The only way to reduce “love handles” is to lose weight through a sound diet. A registered dietician is the best person to set up that diet. Exercise will help maintain lean mass while you lose body fat. If you are the type of person that carries their excess fat in the “love handles”, it will be more difficult to do.
I agree with the rest of the responses. There is no spot reducing exercises, but try to watch your diet and engage into circuit training as much as you can to increase your metabolism. You should try as much different equipment as possible (battling ropes, kettlebells, sandbags, free weights, machines, etc.) to keep challenging your body and continue to improving your fitness level.
You cannot spot reduce an area on the body. With that note, you have to perform high intensity interval training for about 20-30 minutes, and watch what you eat. Having a clean diet is the key. I always say 80% diet and 20% working out. So they both complement each other and this is how you will see results to burn the fat away. I do like to do side planks with my clients because it does help strengthen the core, and help support the lower back. Stay away from weighted side bends. I see too many people performing this exercise. It creates shear on the sacrum of the spine, which will create wear and tear, so avoid them at all costs.