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5 Surprising Flowers Perfect for a 2021 Valentine's Day Gift

5 Surprising Flowers Perfect for a 2021 Valentine’s Day Gift

A gift of flowers is de rigueur for Valentine’s Day. And a red rose is traditionally the go-to bloom. Why give red roses on Valentine’s Day? Well, no sweetheart would be disappointed with a dozen long-stemmed red roses. It’s a very safe (read, dull) choice. But what if you want to do something new? Something bold, different, creative and more personal? We asked our expert ace floral artist Miko Akasaka for help. And she’s given us some fresh fun new ways to give flowers for Valentine’s Day this year. There are, in fact, beautiful and romantic alternatives to roses! Here are 5 unexpected types of flowers – and fresh ways to give roses – that would make a brilliant and surprising Valentines Day gift in 2021.

how to celebrate a luxurious Lunar Chinese New Year

How to Celebrate a Luxurious Lunar New Year Every Year

Over 1.5 billion people celebrate Lunar New Year each year. The festivities range in location from China and Singapore to South Korea and Vietnam. And of course, in the cities in the West where there is a large population from Southeast Asia. Which made us wonder: how do you celebrate this momentous global holiday in style? Here’s how to celebrate a luxurious Lunar New Year, including what to know about luxury gifts, where to travel, what you need to know about food, drink, traditions and more.

The 14 Best Valentine's Day Sweets to Give With No Chocolate

The 14 Best Valentine’s Day Sweets to Give With No Chocolate

We find it hard to believe, but there are actually some people out there who don’t like chocolate. What??? We can understand if you’re allergic. But just not really liking it? We don’t know what to say. However, many people have a beloved who may just not be feeling chocolate – the iconic sweet of Valentine’s Day. So what should you give them instead? Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has curated a list of the 14 best gourmet Valentine’s Day sweets to give your beloved this year if you’re looking for a treat with no chocolate, including candy, cookies, cupcakes, caramels and cakes. And marshmallows! And cookie fries!