Valentine’s Day Redux: Be the One That You Want

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Sometimes your significant other doesn’t get Valentine’s Day quite right. Or you are single. In those times, it is important to be nice to yourself, cherish yourself, and sometimes to shop for yourself… a lot!

Here are some of our favorite picks for this year, to treat yourself today or any time of year!

Design Your Own 3D Printed Fine Jewelry with American Pearl

If you didn’t get the jewelry that your heart desires, design it yourself! Do you love gold? Are you partial to Tahitian Pearls or Black Diamonds? Start with American Pearl’s gorgeous designs and customize for you or your beloved (men’s jewelry and cuff links available too!) with choices including gold, silver or platinum; diamonds, emeralds, rubies and precious birth stones; and pearls from all over the world. Complimentary custom engravings are available for most designs. and

18K Yellow Gold Black Diamond and Aubergine Tahitian Pearl Flow Ring $1867
14k White Gold and Black Green Tahitian Pearl Flow Ring $1800


American Pearl’s Fully Customizable Key To Her Heart Pendant
Valentine’s Day price:$775.00, originally $2,713.

Tahitian Pearl Pendant heart Love – choose from 8 different colors of Tahitian Pearls
Originally $875, now $250 for Valentine’s Day


TrueFacet is an exciting new online marketplace for Certified Authentic designer jewelry, with a mission of guaranteeing the best price for both buyer and seller by getting fakes out of the marketplace.

Nearly every woman’s heart races at the sight of a robin’s egg blue box from Tiffany & Co. This Tiffany & Co. Elsa Peretti Bone Bracelet is a timeless, thoughtful gift you can wear all year round. It is only $600 on TrueFacet, originally $995. It comes direct from TrueFacet in fully refurbished “like new” condition in Tiffany’s signature Robin’s Egg Blue box with a Certificate of Authenticity.

18k White and Rose Gold Serpent Necklace by Damiani at TrueFacet

This pendant necklace from Damiani is beautiful and perfect for the lady who loves feminine elegance. The necklace is made of 18K white gold and features a serpent-shaped pendant. The pendant is set with ~2.13ct of pink sapphires and white diamonds. Lastly, the bail is made of 18K rose gold. Included Items: Gift Box. Retail Price: $9,740, $2,727 At TrueFacet


AumHome “Soul&Space” aromatherapy sprays

Valentines Day special Bhakti elixir for Men&Women. Perfect offering to the ones you adore. Garners attraction and peace. Each hand crafted, small batch Aum Home spray features aromatherapy designed to uplift, heal and clear negativity. Yogi, Healer and Interior Designer Nidhi Huba of Aum Home creates each limited edition batch with specific healing intentions. Featured Organic Essential Oils are blended with Selenite crystal, Colloidal Silver and Gem Elixirs. Every bottle is energized with Reiki, Sound Healing, Mantras and blessed crystals to keep. To enhance your experience, before spraying tap the bottle on your palm with suggested chant or affirmation.


$21 for the Valentines Bhakti elixir. $35 custom spray blended with clients intent with essential oils  & crystal perfect for the request. Limited edition, pre-orders suggested.
Shop Ken Chen’s new KC SF for beautiful, affordable clothes made in California.
Our dear friend, and Women’s Mafia Fashion Week alum, Ken Chen has been busy this season creating a new diffusion line that features his signature asymmetrical details, gorgeous draping and flattering silhouettes at very affordable prices. A few I love, named after some Women’s Mafia members!
The “Marcy” dress ($45). Named after moi! (OMG, how exciting!)
The Ally Dress ($45) named after singer/songwriter Ally Sereda, the Engie Jacket ($56) named after stylist Engie Hassan
The Constance jogger top ($36) and pants ($39) after fashionista Constance Zheng.

Last, but certainly not least, something for the man (or men – we don’t judge!) in your life:

An Accessory or Styling Session with Savile Row Society

Does your guy hate to shop but love that look in your eyes when he is dressed to the nines? Savile Row Society is a men’s personal styling, shopping and custom suiting platform for men that promises to be “the end of shopping as men know it.” The service connects men (or you and your guy) with a live, professional NY stylist right away for quick, efficient, curated wardrobe building without having to look through hundreds of online options. They can even hop on Skype with you!

They have stand-out accessories such as these Tateossian Cufflinks ($195) and leather Dopp kits for gifts, Closet Cleanses and Personal Shopping at home ($350), Personal Styling Sessions online or in their NY Showroom (Free) and Custom Shirting starts at $150.



Visit and schedule your guy’s stylist appointment today!

Ask Ashley: Lessons For My Daughter

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By Women’s Mafia Editor and Relationship Columnist Ashley Papa

I don’t have a daughter or any children.  But I asked myself, if I ever have a daughter, what lessons could I teach her about boys and dating?  These would likely change as I get older.  But, here are 13 I’d give her right now.

  1. Be passionate about other things, like science or music.  Don’t let a boy or a relationship consume all of your energy.
  2. Date all types of boys.  They can all teach you different things about what you want and who you want to be with in the end.  Maybe a ‘techie’ will steal your heart when you thought you’d end up with a Wall Street banker.
  3. You will claim to ‘fall in love’ with all your boyfriends, but when you finally, really fall in love with the right one, you’ll look back at past boyfriends and realize, it really wasn’t love.
  4. Always speak up if something is bothering you. This doesn’t mean drown a boy in a tidal wave of your emotions. But if there is an issue that is weighing heavy on your heart and mind, you need to tell him.  A boy that loves you will listen.
  5. Wait as long as you can to have sex.
  6. The only time a guy should ever make you cry is if it’s out of happiness. Never let a boy make you cry for any other reason.
  7. Not all, but many of the cool and popular boys end up growing into fat and unattractive men.  So, don’t be too quick to blow off that nerdy looking math whiz who plays the trumpet.
  8. Pay more attention to a boy’s actions than what he says.
  9. Don’t be too quick to trust and respect.  They both should be earned, not given.
  10. You should never have to convince a guy to want to be with you. You aren’t a sales girl trying to sell yourself. A boy should genuinely want to be with you because he can’t imagine his life without you.
  11. Don’t confuse an easy relationship and a convenient relationship. Sometimes the greatest love forms from the most inconvenient circumstances.
  12. You’ll likely run to your friends a lot for relationship help, listen and consider what they say.  But remember that everyone has different experiences.  So what may have worked for them, may not work for you, and vice versa.
  13. That said, you will receive lots of dating advice; from your family and your friends.  But, in the end, you’ll make your own choices on what you do and who you date.

What would you add to this list? (Discuss!)

Send your burning dating, relationship and love questions Attn. “Ask Ashley” to A professional journalist by training and a television news producer by day, if Ashley doesn’t know the answer to your question, she will find the perfect expert to help!