have?  Wishing you and your loved ones a year of happiness, prosperity and good fortune!

stay gold,

Tiffany