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Heart Throbs 

Love is timeless, except when you need a last-minute gift.



Photos by Romney Photography


Dream lover -- This cool but cozy cami and pant pajama set by Loungerie, $128.95, gets a little warmer with a pair of Ugg Scuffettes, $60.95, from Earthsavers (5501 Magazine St., 899-8555; Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 835-0225; The Premier Center, 3414 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, 985-674-1133;
Cupid call -- Got a secret crush? Send a subtle message of admiration with a pair of bow-and-arrow earrings, $25, in gold or silver from Sorella (2036 Magazine St., 309-6256).
Sash with panache -- With a headband that acts as an anchor, this colorful and clever hair accessory, $14, makes wearing a head sash -- even the slippery, silky kind -- much less complicated, from Gae-tana's (7732 Maple St., 865-9625).
Classic red -- Be sure to give her this one before she gets dressed for the big date night: a below-the-knee Watters & Watters silk dress, $288, with spaghetti straps from Pearl's Place (3114 Severn Ave., Metairie, 885-9213;
Cuff love -- For the woman who dares to dazzle, an oversize, ultra-sparkly costume cuff, $30, is an excellent choice. For a luscious lady who's a bit more low-key, opt for a charmed slide bracelet, $36; both from Fifi Mahony's (934 Royal St., 525-4343;
Sentimental service -- When serving separately, you might not notice the message being conveyed in silver-plate and stainless steel. But together, this three-piece Michael Aramis "I Love U" serving set, $150, says it all, from Thomas Mann Gallery I/O (1810 Magazine St., 581-2113;
The Cajun way to your heart -- From fried alligator to crawfish quiche -- if liberally seasoned comfort food is a favorite at your house, Recipe's from Mulate's by Monique Boutte Christina, $19.95, will make a fine gift. From Mulate's (201 Julia St., 522-1492;
Hot and cold -- A Parisian thermos always trumps a domestic version, and these whimsical floral imports by Pylones, $42 each, really hold water -- as well as soups and other beverages, from Plum (5430 Magazine St, 897-3388;
Beauty in a box -- A makeup maven will love this collection: Lorac matte lipstick, $17.50; crimson lip palette by Fresh, $28; Too Faced Candy Lips Sugary Lip Gloss Bar, $22, DuWop venom spicy color gloss, $18; Smashbox powder brush, $48; and "Love" perfume, $60 and body cream, $32, by Perfect Perfumes -- all from Beauty 101 (2728 Magazine St., 895-2869).
NOLA true -- Jewelry designer Olivia Gallander gets at the heart of the city with a gold "Desire" necklace, $164.99; a gold "Love" heart necklace, $119.99; and a silver heart necklace, $110.99 -- all from Feet First (4119 Magazine St., 899-6800;
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