• Art,  Gift Guide,  Los Angeles,  New York,  San Diego

    Nothing says ‘I love you’ quite like the timeless elegance of a roses

    With White Valentine’s Day (March 14th) just around the corner, POP-up arrangements of the finest preserved Ecuadorian roses are flying off the shelves! POP in to Rosepops now for the most unique White Valentine’s gift that will last and last!

    You know that sinking feeling of throwing away wilted roses that cost you your hard earned money? Well forget that! Rosepops arrangements can remain robust for one year or longer! Every Rosepop POP was artfully designed with room to send a personal message to your POP’ee. We are talking next level treasured keepsake!

    Sending and receiving a Rosepop ensures instant POP star status! Order now to see why Rospops is topping the POP charts in Preserved Roses!

    The Singular Sensation

    Regular price $32.00

    A single perfect Cherry blossom POPs perfectly from Black textured vegan lizard box. Your loved one is sure to think you are sensational for sending this classic petite POP.

    Dimensions: 3 in (H) x 2 in (W)

    * Popped Roses will add approximately 1.5-2 inches to the height of your pop

    The POP Rocks with a Heart

    Regular price $185.00

    This Gold Glitter Unforgettable Fourget Me Not box boasts 4 gorgeous Marshmallow Fluff Blooms, a custom gold heart box charm and so much more!

    A drawer at the bottom of the box opens to reveal a custom Gold Plated pavé heart bracelet, designed by renowned jeweler, Rachie Shnay. A hint of Red Carpet Rose Arosatherapy is the perfect finishing touch for this sophisticated gift that keeps on giving. And giving…

    The Fragrance Sampler Set

    Regular price $45.00

    Can’t decide on one specific scent for your POP? Select an unscented POP and a sampler set to leave your POP’tions open.

    Test each of 8 fragrances on coordinating silk rose petals (included). Select your favorite and 2-3 sprays on your roses will bring you POP perfection.

    Refresh as needed with the same scent or try another of our unique fragrances for an altogether new POP experience.

    8 sample bottles nestled in velvet lined packaging with silk rose petal “tester strips.” Coffee candy included to cleanse the nose palate between fragrances.

    Sample Set Dimensions : 11″(W) x 6″(D) x 3″(H)

    Rosepops roses come from a beautiful and spacious Ecuadorian garden, situated at high altitude, with 20 hectares of gorgeous variety. Highly specialized, all natural techniques are used by the growers in taking care of the water, observing the climate and knowing the ground. These perfected practices result in uniquely beautiful roses of the utmost quality. Rosepops is proud to say that their Rose farms work exclusively with non-toxic ingredients, ensuring that the unique processes do not pose any threat to humans or the environment.

    The Rosepops mission was to offer long-lasting roses and even longer lasting memories, without the usual hefty preserved petal price tags. Through these patented packaging, the premiere Ecuadorian Roses can be shipped safely and economically, never compromising on quality. These hand-crafted preserved roses arrangements can be personalized, so there is a POP for every occasion! And with free standard shipping within the United States, your loved one can know just how valued they are no matter where they are located!

  • Fashion,  Gift Guide,  New York,  San Diego

    Be Chic All Year Round with Sheec!

    Socks are made with your lifestyle in mind: Sheec is changing the way people think about socks. Traditionally, socks are a functional afterthought, or they’re thought of only as fashion accessories. By designing socks for an intended shoe type or activity, Sheec is able to produce the most comfortable socks that will support you every day, all day.

    John’s wife was commuting to her job at a global financial services firm daily in style–but not in comfort. The usual go-to for women in heels were either no socks or pantyhose, and as the days progressed so did the discomfort for John’s wife. In his attempt to provide his wife with some relief came the birth of Sheec. Born the same year as their first child the first 3 Sheec products were introduced to provide stylish comfort for all those in need: The Secret Ultra Low-Cut socks, Slingback socks and the Sockshion Ball-of-Foot Cushions – all meticulously designed for the perfect fit and support.

    Since then, Sheec has grown to be the only no show sock brand for men, women, & youth that designs to tackle the common everyday problem of style and comfort when it comes to socks. It currently boasts 15 different styles of no-show socks for any shoe of your choosing. Sheec is dedicated to improving daily life in a huge way by changing the banal ways of something so simple as socks.

    Sheec seeks to make EVERYTHING about socks better. Not only are Sheec socks manufactured using a combination of unique fabric blends & patented technology, every sock has a handcrafted element to it. Sheec socks function better, last longer, and are more comfortable.

    Sheec pays attention to details from beginning to end, and what they care about the most is making socks that you love because they were designed for you. Contact Sheec for any assistance finding the right socks for you both before and after you make the purchase. Yes, they have return and exchange policies. But they also have people behind them, making sure that Sheec socks satisfy your concerns because everyone has different feet and different needs.

    Men’s Active-X Mid-cut
    (Size 11 wear XL)

    Wearing socks with sneakers prevents bacterial growth.
    The socks you wear with your go-to sneakers should be breathable and comfortable.

    • Rise: Mid
    • Weight: Light
    • Great for: Sneakers and casual slip ons

    These socks are designed to be no show in most casual shoe designs.
    They are engineered using technology to keep your feet comfortable and your socks on your feet in fabric-lined shoes.

    Non-slip Heel Grip
    Seamless Toe
    Reinforced Toe & Heel
    Ultra Soft
    Moisture Wicking
    Ecofriendly Fabric
    SoleHugger Technology

  • Gift Guide,  New York,  Technology,  Travel

    Emotive Bass and Powerful Range— The HD 660S2’s from Sennheiser

    Sennheiser’s new HD 660S2 is an upgrade for audiophiles seeking exceptional detail with engaging low-frequency performance

    Old Lyme, CT, February 7, 2023 – Sennheiser’s updated HD 660S2 expands the capabilities of the 600-series family, the longstanding benchmark for high-performance audiophile headphones.Sennheiser responded to the hi-fi community’s feedback, crafting a headphone that skillfully balances reference-level detail with engaging frequency response. The headphone features a more dramatic listen with greater intensity from enhanced sub-bass tuning, extracting dynamic impact and emotion from audio enthusiasts’ favorite recordings. The updated acoustics offer a delightful new way to experience music all over again.

    “Our new Sennheiser HD 660S2 offers listeners what they requested most from the headphones’ predecessor,” says Jermo Koehnke, Sennheiser Audiophile Product Manager. “With precision and power like no other and new sensitivity across all frequencies, listeners will hear details they’ve never heard before, especially at the lower end of the spectrum.”

    The depth and drama audiophiles crave
    Improving on a beloved classic while retaining its best traits was a challenging task, starting with the lowest end of the frequency plot. The HD 660S2’s warm bass characteristics pair perfectly with its silky-smooth treble performance and trademark vocal presence, allowing the timbre and uniqueness of any instrument part to stand out.

    Across the entire frequency spectrum, the HD 660S2 delivers a refined listening experience thanks to improved transducer airflow and a refined voice coil. From thunderous timpani crescendos to pulsating EDM rises, even the most discerning audiophiles will notice the depth and nuance of low-frequency passages, adding dramatic flair to any type of music. Ultimately, listeners are treated to deeper, clearer bass without sacrificing the expansive detail the series is known for. By reducing the voice coil’s weight, impulse response improves, bringing hyper-realistic textures to the forefront of any performance reproduction. The overall experience is smoother and warmer than the original HD 660S, thanks to ​ that reduces the distances between select peaks and troughs. The overall impedance matches that of the HD 600 and HD 650, at an audiophile-friendly 300 ohms, for punchy dynamics and impressively low distortion.

    A fit for the long haul
    Designed in Germany and manufactured at Sennheiser’s state-of-the-art Ireland production facility, the HD 660S2 continues the series’ emphasis on quality, functional design using materials that contribute to the hi-fi experience. Plush earpads and cushy headband padding place the revised 300-ohm transducers at the optimal distance from the ear resulting in a spacious soundstage with an abundance of detail — even for extended musical exploration. The transducer surround drops the resonant frequency from 110 Hz (original HD 660S) down to 70 Hz for hefty kick drums that move with ease. Even the outer mesh grilles are crafted to manage airflow at the ideal impedance for exquisite open-back listening sessions.

    Versatile enough to connect to vintage classics and modern solutions alike, the HD 660S2 ships with two 1.8 meter (5.8 ft) user-detachable cables that terminate to 6.3 mm (1/4-inch) single-ended stereo and 4.4 mm balanced stereo jack plugs, respectively. A 6.3 mm to 3.5 mm (1/8-inch) adapter is also included, for use with popular hi-fi gear from DAC-amps, DAPs, and dedicated amplifiers such as the Sennheiser HDV 820. Distinguishing bronze accents complement the elegant jet-black finish, all of which is protected by a storage pouch.

    Pricing and availability
    The Sennheiser HD 660S2 will be available for pre-order globally from February 7, 2023, and will go on sale February 21, 2023, with an MSRP of $599.95 USD.


  • Gift Guide,  New York,  San Diego

    More Than 1 in 4 Americans Expect Their Partner to Spend $0 on V-Day Gifts + Best Places for Valentine’s Day 2023 – WalletHub Reports

    With Valentine’s Day just around the corner and America’s sweethearts expected to spend $25.9 billion on the holiday this year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2023’s Best Places for Valentine’s Day. It also released its nationally representative 2023 Valentine’s Day Spending Survey, which found that more than 1 in 4 of Americans expect their Valentine to not spend any money on gifts this year.

    To determine the most romantic yet affordable cities for celebrating the Day of Hearts, WalletHub compared 100 of the largest U.S. cities across 26 key metrics, ranging from florists per capita to forecasted precipitation to the cost of a three-course meal for two.

    Top 20 Places for Valentine’s Day 2023
    1. San Francisco, CA
    2. Seattle, WA
    3. San Diego, CA
    4. Las Vegas, NV
    5. Portland, OR
    6. Scottsdale, AZ
    7. Honolulu, HI
    8. Orlando, FL
    9. Denver, CO
    10. Washington, DC
    11. San Jose, CA
    12. New York, NY
    13. Atlanta, GA
    14. Austin, TX
    15. Chicago, IL
    16. Los Angeles, CA
    17. Phoenix, AZ
    18. Boston, MA
    19. Fremont, CA
    20. Virginia Beach, VA

    Valentine’s Day Spending Survey – Key Stats

    • Some People Anticipate Smaller Gifts. 23% of Americans expect their significant other to spend less on Valentine’s Day this year.
    • Dinner May Be Too Expensive. 36% people say that going out to dinner on Valentine’s Day is a bad deal.
    • V-Day Debt Is Worth It for Some People. Almost 1 in 5 Americans think a Valentine’s Day gift is worth going into credit card debt.
    • Financial Infidelity Hurts. Over half (55%) of Americans feel that financial infidelity can be worse than cheating.
    • Bad Credit Might Keep You Single. Around half of Americans would not marry someone with a bad WalletScore or bad credit.
    • Reckless Spending Leads to Breakups. Half of Americans would break up with their significant other if they spent money irresponsibly.
    • Paid Dating Apps Are Undesirable. 82% of Americans say paying for dating apps is not worth it in 2023.
    • Bad Spending Habits Stink. More than half of Americans say that irresponsible spending is a bigger turnoff than bad breath.

    Valentine’s Day Facts

    • $25.9 Billion: Total Valentine’s Day spending projected for 2023 ($192.80 per person celebrating).
    • 2X: Men will spend almost twice as much as women, on average, for Valentine’s Day 2023.
    • $9.9 Billion: Amount Americans will spend on jewelry ($5.5B) and a special evening out ($4.4B).
    • 25%: Share of marriages that begin online.
    • 33%: Overall online dating activity increase across the U.S. between February 1 and February 14.
    • $28.3 Billion: Projected global dating services market size by 2027.

    Q&A with WalletHub Analyst Jill Gonzalez

    Do you think people on the dating scene worry about things like credit scores and financial literacy?

    “People want to date people who are financially responsible, especially as high inflation continues to put stress on many Americans’ wallets. In fact, half of Americans would break up with their significant other if they spent irresponsibly,” said WalletHub Analyst Jill Gonzalez. “If you’re looking to settle down, it’s a good idea to make sure you have a decent credit score, as over 47% of people would not marry someone with bad credit. Bad credit can cause someone to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars over their lifetime, so that statistic is unsurprising. Thankfully, people with bad credit are able to improve their credit score over time if they stick to a budget and practice responsible credit use.”

    Why are men more likely to think that buying a Valentine’s Day gift is worth going into credit card debt?

    “Men are nearly 45% more likely than women to think that a Valentine’s Day gift is worth going into credit card debt, according to WalletHub’s new Valentine’s Day Spending Survey. Some of the reasons for this discrepancy likely include societal expectations for dating and historical gender roles. Even if we can explain this statistic, though, that doesn’t mean it’s a good thing. Buying a gift is never worth going into debt, especially during this period of high inflation. Luckily, 23% of Americans are already expecting their partners to spend less this year, so there’s less pressure to break the bank,” said WalletHub Analyst Jill Gonzalez. “People who can’t afford to spend much this Valentine’s Day can consider alternative gifts. For example, a handmade gift can often hold a lot more meaning than an expensive object.”

    Do you have any tips for how singles can get their finances relationship-ready?

    “Some of the biggest turnoffs when it comes to romantic partners are bad credit and irresponsible spending. Both can reflect negatively on a person’s future earnings and how they might behave in other areas of life. Single people who have a problem with overspending or who have bad credit might want to work on improving their financial situation before trying to date,” said WalletHub Analyst Jill Gonzalez. “Some of the best first steps to take include increasing the amount of money you save or use to pay off debts, making fewer non-essential purchases and sticking to a budget. You should also monitor your credit score and credit report on a regular basis, as well as look for ways to boost your income. Taking time to improve your finances may lead to better romantic prospects.”

  • Art,  food,  Gift Guide,  New York,  San Diego

    Celebrate the most romantic day of the year with MarieBelle New York chocolates

    Spread the love early! Shop MarieBelle New York chocolates 2023 Valentines Collection and treat your loved ones! This year’s collection is elegantly presented in a romantic, Rococo-inspired painting reflecting an intimate exchange of love. Featuring handmade pieces of mouth-watering chocolate ganaches, each artfully highlighted with love-inspired designs that tell a story. Evoking all things delicate and dreamy, it makes for an enchanting Valentine’s Day gift, straight from the heart.

    25pc Cupid’s Valentine Heart Box

    Play the cupid and celebrate the most romantic day of the year with this 25 piece box of mouth-watering chocolate from MarieBelle New York’s limited edition Valentine’s Day Collection. Elegantly presented in a fanciful heart-shaped box featuring beautifully scalloped trim in a golden sheen, it opens to present 25 handmade chocolate ganache, each artfully highlighted with love-inspired designs that tell a story. Completed with a pastel ribbon for a picture-perfect presentation, it’s the sweetest token of love you can both share and indulge in this Valentine’s Day.

    Valentines Cupid Milk Chocolate 40g Bar

    Feel the romance this spring with the tempting notes of artisanal-made chocolate in Valentine’s Cupid milk chocolate bars; featuring our handsome and flirty Cupids. These bars are perfect for bite-size snacking and will undoubtedly keep you sweet all season long.

    9pc Valentines Ganache Box

    Celebrate the most romantic day of the year with this 9-piece box of mouth-watering chocolate from MarieBelle New York’s limited edition Valentine’s Day Collection. Elegantly presented in a romantic, Rococo-inspired painting reflecting an intimate exchange of love, this trove of treasures holds 9 handmade pieces of mouth-watering chocolate ganaches, each artfully highlighted with love-inspired designs that tell a story. Evoking all things delicate and dreamy, it makes for an enchanting Valentine’s Day gift, straight from the heart.

    This chocolate product is Kosher.

    Valentines Day Book Gift Set

    Celebrate the most romantic day of the year with this luxurious and elegant book-shaped gift set filled with mouth-watering chocolate from MarieBelle New York’s limited edition Valentine’s Day Collection. Elegantly presented in a romantic, Rococo-inspired painting reflecting an intimate exchange of love, this trove of treasures contains the following delectable delights to evoke all things delicate and dreamy this Valentine’s Day.

    Adorned with a romance-themed sleeve, this trove of treasures contains:

    One 9pc Chocolate Clusters

    One 7pc Valentines Lavender Heart Ganache Box

    One Praline Bars Box

    One 4oz Dark Chocolate Rose Tea Tin

    One MarieBelle Tea Strainer

    One 80g Cacao Market Rose Petal Bar

    One 80g Espresso MarieBelle Bar

    MarieBelle chooses only the finest selection of Criollo cacao beans from all over the world. What the fine Arabica bean is to coffee, the even finer and rarer Criollo bean is to chocolate. Criollo cacao makes up less than 10% of worldwide chocolate production, and as such, is highly sought after by connoisseurs. Chocolate made from Criollo beans has a distinct reddish color, and an equally distinctive complex taste, which can include flavors of caramel, nuts, vanilla and tobacco. MarieBelle chocolates are all handmade by passionate chocolate artisans. Their startling creativity and gift for harmonizing flavors have been the source of continuous innovation in their chocolate-making process and techniques.

    Relish in the sweetest gift for any occasion, available in-store or delivered same day anywhere in the Manhattan area.

    For more information and to view the Mother’s Day 2022 Collection, visit: mariebelle.com/collections/mothers-day-collection

    MarieBelle New York (Soho), 484 Broome Street, New York, NY 10013

    MarieBelle at the Kitano Hotel (Midtown), 66 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016 

    For more information about MarieBelle Chocolates, visit www.mariebelle.com.

    Facebook: MarieBelleNewYork | Twitter: @MarieBelleNY | Instagram: @MarieBelleNY

  • Gift Guide,  Los Angeles,  San Diego

    Sustainable Products from the Coconut Coverings that are left out after being consumed, Get CocoBowlz®️ now!

    Surprise your loved one with a homemade, healthy breakfast on that romantic Day. Your loved one is sure to spark conversation when you present your plant-based foods in beautiful coconut bowls from CocoBowlz. The unique coconut shell bowls are made by hand-crafting a reclaimed coconut shell that might otherwise have gone to waste. A sustainable, plant-based alternative to artificially made kitchenware. Truly versatile and durable, these bowls are perfect for serving your favorite appetizers or snacks to your family and guests! The CocoBowlz collection is proudly Australian-owned and adds tropical flare to your tablescape.

    Natural Coconut Bowl

    This natural rough rustic CocoBowlz™ coconut shell bowl is made by hand, crafting a reclaimed coconut shell that might otherwise have gone to waste.

    • Reusable and food safe
    • No artificial creations
    • No mass machine productions
    • No chemicals, no glues, or lacquers used
    • All 100% natural plant-based and organic product

    All CocoBowlz™ bowls and utensils are polished and finished with coconut oil.

    CocoBowlz™ coconut shell bowls are products of nature, produced from 100% real coconuts after their shells are declared “unusable” therefore are discarded as waste.


    The dimension and sizes of our CocoBowlz™ coconut shell bowls generally range between 12cm-14cm in diameter with a depth of 6cm, and an average hold of 600ml.

    Because this is a natural and handcrafted item, there will always be a slight discrepancy in size between each bowl.


    CocoBowlz™ coconut shell bowls are products of nature and produced from real coconuts, individually hand-crafted by craftsmen and women.


    CocoBowlz™ coconut bowls are available in two styles of finish:

    • “Natural” – Rough rustic looking outside with a smooth finished inner.
    • “Original” – Smooth polished looking outside with a smooth finished inner.

    Looking for gift ideas this Valentine’s Day? Sustainable and beautiful… Cocobowlz’ candles are made from repurposed excess coconut shells, saving them from piling into landfills. Cocobowlz’ new range is patterned, giving them a unique, bohemian look.

    Coconut Candles Fruit Infused Range

    Enjoy the warm ambient light and tropical scent of Cocobowlz’ fruit infused coconut candles that will quickly turn your home into a tranquil paradise.

    Featuring your choice of a natural coconut or two-tone coconut shell, hand poured coconut soy wax and a crackling wooden wick, these beautiful candles will sweep you away with their fruity, citrus & coconut aromas.

    All coconut candles are eco-friendly, burn clean, have a lasting burn time of up to 50 hours and are hand poured in small batches in Melbourne.

    🕯️  Your choice of 8 scents:

    • Coconut Lime
    • Coconut Mango
    • Coconut Strawberry
    • Coconut Pineapple
    • Coconut Kiwi
    • Coconut Cocktail
    • Coconut Banana
    • Toasted Coconut

    🔥  Burn time: 50 hours

    📏 Size (approx): D9-10cm

    📙 Care + safety tips

    Burn while reading, bathing, meditating or wining and dining.

    But never leave your candles unattended and always ensure you blow them out before bed.


    CocoBowlz™ makes it easy to choose your feel-good moments, so you can not just enjoy life, but have a life well-lived. Healthier? Kinder? More active? More thoughtful? Whichever quality moment you want to prioritise today, Cocobowlz™ is here to support your journey. CocoBowlz™ products are made from all-natural ingredients such as reclaimed coconut shells, coconut palm wood and bamboo. You won’t find any nasties in their sustainably-sourced, eco-friendly products.