Valentine’s Presents, Gifts & Activities Part 13

Valentine’s Presents, Gifts & Activities Part 13

Spicing up the bedroom on Valentine’s Day does not have to be an uncomfortable situation.

Picture this – you or partner meanders aimlessly through a xxx store hopelessly trying to pick the right product that will provide a sense of excitement without making your lover feel like a porn star. You opt for some lubricant that leaves you feeling sticky and her smelling like a tub of strawberry jam. Sexy, right?

This Valentine’s Day we challenge you to try Chiavare – both men and women love the product because it promotes female well-being, is classy, and can spice up the bedroom for both partners.

Talk about hitting the right cupid’s arrow! Chiavare is an all-natural, vegan, hypoallergenic personal moisturizer & lubricant made with just 6 ingredients. Chiavare {key-a-var-ee} is for better sex, supermoms, endometriosis, menopause, and more! Use it with a partner or alone as a personal moisturizer for feminine dryness and other issues.

“Our goal is to make sexual health not x-rated, but actually about health. We want to empower women in all stages of life,” said founder Kaylyn Easton who created the company after her own struggle with stage four severe endometriosis.

Chiavare has a female-centered mission and is a holistic approach to sexual health. It feels great, but also provides skincare benefits to your most delicate areas. “Customers seem to adore the sleek black glass bottles. They are UV protected to maintain purity over time, but look sexy and discrete,” said Easton.

Currently Chiavare is available online (chiavareoil.com), through Amazon and in select sexual therapy and health offices around the USA. For international shipping, use the Chiavare website. Chiavare comes in two sizes – 3.5oz and a 5ml that is ideal for purse or travel. Plus the 5ml is under $10.00 which is a great value!

For additional questions, feel free to email info@chiavareoil.com

What better occasion to show off your wine knowledge chops than Valentine’s Day? This year, impress your sweetheart – or your friends – with a bottle from Mionetto Prosecco, the perfect bubbly to sip over a candlelit dinner out, or mix it up with a few romantic cocktails. Mionetto has you covered from start to finish no matter what your relationship status:

Take Prosecco DOC Treviso Brut($14) or Mionetto Prestige Rose Extra Dry ($14) out for a spin this Valentine’s Day. Therose-tinted sparkling wine will greet your taste buds with flavors ofraspberry, morello cherry, and wild strawberry, while the classic brut willsurely impress on a first date. And both bottles also come in mini sizes, soyou can mix and match with your favorite box of chocolates. Delicious!

Toast your lovedones with these delicious cocktails created by Mionetto Master MixologistJustin Noel. The French Kissis the perfect combination of Mionetto Prestige Rose Extra Dry, pomegranatejuice, gin, and rose water for a sweet drink. The Gran Karmacocktail is a personal favorite of Justin’s that also calls for Gran Rose alongwith rum, coconut water, and red grapes. Meanwhile, the delicious Lavender Blush willmake you do just that (blush)! This cocktail incorporates Mionetto Prestige Rose,your choice of gin, grapefruit juice, and fresh Lavender sprigs. This beveragedoubles as both a drink and a classy fresh lavender bouquet alternative.

You can also celebrate Galentine’s Day with your favorite gal pals by breaking out a bottle of luxury Mionetto Cartizze DOCG Dry($45) and snacks! We also have our latest and luxurious Luxury Cuvee Anniversario 130th Anniversary Millesimato!

‘TO MY GRANDSON, ON VALENTINE’S DAY’

Valentine’s Day is moving beyond romance with parents, children, siblings and grandchildren now receiving cards and gifts

Terms of endearment – classics like ‘love’ and ‘darling’ remain in popular usage whilst newcomers ‘bae’ and ‘darl’ have limited appeal

Whilst Valentine’s Day has long been associated with blossoming romance and showing affection to partners, the occasion is now increasingly celebrated by families.

According to national polling [1] on behalf of Clintons, one-in-20 UK adults have sent a Valentine to a parent or their child. More Valentines are sent to Mums than Dads with 9% of those living in London sending a card to their mum.

Those aged 45-54 are most likely to send a Valentine to their child (10%) with Mums twice as likely as Dads to send a card.

Cards from siblings are generally more uncommon – on average only one-in-100 will send a card to a brother or sister on Valentine’s Day. Bucking the trend slightly, 10% of respondents living in Northern Ireland say they have sent a card to siblings in the past.

Nicola Miller, Head of Cards at Clintons, said: “Valentine’s Day has always been about showing your affection towards loved ones. It’s evolved over the years and for many, it’s another occasion to celebrate those closest to you whether that be Mums, Dads or siblings. Valentine’s from parents to children are also on the rise and we’ve begun to offer cards for sons, daughters and grandchildren.”

In terms of the language we use when talking to partners, the same study found that in the past 12 months, ‘love’ (28%) and ‘darling’ (26%) top the list of most popular pet names. Relative newcomers like ‘bae’ and ‘darl’ come at the bottom of the list, favoured by less than 1% of UK adults.

Pet name
Most favoured by

1
Love (28%)
65+ (35%)
Yorkshire (42%)

2
Darling (26%)
65+ (29%)
Northern Ireland (33%)

3
Babe (20%)
18-24 (37%)
Wales (28%)

4
Dear (15%)
65+ (23%)
Scotland (22%)

5
Sexy (10%)
35-44 (15%)
North East (18%)

6
Baby (9%)
18-24 (20%)
London (15%)

7
Hun (9%)
18-24 (13%)
Wales (13%)

8
Honey (7%)
35-44 (12%)
London (11%)

9
Darl (1%)
65+ (2%)
North East (5%)

10
Bae (1%)
18-24 (7%)
London (3%)

We are also a nation in love with our pets. Across the UK, 4% of 18-24 year olds have presented a card to a pet. Dogs top the list of those animals most likely to receive a special mention on the day.

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Time to fall in love with Quantum

This Valentine’s Day, follow in the footsteps of UK celebrities by using the award winning Diono Quantum Travel System. Love will be all you need as everything else is covered by the clever set of wheels!

Amazing key features include a convertible parent and world facing seat which transitions from lie flat bassinet to upright toddler seat – a feature which is loved by Sky Sports News presenter Olivia Wayne “It’s great that it’s the same one piece pushchair from newborn through to toddler. The seat converts from a bassinet to all stages!”

Top of the list is also the amazing hood canopy which completely covers the seat, both in bassinet and toddler mode. Hollywood stunt actress Chloe Bruce has commented “I love the built in sunshade and how far the hood comes over the pram. In the Summer we went to Greece for my brother’s wedding and in the mid-summer heat it was a god-send.” This feature is also one of the top likes in our real parent reviews and noted in numerous awards. Chloe Bruce in fact, loves the quantum so much she developed a short workout routine incorporating it!

Olympic Skier and BBC presenter Chemmy Alcott has also been spotted out and about with her little one in Quantum. Currently presenting coverage of the Winter Olympics, Chemmy has baby Locki all wrapped up in the matching cosy footmuff.

Quantum is lovingly engineered for all adventures. With a specially designed hub, hard wearing durable construction and larger wheels, it is the perfect partner for a big road trip or country walk. Fashion designer Kelly Simpkin has the stylish navy version of Quantum and stated “This is my go to pram for a more ‘rugged’ journey. It crosses any terrain like a dream! (image courtesy of hellomagazine.com)

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There are so many features to love about Quantum, including:

Convertible smart seat offering a completely lie flat bassinet which transitions to upright toddler seat. No extra parts to store and super convenient when out and about.
World and parent facing options in both bassinet and pushchair mode – perfect for pushing up to a table or sitting on a bench.
Luxury mattress and liner included for carriage mode.
XL eclipse hood, the biggest available with any pushchair. Includes peek-a-boo window, ventilation panel and pull-down sun visor. Whatever the weather, quantum literally has it covered!
XL seat tested to 22kg for larger children.
Reversible seat liner, apron and rain cover included.
Car seat compatible – adaptors included.
Unique one-step brake – commented on by testers as the easiest one they’ve ever tried!
XL basket.
One-hand fold with nesting design for compact storage. Also folds with the seat attached.
6-position handle bar
Full bearing wheels and suspension, with quick release- one button push

The Diono Quantum is available from £500. Parents can order direct from uk.diono.com or retailer outlets and chose from four colour options and a special edition.

Some celebrities featured are part of a promotional campaign for Diono, and are Diono partners.

Neapolitan Style Drip Cake
A great cake to impress your special someone.

  
Ingredients:
225g (8oz) baking margarine, softened
225g (8oz) caster sugar
4 medium eggs, beaten
30ml (2 tbsp) whole Milk
275g (9 ½ oz) plain Flour
3 sachets /15g (1 tbsp) Dr. Oetker Baking Powder Tub
1 sachet /25g (1oz) Dr. Oetker Fine Dark Cocoa Powder Tub
2.5ml (1/2tsp) Dr. Oetker Madagascan Vanilla Natural Extract
Dr. Oetker Extra Strong Pink Food Colour Gel
To decorate:
340g (11½ oz) unsalted Butter, softened
600g (1lb 5oz) icing Sugar
60ml (4 tbsp) whole Milk
7.5ml (1 ½ tsp) Dr. Oetker Madagascan Vanilla Natural Extract
Dr. Oetker Extra Strong Pink Food Colour Gel
100g (3 ½ oz) Dr. Oetker Fine Cooks’ Dark Chocolate 54%
Dr. Oetker Chocolate Hearts
4 café Curl Wafers (Halved)
Mini chocolate flakes

Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 180 C (fan oven 160 C, 350 F, gas 4). Grease and line 3 x 15cm (6 inch) round cake tins.

2. Put the margarine in a mixing bowl with the caster sugar, eggs and milk. Sift the flour and Baking Powder on top and using an electric whisk on a low speed, gently blend the ingredients together. Increase the mixer speed and whisk for a few more seconds until thick and well mixed.

3. Divide the mixture equally between 3 bowls. Put aside 10g (2 tsp) Cocoa Powder for the icing, then sift the remainder on to one portion of cake batter and mix in well. Spoon into one of the prepared tins and smooth the top.

4. Mix the Vanilla Extract into another batch of mixture and spoon into another of the tins. Smooth the top.

5. Add 25 drops Hot Pink Gel Food Colour to the remaining mixture and mix well. Spoon into the remaining tin and smooth the top.

6. Bake the cakes for about 30 minutes, until risen, lightly golden and firm to the touch. Cool for 5 minutes then turn on to a wire rack to cool completely. Using a serrated knife, trim away the cake tops to make them flat and carefully slice each cake in half.

7. To decorate, put 300g of the butter in a large bowl and beat until smooth. Gradually sieve and mix in the icing sugar to make a smooth buttercream, then mix in the milk to make a more spreadable consistency. Transfer 150g (5oz) to another bowl, add the 10g reserved Cocoa Powder, and mix until well combined.

8. Put the remaining buttercream into another bowl and add a few drops Hot Pink Gel Food Colour to make a pretty pastel shade. Mix the Vanilla Extract into the remaining icing.

9. Place one half of the chocolate cake on a serving board or plate and spread over half the chocolate buttercream. Sandwich together with the chocolate half and spread the remaining chocolate icing on top.

10. Place a plain cake half on top and spread with 75g (3oz) vanilla buttercream. Sandwich together with the other half and spread the same amount of icing on top.

11. Repeat the layering with the pink cake, using all of the pink buttercream to sandwich them together. Gently press down on top of the whole cake to make sure it is secure.

12. Using about half of the remaining Vanilla icing, spread it thickly round the side of the cake, then smooth it with a palette knife – warm the blade of the knife flat and run it flat against the cake to achieve a smooth effect. Spread some of the remaining icing smoothly on top of the cake to cover it completely, and neaten the top edge to make sure it is smooth and flat. Press Chocolate Hearts around the bottom edge of the cake.

13. Break up the Dark Chocolate and place in a heatproof bowl with the remaining butter and 10ml (2tsp) water. Place the bowl over a saucepan of barely simmering water until melted. Remove from the water and leave to cool for about 10 minutes until starting to thicken a little.

14. Using a teaspoon, slowly working your way round the top of the cake, spoon a little of the chocolate icing at a time on to the top edge of the cake, using a slight zig-zag motion, allowing it to drip down the sides – the drips will come to their own natural halt.

15. Spoon the remaining chocolate icing into the centre of the cake and carefully spread it over the top to meet the dripping edges. Leave for a few minutes in a cool place, to set.

16. Transfer the remaining Vanilla buttercream into a piping bag fitted with a large closed star nozzle and pipe swirls in the centre of the cake. Gently press the wafers and flakes into the top of the cake. Your cake is now ready to present as a gift.

Gluten Free Popcorn Fudge Brownies
Perfect for someone with a sweet tooth, this recipe combines a soft brownie and blondie layer topped with caramel and crunchy popcorn.

Preparation time: 40 minutes

Cooking time: 55 minutes

Makes: 16

Ingredients

For the brownie layer:
150g bar Dr. Oetker Fine Cooks’ Dark Chocolate 54%
100g (3 ½ oz) unsalted butter, softened
100g (3 ½ oz) dark brown sugar
2 medium eggs, beaten
100g (3 ½ oz) gluten free plain flour

For the blondie layer:
150g bar Dr. Oetker Fine Cooks’ White Chocolate 26%
100g (3 ½ oz) lightly salted butter
100g (3 ½ oz) caster sugar
2 medium eggs, beaten
100g (3 ½ oz) gluten free plain flour
2.5ml(1/2 tsp) Dr. Oetker Caramel Flavour

For the topping:
1 sachet Dr. Oetker Easy Fill Cake Centres Salted Caramel
25g (1oz) lightly salted popcorn

Method:

1. Grease and line a 20cm (8inch) square cake tin.

2. First make the brownie layer. Break up 100g (3 ½ oz) Dark Chocolate into pieces and place in a saucepan with the butter and sugar. Heat very gently, stirring occasionally until melted. Remove from the heat and cool for 10 minutes.

3. Whisk the eggs into the melted mixture to make a thick glossy batter. Sift the flour on top and carefully mix all the ingredients together. Pour into the prepared tin, smooth to the edges and chill in the fridge for 1 hour.

4. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180˚C (160˚C fan oven, 350˚F, gas 4).

5. To make the blondie layer, follow the same instructions for making the brownie batter as above, using 100g (3 ½ oz) White Chocolate – you will find that the melted mixture separates during melting, but once the eggs and flour are added, the mixture will blend together again. Stir in the Caramel Flavour. Carefully spread the White Chocolate batter over the brownie layer, trying not to press too heavily as you spread – there is no need to chill this layer.

6. Bake for about 35 minutes until slightly risen, lightly golden and lightly crusty on top – the mixture should be slightly soft underneath. Leave to cool in the tin completely then remove from the tin, peel away the tin lining parchment and place the cake on a board.

7. For the topping, melt the remaining White Chocolate as above. Put the popcorn in a bowl and squeeze in 50g (2oz) Dr. Oetker Salted Caramel Easy Fill Cake Centres and add the melted chocolate. Mix well to make sure that all the popcorn is coated.

8. Squeeze the remaining Dr. Oetker Salted Caramel Easy Fill Cake Centres over the top of the cake and spread right to the edge. Spoon over the caramel popcorn mix, and spread it out so that the whole top is thickly covered. Pat it down a little using the back of a spoon.

9. Melt the remaining Dark Chocolate as above. Using a teaspoon, drizzle the top all over with melted chocolate. Leave in a cool place for a few minutes to set. Using a large bladed knife, cut into 16 chunky pieces. Your brownies are now ready to serve and enjoy!

Variation:

For a different flavour, replace the Dr. Oetker Caramel Flavour with Dr. Oetker Madagascan Vanilla Natural Extract 5ml , and try using Dr. Oetker Chocolate Easy Fill Cake Centres instead.

Replace the gluten-free flour with plain white flour if preferred – this will give a slightly less dense texture.

For a more spongy texture, add 1 sachet (5g/1 tsp) Dr Oetker Baking Powder to each of the brownie batters. The cake will rise more round the edges, leaving the centre dense and fudgy. If you cook the cake for 5-10 minutes longer, it will have a more aerated texture all over.

Rainbow Macaroons
These bright Rainbow Macaroons are ideal for gifting or to simply enjoy a little sweet treat.

Preparation time: 1 hour 30 minutes plus setting and cooling

Cooking time: 1 hr 20 minutes

Makes: 14

Ingredients

90g (3 ¼oz) icing Sugar
90g (3 ¼oz) ground Almonds, very finely ground
2 Sachets Dr. Oetker Egg White Powder
Pinch of Dr. Oetker Cream of Tartar Sachets
65g (2 ½ oz) caster sugar
Dr. Oetker Extra Strong Pink, Blue and Yellow Food Colour Gel
For the filling:
75g (3oz) unsalted butter, softened
150g (5oz) icing sugar
Approx. 15ml (1tbsp) whole Milk
2.5ml (1/2 tsp) Dr. Oetker Moroccan Almond Natural Extract
Your favourite Dr. Oetker Extra Strong Food Colours Gel

Method:
1. Line 2 large heavy-metal baking trays with baking parchment.

2. Put the icing sugar and ground almonds in a food processor and pulse 10 times, then blitz for a further 10 seconds, to make a fine powder. Sieve into a bowl, and discard any coarse grains that remain in the sieve. Weigh the almond and icing sugar mix and divide into 3 equal portions.

3. In a clean, grease-free bowl, make up the Egg White Powder as directed, then whisk until foamy. Add a pinch of Cream of Tartar and whisk the Egg White until very thick and stiff.

4. Gradually whisk in the sugar, in 3 batches, to make a thick, glossy meringue which forms stiff peaks on the whisk beaters. Weigh the meringue and divide equally between 3 clean bowls.

5. Add 30 drops of Hot Pink Gel Food Colour to one bowl. Add 30 drops of Sky Blue Gel Food Colour to another, and add 40 drops of Sunshine Yellow Gel Food Colour to the other bowl.

6. Working on 1 meringue at a time, take 1 portion of the almond and icing sugar mix, and sift one third on to the meringue. Using a clean spatula, carefully work the almond and icing sugar mix into the meringue, scraping, turning and cutting the meringue into the dry ingredients, rather than stirring it. Once combined, sieve half the remaining almond and icing sugar mix on top and continue in the same way, and then sieve in the final batch of almond sugar, and incorporate in the same way.

7. Once you have combined the ingredients together, continue working the batter by flattening the mixture against the side of the bowl, and then scraping and turning it again in order to achieve a smooth, dropping consistency. Repeat these steps with the other portions of meringue and almond sugar.

8. Fit a large piping bag with a 1cm (1/2 inch) plain round nozzle. Fold back the bag by about one third in order to allow you to spoon the mixture into the bag more easily. Resting the piping bag on the work surface, spoon the pink almond mix into the centre of the bag and smooth it into a long rectangular shape. Carefully spoon the blue mix on top, and gently spread over the top of the pink. Finally, spoon over the yellow and spread it to cover the blue.

9. Holding the bag end closed, gently push the mixtures towards the nozzle, then carefully gather up the bag and holding the bag with the nozzle upright in the air, twist the bag closed. Now you are ready to begin piping.

10. Hold the bag with the nozzle pointing down then pipe 4cm (1 ¾ inch) flattish rounds onto the lined baking trays spaced a little apart (twist the bag occasionally to keep a steady flow of mixture). You should be able to pipe 28 rounds.

11. Preheat the oven to 150 C (fan oven 130 C, 300 F, gas 2).

12. Lay a thick towel on the work surface. Holding a tray firmly at either side, gently tap the tray about 20 times on to the towel, to smooth and settle the tops. Pop any air bubbles that rise to the surface with a clean pin or cocktail stick. If the piped nozzle tail is still visible on the top of the macaroons, you can gently push it into the mixture with a wetted finger. Repeat with the other tray and leave the trays to stand at room temperature for about 30 minutes, until a slight skin forms on the surface – the outside should be dry, not sticky, when touched lightly with your finger.

13. Bake the trays, one at a time, on the middle shelf, for about 40 minutes until firm – the bases should be firm when cooked, and the tops crisp and should not wobble. Leave to cool for about 15 minutes on the tray until you can carefully peel the macaroons from the parchment. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

14. To decorate, put the butter in a bowl and beat with a wooden spoon until smooth. Gradually sieve and mix in the icing sugar, and add enough milk to make a smooth, soft creamy icing. Stir in the Dr. Oetker Moroccan Almond Natural Extract.

15. Divide the icing into as many bowls as you want different colours, and add a few drops of your favourite Dr. Oetker Gel Food Colours to make vibrant shades.

16. For a super-neat finish, use small piping bags fitted with 1/2cm (1/4 inch) plain nozzles and pipe the icing in a circular swirl over the flat side of half the shells. Alternatively, use a small palette knife to spread the icing neatly. Sandwich the halves together. Your pretty macaroons are now ready to present.

Note: Unfilled macaroons will keep in an air tight container for 2 weeks. To enjoy macaroons at their best, they should be filled just before serving; after a few hours, the texture may soften once the filling settles into the macaroon shells. Do not refrigerate.

Americana inspired restaurant, Ed’s Diner have created the ultimate ‘Love Shake’ combo meal to get pulses racing this Valentine’s Day.

The bundle, available in all restaurants nationwide and via Deliveroo, includes a limited-edition Love Shake laced with renowned aphrodisiacs, spicy hot chilli and rich dark chocolate – as well as one of Ed’s juicy burgers and a side of fries.

The limited edition silky smooth ‘Love Shake’ contains chilli peppers packed with capsaicin, to promote circulation, and increase the sensitivity of nerve endings; combined with dark chocolate, rich in l-arginine and phenylethylamine, that supports the blood flow and increases serotonin levels, the perfect ingredients needed to make sure Valentine’s Day goes off with a bang on the 14th of February.

Available from any Ed’s Diner nationwide, or on Deliveroo on the 14th-15th of February, the “Love Shack Combo” meal priced at just £10.00, won’t break the bank and is sure to let that special someone know you only have fries for them.

As a romance author, I am lucky enough to spend much of my time thinking about how a man can engage the heart and mind of a woman. No matter how far into a relationship they are, a woman loves to feel heard and taken care of, this is why gifts of chocolates and flowers – even most jewelry – doesn’t make a lasting impression.

if a man wants to do something that will be remembered… he should do something that shows he’s been listening and he knows how to make her happy: Take care of things in her home, then give her the pieces for a long hot bath. Get her three months of massages. Have something broken fixed. Subscription boxes for her favorite hobby or interest shows an unending awareness. For those in long term relationships – send her out of the house, then do the laundry and make meals for the week. The more a man can think of things that will make her feel taken care of and appreciated – the more she’ll love and remember the gift.

Rachel Kenley

Hand-painted heart trays are a perfect ceramic gift for your valentine. This tray works perfectly to house your everyday rings, earrings and other jewellery or even as a catch-all for paperclips and rubber bands for your home office.

These lovely little jewelry dishes have been hand painted with the cutest sayings and artwork and coated in sealer for extra protection. The dish is white ceramic and designs are made of high-quality vinyl. Please only gently rinse if needed, to protect the design.

This is sold by Girl Boss Boutique, a lifestyle store based out of California, which caters to girl bosses all over the world. Girl Boss Boutique is inspired by women who design the life they love, hustle and build their business empires. We sell everything that a girl boss needs to make her empire look pretty and powerful from home decor to office stationery, from throw pillows to phone cases and many more. We love supporting our community and see them grow and we think there is room for everyone on the top!

Have you ever found yourself looking for that great gift and can’t seem to find anything unique and original for a couple?

Well, here is the perfect t-shirt that can solve that problem. Surviving Marriage™ Tshirts are great for his and her gifts as it is a universal shirt and fits in well with the #relationshipgoals for social media. They are quality t-shirts designed to make you feel good about marriage and will start a conversation wherever you go.

You can find the t-shirts on shopify at www.survivingmarriagetips.com

The Clash

Be there as the worlds of rugby and entertainment come together for an unmissable event at the home of English Rugby.

The Clash is back on Saturday 7th April 2018, when Bath Rugby will take on their fiercest rivals Leicester Tigers at Twickenham Stadium.

With free entertainment, music and a festival of local food & drink pre and post-match, there is something for everyone.

Tickets start from £15 per adult and £5 per junior and are available from www.bathrugby.com/theclash/

For someone you love. Beautiful handmade wooden love heart in frame.

Beautiful handmade wooden love heart. A gift for someone you love and cherish.

The heart is made from a piece of stunning burr Elm wood.

It would make a lovely Valentines or Anniversary gift, also for weddings, birthdays, and other special occasions. (Wood is the traditional gift choice for the 5th year anniversary).

Elm wood signifies strength. growth, communication and relationships.

Framed in a light or dark wooden frame. Please choose your choice of frame finish from the drop down menu.

I will post out the frame with it’s clear perspex front protection for safety but you can choose to remove this easily if you prefer to be able to touch the lovely wooden heart and be more of a 3D picture.

Frame can be wall mounted or sit on your shelf/desk.

Buy at :- https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/artNM

Speak the language of love this Valentine’s Day with a little help from Carluccio’s.

This year’s ‘That’s Amore’ range of hand-picked treats from some of Carluccio’s much-loved Italian producers includes a foiled chocolate rose (£4.50), Cuori di Gianduja milk chocolate hearts with a soft chocolate hazelnut filling (£12.95) and Bigliettini milk chocolate hearts (£3.50) that will surprise your loved one with love messages printed inside the vibrant foil.

Carluccio’s Valentine’s Day range is available in-store from 25th January and online at carluccios.com

Artefact London – Effortless Bespoke Tailoring to Impress.

At the start of 2018 Artefact London was recognised by Forbes 30 Under 30 as a high tech tailoring business modernising Savile Row.

Using Computer Aided design to construct your pattern and laser cutting straight onto the cloth – Artefact delivers precise tailoring and effortless style.

Tailoring garments that will take you from work to weekend and anything in between.

Be guided into the right cut and style. Never shop in retail again.

Perfect Valentine’s gifts for foodies – from Italy with love – from Vorrei!

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching make sure you take a look at italianhampers.com, the recently launched
hamper website from Vorrei, the specialists in natural and tasty Italian food and wine.

They offer a range of beautifully presented hampers and gift boxes which range in price from £20 to £400. From Italian aphrodisiac food collections to a heart shaped hamper containing everything you need for a romantic dinner at home, you’ll find a brilliant choice of foodie gifts packed with top quality products. There’s plenty of choice too for vegetarians, vegans and anyone following a gluten free diet.

Visit https://italianhampers.com/ to see the whole range and place your order. All hamper prices include next day courier delivery to mainland UK.

Honor’s newest addition to its popular X-series, is the perfect antidote to the increasingly astronomical prices that you  are being made to fork out for the newest smartphone releases.

At £269.99, it gives consumers a genuine alternative to the small fortunes which the market’s biggest players are charging, while maintaining the aesthetic, specs and user friendly experience which you would only expect to find on a flagship device!

Honor has announced that they are releasing a limited edition Red 7X in the run up to Valentine’s Day for any romantics who are after a perfect, affordable gift but who know that their significant other would prefer a smartphone to a scented candle!

Honor will only release 20,000 of these red devices globally, and so you can assure your readers of the product’s exclusivity. What’s more, the first 100 buyers in the UK will get a free pair of Monster and Honor co-branded headphones!

Show your car some love with Armor All this Valentine’s Day

Is your better half obsessed with keeping their car looking in tip-top condition? Or do you find you’re not spending enough time together as a couple? If the answer is yes, then the Interior Car Care Kit from leading car care brand, Armor All, is the perfect gift this Valentine’s Day.

Helping to keep your interior looking clean, this essential kit will ensure your car stays fresh and sparkling. Including Gloss Protectant, Multi Purpose Cleaner, Leather Wipes, Glass Wipes and a Microfibre Cloth, the Interior Car Care Kit provides fast, effective results.

The Gloss Protectant helps to clean and protect all surfaces in your car. It is designed to slow the natural deterioration of vinyl, rubber, plastic, treated leather, and sealed wood, keeping them looking as new as possible. The protectant cleans by removing grime and debris that can erode surfaces and protects by creating a barrier that guards against the harmful effects of ozone, oxygen and ultraviolet radiation. Additionally, cracking, fading, discoloration and premature aging are all reduced through the regularly use of the Gloss Protectant. It can also be used across a number of household surfaces.

For cleaning the inside and outside of your car is the Multi Purpose Cleaner. Helping to remove tough ground-in dirt, grease, and stubborn stains, the spray can be used on upholstery, carpets and even delicate surfaces. It eliminates the need for a surface-specific cleaner, reducing both time and money when it comes to cleaning your car, leaving it with a detailed look. Unlike many household multi-purpose cleaners, it does not contain harsh solvents that can harm delicate surfaces.

Armor All’s Leather Wipes provide a quick and easy way to clean, condition and protect any leather surfaces inside your vehicle. These extra-strength wipes are specially formulated to clean dirt and grime safely while effectively protecting against any spills and stains. Containing beeswax, it offers added protection, leaving a perfect matt finish, keeping the leather looking like new, for longer.

Specifically designed for car windscreens, Armor All’s Glass Wipes remove road dirt, grime and insects quickly and easily, giving your windscreen a streak-free shine for maximum visibility. As the current weather offers a challenge to drivers, with salt deposits from gritters dirtying windscreens and drivers setting the heating on high, creating a haze on the inside of the glass, these wipes are an aid to safe driving.

The Microfibre Cloth gives your car that professional detailed look, gently lifting away dirt and grime with ease. With exceptional absorbency, the cloth leaves paintwork, chrome and glass streak-free, without any scratches. To keep it fresh, it is machine washable and dryable.

The Interior Car Care Kit is available from The Range and Amazon.

For more information on Armor All’s range of products, visit www.armorall.eu/en.

There’s a perfect gift for everyone on your list. Dulce de Leche: Recipes, Stories & Sweet Traditions, is for loved ones who enjoy reading cookbooks like a novel.

Dulce de Leche shares more than recipes. Josephine Caminos Oría, the author, invites the reader to take a seat at her Grandma Dorita’s kitchen table in La Plata, Argentina, where dulce de leche and the memories and sensations it evokes mixes with love, loss, culture and tradition.

No matter where you come from, there will always be one food that is a part of your life—the flavor of comfort, where just a taste represents home. Without question, the humble boiled milk and sugar jam known as dulce de leche is just such a cultural food phenomenon in countries like Argentina, Chile, Mexico and Brazil.

In Dulce de Leche, you’ll discover the sweet soul of real dulce de leche when you learn how to make the traditional recipe as well as several variations. You’ll cook your way through the day with your dulce de leche, from breakfast muffins, medialunas, and panqueques, to picadas for cocktail hour, and on dinner entrees and pies.

Creamy and gently sweet, you’ll see how just a couple spoonfuls of dulce de leche will enhances the flavor of grains, fruits, vegetables, cheese, and even poultry. In fact, you might find it becomes a new family tradition.

Thinking about a personalized, crafted gift for your valentine? ConsumerAffairs recently published a resource about the Best Online Photo Printing Companies.The guide includes information on things like selecting photo paper, mounting style and photo finishes. It also compares some of the most popular photo printing brands using consumer and expert reviews.

Rather go a more traditional route? Check out the Best Flower Delivery Companies. This resource answers common questions about ordering flowers online and includes hundreds of consumer reviews.

CUBA DIRECT UNVEILS NEW PACKAGE FOR COUPLES

JUST IN TIME FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

Specialist tour operator, Cuba Direct, has launched a new bespoke package for couples to discover Cuba, just in time for Valentine’s Day. The 12-day customisable package will allow travellers to discover Cuba’s capital city, Havana, the charming old town of Trinidad, the green valley of Viñales, as well as the paradise island of Cayo Santa Maria. Couples who book the ‘Enchanting Cuba’ package before 28 February 2018 will even receive a £290 discount per person, making it the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day!

Those looking for a romantic escape with their loved one will not be disappointed with Cuba’s fantastic offering. Cuba Direct’s new package includes:

Discover Cuba’s Lively Capital

With its colonial architecture and bustling neighbourhoods, Havana is bursting with authentic Cuban history and culture. The neighbourhood of Habana Vieja (Old Havana) in particular, offers a fascinating insight into Cuba’s rich heritage. The UNESCO World Heritage site has more than 900 landmarks waiting to be discovered, from the Presidential Palace to the Cathedral Square.

Green and Pleasant Land

Leave behind the bustle of Havana for laidback living in the valley of Viñales. Couples can enjoy a taste of life in the valley by exploring the beautiful land on foot or on horseback, before retreating to the picturesque village of Viñales for a home-cooked Cuban meal during an authentic home stay experience.

The City Stopped in Time

Trinidad appears frozen in 1800s and is Cuba’s best example of a colonial town. Nestled between the ocean and the mountains, the town has been beautifully restored and combines more than five centuries of culture, traditions and history. It has an impressive Historic Centre, which was declared a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988.

Discover a Paradise Island

The island of Cayo Santa María is a tropical haven, with true natural beauty and is one of the most picturesque beach destinations in the Caribbean. Cayo Santa Maria’s main attraction is its 13km of white sand beaches, which are all located along the northern coast of the island, while the south coast boasts plush forests, salt marshes and mangroves.

The “Enchanting Cuba” package:

The package includes 11 nights’ accommodation (two people sharing), transfers, and representation services. Travel should take place between 1 February – 31 July 2018, and couples who book before 28 February 2018 will receive a £290 discount per person – making a total price for two people £1,598 instead of £2,178. Dates excluded are 30th March – 2nd April 2018. Package excludes international flights.

For more information about the ‘Enchanting Cuba’ package or to book a package with Cuba Direct, then visit www.cubadirect.co.uk

Woven Pear is a sock subscription company that creates high-quality socks for woman that was started in February of 2015 in Utah.

The founders saw a need for a women’s sock brand and figured they should get our foot in the door. The goal is to encourage women to put their best foot forward every single day when they put on Woven Pear socks. The hand dyed socks come in a variety of adorable designs to fit everyone’s style and are​ made of high quality woven cotton. Woven Pear puts extra padding in the toes and heels to create a luxurious and soft feel in the socks, making the socks perfect for working out and wearing them today! The goal is to make your feet happy all the time! And past customers love how happy their feet are in a pair of Woven Pear socks, just see are over 3,500 5 star reviews! Women can’t get enough of our socks, especially with our monthly sock box!

Woven Pear has socks for all phases of relationships from a fun early love, to someone who has found their true love, these designs were created to show how much you love that special someone in your life. We are full of Valentine’s Day Socks designed just for you and your loved one!

Individual pairs of socks are only $15, and a box subscription is only $24.99! Each box comes with 3 pairs of socks that will arrive at the first of each month to give you a surprise each month. There are 3 different types of socks: crew length, ankle length, and no-show socks. Woven Pear has the length and style you need to give the perfect valentine’s day gift for your significant other in your life.

Biskie Box

Cutter and Squidge’s trademark Biskie has been struck by Cupid’s arrow. Available in boxes of 4 and 8, the Biskie Box is made up of a mix of mouth-watering honeycomb or a combination of strawberry and chocolate.

Each for take away £3.90, 4 box £12.90 and 8 box £22.90

Limited edition Dream Cakes

Treat your sweetheart to an irresistible four inch Dream Cake, especially created by Cutter & Squidge for sharing this Valentine’s Day.

The Dream Cake: strawberry shortbread, a combination of our light vanilla sponge soaked with a milk syrup, creamy vanilla custard, strawberry ganache, strawberry jam and digestive crumb.

Regular 4” (£29.50), 6” (£42.00) , 8” (£49.50) , 10 (£75.00) and 12 inch sizes (£120.00) are available upon request.

Stay close to your loved one, wherever they are in the world, with Pillow Talk.

Pillow Talk transmits the sound of one person’s heartbeat to another using two beautifully-designed wristbands and speakers.

The wristband picks up the user’s heartbeat and sends it to a receiver in their loved one’s pillow. The device then mimics the sound and pace of the heartbeat, producing a soothing rhythm that provides a far more intimate connection than just messages or calls. From letting parents feel close to their newborns to enabling military personnel to feel connected to their spouses when deployed, Pillow Talk is already connecting families all around the world.

To find out more or order, visit www.littleriot.com

La Pulperia serves classic Latin dishes with contemporary inspiration possessing a menu comprising several fresh seafood dishes, accentuated by select meat and vegetarian options.

Inviting as well as adventurous, Chef Barroz brings simple yet refined cuisine with traditional culinary influences from places like Italy and Spain and has received an Open Table Diner’s Choice Award.

Signature menu items include Las Tablas, which allow patrons to choose from a variety of grilled proteins such as their famous Pulpo (grilled octopus), and are accompanied by five seasonal “cazuelitas”, a tasting of traditional side dishes such as Eggplant Chambota, Russian Potato Salad and Celery Root Gratin; Pacu Fish Ribs, a rarity in New York, are made with a grilled Brazilian Pacu – a wild and sustainable fresh water fish – and served with an orange chipotle BBQ sauce and coconut rice; and Moqueca Mixta which includes a mix of fresh squid, shrimp, mussels, white fish, scallops, soy beans, Spanish chorizo, bacalao and green coconut rice in dende oil. The Warm Farro Salad with parsnips, beets, feta cheese, cherry tomatoes and butternut squash, tossed in orange maple vinaigrette, is an excellent lunchtime choice for guests of the Midtown East or Upper East Side locations.

MAMO offers diners traditional southern Italian/French cuisine in an intimate yet elegant setting. The bi-level restaurant includes a casual lounge on the ground floor and a formal dining room upstairs. Both spaces capture the Riviera’s “sense of home” with original family photos and oversized vintage movie posters. The decor also incorporates classic New York-inspired touches such as exposed brick walls.

To complement the flavorful dishes, MAMO also boasts an impressive cocktail menu from which diners can enjoy specialty cocktails such as the MAMO Negroni, the MAMO Spritz and their one-of-a-kind Truffle Martini. In addition to the cocktail program, MAMO also has an extensive wine list of carefully selected French and Italian wines to complement the cuisine.

Watch Ya’ Mouth AFTER DARK
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Bringing priceless comedy to adults who ❤ cards games and have a sick sense of humor. 18+ only. You’ve seen the original Watch Ya’ Mouth game on TV and in viral videos all over YouTube.

Watch Ya’ Mouth is the AUTHENTIC, Hilarious, Mouthguard Party Game. Originated in viral videos, Launched on Kickstarter, and now on Amazon just for you! In this laughter-inducing, competitive card-based game, teams of players, hampered by cheek retractors, attempt to read and interpret/speak out phrases and…. Hilarity ensues! Watch Ya’ Mouth is a must for any gathering, party, game night, or family night. And the After Dark version is great for couples (or multiple couples 😉 ). The mouthpieces are FDA and CE certified, the cards are thick and durable, and the community is second to none. With a variety of phrase packs available, there’s something for everyone. Be warned: Stomach-Cramping, Eye-Watering laughter is a very frequent occurrence. “One of the funniest party games there’s been” Learn it in seconds, play it for hours, and create lasting memories with your friends and family. We’re a small, independent, and extremely hard working team whose mission is to make you laugh. Join us, and welcome to the party!

Watch Ya’ Mouth is a small, but mighty group of hard working people who just want to make people laugh. At Watch Ya’ Mouth, the goal is to provide the public with a source of hilarious entertainment that brings people closer together. The After Dark version is the perfect game for V-Day fun! MAke sure you’re over 18, because it is dirty good fun!

Dollar Shave Club, the American grooming sensation has just launched in the UK and make a fantastic last-minute Valentine’s Day present.

All you need to do is sign your loved one up to be a member of the Dollar Shave Club and they’ll get a monthly subscription of razors and grooming products from just £3 per month. Blades also cost up to 40% less than when bought in-store, which means you can lean back, relax and even save money whilst the grooming subscription service delivers everything needed for a shave right to your doorstep. There is no minimum term for subscription and you can amend the order whenever you want.

Subscribers will be able to pick up one of Dollar Shave Club’s three razors: The Humble Twin, The 4X and The Executive, as well as Dr. Carver’s shave aids, which include an Easy Shave Butter, Mandatory Prep Scrub, Magnanimous Post Shave Cream, and Disappearing Post Shave Dew. For the man on the move, the durable Dollar Shave Club traveller bag will also be available to purchase.

Bump Boxes offers monthly deliveries of healthy products for every stage of pregnancy and beyond!

Each box includes carefully vetted products handpicked by our moms, tailored to mom’s due date & designed to pamper mom throughout her pregnancy and beyond! Join the Bump Boxes family today!”

Celebrate that special mom-to-be or mom in your life with a monthly gift box or a one time gift. Give the gift that keeps on givingJ

Get 40% off your first box subscription with the code: MYBUMP40

Bump Boxes also has a retail shop with one time boxes and carefully vetted healthy gifts for mom and baby!

Don’t miss out, used code 15BUMP for 15% any product in the Bump Box retail shop.

Tipsy Scoop liquor-infused ice creams are hand-crafted and small batch, made with up to 5% alcohol by volume and inspired by our favorite festive cocktail creations.

The Valentine’s Day Pack features four boozy ice creams and sorbets:

Strawberry Chocolate Kiss Martini- strawberry ice cream infused with whipped cream vodka, chocolate liqueur and chocolate kisses

Raspberry Limoncello Sorbet- raspberry sorbet infused with limoncello liqueur (dairy-free, vegan)

Red Velvet Martini- ice cream infused with cherry liqueur, white chocolate liqueur and cake flavored vodka

Cake Batter Vodka Martini- vanilla ice cream infused with cake flavored vodka, amaretto and white chocolate liqueur

The Valentine’s Day Pack is available for nationwide shipping through Goldbely.com, and tri-state shipping and local NYC delivery through the Tipsy Scoop website http://www.tipsyscoop.com/category/order-now#9subcat. Order by 12pm on Tuesday for delivery on Valentine’s Day.

The flagship Tipsy Scoop Ice Cream Barlour is located at 217 East 26th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Ave) in Kips Bay, Manhattan. In store we’re offering Strawberry, Chocolate and Champagne sundaes made with our Strawberry Kiss martini ice cream served in a champagne coupe rimmed with chocolate, topped with strawberry gummies, and a bottle of Jelly Belly Champagne jelly beans.

Your MRs you will feel and look like a movie star with this Hollywood mirror.

www.hollywoodmirrors.co.uk

They provide super bright cool white Led lighting to get a perfect complexion of the face for flawless makeup every time.

At 6500 Kelvins they are 4 times more powerful than a standard lightbulb and also last for 10,000 hours. They will give vanity table the xfactor and will look very glam with one of these mirrors:

Our bestsellers is the Julia white gloss mirror at £199

Romantic at heart “health” and soul.


Valentines Day can make a girl feel sad, but it doesn’t have to! Don’t go out with your girls and bash men and booze it up, instead, make it a day of “Positive”!! Positive Self talk. Positive Self awareness. Positive Self image. Positive Self esteem and Positive Body image!
Tips on how to plan for the perfect Valentine’s Day on your own or with your bestie!
Push Tons of sparkling water in pink cans; like La Croix Cran-Raspberry. Hydration equals glowing skin.
Shop for an amazing assortment or colorful veggies and follow a few sexy recipes for “one”. Healthy inside, equals healthy outside, equals love.
Find a sexy Zumba class, Barre class or Latin dance lesson. Something that makes you feel fluid, graceful and sexy; NOT, like you “crushed it” and sweaty. Coordination and lovely posture exudes confidence and grace.
Hit up You Tube and look for names like Mel Robbins, Tony Robbins, or Gretchen Rubin, to name a few. Motivation, Inspiration and Clear Direction on how to live a truly inspired life of giving and receiving love.
Make a point to come from love. Put into the world the love you want to receive…Unconditionally! Negativity and lower energy thoughts leaves little room in your heart for love.
Oh! Of course tie up your day of self love with a bit of Chocolate and a glass of Champagne!
Muah Xx

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching… the day when love is in the air and hope is in the heart.

The date – 14th February – first became associated with romantic love during the 14th century within the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer where the tradition of courtly love flourished. It evolved into an occasion during the 18th century when lovers expressed their love for each other by offering flowers and then cards.

Today, we still offer flowers and cards to our loved one but we also offer beautiful romantic gifts – and what better way to show how much you care for her this Valentine’s Day than with this romantic set of Entwined Heart Lovers’ Flutes, Price ‎£64.95, available from www.annabeljames.co.uk

Crafted in hand-hammered silver-plate, this pair of visually stunning flutes is supported by a heart shaped stand. It will make that special bottle of bubbly extra special – the perfect Valentine’s gift she will never forget and it will last forever.

Presented in a a gorgeous gift box, which can be gift wrapped, the flutes stand 25cm high and the stand is 23 cm high.

Choose from a selection of unique handpicked Valentine’s gifts – heart shaped keyrings, pretty vases, heart shaped earrings and necklaces and much more – at online affordable luxury store www.annabeljames.co.uk to ensure the perfect Valentine’s Day this year and for years to come.

Add a bit of gratitude this Valentine’s Day

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This year for Valentine’s Day, perhaps you would like to do something a little bit different. Maybe you are not feeling the love or have been bitten by the gratitude bug.
For Valentine’s Day, I encourage you to share your gratitude with those in your life. This can be simple as adding a one or two sentence thank you message to a Valentine’s Day card you are already planning to give to someone. Write a few words under the printed verse or on the opposite side (if it’s a folded card).
The words you write could be more meaningful to the person than expensive flowers, chocolate, or candy. They may even keep your card or put it on display
Here are a few things that could write in the card:
• I am so glad that you are in my life. Thank you for all the little things that you do. Note: if you want to impress, list out some of those little things.
• Thank you for being available to help me whenever I ask you. Being able to depend on you means a lot to me.
• Thank you for [say whatever they have helped you with recently].
• I enjoy being on the same team as you! Thank you for your excellent, positive attitude.
• Thank you for being awesome!
• I am grateful that you enjoy doing washing the dishes. Thanks for helping with household chores.
If you are looking for more inspiration, head over to the Tons of Thanks website and read through more examples there.
Many people feel under appreciated. Use Valentine’s Day to surprise someone with the blessing of appreciation. Receiving a quick thank you message may make their day!
If you receive gifts this year, you can also write a thank you note for them. There are some examples notes here.
About the Author
Heidi Bender, author of A Modern Guide to Writing Thank-You Notes, helps people with thank-you note wording. On her website, Tons of Thanks, she provides thank-you note wording for many situations, such as thanking your boss for a raise, wedding gifts, and job interviews.

Hipstik Legwear is a new must-have problem solver for women frustrated with uncomfortable hosiery that’s not sized or cut for average woman.

Hipstik is the solution – low-rise, stay-up opaque tights and sheer pantyhose, sized by body shape to apply a better science to fit and comfort. They feature a unique soft, stretchy lace top that sits on your hips and a silicone stik strip to keep them in place. No more squeezing or rolling, or cringing to have to wear. Hipstik is the comfort of leggings with the style of tights! Made in the USA. Available in Black, Navy, Gray, Brown, and Nude Sheers. Buy at Hipstiks.com or Amazon.com.

For over 3000 years the caste system in India has meant that if you were born as one of the 250 million outcastes, that is, born outside the caste system, then your opportunities in life are extremely limited.

That is limitations in education, healthcare, even where you can worship. This group of people were formerly known as untouchables but prefer to be called Dalits which means downtrodden or oppressed. The sale of our products makes a real difference to the lives of many Dalit children who would otherwise receive no education and where they can grow up in a safe and loving environment.

Dalit Goods Co. produce hand-crafted candles, handmade soaps and Indian spice sets with each sale supporting our work with the Dalit people of India. Our clay pot beeswax candles are individually handcrafted in the Dharavi slum in Mumbai by skilled potters and provide valuable work for the potter communities that live there. This kind of work is traditionally reserved for the Dalit people. Our candles have many variations in styles and sizes and are filled with lavender perfumed blended beeswax. www.dalit.co.uk.

We are the trading arm of Life Association, a registered charity who for 20 years have been building and managing schools and children’s homes in India. All the profits from the sale of our products go to supporting our work abroad. www.lifeassociation.org.uk

We have some exclusive valentines day bags available, sure to put a smile on someone’s face whether they like candles, soaps or spices. https://www.dalit.co.uk/allgifts/

A cheeky and fun book based on a true love story, The Unfinished Business of You and Me will give you all the feels:

Starting back in (a very rad) 1994 when two people promise to marry each other through a note. It includes this and lots of other real life memorabilia inside. Later on he would surprise her with a proposal at a very significant place they spent time as kids. Jumping back-and-forth from past to present, it’s a romantic comedy that’s a bumpy ride! Find it here- bit.ly/TUBOYAM

Readers say things like this:
“I looked forward to reading it everyday. It was a nice escape.”

“It’s truly a remarkable story- so unique. Having read a lot of books in my lifetime, I’ve never seen anything quite like this.”

From the royals to the red carpet, the must-have accessory is definitively the clutch purse.

Leslie Dasch, of DressForCocktails.com, has transformed the essential clutch into the perfect grab-and-go accessory for the every-girl. Whether heading out for drinks on the town, or sipping bubbly seaside, Leslie’s Cocktail Clutch collection has the perfect Clutch for you.

With its colorful clutch and bow “mix & match” combinations, the Cocktail Clutch will be your eye catching, head-turning accessory to match a medley of ensembles. Visit DressForCocktails.com to view the full Cocktail Clutch collection by Leslie Dasch.

Invite Leslie on to show your viewers the many options you can create with one Cocktail Clutch. Her delightful manner, and charming personality, will captivate your audience and have them wanting to snap on different colored bows themselves.

In addition to its ability to match any outfit, the Cocktail Clutch features a 30″ gold chain and Dress for Cocktails charm; an array of colorful interior linings and mix and match bows. Inside you’ll find two pockets, one for credit and calling cards, and the other dedicated for eye glasses. You’ll also find plenty of interior space to carry the necessities such as lipstick, keys, i-phone 8+, pen, cash and compact.

Carrying your Cocktail Clutch is made easier with the added hand-pocket for inserting and wrapping your fingers while holding your favorite libation. Simply slip your four fingers inside the back pocket of the clutch, and wrap your thumb around the glass. You’ll still be able to greet friends using your free hand. The Cocktail Clutch is sold online via the DressForCocktails.com.

Follow Leslie…

Instagram: @DressForCocktails

Facebook: @DressForCocktails

Website: DressForCocktails.com

Say it with flowers , and flowers that will outlast all weathers and seasons.

Enjoy my colourful flowers in a vase in various colours and shades against a brick wall back drop.

Show your better half, and your walls some love with my unique vision within art style art prints which are available in sizes A4, A3 20x16inches and A3and with the option of having your print framed.

Visit website visionwithinart.com or Etsy shop, visionwithinartwork for the full range of flowers available.

BLINDSAVE elbow pads are designed to protect the key areas not only from hits but also from falls. BLINDSAVE offers the first protective gear in the world for basketball and other indoor sports that adjusts its shape to the player’s body. The padding ensures a better level of comfort and ergonomics due to its unique features.

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Features

Thin & light: 30% thinner padding.
Shock absorbing: 35% better shock absorption.
Adjusts to your body: At 97.7 – 98.6 F (36.6 – 37 C), the padding becomes softer and adjusts its shape to the body.
Ergonomic: makes you feel like you are not wearing any padding at all.

Protection

Through extensive testing, we found the best shape and position of the paddings. Compared to other brands, we use a spheric-shaped padding in order to provide the perfect fit for your elbow pads. Through the use of unique shock-absorbing materials ranging from 2 – 7 mm in thickness, we can offer an extremely high level of comfort.

Material

The materials used in BLINDSAVE protective shorts provide an improved level of compression. The modern “paper touch” gives the technical garment an aesthetic appeal, which is combined with top functional performance – maximum comfort, shape retention and quick-drying properties.

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“This full grain leather tote is handmade in Georgia and sells for $200. This leather tote is a perfect every-day bag. Made to carry a smaller laptop (12″) or a tablet, cell phone, sunglasses, notebook and more. It has an interior pocket, solid brass key clip to find your keys easily and 10” drop handles.

Several years ago founder Nathan Martin was on a trip and the bag he was using fell apart. He decided he could do better and set out to make premium leather products that would last a lifetime. He designs leather gear that are useful and will last– he’s so sure of it, each piece comes with that impressive lifetime warranty.

With Valentines day upon us what better way to plan a perfect future than to commission this lovers bench, the curves make an intimate seat for a morning coffee or a glass of shared wine for that perfect sunset.

This bench was built for a wedding so the new couple could intimately share their wedding breakfast.

Ed Brooks furniture is a family business designing and producing outdoor, garden and indoor furniture. Founded in 1999, when chartered landscape architect Ed and his father David were working on a garden design project for a 15th century country cottage. They could not find a suitable gate or bench to fit the irregular walls and organic shapes of the rural setting so David suggested using wind fallen timber in its natural form. They hand split pieces of Sweet Chestnut, following the natural forms and curves. The end result was a huge success and inspired Ed to start sketching. More commissions came in as word spread both locally and gradually all over the UK and now abroad.
The sense of place and story behind each piece is still key to everything that is made – as is the provenance and natural character of the timber. For that reason they bought their own 13-acre wood, just a few miles from the workshop, now much of the timber is from there. Hinges and metal work are custom made by the village blacksmith and where possible other materials such as stone, copper, steel and glass are recycled from a previous use.
Although each piece of work is bespoke , we can offer an order of cost. If the requirement is straightforward we can often design, price and organise delivery of the work without needing to visit site. For gates and more complicated project a site visit allows us to measure up, get a feeling for the place and a feeling of you and what your requirements are. We offer to install our gates and other structures to ensure they are set off to their full potential. For more work please visit www.edbrooks.com

Bonsai Seed Starter Kit by Planters’ Choice

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The Bonsai Seed Starter Kit by Planters Choice is a unique Valentine’s Day gift for male or female, green thumb or not! This all-inclusive, beautifully packaged kit contains everything you need to start your own little bonsai tree in the comfort of your own home along with a clear, step-by-step, easy-to-follow instruction guide. This great kit in its beautifully designed box has hit it off as a #1 gift item time and again! Give yourself or a loved one the special opportunity of experiencing bonsai culture from the start! Valentine’s Day might just be a perfect time!

Planters’ Choice is a well-known, top-of-the-line brand servicing a wide range of customers across the globe with their high-quality, planting gift items and growing kits. All Planters’ Choice growing kits are designed to perfection for the best results, using only seeds that pass the highest germination tests. All kits come with easy to follow instructions so that you can be successful even without a green thumb. The brand specializes in standing behind their unique products with exceptional courtesy and unmatched customer service. So if you are looking for that special gift that is unique and meaningful along with guaranteed quality and service, Planters’ Choice fits the bill!

Kit includes: 4 types of organic seeds to grow bonsai trees (Rocky Mountain Bristlecone Pine, Black Poui, Norway Spruce, and Flame Tree) stored in seed-safe vials for better germination, 4 biodegradable growing pots, 4 expanding-soil discs, 4 bamboo plant markers, 1 bonsai clipper and a beautiful, comprehensive and simple instruction booklet.

bNifty is a composition of gifts for her, him and kids, a lifestyle and a business, from a group of creative people who share the same vision for a nifty culture.


The two founders based in London bring different mix to the family. She has always been fascinated by unique, handmade goods and their creators. She is trying to build a place, where great ideas come to life and are celebrated!
Her partner on the other hand, adds excitement to the company with sourcing products that are entertaining, and he keeps the dream going.
At bNifty, we would like to know that there is a story behind every product – from the creators or our own. A story, which you can connect with and inspires you to create a life you love.
Our independent ownership allows us to stay true to our values. We strive to become more environmentally friendly and socially responsible, to use our business as a force for good.
Our mission is to provide an outstanding shopping experience to You, celebrate talent and novelties.

Whether you’re spending Valentine’s Day with a special partner or celebrating love with your friends, why not treat them (and yourself) to something a little different this year.

Get your taste buds tingling and your imagination running wild with Lillie’s Q.

Direct from America’s Deep South, Lillie’s Q brings incredible sauces, rubs and snacks, perfect for any occasion. The range offers indulging flavours for those who prefer things hot and spicy right through to mild-lovers. From Hot Sauce and Smoky to Ivory and Gold, the sauces and rubs will take your cooking to a whole new level so you can impress this Valentine’s Day.

Adding delicious and unparalleled depth of flavour and with 100% gluten free ingredients, marinade meats before throwing on the barbie or add to an oven-cooked veggie dish; these sauces and rubs will tantalise your tongues whatever your preference!

Created by two-time Pork Shoulder World Champion and acclaimed BBQ Chef Charlie McKenna, Lillie’s Q is inspired by family recipes and serves up the favourites in restaurants across America.

With distinct recipe ideas online at www.lilliesq.com, why not give the flavours of the deep southern states of America a try for yourself? Buy online at https://productdistribution.com.au/collections/lillies-q and tell us what you think by tagging us on social media with @lilliesq and #smotherlylove.

SIMPSONS LAUNCH WORLD’S 1st EDIBLE FISH & CHIP BOUQUET FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
If your Valentine likes food
Then this bouquet is for you

AWARD- WINNING SIMPSONS FISH AND CHIPS infrom Cheltenham, are inviting customers to say it with flowers of a different kindlowers this year by offering lovers the chance to gift aa bespoke bouquet made entirely from fish and chips.

Created specificallyespecially for Valentine’s Dday, the world’s first fish and chip bouquet consists of a dozen potato roses and accompanying fish goujons, hand-tied and presented beautifully in traditional newspaper for a tasty gift to remember; the ideal way to show your loved one that there aren’t plenty more fish and the sea for you.

Set to lure any fish fan to take the bait, the foodie arrangement is the work of Development Chef and founder of Simpsons Fish and Chips, Bonny Ritchie:.

She said: “Everyone knows that the real way to a person’s heart is through their stomach, so we’ve put a little twist on the traditional bouquet of a dozen red roses this year by making them entirely edible. You can still get your roses but this time they’re edible, as is the whole bouquet. What better way to reel in your Valentine than with this tasty treat?”

Voted the UK’s best fish and chip shop in 2016, the family-run chippy in Gloucestershire is inviting its customers to pre-order these fishy floral treats ready for the big day. Each bouquet consists of a dozen handcrafted potato roses with
leaf shaped foliage made from fish goujons , ideal for sharing with your perfect catch.

The chippy bouquet is priced at £15 and will be available to purchase for one day only on Wednesday 14th February, subject to availability.

For more information about Simpsons Fish and Chips please visit www.simpsonsfishandchips.com

For Her or For Him – A Romantic Night In

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Set the mood at home this Valentine’s day with the help of Philips Hue. There’s no need for a trip to an overbooked cinema screening or packed-out restaurant when you can create an atmospheric light setting from the comfort of your own home – perfect for a romantic night in with your other half.

Dim the lights via the portable switch, or remotely through the Hue app. In addition, you can control the mood settings with the option of a warming ‘tone’ that emulates a candle lit room.

Hue is a leading personal wireless lighting system, combining brilliant and energy-efficient LED light with intuitive technology. It will forever change the way you control and experience light. Simply screw the Hue bulbs into your existing fittings, download the app, set up the bridge and follow the instructions to set brightness, create times, change colours, sync with your TV, email, social channels… it can easily fit in to any smart home set up and syncs with both Google Home & Amazon Alexa.

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Prices & stockist below:

Philips Hue White Ambiance Starter Kit: RRP £129.99

Philips Hue White & Colour Starter Kit: RRP £169.99

Available from: http://www2.meethue.com/en-gb (Retailers include: Amazon, John Lewis, Argos and others)

For Valentine’s Day, Vibrant, a social enterprise shopping site for non-toxic, body-safe, and body positive adult products that donates proceeds to Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains in the USA, is ready to help everyone enjoy a day of pleasure.

Below are Valentine’s Day couples gift ideas for the curious beginner, spirited intermediate, and bedroom pro.

Dr. Laura Deitsch (aka “Dr. Shameless”) with Vibrant, a licensed clinical professional counselor with a doctorate in human sexuality, is available to answer any questions related to sex, romance, and relationships for the upcoming holiday.

Finally, a condom for HER!

Wine Condoms, a patented wine bottle stopper, looks and functions like a real Condom…for HER PINOT!

PROTECTION FOR WINE LOVERS!

Seals an unfinished bottle of wine by rolling down the outside of a bottle – leftover wine can be stored easier in your refrigerator shelf or door.

99.9% EFFECTIVE PREVENTING UNPLANNED SPILLS!

Each Wine Condom wine bottle stopper is individually wrapped in gold foil wrappers and roll down the outside of an unfinished bottle creating a water tight seal.

REMEMBER, DRINK RESPONSIBLY & USE PROPER PROTECTION

They’re fun, hilarious, and practical!

www.winecondoms.com
$10 per box of 6