Gifts we LOVE for Valentine’s Day


Love is in the air and with the count down to Valentine’s Day being a week away it’s time to prepare for an evening of champs, kisses and maybe more. A few things we’re in love with…

Veuve Clicquot Rose – Lets get the party started and cheers to the celebration of love! As the “pink” expression of Brut Carte Jaune, Veuve Clicquot Rose shares the same bubbly structure.

Clarisonic Mia Fit – Ever since the Clarisonic Alpha Fit men’s version came out, I’ve been not-so-secretly lusting over that perfectly compact rounded shape. I’m not alone since Clarisonic just launched the Mia Fit! Perfect for your pre-date night, the Clarisonic Mia Fit is the easy to use, compact, with all the great features we love about the original. The new size makes it perfect for stashing the facial cleansing brush in your overnight bag (just in case it turns into an all-nighter).

Kate Spade Posy Court Heart Dish – Kade Spade’s adorable trash makes the perfect storage space for that glittering gift he’ll be giving you on your romantic evening. At $20 it’s a great gift and perfect reminder, everything is “in the right PLACE”.

Chloe + Isabel Heirloom Crystal Necklace – Sparkle and shine in this chic and classic dazzler. Unique, vintage-inspired settings and gorgeous crystals deliver a sparkly statement necklace.

valentines-day-gifts-5La Prairie Lotus Glow Cream Blush – Even if his gift doesn’t make you blush, this limited edition La Prairie will! Cellular Radiance Cream Blush enhances skin with a soft, radiant glow in four naturally blushing shades. It’s a splurge but a little dab goes a long way!

YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick – Available in a varied of shades (reds and pinks of course), Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture The Mats Lipstick leaves lips with a velvety-sleek feel, and its nourishing formula provides intense hydration and antioxidant care. Shade #19 Fuchsia pink is my power color and everything from the packaging to the tint makes me feel so glam when I apply it. Bonus: This lipstick’s elegant gold case doubles as a mirror for quick touch-ups.

YSL Full Metal Shadow – I live for these liquid shadows! They go on with such ease to create a beautiful, effortless metallic eye that lasts up to 16 hours without creasing or flaking. Number #6 Pink Cascade is the perfect date night highlight with a beautiful light pink shimmer that will have you glowing all night.

valentines-day-gifts-3Stila Convertible Color Dual Lip & Cheek Palette – I collect Stila’s Convertible Color Dual Lip & Cheek Creams so to have 5 mini variations in one palette is like the best thing ever. There are two variations of the compact Sunset Serenade and Sunset Splendor each containing five shades. These are great for that dewy California girl look and can be worn anywhere on your face.

By Terry Baume De Rose Protection Intense – Pucker up with Terry Baume De Rose. An intensive formula concentrated with precious active ingredients: Restructuring and soothing Essential Rose Wax, nourishing and emollient Floral Oils, hydrating and anti-aging Bio-ceramides, anti free radical and protective UV filters. The kissable rose wax can be used on lips, cuticles, and more.

Triple C Portable Power Card – Turning the date night into a late night or overnighter? Don’t forget Triple C’s ultra-thin power card. Keep your phone charged with the lightest and thinnest (5mm) power cord in the world that fits perfectly in your wallet or clutch.

valentines-day-gifts-4Hanae Mori Limited Edition Butterfly Eau De Parfum – As far as feminine fragrances go, it doesn’t get much more girlie then Hanae Mori’s iconic Butterfly scent. Just in time for V-Day, the brand is celebrating Butterfly’s 20th anniversary with this limited edition pink lacquered collector’s edition packaging. For the lady in your life, this oriental fragrance carries a lush mix of roses, peonies and wild berries with hints of strawberries and almond, giving on impression of vanilla (without any notes of vanilla actually in the fragrance).

Diptyque Olympia Le-Tan Rosaviola Candle – Diptyque and French fashion designer Olympia Le-Tan, known for her mischievous sense of humor and her passion for the color pink, bring you a scent celebrating the mystery and allure of the lady’s bag. A predominance of rose, traces of lipstick, and the subtle warmth of leather capture the chic and quirky humor of the Rosaviola collection. I got an early sample of this candle at the Olympia Le-Tan fashion show in Paris and carried it through 3 different countries to bring it home. I’m so excited it finally launched in NY!


Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Gift Set – Flowerbomb tells the tale of an enchanting love story. One we’ve all fallen and love with since launching a decade ago. (Am I right? We’ve all owned this classic scent at one point. Sealed with a bow, in a beautiful box this this set opens to reveals the 1.7 oz. Eau de Parfum Spray, 1.3 oz. Body Cream and 1.7 oz. Shower Gel. Also check out the Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb Gift Set for him. I LOVE the men’s scent for him and the 3-piece set currently available includes the 3 fl. oz. Eau de Toilette spray, 1.7 fl. oz. Shower Gel and 1.7 fl. oz After-Shave Balm.

Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia Bath Salts – Open the doors of the Jo Malone London townhouse to reveal three sachets of English Pear & Freesia Bath Salts. Pour them into a hot bath and be enveloped in this mellow and golden scent for a little R&R before slipping into bed (together or alone).

Aveda Love Composition Oil – Add a little love to that bath with a few drops of this oil or use it on your hair, body or scalp. The sensual blend of Australian sandalwood, jasmine, vetiver and frankincense helps restore and seal in moisture to leave skin soft, and supple.

Bliss Ginger Flower Candle – After popping the champs, and settling in that bath, it’s time to set the mood with the Bliss Ginger Flower candle. Sparkling ginger, orange, white current, grapefruit and watery greens open this enticing scent while a floral bouquet of orange flower, star jasmine, rose, sage clary and muguet swirl in the heart. The addition of cedarwood and musk provides a warm, comforting sensation.

Vera Bradley Soft Woven Throw Blanket – Add a little warmth to your V-day with this  super soft, lightweight throw offered in a striped pattern to suit any decor.

valentines-day-gifts-2Julie Vos Elephant Bangle – I’ve fallen in love with this dual sided, gold plated elephant cuff bracelet. Elephants symbolize memory and wisdom and are such amazing creatures. This bracelet is a treasure that’s beautiful alone or stacked for a full on arm party.

IT Cosmetics Your JeNeSais Quoi Two-Piece Lip Set – Treat yourself or someone special to IT Cosmetics award-winning, cult-favorite Vitality Lip Flush 4-in-1 Reviver Lipstick Stain and Vitality Lip Blush Hydrating Gloss Stain. Packed with all kinds of good-for-you vitamins and ingredients, they hydrate your lips while delivering your perfect flush of pink The duo set complete with an adorable red pouch is only $28 and exclusive to Ulta.

Tocca Crema da Mano Watermelon Hand Cleam – Go ahead an hold his hands as you stroll through there streets of SoHo after dinner. Crema da Mano is a moisturizing, quick absorbing hand cream enriched with natural extracts from shea butter, avocado oil and aloe. The rich cream will leave your skin feeling soft, silky and lightly fragranced with watermelon and frangipani.

isaac mizrahi hp smart watchAt the top of my wish list is the new Isaac Mizrahi x HP Smart Watch (starting at $249.99). Finally a smart watch that fits our glamorous lifestyle (I’m sorry but the Apple smartwatches are not sexy). Available in gold and silver with a variety of color bands to choose from they feature a Swarovski crystal frame that has no indication it’s anything more then a classic wrist piece. That is until it discreetly lights up your notifications for calls, calendar alerts and texts. It’s the perfect gift for any fashionista on the move.

We’re also drooling over all the Judith Leiber bags fit for the season:

judith-leiber-candy-valentines-day-bagLastly, if you’re looking for a decadent Valentine’s Day pairing. I went for a gorgeous Courvoisier and chocolate tasting with Chocolat Moderne. The chocolate sets are available for sale HERE.


I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine’s Day filled with love and joy! xoLara