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Loving the Essentials

Valentine’s day offers a nice respite from the chaos of fashion week; and serves as a reminder that it’s always nice to give (and receive) gifts.

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These mini packages of assorted candy are insanely addictive—especially the chocolate-covered mint caramels. I can easily eat 20!

Sugarfina candy box by Kimberly McDonald, $75, available at Seaside Luxe Boutiques

2

My friend Paola, who spends the winter in Vail, introduced me to these cozy little boots from Italy—a few designers have even made their own interpretations.

Ikkii Boot, $196, luisaviaroma.com

3

I have had my eye on these ceramic heart-shaped plates for a while—they are great for a bedside table.

Aerin, $240, aerin.com

4

I first saw this bracelet from Taffin by James de Givenchy at Simon Teakle in Greenwich, and recently found out that I love you can have it engraved with a personal message in any language.

Taffin bracelet, available at Taffin 212.421.6222

5

It’s obvious I am obsessed with bucket bags—they remind me of the original Epi leather Louis Vuitton bag I wanted so badly in high school. Here is the most recent update.

Louis Vuitton, $3700, louisvuitton.com

6

A love note is always welcome.

Dempsey & Carroll, $65, dempseyandcarroll.com

7

The Balmain pastel-colored resort collection was beautiful. And I’m not the only one who thinks so, clearly, as it’s almost all sold out! Get this one before it’s gone.

Balmain, $2075, stylebop.com

8

My husband always needs a chic, discreet watch for traveling, and he is going to get one for Valentine’s Day!

Uniform Wares, $1000, uniformwares.com

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Maybe it’s because it hasn’t stopped snowing in New York, but I have been in the mood for some upbeat makeup—especially when it comes to lipstick. I recently bought this NARS matte lipstick in Fire Down.

NARS lipstick, $26, [beauty.com](NARS matte lipstick)

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If you are in need of bag for date night, here is a classic Valentine’s Day special.

Edie Parker, $895, edieparker.com