Some Like it Hot is the ideal movie for a Valentine’s Day viewing. Romantic but more hilarious than sappy, the film features Marilyn Monroe at her comedic best and includes one of her most famous musical moments on screen singing “I Wanna Be Loved By You”. I love that Some Like it Hot was shot in black and white despite the preference for blindingly bright Technicolor in the 1950s. Monroe’s contract required all films in which she appeared to be shot in color but apparently Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis were so incredibly hideous in drag makeup in the early color tests that they relented. So black and white was basically the Facetune of 1959.
Speaking of liking it hot, you can level up your hot sauce game with Truff Hot Sauce: a balanced blend of agave, red chili pepper, and black truffle. Oprah is apparently a big fan.
Rose is a difficult scent to do right. Too flowery and it smells inauthentic, too musky and it smells like a grandma. Byredo’s Burning Rose candle gets it right. The top notes are floral with rose petals and hints of violet but the leather and birch base gives the scent an earthy quality that is perfectly romantic.
As far as fabric go, cashmere is always a crowd pleaser. This Lisa Perry travel set looks like something a 2019 Holly Golightly might pack in her Loewe Flamenco Knot bag on a non-stop flight to Rio
Dipsea is an audio erotica app geared towards millennial women. Basically, “horny Headspace”. There are simply not enough products geared toward women in the sex industry and I appreciate how the service overtly markets to women without being patronizing.