ed up of the silly furries,
the edible undies, the
and the pouting lips and
lingerie? Get your partner to innovate
this year and rev up the moments of
passion this Valentine’s by gifting you
romantic keepsakes or an experience
vou will cherish forever.
Perfect for the vino duo with a travel
fetish. Carve out an idyllic trip to the
first vineyard resort in the country at
Beyond, in Sula Vineyards, Nashik. The
suave 20-room resort offers a slice of
Napa Valley in the US with wine-
themed rooms named after the varied
grapes that pour their juices into Sula
bottles. Canoodle, relax in the private
balcony with a lake view, and soak in
the blue of the swimming pool. The
website offers a detailed visual tour of
the property, including a view of the
three-bedroom Villa. Dine at Cafe
Rose, tuck into the organic veggies, and
enjoy the complimentary vineyard
tour. Even the weather’s perfect.
It is simply insane. From rolls of kissy
toilet paper, to the ‘I Love You’ toast
Move aside spa baskets, cuddly bears,
chocolates, and shiny balloons. Innovate this
Valentine’s Day and make time for crazy,
clickable, out-of-the-box options when
Cupid strikes this month.
stamper to serve up hot breakfast in
bed on 14th February to a smattering of
Candies, tins of Tabasco Chocolates,
Cupid-smeared tissues, the Talking
Tongue Bottle Opener, and the Pole
Dancer Alarm clock—it’s a non-stop
nonsensical online shopping spree.
Have a blast while you laugh your
lungs out. They deliver to India.
This website is a storehouse of ideas
and suggests offbeat options to have
fun together like going bungee
jumping at an amusement park or a
gregarious mall. If travel is on your
mind, you can pen down names of
locations you would like to explore as a
couple on pieces of paper and draw
This year why not get something
permanent to symbolize your bond?
Check out Bhavna Jasra’s site; it offers
an in-depth view into her work, and
get your hands clasped together set in
a 3D cast buffed in gold, silver, or
pearl. There are various frames and
styles to choose from. Check out their
Together Forever scries, a litany of
moments of sheer intimacy. Who
needs disposable greeting cards, edible
cocoa concoctions and perishable
flowers when you can crown your
relationship with such panache.
Flowers are passé. Exotic fruits are in.
Founder Reza Kazerooni’s website
whips up a delectable frenzy of
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chits from a champagne bucket. The
spontaneity will win your better half
over in a jiffy. The more conventional
folk can take a cue from their other
ideas; fill up the room with as many
flowers as you can for each minute,
day, week, month, and year you have
been together. Toss in liquor-laced
chocolates shaped as champagne
bottles, crazy cookies, and hearts.
Get all mushy this February!
unusual bouquets crafted using exotic
kiwis, luscious strawberries, juicy
grapes, finger-licking honey melon and
other heavenly fruits from all over the
world. From Fruit Bouquets to Choco
Dip Bouquets, they are all designed,
scooped up, and arranged dexterously
with the fruits being 100% edible.
Priced between Rs 1,200 and Rs 4,000,
the bouquets are truly an innovative
and good-looking gift. ®
FEBRUARY 2011 BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS
PHOTOGRAPHS: (HEART) SIRI STAFFORO; (RIBBON) JILL FROMER/GETTYIMAGES