Photo by Leah Tihia
It's February and the Super Bowl is over, so you know what that means: it's officially acceptable to start talking about Valentine's Day. But, wait! Don't tune out just yet. We at The Bold Italic are particularly excited about the Hallmark-holiday this year. Why? Because not only are we throwing a kick-ass dance party on V-Day, but we're also excited to bring you the Valentine's Day Collection from The Bold Italic Shop. We've assembled our favorite items in one collection, to help you find the perfect gift for your boo, your BFF, and even yourself.
We are currently in love with this heart-shaped "Je t'aime" Pendant from SF-based Yellow Owl Workshop. It's gilded in 22-karat gold and adorned using the ancient metalworking technique cloisonné, where tiny crevices are etched into the pendant, filled with each color, then fired in a kiln 'til they shine. If you're looking for something more utilitarian-chic, the Imperial Barber Shave Kit is the ultimate in manly grooming, with pre- and post-shave salves made with 100% natural ingredients like Bulgarian lavender and macadamia nut oil. In the case that you're not into shelling out a small fortune for an over-priced Valentine's prix fixe menu, our own signature Dinner Party in a Box is a sweet alternative filled with recipes from SF's top chefs, foodie bingo, custom fortune cookies, a healthy dose of E. Guittard chocolate, and even a Emergency Preparedness Hook-Up Kit (a very necessary V-Day essential).
You'll also need plenty of cards for all your valentines, which is why Ashkahn's "You're Cute" Mini Cards are super handy: each set comes with 25 tiny gold foil stamped cards to let your friends (or maybe more-than-friends?) know you heart them. Or you could be slightly more daring, and use Western Edition's nifty "Admit One" card to invite your crush to visit Makeoutville with you (actual ticket included inside). Or you can also say screw it all, and treat yourself to a cold one with a Beer Bottle and a Mirror Koozie, emblazoned with Sid Vicious' famous proclamation of non-apologetic narcissism.
Helpful hint: be sure to order by Friday, Feb. 8th to make sure you get your gifts by the 14th. Or even better, save the shipping fees and come pick them up in person from our offices at 32 Page Street in Hayes Valley! We're extending our pick up hours February 7-14; just stop by between 10am and 5pm. Happy shopping.