The Fourth Annual Anti-Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

It’s funny because I don’t enjoy doing gift guides…I always feel like there’s just so much pressure to find the most perfect gifts but, for some reason, I always REALLY look forward to my Anti-Valentine’s Day guide.  I can’t even believe this is the FOURTH edition…I mean, if you need to catch up here’s one, two and three, oh, how times flies when you’re having fun.  The truth of the matter is that I actually considered NOT doing something anti V-day this year, mostly because I went on three really good dates with a guy and was actually feeling like MAYBE I’d have a Valentine this year.  Well, that thought was quickly destroyed and so, on with tradition.  With out any further ado, here’s the fourth annual anti-Valentine’s Day gift guide:

I’m usually more of a chocolate girl but when I heard that Sugarfina came out with their own Anti-Valentine’s Gift Set, how could I resist?  I ordered the trio yes, for myself, and definitely enjoyed the all three…but the frogs (e.g. Stop Kissing Frogs) was totally my fave.  And ladies, don’t forget, there really ARE “plenty of fish in the sea.”

The HBO show Girls…well, I’m obsessed, to say the least, but from what I’ve observed…men really hate this show.  Maybe “hate” is a strong word but I’d say “dislike” or “confused by” would be a fair assessment.  

Friend’s BF: I don’t get it…they’re all really unattractive and gross.  
Me: You wouldn’t get it…it’s REAL.

Deborah Lippmann created four fun nail polish shades, inspired by each character on the show…all of which I deam totally on point, by the way.

Oh, Ryan Gosling.  You have your own coloring book…and it’s fantastic.  The Ryan Gosling obsession annoys me to the absolute fullest so if you’re single this V-day, why not enjoy some Ryan on your time.  

With the help of Mr. Chakraa new, interactive website from Aveda, you will be given the tools you need to find the balance you deserve. Mr. Chakra will reveal energy-aligning tips that include guided meditationbreathing techniques, mantra usage and personal nutrition. He’ll also lead you to the Aveda Chakra Balancing Body Massage at Aveda Spas and recommend your ideal Aveda Chakra Balancing Body Mist. I encourage you to take sensory journey – I’m chakra #5, in case you were wondering.

Third Annual Anti-Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Here it was the first year…and here it was the second.  Welcome to my third installation of my annual Anti-Valentine’s Day Gift Guide.  I don’t do these because I’m down on love (I love love!) but instead, I like to find gifts that help me treat ME on Valentine’s Day.  These are things that I want and would probably make my boyfriend buy me anyway…if I had one. Ha.  That’s a totally different story…

CC Skye “Pour Some Sugar On Me” lyric bangle (not yet available)

Baked By Melissa by Betsy Johnson Mini Cupcakes

YSL VOLUPTE Sheer Candy Glossy Balm Crystal Color

La Verite white lace bra

Miguelina Hot Pink Scarf

The second annual Anti-Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

So last year I created the very first Anti-Valentine’s Day Gift Guide and boooooy was it a hit.  My friends emailed it around like it was a Lindsay Lohan crotch shot and so, with crotch mentioned, I present to you the second annual Anti-Valentine’s Day Gift Guide.

An amazing blowout

Blow dry blars are popping up all over…but in LA, nothing beats Drybar.  I recently visited their new West Hollywood location, which is much closer to my apartment, and I continue my adoration for this salon.  When you’re having a bad day nothing, I repeat nothing, beats an amazing blow out.

LUSH It’s Raining Men Honey Rich Shower Gel

I’m a self-proclaimed shower gel junkie and for as much as I like this product’s name, I equally like the smell.  It’s Raining Men is made with lotus flowers and a dash of honey to soothe dry skin while cleansing.

Kate Somerville Clinic

I had one of the best facials of my life at Kate Somerville’s Clinic in West Hollywood so when I was recently invited to a press event at the Clinic, I was pretty excited.  There’s something insanely relaxing and zen-like about the decor; it’s super girly and chic and just sitting in the waiting room puts me in a better mood, which is exactly why a facial or massage at the Clinic would make for an ideal Anti-Valentine’s Day gift.

Frederick’s of Hollywood Feather Fantasy

How very Black Swan, no? I’m not one for wild and crazy lingerie but with my recent feather obsession, I’m way into this bra and panty set.  Wear it for yourself and feel sexy doing it.


Baked By Melissa Valentine’s Day mini cupcakes

These cupcakes are my most favorite in the whole wide world and I can’t think of a better day this year to eat a few (or a small box) of these.  The Valentine’s Day version comes in a special Valentine’s Day box so you can also gift these to your mom, sister, single girlfriends, etc.  LOVE.

A Valentine’s Day cocktail from Belvedere vodka

So you know I’ve blogged about Belvedere time and time again (and not just because it’s the official drink of Chelsea Lately).  It’s honestly one of my top vodkas and I’m really loving this special Valentine’s Day recipe, whipped up by Belvedere’s head of spirit creation and mixology, Claire Smith.  Strawberries and vodka…what’s a better combination?

“Sealed with a Kiss” cocktail


  • 1.5 oz. Belvedere vodka
  • 4 strawberries
  • 1 shiso leaf
  • 1/2 oz. Koshinokaghiroi sake



  • Muddle strawberries with a dash of simple syrup
  • Add all ingredients and shake with cubed ice
  • Double strain into a coupe glass and garnish with a strawberry sliver and shiso leaf




Hanky Panky Twitter Confessions Contest

So in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I’m kind of into this new Twitter contest that Hanky Panky is hosting.  Everyone has their own naughty little secret so now it’s time to fess up…for a prize, of course.  Follow Hanky Panky’s Panty Panel experts on Twitter to find out their Confessions Contest questions.  Retweet your most creative, juicy answer to each of the four questions to win your own personalized thong.  Love it.  Follow: @HankyPankyJD, @HankyPankyLA, @HankyPankyKr and @HankyPankyPA and go HERE for more info on the contest.