Would You Be Mine?

Last year I did a Vday crafts segment with the legendary design king, Todd Oldham. Remember?

DBTV Valetine Special: TODD OLDHAM HEARTS YOU

Here’s the recipe for the vegan chocolate cake!

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Here’s some more romantic ideas and yummy treats to try (we’ll take any excuse to eat chocolate):

Farm Sanctuary Vegan Valentines Chocolate Heart

Order now and get your heart in time for Valentines Day. The Farm Sanctuary logo chocolate heart was created by Sjaak’s Organic Chocolates.

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Sponsor a Farm Sanctuary or Woodstock FAS animal and share your Valentine’s Day spirit with one of these sweet animals.

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Bluestocking Bonbons are perfect for the sweethearts in your life–particularly the lovely women you’re sweet on, since each one celebrates an inspirational woman.

Sweet & Sara, who was recently featured on Food Network’s ‘Unwrapped’ has some Vegan Marshmallow Hearts dipped in organic chocolate. Three-inch hearts, hand-cut and hand-dipped … for that special someone. Get 20% off with the code FN20!

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Don’t forget to set the mood with some naughty Vday candle scents! Or support a cause with the purchase of a candle.

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See the Valentines Gift Ideas pages over at Vegan Essentials, The Vegan Store, and Cosmo’s Vegan Shoppe.

Wu Hoo! Vday Vid with Todd Oldham & Pizza Crust for the Gods

We love Todd Oldham, that crafty, veg, designer-genius! He’ll be featured in an EXCLUSIVE DB Video in the coming days! We’ll school you on some Valentines Day awesomeness, and talk about really macho stuff… So stay tuned!

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Photo: Page Six Magazine

Wu Hoo! for us. Boo Hoo, for Jason Wu.
picture-8According to Womens Wear Daily (WWD Issue 02/03/2009 ) Jason Wu, who we blogged about the other day, has decided to put his nasty fur collection on hold. An anonymous DB source linked Tim Gunn (Project Runway), who is very anti-fur, to being Jason Wu’s teacher at Parsons. Maybe he inked a letter? Or it could have been the huge uproar, the thousands of letters we wrote, and the realization that if you’re going to dress our liberal, animal-loving First Lady – your next move should probably not be an economically short-sighted horror-show of cruelty, supposed ‘luxury’, and excess.

After Michelle Obama sported a Jason Wu gown for the inaugural balls, the designer has been basking in all the attention. The overnight fame has made him shift gears slightly. Wu was scheduled to launch a fur collection with Sara Furs for fall but, according to him, it’s been put on the back burner until further notice. “As a result of increased interest and demand from our global retailers, we’ve decided to put our fur license on hold and concentrate on our growing ready-to-wear business,” Wu said.- (WWD Issue 02/03/2009 )

Una Pizza NapoletanaOne-fourth of their menu is vegan. 100% of it is vegetarian. This, of course, is incidental – but I’m not complaining. There are only four things on the menu, after all. The vegan “Marinara” pie is simply: San Marzano tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, oregano, fresh garlic, fresh basil, sea salt. Definitely go check it out. but the magic is in the painstaking dough process, involving yeast that dates back 2000 years! You’ll believe it when you taste it.picture-11

Who in the their right mind would spend $20 on a personal pizza?” You ask.  Well, I was skeptical at first, until my friend Jodi convinced me to bite the bullet and bite into the most amazing pasta per pizza I’ve had in my life. At Una Pizza Napoletana in NYC’s East Village – you’ll find the art of Neapolitan pizza most excellently executed. If you are a lover of artisan pizza, this is it’s chapel. Plus, the owner, Anthony, has got some sick tatts.

LOVE: Valentines Day is Gay

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If you are hetero, you can still read the following passage and get some great gift ideas. Same for the single people out there. And none of your bros will think you’re a fag for reading this – unless of course you are – in which case you didn’t watch the Super Bowl last night, like me. I hope that team won – you know, the one with the helmets and stuff…

Valentine’s Day is approaching… er… encroaching! It’s a surprise that the conservative powers-that-be haven’t outlawed Queers celebrating VDay – since most of us can’t actually prove we are in love through a costly and daunting, state-sanctified, ceremony of governmental approval. Thank god!

If you are still single and sick of your parents asking when you will deliver them their grandchildren, use this day to come out of the closet, even if you’re not gay. (At least it’ll get them off your back for a while – and then when you do fulfill the godly-destiny, they’ll be that much more excited to know the ‘gay thing’ was just a phase. Thank god! Again!)

Three Stupid Ideas for a Stupid Holiday
(read this if you’re single and bitter)

1. Send out a fake family photo. Photshop your head into the most disturbing Google-searched family photo you can find and send it to all your friends and family (FYI, that’s my head, not my body or baby or wife or creepy pool-birth-scenario). Like so:
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2. Send a custom card or message, like so:
HappyVaDay

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3. Call your Ex.

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Three Ideas for the Well-Adjusted, Happy, Single Person

1. Get a friggin’ massage already! No one wants to hear your knot clicking. The men’s spa at Nickel is pretty dope.
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2. Take a yoga class at Javamukti and be at peace.
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3. Sex toys for men? Yes indeed. Take this day to love yourself. Buy a sex toy and go at it with the person who knows your body best – you! Check out Babeland for the best sex toys in a totally inviting and professional-ish environment. You can even get vegan latex products and eco-friendly vibrators.

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If you’re not in New York, check out The Sensual Vegan for online toy shopping, or for more leather-like gear see VeganErotica.com for the best selection that you can have delivered by Vday without the dead cow skin!

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Three Ideas to Get Your Stupid Girlfriend or Boyfriend or Transfriend or Partner or Spouse or Whatever.

1. Chocolate never fails. Unless it’s filled with pus. So stick to the vegan chocolate.
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2. Romantic dinner.

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Prepare it yourself with this amazing cookbook (and don’t forget the candles). Check out the amazing soy-wax candles at ‘A Scent of Scandal’.

scandals …or go to the most amazing vegan, gourment restaurant on the Upper Eeat Side, Candle 79.

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3. Adopt a fuzzy friend for your lover from the shelter, or a farm animal from Farm Sanctuary! adopt
then make spring-time reservations to go visit your new animal-friend on a romantic weekend-stay at Farm Santuray in Cali or New York State.

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