LOVE LETTER It’s the thought that matters — share your most tender ones with help from this book, available at Sausalito Stationery. What I Love About (you) by (me) book, $10.
ADORN YOURSELF This limited-edition Heath Classic Red necklace from Health Ceramics is a beloved Valentine’s Day item. Large Barrel Necklace in Pomegranate, $160.
LOVE POTION Maca root is becoming popular worldwide as an aphrodisiac; get your fix from Novato-based Navitas Organics. Organic Maca Powder,$15.
BOUQUET IN BOTTLE Skip the bouquet, and inevitable cleanup, and opt for this bouquet in a bottle, new to EO. EO Natural Essential Oil Perfume in Beloved Rose, $45.
DIONYSIAN DELIGHT Instead of champagne, get your buzz courtesy of local grapes from Pey-Marin Vineyards. 2016 riesling, “The Shell Mound,” $29.
TOASTY TOES Keep warm and represent the bay with these socks, available at Soxalito in Sausalito. Golden Gate Bridge socks, $10.
SWEET TOOTH Can it really be Valentine’s Day without chocolate? Go local with Dandelion’s beanto- bar variety, made in San Francisco’s Mission District. Maya Mountain, $8.50.
Kasia Pawlowska loves words. A native of Poland, Kasia moved to the States when she was seven. The San Francisco State University creative writing graduate went on to write for publications like the San Francisco Bay Guardian and KQED Arts among others prior to joining the Marin Magazine staff. Topics Kasia has covered include travel, trends, mushroom hunting, an award-winning series on social media addiction and loads of other random things. When she’s not busy blogging or researching and writing articles, she’s either at home writing postcards and reading or going to shows. Recently, Kasia has been trying to branch out and diversify, ie: use different emojis. Her quest for the perfect chip is never-ending.