If you thought Lady Gaga’s red-carpet entrances were OMG-worthy, they’re nothing compared to her epic Valentine’s Day. The singer’s boyfriend, actor Taylor Kinney, popped the question on February 14, after he had already showered her with a truly enviable rose bouquet.

Lady Gaga Engaged

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The pop star said yes to Taylor and a heart-shaped diamond stunner, posting a photo of her new bling on Instagram yesterday. Post-proposal, the pair celebrated their good news at Joanne Trattoria, the NYC Italian restaurant owned by Gaga’s family.

With a history of head-turning ensembles, we can’t wait to see her over-the-top wedding gown. (And more importantly, which lucky designer gets to create it.) Now the only question is, how do we score an invite?

By Ashley Bell, Staff Writer

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February 17, 2015

Chocolate, dinner plans, wine: check, check, and check. In need of one last touch for Valentine’s Day? Look no further. This origami card design shows you’re both heartfelt and handy. Grab a square piece of paper (the fancier, the better) and follow these ten steps.

Paper Heart DIY

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February 13, 2015

Hoping to cook up some chemistry in the kitchen this Valentine’s Day? Plated, an innovative company that ships fresh ingredients and chef-designed recipes to your door, has just the couple-approved recipe for you. So grab a sous-chef and a few ingredients, then follow the steps below. Within an hour, the two of you will share an inevitable Lady-and-the-Tramp moment over a plate of Spaghetti with Ricotta Beef Meatballs and Marinara Sauce.

February 12, 2015

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and chances are, you’ll spend it with your favorite person (even if that means you, flying solo). Wondering what to do on the big night? We’re making it a breeze to plan February 14 from start to finish. All you have to do is follow our flowchart.

Ideal Valentine's Day Plans

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January 20, 2015

Flowers are so last year. This Valentine’s Day, why not give that special someone a gift you can both enjoy? Namely, bacon.

Bacon Bouquet for Valentine's Day

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The editors of Business Insider take Valentine’s Day very seriously, and this homemade bouquet of bacon roses proves it. Easy to make with only a few kitchen items – and, of course, juicy strips of bacon – it’s a fail-safe last-minute gift idea. (Unless your sweetheart is vegetarian. In which case, sorry.) The only challenge is not eating it all yourself first.

Ready to give it a try? Watch the how-to on Business Insider.

By Christine Mitchell, Staff Writer

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February 14, 2014

If you’re reading this, perhaps you discovered that Valentine’s Day dinner reservations must be… reserved. But before you go for Drugstore Chocolates Year Three, know this. We’ve been swept up in our latest romantic-movie obsession, Winter’s Taleand after watching? We’re firm believers that love (and, yes, even like) is worth pulling out all the stops for. You in?

Winter's Tale

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February 12, 2014

Small and thoughtful? Or a grand and sparkling gesture? This year, take all the guesswork out of Valentine’s Day gifting with these relationship-appropriate suggestions.

 Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Her from Rue La La

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January 20, 2014

On February 14, men everywhere are going to pull out all the stops with flowers, chocolates, a mushy card, fancy dinner reservations, and, of course, a gift. This year, make sure yours doesn’t go unrewarded for being your partner in crime. Just know that a pair of tube socks isn’t going to cut it. Instead, here are some ideas for Valentine’s Day gifts he’ll actually be excited to receive.

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Him

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January 17, 2014

There were so many of you who participated in our Love At First Sight Pinterest Sweepstakes – and so many boards to love. While we’ve chosen our grand prize winner (the lucky recipient of $1,000 to each Madewell and Rue La La), we wanted to share some of our favorite Member Pinboards.


1. Kellye’s board is an enticing combination of red and pink hearts.


2. We love Jackie’s casually chic style.


3. What could be more fun than bold, colorful style? We love Molly’s curated picks.


4. Our favorite thing about Abigail’s board? The Tina Fey quote she included.

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February 14, 2013

Valentine’s Day is almost here, and whether you’re coupled up or single (and there’s nothing wrong with either), we’re looking to these Pinterest boards for a little heart-themed inspiration. Because who can resist a plate of pink, heart-shaped cookies?


1. We can see what Judith Ripka has planned for Valentine’s Day: plenty of cupcakes.

2. Keep the chocolate coming, please.

3. Decorating the house in pink, white, and red? Why not.

4. We love these Valentine’s Day gift ideas from Real Simple – they’re perfect for the kids, too.

5. Quite possibly the cutest assortment of valentines we’ve ever seen.

Can’t get enough Pinterest inspiration? Check out past boards that caught our eye.  

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February 12, 2013