HEARTS IN OUR EYES | A Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

January 29, 2014


The annual celebration of love is upon us, and we have lots of ideas for treating yourself, or your valentine (nudge, nudge guys!). Romantic florals, candy pinks, strawberry reds: it’s all here. All that’s missing is the champagne. Attached or no, we love the idea of a little bit of romance in the middle of winter’s greyest month.


Something sweet for your sweetheart! Handmade locally in Sherwood Park, Jacek Couture Chocolates are equal parts pretty, and decadent. Order online, or from one of their Edmonton retailers.

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Jenni Kayne D’Orsay Flats are basically the perfect gift. Coveted by all of the women we know, consider them the fast track to getting really lucky this Valentine’s Day.

Brighten up her day, and she will brighten up the streets in a statement coat by Angélique Chmielewski or Smythe.


We love receiving flowers, they’re such a lovely surprise –especially when it’s “just ‘cuz.” Unfortunately, spontaneous gestures like that can be hard to remember (not like we notice or anything…) Luckily The Artworks has your back –they provide a handy little service that will send your leading lady one rose a day, a bouquet every week, or perhaps an arrangement every month! How thoughtful of you!

Not strictly for lovers, the sweet and sexy lingerie from Fortnight is perfect for any woman looking to feel special under all those winter layers. Why not? It could be your little secret…

Need help expressing your emotions this Valentine’s Day? High and Tight, with their cheeky holiday cards, are in-store at Coup to say for you the things you never knew you needed to tell someone. See above for proof.


Looking to do something a little more than just dinner? The Art Gallery of Alberta is hosting the next Refinery late night party on February 15th. The theme is Cloud Nine (think light pastels, and soft metallics), and Purity Ring’s Megan James will be performing alongside Cadence Weapon –dare we say that sounds like a match made in musical… heaven? Yeah, we went there.


And for any Valentine’s Day naysayers, the Comme des Garçons PLAY heart logo is the perfect subversive nod to the holiday, while Zoe Jordan and Calla play the romantic part to the fullest.