Written by the most popular contemporary Romanian writer, Why we love women is a simple, yet moving homage – often, in the most concrete, erotic, sense of the word – brought to women “because they are women”. Although of a different consistency from the works that brought Mircea Cărtărescu international acclaim, the collection of short stories is very popular in the country and, either your partner is Romanian or not, it’s a great gift for anyone “in the mood for love”. English edition available on Amazon from USD 10.99.
Fuyor is a hip Romanian brand of natural cotton t-shirts with original artworks. Our recommendation for Valentine’s Day is their Mihai Eminescu t-shirt. Almost any local would recognize the profile in the artwork to be Romania’s national poet, an icon for romantics, passionate lovers and free spirits. A perfect gift from Romania for such a spirit. The model is for men only, available here on Black, sizes: S-XL.
Price: RON 90
Those planning to ask for their girl’s hand on February 14, still on the look for a special ring may find this hint very useful. This model is made by a Romanian contemporary jewelry designer Mihaela Ivana from 14K pink gold and diamond. The engagement ring was first modeled in wax and then cast.
Price available upon request.
For those away from their loved one, sending a fine art print is one choice if they can’t make it themselves. It can always be around and remind someone of their love. Cristiana Radu is a visual artist and a fervent illustrator from Bucharest who loves to do book illustration and decorate interiors, especially children’s rooms. She has published so far 10 children’s books. The Love Tree is a Giclée fine art print (high-fidelity reproduction of original artwork, produced on a professional ink-jet printer) available here at the price of EUR 25, 48 or 96, depending on the size.
Surprise her and decorate the room with her favorite flowers, with the help of a special designer. Hint: if your loved one lives in Bucharest, we thought of designer Madalina Mocanu. She was responsible with the floral design of one of Sonoro Festival’s editions and a few fashion designer shops & pop-up stores in Bucharest.
Price: available upon request
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