IT’S HEART DAY TOMORROW. TIME TO PANIC? NO WAY. BECAUSE WE’VE DONE SOME SHOPPING AND HAVE LOTS OF OPTIONS FOR THOSE WHOSE TIME MANAGEMENT SKILLS MAY NEED A LITTLE WORK, BUT WHOSE HEARTS ARE FULL OF LOVE. NO TIME TO WASTE, THOUGH. SO HERE YOU GO, WITH LOVE.
BECKIE + MARTINA
For the woman who knows who she likes. Fans of YSL will swoon over having this inside their oversized tote bags. Sleek and the perfect envelope shape for just the essentials, this quilted textured bag in red is a guaranteed hit for V day.
For the traditionalist with a twist. These beauties are part of a collection of arrangements made by adorefloral (adorenyc.com) for Valentine’s day. Go on their site, pick one you think is pretty and have it on the doorstep by Feb. 14th. They’ve anticipated the last minute shoppers by ordering a whole bunch of flowers in advance. Go. Now.
For the cook in your life. This heart shaped cast iron cocotte from Le Crueset is the perfect size for a dinner á deux. And while it may look cute, rest assured that it is more than up for the job of turning dinner something romantically memorable.
For anyone (it’s Valentine’s Day!). From Alison Lou, a fine jewelry brand based in New York City, these pieces embody the thoughtful and cheeky approach of their founder, Alison Chemla. Lady Gaga has been seen with her pieces. And they have a shop on 20 E. 69th St. So no excuses.
For the woman who knows how to wear pink. These Valentine inspired slip ons from Gucci are the bomb. Well made, chic enough to wear out and comfortable enough to lounge around at home in elegant splendor, these are sure to make somebody very very happy.
For the chocolate lover. Duh. This custom hand-made chocolate I Love U Puzzle is perfect for him or her. You get to celebrate your love for him/her and bonus, if you play your cards right, you get to eat some delicious chocolate made by the master chocolatier.
For the outdoors type. This massive (1500 grams) 5 wick candle from Diptique in the beguiling and heady tuberose scent is meant to be used outdoors. Handmade and made in Virebent earthenware, this is a special gift. Guaranteed to fill the night air with sensuality.
For the sentimental iconoclast. It’s a 100 years old and still looks fabulous. Jackie wore it. So did Diana. This one, in the 'Américaine' style, is slightly oversized and cast from 18-karat pink gold. With blued steel sword-shaped hands, a discreet date display at 6 o'clock and a rich brown alligator strap, this watch doesn’t shout, it purrs, Happy Valentine’s, baby.