Sometimes Necco hearts just won’t do.
When in doubt, use your words. Preferably alongside the carved hearts, NYC cartography, and modern-era musings (It’s Complicated) of Brooklyn-based Pepper Press cards. There are even stationery bikes for rollers high and low.
Cheese is love. Just for V-Day, the mongers at Murray’s Cheese have layered Champlain Valley triple cream with shaved Mast Brothers chocolate. They throw in an extra black truffle bar from Mast Brothers and a jar of black cherry confit for good measure. Dayum.
All the Single Ladies
She loved felines before Maru, Snoopy, and Spangles started the first of their nine lives. Add more meow to her mix with sleepy kitty studs from Catbird. She’ll be anything but grumpy (sorry, Tardar Sauce).
Model-turned-perfumer Leilani Bishop hooked up with Veda to create red and black leather clutches for the holiday. Each has cylindrical pockets to hold her scents, two zippered compartments to store your effects, and a rather romantic tie closure. Pick one up at Warm.
Take It Off
We’ve known boys to spin yarns but none better than Bushwick-based designer Michael Wright. His crafty/dapper heart henleys and hoodies and woodsman-style sweatshirts with elbow patches and pockets start a new chapter in menswear.
Pop a Top
When it comes to sexy suds, we’d pick an IPA over a bubble bath any day. Especially February 12, when Brooklyn Brew Shop hosts a beer-making class for couples and singles. Instruction, samples, and take-home kit included; baby Clydesdales are BYO.
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Photos: Courtesy of Pepper Press; Courtesy of Catbird; Courtesy of Michael Wright