Love is in the air and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. If you still haven’t managed to pick out that special something for her, Haute Living has done some shopping around Dallas to find the perfect last minute gift. No matter how we look at it, women tend to fare much better than men in the gift receiving department during this obligatory holiday of love. Perhaps it’s the preconceived notion and biased innuendo that they are the only ones that appreciate artisanal chocolates and floral bouquets, whatever the case, women have gotten a much sweeter deal. It’s the Super Bowl for women. That one day of overwhelming happiness or gut wrenching defeat when men stand idly by hoping that its culmination makes, rather than breaks the rest of the evening. With the bar being raised year after year, navigating the Valentine’s Day frenzy can make you feel like you are sailing in uncharted waters. While your love should be gift enough, hopefully it’s something she receives in abundance all year long, so why not woo her on this special day and make her feel like the luckiest girl on Earth.
1 Limited Edition Lalique de Lalique 2016 Collectible Crystal Flacon, 5 oz.
Recognized for their exquisite crystal pieces, Lalique's fine tradition of meticulous craftsmanship and luxury continue in a beautiful ode to the ancient Greek legend of Anemone, who was turned into a flower by a jealous goddess. This refined and feminine fragrance will let your Valentine discover your romantic side with a fruity floral silage that blends into soft notes of vanilla, sandalwood and musk, all encased in an artistically crafted homage to the beautiful myth. This fragrance is available at Neiman Marcus stores and online.
Neiman Marcus, 1618 Main St., Dallas, TX 75201
2 Alison Lou Love U Bangle
Stanley Korshak always delivers in staying ahead of the trends and it's no wonder it has become a top shopping destination in Dallas. Your Valentine will love the expressive and modern design of her new bracelet. Inspired by the simplicity of today's communication, the Love U Bangle by Alison Lou is a fine jewelry piece combined with witty symbolism, made with 14 karat yellow gold, white diamond pave and red enamel heart.
Stanley Korshak, 500 Crescent Court, Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75201
3 Christian Louboutin Follies Lace Pumps
Nothing says sexy like the red bottoms of a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes. Their exclusive boutique in Dallas' Highland Park Village is just the place to get your hands on one of the most sought after high fashion brands across the globe. If you want to make your Valentine's heart skip a beat get her the glamorous follies lace pumps from Louboutin's newest collection. These steamy, hot stilettos are sure to score major points and become the gift that's just as much yours as it is hers!
Christian Louboutin, Highland Park Village, 27 Highland Park Village, Dallas, TX 75205
4 Valentino Garavani Rockstud Double Handle Bag
What could be a more perfect gift than a bright red Valentinto handbag for Valentine's Day and Haute Living found just the right one at North Park's luxurious Valentino boutique. Made in Italy with the best quality calfskin, detachable shoulder strap and embellished with Valentino's signature rockstud trim, this handbag makes the perfect accessory to bring on your romantic dinner date.
Valentino, North Park Center, 8687 N Central Expy., Dallas, TX 75225
5 Fornasetti 'Bacio - Otto' Large Candle
Candlelight sets the ultimate mood for Valentine's Day and we found the perfect gift at Nordstrom department store at the Galleria in north Dallas. Fornasetti candles are finely crafted works of art adorned with beautiful motifs worthy of a canvas. Ideal for Valentine's day, the Bacio collection's design is based on the iconic lips of Italian opera singer, Lina Cavalieri. Each candle is hand poured, fills your home with the enticing signature scent of "Otto" and after burned can be used as a beautiful accent to the decor of your home.
Nordstrom, Galleria Dallas, 5220 Alpha Rd., Dallas, TX 75240