When you think of Valentine's Day or Saint Valentine's Day do you think of the Valentine's Day Massacre, one of the most publicized incident of gang war slaying in history that occurred on St Valentine's Day, February 14, 1929, when Al Capone finally established himself as Chicago's boss of organized crime? This infamous massacre became the subject of the 1959 movie Some Like it Hot and Roger Corman's famous 1967 film The St. Valentine's Day Massacre.
Of course us normal folks know that rather than thinking about the gangster murders, St. Valentine's Day, February 14th, is celebrated as a day of love and romance. On Valentine's Day, lovers, friends and family members exchange Valentine gifts as tokens of love. Lovers celebrate Valentine's Day by expressing love to their sweethearts with an exchange of love notes and simple gifts such as flowers. Couples also plan out romantic getaways or Valentine parties to celebrate Valentine's Day romantically. So it's more a day of arrows, hearts, cupid, roses and chocolates.
Valentine's Day Gifts
Most commonly observed Valentine's Day tradition and custom is expressing one's love with an exchange of cards, flowers and gifts. Popular gifts exchanged on the day include cards, fresh flowers- mainly rose, chocolates and candy. These days, people also complement these with other gifts of love to express affection and love. Stores and boutiques big and small run Valentine's Day specials and sales. Here are some special finds :)
Valentine's Day Gift Bags
StockinGirl is offering two unique Valentine's Day themed gift bags full of fun and sexy supplies. For $59.99 you'll receive one white candle in a red, heart decorated holder, a small bottle of chocolate body frosting, a heart shaped lollipop, a garter belt (choose between three) and a pair of stockings.
For $149.99 you'll receive a larger gift bag with a selection of sexy and fun supplies to help you celebrate Valentine's Day - one large pink rose scented candle in a glass holder, a heart shaped lollipop, a package of beautiful red rose petals, the LovRub gift set featuring his and hers gels and 14 chocolates in a heart box, a pair of thigh highs and a full lingerie set (choose between 4).
Get Glammed Up and Pampered for Valentine’s Day
Valentine's day is a great time for any fashionista to get glammed up and pampered and what better way to do so than to take advantage of Valentine's Day special offers offers like the following.
For example, Recess Spa, located on Beverly Blvd in Los Angeles is offering some cool deals for couples and singles including special Valentine’s Day offers.
Why not get pampered with your Valentine by your side this Valentine’s Day. Relax together with an intimate couples treatment at Recess! Through February 15th, Recess will be offering $50 off of any QT Couples Package! Calm your nerves, increase your circulation and stimulate your senses with intoxicating layers of essential oils. This offer includes (1) 60 Minute Manicure + (1) 90 Minute Pedicure per person. $200 per couple (a $250 value).
Mention Promotion Code “BeMyValentine09” and schedule your appointments early as space is limited due to the 2 1/2 hour treatment.
Want to treat yourself this Valentine's Day? Recess will be offering a complimentary 10-minute foot massage with any manicure + pedicure service from February 15th (a $15 value). Call to schedule your appointment and mention Promotion Code “Valentine09.”
Why not give your Valentine the gift of organic pampering!! Recess’ Valentine’s Gift Basket includes (1) Recess Organic Lavender Frost Bath Ball, (1) Berry Fusion Essential Oil Blend, and (1) Blooming Rose Lotion, (1) Dayna Decker Eco-Wick Candle PLUS a $75 Gift Card to Recess. A value of $180.00 for only $150.00! This great Valentine's Day gift idea is available at Recess through February 14th.
Recess Nail Spa is the perfect place to get glammed up and pampered with a delicious and environmentally friendly mani/pedi. More than just a spa, Recess is a lifestyle of environmental consciousness that promotes luxury, a healthy atmosphere and social awareness. For more information on Recess and its special in-store promotions, contact Brianne Sheldon at Brianne@cloverworldwide.com or 310.543.2640. Don't forget to mention the Chic Alert ;)
Valentine's Day in Montana Avenue, Santa Monica
For those that can get to Montana Avenue, Santa Monica here are some great Valentine's Day ideas. Shop for that special dress at the stunning Morgan Le Fay or Planet Blue, buy the one you love exquisite International jewelry at Platino or indulge in unique rose cut diamonds at Kovan jewelers. Treat that special someone or treat yourself to the world's finest lingerie at Pink Lili, and get gorgeous at Zaine Colour Salon. Lovey-dovey celebrations often continue till late in the night so dinner at five star Italian restaurant and celebrity favorite Locanda Portofino (make sure you book in advance) will be an evening to cherish. What ever your needs on this love filled day, Montana Avenue offers you a day/evening to always remember.
Valentine's Day at Le Train Bleu
This week Le Train Bleu celebrates its 5th Birthday! Why not join Le Train Bleu in celebrating and take 30% off all orders through February 18th. A great time to get yourself that special Valentine's Day gift!!! The code is "birthday."
Le Train Bleu carries some super chic and sophisticated designer labels including Natalie Wood and Fleur Wood. In fact, just in from Australia is a gorgeous collection of wearable everyday clothes with a twist by Natalie Wood. I like the Fleur Wood mixed print cami blouse with bow detail in front, made of 100% silk chiffon.
And check out Le Train Bleu's Sweethearts Valentine's Guide
Cereza/Cherry Lipbalm imported from Spain Love Soap!!!
To all I wish you a Happy Valentine's Day this Saturday February 14! Here's to lots of love and romance!!!