…tomorrow is Valentine’s day and in case you are in need for any last minute gifts, here are the best places to shop for the holiday quintessientials – sweets, flowers, and lingerie!
Sprinkles might be the obvious go to choice for cupcakes, but I had to include it on my list as they have one of the best red velvet cupcakes on the planet! The owner of sprinkles actually created in honor of her husband and his Oklahoma roots – too sweet and perfect for valentine’s day!
The marketplace at Joan’s on Third could possibly one of my favorite places, not only for lunch or a sweet treat, but for little dinner party gifts. And the bakery here is amazing. They have your traditional cupcakes that are delicious, but if you want to treat yourself or that special someone with something a little different, try the marshmallow cloud cupcakes…so delish!
My bf grew up with Hansen Cakes for birthdays and family occasions. So when we started dating, he introduced me to this tasty bakery. With three locations in los angeles, they make cakes (we have had many!), cupcakes, and mini cupcakes. They have a million colors, designs, and sprinkles to choose from, so the options are endless. My boyfriends fave – the marble cake/cupcakes with chocolate frosting. Sooo good!
The Empty Vase is a beautiful flower boutique in West Hollywood that has been around for over 14 years. I love going in there and picking out the flowers for my bouquets. They also have a gift boutique thst is full of amazing little presents like diptyque candles, coffee table books, soaps, home goods and more. It’s the perfect one stop shop.
I have never been to Mark’s Garden, but I am very familiar with the caliber of bouquets that come out of this amazing flower shop. Mark’s Garden is very special to me as the first bouquet my boyfriend ever sent me (4 years ago!) was from here. It was so beautiful, I had to take a pic of it to always remember how gorgeous it was.
A Valentine post would not be complete without a little lingerie! So here are my two favorite places… Kiki de Montparnasse is heavenly with the most beautiful pieces. (See more details from a previous post here!) There are gorgeous sets in french lace, classic silk cami’s, luxe cashmere robes in heather grey (love), and so much more.
Agent Provocateur is another great lingerie boutique with gorgeous intimates. This, like Kiki, is luxury lingerie at it’s finest. They offer the classics along with collections that play with fun fabrics and styles.
Whatever your plans may be, wishing you a happy valentine’s day!
joan’s on third: 8350 w 3rd st. los angeles. ca. 90048. 323-655-2285. www.joansonthird.com
empty vase: 9033 santa monica blvd. west hollywood. ca. 90069. 310.278.1988. www.emptyvase.com
mark’s garden: 13838 ventura blvd. sherman oaks. ca. 91423. 818-906-1718. www.marksgarden.com