Thursday, February 3, 2011

Valentine's Day Gifts- Your Wish List



Happy Valentine's Day in advance to all of our readers. Valentine's Day is Monday February 14th.

Every year women and men go through the same stress and agony, what to get for that special someone.

Here a few online or store options. These are some of the gifts the FashionMom crew would love to receive on V day. This goes both ways, there are options for men on this list.

Restaurant reservations- My number one request is always a nice dinner and it does not have to be something upscale, the quality of the food is much more important. I always refer to
 http://www.opentable.com/
http://www.zagats.com/

Lingerie - our picks are http://www.nancymeyer.com/ and http://www.barenecessities.com/ and http://www.figleaves.com/.
Nancy Meyer sells divine pieces from venerable lingerie lines like La Perla, Eres lingerie and  Eres swimwear.

Macaroons and Starry Nights ( like a baked truffle)- Try Gesine Prado Bullock (Sandra's sister) http://www.gesine.com/
The Starry Nights are excellent.

Chocolates- Fran's chocolates artisan chocolates,  http://www.franschocolates.com/ continue to be unrivaled for their sea salt caramels and truffles. I have not tasted a better sea salt caramel anywhere else, yet. Also available on http://www.amazon.com/.
 Locations in Seattle.

Jewelry- http://www.johnhardy.com/ for those who love silver. Balinese jewelry using artisan techniques, on site in workshops in Bali. Exquisite unique designs are the hallmark of John Hardy jewelry (earrings, necklaces and rings).

Retreats- http://www.barnsleyresort.com/
A friend recently stayed at this resort for a girls weekend and gave it top marks for everything!
Save $300 on Valentine's day specials. http://www.barnsleyresort.com/stay/accommodations/accommodations.asp
Top rated by Conde Nast Traveller two months ago.

Cleaners for home- Wouldn't it be really great?
http://www.mollymaids.com/
http://www.merrymaids.com/
http://www.maids.com/
For details in your area.

Beauty- http://www.sephora.com/ and http://www.bliss.com/. Stock up on your more expensive products. For first timers, Laura Mercier(primer and secret camoflauge)  and Francois Nars (multiple stick) are my two main brand picks.

Red Velvet Cupcakes(shipping)- These guys ship to your door.
 Elegant Cakery
Crumbs Bakery
Agave Sweetened or Gluten Free wow, this is great,  Baby Cakes in NYC
http://www.babycakesnyc.com/

Spring wardrobes- would love to have the Champs Elysee Skirt from Talbots,  Champs Elysee Skirt- Valentine's Wish List
to wear with Lulu Jaquard Ballet Flat from J Crew and The Heritage Boatneck Tee in Gray from Land's End Canvas and topped off with the Heritage Pea Coat in Persimmon from Lands End Canvas.

Mac Face and Body Foundation - Mac face and body Foundation.  is amazing, go light for clean and fresh or heavier for a movie star glossy gleam. I swear this is the best foundation on the market right now. Only available at Mac Stores.  You must purchase a brush for application, they last up to 10 years.

Flowers- Always nice at any time, but especially at this time of year. These are some great ones.
http://www.aboutflowers.com/
http://www.flowerbud.com/
http://www.proflowers.com/





Wines- I love sweet wines and syrahs. http://www.franklywine.com/ and http://www.wine.com/

Perfume- http://www.aedes.com/ no other place in the world has a collection like this. MaƮtre Parfumeur et Gantier Paris perfumes are wonderful.

Red Roses from Jo Malone- I don't love rose scented colognes or perfumes this is one of the few I can wear. Clean and subtle, only from Jo Malone. Jo Malone
also at Nordstrom,Saks and Neiman Marcus.

Sitters- http://www.sittercity.com/

Adventures-Pura Vida Adventures(surfing school and yoga retreat) - Mal Pais Costa Rica. 
 http://www.puravidaadventures.com/ would love to go to Costa Rica!
This is a great story, Pura Vida Adventures was started in 2004 by Tierza Davis Eichner after a visit to Costa Rica in 2001 left her wanting more. She invested $50,000 from savings and with the help of her mother, family and friends and started a surf and yoga retreat, Pura Vida Adventures. Packages cover a six day, seven night beachfront accommodations, surf instruction,yoga, massage all meals, equipment and off site activities.
Mal Pais is a small coastal community on the southeastern tip of Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula.
(More magazine)

Cambria Cove- http://www.cambriacove.com/?gclid=CI-s1-v-56YCFcXD7QodTS39Uw Check out all of their Valentine's specials, great gifts! Unique gifts for her and him.

Red Flower- http://redflower.com/default.aspx- organic oils and gorgeous petal topped candles.





I hope that you like our picks.
Happy Love Day Everyone!







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