The promise of pink
I adore this comfy tee with sweet little puff sleeves that feels like a breath of fresh air the moment you put it on. If you want to keep it sophisticated, you can slip it under a gray, black, or navy blazer and still ooze the promise of pink. Sash Puff Sleeve Tee $36 at www.sashstyle.com
Pink sunflower faces march around this cheerful wrap skirt reminiscent of the late 60s/early 70s. The creator of Made With Love By Hannah, (obviously named Hannah) says that she's loved screen-printing ever since she saw how many cute boys there were in the graphics room in high school. Her dedication paid off because her line of fun and sassy clothes perfectly capture whimsical folk and pop culture. Original hand screen-print Sun Flower Skirt $62 at www.madewithlovebyhannah.com.
Smells like pink
Pink by Austrian designer Nanadebary is a subtle, distinctive, and sexy perfume made from natural raw materials using organic methods. It smells nothing like what you might think a "natural" perfume might smell like. The fact that it's organic, has exquisite spicy light details, and comes in a great bottle makes it my new all-time favorite perfume. Pink eu de toilette $70 for 50 ml or $130 for 100ml at www.luckyscent.com.
I first heard about these fabulous ballet flats from my intern Sarah, who was raving about them. She has definitely earned some Valentine brownie points because La Voleuse designers Stevie Remsberg and Meg Moorhouse create custom-made ballet flats that are too adorable for words. You can chose from one of six tattoo designs and from 15 colors for the ballet shoe. The best part is you get to chose from their rock'n'roll/pop lyrics to be hand-painted on the banner. $96 at www.lavoleuse.com.
Pink take out
This Paper Poppy Box by the very talented Alicia Paulson is so cheery, light, and pretty, that it's sure to charm and delight any of your friends. Better yet, get several and keep one for yourself! Alicia also designs a wide range of hand-made accessories, baby goods, and crochet designs. Alicia Paulson Paper Poppy Boxes come in two take-out sizes and are $18-$22 at www.rosylittlethings.com. To order directly call 503-231-7674.
Pink hearts and unicorns
If you're looking for the ultimate Valentine's Day card, check out the selection of paper goods by artist Katey Nicosia. Her company, One Good Bumblebee, offers hip and beautiful useable art in the form of paper, handbags, jewelry, and other accessories. Unicorn Notes $10.50 for a set of 5 folded cards and 5 pink envelopes at www.onegoodbumblebee.com.
Decadent, calorie-free, & pink!
When I was a kid, pink frosted donuts were my favorite thing in the world. Now it's possible to have as many as you want without worrying about calories! At the SewDorky Donut Shop, life-size donuts are hand-stitched for ultimate freshness and sewn with the finest materials (felt and glass bugle beads) to look just like the real thing. These wonderful donuts each come packaged in a lovely little individual box and are guaranteed to make you smile. With a selection to rival any Dunkin' Donuts, my favorite pick for Valentine's Day is the pink frosted chocolate Neopolitan or the Pink Sprink. You can also satisfy cravings for Vermont Maple, Glazed Chocolate, and Nutty Chocolate. Fine felted hand-stitched donuts $13.95 at www.sewdorky.com.
Pink donut for baby
A picture is worth a thousand words and this one says it all. Don't forget your favorite four-legged pal on Valentine's! Tails In The City's donut beds come in 3 sizes and a multitude of sweet patterns. I can vouch that your sweet and deserving pet will adore this Velour, For Sure pink donut bed. They begin at $50 at www.tailsinthecity.com.
The very pink of perfection
This fashionable bag doesn't look like a computer bag, which is why it's one of the hottest styles Mobileedge offers. I've tried out many of their highly functional well-made bags and this fun faux croc bag is one of my favorites. Easily able to withstand the rain, the bright color will move you right into spring long before it arrives. Among the many convenient features are a computer protection compartment fitting screens up to 15.4", a cute removable cosmetic/accessories wristlet, a padded cell phone pocket, and a lifetime warranty. You can feel good about the purchase because Mobile Edge donates 10% of the retail price to the Susan Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. From now until February 28, 2006 Mobileedge is offering 20% off and free shipping for this bag! The Komen Milano is $104 at www.mobileedge.com.
Irresistible tiny, yummy pink things
Designer Leslie Carnes is a truly talented artist, creating tiny and luscious just-baked delights that you can wear. Most of her amazingly realistic charms are just three-quarters of an inch high. Even more astonishing, her miniature sweet treats are scented to smell like the real thing and for custom orders you can choose from a long list which includes everything from Angel Needs Food Cake to Peppermint Got Slapped On Her Patty. Pancake Meow cupcake necklaces and other delicious jewelry are available online at pancake-meow.livejournal.com.
Wrapped in pink
This is the most amazingly plush robe that you'll ever own! Extra thick and super warm, yet light as a feather, this luxurious Microfleece robe will let you move around the house with ease. Jockey Microfleece zip robe $60 at www.jockey.com.
Heart and flowers
Known as the "I Love You" vase for its pleasing shape and heartfelt sentiment, this pale pink glass creation will surely warm your own heart. When filled with flowers, the translucent hues will impart a glorious glow to the green stems and bursting petals of nature's treats. Handblown in Romania for the Philadelphia Museum of Art, each glass vase varies slightly. "I love you" heart vase $28 at www.uncommongoods.com.
Pink and enlightened
Under The Canopy, a company specializing in organic fashions and bed & bath, is now offering this wonderful Limited Edition bright pink chakra tank just in time for Valentine's Day. I will be writing more about the virtues of chosing organic cotton in the near future but for now, it's suffice to say that wearing organic is good for you and the environment. The embroidered chakra symbols represent one's highest level of spiritual divinity and symbolize expression, emotion, and intuition. Organic Chakra tank in Teaberry $34 at www.underthecanopy.com.