The Love List

est. 2006

The #TreatYo'Self Guide to Valentine's Day

STYLE, GIFT GUIDES, ART, BOOZEJess Graves
Blue marbled tapered vases from Establishment Home.

Blue marbled tapered vases from Establishment Home.

Words: Jess Graves | Photos: Caroline Fontenot | Styling: Candice Beaty

Massages... mimosas... fine leather goods... whatever your status this Valentine's Day, we think it's as good an excuse as any to channel Tom and Donna and #treatyo'self, ladies. You deserve a feel-good moment. And guys; sit up, take notes and skip the long-stemmed reds. This is the stuff she actually wants.


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TREAT YOURSELF TO... SOMETHING CHARMING

New Orleans-based jeweler Mignon Faget is a jewelry box staple in the Big Easy. We're smitten with the sentimental notion of collecting charms, particularly on a modern cuff.

Mignon Faget charm cuff, 50.00; HIVE Heart Pendant, 95.00; Tulip in the Round charm, 85.00; Fleur de Lis Intaglio Heart charm, 85.00.

More suggestions with charm...

TREAT YOURSELF TO... THE PERFECT LITTLE RED DRESS

Date night with your S.O. (or your BFF) on the holiday for lovin' calls for a bold hue. This Free People number is easy to style and just the right amount of sexy.

Free People silk shirt dress, 149.95.

More little red numbers...

TREAT YOURSELF TO... A LOVE NOTE

Write yourself a little something nice (or say something sweet to someone else) on this luxe letterpress stationery, a collaboration between Atlanta artist Sally King Benedict and Charleston paper shop Mac + Murphy.

Sally King Benedict x Mac + Murphy "Bathing Beauty" and "Grid Grid" folding note cards, 38.00.

More pretty paper...

TREAT YOURSELF TO... SOMETHING SWEET

Grab a buddy and roll up your sleeves. This Benchic kit makes 60 pieces of delicious, organic chocolate for savoring or sharing.

Benchic Chocolate Makin' Kit, 70.00.

 TREAT YOURSELF TO... A POP OF PINK

A little bit goes a long way. Dallas-based mother/daughter duo Kim Bannister and Sawyer Bannister craft super-unique sculptural home accessories - we dig the hot pink pillars styled as bookends, but your imagination's the limit.

Sawyer Collection architectural pillars, 460.00.

More pink pieces for the home...

TREAT YOURSELF TO... A PUNCHY DRINK

Because a drink is good, but drinks are better. Break out the punch bowl and call your girlfriends. Ta da! Party.

W&P Design pineapple tumbler, 29.98; Punch: The Delights (and Dangers) of the Flowing Bowl by David Wondrich, 23.95.

More cocktail education...

TREAT YOURSELF TO... SOMETHING FOR YOUR RING FINGER

One for you, one for a friend! These buddy rings by Atlanta's Molly Jane Design were picked out from Heery's Clothes Closet, our favorite store in Athens, Georgia (and a total Southern staple). We're giving two away on Instagram. Go forth, see how @TheLoveList!

Shop for more indulgences at Heery's online or call to inquire about Molly Jane's current in-store offering at 706-543-0702.

Finish your digits...

TREAT YOURSELF TO... SOMETHING SPARKLY

Have you caught onto the mega-stylish jewelry designer Mignonne Gavigan? No? Run, don't walk to her instagram right now. Oh, and pick up a pair of badass earrings while you're at it.

Mignonne Gavigan Burst earrings in oil slick, 150.00.

More statement earrings...

TREAT YOURSELF TO... SOMETHING DECADENT

Foxy fur? Say no more, baby. Rawr.

Glamourpuss golden fox fur vest, 1100.00.

More mega-luxe furs...

TREAT YOURSELF TO... A COZY NIGHT IN

A yummy candle, a great book, and you. Now that's a happy Valentine's.

My Southern Journey by Rick Bragg, ; Sydney Hale Woodsmoke amber candle, 24.98; Sydney Hale Tobacco Sandalwood candle, 24.98.

More cozy reads...

TREAT YOURSELF TO... BLOOMS IN BLUE

We're (dare we say it?) in love with the combination of pink and red tulips draping elegantly over the sides of this MAJOR blue vase. Establishment Home (our new favorite source for home items with a Southern touch) keeps 'em in stock.

Our other favorite discovery? A little app called The Bouqs, which (wait for it) delivers chic flower arrangements in a day or so for super-reasonable prices.

Establishment Home blue marbled tapered vase, 30.00 - 60.00. The Bouqs "Glam" and "Ballerina" bouquets, 50.00 - 80.00.

TREAT YOURSELF TO... NATURE'S APHRODISIAC

Oysters, anyone? The sexiest food in the sea is great any night, but given the holiday, some folks say they'll really get you in the mood.

Oyster: A Gastronomic History (With Recipes) by Drew Smith, 30.00; "Oyster Blues" by Christa Cariddi, 165.00.