Still struggling to come up with the perfect Valentine’s Day gift?
Posted on February 08 2011
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we’re sure many of you are still trying to come up with that perfect gift for your loved ones. We recently featured an InStyle Magazine / Sports Illustrated Poll where 64% of Men said they would be sticking with flowers this year while 17 % are going with jewelry….the other 19% are pretty sure they’ll forget to pick something up….sounds predictable right? Well we’re here to help. Here are some ideas to help you achieve that wow factor this year.
If you’re looking to go all out, look no further than the glamorous Courchevel, France. The Chalet de Pierres restaurant returns this ski season after a five million euro renovation and debuts the first-ever “en piste” Chanel Boutique. The owners of the Hotel de Charme Les Airelles acquired the restaurant and updated its interiors, set an ice rink on the terrace, and appointed the renowned Chef Mathias Dandine.
Situated just steps from the Verdons ski run, this enchanting slope-side restaurant is set to become the premiere hotspot on the Alps. The new design features stonework from the former Maurienne train station, a slate tile roof, finely worked pine balustrades and a sprawling terrace.
An all around romantic package, nothing beats cozying up in an absolutely stunning location with breath taking views and amazing food. Chef Mathias Dandine, formerly of the Michelin-starred Hotel des Roches restaurant on the French Riviera, created a menu of traditional French specialties incorporating regional produce and meats. “The restaurant exudes a warm and authentic spirit reflected in the regional menu, and we will continue signature items such as the famous dessert buffet, the Beaufort Pie, and freshly baked goods made on-premises,” said Chef Dandine.
Lastly, no restaurant is complete without its own Chanel boutique. Conveniently located at the entrance of the Chalet de Pierres, the famed fashion house opens an outpost featuring fur boots, cozy knits, signature handbags and fab cold weather gear. For more information and to make reservations, visit www.ChaletdePierres.com.
If you’d like to go for jewelry as a gift this valentine’s day, why not go with something unique? Jennifer Fisher Jewelry has something for everyone. From a simple dog tag on a long chunky chain, to over hundreds of charms and custom stamping to choose from, you get to create an original and unique piece for that special someone. The beauty of Fisher’s charm necklaces is that you can start with one personalized charm and then keep building with every special occasion. Stars like Naomi Watts, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Lopez, Liev Schreiber and Keith Urban are already fans of Fisher’s line.
For that special Watch Connoisseur in your life, a gift from Philip Stein, a Swiss-made luxury watch brand would make that special someone speechless. In addition to Stein’s signature dual dial, the brand also features an exclusive wellness technology that helps wearers improve sleep and reduce stress. The watch is embedded with a metal disk that emits natural frequencies and in turn, affects the wearer’s energy field. Stylish and good for you…pretty hard to pass up. Philip Stein watches are available at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom and PhilipStein.com
Lastly, when it comes down to it, all you need is love. Sydney Evan’s whimsical “Love” collection already has a fan base including stars like Halle Berry, Rihanna, Reese Witherspoon and Brooklyn Decker. Featuring necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings in yellow gold, white gold, rose gold, blue diamonds, black diamonds and more, the collection is a perfect combination of expression and sparkle and what girl could say no to that?