Don't let quarantine take the fun and romance out of Valentine's Day. Whether you spend the day showering your loved one with gifts and surprise at-home experiences; clinking Champagne flutes at your favorite local restaurant; or lounging on your couch with chocolate and a bottle (or two) of cabernet—we've got you covered.
Here's our curated list to a perfect Valentine's Day 2020 in L.A.—whatever your plans may be.
Venus Et Fleur
Show your sweetheart that your love is never-ending with a floral arrangement of Real Red Roses That Last A Year® from Venus Et Fleur. Check their full Valentine's Day gift guide for an ample array of romantic offerings, from a small heart box available in 24 colors, to personalized boxes, crafted candles and so much more.
9033 N Santa Monica Blvd. / Website
Show your special someone how much they mean to you with stunning, over-the-top floral arrangements from this West Hollywood staple. Since 1988, this flower boutique has expanded to include luxury home decor, floral sculpture and topiary specialists, and unparalleled event design. The best part? You can have your extravagant arrangement delivered directly to your door for ultimate convenience.
7001 Melrose Ave. / Website
Offering a range of eclectic and classic floral arrangements, Eric Buterbaugh’s namesake boutique is an L.A. go-to. You can’t go wrong with any of these chic designs. We especially love the Bellagio arrangement, overflowing with beautiful pink florals; and the unique Palisades bouquet, made of white peonies, anemones, sweet pea and roses paired with bay leaf and Christmas greens.
Pro tip: Add one of Eric’s signature perfumes to your order.
The Petal Workshop
Bvlgari, Jimmy Choo, Dior and Louis Vuitton all trust The Petal Wokshop, and you should, too. This L.A.-based florist is known for bespoke designs. Through asymmetrical arrangements, cultivated color palettes and a deconstructed flair, owner Matty Heron and his expert team will bring your unique vision to life. After all, your special someone deserves an arrangement as unique as they are.
6333 W 3rd St. #708 / Website
Located in L.A.’s Original Farmers Market, WildFlora offers a curated assortment of floral bouquets with daily deliveries in Los Angeles. Born in 2014 as a combo florist and landscape design studio, WildFlora has grown into two separate businesses. It sets itself apart from other local florists with ecologically responsible designs. Whether you choose fresh floral arrangements and succulents, plants or terrariums, you can rest assured your loved one’s Valentine’s Day bouquet is kind to Mother Earth.
Walden Floral LA
Known for its chic and modern dried floral arrangements, this L.A.-based design studio owned by Courtney Walden creates creative dimensions with unique flowers and foliages found around the world. Nationwide shipping is available (not including Hawaii and Alaska), so you can surprise your loved one with bespoke bouquets. Try the Pink Dried Floral Arrangement, complete with a beautiful ceramic vase in Valentine’s Day colors; or the Medium Pastel Dried Floral Arrangement inspired by cotton candy and made with ingredients that “bring joy to any room." The best part? Unlike fresh flowers, you can enjoy Walden’s floral arrangements for up to a year with proper care.
See also: 9 Sweet Valentine's Day Gifts For Her
Ben Sidell hails from a family steeped in food and entertainment. After turning to baking as a form of therapy, the then-actor took a leap of faith and founded SweetBoy. COVID-19 forced the shop to shut down 10 weeks after opening, but Sidell worked harder than ever, baking and delivering his delicious baked goods (solo!) to Angelenos looking to indulge in uncertain times. SweetBuns are the signature, Sidell’s delicious take on a cinnamon roll, but the chocolate chip cookies and rainbow sugar cookies are just as delicious. Each of the delivery-only desserts are baked to order. Be on the lookout for the monthly SweetBun specialty flavor come February. We have a feeling it’ll be the perfect Valentine’s treat for you and your loved one to share.
Jam Bars by BB
Brenda Barnum was a full-time neonatal intensive care unit nurse who made jam bars for fun. Her coworkers loved them so much, they suggested she sell them. The rest is history. Now known as Jam Bars by BB, Barnum’s sweet treats are in high demand in L.A. and beyond, with priority shipping available across the U.S. Barnum says the chocolate-covered strawberry jam bars are Valentine’s Day best sellers, but we're also bigs fans of the PB&J with strawberry or raspberry jams, strawberry lemonade, caramel drizzle apple spice and more. Each jam bar is a delicious treat to add to this year’s at-home holiday.
With five-plus years of experience as a pastry chef at Sqirl and Gjusta, Sasha Piligian is a certified master. She did a stint in Nashville and was gearing up to return to L.A., dreaming of pop-up bakeries around town. The pandemic hit, but that didn’t slow demand for her desserts. After receiving a flow of direct messages via Instagram, the pastry chef pivoted her original plan and started May Provisions. Offering custom cakes, slab pies, cookies and weekly pastry boxes, she's got your sweet tooth covered. Try fan-favorite flavors like the olive oil cake or passionfruit vanilla cake with salty vanilla buttercream. Customers can place orders every Monday via Instagram direct message, or through the website, then pick up at designated location on Sundays.
Krigler Fragrance Boutique @ Four Seasons Hotel Beverly Hills
300 S Doheny Dr. / Website
A bespoke fragrance is always a good idea, but taking your special someone for a trip to the Krigler Fragrance Boutique at The Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles At Beverly Hills is even better. The super-exclusive fragrance house boasts a slew of top-tier parfums for men and women, but its newest scent is the stuff of legend. Described by Ben Krigler—the fifth generation scion of the esteemed parfumerie—as “strong, sensual, healing and inspiring,” Abrakaadabra 221 is a mystical, earthy scent with notes of Aldehydes, Italian Bergamot and Indian Pepper. It's the perfect treat this Valentine’s Day and an experience you won’t forget!
George Esquivel x Beverly Hills Hotel
9641 Sunset Blvd. / Website
Rather than buying a gift for your S/O ahead of time, shop together and make a day of it. Beverly Hills Hotel’s recently-debuted bag collaboration with Esquivel is the place to do so. The George Esquivel x Beverly Hills Hotel overnight duffle bag and carry-all tote are both designed in the signature banana leaf print with an option of pink or tan trim. The luxe, limited-edition pieces are the perfect addition for future jet setting.
Esquivel @ Downtown L.A.'s Arts District
8309 W 3rd St. / Website
Not in the market for new travel accessories? Shop Esquivel’s shoes, accessories and more for him and her at it's new atelier and gallery in Downtown L.A.’s Arts District. For the man in your life, we’re lusting over the Bordeaux hand-burnished vern lace-up boot, made locally in SoCal with Italian Bordeaux hand-burnished and hand-distressed leather. For her, you can’t go wrong with the chic black and gold floral Brocade Grace slip-on mule, or the luxury red leather clutch made with hand-distressed Italian leather. You can also book an appointment to design custom, make-to-order shoes.
You can never go wrong with jewelry, but you really can’t go wrong with a piece from Jennifer Meyer. The L.A.-based designer’s namesake brand boasts necklaces, earrings, rings, bracelets and personalized pieces. For a Valentine’s Day theme, opt for the heart designs of the Love & Protection collection. We especially adore the small Edith link necklace with three turquoise inlay heart drops, the opal inlay heart studs, the turquoise inlay heart cuff, and the 18-karat yellow-gold hammered heart ring. If you’re looking for an extra special present, we recommend a piece from the Tennis collection or something bespoke from the Personalization & Letters collection. Whatever you choose, your loved one will certainly feel the love.
We all know chocolate is the ultimate aphrodisiac, but it can be much more than that. ALTYR’s Couple Cacao Ceremony will guide you in utilizing cacao to open your heart space for yourself and your love. If you’re looking for deeper intimacy with your partner this Valentine’s Day, take advantage of the journey ALTYR is offering.