A valentine to a special day

Tuesday, Feb. 14 is Valentine’s Day, otherwise known as WAG’s national holiday.

Flowers. Chocolate, Perfume. And a soupcon of bling. We are so there.

The night will no doubt be filled with amour. But there’s no reason the day shouldn’t be either.

Start yours with a little shopping for that special someone – you. A gift set of Viktor & Rolf’s Flower Bomb, available at Lord & Taylor, is always the bomb. This one comes with an adorable bright red box that you will heart.

Or paint your lips red with an array of offerings at the new Dior Shop in Neiman Marcus Westchester, one of the rare Dior Shops to carry La Collection Privée of fragrances. While you’re at Neiman’s, visit its Prada shop for an adorable pair of pointy-toe, kitten-healed pumps (in black, white or red), festooned with hearts.

While you’re at The Westchester, why not grab a coffee and Danish (these days a latte and chocolate almond croissant) at Nordstrom’s Ebar and then reenact the opening of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” by gazing at Tiffany’s windows nearby.

Better yet, wolf down those treats and get thee inside for an iconic diamond heart-shaped necklace and pink (tourmaline, sapphire) earrings and ring.

Tiffany & Co.’s flagship has been soldiering on, given its proximity to Trump Tower (alias the White House North). An upside for the satellite stores? Tiffany customers have discovered the joys of shopping far from the madding Fifth Avenue crowd. We were at Tiffany in The Westchester recently with a bottle of its signature scent whose atomizer just would not work. The store gave us a (bigger) new bottle – free of charge. Talk about your service.

You’ll have to hustle in your homage to this jewel of an emporium if you’re going to meet your girlfriends for the New Rochelle Public Library Foundation’s V-Day luncheon, featuring conversations with romance novelists K.M. Jackson, Sally MacKenzie and Maya Rodale, moderated by YA author Kristi Cook. The three-course luncheon at Alvin & Friends restaurant (noon to 3 p.m.) includes a Champagne toast and copies of the authors’ most recent titles for purchase and signing, courtesy of The Voracious Reader in Larchmont. Tickets are $75 per person with all proceeds supporting teen workshops and mentoring programs in the library’s new Digital Media Center. Tickets can be reserved online at nrplfoundation.org or you can send a check to NRPL Foundation, 1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle, New York, 10801. 

The “Clutching Your Pearls” luncheon is the third in the NRPLF’s series of “Cocktails & Conversation” events, designed as opportunities to mingle with – and hear from – Westchester writers. Alvin & Friends is at 14 Memorial Highway. Call 914-654-6549 or visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for details. The Voracious Reader is at 1997 Palmer Ave. For more, contact info@thevoraciousreader.com.

The New Rochelle Public Library Foundation is a volunteer fundraising and advocacy organization working to ensure the future well-being of the library. The NRPL Foundation, created in 1993, supports library initiatives that enhance opportunities for learning, exploration and public discourse. The foundation’s recent contributions included more than $106,000 to help underwrite the cost of remodeling the Ossie Davis Theater. Along with new seating and exterior signage and entrance work, the upgrade includes assistive listening technology, greater accessibility and upgraded fire suppression, HVAC and other systems. For more, call the NRPL Foundation at 914-632-7878, ext. 1600, or email info@nrplfoundation.org

And for more on that many-splendored thing called love, check out WAG’s February “Exploring Love” issue.

Georgette Gouveia

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