Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard Reveals His Valentine’s Day Gift List

The wildly imaginative West Coast creative puts together an equally expressive collection of items for the naughty and nice

Martyn Lawrence Bullard. Photo: Courtesy of Martyn Lawrence Bullard

A world traveler revered for the Hollywood Regency-style homes he designs for A-list celebrity clients, Martyn Lawrence Bullard has built a dynamic career around his exuberant tastes. Both his interiors and his Los Angeles boutique are filled with exceptional pieces that embrace color, glamour, and savoir faire, much of it collected in his recent monograph, aptly titled Star Style (Vendome Press).

With such a discerning collector’s eye, Bullard is an equally adept giver of gifts—and his selections for Valentine’s Day are just as luxurious and posh as they are playful and cheeky.

Below, a look at the items and experiences topping the designer’s February 14 wish list.

Bottega Louie macarons. Photo: Courtesy of Bottega Louie

1. Bottega Louie Macarons

Bottega Louie macarons have just that little bit of sweet and fanciful flavor. They are a touch of French style that is always romantic and decadent.”

Silver-plated picture frame by Christofle. Photo: Courtesy of Christofle

2. Christofle Frame

“The silver l’amour frame by Christofle is a very personal gift, especially when you add your favorite picture of you and your partner. It’s the gift that will always put a smile on your beloved’s face every time they see it.”

Tiffany Lock bangle in white gold with half pavé diamonds. Photo: Courtesy of Tiffany & Co.

3. Tiffany & Co. Lock Bracelet

“The lock bracelet by Tiffany & Co. is their version of a love token and has a timeless quality to it. I adore the romance of “locking” in your love with such a sparkly and chic piece of jewelry.”

Men's x Converse All Star Chuck Taylor '70 high-top sneakers. Photo: Courtesy of Bergdorf Goodman

4. Comme des Garçon x Converse

“Comme des Garçon’s Converse collaboration makes great high-tops for Valentine’s Day. The little half-hidden heart motif on the side of the shoes is modern and fun to wear, and it is definitely a gift of love.”

Better B and Good C Duo by Dr. Barbara Sturm. Photo: Courtesy of Dr. Barbara Sturm

5. Dr. Barbara Sturm Skincare

“The Better B & Good C duo of Dr. Barbara Sturm’s skincare products is a match made in heaven. Perfect for both him and her to use, it’s the greatest pairing for sparkling, vibrant skin, so you’ll always have that “new love” glow.”

Mini double sided French tickler by Kiki de Montparnasse. Photo: Courtesy of Kiki de Montparnasse

6. Kiki de Montparnasse Tickler

“The Kiki de Montparnasse double-sided mini tickler is the perfect “suggestive” gift—sexy, chic, and ultimately fun, this toy is as beautiful as it is playful.”

Diptyque Baies and Roses duo. Photo: Courtesy of Diptyque

7. Diptyque Candles

“The limited edition Baies and Roses candles by Diptyque are the most decadent combination. Chosen so they could be lit together as well as singularly, these fragrances mingle and mix perfectly to create the most romantic evening ambiance.”

Interior of a bar car on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Photo: Courtesy of Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

8. The Venice Simplon Orient Express

“The Venice Simplon Orient Express is a passion of mine. The old-world elegance and Art Deco glamour must be one of the most romantic experiences a couple could ever indulge in. Taking the train from London via Paris and eventually culminating in Venice after spending a couple of heavenly days in the most luxurious circumstances is the ultimate dreamy escape.”

Large Puzzle Fold tote in suede calfskin by Loewe. Photo: Courtesy of Loewe

9. Loewe Calfskin Bag

“The large puzzle fold tote in blue suede calfskin by Loewe is a beautiful and very useful unisex piece. Not only is the bag very strong and fits a large number of items, but when when traveling or not in use, the bag folds down flat, making it easy to pack or store away. Perfect for a romantic getaway.”

Valentine's Day 24 Karat Gold Moet Champagne Chocolates Box by Compartés. Photo: Courtesy of Compartés

10. Compartes Chocolates

Compartes beautiful chocolates are not only a delicious treat but also a work of art, as complex and delicious as love itself.”


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