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V Day ideas...

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Valentine's Day is a big deal at NWS HQ...a holiday synonymous with love, the color pink, and all things pretty and feminine (it's a decidedly female centric occasion)!

Below are some ideas we're madly in love with:

* This may be a cliche but fondue seems to be the perfect choice for V day dinner...small nibbles dunked into cheese or oil is fun and not a meal you can rush through. Fondue for dessert is even better since dunking anything into liquid chocolate is extremely s-e-x-a-y! In order to set the right mood and to make the process as easy as possible make sure you have the right accoutrements for the job.  Or, just go to The Melting Pot.
Swissmar Sierra 11-Piece Meat Fondue Set, Red Enameled PotOster Fondue PotTrudeau Lexo Chocolate Fondue 8 Piece Set

* There are classic V Day options like flowers, chocolates and lingerie but puh-lease get more creative than that. Go for more personal and interactive gifts instead...

- sign up your SIG (significant other) for a wine and cheese pairing class or a series of cooking classes...sushi making classes have been a huge hit of late!  You'll benefit from these newly acquired skills so it's really a gift for yourself too.  "Experience gifts" such as these are easily found in most cities by signing up for a group buying email service such as Groupon or Fresh Guide.

- if you go for chocolate make it the BEST you can buy (ditch the drugstore sampler)...Vosges Haut Chocolate is so fiiiiine!
Vosges Haut Chocolat, Mo's Bacon Bar (3oz Bar)

- if you're the sort to dress up in lingerie for yo man (cringe) remember you can keep it klassy while doing trashy (kinda)

- a couple's massage is a fairly standard V Day gift however it's popular for a reason...scheduling some ZEN for the two of you is always a good a universally accepted gift card to keep your options open and package it with a cushy spa robe...or just book it and surprise him day of...

* NWS likes to exploit the holiday by accenting with pink and/or red accessories such as a pink flower hair ballet, sparkly jewelry...fuscia nails...but not all at once! Choose one item and roll with it...

7 for All Mankind Women's Blithe Flat,Red,6 M USAlexis Bittar Lucite Earrings - Dew Drop Muted Pinkbutter LONDON 3 Free Nail Lacquer, Twee .3 fl oz (9 ml)

V Day is kinda silly as a holiday so don't take it too seriously and HAVE FUN!

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