Of all the pitfalls long-term relationships face, boredom in the bedroom tends to be one of them. (Or so we hear.) One way to stave off the boredom: role play. Another: this chocolate-flavored, vegan, gluten-free edible body butter. Employ as you see fit.
Five Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts
Valentine’s Day. Yes, it’s this week. It’s cool if it got away from you. Thus, we share these five last-minute gift ideas. Next year: meeting reminders. It’s the only way.
Personal Boudoir Session at the Revere
File this under: gifts for both of you. A New Hampshire–based photographer is transforming a Revere Hotel suite into a moody boudoir photo-lair for two days. Which means your photogenic valentine will get an hour shoot, two looks, a private web gallery, leather-bound 5-by-7s and champagne. Bubbly always fuels vamping.
Tall tales exist concerning magical potions for inciting arousal. The closest you’ll get: these handmade Scottish aphrodisiac bitters that use chocolate, ginger root, Arabica coffee and ginseng to create a botanical brouhaha that stimulates blood flow when added to cocktails. More blood flow: welcomed by your appendages.
If your valentine has ever mentioned a love of working with her hands—or just ink—here you go. This two-hour calligraphy class in a North End storefront teaches Elegant-style printing. It’s perfect for letters, journal writing or just making really pretty grocery lists.
A few dozen oysters are a great jump start to a night of libido-based wonderment. Enter this special package from Island Creek, where three dozen of their buttery oysters, a shucking knife and gloves can be delivered in 24 hours to your place. V-Day at home: great, provided there’s a plan.