Sexy, Seductive Valentine Day Gift guide
January 31, 2018
Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select For The Man You Love
For a hand-crafted present that’s extra special, choose the world’s most perfectly balanced bourbon. Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select is the only bourbon to be triple distilled in copper pot stills, giving it a superb balance of depth and over 200 detectable flavours. Heavy on the nose with faint vanilla and tobacco spice, the complexity of Woodford Reserve gives it a silky smooth, well rounded and almost creamy finish. Try on the rocks or in an Old Fashioned cocktail.
Stockists: Waitrose, Morrisons, Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s
David Fowkes Inspirationally Designed Fine Jewellery
David Fowkes creates unique, handmade jewellery exhibiting the highest standard of craftsmanship. The brand is synonymous with gems of exceptional quality, cut to perfection and set in unique designs. Every piece of David Fowkes Jewellery has been individually created, using ancient stone cutting methods, and a combination of both traditional and innovative techniques. David’s work translates as a piece of art and a feast for the eyes: the ultimate pleasure to wear.
David is privileged to work with some of the finest, coloured gemstones in the world. Over two decades he has established exclusive working relationships with his stonecutters. Together, they travel to mines across the world to source raw materials: tourmalines are sourced from Africa, South America and Asia; one of David’s favourite gemstones, the Oregon sunstone, is mined in incredibly tough conditions in the harsh Oregon desert. David’s gemstones are difficult to find, often requiring tonnes of rough material to be explored to find one outstanding crystal.
Legend Bespoke Luxury Phones
Legend is based on the idea of bringing the most luxurious and exclusive mobile phones to the worldwide market.
Throughout history popular products have been available in a luxury form for the people who are not satisfied with mediocre quality and appearance. Now that mobile phone is the most common electronic device we decided to fill the market gap by being the first company offering bespoke mobile phones which truely fall into the category of bespoke luxury. Each product is custom-made to the customers specifications with exclusive materials and features.
Through combination of precious materials with art and highest quality craftsmanship, each phone is crafted with passion and extensive work to create a completely unique product impossible to match in terms of quality and craftsmanship. The Legend team of artisans consists of highly skilled and experienced people in their area of expertise such as hand engraving, stone-setting, machining, precious metal plating and finishing. Therefore each step in the crafting process is taken care of by an expert and the outcome is nothing less than perfection. The Legend products are for the discerning clients who appreciate true quality and settle for nothing but the best.
The Smoothest, most delicious Vodka, Crystal Head Vodka
Made with the finest, creamiest corn and blended with water from Newfoundland in Canada, Crystal Head vodka is one of the smoothest vodkas available to buy and it’s 100% additive-free. Housed in a distinctive Italian Bruni glass skull bottle created by owner Dan Aykroyd, of Ghostbuster’s fame, and acclaimed US artist John Alexander, it’s the ultiamte addition to any stylish drinks cabinet or cocktail party.
RRP – £39.99 from Harvey Nichols, Selfridges and Amazon nationwide.
Kenwood Launches The Limited Edition RoseGold Collection the perfect Valentine gift for the culinary genius in your life
kMix, the premium culinary collection from Kenwood has an elegant new look. The iconic range is available in a limited edition colour palette – rose gold. Kenwood, the UK’s most trusted partner in the kitchen, is releasing the exclusive colour in celebration of the kMix collection, which has become a much-loved staple kitchen collection.
To mark the 70th anniversary of Kenwood, the appliances were revamped last year to introduce a sleek and contemporary take on a retro design to the iconic range. Evolving from the kMix collection, the Limited Edition Rose Gold collection with its chic new colour and stylish design is sure to make a bold statement in the kitchen. kMix is the perfect balance of style and performance as the appliances are easy to use and powerful – an excellent choice for casual cooks and culinary whizzes.
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Srumpies of Mayfair, Knickers With Personality
Scrumpies of Mayfair was founded by husband and wife team, Vicki and Ian Ashman, who retired from careers as international lawyers to bring their dream of Scrumpies to life. After building an amazing team of British design talent, they were able to create a selection of styles that transformed an everyday essential into a thing of beauty. Scrumpies’ knickers are intended to be miniature works of art – as beautiful and collectable as fine jewellery.
Scrumpies’ knickers are designed to be worn and enjoyed by all types of women, to make the wearer look and feel as beautiful as the knickers themselves. To achieve this, the Scrumpies of Mayfair design team raided the mills, souks and haberdashers of the world to make each knicker style as unique as the woman who wears it.
Treat you Man to a Traditional Grooming Session at Trueffit & Hill
Who better to smarten up your man for Valentines Day than Truefitt & Hill – the world’s oldest barbershop? If you can’t make it to 71 St James’s Street, London for the ultimate hot towel wet shave and haircut – joining a list of customers which includes King George III, Lord Byron, Sir Winston Churchill and Carey Grant – you can still take advantage of 212 years of grooming experience, with Truefitt & Hill’s timeless but contemporary range of British colognes, aftershave balms, shaving creams, shampoos and grooming accessories.
Fancy Crab in Marylebone,fresh and totally sexy fish cuisine
In an atmosphere of laid-back, welcoming sophistication, perfect for Valentine’s Day discover the finest, freshest seafood and fish, classic dishes created with the highest quality ingredients from land and sea, the most incredible wines at Fancy Crab in Marylebone.
And the star of our show: the Red King Crab – possibly the sexiest ingredient on the planet.
Taste-wise, the Red King Crab is quite simply the best in the world. Ours is sourced from the cold, open waters of the Northern part of the Atlantic Ocean.
Caught just once a year to preserve the stocks of these magnificent creatures. Always wild, never farmed, because we believe free food taste better.
Expertly prepared, so it couldn’t be easier to eat. Served on ice or simply baked with butter and thyme, to allow the sublime flavours of this sweet, succulent meat to shine.
Valentine’s Day Chocolates to Die for
The luxury giant heart gift box is £39 and is packed with mini classic Niederegger hearts coated in a Bittersweet chocolate. It is available from Selfridges
Niederegger and Lübeck go together like bangers and mash or peaches and cream, and is it any wonder the Niederegger marzipan is the cream of the crop, and the proof is in the eating!
Aromatic almonds are the most important ingredient in this delicious high quality confectionary, and they come from the warm aromatic groves of Valencia, Mallorca and Calderon in Spain, the balmy summer seasons ensuring an abundant and sweet harvest, yearly.
Niederegger is a company steeped in tradition, and the Valentine’s Day heart shaped box, is truly the height of luxury, and the chocolates inside deliciously decadent.
Boring don Hall Hotel in Plymouth is the perfect spot for a touch of luxury and Romance
Located in Plymouth, Boringdon Hall Hotel has been famously named “the enchanted place on the hill” – and it definitely is. Driving up to the hotel, it was clear to see that this 5* hotel is truly magnificent, from it’s magically imposing nature and detailed history – both of which add to the character of this luxurious building. Let me give you a brief history as I was simply fascinated! This Devonshire manor house hotel became crown property of Henry VIII in 1539, and later became a local favourite of his courtier, the Earl of Southampton. The house then became property of the Parker family in 1750 where it was used as a humble farmhouse until 1920. In 1989, the house was converted into a hotel where it was then destroyed by a fire. In 2011, the Nettleton family purchased Boringdon Hall and turned it into a destination hotel and spa, where it now has been awarded 5 stars and 3 AA Rosettes – and boy does it deserve it!
Add a Karan Rai handbag to your loved ones collection this Valentine’s Day
You can never have too many diamonds…and handbags, so when it comes to the big bag vs small bag debate you’ll sit in one camp or the other. Why do we have to choose though? Karan Rai searched to find the perfect one-of-a-kind handbag that was functional and fashionable, she found it didn’t exist. So, she set about creating her own handbag two years ago.
As a Fashion Stylist with ten years of experience in the magazine world, Karan knew a good quality bag when she saw one. A good quality bag often compromised on style. A good quality stylish bag often compromised on functionality. There was only one thing to do, design my own handbag, and the rest is history, Karan Rai London was born.