Valentine is one of the few holidays where it can truly be said that it is about the thought and not necessarily, about the gift. Choices are made for the ones you love most with a true meaning attached, an expression of how much you care! So as you approach the final 10, sweet shopping days left before the Big Love Day, I wanted to share with each of you some unique ideas that I found while shopping around our town.
Here’s my 10 for the next 10……….
A Bite of Love
Want a delicious sweet treat to show your LOVE to those special to you at every age? How about a delicious box of cookies from former pastry chef, Michael Savino’s yummy all-butter handmade cookies. Busy Moms, you can even send some treats along with your kiddies to school. It’s as easy as a quick click online to Michael’s Cookie Jar, where you can order, have delivered to our home or office by courier or pick up at one of Michel’s partnered locations.
His and Her, Sexy Scent
More Than You Can Imagine, the exclusive designer resell shop, also has many home items in stock ever day. However, when proprietor, Vicki Rizzo, developed her own line of special soaps, she created a scent intended for the guy in your life, named, very simply, Sexy Soap, but has found that the gals like it too! For Valentine’s, Vicki has packaged all of her “Sexy bath items” in a special gift for either gender. You can give the love of your life, a sexy bath soak, liquid and bar of soap, all for just $32.
Stop by MTYCI, 2817 Westheimer and check it out, you’re sure to want to pick up one for your love and one for yourself!
A Yummy Scent, Calorie Free
So, you’ve said to your love…..”sorry, no candy for me this year, conflicts with my diet plan!” However, you aren’t prepared to do without that chocolate fix entirely. Well, here’s a yummy solution. Godiva Chocolatier has unveiled a new way to indulge in the sensorial decadence of its chocolates through its Godiva Home Fragrance Collection and they smell good enough to eat! This gift melts in your home, not in your mouth…….and it’s calorie-free!
Available at Kuhl-Linscomb, 2424 West Alabama.
A Simple Token of Love
Love Tokens never go out of style for this holiday of affection and Give Simple is sharing their love with you by offering an array of unique, handmade jewels right here on your screen. Give Simple, our local e-tailer, offers you the opportunity to shop for your love online and if you are a quick thinker, and make a choice by this Tuesday, February 9, you can receive at your home free of shipping costs. Check out all of the choices, such as this featured Dogeared sterling and pearl necklace and more details on how to order at,
If you believe that a little lace can go a long way, then you must be one of the many lovers of Hanky Panky sexy lingerie. These lace undies, are a fave of ladies of all ages now that they have expanded their line beyond just the thong that made them famous. Hanky Panky in all of the Valentine hues, can be found at Raintree Boutique or if you are thinking grand, you may want to go to www.hankypanky.comto purchase one of their bouquets, yes, made of panties, as pictured here.
Raintree Boutique, 5161 San Felipe
Bottle Full of Love
If you’re trying to be environmentally responsible this Valentine, but think that your love may not appreciate a bundle of Kale for her holiday bouquet, we have just the right way to show you care. Love Bottles, a line of recycled glass bottles, come in all sizes. They also provide you with a special pen that you can write your very own “message on the bottle” to the love of your life! Available at Houston’s newest organic lifestyle boutique, One Green Street, 5160 Buffalo Speedway.
A Love(ly) Read
If you’re a reader and looking for love through your next page-turner, you will be totally enthralled by ROSES, a multi-generational love story. Author, Leila Meacham is a 71 yr. old former school teacher from San Antonio whose story of a small East-Texas town’s founding families is making quite a buzz in the literary world. Number 13 on last week’s New York Times Bestseller List, Meacham’s novel is already being compared with the classic “Gone With The Wind”! Available at a bientot, 3628 Westheimer, where you can also pick up handfuls of the newest RED accessories, in case your love likes to dress-up when she reads!!!?
Put a Little Love in your Home
If you know about Regina Dorsett and the glamorous holiday decorations she and her Twin Designs staff add to any home she touches, your images are most likely of Christmas. However, Regina can do her magic and transform your home for this other RED holiday just as well. If you are a DIY(Do It Yourself) decorator, stop by her store at 5005 Larkin in the Heights or check her out online www.twinschristmas.com, if you need some assistance. Always fun to put a little more RED in your life, I say!!!!
The Ultimate Love Story
We all know that there is no greater love story than Romeo & Juliet and as a special treat for Valentine Weekend, Dominic Walsh, in partnership with Mercury Baroque, has assembled a triumphant union of contemporary ballet, Baroque music, opera and theatre to bring you this classic story of Shakespeare’s greatest lovers, in a way that you have never seen it performed before.
As a special to all ChicSheet readers, when purchasing tickets, enter the word CORP for the corporate rate discounted tickets! For details, click on www.dwdt.org
If treating your Valentine to a luscious, sexy meal is your choice, then you’re living in the right town! In a city of so many culinary choices, it’s impossible to pick just one. However, some of my dining experts say that high on the list of romantic Valentine destinations has to be Scott Tycer’s newest Heights area restaurant, Textile, who is offering a special 7-course menu for the special night. This Houston restaurant wasrecently featured in the New York Times, calling it “an impeccably styled, serene place to eat.” For more details, including reservations, click on