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Set yourself up or your significant other with some no-fail treats

From a quick trip on a chartered plane, to designer shoes, a luxurious spa break or even something sexy for the boudoir — leave the chocolates alone and begin the day on a splendid note.

Lace up
Agent Provocateur’s seductive French lace kimono, in a decadent floral design, is sure to charm your lady. With loose sleeves, a satin tie belt and beautiful lace edging, it won’t be easily forgotten. Rs 60,700 approx. Details: agentprovocateur.com

Smell this
Launched this year, the Tom Ford Neroli Portofino range of fragrances for men and women captures the essence of clear waters and the lush foliage of the Italian Rivera. Ford’s reinvention of a classic eau de cologne features crisp citrus oils, floral notes, and amber undertones to leave a splashy yet definite impression. Rs 14,926 for 50 ml.
Available at their store in New Delhi. Details: 011 41033059

Keep calm
Soak up a three-hour luxe spa treatment at Amrtam by Escenza at InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort, with products from French brand Thalion. There’s a Cleopatra bath with roses and milk (Rs 15,000++, per couple ). Their exotic treatments — Swedish, deep tissue or hot stone — include a complimentary exfoliating scrub and steam (Rs 8,000++, per couple). Details: 71720101

Freeze the hour
Versace Leda’s limited-edition Valentine’s Day timepiece for women is a must-have. The classic 38 mm two-hand design features IP gold sword hands and lustrous red mother-of-pearl dial with an engraved satin-finished Greek key design etched into the gold bezel. The watch has also been fitted with a matching red alligator print leather strap secured by a convenient butterfly deployment clasp. Rs 72,900. At Ethos, UB City, Bengaluru.
Details: 080 41636912

Instant shineDolceandGabbana
Dolce & Gabbana’s gold-tone brass clutch in red suede is ornately embossed and embellished with Swarovski crystals, faux pearls and enamelled rosettes. The soft suede-lined interior and the hook fastening on the front flap are perfect for keeping small things safely tucked away. Plus, the ‘amore’ on top works the theme.
Rs 5,62,303. Details: netaporter.com

Jet luxe
The luxury private chartered flight services, Imperial Air, is going to expand its fleet of planes with the seven-seater Citation Jet, Kingair B200 Turbo prop and Kingair C900. The luxe air service offers personalised services, where you can choose to fly to any location in the world. Book a flight with your Valentine and have a romantic lunch or dinner aboard, with your choice of handpicked delicacies and a personal attendant in service. Rs 60,000 onwards.
At New Delhi. Details: 08527197606

All is fairChandon1
If you’re in Delhi, check out the ‘Made with Love’ campaign at DLF, where designers have come together to be part of a Valentine’s Day pop-up store. One of our favourites from the lot is this red and gold pair by Shantanu & Nikhil.
Don’t miss the spikes… no pain, no gain, you say? Rs 10,000. Till February 15. At New Delhi. Details: 011 46116666

Rock the knot
These earrings from the Nirav Modi Infinite Knot collection symbolise eternal love. Each earring centres upon two pear-shaped diamonds that are mounted in 18K rose gold. Rs 3,75,000. At Nirav Modi, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai. Details: 022 30106000

Bubble wrap
Pop open a bottle of sparkling wine, as Chandon launches a special pink Mikado gift box. Every bottle of rosé carries ripe, fruity notes and hints of ripe cherries, pink grapefruit and rose petals.
Rs 1,400. At Madhuloka, across Bengaluru.
Details: 09900088994


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