Chocolate and roses: not bad, but maybe a little boring. Well, unless they’re being applied to your body by a professional. About that... Cooper Spa’s doling out cinnamon-vanilla body scrubs followed by a hydrating chocolate mask and a rose petal lotion rubdown. Maybe she should eat beforehand.
Labor of Love
Your Valentine’s Day Survival Guide
This Thursday, you might find yourself face-to-face with a certain someone. The kind of someone who’s expecting a gift... a gift you currently don’t have. But hey, don’t worry. You can do this. Just dial up the ol’ charm, pick the appropriate present below and take all the credit.
The best way to someone’s heart: yup, cookies. Like these homemade French macarons from Joe the Baker. Build a box with flavors like vanilla bean, chocolate-covered cherry and poppy seed. Then hand it over. That’s how gifts work.
Maybe you’ve been together forever. In that case, this probably won’t cut it. But for that yogi you met last week at the gym... sure. It’s a lavender-scented lotion bar that’ll make her all silky and smooth. Nothing stalls a budding relationship like dry skin.
Sometimes you require a gift that’s shiny. Something that’ll really make her happy. Something like a new car. Or earrings. (Please let it be earrings.) Like these pearl-and-diamond spiked studs from Thai designer Thakoon. Michelle Obama’s a fan. Feel free to mention that.
Giving someone lingerie sends a message. A message that you wouldn’t mind seeing the recipient wear such a thing. Possibly on your next date/beside a crackling fire. So choose a recipient carefully, then head to Trousseau for a lacy corset with matching garters. It’s always important to coordinate.