Here are some quick notes on Valentine’s Day gifts and dinning.

If you love sending Valentine’s Day gift cards as I do, drop in at Koblin’s pharmacy and browse through the nice selection and buy one, two, three or maybe four. Then go to the next display counter and from the large selection of gift boxed chocolates, find just the right one.
Koblins Pharmacy 96 Main St., 358.0688

If a basket of goodies is on your list, try Back to Earth. They will make up a nice selection of edibles—perhaps fruits, chocolates or jams—whatever you think your sweetie would like.
Back to Earth, 1 S. Broadway, 353-3311.

If you intend to get your Valentine some jewelry, one of the finest jewelry designers anywhere has her own studio and shop right here in Nyack. Saundra Messenger is known for her elegant and unexpected designs. Most women when asked say, “Her designs fit my personality perfectly.”
Saundra Messenger, 38 High Ave. 512.8862.

Earings are a good choice and they rarely go out of style. Maria Luisa carries a good selection. She also has a large variety of clothing, wearable accessories and uncommon decorative pieces for the home.
Maria Luisa, 77 S. Broadway 353.4122.

At the Corner Frame Shop, have a photo of your Valentine custom framed or purchase a fine art print by a local artist.
Corner Frame Shop, 40 S. Franklin St. 727.1240.

If your plans include taking your Valentine to lunch or dinner, we suggest Luminesque Café for their unique menu. Especially fun is Saturday brunch, with live music from noon to 2pm.
Luminesque Café, 140 Main St. 671.9229.

We also suggest Murasaki, where you will find sushi at its best. Our favorite lunch is the sushi lunch-box; for dinner we like Kushi skewered shrimp and scallops or salmon teriyaki or the steamed clams.
It’s always fun to sit at the sushi bar and watch the chef perform his magic.
Murasaki Japanese Restaurant 138 Main St 328.3222.

Long-time residents sometimes ask if there’s any way to get the collector kaleidoscopes that used to be the house specialty at Hand of Craftsman. The answer is yes! Google

In the words of the Beatles, “All you need is love. Love is all you need.”