LOVE, Philly Style

Inspired by the origins of my city's name, and our iconic Robert Indiana LOVE statue, here's a Gift Guide offering a City of Brotherly Love twist on traditional Valentine's Day gifts:  LOVE, Philly Style.  Jewelry, flowers, cards, lingerie, candy -- what will you choose?  Whatever the gift and wherever you'll be, I wish you a Valentine's Day filled with love and sweet surprises. XOXO

Jewelry:  Will it be Ring or Bling this Valentine's Day?  In my February story for WHERE Philadelphia magazine I scope out jewelry options for every stage of romance, from newly enamored to about-to-be-betrothed. Click here to check out my dazzling picks from LAGOS, Concrete Polish, Bario Neal, Govberg and Jeffrey Debs Jeweler Gemologist. 


Jewelry:  Will it be Ring or Bling this Valentine's Day?  In my February story for WHERE Philadelphia magazine I scope out jewelry options for every stage of romance, from newly enamored to about-to-be-betrothed. Click here to check out my dazzling picks from LAGOSConcrete PolishBario NealGovberg and Jeffrey Debs Jeweler Gemologist. 

Flowers: Flowers as art, flowers that last.  Paper sculptor Michele Tremblay's creations will take your breath away. Peruse her paper garden of loveliness at @artofmichelestudio on Instagram. (To order contact Michele via email.)


Flowers: Flowers as art, flowers that last.  Paper sculptor Michele Tremblay's creations will take your breath away. Peruse her paper garden of loveliness at @artofmichelestudio on Instagram. (To order contact Michele via email.)

For Her:  Get something sensual for her at Hope Chest, an only-in-Philly boutique that offers unique lingerie and stellar service in a pretty and intimate space.


For Her:  Get something sensual for her at Hope Chest, an only-in-Philly boutique that offers unique lingerie and stellar service in a pretty and intimate space.

Cards: Alongside its fun and funky fashion selections, Urban Princess Boutique offers handmade cards by local artists like Colby Rosenberg, whose Cards By Colby put a modern twist on a love message.


Cards: Alongside its fun and funky fashion selections, Urban Princess Boutique offers handmade cards by local artists like Colby Rosenberg, whose Cards By Colby put a modern twist on a love message.

For Him:  Preppy-cool Duke & Winston's Philly flagship store offers soft tees, sweatshirts and socks for the guys.  Choose a Philly theme or the popular bulldog mascot graphic.


For Him:  Preppy-cool Duke & Winston's Philly flagship store offers soft tees, sweatshirts and socks for the guys.  Choose a Philly theme or the popular bulldog mascot graphic.

Candy For Both of You: Shane Confectionery, America's oldest continuously operated sweets shop has an atmosphere as pretty as their candies. Go beyond the typical candy box and bring your lover to the shop for a decadent pairing of hand made chocolates and historical Madeira wines.  Deliciously romantic.


Candy For Both of YouShane Confectionery, America's oldest continuously operated sweets shop has an atmosphere as pretty as their candies. Go beyond the typical candy box and bring your lover to the shop for a decadent pairing of hand made chocolates and historical Madeira wines.  Deliciously romantic.

"Use the good china for breakfast."
XOXO