Love is in the Air!

It’s Valentine’s Day - and here are thoughtful gifts for your loved ones - from fun timepieces, accessories, outfits, and trinkets, to delicious hampers and romantic brunches and dinners. The month of love has just begun…

Lifestyle Insider Bracelets from the Enchanted Gates from Khimji Jewels Lifestyle Insider Ring from the Enchanted Gates by Khimji Jewels

Enchanted Gates: This collection is inspired by the historic magnificence of doorways from Khimji Jewels, an 84-year-old jewellery and accessories brand. And what better way to take home a part of the heritage than wear a piece of it. Every piece tells a story of travel, timelessness, and beauty. A story of meaning. With more collections inspired by life coming your way. Enchanted Gates is set in pure 22 k and 18 k gold, bejewelled with coloured precious stones starts from INR 9,000.

Lifestyle Insider Borecha V-day kit

Creat a stir: Whip up some love this Valentine's day, with the perfect DIY cocktail kit to brew some romance at home with your partner. Try your hand in creating your very own cocktail with this perfect kit from India's largest Kombucha brand Borecha. Borecha, with its 12 exciting flavours is an ideal mixer for both classic and out of the box cocktails. The kit comes with a peg measure, stirrer, ice tongs, a bottle opener, and 3 cans of Borecha of your choice (when you place the order). It also includes a special recipe book to help you play around with notes and flavours. The kit is available to order for INR 1,100/- and shipped across India is on Amazon and on

Lifestyle Insider Jewel Box necklace

Precious as a Jewel Box: This is the brainchild of Ashwini Oza and Chetan G Raja, the co-founders of one of the most sought-after bespoke Jewellery Design Houses in Bangalore, ARNAV Jewellery. Jewel Box by ARNAV houses a collection of timeless treasures, handpicked from leading designer collectives across India. The brand offers a versatile mélange of bespoke, handcrafted, designer fashion jewellery in base metals, silver, and gold and diamonds, with over 30 designers under one roof.

Lifestyle Insider The Exotic Tea Trunk from The Gift Studio

Tea and crumpets: Have a conversation over scones with clotted butter and some jam, while sipping on some fine tea – very pucca British, eh? You can enjoy this feeling right where you are, as is making this season more enjoyable with its thoughtfully curated hampers. The Exotic Tea Trunk from The Gift Studio is a treat for your chai-holic friend. This hamper contains a mix of our best handpicked teas along with a cute tea timer that will help you monitor your perfect brew and a high quality tea infuser. Every hour is chai o’clock with this beautiful tea set. INR 3,649.

Lifestyle Insider TIME MORE FRENCH PRESS 3.0 DUAL FILTER MESH by Kaapi Solutions

The perfect brew: Here’s a gift for your loved one, that is practical and fun –the Timemore French Press 3.0 Dual Filter Mesh by Kaapi Solutions is a beautifully designed French press that will add a touch of class to anywhere. With its dual filter system, you get less sediment in your cup. There’s a filter by the plunger and another at the spout. Use for tea or coffee you won’t be disappointed. Available online: for INR 1,190.

Lifestyle Insider Valentine's day Collection by Rangriti

Make yours a red day: For Valentine’s day, stand out in a Rangriti’s outfit, whether it’s a romantic dinner or a fun brunch that you have planned. The collection includes kurtas, Salwar kameez dupatta set, Palazzo set, straight suit, Kurta Dress in shades of pink and red, in fabric like cotton, georgette, chanderi, and viscose. Available on Amazon Fashion, Myntra, Nykaa Fashion, and Snapdeal.

Lifestyle Insider Valentine's Day Collection by Sarita Handa

Home is where the heart is: There may be endless gifting solutions for Valentine’s Day – but sometimes the perfect gift isn’t the traditional one. And if the pandemic has taught us anything, then it is that the home is where our heart is, quite literally. In Sarita Handa’s atelier, love finds a special meaning in finely crafted home décor items, extravagant quality and indulgent attention to detail. Here is a journey that started in 1992 and continues to blend design innovation with Indian heritage and craft. This Valentine’s Day, Sarita Handa’s contemporary accents take on a renewed form as a celebration of love and gratitude. Breathing new life into the home aesthetics, Sarita Handa launches a series of beautifully designed luxe cushions and plush quilts as part of their Valentine’s capsule collection. Signature Sarita Handa embroidery on the cushions in soothing neutrals and soft patterns create arresting visuals but calm the overall mood of the room. With a balance of classic style, uncompromising craftsmanship and fine threadwork, all emblematic of Sarita Handa’s approach to practical luxury, the cushions are perfect for a special romantic décor. But, at the same time, they will suffuse beautiful homes with an individualistic style that echoes their artistic ethos and stand the test of time.

Lifestyle Insider Valentine's collection available at IZHAAR - jewellery boxes Lifestyle Insider Valentine's collection available at IZHAAR - picnic baskets

Struck by love: This Valentine’s day make your Izhaar-e-ishq special with Izhaar’s ‘LoveStruck’ collection. Featuring ‘Summer Love’ and ‘Mi Amor’ two of their best collections ever! ‘Summer Love’ features exquisite cookie jars and picnic themed baskets for those romantic getaways. The ‘Mi Amor’ Valentine’s Day gifting range includes a multipurpose fragrance set, a beautiful photo frame for capturing those precious memories, a stationery box to express your love and a jewellery box designed as the famous red hot ‘London telephone booth’ to add that extra pinch of glamour to your dressing table. Let your Valentine’s day be remembered for years to come.

Lifestyle Insider Valaya Hand-painted Gold Plated Pattern Buttons (set of 13 pieces) Lifestyle Insider Valaya Chevron Cufflinks (hand painted & gold plated)

Chevron chic: Nothing boasts of luxury and grandeur like an ethereal JJ Valaya piece! This set of 13 Valaya hand-painted, gold-plated pattern buttons, makes for the perfect gift. If your man is a style connoisseur, he’s sure to appreciate this pair of Valaya Chevron Cufflinks that are hand-painted in the designer’s signature motif, and gold-plated. Available at: Price: Price on request


Comfort and style at home: Designed by Artistic Director Christophe Lemaire and his UNIQLO R&D team in Paris, The Spring/Summer 2021 collection marks the 10th season of UNIQLO U and features sophisticated essentials with a sense of lightness and freedom after a long winter spent indoors. Earthy neutrals mix with bright hues, evoking a feeling of nature’s renewal. Modern living calls for clothing with simplicity and purpose. Versatile, practical essentials are more important than ever. This Uniqlo U Women’s mercerized cotton stand collar long sleeve shirt is priced at INR 2,990, and the Uniqlo U Wide leg trousers are priced at INR 2,990.

Lifestyle Insider The Artful Baker Peanut Butter Bomb Lifestyle Insider The Artful Baker All Heart Picnic Basket

Love bomb: For all those lovebirds with a sweet tooth, The Artful Baker is ready to satiate your hunger with their delectable dessert options ranging from the tempting peanut butter bomb to the fresh and appetising passion fruit and chocolate tart. In case you prefer a savoury treat over something sweet, your favourite bakery has got your back with their tempting herbed grissini and jalapeno, cranberry and onion flavoured cheese as well. You can also indulge in a fun activity with your special someone by getting the DIY Chocolate Fondue Kit or pamper yourself with the All Heart Picnic Basket. Available at The Artful Baker outlets in Delhi NCR.

Lifestyle Insider Sky Mesh watch by Lagado

Time for love: With magic in the air and romance everywhere, Lagado celebrates Valentine’s Day by introducing special timepieces for you and your loved one! Celebrate the joy of giving time by indulging in this specially watch: The Sky Mesh 41.5mm. The best part is that the watch bracelet comes with an interchangeable stainless-steel Milanese mesh bracelet. The Lagado Sky Mesh from the Tempo 41.5mm Collection is a contemporary stainless-steel watch with a blue dial that reflects Lagado’s distinct identity with a domed sapphire crystal making it the ultimate scratch-resistant protection for the watch. It has an analog quartz chronograph movement and is water resistant at 5 ATM.

Lifestyle Insider Philips SenseIQ Hair Straightener

Straighten in style: This intelligent Philips SenseIQ Hair Straightener’s sensor measures hair temperature more than 20,000 times per styling session to quickly adapt temperature to lock in up to 70 percent of the hair’s natural moisture. It helps in maintaining the hair’s essential strength providing vibrant shine on the outside and healthy strong hair on the inside. The product range is available at the nearest retail Philips store and for online purchase. Priced at INR 9,995/-

Lifestyle Insider Peruvian Dark Chocolate tea from Fernweh Agro

De-stress remedy: Is your spouse stressed because of work from home and pandemic? Why don’t you give them a nice massage and make a nice cup of Peruvian dark chocolate tea from Fernweh Agro while you binge watch your favourite Netflix series with your spouse on Valentine’s Day? Price: INR 599.

Lifestyle Insider Afreen Galaxy Blue Jacket by Saundh

Jacket love: Saundh has its very own design aesthetic that is becoming a favourite of Bollywood stars. Step out in this Afreen Galaxy Blue Jacket by Saundh this month, if you really want to stand out from the crowd. Price: INR 5,995.

Lifestyle Insider Snackstar chocolate treats

For sweet treats, Snackstar has got you covered: Choose from an exotic and exclusive imported range of chocolates, candies, cookies and much more. Opt for the Oreo chocolate egg bag; a Maltesers truffle gift box, a box of Ferrero Rocher, or spread happiness with Hershey’s gold peanuts and pretzels. Get your loved one’s heart racing with a delicious Reese’s peanut butter miniature cups assorted box or bring alive your inner child with the Kinder chocolate small bars gift box! Choose a divine dessert- the Raffaello coconut and almond pralines gift box or Guylian Belgian chocolate seashells. Place orders easily on the website or on the smartphone app for iOS.

Lifestyle Insider AiSPI presents the ROSANTICA bag

Curated fashion at its best, from some of Europe’s most exclusive boutiques, now available in India – order from the comfort of your home, for those one-of-a-kind fashion finds you’d stumble across while strolling the streets of a Barcelona, Paris, or Milan. This stunning cross-body luxury Rosantica bag from AiSPi is the perfect gift to pamper your loved one. Available on Price on request.

Lifestyle Insider Benetton White Top with Heart Benetton Branding Lifestyle Insider Benetton Multicoloured Stripe Sweater

Wear your heart on your sleeve, literally. This white top from Benetton with heart-shaped branding is perfect for your sweetheart. Price: INR 2,999. Or shower your loved one with the rainbow colours of love with this multicoloured striped sweater by Benetton. Price: INR 7,299. Available pan-India at Benetton stores.

Lifestyle Insider Casio Sheen Women

I heart time: Casio India announces Valentine’s Day sale on its entire watch range with up to 30 percent off. The perfect gift for your sweetheart can now be found on Casio India Shop. This Casion Sheen watch for women is priced at INR 5,495.

Lifestyle Insider DailyObjects Keeper Tri-fold RFID Wallet

Keep it safe and secure: The perfect gift for a guy who likes to carry his cards wherever he goes. This leather compact Tri-fold RFID Wallet by DailyObjects is lined with complementary prints in woven cotton, and holds six cards in the Nickle card protector, and two cards in the interior slip pockets, along with bills and currency. Price: INR 2,999.

Lifestyle Insider Mogra Jalmahal Votive by Ritu Kumar Home

Scents of love: Infuse your home with the fragrance of the day – the Mogra Jaimahal Votive by Ritu Kumar Home. Price: INR 3,200.

Lifestyle Insider DIVA Casa - Spiced Sweet Potato and Guacamole Tacos Lifestyle Insider DIVA Casa - Sticky Toffee Pudding Lifestyle Insider DIVA Casa - Strawberry Cheesecake

DIY Meal Kits for a Special Brunch: With the new times, a spell of revived romance is cast upon the world this month. What better to celebrate the company of your special ones than enjoying a cozy time at home with a delectable meal being the soul of the conversation, as love takes over. This Valentine’s week, stomach will indeed be the way to your loved one’s heart as you rustle up some tasty tacos and decadent desserts from DIVA Casa. DIVA Casa, a recently launched DIY meal kit service by renowned Chef Ritu Dalmia’s DIVA Restaurants, presents a curated range of meal kits to bring comfort and joy to every budding chef and epicure alike. Bringing the taste of Mexico to all gourmands, DIVA Casa has introduced a new DIY taco menu that includes the Spiced Sweet Potato & Guacamole Taco, Chargrilled Cauliflower Taco, Crusted Fried Fish Taco, and a succulent Pulled Pork Taco, perfect for a celebratory Valentine’s or Valentine’s brunch. To top the day off, DIVA Casa brings two special desserts for Valentine’s Day – Strawberry Cheesecake and Sticky Toffee Pudding, to turn your home dates into a romantic, delicious affair. Buon Appetito! DIVA’s DIY Style Taco Menu: Featured here is the Spiced Sweet Potato and Guacamole Tacos with Caramelized Onion, Poblano Chilli, Tomatillo Salsa, INR 590. DIVA’s Valentine’s Day Desserts: Strawberry Cheesecake, INR 490; Sticky Toffee Pudding INR 490. Call/What’s App on +91 7290043704, +91 7291996198

Lifestyle Insider Forever New Penelope one sleeve Sequin Dress Lifestyle Insider Forever New Lynne Cocktail Earrings

Glam up for your special day: With the latest collection, Forever New has the perfect outfits for you to look splendid for a sunny brunch date or glam up for house parties with your near and dear ones! From ultra-glam jewellery – these Lynne cocktail earrings are priced at INR 1,400; to the Little Black Dress – the Penelope one sleeve sequin dress is priced at INR 8,800, they’ve got your back. The comfortable silhouettes are easy to wear and are right on-trend for intimate gatherings and everyday occasions. Available on:

Lifestyle Insider GAYA luxe-love hamper

Hamper of love: The GAYA luxe-love hamper, specially curated to pamper your loved ones or even yourself this Valentine’s Day, is made of all things red and love! The hamper contains a mix of The Palm Collection’s camisole in luxurious fabric, tropical print scarf, two fashion face masks that spell love, intricately embroidered headband and a cosmetic pouch. The GAYA Luxe Love Hamper (INR 10,000) includes: Areca Camisole, Colcocosia Scarf, Lindi Pouch, Monstel Headband, Love Mask, Kisses Mask.

Lifestyle Insider Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle Touchscreen Men's Smartwatch

Get Smart! Add an element of sporty casual chic with a smartwatch. Change the strap to one that contrasts with the colour of your pullover, and you have a winning recipe. This Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle Touchscreen Men’s Smartwatch is priced at INR 22,995 and is available on Amazon Fashion.

Lifestyle Insider Skechers Women's Goldie sneaker

Go with White: Ditch your heels for the evening and go comfy with a cool pair of white sneakers. These go well with the crop top and jeans look and give you the casual chic effect you were aiming for. These Skechers Women's Goldie sneakers are priced at INR 3,523 and are available on Amazon Fashion.

Lifestyle Insider Libas Pink Shantoon Printed Straight Kurta

In the pink of things: Pair this pink shantoon printed straight kurta from Libas with any trousers or palazzos of your choice and your’re ready to hit the town. Price: INR 1,999.

Lifestyle Insider Instax Mini 11 in Pink

Say cheese! The stylish new Instax Mini 11 by Fujifilm comes packed with Automatic Exposure and Selfie Mode function to capture moments instantly. The new mini 11 is the first entry model to feature the “Automatic Exposure” function, allowing users to take photos optimally exposed to the main subject and the background in a variety of situations. The camera also comes with another feature that makes taking instax photos easier than ever before i.e. the Selfie Mode, which is ideal for selfies and close-ups. Along with the Mini 11, you can also give a gift box that comprises of fun accessories that will help your preserve your films in a quirky way. Available in Blush Pink, Sky Blue, Charcoal Gray, Ice White and Lilac Purple colours for INR 5,999.

Lifestyle Insider Needledust X AJSK Filigree juttis Lifestyle Insider Needledust V-Day Packaging

Celebrate all things love with Needledust: For your special someone who has an eye for the finer things in life, these Filigree juttis (INR 6,500) by Needledust in collaboration with celebrated couturiers Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla, are wardrobe essentials that are comfortable, stylish and crafted with perfection. Needledust has also launched a limited edition Valentine’s day packaging. For all orders placed until 14th of February, Needledust footwear will be sent in a limited edition packaging and a card free of cost.

Lifestyle Insider Moondust Gold sneakers by MyIRa

White heat: Have the whole day planned with your partner but don't want to go through the pain of wearing heels all day? Opt for these Moondust sneakers by MyIRa instead. They'll add the bling to your outfit without compromising on comfort! Price: INR 2,799.

Lifestyle Insider The Lodhi, New Delhi - special Valentine's Dinner Lifestyle Insider Fresh Burrata Tart, Asparagus at The Lodhi New Delhi

Celebrate Love in High Spirits with The Lodhi, New Delhi: To ensure an unforgettable romantic rendezvous, the Master Chefs and Mixologists at Elan, Perbacco, Safari Lounge and Pool Café have thoughtfully curated a range of dining experiences showcasing an array of flavours from around the globe paired with the finest beverage offerings. Choose from a sun-kissed brunch or a starlit BBQ evening with inventive cocktails, free-flowing wines, spirits and more at Elan (Private Cabana: INR 14,999 + taxes per couple l Alfresco: INR 12,999 + taxes per couple). The best of Italian delicacies and wines with a five-course menu designed by Michelin Star Chef Adriano Baldassarre at Perbacco (INR 6,500 + taxes per person). Unlimited pours of house wines accompanied by a selection of three gourmet appetizers and assorted cheese at Safari Lounge (INR 5,500 + taxes per person). A five-course dinner with premium spirits and house wines at private poolside cabanas at Pool Café (INR 14,999 + taxes per couple). For February 14, 2021, Lunch and dinner at The Lodhi, New Delhi.


Priya Kumari Rana

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Lifestyle Insider is a showcase of all that is beautiful and luxe. Behind every creation, is a designer, chef, entrepreneur, or a design maison. I have delved into my own appreciation for objetsde luxe that I have admired over the years – be it a love of fashion from the world’s top Parisian and Italian fashion maisons and their ’90s muses, or the care that goes into sari and Indian textile collections in my own family. Growing up on four continents, as the daughter of a former Indian Ambassador, I’ve seen a remarkable array of historic places and met a myriad people. My aim is to bring my world view into this website, a curation of what I find particularly stunning, unique, and newsworthy.

It’s an exciting time for brands all over the world. With change comes opportunity. With the global ‘reset’ and uncertainty on many fronts, there is a chance to write a new script. Let’s be those pioneers.

A bit about me:
A luxury and fashion journalist with 25 years of experience in publishing and magazine journalism, I have edited some of India’s top fashion and luxury magazines. I got my BA in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley, and went on to receive my Master’s in English and French from the University of Strasbourg, France. I have also studied German and Film. I live in Gurugram, India, and look forward to once again exploring our world with a new-found freedom.

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