Tuesday, February 9, 2010

vday gift guide: give blossoms

Hint to husbands: Everyone sends roses on Valentine's day...so dare to be different and give blossoms. The “Love Blossoms” Women’s Timepiece Collection by Skagen Designs boasts affordable luxury--featuring modern, romantic styles infused with feminine details. Based on a 20-year love story between Charlotte and Henrik Jorst, the husband and wife founders of Skagen Designs. Details like CRYSTALLIZED™ Swarovski Elements, tone-on-tone combinations, mother-of-pearl dials, mirrored borders and genuine leather straps make each piece romantic, yet clean and uncomplicated. If she's the sentimental type: Choose a Mother-of-Pearl dial surrounded by a stainless steel rectangular case adorned with Made with CRYSTALLIZED - Swarovski elements. The slim genuine leather strap in rose petal pink is dusted with a hint of shimmer. For a more classically elegant significant other: Go for the stately yet petite version the company's best-selling stainless steel case, featuring a Mother-of-Pearl dial and indicators embellished with made with CRYSTALLIZED - Swarovski Elements. It’s complemented with a thin yet striking white genuine leather band. And don't worry, Skagen's got you covered too. Let your wife or girlfriend know you're a fan of round-the-clock romance. For the cultured club: Opt for the white monochromatic, tone-on-tone with touches of silver and crystal, paired with a round case and white mirror border. Features include a shiny white dial, 12 indicators made with CRYSTALLIZED - Swarovski Elements, and a genuine white leather strap. For the well-grounded guy: Genuine brown leather straps connect to a brushed stainless steel case, which houses a silver white dial. Features include 12 chrome and white luminous numbered indicators, a 24-hour dial and date function above the six hour. For the classic gentleman: Try an enduring timepiece with Swiss Made movement, stainless steel case with mirror border and stainless steel links. Two eyes feature day and date functions on a brushed chrome dial. Go to www.skagen.com for more info.

WIN IT: Trip To L.A.

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