Put aside the computer mouse and Amazon app. Instead, amble along Rockland’s Main Streets to find fun treasures and “alt” offerings to express your love. We love roses and chocolate too but nothing says ‘I Love You’ like a thoughtful gift.
Photography and Captions by Andrea B. Swenson
Lomar Farms’ “Love Spell” candle at Ned Kelly & Company in Piermont could be the deal sealer for a romantic evening.
Ask a special someone over for “Big Heart Teas” in a graphic heart mug from Presence of Piermont. Read the tealeaves and see what the future has in store.
Drink your chocolate instead of nibbling it. Pour some luscious hot cocoa into a “Love You to the Moon and Back” mug from Tree of Chocolate in Nyack. Then snuggle up by a romantic fire.
If love is passing you by, well, D’Vine Pie in Piermont is the place to go. “Love Stinks” Social Night matches tastings of four wines and four pizzas, as well as a cocktail. And perhaps Cupid will be working his mischief there too.
“I Freaking Love You” certainly gets directly to the heart of the matter. Over the top, as well as conservative wooden signs at Tree of Chocolate in Nyack, can voice what you can’t.
What happens at Gena Lisa’s in Nyack stays at Gena Lisa’s. OMG, red lacy lingerie- camis, bras and panties- scream take me home.
Elegantly simple, pink bowls and cups from MUD Australia at Archive Home in Nyack, make for a perfect, ahem, breakfast in bed.
Little kids and, especially, their teachers need love too. Adorable Valentine cards, including 2 for teachers, are waiting for them at Buttercup & Friends in Piermont.
A bath bomb is not the only thing that fizzes. Sparkling, pink Blanc de Blanc from Palmieri Wines and Spirits in Nyack can also make the outside world go away.
Tempus Fugit. The ArtSuite Gallery in Piermont is showing a unique, temporary exhibit of art on paper, reflecting all aspects of love, by such artists as Harold Garde. Hang one on your wall at home to commemorate your love.
A fizzy, scented “All the Feels’ bath bomb from Presence of Piermont can make the outside world go away. And maybe getting into hot water isn’t such a bad thing.
An ultimate expression of love is to visit the land where Cupid was a god. Walk into WAC Travel in Nyack, past the whimsical village of Cinque Terra and plan a never-to-forget trip to Italy or wherever your heart leads you.