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For Valentine’s Day, would be cupids will likely attempt to send pulses racing with jewelry that’s red or shaped like a heart.

"In most jewelry stores, including ours, the heart is by far the most prominent design, not just for Valentine’s Day but year round," says Jo Ellen Qualls, vice president and store manager of Tiffany Co. in South Coast Plaza. "People love hearts, and I think they always will."

One of the most famous is the often copied open heart designed by Elsa Peretti for Tiffany. The simple heart, which appears to float on a chain, has become a classic.

"Elsa designed it in 1976, and it’s still the best selling heart in our company. At one time it was the most worn piece of jewelry in the world," Qualls says. "It’s still our No. 1 best selling single item at Tiffany."

One reason for the open heart’s success: It comes in gold or silver and in six different sizes, from a dainty mini heart of sterling ($40) to a large gold heart on a 36 inch chain ($1,595).

"The simplicity and purity of the design appeals to people," Qualls says.

Italian jeweler Bvlgari, which recently opened a store in South Coast Plaza, has sleek, heart shaped earrings of gold and a variety of semiprecious stones, including a pure turquoise pair ($2,900), purple amethyst ($5,500) and green tourmaline ($6,900).

Watches with hearts or with red bands are also hot this time of year. Tourneau in South Coast Plaza has everything from Cartier’s "Diablo" style watch with a pave diamond bezel and a red crocodile band ($16,700) to Tourneau’s casual "Safari" style with a red lizard band ($225). Perhaps the most elaborate of the jeweler’s romantic watches is Baum Mercier’s timepiece with a red crocodile band, a diamond bezel and pave diamond bows, and a cabachon ruby center to mark the 6 and 12 o’clock hours.

Tourneau often sells watches by the pair for Valentine’s Day. Many come in his and hers versions.

One can find Valentine’s jewelry at all prices. Apropos in Fashion Island Newport Beach offers assorted cupids and hearts, including heart earrings paved in red crystals for $78, engraved silver heart lockets ($75 to $110) and two tone sterling and brass hearts with cupid faces ($38).

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Town Center at Boca Raton is one of the most affluent malls in America featuring stores such as Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany Co. and Neiman Marcus. But it’s a little known fact that it’s also been a magnet for famous faces. Feb. 19, a familiar mall security guard popped up at Town Center at Boca Raton in front of the David Yurman store. Comedian/actor Kevin James, dressed in full Paul Blart garb, was filming scenes for the "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2" trailer, which is slated to hit theaters nationwide April 17. James rolled passed Lululemon Athletica on his iconic Segway, which is Blart’s preferred method of transportation.

As mall employees and shoppers looked on in amazement that James was really "working" in the mall, Boca Raton Police encouraged everyone to move along so James could film without distractions.

It may seem odd to see a celebrity in the middle of Town Center at Boca Raton. But after all this is the place where famous people’s parents come to spend their golden years. However, over the years, Town Center at Boca Raton has had its share of celebrity shoppers.

I spotted Andy Roddick shopping for jeans and T shirts with his friends at Abercrombie and Fitch in during his days dating Mandy Moore, which was circa 2003. During that time, Roddick was residing in Boca Pointe and I would often see him at the Starbucks and Einstein Bros. Bagels on the corner of Powerline and Palmetto Park roads.

I saw football player Zach Thomas in front of Yankee Candle shopping with his wife and kids just before Christmas. Several years ago, actor Paul Sorvino popped into Skechers. My friend who was working there at the time said she didn’t recognize him until he she saw the name on his coveted American Express Centurion Card aka the black card when he paid for his shoes.

And let’s not forget the dozens of scheduled appearances stars made over the years. The late "Wizard of Oz" munchkin Margaret Pellegrini came for a meet and greet with fans around 2004.

While I can’t remember the specific date, I did almost lose my mind once running into Michael Kors in 2006 at Saks Fifth Avenue. He had just released a collection of ready to wear camouflage bags and I confessed to him I had spent my entire paycheck on it. Yes, those were the days.

On Dec. 4, 2008, Dwyane Wade, Alonzo Mourning and DJ Irie hosted a private charity event at the Louis Vuitton store. On Jan. 1, 2010, designer Betsey Johnson made an appearance in the Nordstrom end of the mall to open her now closed store.

Wentworth Gallery in Town Center Boca Raton has also attracted A listers for in store appearances. Rosie O’Donnell did a meet and greet with fans and displayed her art work there April 18, 2009 and Paul Stanley of Kiss also showed his art work there and met with fans in March 2010.

On Nov. 10, 2011, Richard Lambertson and John Truex came to Tiffany Co., to introduce their new handbag and accessories line for the posh jewelry store. On Dec. 3, 2012, Stella McCartney made an appearance at Saks Fifth Avenue to show fans her 2013 collection. Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan illuminated the second floor of Neiman Marcus in Boca on March 21, 2013 helping customers pick out handbags from his latest collection.

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Let’s face it, no one truly enjoys a layover, regardless of its length or location. However, flight connections are a fact of life and for most travelers, an inevitability. If you have a long layover, you might have enough time to get out of the airport and see some of the top local attractions. But if leaving the airport isn’t a possibility, here is a look at five of the best airports for layovers in America.

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Because Dallas/Fort Worth is one of the world’s busiest airports, you can expect to have a near endless supply of choices for dining and shopping. Second only to Denver as the largest airport in the country, DFW has five terminals, with bidirectional train services running every two minutes between terminals. Families on a layover with children may wish to visit one of the Aquafina Junior Flyers Clubs at Terminal A near Gate A13, Terminal B near Gate B12 and at Terminal C near Gate C14. An additional children’s play area can be found in Terminal D near Gate D33. But DFW is also highly regarded for its outstanding and diverse selection of food options, like Pizza Vino, Fuddruckers Hamburgers and the always popular Texas Stadium Skybox Bar and Grill. Suggested stores to browse for magazines, clothing and jewelry include Natalie’s Sweet Gourmet, DFW News and the Dallas Cowboys Pro Shop. Active military personnel and their families can also visit USO DFW, featuring computers with wireless access, a TV lounge with large screen TVs, a cafe and a sleeping room.

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Voted the best airport in North America multiple times, Denver International Airport is also routinely mentioned among the best for a layover. Part of what helps makes Denver more tolerable than many other airports is its Art and Culture Program, featuring impressive works of art exhibitions and a permanent collection, voted the best airport for art in a recent readers poll. Denver airport also has more than 140 shops, restaurants and other services, in addition to free public Wi Fi. Among the best restaurants and quick bites to try are Colorado Sports Bar, Elway’s,Root Down DIA and Einstein Brothers Bagels. If you still have time, take a walk around Jeppesen Terminal, where trips around the terminal is one mile. Lastly, but certainly not least, try to go outside to get a view of the multi peaked roofs of Jeppesen Terminal, resembling the Colorado Rockies.

If you’re flying to Europe, there’s a good chance you’ll have a layover in New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. That’s because JFK is the busiest international air passenger gateway in the country. Fortunately, you have plenty of options for food, drinks and shopping in all six terminals. Popular food choices are New York favorites, such as Shake Shack and the Palm Bar and Grille. Trains connecting each terminal run frequently, with 24 hour service and the Jamaica Train connecting to subway and rail service to Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan. A glimpse of shopping choices in Terminal 1 may surprise first time visitors with high profile names like Cartier, Bulgari and Salvatore Ferragamo featuring retail stores in post security areas. For conveniences like soft drinks, snacks and magazines, the familiar Hudson News stores can be found all over JFK.

If you’re stuck on a layover at California busiest airport but not long enough to leave the area, you can still find plenty of things to do at LAX. Although the Encounter Restaurant closed in 2013, you can still visit the iconic LAX Theme Building and its observation deck, with sweeping views of the downtown skyline. If you want to browse the internet, LAX has free Wi Fi, although premium access comes with a fee for either hourly or 24 hours. As you would expect, there are many choices for dining, primarily in the Great Hall Food Court, along with duty free shops and stores like Bulgari, Coach and Emporio Armani all in the Great Hall. Lastly, even if you are just lounging around, there’s always a possibility you might spot a celebrity passing through the airport. All you would have do to is just look for a gaggle of photographers.

With Hong Kong, Tokyo and other Asian cities among the top destinations, some visitors can expect to have a layover at SFO. Luckily, travelers can keep themselves busy using the airport’s free Wi Fi, grab something to eat or even visit an attraction not found in most other major domestic airports. While public art is on display at many airports, SFO has a museum and and public art scattered across all five terminals. The Aviation Museum and Library is located pre security at the International Terminal Main Hall and is open to the public with no admission fee. One interesting San Francisco related exhibition on display through March is "When Art Rocked," a collection of the psychedelic rock posters advertising upcoming music concerts at iconic venues such as the Fillmore West and Avalon Ballroom. SFO also has a yoga room in Terminal 2, along with a nice variety of dining, including local favorites Boudin Bakery, Buena Vista Caf and Lori’s Diner, along with stores like Burberry, Coach and the SFMOMA Museum Store.

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A spouse who is co owner of a boutique so that instead of ever having to take the time and emotional energy to purchase a gift, I can just say, "Go to Spouse’s boutique and pick out anything you want and I’ll pay for it, happy birthday."Mauricio apparently told Lisa Rinna that she should just go over to Kyle’s store and pick whatever she wanted out for her birthday, and Lisa Rinna was all, "DONE AND DONE." This also gives the ladies an opportunity to discuss an upcoming trip to the Hamptons and how Lisa Rinna had a boutiqueonce, too, but then it was broken into 3 times in 6 weeks because HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, WHAT?

Over at PINK HOUSE, Lisa Vanderpump’s Vanderswan Hanky has diarrhea and so she grabs the bird and HOLDS HIM IN HER LAP TO DRIVE HIM TO THE VET. After all, what’s the worst that could happen? But aside from that poor decision 1. Lisa Vanderpumpthinks one of her random Vanderpet’s stomach disordersis something we would be interested in 2. enough to drag a camera crew along with her to the Vandervet’s office. It would be one thing if the vet were like, "WE HAVE TO OPERATE! IT’S AN EMERGENCY!" But instead, the vet tells Lisa that the Vanderswan isfine and she should take him home. Literally, that is all that happens. The only thing that is slightly revelatory in this entire episode is that Lisa declares that she loves things more when they are dependent upon her which is pretty much her guiding philosophy forall of her relationships.

So Yoyawnda may have parasites ravaging her brain (or whatever), but she is not a dumb woman. Instead of just dumping Erika Girardi into the viper’s pit that is this cast, she opts to ease Erika into the group by introducing her to Kyle first, based on the idea that the two womenhave a lot in common.

After Kyle pretends for a hot second that she didn’t immediately Google Erika’s name upon learning she was joining the cast, and feigns surprise to learn Erika is a "performer," the ladies begin talking about Yoyawnda’s upcoming trip to Cleveland to have her leaking breast implants removed. Why she has to go all the way to Cleveland to have this done is unclear: maybeBeverly Hills only has surgeons who know how to put inthe implants, not take them out? Anyway, Yoyawnda warns that silicone implants and Botox will be the death of Kyle and Erika, who are like, "DON’T CARE."

Yoyawnda mentions in passing that her children, The Boy One and The One Who Isn’t Gigi, both have Lyme Disease, too. Kyle is like, "wait, what now? How can three people in the same family have Lyme Disease?" Yoyawnda explains that before moving to Malibu, they practically lived on a horse ranch where theywere exposed to plenty of ticks, so yes, they have Lyme Disease too; no, it’s not Munchausen by Proxy. "LOL, OK," says Kyle.

Elsewhere, Lisa Rinna gets waxed.

Dear Producers: Lisa Rinna receiving a bikini wax is even less of a story than "one of Lisa Vanderpump’s random pets has the runs." Please, please, PLEASE quit wasting our time with this. Unless Lisa Rinna later develops some sort of hideous adverse reaction to having the hairs along her pubis ripped out atthe root by a disinterested Asian woman, this was not TV worthy. Thanks.

Later, Kyle and Lisa Vanderpump meet Eileen at The Young the Restless set to I don’t even know what. Sit in Eileen’s claustrophobic dressing room, read a script, talk about how they are going to meet this Erika person later that afternoon, and then talk about how Lisa Rinna was talking about how other people were talking about Yoyawnda’s health?

Is anything actually going to happen this season or are we just going to worry about bikini waxes, Vanderpets and talk about other people talking about things?

So, the ladies finally get together (sans Lisa Rinna) to meet this Erika Girardi character, who makes the grievous error of wearing pink high heels in Lisa Vanderpump’s presence.

Erika also flashes around a Cartier ring worth around $189,000, which Kyle helpfully compares to a Lamborghini, and not, say, the median price of the American home,becauseeveryoneon this show has a super healthyperspective.

Speaking of health, at some point, someone asks Yoyawnda how she’s doing, and Yoyawnda is all, "NOT GREAT, BOB."

Kyle mentions that she just learned that Yoyawnda’s kids also have Lyme Disease, and Yoyawnda begins explaining that this is why The Other One Who Isn’t Gigi dropped out of school. (Sure it is.)It’s her children, Yoyawnda explains, that keeps her fighting for a cure. And if that cure requires Yoyawnda to get stem cell replacement therapy in other countries, take selfies in hypobaric chambers, get IV drips of Airborneand drink gallons of lemon juice and cayenne pepper, then so be it. However, all this talk about Lyme Disease makes Kyle worry that she has Lyme Disease, even though that is not how Lyme Disease works, Kyle.

At some point, the ladies invite this Erika person to join them on their upcoming Hampton’s trip, and Erika accepts, noting that as soon as she’s done "performing" in Chicago she’ll jump on her plane and fly over. This leads to a discussion of Erika’s career, such as it is, and her relationship to her much older husband. The ladies don’t exactly play it cool when they learn Mr. Girardi is Larry King old.

But, again, 1. there is NO WAY they didn’t do their research on this talking Barbie as soon as she signed her Bravo contract, and 2. they live in BEVERLY HILLS; do you mean to tell me this is the first couple they’ve ever met with a 30 year age difference? Come on now.

Lisa Vanderpump demands to know what it’s like to have sex with a 76 year old AS IF SHE DOESN’T ALREADY VANDERKNOW, and this opens up the conversation about Grandpa Ken’s magical hat birthday party. Lisa complains about Taylor "yacking," and Yoyawnda saysthat she heard something about this, that Taylor had been suggesting to people that Yoyawnda really isn’t sick. But then! Dumb dummy Eileen says something about how Lisa Rinna had a conversation with someone who thought Yoyawnda’s condition wasn’t real, which is NOT WHAT THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT, EILEEN. THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT TAYLOR, EILEEN. This obviously comes as news to Yoyawnda who is like, "wait, Lisa Rinna what now?" And everyone gets really nervous.

But Yoyawnda doesn’t have time for this right now, and merely sighs disappointedly, so, way to go Eileen.

Finally, we go to Yoyawnda’s Malibu home where Gigi is making a giant pot of tomato soup and what she keeps calling "grilled cheese dippers" instead of de crusted grilled cheese sandwiches cut into tiny bite sized pieces that models can nibble on, which is what they are. The children then, for some reason, haul this pot of soup up to the top of lemon hill where their mother is forcing them to have lunch with her and their grandmother. There, Yoyawnda informs the children that in the event something goes wrongon the operating table next week, she’s tucked her will in her safe, and she expects her children to take care of her mother and brother for her. Her kids are like, "I’m sorry, what? Are you going to die? Just how dangerous is it to remove breast implants? Are we missing something?"

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When Tory Burch wants centerpieces for a rooftop dinner at her Rodeo Drive boutique, Louis Vuitton executives need gifts for VIPs, or Tom Ford wants to say "thank you," they call Eric Buterbaugh. And after he dresses up the tables for dinners hosted by Jessica Alba, jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer or super stylist Rachel Zoe, Buterbaugh joins the party as one of the most sought after guests in town. during the designer’s heyday in the 1980s and early ’90s. "Growing up, I had a tray of perfume and candles in my room by Guerlain, Ralph Lauren and Rigaud. And I devoured fashion magazines. So I’ve wanted to do this always."

As the resident florist at the Four Seasons Los Angeles, he creates fantastical arrangements, which might include a group of tall glass cylinders filled with exotic "ink stained" orchids for the Culina restaurant entry, pink ranunculus floating in glass tubes suspended from the ceiling by the elevators, or an urn of white lilies as big as a Smart car in the lobby foyer. Other regular gigs include designing flower arrangements for the Chateau Marmont (looser, more old fashioned arrangements), the Cartier (red or white roses) and Dior boutiques (the brand’s designated flower of the year) and the homes of a host of society mavens.

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Buterbaugh’s inspiration board at his floral shop at the Four Seasons.

Buterbaugh’s inspiration board at his floral shop at the Four Seasons. (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)

"My flowers are for the 10% of the population who notice details, whether it’s the stitch on a jacket or a reflexed open rose," says Buterbaugh, whose uniform includes Saint Laurent jeans and boots, Lanvin shirts, playful charm necklaces by Meyer, rings by Daniela Villegas and chunky eyeglasses by RetroSpecs.

Buterbaugh’s blooms may be among the most beautiful to look at, but to smell not so much. That’s why he wanted to get into fragrance. He was interested in reviving the scents of his favorite flowers, which he noticed had faded over the last two decades. "So few flowers really smell anymore, because the scent has been bred out of them," he says.

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Buterbaugh partnered with Fabrice Croise, right, to develop his floral inspired fragrance line.

Buterbaugh partnered with Fabrice Croise, right, to develop his floral inspired fragrance line. (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)

A chance meeting with Fabrice Croise, a French branding expert with 20 years’ experience in product design, development and marketing, led to a partnership. Buterbaugh and Croise developed the fragrance line with leading perfumer Firmenich, giving the "noses" there free rein to create florals without financial or market research restraints.

The result is a collection of 10 pure florals, including a violet with balanced leaf and petal notes; a rose with subtle notes of pepper and licorice; an intense "rose grande" that smells as if you are engulfed by a rosebush; and a lily of the valley.

This foray into the product world is a natural for Buterbaugh, who has been part of the fashion and beauty business for 30 years.

Early on, he earned a following for wrapping glass vases in "couture like" taffeta, snakeskin or ostrich leather, or encrusting them with Swarovski crystals. He’d wrap vases in fur for fashion photographer Helmut Newton and his wife, June "the more eccentric, the better," Buterbaugh remembers of the regular deliveries he made to them during the winters they spent at the Chateau Marmont.

"They would photograph the arrangements and send me signed prints. I have a wonderful little collection."

Today, Buterbaugh’s most famous floral design signature is the reflex open rose, which entails flipping back each petal, so it becomes what Buterbaugh calls a "power flower."

"It’s very labor intensive," he says.

"A rose arrangement could take 15 or 20 minutes, but if you’re reflexing the roses, it can take an hour and a half. When we have big orders, sometimes we have someone in the shop doing nothing but that all day long."

"What he does, it’s not even flowers; it’s sculpture," Alba says.

Almost as popular as his reflex open roses is his naughty sense of humor, which appears at the dinner table and on his popular Instagram account, with more than 35,000 followers, where shots of blooms are mixed with cheeky sayings such as, "Bad ain’t no good, but good ain’t no fun" and "Don’t be afraid to be a bitch."

"He’s one of my best friends," says Meyer, who gave Buterbaugh just two hours’ notice to round up flowers for her surprise wedding to Tobey Maguire in 2007, when they all were vacationing together on the Big Island of Hawaii. "He went to the airport, bought a bunch of leis, pulled apart the flowers and sprinkled them on the tables, in the pool, everywhere. He created the sweetest moment for me and my husband."

After the fragrance launch, Buterbaugh’s next project is to complete work on the House of Eric, a Midcentury Modern space on Beverly Boulevard that will serve as a fragrance boutique, party space and gallery for flower related shows. He’s aiming for a June opening date.

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