Just like there are women that inspire #squadgoals (our Brooklyn Babes for example), there are the couples that gave us #relationshipgoals. Phoebe Sung and Peter Buer, the dynamic duo behind Cold Picnic, are one of those couples. It was love at first sight when they met in Boston in 2006 at fashion school. They launched Cold Picnic together in 2010 and it was love at first sight for us when we discovered the quirky, cool line of housewares and accessories. They also happen to be as adorable and charming as they are talented. With Valentine’s Day coming up, we quizzed them on romance, their plans for Feb. 14 and gift ideas for your main squeeze.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR IDEAL DATE NIGHT. WHERE DO YOU GO, WHAT DO YOU DO? Peter: We always plan romantic dates after openings or parties, and then end up getting a bit drunk and go home to takeout and movies. Which is actually my ideal date night. 🙂
HOPELESS ROMANTIC OR STAUNCH REALIST? Phoebe: Definitely somewhere in between.
DO YOU GUYS CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S DAY? Peter: We’ve always used Valentine’s Day as an excuse to go out and eat A LOT. Now that we’re in New York, we usually go to Flushing, Queens and overdo it on dumplings.
WHAT’S THE BEST RELATIONSHIP ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED? Phoebe: It’s always fun dishing about new relationships with friends but after a few years I prefer to keep the dish between my partner and me. As for advice, I think everyone knows what’s best for them. Or at least what they want to do, even if it isn’t good for them!
SO PETER, WHAT ARE THE BEST KIND OF GIFTS A GUY CAN GET FROM A GIRL? The kind of gift I always want probably isn’t what other guys are into as I love to bake! The best present Phoebe got me was a Cuisinart. But a good pair of sneakers also goes down pretty well!
PHOEBE, BEST GIVE EVER FROM PETER? Peter usually gets me Valentine’s Day flowers. It’s difficult for him to surprise me, since we spend all day in the studio together. Usually he’ll say “I need to go out alone for a while,” and come back and say, “Don’t look in the closet until tomorrrow.” Never much of a surprise, but still. The best gift from him ever would be our dog, followed very closely by an engagement ring.
Photos by BriAnne Wills. Shot on location in Brooklyn at the Samantha Pleet studio.