From champagne toasts in the courtyard at Brennan’s to a stolen kiss at the Carousel Bar, romance and New Orleans go hand-in-hand year round, yet February 14 marks the day to bestow upon your loved ones a gift of appreciation and adoration. Take a cue from cupid and consider these tangible tokens when treating your sweetie to something special.
Lounge in luxury in the coordinated robe and chemise duo from Josie by Natori in a Pompon Field print. Basics Underneath Fine Lingerie, 5513 Magazine St. 894-1000, BasicsUnderneath.com
Impress with a handmade golden tassel necklace with collar from Ben Amun. Angelique Shoe, 5421 Magazine St. 891-8992; Shop Angelique, 902 Harrison Ave., 304-9050; Angelique Boutique, 7725 Maple St., 866-1092; AngeliqueStores.com
Gift a new scent to your sweetie like the Love perfume oil from MCMC Fragrances. Hattie Sparks, 939 Girod St., Suite 140, 510-5060, HattieSparks.com
A decadent dessert becomes extra special with 8-inch tall golden sparkler wands. Peony, 2240 Magazine St., Suite 102, 300-7908, PeonyNola.com
Get romantic in lovely underthings like the lace lined Stella McCartney Isabel Floating Bra, also available in black. Trashy Diva, 2048 Magazine St., 299-8777; 537 Royal St., 522-4233; TrashyDiva.com
Give your manicure a V-day makeover with a brush of Hot Sauce from local label Native Polish. Multiple local locations, including all Fleurty Girls and Judy at the Rink.
Treat your sweet to a delicious selection of dark chocolate tortues in a red velvet heart box. Southern Candymakers, 334 Decatur St., 523-5544, SouthernCandymakers.com
Rise to the occasion with a chic bouquet of fresh red roses called “The Mandeville.” Flora Savage, 1301 Royal St., 581-4728, FloraSavage.net
Cast a lovely light with a red rose, patchouli and vanilla scented candle. Hand-poured in Lafayette, this divine scent is a collaboration of Neon Heart and Passport. Neon Heart, 1022 Lowerline St., 202-7983, NeonHeartShop.us