Talking champagne, anyone? On cusp of Valentine's Day, some weird and wacky gifts to show that special someone you care
Alternatively, some bespoke jewellery or designer bouquets may add some sizzle to your romantic Sunday
If you’re thinking of popping the big question but not sure she’ll like the ring then Hong Kong’s Hatton Studios has the answer. The artisanal jewellery workshop allows the lucky lady to design her own ring under the guidance of Nathalie Melville who trained at Central St Martins and who worked for Tiffany and Shanghai Tang before setting up her bespoke jewellery design company. The Love Letter Proposal is a sterling silver locket in a box, engraved with a message, so you can still get down on one knee and surprise her. The price inclusive of the locket is HK$6,500 and includes three private sessions where clients learn the basics of technical drawing, while producing a blueprint of their perfect ring, which be made by the artisanal jewellers at Hatton Studios.
Tel: 2857 7751; hattonstudios.com; email [email protected]
French Champagne house Veuve Clicquot has come up with a fun way for lovers to share messages. Its Clicq’Call bottle allows the giver to record a voice message, and gift it along with a bottle of Clicquot Rosé. Just press the button and record a short message that will play when the gift is opened. Another quirky gift is the Scream Your Love megaphone chiller. Twist off the lid, speak into the smaller end, and amplify your love. Once sentiments have been said loud and clear, the megaphone can be turned into an ice bucket. Voila.
TEMPLE OF LOVE
Chengdu luxury hotel The Temple House has teamed up with lush British lingerie brand Agent Provocateur to launch two romantic stay packages. Available until March 8, the packages (Agent Provocateur overnighter package from HK$1,870 per night; and the Agent Provocateur getaway package starts from HK$4,579 for two nights) feature bespoke offerings including an Agent Provocateur private fitting appointment, Agent Provocateur cocktails and an Agent Provocateur massage or facial created for the occasion by the hotel’s MIXUN Spa. Tel: +86 6636 9999; email: [email protected]
Bali-based John Hardy has long impressed with its authentic hand-made jewellery for men and women who appreciate craftsmanship, quality and sustainability. Pieces include hand-forged silver, polished stones and rugged leather bracelets. We particularly like this classic chain silver black leather bracelet with black jade (HK$5,965).
Available at John Hardy, Lee Garden Two 123, 33 Hysan Ave, Causeway Bay, tel: 2523 9828
Versace has created a capsule collection of Emoji T-shirts, showing its symbolic Medusa Emoji wearing sunglasses and another Medusa Emoji with hearts for eyes. Available in black and white and for men and women, the tees will be available in Versace boutiques worldwide, as well on Versace.com from Valentine’s Day. Fans are invited to use the hashtag #VersaceSharesLove on Versace Emoji photo creations. Versace Flagship Store, shop G122, G/F, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, Kowloon. Tel: 2199 7768
Top South Korean cosmetics brand Charm In Cell is marking Valentine’s Day with the release of luxury gift packages for men and women. South Korea is one of the most romantic countries in the world (it celebrates 12 couple holidays each year – on the 14th of every month – from Diary Day and White Day, to Rose Day and Kiss Day) so this brand has gone all out to pamper. Harvey Nichols, Level 1, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway. Tel: 2372 0278
When it comes to flowers Armani/Fiori is in a league of its own with its personalised services. The arrangements are in a style that is unmistakably Armani. Thought goes into the placement of every flower and leaf. These objets d’art can include vases, flowerpots, candles and lanterns.
Available at 1/F, Chater House, 11 Chater Road, Central, tel: 2532 7766; email: [email protected]
JOIN THE DOTS
Lingerie is one sure way to a lady’s heart and L’Agent, a design collaboration between Penélope Cruz and Agent Provocateur, is a favourite. We love this Rosalyn polka-dot basque top (HK$1,440) featuring dangling suspender straps with a nipped-in waist and lace trim.
Available at Lane Crawford, One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, tel: 2118 2288