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How to Win Hearts This Valentine’s Day

You wanna know what love is

v-day gift guide!

When a card won’t cut it.

Looking for something to last longer than a box of candy hearts? Give Cupid the okay to ping you with black diamond arrow studs from Anna Sheffield.

Do the big night right and invite The Date Dish’s founder and chef Lindsey Becker (formerly of Gramercy Tavern) to cook for you in your home. She handles the nitty gritty (from shopping to cleanup); your only responsibility is flirting over one of six seasonal three-course menus (seafood, vegetarian, pasta). Food fiends can add in a free hands-on cooking lesson.

If matching your mate is your thing, find a new sense of unity with a set of Bosie’s genderless bow ties. (We have serious feelings for the safety pin print.)

Do a bit of dual gifting and ensure your man keeps a clean shave with Harry’s Valentine’s kit (an engraved Winston handle, tube of shave cream, three extra blades), packaged in a faux box of chocolates.

Messages in a bottle are as slow-moving as they are sentimental. We prefer sending notes in pouch form care of Clare Vivier’s French-inspired monogrammed coin purses and clutches. Bisous.

Pucker up for a potential make-out with a makeover at Rouge New York. DailyCandy readers who book an appointment for a Bold Choice or Total Polish for February 14 get a free L’Oréal mascara and flirty lash application. Extra love: The first 25 people to book get a red lipstick from Julie Hewett. (Enter code MAKEOUTMAKEUP at checkout.)

You believe love exists only in storybooks. Double down on that sentiment at the Housing Works Love Bites Dinner on February 13. Take a bud for a four-course meal inspired by the great literary romances (Anna Karenina, The Great Gatsby, Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, Romeo and Juliet) and toast your favorite classics with unlimited wine and beer. (Purchase tickets at housingworks.org, $160 per pair).

Get a room — but not just any room: Those at the newly opened WestHouse New York have floor-to-ceiling windows and Sferra linens; the terrace suites top off the experience with Sleep Studio technology (adjustable mattress, aromatherapy oils, sleep masks). Especially for Valentine’s Day, the hotel’s concierge service, WestHouse Attaché, will arrange for dinner reservations and two VIP tickets to Pippin, plus a backstage tour with the cast.

Photos: Courtesy of Bosie; Courtesy of Anna Sheffield; Courtesy of Clare Vivier

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