City Pulse

By Patricia Wersinger

For the celebration of Eros, the primordial god of love and beauty, all fashionistas are invited to go a little over the top and grab the extraordinary on Valentine’s Day.Sometimes the extraordinary is better grabbed by keeping it simple. Like snagging the moment armed with these red hot, Baldan, round toe, futuristic booties and nothing else. These suede platforms can be found at Ruia’s, the new SoHo boutique by Kajal Ruia, a Manchester native whose mission is to bring Europe’s finest, most provocative ladies’ shoe designers to New York’s style setters. With the exception of Missoni, all of their brands cannot be found any where in the US. Armed with these pumps, the night will certainly hold promise. Baldan Shoe Boot, ($598), Ruia, 65 Mercer Street, NYC or http://www.ruianyc.com.

To create the dangerous scent of romance a special candle is called for. God is in the details, we have heard it many times but somehow it never feels so right as when a subtle disruption to a familiar scent resurrects us to our dormant senses. The Rose Baroque Candle by Kat Burki is luxury pure and simple, a decadent and soothing aroma that creates a soft transe in a sumptuous boudoir, a bouquet of erotic flavors with a twist of tuberose to induce in time-stopping awareness. The Kat Burki candles ($38) recognizable by their signature medallion and Doré patterns are available at http://www.katburki.com.

Originally published February 2011
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