With Valentine’s Day just around the corner it may seem like being punctual with your presents is no longer a feasible option for the lovely lady in your life. Last-minute lovers needn’t worry though, we’ve put together our favourite tokens of love to show your special girl that she’s worth more than just the staple box of chocolates and flowers.
Just in time for the most romantic day of the year comes Omega’s hers St Valentine’s Day models, the perfect gift to share with your watch-loving wife, or precisionengineering- minded partner. First up is the decidedly feminine red Trésor, a sleek and elegant 36mm timepiece boasting a diamond-pavé case with a single diamond crown. www.omegawatches.com
Offering a new take on luxury accessories this year is French jeweller Cartier, as it ventures into a wholly fresh realm with its Guirlande De Cartier leather bag. With functionality being the keyword, this contemporary calfskin carryall comes in three colours – red, green and black. It is also available in three different sizes in order to meet the needs of luggageloving ladies of every proportion – mini, small and medium. Elegant to the nth degree, each is fashioned from patent calfskin leather and comes complete with golden finishes and adjustable / removable leather straps. www.cartier.hk
Lovers looking for a luxurious night’s sleep? Then it could well be worth you checking out the Hush Mattress, the latest natty nap-enhancer from Hong Kong-based Hush Home. Featuring three premium foam layers and thousands of pocket coils, it’s said to be ideal for those in need of a little enhanced lumbar support. Should you be looking to further upgrade your 40 winks or more, the company also offers the memory foam-full Miracle Pillow and its Luxury Hotel Sheets range – five-star fine-threaded cotton bedding at its very best. www.hushhome.com
Roche Bobois, long at the forefront of fine French furniture-making, opted for a decidedly eclectic selection as the inspiration for its Globe Trotter Collection, a range of furniture celebrating the wonders of the world. Pre-eminent in this soon-to-be classic collection is the air-balloonesque Montgolfière sofa, archly draped with an airy, vibrant fabric in four striking colours – purple, navy, red and rust. Its commodious length is comfort incarnate. Clearly able to spot a winner when it sees it, the company also offers Montgolfière as an armchair, aone-and-half seater, a three-seater and a four-seater… plenty of room to get cozy with your sweetheart. www.roche-bobois.com
Those with a penchant for floral fragrances will be delighted by the two finely au naturel aromas from Roger & Gallet, the prestigious Parisian perfume brand: Rose Mignonnerie and Magnolia Folie. Both blessed with bountifully fine and fresh floral notes, the Rose positively blooms with dewy green accord and a hint of pink pepper, while the more delicate Magnolia delivers a subtle bouquet, redolent with aquatic hints of floral and vegetal greens, finely blended with apricot facets of osmanthus. The verdict? Blooming marvellous. Both of them. www.roger-gallet.com