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VALENTINE’S DAY 2013

a gift guide curated by your favorite bloggers and tastemakers #toandfrom


table of contents VALENTINE PLAYLIST — 4 SWEET DISCOUNTS — 5 MEG’S WISHLIST — 6 KATIE’S WISHLIST — 8 INTRODUCTION TO LUVOCRACY — 10 KIDS — 12 JEWELRY — 26 JEWELRY DIY BY GRACE ATWOOD — 28 SLEEPWEAR — 40 GIFTS FOR GALS — 50 GIFTS FOR YOUR SINGLE FRIEND — 78 GIFTS FOR GUYS — 92 HE/SHE — 110 GIFTS FOR FOOD LOVERS — 124 GIFTS THAT GIVE — 136 VALENTINE CARDS — 138 WE ASKED YOU! — 140

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letter from the editors valentine’s day 2013

For many people Valentine’s Day is a day of romance and kisses. But just as millions of non-Irish celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, we too believe that Valentine’s Day is about more than just your significant other. Whether eros, friendship, parental or self-love, February 14th is a welcome reminder to affirm our affections, of all kind. While traditional flowers and confections are not a bad thing, a more creative and thoughtful gesture can go a long way. Consider a personal gift that encourages one in their passions, makes one feel beautiful or simply brings delight.

KATIE & MEG

Our Valentine’s Day edition is full of great ideas for the visual symbol of love, but there are many ways to show that special someone how much they mean to you. It’s the intangible gifts – breakfast in bed, a sincere heartfelt note, or simply your undivided (put away the iphone!) attention – that says “I love you” best. So, no matter who your Valentine is, whether it’s your significant others, son/daughter, best friend or yourself, we hope that you not only find great gift ideas within these pages, but leave inspired to choose love. XOXO, Katie + Meg

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valentine playlist by Krista Klotter, Kristen Froehlich, Stacey Marin of THIS IS OUR JAM LISTEN WHILE YOU LOOK @ to & from

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“Bones” — Michael Kiwanuka “Cutty Love” — Milo Greene “It Had To Be You” — Billie Holliday “I Would Do Anything For You” — Foster the People “Everlasting Light” — The Black Keys “Hold You In My Arms” — Ray LaMontagne “I’ll Never Leave You” — Rogue Wave “Cupid” — Jack Johnson “Young Dumb and In Love” — Mat Kearney “Lovesong” — Adele “Only Love” — Ben Howard “Can’t Help Falling In Love With You” — Ingrid Michaelson

Sweetest thing you’ve ever done for your

Favorite romantic movie?

significant other for Valentine’s Day?

Stacey: Favorite romantic movie, favorite holiday movie, favorite romcom — nothing is better than Love Actually.

Kristen: This is a little bit different, but I helped my best friend’s fiance pull off a surprise Valentine’s extravaganza: dinner, flowers, the works! She had no idea he was planning anything and was so happy. Most memorable/favorite Valentine’s Day gift given or received?

Krista: This is so cliche, but I’m a total sucker for a good Valentine’s Day mix. I have one I received in high school that I still listen to on the reg.

Favorite love song?

Krista: “At Last” by Etta James. I’ve become notorious for crying tears of happiness on the dance floor at weddings whenever this song is inevitably played. Etta gets me every time. Favorite flowers to receive?

Favorite Valentine’s Day memory?

Stacey: I like to not make the hugest deal out of Valentine’s Day, so some of my favorite memories of the holiday are just hanging out with girlfriends and having a Parks and Rec-style Galentine’s Day.

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Kristen: As Meg Ryan says in You’ve Got Mail, DAISIES ARE THE FRIENDLIEST FLOWER (and they also live forever!).


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meg’s wishlist

TOM FORD

$48 3.1 PHILLIP LIM

$350 EVA FEHREN

$4,345

CALYPSO ST. BARTH

$12 ipad

WATERFORD

KELLY WEARSTLER

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$1,800

to & from

$65

AMAZON

$499+ PIERRE HARDY

$11+

made goods

$830

$225


TOM FORD

MONICA VINADER

$205

$495

David Lundmark ELIZABETH COLE

LOEFFLER RANDALL

$120+

$150

$250 MAGPIE & RYE

RUSSEL & HAZEL

$24

$150

PROENZA SCHOULER

$1,695

SHOP TEN 25 JONATHAN ADLER

$88

ABC HOME

$225

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katie’s wishlist Lamps Plus

$740 ASOS

$300

NET-A-PORTER

$595

Serena & Lily

$48

Jayson Home

$75 Tory Burch

Amazon Sarah & Bendrix

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$24

Striped Shirt

$19.50

$225

$26


Tibi Amazon

LuluLemon

$64

$385

$30

Tory Burch

$295

Kate Miss

Nordstrom

$20

$42

Anthropologie

$128

GUESS by Marciano

$158

Linea Pelle

$275

Free People

$88

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We’ve asked some o f Luvocracy’s tastemakers just what they’re looking to get — or give — this Valentine’s Day.

Jaime Derringer design milk

GREGORYHAN.COM

Gregory Han

Ashley Muir Bruhn HITHER & THITHER

HAPPY MUNDANE

Jonathan Lo

receive

receive

GIVE

receive

Vané Broussard

Elaine Brooks

Moorea Seal

Thomas Murphy

BROOKLYN BRIDE

THE LIST COLLECTIVE

MOOREA-SEAL.COM

BLOOD & CHAMPAGNE

GIVE

GIVE

GIVE

receive

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KIDS

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gifts for kids EDITOR’S PICKS

meg’s picks

J.CREW

$88

LAND OF NOD

katie’s picks

Hayneedle

$79+

Target

RODY TOY

$80+

$53

$4

Shwings

$7

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gifts for kids curated by katie anderson

Haba

J.Crew LEGO

$185

$5

Amazon

ban.do

$30

Fawn & Forest

$25

Amazon

$7

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$42

Sentimental Sundays Target

14

$17

$14

$15


Shoebuy.com

$27

Anthropologie

J.Crew

$25

Imagination Kids Toys

$20 Brika

May Books

TOMS

$42

$140

$26

$17

Neiman Marcus

$104

Les Toiles Du Soleil

$58

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gifts for kids curated bY MEG BIRAM

CANOE

3 MONKEYS JR. THROW

$45

$30

J.CREW

$53

STACK THE BONES GAME

$24

SHAN AND TOAD

$30

AMAZON

Baghera ‘Monaco’ Pedal Car

$250

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FAWN & FOREST to & from

$40

$7+

NORDSTROM

$100


AMAZON

NORDSTROM

GAP

$10+

$38

$349

$10 J.CREW

FATBOY

SUNDAY IN COLOR

$40

FAWN & FOREST

$257

$159

NORDSTROM

$10

GAP

$55 to & from // VALENTINE’S DAY 2013

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erin loechner DESIGN FOR MANKIND

DARLING CLEMENTINE

$38

Photo by Betsy King

A+R

$58

AMAZON

$15

CHILDRENSALON

AMAZON

$61

$10 J.CREW

$228

RALPH LAUREN

$68

Sweetest thing you’ve ever done for your significant other for Valentine’s Day?

My husband has zillions of white t-shirts (and wears them daily), but they’re old, smelly and gross. While he was at work, I replaced them all with brand new ones and left personal messages on the inside tag of each. When he opened his dresser on February 14th after his morning shower, he was greeted with 20+ love notes and a functional surprise! Favorite flowers to receive?

Tulips!

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AMAZON

$28

TATTLY TWIG CREATIVE

$5

$30 each

HUSET

$95

ANTHROPOLOGIE

ATSUYO ET AKIKO

ANTHROPOLOGIE

$24

$38

$10

SMALLABLE

$42

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nicole balch MAKING IT LOVELY TATTLY

GAP

$5

$10

GAP

$25

ROBERT RYAN

IKEA

POTTERY BARN KIDS

$9

$38

$5

THE LAND OF NOD

$59

Sweetest thing you’ve ever done for your significant other for Valentine’s Day?

I gave my husband a check for 1,000,000 kisses, back when we were just dating. He’s still working on cashing that one in! Favorite flowers to receive?

I am so not a long-stemmed red roses kind of gal. I do like old-fashioned garden roses (pink, please), but my favorite flowers by far are peonies. They have such a short season, but you can often find them year-round if you’re willing to splurge a little (and for Valentine’s Day, why not?).

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PB TEEN

$89

TARGET

GAP

$10

$10

PB TEEN

AMAZON

$35 each

$7 POTTERY BARN KIDS

$12

COSAS MINIMAS

$24

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jeanne chan SHOP SWEET THINGS Photo by Ashley Batz

PETITSFOURNIER

$68

UNCOMMON GOODS

HAPPY HABITAT

$150

MINI RODINI

AMERICAN APPAREL

$12

$64

$28

Sweetest thing YOUR significant other HAS DONE FOR YOU for Valentine’s Day?

A lot of times we just dine out for Valentine’s Day, but there was one year where my husband prepped an amazing 3-course candlelight dinner at home. It may sound a little cheesy but it was one of the sweetest things he did for Valentine’s Day. Favorite LOVE SONG?

“Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” by Frank Valli. My husband picked this song as our first dance at our wedding and it will always have a special meaning to me.

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OEUF

AMAZON

FABLE BABY

$39

AMAZON

$53

WUNWAY

TARGET

$109

$15

$35

$15 HONEY AND BLOOM

BRIKA

$15

$25

WEAMO

$400

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kirsten krason 6TH STREET DESIGN SCHOOL Photo by Justin Hackworth

BLOOMIES

$5

LAURA FRISK

AMAZON

AMAZON

$24

$80 URBAN OUTFITTERS

$189

Most memorable/favorite Valentine’s Day gift given or received?

My little brother was born on Valentine’s day and I would count that as one of the best gifts I’ve ever gotten! Favorite romantic movie?

Love Actually.

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$17


POTTERY BARN KIDS

LELUNI

$19

$52

LITTLE BEAN

LITTLE CHOUX

$6

$183

LAND OF NOD

$13

AMAZON

HELLO

$16

$20 AMAZON

TUESDAY MOURNING

$7

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JEWELRY

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jewelry for your gal EDITOR’S PICKS

meg’s picks

katie’s picks

Dana Rebecca Designs DANNIJO

$220

$1,095

JULIE VOS

LULU FROST

$75

$230

Sorrelli

BaubleBar

$158

$28 each

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valentine diy

by GRACE ATWOOD of STRIPES & SEQUINS Originally I had thought I’d make a Valentine card for this season’s issue of to & from, but then I thought about it, and decided to make a Valentine inspired necklace! The layers of lace, velvet and rhinestones make this just perfect for Valentine’s Day.

Step 1: Cut your lace into 5 pieces, each about 1.5” wide

Step 2: Arrange in a crescent/arc shape

Step 3: Using the tiniest bit of fabric glue, glue the sections together at the top

Step 4: Transfer to a plate or hard, non- Step 5: Cut your velvet ribbon into little porous surface, glue about 18” of ribbon pieces, each about ¼” wide to each side

Step 6: Begin carefully gluing your ribbon to the necklace form

Step 7: Glue the pieces all the way around Step 8: Slowly (again using as little glue Step 9: Once you are certain that you like the arc, being careful not to use too much as possible) begin arranging and gluing the design, press each rhinestone down glue your rhinestones to the velvet pieces firmly to set & allow to dry overnight!

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Photo by Lydia Hudgens Materials: A bit of pink (or red) 1.5” wide velvet ribbon (approximately 8-10”), 8-10” lace trim, one yard of grosgrain ribbon, assorted rhinestone, fabric glue

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jewelry for your gal curated by meg biram

GILES & BROTHER

$95

kate spade

$198

CATBIRD

$138 J.CREW

$75

PUSHMATAaHA

$220

BAUBLE BAR

$24

GORJANA & GRIFFIN

$35

LOREN HOPE

KELLY WEARSTLER

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$375

to & from

CALYPSO ST BARTH

$185

$265


MADE HER THINK

by boe

$154

$55 eddie borgo

CATBIRD

$500

KENDRA SCOTT

$98

$155

LOW LUV X ERIN WASSON

ASOS

$14

WORKHORSE

$172

$125

PUSHMATAaHA

$297 DANNIJO

$245

KELLY WEARSTLER

$385

giando massi ELIZABETH COLE

$145

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jewelry for your gal curated by katie anderson

by boe Anthropologie Karen London

C. Wonder

$28

$105

$38

Nordstrom

Lizzie Fortunato

Bloomingdale’s

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$45

$3,200

to & from

$540

Shopbop

$49

$63


Neiman Marcus

Cusp

$425

Kate Spade

$250

$148 Ylang23

Gorjana Jennifer Zeuner

$198 - $220

Lulu Frost

$675

$35

$240

40

LOFT $

Nordstrom

$595

Charm & Chain

$495

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monika hibbs THE DOCTOR’S CLOSET Photo by Melissa Skoda

VINTAGE CHANEL

LULU FROST

$693

$440 each

TIFFANY & CO.

$250 KATE SPADE

$58

LAUREN ELAN

$195

JENNIFER ZEUNER

$121 BFREND

$27

TORY BURCH

$95 each

Sweetest thing your significant other has done for you for Valentine’s Day?

Before Troy and I were even dating he surprised me in London England, it happened to be Valentines Day weekend. All the love I’ve ever felt for him felt so real from that day on. Favorite love song?

Anything by Rod Stewart

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KATE SPADE

$78

TORY BURCH

J.CREW

BAUBLE BAR

$125

$50

MARC BY MARC JACOBS

$42

$68

JULES SMITH

$65

W W W. K E N D R A S C O T T. C O M

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crystalin an IN THE CITY WITH CRYSTALIN MARC BY MARC JACOBS

$42 MARK & GRAHAM

$99-109

KENNETH JAY LANE

$169

FALLON JEWELRY

$325

MICHAEL KORS

$403 ZHUSH

$88

MARK & GRAHAM

$79

Favorite Valentine’s Day memory?

Mike and I don’t do anything too crazy on Valentine’s Day, but I’d say my favorite memory was when he took me to one of our favorite restaurants in San Francisco, A16. We enjoyed amazing pizza and and a bottle of wine. Anything that involves yummy food, vino, and SF is a great memory for me. Favorite way to show your love?

I love making a great meal for Mike or picking up something from the store that I know he’ll really enjoy.

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KATE SPADE ZHUSH

$198

$160

URBAN OUTFITTERS

C.WONDER

ANTHROPOLOGIE

$138

$28

$58

BAUBLE BAR

LULU FROST

$196

$95 MARGARET ELIZABETH

$475

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cara mcleay A FASHION LOVE AFFAIR

LAUREN ELAN

GABRIELA ARTIGAS

$45 each

$180 JENNIFER ZEUNER

LULU FROST

$395 CARTIER

GRACELETTE

$176

$5,575

$150

JENNIFER ZEUNER

$121

Sweetest thing your significant other has done for you for Valentine’s Day?

Dropped me off for a day at the spa, then was waiting with a horse and carriage when I was finished that we took to the beach for a champagne picnic! Favorite flowers to receive?

Pink peonies.

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MAYA BRENNER

$220+

DANIEL WELLINGTON

$199

ARIEL GORDON BAN.DO

$85-160

$30

fine, hand-crafted bags, clothing, and accessories.

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SLEEPWEAR

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sleepwear for your gal EDITOR’S PICKS

meg’s picks

STELLA MCCARTNEY

katie’s picks

$125

PINE CONE HILL

VICTORIA’S SECRET

$40

Nordstrom

$78

$36

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sleepwear for your gal curated by katie anderson

Azaleas Journelle

$56

Cosabella

Bloomingdales

$144

$68 Honeydew Intimates

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$55 & $88

to & from

$50

Journelle

$68


Journelle

$95 & 70

Neiman Marcus

Old Navy

AERIE

$106

$8

$25, $13 TARGET

$20

Nordstrom

$54

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sleepwear for your gal curated by MEG BIRAM

Maison Close

$23 AGENT PROVOCATEUR

NET-A-PORTER

$345

HEIDI MERRICK

$250

Bristols Six

$26

SKIN MIMI HOLLIDAY

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$188

$240

$190


COSABELLA

$500

TRUE & CO.

$66

DONNA KARAN

VICTORIA’S SECRET TARGET

$160

$48

$25

HANKY PANKY LASCIVIOUS

$178

$64 HANKY PANKY

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eva black EVA BLACK DESIGN

FREE PEOPLE

EBERJEY

$78

$83 AERIE

$25

TARGET

AERIE

$25

$40

Favorite Valentine’s Day memory?

My favorite Valentine’s Day memory was when my husband (then only dating) asked me on our second date for Valentine’s Day, we decided to treat it like any other day and had a lunch date. It was the sweetest thing. Favorite love song?

Ryan Adams and Laura Marling “Oh My Sweet Carolina”

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NEED SUPPLY CO.

$40 J.CREW

NEED SUPPLY CO.

$24

$78

MADEWELL

$98

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amelia eichholz COLOUR BLOC

STELLA MCCARTNEY

$250

ONLY HEARTS

LA PERLA

$51, $42

$460

LA PERLA

$160

EQUIPMENT

$388

Sweetest thing your significant other has done for you for Valentine’s Day?

Last year was a very memorable Valentine’s Day. Mike is a goofy guy and always has thoughtful (and hysterical) tricks up his sleeve. He showed up at my apartment with two dozen huge red and white patterned balloons. I was shocked by the grand gesture and instantly felt special! Favorite way to show your love?

Nothing is more personal to me than a handwritten love note. Give me a le pen + a creative card and I will go to town!

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J.CREW

$68

GAP

$20,$20

EBERJEY

$132

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GALS

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gifts for gals EDITOR’S PICKS

meg’s picks

SUGAR PAPER

katie’s picks

$24 Tory Burch

c.wonder

$485

$28

The Love Shop

FORNASETTI

$695

$20

Urban Outfitters

$10

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gifts for gals curated by MEG BIRAM

AMBER INTERIORS SHOPPE

$115

JOHN DERIAN BAN.DO

$70

$35

JAYSON HOME ILLUME

$18

$26

ZHUSH

ASSOULINE

$250

AMOR BY PAZ LOPEZ

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$350

$250


JONATHAN ADLER

$198 each

RAY BAN

$155

TOM FORD

LEIF

$30

$48

ZGALLERIE

$20

LEIF

MICHAEL KORS

FURBISH

$50

$19

$895

JEAN-MICHEL CAZABAT

$245

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gifts for gals curated by katie anderson

H.Bloom

$165 Frances & Francis

Sephora

$62+

Furbish

$18

Melangerie

Amazon

Faire Frou Frou

$20 Amazon

$12 Bloomingdale’s

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$58

$20

$65

$24


Knock Knock

PILLOW FACTORY

$10

$32 Designs by Maria

$13

FIG + YARROW

$32

20

Cammando $

Cusp

Amazon

$19

Amazon

$15

$275

Capri Blue

$37 BHLDN

$150

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jenny komenda JENNY KOMENDA INTERIORS

J.CREW

$188

ANTHROPOLOGIE ESSIE

CB2

WEST ELM

$149

$18

$8

$100

MARNI

$146

J.CREW FACTORY

$188

Favorite Valentine’s Day memory?

Before my husband and I were married, we gave each other handmade cards for Valentine’s day one year (mostly because we were poor college students!). We both put a ton of thought into those cards. I sewed a design into the paper and calligraphed a poem I wrote. Michael wrote me a really lovely song on the guitar to go with his card. It was so simple and so memorable. Favorite flowers to receive?

My husband knows to get the quirky, unique flowers at our corner bodega, rather than reaching for the red roses. I love getting a bouquet of a new-to-me flowers!

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CRATE & BARREL

HOTEL COLLECTION

$37

$165+ TOPSHOP

NIKE

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$3+ SUR LA TABLE

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JIMMY CHOO

$95

$995

Sweetest thing your significant other has done for you for Valentine’s Day?

In our first year of dating my husband left a cute card surrounded by candles just inside the front door so it was the first thing I saw when I got home. It included a riddle which lead to me to my next clue, located where we had our first date. Each clue took me to different places where we had experienced our “first kiss,” etc... and the last clue lead me to him waiting for me at a romantic restaurant where he had a small box with a promise ring inside. I was sold! Favorite way to show your love?

Writing a sweet note is my favorite way to express how I feel. My husband and I try to do this year round so we don’t feel the pressure of Valentine’s Day. I like leaving notes under his windshield on the car, or writing “I love you” on the shower glass door. It’s little things like tucking a note inside his pillow case when I’m out of town that I truly feel mean more than anything you can buy.

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ELIE SAAB JAYSON HOME

$75+

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VINCE CAMUTO

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MADEWELL

EMILY LEY

$32

$178

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Most memorable/favorite Valentine’s Day gift given or received?

My favorite Valentine’s Day gift was from my husband (then boyfriend). We went on a long weekend trip to Cabo to relax and escape the Chicago winter. It was so nice to share that experience together as a mutual gift. Favorite love song?

“You are the Best Thing” Ray LaMontagne

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diptyque JANET HILL STUDIO

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J.CREW

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$295

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$135+

$28

RIKSHAW DESIGN

$17

$78

Sweetest thing your significant other has done for you for Valentine’s Day?

Last Valentine’s Day, my husband Chris outdid himself with an amazing five-course dinner, in addition to made-from-scratch pina coladas (my favorite!). I have no idea how he timed it all or put it together, each course was a fantastic dinner on its own! I’m a lucky girl! Favorite love song?

My all-time favorite love song is “Songbird” by Eva Cassidy. It was also our first dance song at our wedding!

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$58

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$10

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$110+ BIBELOT

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$175

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$300

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$68

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$90

ANTHROPOLOGIE

$58

Favorite Valentine’s Day memory?

One of my favorite Valentine’s Day memories was right after I found out I was pregnant. My husband and I decided that we would get in the car and take a sporadic road trip to Palm Springs and stay for a few days. It was very mellow and romantic and we got to really let the fact that we were having a baby sink in. It was pretty wonderful. Favorite love song?

My favorite love song is “When I am 64” from the Beatles. My husband and I did our first dance to it at our wedding and I will never forget how fun it was.

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$75

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$30

$450

$149

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$468

Favorite Valentine’s Day memory?

Spending the entire day doing absolutely nothing with my boyfriend, drinking champagne and watching movies in bed. Favorite romantic movie?

The Notebook, hands down! Can’t beat the rain scene...

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$59


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$14 BLISS GIFT CARD

$25+

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COSABELLA

$36

$149

Most memorable/favorite Valentine’s Day gift given or received?

My husband gave me a cashmere robe a few years ago and it’s pretty amazing! Favorite romantic movie?

Meet Joe Black / Pride and Prejudice

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HERMES

$410

$40 each


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$42

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$89

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$25

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RODIN

$125

$41

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$1,690

$140

Jessica Rae Sommer

$70

Favorite Valentine’s Day memory?

Receiving precious homemade ‘I love you cards’ from my kids...their sweet messages always bring very happy tears to my eyes. Favorite flowers to receive?

Pink peonies

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BLACK ROOSTER DECOR

$28

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$250

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$395 TIFFANY & CO.

$1,900

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$42

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$50

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$70

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$55

$130

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$478

Favorite Valentine’s Day memory?

A romantic walk in Central Park to the spot my husband proposed. It is my favorite place in the city and it holds a special memory for us. Favorite way to show your love?

A card. In my opinion, there isn’t a better gift to give or receive than a sincere hand written note.

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$35

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$190

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$26

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$25

$85

Favorite Valentine’s Day memory?

We got engaged last year in early February so neither of us expected anything major to be planned for Valentine’s Day. It turned out to be the perfect opportunity to do something extra special for my fiancé and show him how much I appreciated all the hard work he put into planning the proposal. I bought him a cookbook and hidden inside the flap were tickets to a foodie event with top chefs from across the country — we had so much fun! Favorite love song?

Anything Van Morrison

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$440

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$90

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Favorite Valentine’s Day memory?

My dad surprised me at lunch when I was in lower school with my favorite pizza and a box of chocolates! Favorite flowers to receive?

White orchids

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SINGLES

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gifts for your single friends EDITOR’S PICKS

meg’s picks

AMAZON

katie’s picks

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$108

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gifts for your single friends curated by katie anderson

Shopbop

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$22

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GRAPHIC IMAGE

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$105

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$98


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MAC

$45

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FAIRE FROU FROU

$99

$120

BAN.DO

$30

LASHFULLY SESSION

Favorite Valentine’s Day memory?

That time we cooked a romantic lobster dinner and then accidentally flooded the kitchen! Favorite flowers to receive?

For Valentine’s Day, I love a classic bouquet of pale pink roses.

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$88

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$35

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KATE SPADE

$40

$98

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$32-38

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$18 Sweetest thing you’ve ever done for your significant other for Valentine’s Day?

One of the first years I was dating my husband (then boyfriend) I went all out for Valentine’s Day and filled a basket with all of his favorites things. Everything was carefully picked out just for him. He was totally in awe of all of the planning that went into it. Favorite flowers to receive?

My favorite flower is a peony, but they are only in season for a short window so I only get them once a year on my birthday. For other special occasions my hubby always sends recreations of the centerpieces from our wedding. So sweet!

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$44

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$10

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$10

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$36

Most memorable/favorite Valentine’s Day gift given or received?

I gifted my husband an illustrated, custom portrait of us. Favorite romantic movie?

Roman Holiday

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$13

31BITS

$28 each


HAMMOND’S CANDIES

$30

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$22 ATHREAD

OH, HELLO FRIEND

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$40

$24

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$35

$6

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$22

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$13

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$13

$25

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$13

$28 KATE SPADE

$88

Most memorable/favorite Valentine’s Day gift given or received?

Last Valentine’s Day my boyfriend wanted to give me something “he thought I would want” instead of asking me (which is what us girls really want, right? Reading of the mind!). I didn’t know what to expect, but I secretly hoped he would nail my taste and personality to show how much he really knew me. I opened a box filled with several beautiful home decor accents and pillows. All completely my style; even better than I would’ve picked out! I was so impressed and touched. Favorite love song?

“All My Loving” by the Beatles. Hands down!

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C.WONDER

$38 C.WONDER

ASOS

$57

DESIGN DARLING

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GUYS

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gifts for guys EDITOR’S PICKS

meg’s picks

NEED SUPPLY

katie’s picks

$175 Red Envelope

AMAZON

$150 Amazon

J.CREW

$50

$168

$13

Urban Outfitters

$39

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gifts for guys curated by MEG BIRAM

JONATHAN ADLER

$495

WIRELESS SPEAKER ALL SAINTS

$38+

$78

PAUL SMITH

$125

AMAZON

$11+

PEN TYPE-A AMAZON

SPEED JUMP ROPE

$150

$133+ HUDSON MADE

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$16 BOTTLE OPENER

$12

AMAZON

HIGH STREET MARKET

HUDSON MADE

$16

LEIF

$22

$19+

$16

HUDSON MADE

NEED SUPPLY CO.

$22

MARMOT

$599+

MULBERRY

$30

$314

JAMES PERSE

$145

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gifts for guys curated by katie anderson

Gigi New York

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$13 Pilot and Captain

Nike

$180

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$180

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$85 High Street Market

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$32


Kendra Scott

Piperlime

$75

$120

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$25

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$40 Alexander Wang Orvis

$98

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$95

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BROOKS BROTHERS

$55

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SID MASHBURN

KIEHL’S

$3,650

$145

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BLACK FLEECE

JONATHAN ADLER

$50

$48

Favorite flowers to receive?

I’m kind of a classicist when it comes to flowers — so I’m completely thrilled to get a dozen (or even better, two or three dozen) simple red roses delivered to the office. Some things don’t need improving ... lol. Favorite Valentine’s Day memory?

Sometimes, there’s nothing better than a surprise. I remember on our first Valentine’s Day, Drew simply told me that I needed to be at his house at 7pm ... and to be kinda dressed up. So I arrived, in sport coat and velvet slippers, ready for whatever the evening held. He had actually arranged for a quiet dinner at the little restaurant where we had spent our first date. Had arranged for us to have the exact same table, and had ordered a small vase of red roses to be placed at my dinner setting. It was amazing!

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CREED

$175

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$398

$30

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$325

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$75

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$104

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$50

J.CREW

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$170

$20

NEIMAN MARCUS NORDSTROM

$348

$65-95

$135

TIE OBSESSED

$20

Sweetest thing your significant other has done for you for Valentine’s Day?

My husband has always managed to find the sweetest Valentine’s Day cards for me. Words of love make me teary eyed every time! Favorite way to show your love?

There is nothing better than receiving a special saying throughout the day. Whether it’s an email, letter, text message, voicemail, anything! Just letting your significant other know that you are thinking about them is important each and every day.

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$125

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TARGET

$60

$10

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$225

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$100

TABLE TOPICS

$14

$58

$20

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$18

$78-88

$68

MARK & GRAHAM POKETO

$25

$25 CARTER KUSTERA

$110+

Sweetest thing you’ve ever done for your significant other for Valentine’s Day?

We drove up the Pacific Coast Highway from Los Angeles to the Los Olivos/Solvang wine country north of Santa Barbara. A surprise packed picnic did the trick for an amazing afternoon with lots of delicious wine! Favorite love song?

“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell

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CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY

$25

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$59

$30

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$19-28

$75 each

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$35

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$20

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BERG & BERG

$158

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GENTLEMAN’S CORNER

ASSOULINE

$199+

$160

$160 ARTIFACT BAG CO.

$65

Favorite Valentine’s Day memory?

I’m actually not a big fan of Valentine’s Day. I choose to show my appreciation every other 364 days of the year so I’d have to say that most memorable moment has yet to be created. You can look fondly back on things, but if something in the future is better than I’ll choose the future every time. Favorite love song?

It’s a toss up between “Lady in Red” by Chris DeBurgh or “Lovely Tonight” by Eric Clapton. Both of the women portrayed in these songs are the ideal woman for me. Now to find her.

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LILLY BRUSH

$13

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$50

SAM SHUTER

price upon request

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MR PORTER

$298

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gabriel cabrera THE ARTFUL DESPERADO Photo by Mark Yammine

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$95 NEED SUPPLY CO.

PHAIDON

$45

TOM EDWARDS

NIXON

$220

$20-200

$125 ABC HOME

$148

Favorite Valentine’s Day memory?

Spending the night at the Empress Hotel in Victoria, B.C. — watching bad movies, drinking wine and ordering lots of food. Favorite romantic movie?

Los Abrazos Rotos (Broken Embraces). Funny, dramatic, colorful. Starring Penelope Cruz. Directed by Pedro Almodovar. What else do you need?!

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URBAN OUTFITTERS ALDER

$42

$30

Christian Chaize

$60+ SIAN KEEGAN

H&M

$35

$13

AMAZON

ASOS

$44

TANNER GOODS

$250

$18

I LOVE UGLY

$135

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joe bardi Managing Editor / Creative Loafing

JAWS 100TH ANNIVESARY

$55 HERSHEY’S

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$7

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SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE II

$300+

CUSTOM NFL JERSEY

$150 PARROT

$400

Sweetest thing you’ve ever done for your significant other for Valentine’s Day?

It sounds cliche, but send your sweetie flowers at her place of business. Nothing makes a woman happier than jealous co-workers fawning over an office bouquet. Favorite romantic movie?

I always say When Harry Met Sally, which is a classic. But if you’re looking to actually go to a movie this Valentines Day, you can’t go wrong with Silver Linings Playbook.

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SLINGBOX 500

ADIDAS

$300

$90

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$7

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$329+

GILETTE

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$12

$14+

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$249

MICHAEL LEWIS

$180

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Michael Kiser & Hillary Schuster

we asked 3 couples to share WITH US what they each WOULD LOVE TO RECEIVE FOR valentine’s day

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william brinson HOUSE OF BRINSON Photo by William Brinson

KIEHL’S

AMAZON

$7 KIEHL’S

AMAZON

FUJIFILM

AMAZON

$13

$1,300

$300

ARCHIVAL

Most memorable/favorite Valentine’s Day gift given or received?

I collect vintage knives, and Susan bought me a spanish carving knife from the 1860s. Favorite love song?

“Wild Horses” by The Rolling Stones

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CREATURE CUPS

$15

SECRET SQUIRREL

$20-30

Photo by William Brinson

BILLY KIRK

HOME DEPOT

$35

$36

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CRATE & BARREL WILLIAMS-SONOMA

$90

$39

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susan brinson STUDIO BRINSON Photo by William Brinson

MICHAEL ARAM

$99 TERRAIN

DIANE VON FURSTENBERG

$298

$275

DWR

$1,550

SWARM HOME BENCH price upon request

Favorite Valentine’s Day memory?

This is an inside joke. On our honeymoon we saw a wild turkey roaming around and we gave it a nickname ‘the lone turkey’. We had a theme song we made up and to sing when we saw him (we saw him a lot over the course of several days). So a fond memory of romance for me is a ... turkey. Favorite romantic movie?

My favorite romantic movie is Stealing Beauty and for a sexy movie I am Love.

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GIVENCHY

ANTHROPOLOGIE

$2,180

$248 KEIKO MECHERI

$150

LITTLE OWL DESIGN price upon request

REBECCA DESNOS

UNIONMADE

$152

$58

THE EVOLUTION STORE PELLE SOAP STONES

$198

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brian campbell BROOKLYN SUPPER Photo by M. Wesley Ham

THREE POTATO FOUR

$96

STEVEN ALAN

$55 KAUFMANN MERCANTILE

$185

MAST BROTHERS CHOCOLATE

$40 for 5 bars

MELVILLE HOUSE

BEST MADE

$60

$13-20 NORTH SEA CLOTHING

$216

Favorite Valentine’s Day memory?

With so many fantastic restaurants in Brooklyn, it’s rare for Elizabeth and me to go into the city for dinner, Valentine’s Day or not. But we do really love Prune in the East Village, where we had one of our first New York City dates. On the Valentine’s Day before we got married, we ate there really late (this was back when staying out late was no big deal to us) and everything was wonderful–the octopus appetizer, the wine, the perfectly browned chicken, the intimate atmosphere, and especially the company. Favorite love song?

“This Is Where I Belong” by the Kinks is an all-time favorite of mine and the fact that it was the first dance at our wedding makes it an easy pick for my favorite love song.

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WARBY PARKER

$95-150

KAUFMANN MERCANTILE

$132

Photo by M. Wesley Ham

STEVEN ALAN

$15

NEED SUPPLY CO.

$365 J.CREW

LIGHTENING BOLT

$17

PENDLETON AMAZON

$168

$17 GOLDEN CALF

$88

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elizabeth stark BROOKLYN SUPPER Photo by M. Wesley Ham

BROOKFARM GENERAL STORE

$35 ANTHROPOLOGIE

KAUFMANN MERCANTILE

$98

$23 MADEWELL

KAUFMANN MERCANTILE

$24 each

$12

GOLDON CALF

$24

Favorite Valentine’s Day memory?

Now that Brian and I have kids, Valentine’s Day is a night to stay in, drink a nice bottle of wine, and cook up a special meal. We usually go for something easy like great steaks and a simple salad, and I love dreaming up a special tart recipe for dessert. Favorite love song?

Definitely “Ol’ 55” by Tom Waits. I think it beautifully captures the excitement of falling in love, but Brian thinks it’s corny.

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IN GOD WE TRUST LUMAFINA

WEST ELM

$56

$80-100

ASOS

$44 MURRAY’S

YO LA TENGO

$200

$8 each

$14

GOLDON CALF

WHIMSY & SPICE

KY ANDERSON 20X200

$34 each

$9.25/dozen

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michael kiser GOOD BEER HUNTING

BIGJAMBOX

$300

Royall Vetiver

IZOLA

D.S.DUNDEE

$60

$20

$78

SOLUDOS

$45

Most memorable/favorite Valentine’s Day gift given or received?

I found an old roll of 2.5” paper from some long-defunct adding machine and strung it through my manual typewriter, and then pecked out every meaningful memory I could think of from the past year of our relationship. It took days and more than a few bottles of wine, but eventually I made it about 12ft into the roll before I was done, and hope to fill the remainder with many new memories to come. Favorite LOVE SONG?

“Walkin’ After Midnight by Patsy Cline” — it’s still the only song I’ll sing at karaoke.

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SOVIET ERA

$119

Buckshot Sonny’s

$125

RAYBAN

$129

Federal Supply Service notebooks

$3 NIKE+KINECT

Paul Octavious

$50

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hillary schuster HILLARYSCHUSTER.COM

HERBIVORE BOTANICALS

IKEA D&I

$20

$20

$300 SCHOOLHOUSE ELECTRIC & SUPPLY CO.

$18

AMAZON

KAUFMANN MERCANTILE

$108

$225

Sweetest thing you’ve ever done for your significant other for Valentine’s Day?

Last year we saw signage for a new restaurant going in near our house, in kind of an odd location. We looked into it and it seemed promising, so Michael made reservations for Valentine’s Day. We ended up getting to go there right before it blew up. The food was great and the chef was really friendly — it was a great experience. Favorite ROMANTIC MOVIE?

I’m having trouble deciding between Anne of Green Gables and Amélie.

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MOOV CULTURE

$40 MI GOALS

BYREDO

WHITE TRUFFLE STUDIO

$20

$65

$56

DEMETER

Joy Laforme

$35

FIELD GUIDED

$6+

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FOOD / DRINK

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gifts for food lovers EDITOR’S PICKS

meg’s picks

MARK & GRAHAM

CB2

dwr

$4

$16+

$49

katie’s picks

Dude, Sweet Chocolate

Terrain

$45

$24

ANTHROPOLOGIE

$250

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gifts for food lovers curated by katie anderson

Sur La Table

$6

Brookfarm General Store Recchiuti Confections

$25

TERRAIN

$6

Jeni’s

Amazon

$60

$35 Oh* Brownie

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$25+

$30


West Elm Sur La Table

$13

$5

SUR LA TABLE

World Market

$9

Uncommon Goods

$30

Harry & David

$30

$6

Target

$120

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gifts for food lovers curated by MEG BIRAM

WHIMSY & SPICE

KUSMI TEA

$26

BODUM

$40+

CRATE & BARREL

Anthropologie

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$28 each

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$17

CHRISTOPHER ELBOW

$40


raaka

$10

LE CREUSET DAISY CAKES

$80

$48

SHOP SWEET LULU

HAVEN’S KITHCEN

CRATE & BARREL

$4

$17

$200+ KATE SPADE

WHIMSY & SPICE

$50 each

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gaby dalkin WHAT’S GABY COOKING Photo by Matt Armendariz

STONEWALL KITCHEN GLASSYBABY

$55 each

FIFTY ONE AND A HALF

$45

ANTHROPOLOGIE

COWGIRL CREAMERY

$65

$7

SARABETH’S KITCHEN

$18

$32

Most memorable/favorite Valentine’s Day gift given or received?

My husband makes me a homemade card every year. It’s perfect and always super romantic. Oh and he brings home flowers... he get’s a golden star! Favorite way to show your love?

Cooking for someone! It’s homemade, personal and you can totally customize it to whomever your cooking for!

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AMAZON

HARNEY & SONS

$35

$29

FIFTY ONE AND A HALF

AMAZON

VOSGES

$26

COMPARTES CHOCOLATIER WEST ELM

$50

$103

$28

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kris schoels YOUNG MARRIED CHIC Photo by Sharon Elizabeth Photography

PEANUT BUTTER & CO.

SHOP SWEET LULU

$9

$34 LE BONBON LA

$30

IL MULINO

TASTING ROOM

$99

$30

Favorite Valentine’s Day memory?

My favorite Valentine’s Day Memory has to be the year that I declared it “National Friends Day” and baked cupcakes and goodies to put into gift baskets for all of my favorite people in my life. Who says love just has to be shared between you and your significant other on Valentine’s Day? Everyone should be involved. Favorite flowers to receive?

My favorite flowers to receive are in fact peonies— there’s just something delicate and amazing about them (not to mention they smell divine).

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GODIVA

$48

BHLDN

BAKED BY MELISSA

BHLDN

$68

$25

$28 KEEP IT SWEET DESSERTS

DAVIDS TEA

HAVEN’S KITCHEN

$25+

$30

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jess simpson FORGIVING MARTHA Photo by Chris Perez

WEST ELM

WEST ELM

CRATE & BARREL

$30 WILLIAMS-SONOMA

$35

SUR LA TABLE

ANTHROPOLOGIE

$36

A stand mixer from my dad. Favorite flowers to receive?

Peonies!

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$99

Most memorable/favorite Valentine’s Day gift given or received?

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$29

POTTERY BARN

$25


WILLIAMS-SONOMA

WILLIAMS-SONOMA

$99-159

$36

ANTHROPOLOGIE

ANTHROPOLOGIE

$198

$16 SUCRE

$39

WILLIAMS-SONOMA

WEST ELM

WILLIAMS-SONOMA

$50

SUR LA TABLE

$50

$40

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GIFTS THAT GIVE

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TOMS

CLARINS FEED KIT

$38 mac

$40

$15

31 BITS

ALTRUETTE

$75+

$74

TORY BURCH

$195 philosophy

$20 31 BITS

$159

Solange (PRODUCT)RED

$1,650

LAURA MERCIER

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valentine cards curated by katie anderson

4.50

Rifle Paper Co. $

Knock Knock

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$10

Naughty Betty

Terrain

$4

$4

Hello! Lucky

$4.50

Paper Source

$12.50


Pear Tree Greetings

Missive

$31.50

$5

Wit & Whistle

Lettuce Press

Kate Spade

$5

$5

$25

Anthropologie

$6

Furbish

$18

Anthropologie

Blush + Beau

$6

$3.50

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on twitter WE ASKED YOU SOME OF THE SAME QUESTIONS WE ASKED OUR CURATORS

this is what some of you said

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE ROMANTIC MOVIE? I love The Proposal. Ryan Reynolds: check cute dog: check and Betty White

Nothing is as swoon worthy as Casablanca! @THEYUPPIEFILES

Love, Actually. Hands down! The “to me, you are perfect” sign gets me every time. @peakoftreschic

@THENOWSTYLEBOOK

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE LOVE SONG? Goo Goo Dolls’ “Iris” always gets me a little choked up, especially at the bridge! Also Aerosmith “I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing” @ringthealam

I love Ellie Goulding’s version of “Your Song”! Her voice is so sweet and genuine.

No contest, Al Green ­— Let’s Stay Together. It’s a classic for a reason. @smartificial_

@glitterygapske

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE FLOWERS TO RECEIVE? A bouquet of purple calla lilies can be oh-so romantic. @buttercuppaper

I actually love a big branchy pussy willow arrangement ­— it’s unexpected and lasts so long.

Sunflowers because they remind me of my mom. @eventsinthecity

@carlenerd

join our conversation on twitter @MEGBIRAM AND @MODERNEVE and use the hashtag #toandfrom YOU CAN ALSO FIND US ON FACEBOOK

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THANK YOU !

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