The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Guide To Celebrate All Things Love

Tony Bowles
Jan 30 · 32 min read

Welcome to our Valentine’s Day gift guide, where you’ll find great gifts ideas for your #WCW or #MCM. Below you’ll find the best of everything in fashion, beauty, technology, food, travel and everything in-between!

Conversely, if you’re nursing a broken heart, curl up with a bottle of wine and DIY cocktails with everything from St. Germain, Grey Goose, Barefoot Wines and more!

So without further ado, here is your Ultimate Gift Guide for Valentine’s Day! It covers flowers, small budget gifts, gifts for the home, and travel options.

For Her

Teleflora

Luxe and lovely, roses have a way of making her feel extra special. 2020 Valentine’s Day bouquet line up prices range from $54.99 — $109.99 for a standard bouquet and are currently available. Other bouquets are also available on the website.

Valentine’s Truffle Collection by Hilliards Chocolates

An intoxicating assortment of truffles flavored with some of your favorite liqueurs! Two gifts in one, this decadent assortment of handcrafted dessert-sized, truffles are beautifully featured in a wooden keepsake box perfect for jewelry or knick-knacks of your choosing. Assorted Truffle flavors include Strawberry Champagne, Kahlua, Grand Marnier, Irish Cream, Amaretto and classic Chocolate.

Go On Ankle Boot

Strutting around town this Valentine’s Day will be easy when you’re rockin’ these fierce, white ankle boots! An easy pick for denim or dresses, this faux-leather pair is finished with a rounded toe and chunky mid heel.

by robynblair x Stephanie Gottlieb Green HEY SWEETS Bracelet

Sparkle just got sweeter with the new jewelry collaboration from by robynblair & Stephanie Gottlieb! Show off your sweet tooth with this fun “HEY SWEETS” bracelet.

The Aimee Dress

Christy Dawn’s sustainably made vintage inspired dresses make the perfect gift like The Aimee Dress in Rust for $328! The Aimee Dress is a timeless ode to your favorite vintage prairie dresses. Aimee has a modest V-neck, a smocked bodice, and full tiered skirt.

Setting her apart is the addition of elastic at the wrists, creating a delicate long balloon sleeve. All Christy Dawn dresses are made using deadstock fabric out of the brand’s factory in Los Angeles so you can feel good about what you are buying!

SKYN All Night Long

Make it a Valentine’s Day they’ll never forget with SKYN’s All Night Long lubricant. Compatible with all condom types, All Night Long is a long lasting premium silicone-based lubricant that heightens intimacy by giving a velvety soft feel

Petrossian Dessert Sampler

Send your favorite sweet tooth this sophisticated assortment of fabulous French desserts, our host your own Parisian bakery for a day.

Complete Contents:
18-piece Box of Petrossian Signature Chocolates
16-piece Box of Almond Cookies
8-piece Box of Madelines
4 Moelleux au Chocolat
9.5 oz. Pates de Fruits jelly squares
6 cubes of Dark Hot Chocolate-on-a-Stick
12 oz. Jar of Greek Pearl Honey
8 oz. Jar of Salted Caramel Sauce

Sana Horn Collar Necklace

A stunning statement collar necklace from SOKO that combines bold form with the warmth ethically sourced horn, the Sana Horn Collar Necklace is a singular design that will turn heads on date night this Valentine’s Day.

For Him

Hill City’s Everyday Brief

Soft with just the right amount of stretch, the Everyday Boxer Brief incorporates XT2® technology, which utilizes silver ions to create odor protection that is inherent in the yarn and will never wash away.

Hill City’s Packable Backpack

Made of durable nylon with a water-repellant finish, the Packable Backpack folds entirely into its internal zipped pocket for easy, compact transport.

Hill City’s Thermal Light Shirt Jacket

Does he want a shirt jacket that keeps him warm without weighing him down? If so, then this version from Hill City is insulated with a lightweight, recycled Primaloft Active Gold Plus that regulates temperatures when transitioning between climates. The stretch nylon shell is water-repellant and breathable with invisible side zip pockets to keep your things secure

Pierre Cardin Watches

The Pigalle Half Moon Blue Stainless Steel Mesh Watch is an eye-catching and on-trend timepiece inspired by the work of Pierre Cardin, and infused with the lively spirit of the famous Pigalle district.

Designed with a striking stainless steel mesh strap, a modern polished silver case and a bold matte petrol blue dial with contrasting silver watch hands, this unique unisex watch, with its half moons marking the four main indexes is destined to become a new classic.

Man Crates

The ultimate online gift-giving destination with gift sets for every man in your life. Each crate comes with a themed assortment of carefully-curated, high quality and luxury goods. Many of the gift sets come packaged inside a wooden crate, so the recipient gets to pry it open with a crowbar as well!

Man Crates is offering a special Valentine’s Day Sale of 15% off orders over $100 with code CUPID15 from 1/31–2/14!

SKYN Elite

Discover the intensity of your senses with SKYN Elite condoms. They’re thinner than original condoms to give you the sensation of skin-to-skin contact.

20% thinner compared to SKYN Original Condoms

Made from SKYNFEEL™, a non-latex soft material that you’ll find barely noticeable but as strong as premium latex

Lubricated with long-lasting ultra-smooth lubricant Ideal for people with latex allergies or latex sensitivity

Straight shape with reservoir end

Billykirk x Cooper & Thief Bartender Bag

If your man likes things a little less racy, give him the gift of an at-home bar with this limited-edition bartender bag. Inspired by the bold, spiritous flavors of Cooper & Thief Bourbon Barrel-Aged Red Blend, Billykirk partnered with Cooper & Thief Cellarmasters to create a bartender bag that merges fashion with function.

Each hand-numbered tote stocked with a full set of sleek copper mixology tools, including a Hawthorne strainer, jigger, julep strainer and muddler bar spoon. With a secret flap to stash your favorite bottle of booze, this leather tote is all you need to craft delicious cocktails in the comfort of your own home.

POLISHED by Dr. Lancer

POLISHED by Dr. Lancer is a prestige men’s grooming brand dedicated to helping men live better lives through quality skin care designed by men, for men. Polished began when two friends, renowned Beverly Hills dermatologist Dr. Harold Lancer and long-time patient, creative entrepreneur and popular TV/radio and host and producer Ryan Seacrest decided to bring to market a high-quality men’s skincare product line, that delivered both results and value.

There’s nothing standard about POLISHED. Each double-duty formula is created specifically for the sensitivities of men’s skin. All products are infused with a uniquely formulated Men’s Power Complex, a proprietary blend of ingredients including antioxidants, mattifiers and peptides, for smooth, soft, hydrated and healthy-looking skin.

Daily Micro-Scrub exfoliates with AHAs, BHAs and fruit enzymes while promoting smoother, younger-looking skin. The multi-tasking Dual Cleanse and Shave removes dirt, grime and oil while providing a hydrating cushion for a smooth, close shave. Oil-Free Moisturizer hydrates and offers SPF 30 protection in a mattifying, fast-absorbing formula.

The Couples Who Love To Eat

Mister French

Enjoy the intimate ambiance and indulgent menu of contemporary French classics at Mister French this Valentine’s Day. Dazzling crystal chandeliers, candelabras brimming with melted wax, and rich marble decor come together to create the perfect backdrop for a romantic date night.

Award-winning Chef David Burke has curated two luxurious dining options especially for couples: either a three-course prix fixe menu that promises select dishes like a Half-Dozen Oysters with champagne mignonette, Petit Filet Forestier with wild mushrooms and bordelaise sauce, and Mille Feuille with white chocolate, banana cream strawberries, bananas and raspberry sauce for $95, or exclusive seats at the chef’s counter for an eight-course tasting menu and a bottle of champagne. Chef’s counter tasting menu is being offered for $250 per person with limited seating.

Valentine’s Day at ASSET

ASSET, the New-American Upper West Side eatery, will be serving up Valentine’s Day specials along with their a la carte menu this year. Specials include Lobster Bisque with Maine lobster and shaved black winter truffle, Crab-Crusted Filet Mignon with asparagus and hollandaise, and Red Velvet Cake with cream cheese frosting and raspberry sauce.

Guests can accompany their meals with special cocktails The Bonnie (Spring 44 Gin, Chambord, pineapple, lemon and absinthe) and The Clyde (Aperol, Carpano Sweet Vermouth, blood orange and prosecco) — the perfect drink duo to share with your partner in crime.

Rose and Chocolates Soirée | Ophelia

Ophelia will be offering a “Rose and Chocolates Soirée” starting at 6:00pm this Valentine’s Day. A general admission ticket with grant guests entry to the event along with a long stem rose. VIP tickets include a private table for two, 1 long stem rose, 2 glasses of champagne on arrival, 1 bottle of Moët & Chandon Champagne, and chocolate truffles for the table.

Looking to propose to that special someone? Ophelia will also be offering a Proposal Package which includes a private cove covered in rose petals, 1 bottle of Dom Pérignon or Ace of Spades Champagne, 2 dozen long stem roses, a box of chocolate truffles and the in-house event team to curate the entire experience for the guest’s special, personal touches!

Harold’s at Arlo SoHo

Whether celebrating with gals, pals, or vals, nothing says “I love you” like 50% wine. Enjoy Harold’s seasonal American cuisine a la carte with half off select bottles of wine, or test out the $99 optional pre-fixe menu for two, which includes one starter, two entrees, a romantic dessert and a bottle of wine. Make reservations on OpenTable.

Mayanoki

Cozy up at Mayanoki, the intimate 8-person seated sustainable omakase restaurant in the East Village. For Valentine’s Day, Mayanoki will be offering a romantic omakase tasting for $150, complete with extra courses and special, one-night-only ingredients of sustainably sourced seafood and locally grown produce. Complete the night with an optional $85 cider, wine and sake pairing. Seatings available at 6:30 and 9:00 pm. Reservation can be made on Resy.

queensyard

Hudson Yards all-day dining destination, queensyard, will be offering a Bar & Lounge menu for $55 per person along with a pre-fixe menu in the Dining Room at $85 per person this Valentine’s Day.

Diners can choose from items like Roasted Scallops with salsify, watercress and truffle gel, Aged Duck Breast with prune, armagnac and smoked celery, and an assortment of Queens Sweets & Treats for dessert. The $85 three-course meal will also be accompanied by a signature cocktail or champagne toast.

Zuma New York

Lovebirds can flock to Zuma New York for a romantic candlelit evening in the restaurant’s intimate rose-covered downstairs dining room. Before indulging in the exclusive Valentine’s Day black winter truffle omakase, couples can sip on a hand-crafted cocktail or glass of sparkling sake from Zuma’s extensive list.

The omakase will feature dishes like the winter black truffle-topped wagyu tartar, 12 oz rib eye topped with truffle-infused sauce and hand-shaved tableside truffle shavings and a dessert for two featuring, milk chocolate mousse, hazelnut praline and black truffle ice cream. To finish out the love-filled evening, couples will be treated to a rose from the luxe rose bar and custom Zuma chocolate truffles.

B. On Top

This Valentine’s Day, Bagatelle Group’s new rooftop concept B. On Top will unveil the Love Loft: a must-visit experience for date night or Galentine’s outings. The indoor Loft will feature an elaborate floral display and guests can sit around the warming fireplace to dine on the special Valentine’s chocolate menu, including Chocolate and Ginger Truffle, Gianduja Chocolate Mousse, a personal chocolate and fruit fountain, Strawberries Pomme d’amour covered with Caribbean chocolate and the Coconut Passion Illusion in a thin chocolate shell.

A luxe tasting menu features Black Diamond Caviar with traditional garnishes, baked pewee potatoes filled with crème fraiche dusted with chive powder and topped with a caviar variety, and Oysters Six Ways with Champagne and rose gelée, cucumber and fresno chili, yuzu mignonette, fresh pickled ginger, green apples and chives and timut pepper. Guests can sip on the featured Pretty in Pink cocktail, with Tito’s, Aperol, fresh strawberries with rosemary and topped off with Champagne.

Bistrot Leo

Located within SIXTY SoHo, the boutique, luxury hotel part of the SIXTY Collective, Bistrot Leo opened last Spring when restaurateur, John McDonald (Mercer Street), noticed a profusion of Italian restaurants and a shortage of French ones downtown. With specially curated a la carte dinner and dessert menus from Executive Chef, Jesse Freijo, Bistrot Leo’s chic, Parisian vibe creates the perfect, romantic ambiance for an intimate date this Valentine’s Day.

Bodega Negra

Bodega Negra is a Meatpacking hotspot, featuring upscale Mexican cuisine for dinner and late supper this Valentine’s Day. From the enormous disco ball plated with 10,000 pennies hanging over the dining room to the wall of antique tequila barrels, Bodega Negra is as much a feast for the eyes as it is the palate.

Amidst the cozy, intimate, moodily-lit “Tudor Hacienda” décor, Corporate Executive Chef Brad Warner and Corporate Pastry Chef Paola Marocchi’s menu is designed for sharing, including Guacamole with white chocolate and pomegranate seeds ($19), grilled wagyu beef Tacos de Alambre ($28), lobster Enchiladas ($39), and the Set My Heart on Fire ($16), a flambé candy filled with chocolate heart, with chocolate crémeux and raspberry sauce.

Lot 15

NYC’s newest bar-lounge Lot 15 is offering two celebratory packages for Valentine’s Day weekend: a ‘Love Seat Package For Two’, as well as an extended mingling happy hour ‘House Picks’ at the bar from 4–8PM.

Five Course Valentine’s Day at Nerai

Spend a romantic evening at Nerai \ this Valentine’s Day and indulge in a five-course prix fixe menu for $125 per person with an optional wine pairing for $60 per person prepared specially for the evening. The menu features a Roasted Rainbow Beet Salad, Butter Poached Maine Lobster, Black Truffle Spaghettoni, a choice of a 28 day dry aged ribeye or Lavraki a La Polita.

For dessert, enjoy Sokolatina and Wild Berry Pavlova. Make this your most romantic Valentine’s Day yet, reserve a table for you and your valentine in the Cava and receive a complimentary toast of bubbly upon arrival, decorated with rose petals, and the glow of soft candlelight. Nerai is currently accepting reservations online and over the phone.

Brooklyn Chop House Valentine’s Day Heart Shaped Cake

Brooklyn Chop House will be serving their dinner menu with a sweet heart shaped cake for two for $24. While spreading love the Brooklyn way, the restaurant, which is steps away from the Brooklyn Bridge, serves Dim Sum & Chops giving diners everything from homemade dumplings and noodles, to 50–60 day dry-aged Prime Steaks and Double Thick Cut Chops.

Hole in the Wall Valentine’s Day

Hole in the Wall at the American Copper Building on 626 1st Avenue in Murray Hill is offering live music between 6pm-9pm and any table that makes a reservation in advance will receive a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. Choose from entrees from Executive Chef Brent Hudson like Char Grilled Branzino Filet served with Tuscan kale, hazelnut butter and polenta crisps, Mustard Glazed Pork Neck with fennel potato salad, walnut apple chutney, pickled mustard seed and a Mishima Reserve or a Wagyu Sirloin Flap with Hasselback potatoes, black garlic, shitake and pan jus.

T-Bar Steak & Lounge

T-Bar Steak and Lounge is the popular spot for couples looking for a romantic dinner with outstanding cuisine in a casual yet elegant space. The restaurant’s charm is brought to life by a stylish, dark-wood accented dining room, frosted glass details and subtle back lighting.

This Valentine’s Day under the watchful eye of Restauranteur Tony Fortuna, T-Bar will offer its regular a la carte menu, which features its signature prime beef steaks along with a mélange of grilled fish, chopped salads and pastas. Swoon over the decadent desert menu crafted by Executive Chef Ben Zwicker, which includes the famous Banana Parfait Mille Feuilles with coconut and caramel sauce

Petrossian Caviar Solitaire

Like a rare jewel, a 50g tin of your favorite caviar is set in a beautiful lacquer display case, ready to be enjoyed. The gift box is available separately as well.

Bolivian Rose Salt from the Andes Mountain by SaltWorks

Packaged in a beautiful glass jar topped with a hand-carved American black walnut lid, these authentic Bolivian Rose Salts will captivate lovers with an affinity for cooking and baking. This remarkable and rare mineral salt, hand-mined in the Andes Mountains in Bolivia, is rich in trace minerals that give each crystal their unique color, ranging from pastel peach tones to yellow-reds and coral shades. Ideal for cooking or baking, or as a finishing touch to dishes.

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Chefman Color Changing Electric Kettle

Get your perfect brew! This powerful 1500 Watt stainless steel cordless kettle from Chefman boils water quickly, while color changing technology transforms kettle from black to red. With a 1.7 liter capacity and Strix Boil Dry Protection, you can have perfect tea in seconds.

Mellanni Organic Heavyweight Flannel Sheet Set

Mellanni’s NEW Organic Heavyweight Flannel Sheet Set is popular for its softness and durability and perfect for those cold winter nights. Available in a wide variety of solid colors and printed designs, these flannel sheets are designed to be warm and breathable to maximize your comfort while sleeping. Made of 100% certified GOTS organic cotton, these sheets are so soft and cozy you won’t want to leave your bed. Mellanni Heavyweight Flannel Sheet Sets are easy to care for — just machine wash cold and tumble dry low.

Nest Bedding Luxury Weighted Blanket

Made with a fleecy top layer made of plush, soft, mink-like fur, and a smooth bottom layer made from 300 thread-count 100% cotton. Available in Twin, Queen and King, the blanket is washable and has a clean, lead-free fill made with small, glass beads sewn between two layers of poly-fill batting. The beads create deep pressure and muscle stimulation for a relaxing effect, leading to reduced stress and anxiety.

Mellanni Silk Pillowcases

Beautifully sleek and luxuriously smooth to the touch, Mellanni’s 100% Mulberry Silk Pillowcase comes in a set of two and will help you get the beauty sleep you’ve always dreamed of! Velvety and breathable, the Silk Pillowcase is hypoallergenic, dust and mite resistant and easy to care for. There are multiple health and wellness benefits to sleeping on silk such as retaining moisture, reducing chemical exposure, preventing your skin from creasing and keeping your hair from getting dry.

Like with all Mellanni products, the Silk Pillowcase has a lifetime warranty and 100% money back guarantee, no-questions-asked. The product is currently available in black, white, dark gray, white with black piping and black with white piping, gold, light gray, pink and pink with black piping. Available on Amazon

Lasko Bladeless Heater

The Bladeless Heater by Lasko features exclusive Heat Channels™ for long-range heat projection. The space heater’s sleek design fits well into existing home decor and the multi-function remote adds convenience for keeping your space warm and comfortable.

Üllo Wine Purifier

This revolutionary sleek purifier and aerator in-one, removes the bitter taste of sulfites for a smoother taste, while still delivering the natural flavors of the wine. It’s also the only purifier on the market that selectively removes sulfites, which are commonly added by winemakers as a preservative. Sulfites have been known to cause negative side-effects, especially for those suffering from a sulfite sensitivity.

The Üllo Wine Purifier is available on Ullowine.com, or select retailers such as Amazon, Sur La Table, Williams Sonoma, Bloomingdale’s and Crate and Barrel.

Chefman InstaCoffee Singleserve Coffee Maker

With this single serve coffee maker, you can get fresh coffee at home in 30 seconds from start-to-brew! Depending on your preference, you can experiment with less water for a bolder flavor or more water for a milder taste.

Chefman Electric Wine Opener

Designed to fit all traditional wine bottles, this sleek, cordless Electric Wine Opener effortlessly opens a bottle of wine in seconds. The simple push-button operation easily removes the cork in seconds — without breaking the cork. This unit includes a built in, rechargeable battery and lights up when in use. Foil cutter included for easily removing seals.

Quiet Mark awarded Braun MultiQuick MQ725 Hand Blender

The patented PowerBell system and Braun’s SplashControl technology work together reducing suction and unwanted noise during every use, blending faster and more evenly, and virtually eliminating splashing. This hand blender comes with a blending beaker and the EasyClick Accessory System to let you switch from the blending wand, whisk, and 1.5-cup chopper, perfect for any food processing tasks in the kitchen.

Nixplay’s Smart Photo Frame

Remind your Valentine when you’re thinking of them with Nixplay’s Smart Photo Frame.

Whether you live abroad or locally, with Nixplay you can send photos from anywhere around the world using the Nixplay app, delivering images in HD/Full-HD/2K. It’s wall mountable stand and assortment of sizes and colors gives your loved one a diverse way to use the frame, making it a perfect Valentine’s Day gift.

AromaOm Lava Diffuser — Stone

Bring the power of 100% natural essential oils into your home with this limited edition diffuser. Inspired by cooling lava flows, this sculptural piece features a textured finish.

Sony Wireless Turntable

Combine the classic experience of vinyl and modern wireless connectivity. Easily play vinyl favorites and new record store finds to Bluetooth speakers, headphones, receivers and more this Valentine’s Day.

CBD Pillow

Until now, CBD has most often been distributed through creams or edibles. CBD Pillow is a revolutionary new format for consumers to experience CBD in the easiest, least intrusive way possible through all night micro-dosing.

A few fast facts on CBD Pillow and their innovative technology:

  • Microencapsulation — CBD Pillow’s patented process bonds microscopic droplets of zero THC, hemp-derived CBD to the pillow’s fabric.
  • Friction of the user’s hair and skin gently breaks the microcapsules throughout the night, releasing the CBD in micro-doses for sustained rest.
  • An average of 170 milligrams of pharmaceutical grade, lab certified CBD in every pillow, with CBD guaranteed to last at least 6 months.
  • No GMOs, herbicides, pesticides, binders, fillers, excipients, dyes or unknown substances. Never any parabens, dyes, sulfates or toxic chemicals.

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Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

This Valentine’s Day, Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills is offering romantic and luxurious options for all to enjoy, from couples looking to spend time together to singles and ‘Galentines’ looking to treat themselves. From dining to beauty experiences to aphrodisiac libations, the French chic hotel is sure to make you fall in love this Valentine’s Day:

Romantic Room Package

From Wednesday, February 12 to Wednesday, February 23, couples can book the Magnifique Romance Package, which includes a delicious daily breakfast, a bottle of champagne and a romantic surprise gift. Visit https://www.sofitel-los-angeles.com/offers/magnifique-romance/ and use the promotional code “ROMSOF” to enjoy this romantic experience. Offer available on www.all.accor.com and on www.sofitel-los-angeles.com.

The Mark Hotel

Love is in the air at The Mark. The iconic hotel has just released its first 2020 initiative for those who wish to woo and be wooed on Valentine’s Day. With the appropriately named “The Mark’s Fool Proof Valentine’s Day Menu,” guests can choose from a list of Valentine favorites, such as a box of Ladurée chocolates with a stuffed bear, a dozen roses, and an in-suite couples massage.

The Mark has also included lavish options — a Sidney Garber Rolling Bracelet with a value of $16,500 for her and a Tom Ford Watch with a value of $3,590 for him. You can’t screw this up!

Every item on The Mark Fool Proof Valentine’s Day Menu can be purchased individually or as a package for $22,126.00. The Mark also offers every item along with a romantic stay in The Mark Penthouse for $97,126.00 (perhaps for the guilty ones?)

DELAMAR Greenwich Harbor

Located where New York meets New England, DELAMAR Greenwich Harbor offers waterfront luxury for Valentine’s Day travelers. The Month of Love Package includes:

  • Bottle of Veuve Clicquot
  • Box of chocolates
  • Heart shaped Himalayan salt stone
  • 1pm late check out
  • 10% discount towards spa treatment
  • Continental Breakfast

Rates starting from $259. Package available any night throughout the month of February 2020. Offer based on availability. Reservations are required and must be booked a minimum of 24 hours in advance.

DELAMAR Greenwich Harbor is located at 500 Steamboat Rd, Greenwich, CT 06830. For reservations please visit delamar.com/greenwich-harbor or call (203) 661–9800.

Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club

Looking to escape the cold and celebrate Valentine’s Day with some **heat**? Bring your loved one down to Miami to experience the ultimate romantic staycation at Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club’s Seaside Romantic Escape Package.

Starting at $429, the package includes overnight accommodations at Miami’s newest luxury Art Deco beachfront hotel, along with a bottle of sparkling rosé, charcuterie plate, and gourmet chocolate-covered strawberries. After indulging in a romantic evening, enjoy a full breakfast for two at Donna Mare — Cadillac’s authentic Italian trattoria. We know you’ll want to stay in paradise forever, so take your time and enjoy a late check-out.

EAST, Miami

Miami is sure to be at the top of most people’s Valentine’s Day travel plans. With its constant sunshine and warm ocean water, Miami is a great location for couples looking for a romantic trip or girlfriends visiting for a galentine’s weekend.

Miami’s tropical warm weather makes it the place to travel for a romantic mini-getaway! When looking for a place to stay, EAST, Miami located in Brickell is the perfect place, away from the crazy and crowded Miami beach, to spend one of the most romantic days of the year! The property’s rooftop bar, Sugar and their hidden bar, The Tea Room are ideal for spending time with your special someone, relaxing with unique Valentine’s Day cocktails

Terme di Relilax Boutique Hotel and Spa

If your idea of a romantic Valentine’s Day trip is a bit of relaxing quality time for two, jet off to Italy’s Terme di Relilax Boutique Hotel and Spa with your loved one.

Located in the ancient spa town of Montegrotto, just outside of Venice, Relilax has served as a wellness sanctuary for global travelers since 1892. Couples can mix spending time in the Italian countryside with a variety of unique wellness experiences including a full-service spa, three mineral pools, and two seasonal health-focused dining establishments that rely on their on-site, biodynamic garden.

Take advantage of a relaxing mud bath together with specialized “Fango Vivo” thermal mud followed by a romantic evening in one of their many suite options. Room rates start at $273 per night.

Baros Maldives

What better place to spend Valentine’s Day than at the World’s Most Romantic Resort? Baros Maldives is a boutique, private tropical island of 75 overwater and beachside garden villas set on white sand beaches in a turquoise lagoon, just 25 minutes by speedboat from the Maldives’ Velana International Airport.

Couples will enjoy this ultimate romantic retreat by booking the Water Pool Villa, which features a private infinity pool on a spacious sundeck, a sun-soaked daybed on the veranda and a steamy tub located next to the large window overlooking the tropical Maldivian paradise.

Whether you’re watching the sunset straight from your bathtub or enjoying a bottle of bubbly on your private pool, Baros will bring the heat.

Sunrise Springs Spa Resort

This Valentine’s Day, couples can experience a restorative spiritual getaway together at Sunrise Springs Spa Resort, located in Santa Fe, NM. The property’s Triple the Love Package invites love birds to bring their relationship to a deeper level with a Private Couples Intuitive Session led by one of the resort’s Native American intuitive healers.

The new Repose Pools offer heat and cold exposure, which provides couples with a host of wellness benefits to enjoy after a mind-opening intuitive session. Reflective of 35% savings, the Valentine’s Day package includes unlimited access to the new Repose Pools, daily experiential activities, your choice of accommodations and daily breakfast for two. (Book through the link by Jan. 31 for stays through Feb. 29; rates starting at $190)

For the Rock’n Roll’n Duo Asbury Ocean Club Hotel

For an ultra-luxe experience, look no further than Asbury Ocean Club Hotel, the Jersey Shore’s first luxury five-star boutique hotel that opened its doors this summer and has already become a favored getaway of celebrities like the Jonas Brothers. Couples can relax and rejuvenate at the newly opened spa, where treatments calm the body and recharge the mind.

The booming shoretown of Asbury Park has transformed itself into the cultural hub of the Jersey Shore with a legendary live music scene home to Bruce Springsteen, a burgeoning restaurant destination and vibrant surf culture.

Asbury’s first hotel in 50 years that opened a few years ago, The Asbury, boasts vibrant bars and hangout spots like the lively lobby bar Soundbooth, where live music and open mic nights are on the schedule almost every night. Visitors can get their rock’n’roll on at the iconic bowling alley-turned music venue Asbury Lanes, which features top-notch talent every weekend and bowling daily; full line-up can be found here.

Silvercar by Audi

This year, Valentine’s Day falls during the President’s Day holiday weekend, making it the perfect occasion for a long weekend getaway with your significant other, galentine or a friend courtesy of Silvercar by Audi !

Silvercar by Audi, the premium car rental service provides customers with well-equipped Audi A4, Audi A4 Cabriolet, Audi Q5 or Audi Q7 SUV’s and a seamless user experience. No lines, no paperwork, no hassle — the app-based service is designed to deliver a convenient alternative for modern travelers who want style and performance, while eliminating all the hassle of renting cars.

Silvercar by Audi guarantees travelers a seamless and elevated experience with straightforward pricing starting at $49, which includes fair toll tracking and a fuel plan. The entire Silvercar by Audi fleet is equipped with Wi-Fi, GPS navigation, Peg Perego car seats, Thule ski racks and SiriusXM satellite radio, all at no additional cost.

The Roverlund Out-of-Office Pet Carrier

Just because you and bae are catching flights, doesn’t mean that you’re fur-lover has to stay home! Inspired by this need to explore with man’s best friend in style, Roverlund is a collection of design-centric travel and adventure gear for dogs or cats and their human companions.

Utilizing durable marine and mountaineering grade materials, the carrier is engineered for the pursuit of adventure and includes a fleece-lined bed as well as a shoulder strap that doubles as a leash, making traveling with your special fur baby hassle free. It’s perfect for planes, trains, cars, and every adventure in between.

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Wines & Bubbly

Tussock Jumper Treviso DOC Prosecco

This palette-pleasing Italian Prosecco from the folks at Tussock Jumper is a great selection that won’t break the bank. With crisp notes of citrus, apple, and persistent bubbles, it pairs well with juicy, fresh strawberries enrobed in chocolate. We especially love the cute animal labels on these wines!

Tussock Jumper Moscato Rosé

This pretty in pink bottle of Moscato Rosé by Tussock Jumper is another excellent choice for gifting. With notes of candied orange peel, white flower, and bright, carnation pink bubbles, this is the ideal wine when you want to sit back and chill out in a nice bubble bath or after a long day. Pair it with soft cheeses, crackers, and jams, as well as fruit desserts.

Tussock Jumper Shiraz, Australia

Dark and earthy, with smooth tannins and a spicy finish, this Australian Shiraz is one for the red wine loyalist. Black forest fruits, leather, and vanilla from American and French oak aging are on the palate, along with a medium body and soft tannins. Enjoy it alone or pair it with steak, roast beef, lamb, and aged cheeses.

Sofia Brut Rosé

Styled after the sparkling rosés in France, this wine has strawberry, cherry, and red currant flavors. The light effervescence provides a crisp natural acidity and light creamy texture.

Eternally Silenced

The brand’s first pinot noir, is rich and elegant, yet soft and well-balanced. Lovely aromas of pine needles, cranberries, dark cherry, clove and brown spice make this bottle a seamless choice for an evening in. Each bottle is hand-dipped in wax, a tantalizing tease to the eyes and sparking the imagination for more adventurous Valentine’s Day activities.

Meiomi Pinot Noir

Meiomi Pinot Noir has a rich garnet color with a ruby red edge. The wine opens to reveal fruit aromas of bright strawberry, mocha, and vanilla, along with toasty oak notes. Expressive boysenberry, blackberry, dark cheery, juicy strawberry, and toasting mocha flavors lend complexity and depth on the palate. Enjoyable with a wide array of food, but pairs particularly well with tomato based pasta dishes, thin crust pizza, and grilled lamb.

Meiomi Rosé

Meiomi Rosé is delicately pink in color and delightfully dry with vibrant acidity. With aromas of watermelon, orange peel, and subtle hints of rose petal on the nose, the palate offers lush flavors of stone fruit and strawberry with a cool minerality on the finish.

Ruinart Rosé

First developed in 1764 & still recognized for its 18th century bottle. Lush & delicate, with notes of pink grapefruit & red berries, & silk tannins. Pairs well with salmon, lamb veal and berries.

2018 Vintner’s Reserve Rosé

Fresh, fruit-forward wines are the perfect pairing for this Valentines (or Galentine’s) Day — sip on a grapefruit and strawberry forward rosé like Kendall-Jackson’s 2018 Vintner’s Reserve Rosé ($17) and pair it with your favorite charcuterie plate combination.

Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay

The acidity found in unoaked Chardonnays stands up well to sweet caramel, while traditional California Chardonnays offer strong oak, buttery notes that pairs perfectly with creamy desserts like banana cream pie or vanilla pudding. Choose either a newfound favorite like the classic Vintner’s Reserve.

2016 BV Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

The latest vintage of Napa’s ‘first cult cabernet’ is bursting with a bouquet of cassis, blueberry, blackberry, violet and wild sage; lingering flavors of dark blackberry, root spice, chocolate and molasses.

Dom Pérignon

The latest Rosé Vintage 2006 is committed to bringing out the thrilling red characteristics of Pinot Noir, opening with dark notes of spices and coca and followed by the fruity flavors of roasted figs, apricots and candied orange. The latest rosé pairs well with simple, authentic food originating from France, Spain or Italy, playing on the mellow and rich textures which the wine complements perfectly.

Bonterra 2018 Rosé

This Rosé celebrates the fresh, lively spirit of the organic viticulture practices that Bonterra adheres to and reflects their unwavering commitment to sustainability and the environment. Honestly, if Bonterra was a person, you would want to date them. Refreshing on its own, but also the perfect accoutrement to a bouquet of roses or a light Valentine’s Day dinner.

INSTRINSIC 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon

If you’re spending some quality ‘me time’ this Valentine’s Day, INTRINSIC is the ultimate gift to yourself. This blend of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Cabernet Franc is every bit as delicious as the bottle is beautiful and features a unique label with a rustic texture, silky, with a unique savory and inviting finish. The raw characteristics of this Cabernet pair nicely with grilled meats and seared vegetables.

JUSTIN 2018 Rosé

This dry, aromatic, refreshing wine reminds us that while rosé is great on a hot summer day, it is also a versatile wine worth reaching for all year long. A Rosé of syrah that is whole cluster pressed and fermented like a white wine, it shows a beautiful salmon color in the glass with bright red fruit, crisp apple.

Krug Rosé 23rd Edition

One of the most non-conformist of Krug’s champagnes, Krug Rosé is defined by its distinction and finesse. A stay of at least 7 years in Krug’s cellars gives the Rosé 23rd Edition its unique expression and elegance.

Krug Grande Cuvée 168th Edition

The archetype of Krug’s philosophy of craftsmanship and savoir faire, Krug Grande Cuvée is recreated every year regardless of annual variations in climate. The 168th Edition is a blend of around 198 wines from eleven different years. It’s the perfect gift for the Champagne lover.

Prosecco DOC

This year, Valentines’ Day lands on a Friday, which means you’ll want to plan a romantic weekend with your significant other. Perhaps this calls for more planning and budgeting on your end, which is why grabbing an affordable bottle of Prosecco DOC (SRP $11–20) is perfect for this lovers holiday. Prosecco DOC details ranges of fruity flavors and bubbles that kiss your glass, and pair well with any meal.

DIY Cocktails

SVEDKA’s The Other Half

SVEDKA has partnered with Cody Goldstein, mixologist and founder of Muddling Memories, a hospitality company specializing in unique beverage experiences, to create SVEDKA’s The Other Half.

INGREDIENTS

2 oz Svedka Vodka

1.5 oz Passionfruit Juice

1.5 oz Prickly Pear Puree

.50 oz Grapefruit Juice

.75 oz Hibiscus Tea, to float

INSTRUCTIONS: Combine vodka, Passionfruit Juice, Prickly Pear Puree and Juice into a shaker and fill with ice. Shake for 5 seconds then strain into a Collins glass with ice. Add Hibiscus Tea on top to float. Garnish with your favorite Valentine’s Day sweet.

Ruffino Always Sparkling

INGREDIENTS

1½ parts Ruffino Sparkling Rosé

1 part cognac

¾ parts lemon juice

¾ parts strawberry puree (sweetened)

1 dash rose water

Fresh strawberries

INSTRUCTIONS: Shake all ingredients together except for the Ruffino Sparkling Rosé. Strain into a lowball glass with ice and top off with sparkling rosé. Garnish with a strawberry.

Cupid’s Casa Noble Paloma

INGREDIENTS

2 oz Casa Noble Crystal Tequila
1 oz lime juice
1 oz grapefruit juice
0.5 oz agave nectar
Sparkling water
Grapefruit wedge

INSTRUCTIONS: Place Casa Noble, lime juice, grapefruit juice, and agave nectar into shaker with ice. Shake until chilled. Strain into glass over ice (salt or lime-and-chili powder rim optional), top with sparkling water, and swirl. Garnish with grapefruit wedge.

BUY ME FLOWERS

INGREDIENTS

1.5 oz Bombay Sapphire
0.5 oz honey
0.75 oz lemon juice
2 dashes rose water
1.5 oz Martini sparkling rosé
1 rose petal

GARNISH

Rose Petal

METHOD

In a shaker, add the Bombay Sapphire, honey, lemon juice and rose water. Fill the shaker with ice and shake vigorously to chill. Double strain into a chilled flute or stemmed cocktail glass and top with Martini sparkling rose. Garnish and enjoy.

Rum Blossom by Charlotte Voisey

1 ½ parts Flor de Caña 4 or 7

½ parts Apricot eau de vie

¾ parts Bianco Vermouth

2 dashes orange bitters

2 dashes Peychaud bitters

Method: Combine ingredients and stir well. Strain into a Nick & Nora glass. Spritz and discard a lemon twist. Garnish with a single, small edible flower.

3 Raspados by Jaime Salas, Milagro Tequila Brand Ambassador

2 Parts Milagro SIlver

1 Part Fresh Lime Juice

1 Part Fruit Juice (Lime/Mango/Papaya)

½ Part Agave Nectar

Method: Combine everything in a shaker with ice and shake until frosty. Using your method of choice, make your “snow” in a cone or rocks glass, and pour the mix over.

THE D’USSE RED VELVET

INGREDIENTS

2 oz- D’USSE Cognac

1.5 oz- Crème de Cacao

.5 oz- Simple Syrup

3- Fresh raspberries

3 Dashes- Chocolate Molé Bitters

GARNISH

3 fresh raspberries on a metal skewer

METHOD

Muddle Raspberries and Simple Syrup in a shaker. Add D’USSE Cognac, Crème de Cacao and Bitters. Shake vigorously with Ice. Double strain into a chilled Coup Glass. Garnish with fresh raspberries on a skewer.

Hendrick’s Gin’s Riviera Rose

Credit: Mattias Horseman

Ingredients:

2 parts Hendrick’s Gin

1 part Giffard Pamplemousse

½ part Apricot Liqueur

1 part Fresh Lime Juice

½ part Egg White

Method: Combine ingredients and shake with ice, then shake without ice. Strain into a coupe and garnish with a rose petal.

Glassware: Coupe

SKYY WATERMELON BE MINE MULE

Glass: Copper Mug

Garnish: Watermelon wedge

1 part Sun-Ripened Watermelon

½ lime, juiced

1 can/bottle of ginger beer

1 part freshly squeezed watermelon juice

Combine ingredients in a copper mug and garnish with watermelon wedge.

Pomegranate Sparkler

1-part Grey Goose

0.75-part St-Germain

1-part Pomegranate Juice

0.75-part Blood Orange Juice

+ Dash of Simple Syrup

+ Splash of Champagne

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine first five ingredients and shake vigorously. Strain into a champagne flute and top with Champagne. Garnish with pomegranate seeds.

Absolut Bubble Bouquet

Ingredients:

1.5 Parts Absolut Original

.5 Parts Simple Syrup

7 Rose Petals

1–2 Drops Rosewater

Directions:

Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into a cocktail flute and top with Champagne.

Garnish with rose petals.

Purple Rain

Ingredients:

2 parts TGL 14YO

1 egg white

.75 parts Lemon Juice

.75 parts Simple Syrup

3/4 parts Red Wine Float

Directions:

Combine all ingredients except wine & vigorously shake without ice 5 seconds. Add ice. Shake 15–20 seconds.

Fine strain into rocks glass with ice.

Slowly pour in red wine to layer

Sweet Nothings Sipper

INGREDIENTS:

3 ounces Barefoot Pink Moscato

2 ounces Lemon-Lime Soda

¼ ounce Lemon Juice

¼ ounce Grenadine

DIRECTIONS:

Combine all ingredients in a glass over ice

Garnish with fresh raspberries

A Rose by Any Other Name

35 mls Rose and Almond Infused Grey Goose Vodka*

10 mls Crème de Cacao Blanc

10 mls Rose Liqueur

Rose Champagne or Prosecco

Directions: Stir the Vodka and the crème de cacoa, rose liqueur and vodka. Strain into a flute and top with champagne. *Infuse 1 bottle with 4 large tablespoons of dried rose pedals. Add in 8 drops of organic almond essence. Strain the rose pedals after 1–2 days or to taste.

Love Lust

1.5 oz Santa Teresa 1796

0.5 oz Oloroso Sherry

0.5 oz Verjus

0.5 oz Red Shiso Leaves

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass over ice, stir and strain into a Nick & Nora glass. Torch 3 Luxardo Cherries until they start to blister and garnish. Accent the stem of the glass with grapefruit zest.

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