Pulse Style: Lowdown: Be My Valentine?

Nothing wrong with chocolates and roses. But here are a few other indulgences to consider in the name of romance

Diana Vincent
1099 General Greene Road, Washington Crossing; 215-493-0969
Park Place Jewelers
6 Bridge Street, Lambertville; 609-397-0102

Fans of designer Diana Vincent’s modern, fluid and expertly crafted designs will find her new Washington Crossing boutique a case-by-case temptation. Her bold, swirling heart cuffs and earrings ($200 to $600), gold-and-diamond “thumbprint” heart pendants ($2,950), and uniquely beautiful engagement rings are elegant, but individualistic, splurges. Vintage more her thing? Hit Park Place Jewelers for troves of Tiffany Deco diamond pins (upwards of $1,000), three-strand pearl chokers (around $1,350), and platinum engagement rings from every period. For the hippest new looks that won’t break the bank, try tokenstyle.com, where Drexel grad Julia Wang sells her swinging earrings and funky ­lariats for around $100.  

Georgie Girl
111 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield; 856-354-4700

Girlie meets sexy at this adorable boutique in Haddonfield, which has the mildly naughty as well as cute-and-cozy down to a T. Go here for coveted Cosabella boy shorts (from $24), lace teddies ($80), and double-layer stretch-lace camisoles ($79). Sleepwear standouts include super-soft Eberjey pajamas (around $108 for a set) and luxuriant Arianne pants ($64).

Zanya Salon and Spa
287 South Main Street, Lambertville; 609-773-0770

Located in the lofty Laceworks Building, this full-service, 6,700-square-foot salon and spa is our new favorite: cool Soho upstairs (where hair and nails are done to perfection, and drinks are served at a coffee-and-juice bar), warm Morocco below, awash in mosaic tile, gauzy drapes, low cushions and candlelight. If you’re headed here for some pre-date prep work, consider a radiance renewal facial, body polish sea salt glow, or green tea and mango pedicure. Or take him with you — all the way to the intimate couples’ treatment room — for a joint rubdown ($170).

Alison at Bluebell
721 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell; 215-641-2660
37 South 19th Street; 215-564-2925
1623-25 Passyunk Avenue; 215-755-9697

What to order after your romantic dinner for two? At Alison at Bluebell, the walnut sticky bun: an ice-cream sandwich filled with brown sugar, crushed walnuts, and butterscotch ice cream, and topped with caramel sauce. At Matyson, the hot and cold chocolate brownie semifreddo: a frozen chocolate parfait on bottom, warm chocolate brownie on top, with rum, hot fudge and whipped cream. At Roselena, the antico dolce torte: cinnamon-­flavored pastry with raisins, nuts, honey, whipped cream and lemon zest.