Valentine’s Day Defined

What does every women wish for on February 14? Other than an engagement ring, how about those three little words? Other ways to say “I love you” include Ti amo (Italian), Je t’aime (French), Ich liebe dich (German), Ik houd van u (Portuguese) and Te quiero (Spanish). On the other hand, store bought gifts will also suffice.

Looking for something other than flowers, chocolate or lingerie? Cupid carefully selected a heartfelt collection ranging from $28 to $695…

Swatch Sweet Valentine watch ($80, Swatch Boutique, Shops at North Bridge)

Alexander McQueen Skull chiffon scarf ($295, Nordstrom, Shops at North Bridge)

Ippolita Raspberry Teardrop earrings ($695, Neiman Marcus Michigan Avenue)

Ray-Ban Ice Pop sunglasses ($160, Neiman Marcus Michigan Avenue)

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte lipstick in #07 Lingerie Pink ($35, Saks Fifth Avenue Michigan Avenue)

Sugar Bliss Cake Boutique Raspberry Buttercream and Raspberry Jam Filling Macaroons ($28 per dozen, Sugar Bliss Cake Boutique)

Kate Spade Ooh La La Bellini handbag $248, Kate Spade, 900 North Michigan Shops)

Happy Valentine’s Day!


About Cindy Burns

Currently writing for TCW's 'Woman About Town' column, Cindy Burns covers Chicago's social scene, events, fashion, and interviews women and men who are making a difference in the world. With an M.A. in American History from DePaul University, Ms. Burns is an author, freelance writer, avid reader and researcher. Ms. Burns has spent over 20 years serving on charitable boards and organizations, and currently serves as a member of the Women's Board of the Joffrey Ballet and the Women's Auxiliary Board of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicago. She is also an Honorary Member of the Children's Service Board of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital. When Ms. Burns isn't running around Chicago covering current events, you can find her biking, on the tennis courts, or hiking in a mountainous region of her choice.