This season, put the flowers aside and give your sweetheart a romantic holiday to remember with these unique Valentine's Day gifts. Thinking of Valentine's Day gift ideas that are both unique and romantic can even put a strain on your relationship. A lot of that pressure is getting the right gift, finding something that will get noticed and show you pay attention, and giving your loved ones a gift that shows you care. Whether you have been together 10 years or 10 months, these exclusive finds are everything your Valentine’s will adore.

 For the Foodie in Your Life

 MarieBelle Chocolates In New York’s District is the world-renowned, luxurious bean-to-bar chocolate company, MarieBelle Chocolates. This Valentine’s Day the flagship retail location at 484 Broome Street offers patrons a sumptuous shopping experience for the eyes and appetite with lavish window displays which aim to warm the heart. The perfect gift, MarieBelle Chocolates are artfully wrapped in luxury boxes with colorful ribbons.

 Relish in the sweetest gift for Valentine’s Day or any occasion, available in-store or delivered same day anywhere in the Manhattan area. Celebrate the most romantic day of the year with MarieBelle Chocolates’ signature artisanal ganache collections. Each ganache is decorated with a unique Valentine’s Day design that tells a beautiful love story. Together they bring the heart and emotion of Valentine’s Day to life.

 Another favorite is the MarieBelle Valentine Truffle Box, made using only the finest chocolate blended with fresh cream and dark swiss cocoa powder. These European style truffles are as delicate as they are luscious to eat. Available in the following flavors: Dark Chocolate, Matcha and Champagne. You could also say I love you with their elegant and ornate Heart Box with 16 pieces of the Valentine's Day collection.

 Returning this season, MarieBelle has the sweetest gift for that special chocolate lover in your life with their Izak Zenou Valentine’s Day Ganache Box, Truffle Box, and Chocolate Bars. The one-of-a-kind collections are adorned with the artwork of renowned fashion illustrator Izak Zenou.

 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

For the Beauty Conscious


Angelo David

 Angelo David Salon Give the gift of beauty this Valentine’s Day with a Gift Certificate to Angelo David Salon. 

When people come to Angelo David Salon, they can expect to leave with hair they never thought was obtainable. As owner and creative director of Angelo David Salon, and one of New York City’s leading authorities on fine and thinning hair, Angelo David Pisacreta is not just a hair illusionist; he is the Vera Wang of couture hair.

 Located in an open space overlooking Madison Avenue, the salon boasts a team of highly trained staff members dedicated to making each client feel welcome and appreciated. Angelo David Salon offers a full range of renowned services for thinning hair solutions, including couture wigs, couture hair extensions, and five private VIP hair suites. The full-service salon offers—in addition to thinning hair solutions—the best in cut, color, color correction, and styling, transforming your hair from thin to thick and short to long. Angelo’s vast experience with hair, hair health, and hair growth led him to realize that hair health issues often begin inside the body, not on the surface.

 Angelo David Hair Care products, the Hair Detox® hair revival supplement, and the Angelo David Couture Brush Collection are all available online at Angelo David Salon is located at 420 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10017 

 For the Fitness Enthusiast Brownings


Mary Ann Browning

 Fitness Is your special loved one in your life a fitness enthusiast or still trying to tackle their New Year’s resolution? Then look no further than a training session with the expert at Brownings Fitness. Mary Ann Browning, founder and CEO of Brownings Fitness, is one of the most sought-after trainers in New York City and the Hamptons. 

Celebrities, socialites and moguls alike, train with Mary Ann because she produces results that last a lifetime without sacrificing quality of life. The Browning Method is a training method designed by Mary Ann Browning that utilizes cardio, strength training, and proper nutrition to change your body shape (not just lose weight). 

At Brownings Fitness, Mary Ann Browning and her team of Elite trainers guarantee that they will help you build muscle where you currently do not have it, burn fat where you do, and change the shape of your body. As Mary Ann says, the Browning Method is not just about the exercise, but about reinforcing positive body image and healthy outlook on fitness. Brownings Fitness is now offering workouts at their city and the Hamptons locations, FaceTime and Zoom virtual training sessions, as well as Virtual and in person Nutritional consultations and training with Mary Ann. They are supplying and currently wearing masks and gloves for their in-person and outdoor park workouts. 

Mary Ann’s clients get amazing results, because once you become her client, she is with you every step of the way. With three different Nutrition programs, there are options that will allow her to be accessible to you 24/7; where you can email and text her at any time on your journey to better health and fitness.

 Brownings Fitness, Contact: • 315.292.7547 • 1.866.500.1909 For more information, please visit: 

For the Bookworm 

 New Paperback Editions Successful Philanthropy: How to Make A Life by What You Give By Philanthropist and TV Host Jean Shafiroff 


Successful Philanthropy

  This inspirational read by philanthropist, TV host, author, human rights and animal advocate, Jean Shafiroff—which is now available in paperback—encourages aspiring philanthropists to build the fulfillment of giving into their lives.

 Drawing from her experiences in philanthropy, the volunteer fundraiser, leader and spokesperson authored the practical guide to modern giving, Successful Philanthropy: How to Make A Life by What You Give to empower all individuals to get involved in the act of charitable giving. 

 Learn to identify your passions and interests and discover how they can guide your philanthropic work. Find the best ways to choose a charity that will offer personal fulfillment while also making the best use of your contribution to the cause of your choice. Successful Philanthropy features a special introduction by Georgina Bloomberg, in addition to a foreword by Scott Elkins, US Campaign Director of the Margaret Thatcher Scholarship Trust at Oxford University and CEO of SE Advisors.

 Elkins salutes author Jean Shafiroff for encouraging others to “help bring about change,” through the text and her philanthropic initiatives. Author and Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff is spreading her message of philanthropy with her weekly television show, Successful Philanthropy. The weekly series airs 6 times per week on LTV East Hampton channel 20 and on the LTV's YouTube Channel (, and JeanShafiroff's Successful Philanthropy You-tube 

The show also airs in New York City each Friday night at 8:30PM on Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN): Spectrum Channel 34 and 1995, Verizon/FiOS Channel 33, and RCN Channel 82. The show will open in additional markets in 2021.

 Jean's show highlights the work of celebrities and philanthropic leaders in the United States and beyond. Some of those interviewed include Kerry Kennedy (President of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights), Ndaba Mandela (Human rights activist and grandson of Nelson Mandela), Brock Pierce (Independent candidate for USA President in November 2020), Malan Breton (Fashion designer and Taiwan's Ambassador of Tourism and the UK Ambassador of the Arts), Dan Gasby (Philanthropist and advocate), and Susan Taylor (Former Editor-in-Chief of Essence Magazine and Founder of National Cares Mentoring Movement) and former super model Carole Alt.

 Successful Philanthropy: How to Make A Life by What You Give, in its second printing, is available in select bookstores and from Barnes & Noble, and Amazon in hardcover and paperback. For more information about Jean Shafiroff, please visit

Manners That Matter Most By June Eding


Manners That Matter Most

 Etiquette is one of the most valuable assets a person can have and adopting proper skills will be to your benefit. Now in its third printing, Manners That Matter Most is finally available in a convenient paperback format so you can bring this valuable guide with you wherever you go. Knowing how best to present yourself, and how to deal with others in a direct, effective manner, is paramount in all personal, professional, and social relationships.

 In Manners That Matter Most – the Easy Guide to Etiquette at Home and in the World – published by Hatherleigh Press, researched and written by June Eding, with a special foreword by Norah Lawlor – covers topics from introductions, greetings and thank-you’s, to the etiquette of modern technology.

 Manners That Matter Most, in its third printing, is available from & Barnes & Noble Bookstores in hardcover and paperback.

For a Serene Staycation


Southampton Inn

 Southampton Inn Plan a romantic staycation at the Southampton Inn. This Valentine’s Weekend book a stay Saturday night February 13th, 2021 which includes overnight guest room, bottle of Prosecco, and breakfast or brunch on Sunday, February 14th. From $225* per couple.

 On Saturday, February 13, 2021, 11:00 am, enjoy a Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt. “Looking for Love” you will find red hearts throughout Main Street in Southampton Village. This event is hosted by the Southampton History Museum and the Southampton Inn. RSVP with the Southampton Inn, 631.283.6500. 

 Also, on Valentine’s Day Sunday February 14, 2021 from 10:00 am to noon, celebrate with the Southampton Trails Preservation Society. Contact Trail leader Dai Dayton, 631.745.0689. RSVP by Saturday, February 13, at 12:00 pm. This event is co-sponsored by the Southampton History Museum, Southampton Preservation Trails Society and the Southampton Inn. 

 The Southampton Inn is a year-round, gracious and relaxing escape from the everyday hustle offering a safe getaway with CDC cleaning guidelines and several Sterile-Bright™ UVC sanitizing lights in place to protect guests and employees. Guest rooms are accessed directly from the outside with no long corridors or elevators. Every room has individually controlled heat units, with slightly different decor, sparkling tiled bathrooms, and refrigerators, with a few specially designated for pet-friendly guest rooms.

 As always, shops are delightful, art galleries are enticing, walking and hiking through the historic streets and on the ocean beaches are restorative. Restaurants offer their local fare with outside dining, take-out, and socially distanced inside (subject to the governor's mandates). Ice skating, lawn games (weather permitting), board games, free WIFI and over 100 channels of TV are available. There are complimentary bags of Bedside Reading™ books. Breakfast is served daily and brunch on weekends. Please call if you have any questions or would like to reserve, 631.283.6500 online at Southampton Inn hopes that you will join them for an easy, comfortable getaway. Southampton Inn, 91 Hill Street, Southampton, NY 11968 

 For the Dining Connoisseur


TBar - Tuna tartare

 Perfect for a Valentine’s Day dinner, T-Bar Southampton is ready to serve the best classic cuisines with a modern twist. T-Bar Southampton is following the strict CDC and Health department guidelines. To comply with these guidelines, T-Bar Southampton’s outside patio dining is adequately spaced to maintain social distancing, and for those still nervous going out to eat, T-Bar Southampton is also offering takeout options. 

 Diners can begin their meal at T-Bar Southampton with the flavorful Thin Crust Pizza, Margherita or Meatballs. The restaurant also has tantalizing salad dishes such as the Watermelon Salad with Feta Cheese, Tomatoes, and Balsamic Vinaigrette. Also available on its delectable appetizer menu are the popular Crispy Sushi, Yellowfin Tuna Tartare and Vietnamese Shrimp Roll. 

 A meal at T-Bar Southampton would not be complete without ordering a favorite from The Steak Bar, which features an impressive range of superbly-cooked certified Black Angus cuts of beef including its Black Angus Porterhouse for two served with your choice of Steak Sauce, Béarnaise Sauce or Poivre Sauce. The menu also boasts numerous other American classics including the signature Crusted Tuna served with soy, wasabi rémoulade and seaweed salad and the Chicken Milanese made with chopped Salad and lemon. Cap the evening off with irresistible desserts like the must-try Banana Parfait Mille Feuilles with coconut and caramel sauce or the decadent Strawberry Sundae served with shortcake, meringue, brandy, and cream. 

 T-Bar Southampton 268 Elm Street, Southampton, NY 11968 For more information, please visit: 


Sushi Roll Crab, Avocado

 Union Sushi & Steak Looking to give your loved ones the perfect steak and sushi dinner? Ian Duke and partner David Hilty, the owners of the Southampton Social Club and Union Burger Bar, unveiled the East End’s hottest new dining destination: Union Sushi & Steak, a modern take on the steakhouses of old.

 This Valentine’s Day, Union Sushi is offering a savory Valentine’s Day Weekend 4-course Prix Fix Dinner menu ($79pp) as well as their spectacular regular menu (Friday, February 12 – Sunday, February 14, 2021). 

The appetizing Prix Fixe Menu starts with a choice of Lobster Bisque Soup or Mixed Greens Salad; a choice of either a Sushi or Appetizer platter; then the main entrée, Surf & Turf for 2, a 20oz. Filet Mignon with Twin Lobster Tails; and finishing the evening with Profiteroles cream filled, topped with chocolate ganache & served with chocolate covered strawberries.

 While dining, guests can view Union Sushi & Steak’s ongoing art exhibit “Musing and Mastering: The Ordinary,” presented by UEast75 Gallery. Co-located with Union Burger Bar in the historic Bowden Square property, the year-round restaurant fuses the energy of a supper club from the days of old with a modern ambiance. 

 The cuisine is brought to us by award-winning Chef’s Scott Kampf and Marc Fasciana of varied fame and tenures. The delectable menu features Dry aged steaks that are courtesy of Niman Ranch in Colorado and the assorted fresh sushi and sashimi menu is both enticing and inventive.

 Union Sushi & Steak also offers the Hamptons coziest heated outdoor dining area. As with Southampton Social Club, Union Sushi & Steak has quickly become an East End nightlife hotspot as well. 

Union Burger Bar

Meanwhile, Duke’s award-winning burgers and fries spot, Union Burger Bar continues to serve up American comfort food in the adjacent space. Welcome to Union Steak & Sushi! Union Sushi & Steak, 40 Bowden Square, Southampton, NY 11968 For more information, please visit: 

Union Burger Bar Treat your special someone with a meal at Southampton’s hit restaurant, Union Burger Bar. The dining hotspot went through massive renovations and has moved up to the main restaurant and bar, making way for the new Union Sushi & Steak which is now open as well in Union Burger Bar’s former location. 

The restaurant continues to offer an assortment of specialty gourmet burgers, fresh hand-cut fries, maniacal milkshakes and desserts and an elaborate craft beer and small batch bourbon selection. Restaurateur and owner Ian Duke with award-winning Executive Chef Scott Kampf are excited to continue bringing these culinary offerings to the year-round dining staple of Southampton, NY. 

Union Burger Bar also has delectable deals throughout the week including the $5 Burger Night on Wednesdays (starting at 6:00pm), Burger & A Beer on Thurdays (starting at 6:00pm), and the Weekday $10.95 Lunch Special (Mon-Fri 11:30am-3:00pm). Come experience Union Burger Bar! Union Burger Bar, 40 Bowden Square, Southampton, NY 11968 

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 The Coop Looking to indulge in some scrumptious takeout this Valentine’s Day? The owners of Southampton Social Club, Union Burger Bar, and Union Sushi & Steak are bringing a new concept to Southampton that has never been done before on the East End. Restaurateurs Ian Duke and David Hilty are opening Southampton’s first ghost kitchen called The Coop. The Coop is operating out of Southampton Social Club, which is closed during the off-season but is still open for private events.

 The ghost kitchen concept will enable customers to order delivery as well as offer Curbside Pick-Up for guests who order through the website or over the phone. There, in fact, will be daily specials for those who order directly through the restaurant’s website for Curbside Pick-Up. While there will be no indoor or outdoor dining, The Coop will be available for catering small gatherings and events.

 A variety of fried and rotisserie chicken options are available with a wide assortment of sides. All of The Coop’s chicken is fresh and is raised in a cage free environment where no antibiotics or hormones are added. In addition, the farmers who raise the chicken they’re serving are trained in Animal Welfare and they are monitored by licensed veterinarians. In addition, the produce is brought in from local area farms. The Coop is open Tuesday through Sunday 5:00-9:30pm, closed on Monday with plans to open for lunch in the near future. They are also available for catering to groups of all sizes. The Coop at Southampton Social Club 256 Elm Street, Southampton, NY 11968 For more information, please visit:

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