2012 Valentine's Day Guide

Gifts Inspired by "The Artist"

valentine's day guide 2012!

Cher Monsieur Valentin,

From the moment we bumped into you, we’ve had stars in our eyes. Wouldn’t sparkly, heart-shaped shoe clips ($25) and a pot of NARS Night Breed ($23) from Bluemercury make the ideal cadeaux? And because the very thought of you warms our heart, let’s linger over boozy hot chocolate at Et Voila.

We’re in a real pickle ($10): You’re a star; we, mere chorus girls. Perhaps it’s better we keep things casual and preorder the heart-shaped Old Bay & Crab pizza at Fuel ($18)?

Imagine us (in sailor-striped espadrilles, $195) walking hand in hand with you in Hollywood — Hollywood, Maryland, that is. We’ll tour Sotterley Plantation and take in the Tidewater scenery before snuggling up at The Inn at Herrington Harbour South (from $150 per night).

So cover our ears with kisses, specifically Lisa Freede’s X and O Huggies ($58), and we’ll show you if our cups runneth over ($98).

Or not. (We’re old-fashioned.) How about a bottle of Violettes de Toulouse with charming tasseled atomizer instead?

We predict a happy ending, but it may be bittersweet. We both want to hear the same three magical words: “Oscar goes to …”


Read on for more Valentine’s Day ideas that make us weak in the knees.

Photo: Weinstein Company / Courtesy of Everett Collection

Bittersweet Cafe
823 King St
Alexandria, VA 22314
The Inn at Herrington Harbour South
7149 Lake Shore Dr
North Beach, MD 20714
Fuel Pizza
1606 K St NW
bt 16 & 17 Sts NW
Washington, DC 20006
Sotterley Plantation
44300 Sotterley Ln
Hollywood, MD 20636
5120 MacArthur Blvd NW
@ Dana Pl
Washington, DC 20016