06 February, 2010

The Duchess Recommends . . .

Valentine's Day Gifts

Readers, Valentine's Day is upon us. Although the Duchess will be celebrating romance on American Airlines from LAX to JFK, she behooves all of you to make the very most of it.

Quinn and Karen Hatfield

Perhaps with a visit to the newly reopened Hatfield's? One of the Duchess's several birthday celebrations for her second 29th took place at Hatfield's on Beverly; the food was phenomenal. The Duchess looks forward to digging in soon at the restaurant's bigger and better location (former home to Citrus) on 6703 Melrose.

Justin Winery, Paso Robles

If you can get away for more than an evening, perhaps an overnight stay at the Justin Winery in Paso Robles? Justin has a bed-and-breakfast on site, and some truly yummy (and rather moderately priced) wines. The Duchess and the Marchioness are partial to Justin's Savant, available at Pavilion's (Santa Monica and Robertson Boulevards in West Hollywood).

Screaming Eagle, photo courtesy of foodfashionist.com

Of course, we won't tell if you sneak a bottle of Screaming Eagle in your valise.

Better bring these. (Will the rain ever stop?)
Le Chameau Chasseur en Cuir boot, available at RoyalMale.com (aren't they all?).

Of course we want to share the love with our darling children. A sweet Valentine's gift for your little lord or lady would be to fill up this Piccadilly Rabbit cookie jar from poshtots.com with these cookie's from Eleni's.

Photo courtesy of Elenis.com.

A timeless heirloom gift for a new baby or his or her parents, the Duchess suggests this Alphabet Box from Tiffany's (handpainted Limoges porcelain).

For the artistic child . . . Polish twig crayons.

From Vivre.com.

J'adore this new Smile collection bag from Isaac Mizrahi. Perfect for Her or a certain type of Him.

Also from Vivre.com.

The Duchess lusted endlessly for this Lucifer vir Honestus coral ring from Barneys. Sadly, no longer available . . .

But this is!

Prada Foulard Scarf Tie Bag, www.barneys.com.

To her female readers the Duchess recommends a Valentine's Day gift for the special men in your life. The perfect size, the perfect shape, and absolutely free -- time alone with you.

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