Show some local love

From the flowers to the jewelry to the bubbly, Philly has you covered
when it comes to Valentine’s Day. Our picks for the holiday’s
essentials:

Gourmet sweet treats for your sweetie
It almost doesn’t matter what’s for dinner when it’s followed by a chocolate sampler from Lacroix’s executive pastry chef, Frederick Ortega. Boxes range from two pieces ($3) to 72 ($54) and you choose the flavors: hazelnut, vanilla, cafe, honey almond, anis, rum, pistachio, raspberry and orange cinnamon.

Lacroix
210 W. Rittenhouse Square 215-790-2533,
www.lacroixrestaurant.com

No diamonds required: Keep it cute and playful
Whether she’s a new Valentine or you’re old pros at the 14th, there’s an irresistible retro sweetness to this Monserat De Luca necklace, available at Arcadia Boutique. $28

Arcadia Boutique
819 N. Second St. and
265 S. 20th St.
www.arcadiaboutique.com

Perfect petals
Make sure she doesn’t get the same generic bouquet as her co-workers. At NoLib’s Beautiful Blooms Boutique, they’re whipping up a “Red Hot Love” arrangement complete with red roses, waxflower blooms and dusty miller. ($115, arrangements start at $55)

Beautiful Blooms Boutique
Liberties Walk
1021 N. Third St.
215-925-3111
www.beautifulblooms.com

Make your own glass flower
Go way beyond the construction-paper card at Hudson Beach Glass’ DIY glass flower workshop. You pick the colors, then one of their glassblowers will help you create a flower in their Old City studio.

While you’re there, check out their new wine goblets — inspired by antique absinthe glasses — for whatever you might be pouring on Monday.

Flower workshops Saturday and Sunday, Hudson Beach Glass, $45, 267-319-1887, www.hudsonbeachglass.com

‘Bee My Lovebug’
The “Bee My Lovebug” boxes from artisan chocolatiers John & Kira’s are as tasty as they are adorable. Once you’re done admiring the little hand-painted creatures, bite into a bee for a salted caramel and basswood honey filling, or a ladybug for a rich ganache treat.
$29, 800-747-4808, www.johnandkiras.com

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