Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

It’s that time of year again for lovers to contemplate where to go, what to buy, and how to make the most of their special day.

Ash and I have teamed up with Express to bring you an all inclusive Valentine’s Day gift guide,

as well as our 5 favorite local date spots.  Whether you’re deciding

to spend the day with your loved one, or a group of close friends, we have you covered!

Let’s get started with a little His & Hers gift guide to relieve some of your buying woes…


Guys are pretty simple, so I’ve chosen a few basics that are fool proof for your #1 Gent.

Chronograph Watch: This stainless steel watch is great because of it’s versatility.  Easily worn with denim, or dressed up with nice trousers.

Fragrance: A nice fragrance is a must in any guy’s repetoir.  Simple as that.

Shirt:  A slim fit printed shirt is great for date night, and the pattern adds a youthful touch.

Sweater: A cool way to dress up that printed shirt is with a classy shawl collar cardigan.  A cardigan is a great substitute for a blazer.

Boxers: Every guy needs a pair of cool and comfortable boxers.  These are always a great gift when in doubt- he’ll use them no matter what!

Accessory:  It’s 2015, and your probably on your phone 24/7.  This cool camo charger is ideal for the on-the-go Gent, and will surely impress your date- chances are, she’ll be borrowing it too!


The hers gifts always seem to be a challenge for lads, so i’ve compiled some cute must-have gifts for your lass!

FragranceA pretty fragrance is always a good idea, and a nice bottle is a plus!  She’ll keep it on her vanity and smell great all day!

Dress: There’s no better gift for a woman than a cute LBD- Little Black Dress.  Period.

Watch: This simple bracelet banded watch is perfect for day-to-night and versatile with any look.

Jewelry: Simple studded earrings are the perfect compliment to jeans and a tee, or that LBD ; )

Bag: You can’t go wrong with a vibrant tote!  It’s large enough to fit all of her daily necessities, while remaining stylish for date night!

Stumped on where to go for Date Night?  Here are 5 of our favorite LA date spots:

Coffee Date: The Daily Dose is just as cute as it is good.  Nestled in an alleyway with glimmering lights, this Parisian vibed café is surely to win her over!

Date by the Pier: Head on over to Santa Monica for lunch or dinner, and a fun walk along the pier.  Who doesn’t like the beach and endless palm trees- can I say classic IG shot?

Vintage Movie Night: We love coming to Vista for the vintage vibes, and killer hot dog/coke combo!  Taking it back to the classics.  Catch the later showing, and walk over to Tiki Ti bar for some classic- and strong- tropical drinks.  Mai Ti’s are my favorite!

DTLA Date Night: Make a reservation to secure your spot on Perch’s rooftop for an evening overlooking glimmering Downtown LA.  Steak and frites with a glass of Sangria.. perfect!

Classy Date Night: Dress up for date night at one of LA’s coolest speakeasy’s: The Varnish.  Mixologists whipping up hand-crafted cocktails, and a live jazz band in the background.. our fave!


EXPRESS is spreading the love to 20 lucky winners for their What’s Your Desire Contest where 20 of  you can win $150 towards the Express look you desire!

Find your #valentinesday look on Express.com, post a photo of it and tag it with #LoveExpress #EXPSweeps & @ExpressRunway 

You’ll be entered to win $100 Express Gift Card

Good luck, and make sure to share you date night with us!


Blake & Ash

Ashley Estrada

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