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By Ruksana Hussain
Valentine's does not have to be as tressed out affair. Covered here are options for dinner, stay, treats and activities that you and you Valentine can enjoy right here in the city.
Chocolate treats to impress
Valentine’s isn’t truly complete unless you have a box of chocolates, right? Local award-winning chocolatier Valerie Gordon of Valerie Confectionsoffers bespoke chocolates that are a contemporary and classy take on traditional sweets. She uses fresh, all-natural ingredients, and everything comes presented in elegant packaging. Pick from a few different options and if you want something special, head for a custom treat box. The Valentine’s Box contains a variety of Golden Hearts filled with dark chocolate ganache and topped with edible 23k gold leaf, Caramelia Hearts filled with creamy milk ganache with notes of rich caramel, and 61% bittersweet chocolate Red Hearts filled with crunchy almond toffee bits and wrapped in red foil. TheGrand Homme Assortment is a generous gift for that special man in one’s life. The handsomely packaged box features Black Pepper Truffles, Almond Toffee Hearts, Liquid Caramel Hearts, Scotch Truffles, and Caramelia Hearts. The women’s iteration of this gift includes more feminine offerings like Blushing Berry Truffles, Sweet Sencha Hearts, Champagne Truffles, and Rose Petal Passionfruit Truffles. The Pour Elle Gift Set is more extravagant. This decadent gift box features a Pour Elle Assortment filled with Sweet Sencha Hearts and Rose Petal Passionfruit Truffles; delicate Sugar Cookies; the Good Mix Bar; and Earl Grey Tea. The men’s version offers a more masculine take with items like the Hot Good Mix Bar and Fleur de Sel Caramels. Gifts can be picked up at any of her three locations (Silverlake, Echo Park, Grand Central Market), or shipped locally/nationally by ordering online.
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