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    Valentine’s Day Guide

    To Wear for her:

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    Who says your Valentine’s outfit has to be pink? We love this grey silk dress from Equipment, $260

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    Okay, one pink dress won’t kill you! The new Alaïa collection just hit NET-A-PORTER, $3,990

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    Dining out or eating in, this kaftan looks luxe but keeps your lover guessing! $595 from Elizabeth and James

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    No matter what you’re wearing, these nude patent-leather sandals are the perfect accompaniment, $845 Giuseppe Zanotti 

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    Dessert can’t come fast enough for this L’Agent by Agent Provocateur set. Bra $60, Briefs $35

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    For the romantic: Love Story lace-trimmed Bra ($275) and Briefs ($165) from Eres

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    Head to bed in this seductive, tulle chemise from La Perla, $240

    To Wear for him:

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    A dark colored knit blazer will lend well to most occasions. We like this one from Giorgio Armani, $2,195

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    Pair your blazer with a crisp white shirt with black buttons from Hugo Boss, $215

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    Black jeans never hurt anybody. $595 from Dolce & Gabbana

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    These navy Oxford shoes from J.M. Weston will compliment any outfit, $870

    To Give:

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    For the girl who loves the ocean, get these rose gold amazonite earrings from Monica Vinader, $175

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    Don’t know what size your lady is? A bracelet like this silver-plated cuff from Jennifer Fisher is your answer, $415

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    The ‘Love You’ from Jennifer Meyer in yellow gold is a classic, $675 from Barneys

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    To store all of your new jewelry, Smythson makes a beautiful croc-effect leather case, $675

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    Who doesn’t love a bouquet of flowers (but not all people likes roses just FYI!!) on Valentine’s Day? Here are our favorite florists in Los Angeles (Eric Buterbaugh), New York City (Casey’s Flower), Paris (Paris Fleuri), London (Bloomsbury Flowers) or online shipping in the USA with Farmgirl Flowers.

    To Cook:

    Serving oysters as an aphrodisiac? Learn how to make a simple oyster mignonette.

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    Keep the meal on the lighter side with this vegan Green Goddess Soup.

    Make a low and slow dinner to set the mood. Red wine braised oxtails do the trick but you need at least 5 hours!

    Don’t have a lot of time? Steamed mussels always impress and don’t take a lot of skill.

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    You always needs a cocktail to toast a nice meal. Make an Aperol Spritz which has some bubbly Prosecco in it.

    To Dine Out:

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    For fine dining in Paris, look no further than a Mediterranean feast at Le George inside the newly renovated Four Seasons George V hotel.

    In New York City, book a table at The River Café in DUMBO, Brooklyn. It sits on the East River underneath the Brooklyn Bridge with beautiful views of Manhattan.

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    If you want to head south of the border to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico for some warm weather, eat at the open-air Flora Farms.

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    In London? Be prepared to eat food that looks like art at Five Fields Restaurant.

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    If you’re celebrating in Los Angeles, do a tasting menu at the two Michelin-star restaurant, Providence

    To Do:

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    What about a helicopter tour of your city? It’s a flight you’ll never forget. Book your tour in New York City, Los Angeles or London. Prices vary on package.

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    Why not give a cooking class or better yet—take a cooking class together, it’s very romantic! If these are out of your way, make a weekend trip out of it! Here are our favorites in New York City and Los Angeles (International Culinary Center), the UK (Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons) and Paris (La Cuisine Paris).

    Go on a walk or a hike outside—it gets the blood pumping for…err… 🙂 In Paris? Take a stroll around the Tuileries Gardens; in Scotland? Hike to the top of the Edinburgh Castle; in Los Angeles you have Runyon Canyon; in Napa Valley you could walk around a vineyard and do a wine tour at the same time (genius!); or walk New York City’s best park: Brooklyn Bridge Park.

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    stevie benanty

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