Whether you have someone to tongue wrestle or plan to spend the day shouting Fatal Attraction quotes at strangers, February 14 is coming.
Hand-cut paper Mantis religiosa ($9) from Brooklyn are the antisaccharine sentiment. Unlike their real-life counterparts, they won’t bite off their mates’ heads during copulation.
Wine and Dine
Add deeper layers to your relationship with Brucie’s decadent lasagna service ($55-$65). Drop off a pan, wait a day, and then feast on house-made noodles, ricotta, and mozzarella with seasonal fillings like mushrooms, sage, and goat cheese or butternut squash and pulled pork.
Score seats at Compose’s new dessert tasting ($60 with pairings) before V-Day. Starting Thursday, chef Micah Phillips (Noma, Jean-Georges) will lead guests through ingredient-specific courses (roots, chocolate, and milk) bookended by an amuse and mignardise (blond ale, chervil; hazelnut cake, salted chocolate ganache, brown butter). Day-of reservations are available.
The Small Things
Heart-themed jewelry generally triggers our gag reflex. However, Kiel Mead’s dainty gold, silver, and platinum rings ($50-$720) look like thoughtfully twisted pretzels — giving the sweet notion and shape some much needed salt.
Past Presents, Perfect Future
Reheat past relationships without getting burned: Designer Jill Platner will melt old gold jewelry for store credit.
Turn each other on with a ReMade USA lamp crafted from antique and vintage doilies ($850). The orb casts sexy, lacy shadows — no negligee required.
But in case you do, for the next two weeks, guys can pick up a hot Araks teddy ($220) in sheer packaging at men’s shop Odin.
Photo: Courtesy of X♥; Dalboz17 / Flickr; Courtesy of Kiel Mead; Courtesy of Odin
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