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NEW YORK CITY—Lots of local boutiques have Valentine's Day gift guides, but only Otte has one curated by a tiny white French bulldog named Lilly. Better yet, if you "like" Otte on Facebook between now and February 7, you'll become eligible to win a Valentine from Lilly packed with items from RGB, Joomi Lim, Hanky Panky, and Tocca, among other brands. [Otte/Facebook]
CHELSEA—Next Tuesday, January 31, celebrity wedding planner Mindy Weiss will be at David's Bridal (751 Sixth Avenue) to launch her new book, The Wedding Planner & Organizer. Weiss presumably has quite a bit of expertise in high-stress nuptials, having put together celebrations for Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi and Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale. (She also worked for Heidi Klum and Seal and Katy Perry and Russell Brand, but hey, plan enough celebrity weddings and you're going to wind up with some celebrity divorces.) Tap into her knowledge on Tuesday from 7pm to 8:30pm; you can RSVP by emailing email@example.com. [RackedWire]