Shop ’Til You Drop This Valentines Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, but it’s not too late to get that something special for your honey. Or for me, lovely readers, if you’re so inclined… (wink, wink)

Chic Creations opened to rave reviews in downtown Riverhead recently. Owners Wendy and Felix Martinez have created a cool, fashionable and trendy boutique offering stylish designs in apparel, jewelry, shoes and accessories. In addition, choose from a wonderful collection of outerwear, lingerie (great for Valentine’s Day), gift items and much more. Don’t miss Chic Creations’ special promotion, 20% off any “one” item, now through February 14; 49 West Main Street, Riverhead, 631-284-9927, ChicCreationsNY.com.

It’s where dreams come true—Marinelli Jewelers is also known for being the largest Pandora dealer on the East End. They offer an array of elegant jewelry for men and women. Peruse Marinelli Jewelers’ beautiful, newly renovated showroom and choose from a truly special collection of treasures. Pandora is the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for that someone special in your life—chose from a selection of hearts, rings and an abundance of fashionable gift sets. In addition,Marinelli Jewelers is the premier gold buyer on the East End. Open Mon.–Thur. & Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fri. until 7 p.m. and closed on Sun. 7 Eastport Manor Drive, Eastport, 631-325-1812.

Coffee-lovers can celebrate Valentine’s Day all month at Hampton Coffee Company Espresso Bars & Cafés in Water Mill and Westhampton Beach. This month’s special coffee flavor is Chocolate Cherry Kiss and their signature beverage is the exquisite Crème Brulée Latte. The Crème Brulée Latte tastes just like the delicious vanilla and caramel custard dessert and is topped with melted raw sugar. Free samples of Chocolate Cherry Kiss coffee available every day from opening to lunchtime for Valentine’s Week! Hampton Coffee Company, 194 Mill Road, Westhampton and 869 Montauk Highway, Water Mill. Both cafés open year-round from 6 a.m.–6 p.m. daily.

Prince of Scots in Water Mill will be hosting a special event on February 9 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., featuring Southampton designer Gail Toma during The Art of Living at Prince of Scots Valentine’s Day Open House. Customers will be able to meet Gail, a well-known Hamptons artist and fashion designer, and enjoy refreshments as well as receive free gift wrapping during this event. Gail’s watercolor paintings have been made into wonderful scarves, apparel, home décor and fine art. Prince of Scots, 700 Montauk Highway in Water Mill, 631-604-1392.

Dazzelle of Southampton is ready to make room for their spring 2013 collection. This amazing sale event, which runs through February, will include 50% off on Barbour, cashmere sweaters, Fabrizio Gianni jeans and day dresses. And, there will be 30% to 50% off in the always-popular evening wear room! In addition they will be having a “reversible mink coat” trunk show offering 10% off. Just in time for wedding season, Dazzelle carries a big selection of elegant mother-of-the-bride dresses. It’s time to add a little Dazzelle to your wardrobe—stop by 47 Jobs Lane, Southampton, 631-283-8477.

It’s always fun in the sun with Hampton Sun, who just announced the launch of a 100% mineral based sunscreen for babies, “Hampton Sun Baby.” A SPF 50-plus lotion and an SPF 50-plus face stick. I know I’m always looking for products to protect my son’s precious skin—can’t wait to try this! And, for those who would like to treat someone else to a special little something from Hampton Sun for Valentine’s Day, I highly recommend their Privet Bloom collection. It’s very Hamptons. Hampton Sun can be found at White’s Pharmacy in East Hampton and Gurney’s in Montauk. To order online, visit hamptonsuncare.com.

And as for that lovely bauble that caught your eye at the very start of this column? That’s a beautiful Wampum Heart Pendant by local Springs artist Fred Brandes. For ordering information or to see it in person, along with more shell jewelry and fine and decorative works, call 631-324-4739 or email fredbrandes@me.com.

Necklace By Fred Brandes

Wampum Pendant By Fred Brandes

What’s the best Valentine’s Day gift you’ve ever gotten? Share with us in the comments below!

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