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Tesalate’s sand-free towels are among our 2020 Valentine’s Day gift suggestions

In the mood for love

FASHION Think outside the box of traditions, flowers and chocolates when it comes to Valentine’s Day this year. Fashion and beauty editor Sopheak Seng has included some classics, as well as something a little bit more unusual




Sopheak Seng is fashion and beauty editor of Lucire.


1 Limited-edition GHD Deep Scarlet Platinum Plus for the hair-obsessed lover in your life—NZ$395 from GHD stockists

2 Jema Rose 8+ Goat’s Milk Rejuvenating Mask—because beautiful skin is always in. Priced at NZ$30 at Unichem & Life Pharmacy (selected stores)

3 Valentino Rockstud bag: Valentino red says it all. Available at Net-à-Porter, £720·83
4 Essano Sweet Pea & White Orchid reed diffuser or candle—because a signature scent will set the mood for love-making. Available in New Zealand at New World and the Warehouse
5 Derek Rose Herringbone sleep mask—because everyone needs beauty sleep, but there are multiple uses if you use your imagination. From
6 Dita von Teese Julie’s Roses underwire bra, suspenders and bikini. From David Jones
7 Tom Ford Underwear—because every man is a movie star in Tom Ford. From

8 Red Friend by Troy Emery—because art is love that lasts. At Martin Browne Contemporary

9 Australian-designed Tesalate sand-free towel, answering one of the questions we always have at the beach. Available online at Tesalate,, at US$59 for the standard size and US$99 for the Towel for Two
10 German-based jeweller Thomas Sabo has a range of Together pieces, with linked pendants in sterling silver. Available from Thomas Sabo stores and online at





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