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This week: enjoy Valentine's Day with romantic golden-edged glasses and gorgeous heart-shaped chocolates
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Pied a Terre glasses
Golden-edged glasses from Pied a Terre's Odette range (from £8 each)

St Valentine's is for dining à deux

House of Fraser
St Valentine's Day is never complete without a toast to love. Crack open a bottle of Krug Rosé (£112.40 a half - bottle from Berry Bros & Rudd; and enjoy the seductive bubbles bursting from these golden-edged champagne glasses (right) from Pied a Terre's Odette range (from £8 each at House of Fraser; 020 7003 4000;

Persia Jade dinnerware
Persia Jade dinnerware from Pied a Terre, also from House of Fraser (from £6.50)
Then set the scene for a romantic dinner à deux with this Persia Jade dinnerware (left) by Pied a Terre (also from House of Fraser, as before).

The pretty green of the china is offset (£6.50 for a side plate, £9 dinner size) against Sweetheart table linen, covered in softly stencilled red hearts, by New House Textiles (£45;

Laduree macaroons and chocolates
Love box chocolates, £11

Love in a box

Ladurée macaroons and chocolates
Save some sweetness for Ladurée's Yazbukey Valentine gift box (£14 for six macaroons you can select your favourite flavours) while their Love box has a selection of heart-shaped dark and milk chocolates (left; £11).

Find them at Ladurée in Burlington Arcade, W1 (020 7491 9155), at Ladurée in Harrods (020 3155 0111), or visit for more details.

Emma Bridgewater mugs
Emma Bridgewater's Nice Dream mugs, £32

Dreamy mugs

Emma Bridgewater
Whether you dream of romance, your treasured loved one or someone else's loved one, Emma Bridgewater's Nice Dream mugs guarantee you'll start the day with happier thoughts.

Nice Dream pink and blue boxed set, £32. Tor details of Emma Bridgewater stockists, call 020 7371 5489 or visit

Liberty candle
Lust candle from Liberty, £80

Sweet as sin

A Seven Deadly Sins candle in Lust is sure to kindle desire. A vibrant blend of neroli, sandalwood, rose, pink lotus, verbena, bergamot, clove, cinnamon, amberette and costus, the candle is based on the 16th century "Peau d'Espagne" formulas, thought to evoke the smell of heated, carnal flesh.

The Lust Seven Deadly Sins Candle costs £80, from Liberty (020 7734 1234;

Amara hot water bottle
Cashmere socks and hot water bottle set, £97

A hot date

If your planned Valentine's night of romance goes horribly
wrong, you can always curl up with a deliciously comforting set of cashmere socks and a hot-water bottle (left) from Amara. The set, by Johnstons of Elgin, costs £97. Call 0800 587 7645, or visit

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