Valentine’s Day in L.A.

11 Feb

So there’s a good chance that Hallmark did create Valentine’s Day. Still, I don’t get all the haters. Who’s being harmed? It’s a reason to celebrate in an otherwise non-eventful month – holiday wise.

Plus, everyone’s got some love for someone – so here’s an excuse to express it.

sergelutensIn L.A., expressions range from a vintage ring pop to an oceanfront dinner to a sparkly bauble from Barneys. On the sparkly side, the gift options are endless out here. Not shocking.

Picture diamonds, jewels and hammered metals as far as the eye can see. Beverly Hills, Venice, West Hollywood, Studio City, Manhattan Beach, just pick a city.

Must admit that I’m reeeally not a fan of those generic charm bracelets from a certain chain store though. And the commercial about the red love bead and soccer mom charm only make them a bigger turn-off.

Single Heart Bangle by Kris NationsSome of my personal favorites this year actually do fall on the kitschy side – but in a much cooler way. So here are a few fun items that will last well after the cute little holiday. Pick one up for your best friend, co-worker, or yourself.

 

Treat yourself to Serge Lutens’ Ultimate Red Collection Lip Palette in No. 1 Levres en Boite Four. Pick a red, any red. These are beautiful, practical and travel-friendly. Barneys.comvanitymirror

 

Believe it or not, it actually rains in L.A. Order this adorable red heart umbrella (shown above) for shimmer-scarf-petalsomeone you know who loves to play in the rain! Unique-vintage.com 

 

With or without a Valentine, remind your best pal how beautiful she is to you with this Gold Vintage Vanities Necklace. Unique-vintage.com 

 

Screen Shot 2013-02-08 at 4.46.28 PMAdore how soft and feminine this scarf is for spring. Good Easter gift, too! Spun by Subtle Luxury scarf in Shimmer Petal. Madison Los Angeles 

 

Kris Nations has such fun pieces! Made of recycled metals in sterling silver or 14k Screen Shot 2013-02-08 at 4.44.35 PMgold filled, they’re easy on the wallet, too. This Singles Heart Bangle and small Heart-Shaped Hoops will keep your heart front and center, from day to night. Krisnations.com  

Show the world you see the love with these Heart Shaped Aviator Sunglasses from Wet SealYeah really, Wet Seal!

Lastly, if you want to put a big smile on the face of your favorite Sweet Tooth, pick up a box of baked goods from Bittersweet Treats in Pasadena. I can personally vouch for Mom’s Magic Bars and the Chocolate Crunch Cake. OH-EMMM-GEEE!

626.796.8655 | bittersweettreats.com

 

SWEET VALENTINE’S DAY WISHES TO ALL!

XO

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4 Responses to “Valentine’s Day in L.A.”

  1. Jolie February 11, 2013 at 8:45 am #

    Great picks!!! I love that scarf!!! Perfect petal pink. And I agree – enough with the hate. Bring on the love. It’s all you need after all.

  2. Elaine February 11, 2013 at 4:36 pm #

    Oh my gosh all your pics….were perfection! How you managed to stay clear of soppy and tacky and select tasteful and charming,,,,Iwant everything! Happy Valentines Day!!

    • GlossAngeles411 February 11, 2013 at 4:48 pm #

      Thank you! Once I received a bag of red jelly beans and a square of fudge after school. Those were pretty good, too.

  3. Ann February 11, 2013 at 4:54 pm #

    Oo great finds!! I may just have to break my 3-month shopping ban!

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