February 07, 2011
Creatively display your romantic memories with this Photoworks photo puzzle, $24 at Lakeside Camera (3508 21st St., Metairie, 885-8660; www.lakesidecamera.com).
A jellyfish squeaky toy provides your cherished pup with hours of fun, while effectively reducing the number of dead critters she might bring you as a Valentine's gift, $17 at Canine Connection (4920 Tchoupitoulas St., 218-4098, www.canineconnectionnola.com).
Traditional romantic luxuries — gourmet chocolate and Champagne — are time-tested methods of seduction, $65.06 for the set at Martin Wine Cellar (714 Elmeer Ave., 896-7300; 3500 Magazine St., 899-7411; 2895 Hwy. 190, Suite A-1, Mandeville, 985-951-8081; www.martinwinecellar.com).
Too much stress kills the libido. Help your loved one unwind and beautify with the $85 Body Hydration package (a massage, facial and body scrub, each 30 minutes long), or a set of six pulsed light facials, $375 at Aromatica Day Spa (726 E. Boston St., Covington, 985-892-5186).
A sterling silver and blue topaz ring by Thistle & Bee puts a sparkle in her eye — and on her finger, $295 at Wellington & Company (505 Royal St., 525-4855; www.wcjewelry.com).href="http://www.wcjewelry.com/">www.wcjewelry.com).
Engine Room sparkling Australian Shiraz pairs perfectly with dark chocolate, $16.99 at Cork & Bottle Wine Shop (3700 Orleans Ave., Suite 1-c, 483-6314; www.cbwines.com).
A good corset is much more versatile than it first appears. Take this fully boned version from sultry to stylish when you pair it with jeans or a pencil skirt, $80 at Hustler Hollywood (111 Bourbon St., 561-9969; www.hustlerhollywood.com).
Hot wax play just got a little more romantic: These candles, made with hemp seed, avocado and almond oils, melt into edible, vegan massage oil, $15 for the large candle and $5 for the small candle at the Herb Import Company (711 St. Peter St., 525-4372; 712 Adams St., 861-4644; 1331 Englewood Drive, Slidell, 985-643-8007; 5055 Canal St., 488-4889; www.herbimport.com).
A black lace-trimmed bra and panty set makes any woman feel a little more sultry, even when it's hidden under jeans and a hoodie, $26 for the bra and $12 for the panty at Second Skin Intimate Apparel (701 Metairie Road, Metairie, 322-2931).
Show some love for your favorite Yat (and her hometown) with a glass NOLA heart pendant by Metry Chick, $25 at Pop City, FunRock'n and Bootsy's FunRock'n (940 Decatur St., 528-8559; 1125 Decatur St., 524-1122; 3109 Magazine St., 895-4102; www.bootsysfunrockn.com).
Topped with a thick maple slab and constructed of stainless steel, this butcher block unit is the fastest way to a chop-happy chef's heart, $650.67 at Culinary Equipment and Supplies Superstores (5133 River Road, Harahan, 733-3790; 17420 Hwy. 190, Hammond, 985-345-9476; www.culinarysuperstores.com).
Use the treats in a Sensory Treasures gift set — moisturizer, lavender oil, body mist and Dead Sea bath salts — and you (as well as your entire bathroom) will be as fragrant as a luxury spa, $62 for the set at Paris Parker salons (citywide; www.parisparker.com).