Santa Feï¿½s fave photographer, Jennifer Esperanza, is offering a fabulous deal to create a custom boudoir photography book ($650). The price includes a couple of getting-to-know-you sessions during which the subject discusses her innermost desires and fantasies, which is easy with Jenniferï¿½s safe-environment approach. The result? A glorious leather-bound book of 40 to 50 sexy pics to share with someone special.
Insanely sheerï¿½almost threadbareï¿½tees by Bristol 66 are paired with Nippies ($26), the latest trend in nipple-covering appliquï¿½s. The tees are supersoft and sexyï¿½hey, theyï¿½re see-through. But the fact that the hot chicks screen printed on the tees are also wearing pasties makes this fashion statement clear as day. Nippies come in assorted shapes like hearts, stars or larger nipples and thereï¿½s even a line of wedding Nippies. Bat mitzvah Nippies must still be in development.
Au Boudoir, 614 Agua Fria St., 983-7700.
This silky, naughty nightie by Cosabella ($142) teases the eyes with bouquets of red roses on a black background. The three-piece set includes a short nightie, which perfectly hides the goodies, plus a tiny thong and sultry garter belt. Cosabella always comes through with the ï¿½wow.ï¿½
Christineï¿½s Bridal Shop (in the DeVargas Center), 989-9688.
***image10***The Reddest of the Red
This Valentineï¿½s Day, lusciously sexy lips call for Chanelï¿½s top-selling red, ï¿½Loverï¿½ ($31). For a true red, Lover exhibits all the qualities of a deep, blue-ish hue that works on all skin colors. An orangey tint or pinky stain is harder to match to various skin colors, so do as Chanel says!
The Cos Bar, 128 W. Water St., 986-8606 â?¤
Spank your sweetie with this heart-shaped flyswatter ($10) and get the sparks flyinï¿½ and the bedroom buzzinï¿½. The long handle gives it a big reach and the soft, innocent-looking screen makes it the kind of toy you donï¿½t have to hide from a snooping grandma or the Orkin man.
Doodletï¿½s, 120 Don Gaspar Ave., 983-3771.
The eighth volume of Paige Braddockï¿½s Janeï¿½s World graphic novelsï¿½the last in the seriesï¿½is a fantastic tale of life in the lesbian fast lane. It includes the usual love triangle of sorts, some references to Santa Fe hangouts and one of the characters is a secret agent. The players are hot and hilarious and will leave you begging for more.
True Believers Comics and Gallery, 801 Cerrillos Road, 992-8783.
***image5***Iï¿½ll Just Have a Salad
Toss his salad with the Oxo Steel Salad Spinner for salads and herbs ($45.95). Just pack in the greens and pump the handle for a nice, even spin. Greens come out crisp, clean and ready to eat. Plus, it makes one hell of a conversation starter.
Las Cosas Kitchen Shoppe (in the DeVargas Center) 988-3394.
Heat and eat. Pour this Chocolate Fudge Sauce ($15.95) all over your favorite body parts and invite a friend (or two!) to your little cocoa butter buffet. Whipped cream, cinnamon sticks and grated nutmeg are optional.
Kakawa Chocolate House, 1050 Paseo de Peralta, 982-0388.
My Pretty Pony***image7***
Thereï¿½s a Catherine the Great joke in here somewhereï¿½With Twinkle Ultra Fine Horse Glitter ($13.95) you can stencil heart shapes all over your favorite equineï¿½or equestrian. The Twinkle products are safe for humans as well. Also at Tropic of Capricorn youï¿½ll find ï¿½Six Legged Sex ï¿½The Erotic Life of Bugsï¿½ by James K Wangberg ($18) and ï¿½Sex in Your Gardenï¿½ by Angela Overy ($20). The authorsï¿½ names are not fictional.
Tropic of Capricorn, 86 Old Las Vegas Hwy., 983-2700.
Low Spark of High-Heeled Shoes***image8***
Italian designer Donald J Plinerï¿½s new spring line ($225 and up) of metallic, snakeskin stilettos and suede, punch-colored peep-toes are enough to work any foot fetishist into a leather lather. Donï¿½t miss the coquettish metallic silver kitten-heels, perfect for your favorite pin-up.
Goler, 125 E. Palace Ave., 954-8270.