February 10th, 2015

Local Love: Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts

I have a friend who is obsessed with all our different, individual love languages. Some people feel love through quality time, words of affirmation, acts of service, physical touch, and, of course, receiving gifts. If your sweetie’s love language is receiving gifts, you’re reading the right blog post.  And, if it just occurred to you that Valentine’s Day is this weekend, then you’re definitely reading the right blog post. Here are our staff’s last-minute-but-doesn’t-feel-last-minute stylish picks for this Valentine’s Day. All are either by local designers or available at local shops.


Flowers & Bowties 

Flowers aren’t just for the ladies! Local tie company, Bull + Moose has partnered with Urban Stems for a Valentine’s Day special: order a floral bow tie to be delivered  to your sweetie. This dapper 100 percent cotton bow tie is crafted right here in the district.  Bowtie, $35 with free delivery through Urban Stems.


Sweet Scents

DC Style Factory Stylist Jenn Barger swears by Lubin - one of the oldest perfume houses. The Parisian line of scents is available right on U Street at GoodWood.   “The scent is as if the cast of Downtown Abbey found themselves in an opium den. It is sultry and sophisticated.” Dole, Galaad, Korrigan, Akkad scents, $180; Black Jade, Nuit de Long Champ and Gin Fizz, $160. Available at GoodWood, 1428 U Street, NW.


Toasty Love

Ever since I featured these Carolina Amato beauts on Let’s Talk Live, I can’t stop thinking about how perfectly this pop of Valentine’s Day red livens up any winter look.  Plus, they keep your fingers extra warm. Available at Dupont Circle’s trove of treasures, Proper Topper. Leather gloves, $148 at Proper Topper, 1350 Connecticut Ave., NW. 


Making the Old, New



Local jewelry designer, Mallory Shelter‘s delicate beaded necklaces, earrings and bracelets are the perfect way to make your everyday look feel special. She has expanded her collection to include these sweet and lovely antique heart lockets — the perfect gift for your special someone. They are limited in supply so email [email protected] today.

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!



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