A NOAH (No Animal Harmed) bag.
Show just how much you respect her vegan values with a NOAH bag from Robert’s Fine Shoes (1-760-340-2929; www.robertsfineshoes.com). They come in a variety of colors and sizes, from clutches to totes, and are 100 percent animal-friendly.
Perfume by Jimmy Choo.
This new scent offers a green top note, heart note of tiger orchid, and base note of
toffee and sensual Indonesian patchouli. Sexy and elegant, it provides equal measures of empowerment and sophistication. Find it at Saks Fifth Avenue at The Gardens on El Paseo (1-760-837-2900; www.saksfifthavenue.com).
Fiorda silk and cotton king set.
Between the Sheets (1-760-779-8500; www.betweenthesheetsinc.com) offers 1000-thread count bedding woven with 60 percent silk and 40 percent cotton to provide the softest feel this side of heaven. Jacquard woven design accented with
solid borders and flanged shames offer exceptional look and comfort.
Not your typical Valentine’s Day gift, these small wooden carvings, some of which are almost 150 years old, promise good fortune to those who seek it. Believers would put petitions in the hollow behind the back, asking for a good crop or the birth of a son. Then they’d seal it back up, put it in a place of reverence, add an offering, light a stick of incense, and hope for the best. Pick up one (or more) at Dwight Polen Fine Chinese Antiques (1-760-568-0888).
Precious metals and stones satisfy for Valentine’s Day. El Paseo provides excellent shopping for gems due to a high concentration of great jewelry stores, ranging from elegant to funky. Just walk the boulevard. Get started with a visit to www.elpaseocatalogue.com.