Cupid Psyche: Valentine’s Primer & Gift Guide

By Lavender January 31, 2008

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Lavender’s Valentine’s Day Gift Guide.

Flowers courtesy of Roger Beck Florist
1100 East Franklin Ave., Minneapolis
612-871.7080
www.rogerbeckflorist.com

Valentine’s Day Section

Le Selezioni

Chocolates for the true connoisseur this Valentine’s Day! This elegant gift box contains five extraordinary selections of Amedei Neapolitans, including the limited edition Porcelana and Chuao. $110.

Max’s
The Shops at Excelsior & Grand
3831 Grand Way,
St. Louis Park
(952) 922-8364
www.stylebymax.com

Twin Cities Green/Re Gifts

Aphrodisiac confection limited collection—18 tempting herbs and spice bites for that amatory ambience: sensual rose, aromatic lavender, spicy jalapeño, and Ceylon cinnamon. $40.

2405 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls.
(612) 374-4581


Gray’s Leather

Wrap them in Romance! Gray’s Valentine’s sale strikes 20 percent off all leather clothing and accessories. The “Emma Peel” dress (remember The Avengers?), regularly $250, is $200 February 9-14.

3401 Nicollet Ave., Mpls.
(612) 823-3183
www.graysleather.com



K-Y Intrigue

What more can we say—put the two together, “K-Y” and “Intrigue,” and you’ll have almost all you need for an unforgettable Valentine’s experience. Sleek container and 2.75 oz. size make this premium personal lubricant facile to handle, and the perfect size for your carry-on bag. $19.99. At shops near you.





ID Inside Design/Martin Patrick 3

Pecksniffs Fragrances offers Oriental Woody for the tactile, warm, softly sensual man—exclusively in the Midwest. Eau de Toilette $95; Shower Gel $40; After Shave $65; Shave Cream $50; Fragrance Wardrobe $75.

211 N. First St., Mpls.
(612) 317-0045



Wyndmere Naturals

The scent of spring, even in the dead of winter! Minnetonka-based Wyndmere Naturals’s extensive line of revitalizing aromatherapy bath and body products is carefully crafted in small batches with the highest quality essential oils.

wyndmerenaturals.com



Sur la Table

Things Cooks Love—for your loved one. Whose heart wouldn’t melt over a truffle/chocolate shaver (pictured, $40) or other neat trifles in the Handcrafted Artisan Tool Collection like the classic Zester and Zest Stripper, Petite Serving Spatula, Oyster Knife, and others.

www.surlatable.com




Drinking Pink

Suggestions for Valentine toping: X-RATED® Fusion Liqueur (premium French Vodka, Provençal blood oranges, Brazilian mango, and Passion fruit); SKYY Vodkas; and Campari. Add new First Blush varietal (nonalcoholic) grape juices, like in the sangria pictured here, and become a master mixer. Alcohols available in fine liquor stores; First Blush only at Whole Foods stores.

Information and recipes: www.xratedfusion.com, www.skyy.com, www.campariusa.com, and www.firstblushjuice.com



Garden of Eden

Luxurious products for facial, hair, bath, and massage pampering. Custom scenting to your specifications.

867 Grand Ave. (at Victoria), St. Paul
Toll-free: (800) 404-5545
www.gardenofedenstores.com

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