Valentine’s Day is 9 days away! Don’t be left empty handed… below are a few gift ideas to romance your honey.
Gifts for her:
Faux shagreen frame: these come in a variety of colors and you can pop in a picture of the two of you.
Givenchy: Glazed Nightengale bag: This gloss grey bag is scrumptious!
Eddie Borgo star cuff bracelet: I love the bold jem stone colors.
Davines Love shampoo and conditioner: Smells delicious
If she likes interiors this new book by Assouline is beautifully shot and has interviews with many of todays most inspiring designers:
Get her a gift certificate for a manicure/ pedicure at the beautiful and relaxing Rescue Beauty Lounge in the West Village:
rescue beauty lounge
34 Gansevoort street 2nd floor / New York NY 10014
Call 212.206.6409 to purchase a gift certificate
Don’t forget the flowers:
Mad Love: Mini Pink Calla Lillies, Red Roses, Pink Phalaenopsis Orchids and Anthurium Leaves
Banchet is an absolutely gorgeous flower shop right around the corner from my apartment. Just looking in the windows is a treat. Banchet puts her modern twist on floral arrangements and the color combinations are stunning. Every detail is accounted for in her refined creations ( including the perfect container for the bouquet)
Gifts for Him:
The perfect tie: Silk foulard necktie hand made in Naples with a cream, red and light blue print on a navy ground
Crocodile card case: Very stylish
For the sporty man: Drive an hour and a half outside of NYC and take aim at clays at Sandanona Shooting Grounds in Millbrook, NY. Once a tweedy private shooting club (the oldest in the country), Sandanona was purchased by Orvis, the outdoor sports clothier, and opened to the masses. Sip coffee and roam the wood-shingled clubhouse before being outfitted for a twenty-gauge shotgun (manageable for beginners) and taking in a gun-safety lecture. Then head out for a round on the world-class sporting-clays course.
Make a weekend out of it and stay the night in town at the Porterhouse Inn. While in Millbrook be sure to check out the Millbrook Vineyards and Winery, and the fine antique shops located in the village.
Orvis Sandanona Shooting Grounds: 800-548-9548; http://www.orvis.com/intro.aspx?dir_id=11716&group_id=11814&subject=3050
Porterhouse Inn: http://www.porterhousebandb.com/
There’s no drink quite like 18 year old Macallan ($124). Voted best whisky in the world by Whiskey Magazine in 2004, the 18 year vintage of The Macallan is consistently one of the most smooth drinking scotches in the world ( or so says my husband).
The art of shaving: Sandalwood shaving cream. My husband uses this and it is delicious. It has a distinct smell and makes his skin so soft. Irresistible.
For both of you:
Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne: Brut Rose – A beautiful soft salmon pink color with continuous tiny bubbles. The flavors of blackberries, raspberries, red currants, and strawberries give off a feeling of lightness.
Recommended pairings: Salmon tartare, pork tenderloin, fresh goat cheese, red fruits.
Then head to Wallse for their valentine’s day pre-fix menu. Austrian food with a refined light twist. The restaurant has a decidedly romantic feel with towering branches of flowers in the windows and on the bar.
For reservations, please call 212-352-2300 or reserve online at opentable.com
Top it all off with dessert from Billy’s Bakery ( my favorite cupcakes in the city!)