Valentine's Day is rapidly approaching on February 14th- have you made plans to make the day special for your loved one? We have curated some ideas to celebrate Valentine's Day from gifts to dining. If you are single, why not grab a friend and head to a great restaurant or enjoy a good bottle of champagne?
What says Happy Valentine's Day or I Love You more than a luxurious box of chocolates? We love the Belgian Chocolatier, Neuhaus. The company has an interesting past, getting its start when Jean Neuhaus opened a pharmacy in Belgium in 1857, covering his pills with a chocolate coating to make them more palatable. Over the brand's history they have crafted chocolate creations for Belgian royals, and are regarded as the leading luxury Belgian chocolatier today. They have a festive selection of chocolate gift boxes with Valentine's Day themes, including this special edition where the box itself is made of edible chocolate as well.
Pair with a bottle of your favorite champagne!
Neuhaus: 500 Madison Avenue
Elevate your flower giving with a luxurious box of roses from Landeau. The company has been making waves in the industry, having been featured in prominent press such as Elle and Architectural Digest, dubbing its box of 25 roses as "25 is the new dozen." From traditional red, to unique pink and orange, Landeau offers an array of color choices to ensure your gift stands out.
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For Her: Back to Black by Kilian- The brand describes this fragrance as a "head-turning love potion." Notes of Honey, Tobacco and Vanilla combine for an enticing velvet-smooth scent. The bottle comes in an intricate lockable display case, making it a great gift. Available at Net-a-Porter
For Him: Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Forte- Tom Ford takes his infamous Neroli Portofino blend and kicks it up a notch with the "Forte" version. In this version, the floral core is double concentrated, giving it a rich base while the introduction of coastal Italian woods give it a bold touch. Available at Neiman Marcus
Perhaps the most popular Valentine's Day activity is a date night out. We could write an entire post on great restaurant choices in New York City, however, we recommend heading to Le CouCou at the sleek 11 Howard Hotel. Le CouCou is star restauranteur Stephan Starr's (Buddakan & Morimoto) latest outpost in collaboration with chef Daniel Rose. Le CouCou serves modern French fare in an intimate setting with brick walls, chandeliers, and candles on the table. In fact, it was rated one of the 100 best restaurants in America in 2016!
Le CouCou 138 Lafayette Street- 212.271.4252
And of course, if you are looking to fall in love with New York City, we can certainly help you do that!