The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Guide To Celebrate All Things Love In 2022

Welcome to our Valentine’s Day gift guide, where you’ll find great gifts ideas for your #WCW or #MCM. Let’s face it, 2021 pretty much devoured us, so let’s spread some love this Valentine’s Day! Below you’ll find the best of everything in fashion, beauty, technology, food and everything in-between!

Conversely, if you’re nursing a broken heart, curl up with a bottle of wine and DIY cocktails! So without further ado, here is your Ultimate Gift Guide for Valentine’s Day! It covers flowers, small budget gifts and gifts for the home as well as some travel packages for those couples who love to travel.

For Her

Treat her like the Queen that she is with these thoughtful, unique and loving items that will guarantee a smile on her face.

Teleflora’s Love’s Reflection Bouquet

Inspired by elegant vintage perfume bottles of years past, this glorious pink keepsake vase features a diamond-cut pattern that sparkles in the light. It’s the perfect presentation for this flirtatious pink rose bouquet!

FlowerFix

If you sign your letters with XOXO, this flower bouquet was handcrafted just for you! Deep red roses, orange pincushions, and purple hydrangea will make you feel warm and fuzzy inside like all the best hugs and kisses do.

Send some love and affection, in the form of flowers, to someone you miss, or add a dreamy bouquet to your dining room for stay-at-home date night. These flowers are fresh from our fields straight to your doorstep when you order a flower delivery!

Crate&Barrel — Faux Blush Foxtail Bunch

The brushy panicles of the grass-like foxtail plant are reimagined in soft pink in this bunch of faux stems. Display the cluster on its own or use it to add fluffy texture to an arrangement and also perfect for Valentine’s Day.

Martha Stewart CBD Wellness Gummies 6 Flavor Sampler

Martha created this beautiful limited — edition heart shaped gift box, just in time for Valentine’s Day with flavors inspired from her garden that taste as wonderful as they make you feel. The six flavors include Pink Grapefruit, Rhubarb, Strawberry, Red Raspberry, Black Raspberry and Passionfruit.

Full-Spectrum CBD Gummies

Full spectrum, Flower-Only™ CBD Gummies — No high-fructose corn syrup, gelatin, or artificial colors, just the highest quality vegan CBD gummies. Includes 2 mg of THC / 50 mg of CBD per serving (30 Count / Servings)and to boot, they have a special deal for Valentine’s Day: 25% off two or more items with code “LOVE.”

BOTA Glow Skincare Set

Included in this set is the BOTA Micellar Cleansing Toner to help keep the skin’s pH in balances during brisk winter days, while the BOTA Hydrating Daily Face Cream and BOTA De-Stressing Nightly Face Cream hydrates and replenishes dry skin.

Bodewell Living’s Tender Candle

This candle combines classic rosewater with the earthiness of santal for a gorgeous modern fragrance made with natural soy wax. The scent pairs perfectly with its blush colored vessel and custom gift box for a simple, yet thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift for your special somebody — or yourself! The Tender candle represents a whispered vow, a loving sentiment, unconditional and unparalleled love.

Mise en Scènt

Candles curated for the film buff bff that smell amazing! Brooklyn-based candle studio handcrafts fragrant candles with unique scents inspired by your favorite films to help all candle lovers live in their favorite movies. Mise en Scènt started with a movie fanatic with an idea to immerse viewers in their movie to create a main character environment you never want to leave. Put on your favorite movie, light a beautifully scented candle, and elevate your experience.

All candles are eco-friendly, produced using soft, natural soy wax, organic wicks, phthalate-free fragrance oils, and US-produced glass. Mise en Scènt is a sustainable brand that is great to gift all movie lovers who want to get swept up in the glamor of an Old Hollywood classic, a femme fatale perfume in Mystery, or relish in the enticing floral start for a budding romance in Rom-Com. All scents and themes are inspired by iconic films perfect to set the scene for all movie nights.

Olivia Mar

Light your fire. Bright lemon and dahlia notes meet with magnetized chemistry to ignite your passion and set true love ablaze. At the heart, a playful bouquet of floral jasmine and muguet fuse with an earthy burning desire, forging bonds that deepen in an intoxicating sandalwood and warm amber base, evoking a timeless love affair that will never fade away.

CBD For Life’s Lavender Bliss Set

CBD For Life’s Lavender Bliss Set is perfect for the partner, friend, or co-worker in need of some R&R. The set includes:

CBD LAVENDER RUB — the fastest way to soothe muscle soreness and ease joint discomfort. Powered by powerful essential oils, it quickly absorbs into the skin, delivering the results you need. The Lavender scent is a light and fresh floral while the hints of camphor and eucalyptus combined with our powerful CBD extract deliver fast, effective relief to any area experiencing discomfort.

CBD LAVENDER ROLL-ON — applies clear, absorbs quickly and delivers pinpointed, targeted relief. Roll it anywhere — over temples, fingers, knees or toes — for on-the-spot, lasting results. Quick tip: Roll it up the back of the neck before bed for a better night’s sleep.

CBD FRESH BAMBOO BATH BOMB — a great way to unwind after a long day. This bath bomb combines phytonutrient-rich CBD with essential minerals and aromatic essential oils to create the most relaxing, soothing and mind-clearing soak. Never worry about staining your skin or tub — the product contains batch certified colorants, which are also safe for absorption.

Hope Health Bath Bombs

Instantly upgrade your bath time routine with our artisan bath bombs, designed to transport you to a therapeutic spa. Lean back and relax, as the gentle aroma melts away the chaos of the day, leaving you feeling refreshed and revitalized with natural green tea, lavender and charcoal scents, get your zen on!

High Hemp’s Vegan CBD Gummies

High Hemp CBD Gummies are CBD isolate, one of its purest forms. High Hemp CBD Gummies are a form of cannabidiol edibles. These foods contain the therapeutic compound CBD, which comes from the hemp plant.

Gummies can be an easy, tasty, and discreet way of ingesting CBD. Common reasons for taking CBD include pain management and relief from anxiety, depression, and many other conditions.

Each delightful gummies holds 25mg of CBD; a complete package of gummies has 250mg of CBD. So sit back, relax and enjoy these delicious High Hemp treats!

Hair Food

Perfect for all hair types, Hair Food Hair, Skin & Nails Vitamins are formulated to deeply nourish hair and nails, treat youthful skin and reduce fine lines.

Vitamins are made with fermented biotin and organic fermented herbs, including aloe, chamomile and maca, plus reishi mushroom and astaxanthin from algae that deeply nourished hair and nails while astaxanthin’s powerful antioxidant action is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and help maintain a youthful appearance.

MicroPerfumes

As you stock up on cold weather must-haves, consider winter the best time to update your signature scent! Low temps and dry air can accentuate fragrance notes, preserving the aromatics longer. Our sense of smell is actually way more sensitive in colder weather, according to NPR. So choosing an attractive scent for all your winter gatherings with friends and lovers is all the more essential.

MicroPerfumes is a new all-in-one online hub for micro and travel-size versions of bespoke fragrances like Versace, Dior, Chanel, and Tom Ford at prices as low as 99 cents, with no subscription required. This California brand offers customers 100% authentic and genuine designer fragrances, meaning you’ll NEVER receive a knockoff product. They’re committed to insanely fast shipping: perfect for last-minute gift shopping (Valentine’s Day, anyone?).

And to sweeten the deal, they have a special ongoing offer for beating the winter blues: U.S. Orders $15+ Get Shipping FOR FREE PLUS 15% OFF SITEWIDE with the code SAVEBIG.

SmileDirectClub’s NEW Pro Whitening System Plus

Three steps to boost results, whiten teeth, prevent stains. First, ProActivate™ Whitening Accelerator preps teeth to increase brightness by 65%.

1 ProBrighten Premium Teeth Whitening gel then whitens teeth up to 9 shades in 1 week. 2 Lastly, ProLong™ Whitening Extender protects and prolongs results, preventing new stains from forming. When used together 2x/day for one week, the three steps get teeth up to 2x whiter!

The updated whitening system also includes a rechargeable, reusable Wireless Whitening Light.

SKYN Sleepover Bundle

If you’re looking for a gift that is sure to spice up your Valentine’s Day, look no further than to leading sexual wellness brand, SKYN. The brand’s wide variety of toys, lubricants, and condoms will have you ready for a night of love, whether you’re riding solo or with a partner. Their specially curated “Sleepover Bundle” comes equipped with a ribbed personal massager, pH adapting lubricant, and ultra-thin and soft condoms. This bundle is the perfect gifting option for that special someone… even if that someone is you!

PlusOne Travel Wand

Pack light with the extra-small yet powerful plusOne® travel wand! It has ten unique vibration settings and is 100% waterproof. It is the perfect size for those who love traveling with their sexual wellness devices without overpacking. Who says you can’t have pleasure on the go?

Crate&Barrel — Blush Turkish Cotton Bathrobe

Wrap her in luxury this Valentine’s Day. Our exclusive robe nestles you in unbelievably plush and incredibly soft Turkish cotton. This type of fiber turns into strong, smooth double-ply threads when spun, making the bathrobe especially durable. The weave is looped rather than compacted so the robe dries quickly despite its dense feel. The blush color and herringbone detail on the dobby weave add to its elegance. Robes are available in two sizes: small/medium and large/extra-large.

Etnia Barcelona — The Kubrick

Natural frames such as acetate or hypoallergenic metal and titanium. Extremely durable and 100% recyclable pure mineral lenses sourced from rare earths.

Ancient Protector — Gold Plated Evil Eye Pendant Necklace

Exclusively from Karma & Luck — Delight in the positive energy the Universe has bestowed upon you, as you are protected in your pursuit of joy. This exquisitely designed “Ancient Protector — Gold Plated Evil Eye Pendant Necklace” is the rescue for your spirit, deflecting evil thoughts and preventing them from reaching your inner self. This mighty jewelry artisan piece will realign your actions with your intentions, helping you to clear your path to higher consciousness.

Fossil —Lane Engravable Gold-Tone Stainless Steel Station Necklace

Fossil has always been inspired by American creativity and ingenuity. Necklaces for women brighten up the ordinary. The versatile designs and trendy features of Fossil necklaces for women make them instant staples that you can wear over and over without feeling out of style.

Common Alloy

You can’t go wrong with a classic thin gold hoop earring, and this essential piece is no exception. Pair it with studs for multi-pierced ears, or wear it solo for an instant retro-inspired statement.

4th & Reckless — Elsa Pants

A wardrobe winner. Mix up your essentials with the Elsa Pants, coming in a flattering high waist with a wide leg design these are made to impress. Go from desk to date by switching out the Elsa blazer for a strappy bralet and some stiletto heels.

Adrianna Papell — Asymmetrical Jumpsuit

This ultra-chic jumpsuit features a sleeveless, asymmetrical bodice with a crew neckline, wide-leg pants, and a back zipper closure. Showcase your stellar sense of style when you wear this jumpsuit for any season. From a day at the office to that upcoming wedding or cocktail party, a garment this versatile is bound to become a staple in your wardrobe. Combine this stunning jumpsuit with delicate earrings and a pair of sleek pumps for daytime, or rock it with metallic heels, bold statement earrings, and an eye-catching clutch for night. Your options are truly endless!

Bare Necessities

Feel sexy with this Sexy strappy cage-inspired lingerie set, Sheer, stretch lace with cotton gusset. Plunging lace wire-free seamed cups, Fully adjustable stretch straps allow for the perfect fit. Ultra-low rise G-string included.

ETICA Isabelle Puff Sleeve Dress — Black Beauty

Strong shoulders and volume sleeves add modern proportions to a sheath shape dress. Ethically made in a hearty loop back French terry with a natural structure, and finished with natural mineral dyes.

Jen7 Jeans

Jen7 by 7 for All Mankind jeans in medium wash denim with enhanceME sculpting panel engineered to subtly slim sculpt curves and five-pocket style. Fitted through hip and thigh; boot-cut leg opening.

TOMS — Alpargata Fleece

TOMS shoes are the perfect gift that give back! Offering extremely comfortable and stylish pieces at a great price point, TOMS also donates 1/3 of all profits to grassroots goods to hep drive change from the ground up. Faux fur inside with a two tone felt outside — it’s our signature women’s Alpargata, made extra cozy and doubly cute.

ARCH’s Plush Edit Slipper

ARCH, the Black owned & New York based fashion brand, launched a new slipper styles just in time for the Valentine’s day! Available now, the Plush Edit Slipper in Bow Pink is the comfiest, coziest, most practical footwear for inside your house — and occasionally outside, too. Heads up — it’s also plusher than ever.

The newest style is made out of fluffy faux fur that will make your feet feel like they’re engulfed in a cloud. Plus, it’s thick and durable and designed with longevity and durability in mind! With ARCH’s Plush Edit Slipper, the first step out of bed doesn’t have to be frigid.

The White Company — Leather Airpod Case

The perfect accessory for music lovers or those who love to chat on the go, our premium-quality super-soft leather Air Pod case comes in a lovely pale gray. Designed with a handy loop so you can attach it to your bag or belt loops, it’s equal parts stylish and practical. It can also be used to store face coverings.

For Him

Who said that your guy doesn’t like to receive gifts? Wrong! Your guy deserves to be spoiled…well maybe not too much. We have outlined some great fashion items to keep you dude stylish for those outdoor dining dates as well as some useful gentlemen essentials.

Man Crates — Grand Jerky Heart

It’s not that men don’t get romance…it’s just that, for a lot of them, a tub of bubbles and rose petals doesn’t really get their blood pumping. But the tides of affection are turning, and the romanced man now has an even stronger champion in the tantalizingly tender Grand Jerky Heart!

When it comes to relationships, there’s nothing harder than showing him what’s in your heart…unless what’s in your heart is a bunch of magnificently meaty jerky bites and sticks! From Whiskey Maple to Root Beer Habanero, this collection packs enough tender love to make his stomach swoon with scandalously savory flavor.

Put the “man” back in romance and charm him in his truest, tastiest love language with the Grand Jerky Heart!

Wilson Sportswear

The Elston Pique Henley exclusively from Wilson Sportswear thought of everything, so you don’t need to. The zip placket provides ventilation on warmer days and makes it easy to throw on or off. Its unique stand collar works to reduce bulk and keep you cool on the course or court. Technical enough to handle a little sweat, but classic enough to dress it up when you need to.

DEVIL-DOG Dungarees

Cut with a slim fit that’s a bit less fitted, these performance jeans feature LYCRA® dualFX® technology for flexibility, comfort and shape retention. They’re whiskered and hand-sanded for worn-in style, and the pocket liners are made with recycled REPREVE® yarns.

RefrigiWear 1954 Original Parka

A style and functionality that has stood the test of time. From co-op food freezers to the modern urban adventurer, the Original Parka is a true icon of warmth and uncompromising durability.

  • 300 Grams of insulation and longer length give you powerful protection from the cold
  • Inside pocket, 2 oversized front pockets and a chest pocket with iconic RefrigiWear logo and rubber flap provide loads of storage
  • Removable belt to give you a snug, shapely fit as it protects from invading drafts
  • Eco-fur-lined hood is just what’s needed for the nastiest winter days
  • Extending, flexible knit cuffs seal out pesky drafts

Self/ish Skin Treat Yourself SELF/ish Bundle

The perfect skincare starter kit for all the men in your life this Valentine’s Day — or for some TLC of your own! This bundle of five products (cleanser, facial scrub, oil-free moisturizer, eye cream, and exfoliating pads) uses ingredients backed in clean science to target men’s specific skincare needs.

The Shave Gift Set from Dollar Shave Club

The Shave Gift Set offers grooming essentials that will have your special guy raving about their shave. We can’t guarantee it’ll make David Letterman want to part with his notorious beard, but here’s a short list of people who will appreciate this gift that keeps on grooming:

  • The guy who’s obsessed with everything grooming
  • The dad who allots himself 90 seconds of grooming time, if he’s lucky
  • The brother-in-law who discovered his facial follicles during quarantine
  • The nephew whose voice dropped three octaves since you saw him last year
  • Your girlfriend, who “has no idea where your razor went, honey.”
  • Yourself. Who are we kidding, you deserve it.

The best parts about the set?

· You can send it straight to friends & family (no gift wrapping needed!)

· It won’t break the bank. The Shave Gift Set will be available for $35 (including shipping)

Duluth Trading Spit & Polish Datenite Gift Set

Smoothing out a tradesman’s rough edges is no easy task — takes more than drugstore suds to wash out hard work. Lucky for you, the Spit & Polish Datenite Gift Set can get any grit-covered guy presentable for fine dining in a jiffy. This spiff-him-up survival kit includes whisker-smoothing beard oil, odor-ousting natural deodorant and a nifty tin of solid cologne that’s perfect for precision application.

All three grooming essentials are made with natural ingredients that soften, moisturize and all-around rejuvenate your hardworking man. And just wait’ll you get a whiff of the Datenite scent — so bold and classy it’ll make the ol’ sparks fly!

Pacific Shaving Co. Shave Regimen Gift Box Set

Everything you need for an enjoyable shave can be found in this essential shaving kit. The gift box includes all products needed to achieve a close, smooth shave with Pacific Shaving Co.’s Bamboo Pre-Shave Scrub, Natural Shaving Cream, Everyday Moisturizer and Nick Stick.

Motsi Skincare’s Cold Brew Beard Oil

Made from a natural formula, this cold brew beard oil nourishes even the roughest beards with conditioning properties derived from argan, apricot, avocado and crambe Abyssinia seeds. With a single application, beards will look instantly healthy, strong, and full. AND the formula has actual coffee beans in it, making it the perfect gift to show the coffee-obsessed friend or lover in your life that you care this Valentine’s Day.

Adidas Headphones

The RPT-01 headphones are fully equipped to meet the demands of your workout head-on, featuring a sweat-proof design, simple controls and uncompromising wireless bluetooth sound. Move seamlessly between work, the commute and your gym routine, uninterrupted.

Loop Experience

Compared with cheap foam earplugs designed to block all sounds, a quality pair of universal fit like Loop takes the edge off, allowing you to hear “your partner” and slack dings at a less overwhelming level. Combines an acoustic channel and filter for natural sound; it still allows you to hear while taking out the edge.

The Couples Who Love To Eat

Those who eat together, stay together, right? Check out these options below from some local NYC hotspots as well as some sweets for your sweetie.

Thyme Bar

Nestled in a historic pre-war cellar beneath 23rd Street in Manhattan’s Flatiron, Thyme Bar’s dim-lit interior and intimate seating make for a romantic V-Day evening. For those looking to impress their dates, the lounge has premiered a brand new menu, the “Thyme Bar Experience” ($85), an eye-catching and elegant 5-course Apéritif and Winter Menu, which includes elaborate libations and delicate bites.

NR

Tucked behind a discreetly marked door on the Upper East Side, the low-lit cocktail bar NR transports guests to an 18th century Japanese port town. Couples can enjoy an exquisite variety of ramen, oysters, and Japanese light bites alongside a menu of over-the-top, theatrical cocktails served in antique vessels (from owner Shige Kabashima’s personal collection).

Late at night — after enough guests order the “Smoke” whiskey cocktail — the intimate bar fills with a thin cloud of smoke as Jazz plays in the background, making it the ideal spot to cozy up.

Fig & Olive

The Fig & Olive 2022 VDay menu is one that you and your lover will be sure to enjoy. Below is a recap of the dine-in offering at participating locations:

3 Course Prix Fixe Pricing

  • NYC & Newport Beach — $95 per person
  • Chicago & DC- $89 per person
  • Houston- $85 per person
  • Wine Pairing — $45 per person

Availability

NYC, Newport Beach and DC:

  • 2/11/22 to 2/13/22- 3 Course PF and a la carte menu available
  • 2/14/22- 3 Course PF only, no a la carte menu

Chicago & Houston:

  • 2/11/22 to 2/14/22- 3 Course PF and a la carte menu available

Amali

Amali will serve up special menu items on Valentine’s Day. Dishes to indulge in on the 14th include a Tuna Carpaccio with Meyer lemon, avocado mousse, and mint, a “Lady and the Tramp” style Spaghetti and Meatballs dish and Happy Valley Filet Mignon with creamed Bloomsdale spinach, Maitake mushrooms and Maine lobster as the ultimate surf & turf.

Red Velvet Chocolate Mousse with Morello cherry compote and Kirsch cream will be offered for dessert. These options will be offered a la carte and as a Valentine’s Day only price-fixe menu for $105 per person.

Haven Rooftop

Haven Rooftop above the Sanctuary Hotel (132 W. 47th Street) in Midtown will offer a special prix-fixe menu for Valentine’s Day with the choice of an appetizer, entree and dessert complemented by a live Jazz band from 6pm — 9pm.

Appetizers include Tuna Avocado, Crab Cake and Endive Pear Salad with pomegranate, candied walnuts and cherry vinaigrette, Entrees include a 6oz Filet Mignon served with truffle mashed potatoes and mushroom sauce, Salmon with asparagus risotto, Lobster Spaghetti with lobster brother and ‘Havenly’ Chicken served with Beurre Blanc sauce, Mesclun salad and fries.

Top it off with Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Crème Brûlée or New York Cheesecake with Berries for dessert. This prix-fixe menu will be offered for $89 plus tax and tip.

Daintree

Catch one of New York’s breathtaking sunsets at Daintree (25 W 38th St), the intimate cocktail lounge and rooftop destination on the top floor of Hotel Hendricks in Midtown, with a Daintree Sunset special being offered Friday — Saturday from 4pm — 6pm. For $12, diners can enjoy a dozen oysters paired with a classic cocktail like an Old Fashioned, Manhattan, Negroni or Martini complemented by some outrageous views.

Loulou

Sip on a Valentini at Loulou (176 8th Ave.) in the heart of Chelsea on Valentine’s Day or V-Day weekend. Served in a heart-shaped glass, the cocktail comes with muddled raspberries, mint leaves, lemon juice, simple syrup, yellow chartreuse, vodka and topped with Prosecco.

Nerai

Valentine’s Day at Nerai (55 E 54th St) will feature a Chef’s tasting menu. The full course menu includes a variety of delicious appetizers such as the Amuse fruit plate, Seared Tuna, Pantzaria Salata, and Lobster Pasta. Entrees include a choice between Oregano Crusted Halibut or 28 Day Dry Aged New York Strip steak. Sokolatina chocolate mousse and Politiko Thessalonikis semolina cake are the shared dessert options. For $135 per person, the meal also includes a Valentine Petits Four Box with house-made truffle, finciar, and cookies inside.

Serafina

Serafina is buzzing right now with exciting news in the pipeline. As one of New York’s most beloved restaurant groups serving quality Italian fare, Serafina will be introducing a new concept this month: Café Serafina, at 58th Street and Seventh Avenue near Carnegie Hall. This 5,000 square-foot location is inspired by traditional Italian cafes with a thoroughly modern twist, featuring sunny pops of pink and yellows complemented by authentic frescoed floors imported from Italy.

In the morning, Café Serafina will be offering a selection of handmade Italian and traditional pastries, light breakfast, and Lavazza premium coffees and teas, for lunch guests will find their favorite Serafina pasta, panini’s, sandwiches, and pizzas. Evening hours will bring Aperitivo and heartier fare such as salmon and steak that will pair perfectly with a selection of desserts, wines, and beers.

Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge at Moxy Times Square

known for its Pink Winter Lodge haven decked out in pink flowers, pink antler chandeliers, and custom ski lifts to transport you straight to the snow-capped mountains — will offer a prix fixe ‘Date Night Package For Two’ at $170 ($244 value). Couples, galentines or friends alike can experience a reserved table on the iconic carousel which sports 25,000 sparkling crystals, along with the following food & beverage items with panoramic views of the Empire State Building.

1 Bubbles & Bling: a bottle of Moet Champagne with flutes and rock candy served table-side

1 Entrée per guest: seasonal favorites like the Cheesy Pizza Tower, Jersey Hamburger Sliders, and Grilled Shrimp Tacos

1 Sweetest Surprise Valentine’s Day Edition Dessert: pink gift box with a sparkly golden red bow including layers of caramel ganache, chocolate cake, and chocolate mousse with an explosive rainbow sprinkle center.

Lindens at Arlo Soho

A modern American restaurant situated within the Arlo Soho, Lindens celebrates the essential tastes and flavors of each season. Inspired by the Lindens trees that line the New York streets, Lindens is a spirited ode to ‘nature within the city’ with a produce-forward ethos encompassing the food and beverage experience, spearheaded by Renwick Hospitality partners Chef Carsten Johannesen and Gary Wallach.

Take your loved way on a winter escape to enjoy a beautiful three-course menu including Kabocha Squash Ravioli, a juicy Half Roasted Chicken, Hanger Steak and Lemon & Bourbon Donuts (for your sweet) for $75 per person with the option for an addition wine pairing for $40 on Open Table.

For another dining experience at the courtyard at Lindens, you can spend Valentine’s Day in the Cabins with a special dinner experience for $150 per person (all reservations for two hours each) and can be found here.

Cucina 8 1/2

Cucina 8½ offers an elevated dining experience with rustic Italian cuisine located in the iconic Solow building in the heart of Midtown. The grand space features a winding staircase that opens to a 250-person dining room and a vast bar area for pre-dinner drinks, as well as a live pianist on certain nights for live entertainment. Chef John Villa’s menu features a variety of dishes that are inspired by New York & Italian ingredients and culinary traditions with many table-side presentations.

On Valentine’s Day Weekend and Valentine’s Day (Thursday, Friday and Monday), the restaurant will feature the regular a la carte menu and the option for an elevated Truffle menu ($250 per person) with Warm Black Truffle Fett’unta, Roasted Butternut Squash with hot honey and black truffle Zabaglione, Toro Crudo with Black Truffle, brown butter and hazelnut, the restaurant’s signature Raviolo stuffed with a pastured egg and topped with shaved truffle, as well as Roasted Turbot with clams, lobster and black truffle gazette and a choice of Truffle Roasted Poussin or Prime Filet Mignon with a truffle dessert to end on a sweet note. Reservations are available on Open Table.

Emmett’s

Eat your heart out, literally! Known for being one of the only Chicago-style pizza restaurants in New York — Emmett’s and Emmett’s on Grove are serving heart shaped pies for Valentine’s Day only! At their MacDougal street location, diners have the option to enjoy a deep dish heart shaped pizza or tavern-style pie (thin crust and perfectly crispy) using only the finest ingredients available.

At the newest sexy supper club Emmett’s on Grove, diners can enjoy the tavern style pie in a vibrant atmosphere with craft cocktails as well as an extensive wine list from owner Emmett Burke’s personal collection that spans from Old and New World Varieties with refined wines from France, Italy, and Napa Valley, to name a few. The neighborhood hangout will have the regular menu available with the option for heart shaped pizzas for $30 (plus toppings) and is taking reservations on Resy.

Somewhere Nowhere

What’s more romantic than dinner under the stars…how about dining in a snow globe? Somewhere Nowhere, New York City’s newest lounge, nightclub, and rooftop pool, recently launched its new Teardrop Igloos with panoramic views of New York with a new seasonal private dining menu with craft cocktails and globally-inspired dishes.

For Valentine’s Day, the special package will include a bottle of champagne (with an option to upgrade to a Dom Pérignon, a rose bear from Venus ET Fleur, two of their fantasy-inspired cocktails like The Enchanted (Beauty and the Beast) and Queen of Hearts with some outstanding presentations that will have you and your guest in awe, not to mention the panoramic views of the city skyline.

Heated Igloos offer a luxurious feel like you’re dining in a snow globe with an infrared fireplace, plush loveseat, carpet, pampas grass arrangement, candles and romantic Valentines Day decor. Globally inspired dishes to be included in the tasting menu, include Dry Aged Wagyu Beef Sliders, Wild Mushroom Arancini, Spicy Tuna Tartare and a Warm Lobster Roll served on milk bread, and chocolate covered strawberries and chocolate cake, to name a few. Heated rooftop igloos (costs $550 for 2 guests) with a 2-hour minimum with seating at 5p, 7:15p, 9:30p.

Separately, and for a more traditional dining experience, the lounge on the 38th floor will have a four-course tasting menu with the same menu, Live Jazz Band (5–11p), two themed fantasy inspired cocktails and a rose bear from Venus Et Fleur. The dinner and a show experience will cost $350 for two guests. Both are available to book directly on the Somewhere Nowhere site.

Calissa

Calissa (1020 Montauk Hwy) in Water Mill will celebrate the holiday with a special full-course menu. The menu features a Winter Hummus and Grilled Langoustine for appetizers. Main course specials include Pappardelle with Lamb Ragu and Black Truffle in addition to Sea Scallops with Maine Lobster and Greek fava. Chef Bob’s Carrot Cake with cream cheese frosting will be a delectable way to end a delicious meal with your sweetheart.

Highway Restaurant & Bar

Highway Restaurant & Bar in East Hampton is a cozy eatery and quintessential neighborhood restaurant offering guests a delightful, well-crafted meal any day of the week, year-round. This Valentine’s Day weekend, Highway is offering Asian specials for date night from February 10th to 13th, alongside an Asian Take-Out package for those looking to enjoy a cozy night in.

For $180 per take-away package (serves 2 people), guests can enjoy Crispy Duck, Chicken and Cabbage Dumplings, Papaya & Crab Salad, Spicy Tuna Tartare, Peanut Noodles, Thai Chicken Stir Fry, and Bok Choy.

Éclat

A box of chocolates are nearly requisite for V-Day, but Éclat’s box, from Certified Master Chef and Chocolatier Christopher Curtin, is anything but basic. The artisanal chocolate brand was named one of the “Best Chocolates in America ‘’ by Bon Appetit and is beloved by celebrity chefs from Eric Ripert to Lior Lev Sercarz.

The 16-piece Heart Collection box features an array of flavors including: Hawaiian Rose Tea, Blueberry & Lavender, Elderflower Caramel, Orange & Cinnamon, and Strawberry & Mint.

The chocolates themselves are unique brightly colored hues inspired by the shades of ripening cocoa pods, offering an alternative to the pink and red commonly seen for the holiday. The box hits that traditional chord you want for Valentine’s Day, but also offers a bit of mystery that we think can resonate with most couples + friendships.

La Maison du Chocolat Valentine’s Day Collection

With the heart on his horizon, gourmandize as the prize, Nicolas Cloiseau succeeds again. With a base of confection, his chocolate defies our expectations. Sometimes crunchy puffed rice, crackling ground nibs, fruity strawberry or crunchy, he unveils three recipes rich in flavors and emotion. Intimately delicious, perfect for two.

Sugar Factory’s Over-The-Top Sweetheart Treat Gift Basket

Looking for something special to send your sweetheart, loved one or even yourself this Valentine’s Day? The world-renowned restaurant and sweets brand, Sugar Factory, is offering its over-the-top Sweetheart Treat gift basket filled with a variety of candy gummies, delicious chocolate bars, Valentine’s Day themed candy, the Sugar Factory iconic rubber duckie, and more!

Sugar Factory is offering this bucket full of love for $39 now until Valentine’s Day. It is available for purchase on the Sugar Factory website and can be shipped throughout the U.S.

Hungryroot

With the new year upon us, it’s a great time make small changes to establish new habits and simplify your life in 2022. Hungryroot, a personalized grocery service powered by AI, helps cut back on time and money spent shopping and bring healthy, quality groceries right to your doorstep with the ease of a quick quiz.

Not convinced yet? Here are some more reasons to switch to Hungryroot:

Ensure your nutritional goals are being met with nourishing groceries and corresponding recipes that are 100% inspired by you!

Hungryroot’s predictive technology analyzes your responses to recommend items based on your goals and any specific dietary restrictions you may have.

Save time and money, all while eating delicious foods! See here for Hungryroot’s latest recipes and here for products.

Fornino

Order a Pizza Love Fest Kit for your loved one from Fornino in Greenpoint (849 Manhattan Ave.) anytime from February 11th — 14th. The celebratory Valentine’s Day feast will be offered for dine-in guests and delivery and includes an Imported Cheese and Fruit Plate, Large Salad, Two Heart Shaped Pizzas, Tiramisu, Strawberries and a Bottle of Red or White Wine for $95 (and without wine the kit is $70).

The Pizza Cupcake

Perfected by a former chef and Italian native, The Pizza Cupcake is reimagining the frozen pizza category for pizza lovers of all ages with two flavors: Margherita and Pepperoni. The brand was founded by husband-and-wife duo, Andrea Meggiato and Michelle Jimenez-Meggiato, who are changing the concept of traditional pizza snacks by offering a new pizza experience that’s a high-quality gourmet twist on the fan favorite treat.

They achieve this by combining the deliciousness of authentic Italian ingredients with the convenience of a cupcake’s shape and size. Plus, it’s easy to elevate The Pizza Cupcake for a semi-homemade snack made easy with topping ideas including, but not limited to: mushrooms, zucchini, prosciutto or even a homemade marinara sauce for dipping.

Carnegie Deli’s Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Gift Box

Carnegie Deli’s Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Gift Box is the perfect bundle of (edible) love to enjoy on your Valentine’s Day date night in this year.

Complete with two velvety classic mini cheesecakes, two giant black and white cookies, and two decadent chocolate babkas, this assortment of Carnegie Deli desserts is sexy, romantic and is sure to impress your special someone.

Sending to a Valentine near or far? Carnegie Deli offers free shipping on all continental U.S. orders!

Brewing the American Dream Marketplace

Whether you’re treating your partner, hosting a Galentine’s Day brunch, or gifting your kiddos, loved ones are sure to be smitten with gourmet options from craft food and beverage vendors on the Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream Marketplace, which aims to amplify small businesses and provide further support during this crucial time as many entrepreneurs look to rebuild in the post-COVID economy. Vendors, such as Jessie’s Nutty Cups and Sweet Carolina Pie, offer delicious dessert options that are available online via nationwide shipping.

Corleone Fine Italian

Corleone Fine Italian debuts as the official culinary collection of The Godfather, manifesting the mythology of the legendary story as an edible experience for the masses. Inspired by the 1972 American film, the ensemble of Italian products brings Corleone Fine Italian as a true food and beverage brand for the first time.

A blend of Sicilian olive oil, tomatoes, fine Italian distillates, and the most respected name in cinematic history, Corleone Fine Italian creates an unprecedented visceral connection to The Godfather. The products now available to order online deliver a taste of Italy Corleone-style directly to doorsteps worldwide.

Rather than merely paying homage to Paramount’s most iconic motion picture, Corleone Fine Italian genuinely creates an honest connection with savvy home cooks and superfans. For several years, company founders steadily sourced and authentically prepared pure ingredients, thoughtfully drawing upon leading purveyors that offer the bounty of Italy’s best in a bottle. The ingredients and flavors bring us one step closer to the film’s legacy as well as modern Italian cuisine and culture.

JOI Plant Milk Bases

JOI is a game-changing, first of its kind plant milk base made with Just One Ingredient. Offering clean, nutritious, shelf-stable, homemade quality plant milk in 30 seconds or less, JOI is the most sustainable plant milk on the market, with radically better taste and exponentially higher nutritional content (more protein, healthy fats & fiber).

Product offerings include Cashew Hazelnut Oat Creamer Base, Oat Milk Powder, and nut-based milk concentrates like the Almond Base, Organic Almond Base, Cashew Base and Organic Cashew Base.

The Couples That Are Shacking Up

Let’s face it, if you and your boo survived living together in quarantine then you probably deserve a medal…if not, you guys could use some freshening up whether it’s something for the bedroom, man cave, kitchen, etc., we got you covered!

Crate&Barrel — Lilloo Marble Vase

With its pure and simple silhouette, the Lilloo vase puts all eyes on the natural beauty of marble. Sculpted to silky smoothness by skilled artisans, the vase displays color variations and veining unique to each piece. A lovely receptacle for dried botanicals, the vase pairs with the Lilloo marble vase for a stunning display of cool marble.

Mellanni Flannel Cotton Sheet Set

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, reaching out with the perfect gift for your significant other from Mellanni, Amazon’s #1 bedding brand. Our Flannel Cotton Sheet Set is made with 100% cotton, making them the ideal gift for a cozy, romantic night in with your partner.

Mellanni’s 100% Mulberry Silk Pillowcase

With an elegant design and silky smoothness to the touch, Mellanni’s 100% Mulberry Silk Pillowcase comes in a set of two, creating a luxurious Valentine’s Day experience for you and your partner. Not to mention, the silk used is both hypoallergenic and can repel dust mites, ensuring a comfortable sleep.

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

Pillow Cube Ice Cube Cooling Pillow

Give the gift of a deep slumber with the Pillow Cube Ice Cube Cooling Pillow! Created to fill the gap between one’s head and shoulder, this pillow was made for side-sleepers who like to stay on the chilly side. Featuring frozen fibers that help side sleepers stay 10° cooler, they can forget flipping your pillow to the “cool” side! Available in Classic and Pro sizes.

Nest Bedding Washable Wool Comforter

Produced in the United States from clean, natural wool lovingly gathered here in the States, our Nest Bedding Washable Wool comforters are ideal for creating the perfect sleep environment.

Crate&Barrel — Dash Heart Mini Waffle Maker

This darling appliance makes petite heart-shaped waffles, the perfect treat for Valentine’s Day breakfast or any morning when you want to express a little love. Single-serve waffles bake to medium brown in nearly no time, and consistent results are just a few steps away with this compact, non-stick appliance.

With its diminutive dimensions and easy-to-clean surfaces, this romantic red waffler brings the breakfast classic to studio apartments, dorm rooms and other smaller spaces. The heart mini waffle maker makes a sweet Valentine’s Day gift, especially when paired with our heart-strewn kitchen accessories.

Ninja™ CREAMi® Ice Cream Maker

The Ninja™ CREAMi® is a frozen treat machine that brings the ice cream shop to your home. In a matter of minutes, create completely customized treats that provide endless possibilities in one compact appliance. Transform everyday ingredients into ice cream, gelato, milkshakes, sorbets, lite ice cream, or smoothie bowls, and mix in your favorite toppings to personalize any frozen treat.

Replace manual churning, repeated freezing, and sticky cleanup with convenience, simplicity, and customization. The new Ninja™ CREAMi® makes preparing homemade indulgences even more enjoyable.

Crate&Barrel — Aero White Champagne 5-Piece Place Setting

Ultra-modern European flatware joins sculptural champagne-gold heads to streamlined, tapered handles in matte white resin. Finished by hand by skilled artisans, the softly golden stainless steel flatware adds unexpected glamour to casual and formal tables. Our exclusive five-piece place setting in white-champagne includes a salad fork, dinner fork, teaspoon, dinner spoon and dinner knife.

The Pioneer Woman Two-Tiered Glass Server

Sophisticated enough for entertaining, but sturdy enough for everyday use, The Pioneer Woman Two-Tiered Glass Server is an elegant way to enjoy an array of Valentine’s Day treats! This crystal server creates a beautiful display for baked goods of all kinds, whether they be cakes and pies, or cookies and croissants. You can even use it to display small sandwiches!

The Pioneer Woman 4-Piece Nonstick Metal Bakeware Bundle

Create sweet treats this Valentine’s Day with Ree’s 4-Piece Nonstick Metal Bakeware Bundle. This set includes a nine-inch round cake pan, an eight-inch square cake pan, a nine-inch by 13-inch cake pan, and a large cookie sheet. Featuring heavyweight aluminized steel construction, this set delivers consistent results across all of your baking needs.

Art and CookRound Acacia Wood & White Marble Board

This is the perfect stage for your hors d’oeuvres! Slice and serve a crusty loaf on the grained wood and arrange a selection of cheeses on the cool marble half — ideal for an intimate gathering with friends and family!

Art and CookAcacia Wood Platter & Ceramic Bowl

This platter and bowl are perfect for all your snacking and charcuterie needs. This set can take you from breakfast in bed to cocktail hour on Valentine’s Day!

Lenox Neutrals™ Wide Hors D’oeuvre Board

Gift the charcuterie lover in your life a Textured Neutrals™ Wide Hors D’oeuvre Board from Lenox! This board is perfect for serving bread, cheese, or an array of appetizers for any occasion. Featuring organic patterns and subdued hues, this board brings a subtle and natural style to your home that can be admired year-round.

de Buyer AFFINITY Frying Pan

For your valentine that is always in the kitchen, indulge them with high quality cookware that will elevate their culinary experience like de Buyer’s AFFINITY Stainless Steel Frying Pan. This high-performance kitchen staple features a sleek and shiny aesthetic with a remarkable 5-layer design allowing them to sear, flip and serve with comfort and ease.

HUROM H-AA Slow Juicer

HUROM’s flagship juicer model, featuring optimized juicing and easy cleaning. Sturdy and versatile, beyond fruits and veggies it can handle nuts, seeds and even has the ability to make homemade ice cream and tofu.

HUROM HP Slow Juicer

Shelled in a retro-chic casing, the HUROM HP Slow Juicer has a small footprint that won’t take up too much counter space. While it’s perfect for all your personal juicing needs, don’t be fooled, the juicer can also yield up to ten batches of cold-pressed juice in just a few minutes and create nutritious nut milks, tofu, sorbets, and more.

The Couples That Are Drunk In Love

What better way to express your love with the perfect sound of two glasses clinking together? How about tasting new recipes or finding a new red wine to enjoy! Whether a drink under the fire or a night cap with your lover, we are sure you’ll find something that you both can enjoy.

POLSKA ROSE

Ingredients

2 oz / 60 ml Belvedere Lake Bartężek

.30 oz / 10 ml Lillet Rose

.15 oz / 5 ml Elderflower Liqueur

1 Dash Peach Bitters

Method

Stir all ingredients over cubed ice in mixing glass and strain into chilled glass.

Pom Pom Punch

Ingredients

8 ounces Patrón Reposado

1 bottle of red wine (pinot noir preferred)

9 ounces Pear brandy

8 ounces Orange juice

2 ounces Ginger beer

Orange wheels

Pear slices

Apple slices

Seasonal fruit

Method

Add all ingredients into a pitcher or carafe and mix to combine. Pour over standard ice, garnish and serve. Can be made in advance and stored for up to a day.

The Honeypot

Ingredients

2.0 oz The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old

3/4 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

1/2 oz Murray’s Chestnut Honey

1 Dash Angostura Bitters

Method

Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker, add ice, shake until chilled, strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.

The Macallan The Great Scott

Ingredients

2 oz The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old

0.5 oz Sweet vermouth

0.24 oz Honey

3 Dashes Angostura bitters

Glass: Rocks

Method

Combine all ingredients in a rocks glass, and add ice.

Stir until chilled.

Garnish with an orange twist.

STRAWBERRY SMASH

1.5 oz. Casamigos Blanco Tequila

.75 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

.75 oz. Simple Syrup

2–3 Full Strawberries

4 Basil Leaves

2 Dashes Peychaud’s Bitters

Garnish

3 Heart-shaped strawberries through skewer and large basil leaf

Method

Combine all ingredients into tin shaker, and muddle fruits/herbs. Add ice, shake vigorously and fine strain into a small coupe glass. Using a small heart-shaped cookie cutter, create heart-shaped strawberries and garnish.

Malibu Strawberry Spritz

Ingredients

25 ml Malibu Strawberry

100 ml Sparkling wine

25 ml Soda water

Method

Pour everything into a glass with ice. That’s it, enjoy!

Malibu Fizz

Ingredients

1 part Malibu Original

1 part Fresh lime juice

1 part Cranberry juice

Top up with Sparkling wine

Edible glitter

Method

Wet the rim of a glass and dip it in edible glitter (optional). Pour Malibu, lime juice and cranberry juice. Top up with sparkling wine and enjoy!

MAKE ME BLUSH

Ingredients

1 part SVEDKA Peach

1/2 part Cranberry Juice

1/2 part Orange Juice

1/2 part Triple Sec

Method

POUR SVEDKA Peach, cranberry juice, orange juice and triple sec into a shaker filled with ice.

SHAKE vigorously.

STRAIN into a martini glass.

GARNISH with a peach slice.

Double Old Fashioned

Ingredients

2 oz Dewar’s 12-year-old

0.5 oz Orgeat Syrup

2 dashes Chocolate Bitters

Orange twist or Lemon twist

Method

Add all ingredients to rocks glass. Add cubed ice and stir until desired dilution is achieved

Clover Club

Ingredients

1 ½ oz Bombay Bramble

¾ oz lemon juice

1 oz Simple Syrup (1:1 Sugar to Water)

1 egg white (about ½ oz)

Raspberries and Blackberries

Method

Put some cubed ice into your cocktail shaker, pour Bombay Bramble, lemon juice, sugar syrup and egg white into the shaker, shake hard & strain into a chilled coupette or martini glass

Fiero Margarita

Ingredients

1 ½ oz Patron Silver

¾ oz Martini & Rossi Fiero

¾ oz lime juice

½ oz agave syrup

Method

Shake and strain into rocks glass with new ice, lime wheel garnish. Salt rim optional

Aragua’s Romance

Ingredients

1½ozSantaTeresa1796

½ oz CapelletiApertivo

¼ oz Spiced Pineapple Syrup

½ oz Red wine

Method

Add all ingredients into mixing glass, excluding red wine, add ice, stir for 20 seconds. Pour into rocks glass over large Ice cube, top with red wine floater and garnish with a rose petal

Rosé Spritz

Ingredients

1 oz St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur

2 ½ oz Strawberry-infused Rosé Wine (infuse 4 cups of quartered strawberries into a 750 ml bottle of rosé wine for at least 3 hours, then double strain)

2 oz Sparkling Yuzu

Method

Build ingredients over floral ice cubes in a wine glass/Garnish: Cherry Blossom Ice Cubes

The Fantasy | Spiked Milkshake

Ingredients

1 cup vanilla ice cream

¾ to 1 cup milk, depending on desired consistency

3 oz. of favorite Black Irish flavor

Chocolate syrup to rim and drizzle

Whipped cream to top

Optional garnishes: sprinkles, chocolate shavings, mini chocolate chips, crumbled cookies, chopped nuts

Method

Blend together ice cream, ¾ cup milk and Black Irish until smooth; add additional milk as needed to reach desired consistency

Rim glass with chocolate syrup and dip into favorite garnish, such as sprinkles

Drizzle chocolate syrup onto inner sides of glass

Carefully pour milkshake into glass

Top with whipped cream and additional favorite garnishes

Serve with straw

NOLET’S Silver Rose Gimlet

Ingredients

1 oz. NOLET’S Silver Gin

1 oz. Fresh Lemonade

.5 oz. Elderflower Liqueur

.5 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

Rose Petals

Method

Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a Martini glass. Garnish with rose petals.

Garden of Legacy

Ingredients

40ml The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old

30ml Pink Grapefruit juice

10ml Sugar syrup

Pinch of sea salt

Top up with soda or tonic and garnish with a pink grapefruit wedge

Method

Combine all ingredients in a tall glass, and add ice.

Top up with soda or tonic.

Garnish with a pink grapefruit wedge.

BACARDÍ Old Cuban

Ingredients

2 oz. BACARDÍ Reserva Ocho Rum

2½ oz. Martini & Rossi® Prosecco

4 mint leaves

1 oz. simple syrup

1 oz. lime juice

2 dashes of bitters

Method

Combine all the ingredients (except prosecco) in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously. Double strain, and top with prosecco. Garnish with a mint leaf float.

Jameson Irish Cosmo

Ingredients

1.5 parts Jameson Orange

.25 parts lime juice

.5 parts Triple Sec

.5 parts Cranberry juice

Method

Mix all ingredients in cocktail shaker, strain into a coupe glass and garnish with an orange twist

Absolut Bubble Bouquet

Ingredients

1.5 Parts Absolut Original

.5 Parts Simple Syrup

7 Rose Petals

1–2 Drops Rosewater

Method

Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into a cocktail flute and top with champagne. Garnish with rose petals.

Cranberry Star

Ingredients

2 parts Martell Blue Swift

¾ parts Lemon Juice

¾ parts Honey Syrup

¾ parts Cranberry Sauce

Method

Carefully combine Martell Blue Swift, lemon juice, honey syrup and cranberry sauce. Garnish with a Rosemary sprig, dusted with edible gold glitter

Pink Lady

Ingredients

4.5 cl Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Dry Gin

2 cl lemon juice

1.5 cl applejack

1 egg white

2 dashes grenadine

Method

Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice cubes. Shake and then strain into a nice coupette glass. Garnish with a cherry.

Letras y Besos by Christian Suzuki

Ingredients

1.5 oz. Tequila Cazadores Blanco

.75 oz. Bonal Gentiane Quina

.50 oz. Pedro Ximénez Sherry

1 dash Saline

Method

Combine ingredients into a mixing glass, stir until chilled, serve in a Nick and Nora glass, and garnish with orange peel.

Spiced

Ingredients

2 parts Redemption High Rye Bourbon

3 cashes apple bitters

1 cinnamon stick

Aromatic tonic water

Star of anise for garnish

Dried apple slice for garnish

Method

Light a cinnamon stick on fire and put in glass, allow to burn until aromatic

Leave cinnamon stick in glass and build cocktail over ice in a steamed wine or brandy glass

Add a splash of tonic water

Garnish with star of anise and a cinnamon dusted dried apple slice

Kiss Me in the Caribbean

Ingredients

1.5 oz of Dos Maderas 5+3

3oz of coconut milk unsweetened

.75 oz of strawberry syrup

.75 oz of pineapple juice

.5 oz of lime juice

Method

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into double rocks or highball glass. Garnish with lime and fresh strawberry.

The Busker Paloma

Ingredients

1 oz The Busker Triple Cask Triple Smooth

2 oz Pink Grapefruit Soda

Fresh Mint Sprig

Method

Fill a highball glass with ice, pour The Busker Irish Whiskey and top up with Pink Grapefruit Soda. Stir and garnish with Fresh Mint sprig.

Champagne Supernova

Ingredients

4 strawberries

.75 st Germaine

.75 lemon

2.0 vodka

Method

Muddle/shake/double strain/nick nora- topped prosecco/Strawberry Slice

Miami Peach

Ingredients

1.5 oz Dickel Bourbon

0.5 oz Passion Fruit Liqueur

1 oz Peach Nectar

0.5 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

0.5 oz Honey Syrup (2 parts honey:1 part water)

2 Dashes of Aromatic Bitters

1 Orange Peel

1 Egg White

Ingredients

Place all ingredients in a shaker, dry shake without ice to froth the cocktails; add ice, shake vigorously, and fine staring into a couple; garnish with an edible flower

DELEÓN BLANCO TOKYO TEA

Ingredients

1 ½ oz DeLeon’s Blanco Tequila

1 Shiso Leaf

½ oz Japanese Yuzu

3 oz Tropical Green Tea

¾ oz — Orange Blossom Honey Syrup

Method

All ingredients into a shaker with ice

Shake and strain into a coup glass

Garnish with a shio leaf and fresh jasmine flowers

Belvedere Cosmopolitan Cocktail Kit

The Cosmopolitan is back just in time for Valentine’s Day! Whether your partner is more of a Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte or Samantha, give the gift of a perfectly mixed Cosmopolitan this V-Day. Candace Bushnell, author of “Sex and the City” and the OG Carrie Bradshaw has teamed up with Belvedere Vodka to create a kit available via Cocktail Courier that includes everything you mix a round of your favorite pink drink. Each kit includes a copy of Candace’s new book, “Is There Still Sex in the City?” — because what’s a better gift than a book and a Cosmo?

Danos’ Tequila

Ingredients

1.5 oz Dano’s Blanco

.75 oz Simple syrup

.75 oz lemon juice

Fresh Raspberries

Egg whites

Method

Shake egg white in a tin with no ice and set aside

Muddle 4–5 fresh raspberries in a separate shaker, add fresh lemon juice, simple syrup & Dano’s Blanco

Add ice and egg whites and shake

Strain into a coupe glass

Garnish with raspberries

DELEÓN PASIÓN MARTINI

Ingredients

1 ½ oz. — DeLeón Blanco Tequila

2 oz. — Flor de Jamaica (Hibiscus) Water

¾ oz. — Madagascar Vanilla Syrup

½ oz. — Fresh Lime Juice

3 Dashes — Hella Bitters

Method

Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a coup glass. Garnish with an orchid.

Kim Crawford Rosé Mimosa

Ingredients

¼ cup and 2 Tbsp sugar

¼ cup and 2 Tbsp water

1 bottle Kim Crawford Rosé

½ bottle Ruffino Prosecco

8 rosemary sprigs to garnish

Method

In a small saucepan bring the sugar and water to a boil.

Simmer 5 minutes until dissolved.

Cool and mix in the Kim Crawford Rosé.

Freeze in a loaf pan, breaking up occasionally till frozen solid.

Process in batches in a food processor till smooth then freeze again until firm.

Scoop into coupe glasses and pour over Prosecco.

Garnish with rosemary and serve immediately.

TIP: Garnish with any fresh aromatic herb such as basil, mint, or a small slice of melon.

La Grande Dame 2012 x Yayoi Kusama Limited Edition Bottle

La Grande Dame by Veuve Clicquot champagne’s collaboration with world-renowned Japanese contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama is back by popular demand & a must-have this Valentine’s Day. La Grande Dame’s 2012 Vintage Champagne is adorned with Kusama’s signature polka dots — perfect gift for the art + wine lovers alike

For background, La Grande Dame (meaning “The Great Lady”) is a champagne created in honor of Madame Clicquot, who trailblazed the industry with her innovations and audacity as a female entrepreneur in the early 1800s. As a modern-day La Grande Dame and iconic name in the design and art world, Yayoi Kusama infuses her signature dots and artistic style into these limited-edition pieces.

Moët & Chandon Nectar Impérial Rosé

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to create dazzling moments with the one that you love. Moët & Chandon’s NIRO is a bright coral color with intense rose golf reflections. On the nose, the intense fruitiness of mature red fruits, strawberry soup, raspberry and pomegranate balance notes of sweet spices (vanilla, brown sugar) and hints of fresh mint.

Veuve Clicquot Rosé

The coppery champagne, the burst of red fruit aromas…to achieve it, the blend is an essential element, a creative act. The Cellar Master and his team of experts select excellent quality red wines and still wines from some of the most sought-after vineyards in Champagne to find the flavors and characteristics that perfectly express the Veuve Clicquot Rosé style.

Domaine Carneros

Bouquet de Rosé — As rare as true love, our three beautiful Brut Rosés can only be found together just once a year. Celebrate the shared appearance of these new releases with this very special offering: one bottle each of our winery exclusive 2017 Brut Rosé, 2016 Late Disgorged Rosé, and 2016 Le Reve Rosé presented in a gorgeous rose gold box. The extremely limited production of these wines means just one hundred of these ephemeral treasures are available.

La Crema Sparkling Gift Set

A set to showcase La Crema’s limited production sparkling wines crafted in the Méthode Traditionnelle.

Gift pack includes:

Russian River Valley Sparkling Brut Rosé

Saralee’s Vineyard Sparkling Blanc de Blancs

Estate Tasting Certificate for Two

La Crema greeting card with your personalized message

Chandon Rosé

This aromatic, dry Sparkling Rosé reveals a gorgeous shade of pink in the glass with aromas of fresh strawberry, watermelon and cherry that proceed through the palate and finish

Ruffino Prosecco

What better way to celebrate love than with a glass of bubbly? With forward notes of apple, citrus, pear, and hints of wisteria, Ruffino Prosecco stimulates the palate and shines on its own or in a Prosecco cocktail. This classic bottle is also available in a Ruffino Prosecco Mini, the perfect size for one person to elevate their night into a dazzling evening.

Cupcacke Sparkling Rosé

The grapes for this Sparkling Rosé wine are softly pressed and undergo a cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks, leading to delightful flavors of fresh raspberry, wild strawberry and mandarin orange with subtle floral notes. Enjoy with seafood ceviche or your favorite charcuterie plate.

Crafted with fine bubbles that dance on the palate, Cupcake Vineyards’ Sparkling Rosé wine comes from stunning vineyards bordering the Adriatic coastline in northeastern Italy including the Trentino-Alto Adige, Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia regions.

These regions are ideal for cultivating vines in Italy due to the optimal growing climate that stretches from the cold of the Alps to the breeze of the Adriatic Sea, allowing the vines to reach the perfect ripeness for the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes found in Cupcake Sparkling Rosé.

Chloe 2019 Prosecco Rosé

A dry, bright Brut crafted from a blend of Glera and Pinot Noir grapes, Chloe Prosecco Rosé is blossoming with fine bubbles and delicate notes of ripe red berries and rose petals. This pink sparkler is vibrant yet balanced, with elegant acidity and boasts a crisp, refreshing finish.

Prezza Prosecco Rosé 2020

Prosecco is the world’s top-selling sparkling wine, and it’s no wonder why — it’s the perfect fizz to make any occasion a party. This fresh pink Prosecco is new to the scene, and it charmed the judges at recent competitions, earning both 90 points and a gold medal. Take one sip and be transported to the piazze of Italy. Prezza is produced by third-generation winemakers, the renowned Botter family, and this beauty comes from their prime-sited Treviso vineyards.

This gorgeous sparkler is a vibrant blend of Glera and Pinot Nero. Described by our Italian wine expert, Leonardo Bassano, as “fantastically bright and fruity,” the bubbly features fresh peach, green apple and lemon zest flavors. Enjoy a well-chilled glass of Prezza on its own or with appetizers, such as smoked salmon canapés, silky prosciutto e melone or creamy cheeses. For a main course, enjoy it with roasted turkey, grilled chicken or seafood dishes.

Mumm Napa

An award-winning offering from Mumm Napa, their beautiful Brut Rosé is the perfect sparkling wine to compliment any dish — it pairs perfectly with a broad array of foods from salmon and duck to spicy Italian and Asian dishes.

RAMONA

For your Valentine/Galentine that values better-for-you drinking and, perhaps, a touch of the jet-setting lifestyle, the RAMONA Amarino Spritz is the perfect gift. Amarino, launched in November 2021, the organic beverage brand pays homage to the Italian spritz that inspired the company, minus the sugar and carcinogens. Named for the way that it tastes — Amaro means “bitter” in Italian and “ino” as a suffix means “little” — the bright, effervescent beverage is a proprietary recipe of grapes, citrus and herbs.

Chêne Bleu Le Box Gift Box

Chêne Bleu, a winery situated on an ancient site in the up-and-coming Mont Ventoux wine region of Southern France, has produced award-winning wines and achieved acclaim in a very short time frame. In a labor of love spanning two decades, the owners of Chêne Bleu, Nicole & Xavier Rolet, painstakingly restored a medieval priory coupling its fine heritage and historic significance with state-of-the-art modern conveniences.

This limited-edition 3-D gift box includes Chêne Bleu’s award-winning, critically acclaimed flagship fine red wines Abélard and Héloïse, inspired by the French equivalent of Romeo and Juliet. One of the most high-profile power-couples in history, Abélard and Héloïse were scholars and philosophers, whose scandalous and lasting love affair has inspired centuries of poets, artists, and now winemakers. Their love survived decades of monastic seclusion through passionate and erudite correspondence.

The flagship reds blend the best of two worlds: the rich fruit of the South of France with the freshness and minerality of the Mont Ventoux altitude. Le Box opens to reveal Abélard and Héloïse’s inspirational tale alongside exquisite illustrations.

Every facet of the gift box is illustrated by woodcut artist Jane Randfield with whimsical Medieval-meets-Modern iconography, which was eight years in the making and inspired by a traditional Italian storytelling “Teatrino” mini theatre. Le Box can be personalized and contains a secret drawer that you can fill with a special letter to your Valentine’s.

Le Box is available for purchase at select fine wine shops throughout the country including Chelsea Wine Vault in New York City and Tewksbury Fine Wine & Spirits in New Jersey. Le Box can also be purchased via email: info@chenebleu.com. Stay up to date by following @CheneBleuWine on Instagram.

Stags’ Leap Winery 2018 The Leap Estate Grown Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

A blend of the most expressive barrels from select blocks of Stags’ Leap’s century old, 240-acre estate, this wine exemplifies both richness and elegance and speaks to the unique terroir of the Stags Leap District. This wine offers dark, alluring, layered intensity with notes of black berry fruit alongside a rich texture.

Flavors of blackcurrant, cassis, dark raspberry and black cherry live alongside delicate notes of cedar, allspice, graphite and espresso, backed up by more savory notes of olive tapenade and chaparral herbs.

Beaulieu Vineyard 2018 Reserve Tapestry Napa Valley Red Wine

Showing the artistry of blending five Bordeaux-heritage grape varieties, this wine is elegant and complex. Cabernet Sauvignon imparts a generous core of bramble berry fruits, with hints of anise, while the Merlot brings vibrant, riper notes of plum and dark cherry. Merlot softens the tannins with notes of black currant and plum on the palate.

Malbec contributes fresh wild raspberry notes, while the Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot complete the blend with darker berry fruits and savory spices alongside delicate floral and woodsy nuances of violet, cedar, forest floor and wild sage.

Etude 2018 Estate Pinot Noir

The Etude 2018 Estate Pinot Noir is cultivated in the Northwest Carneros region, and the generally cooler temperatures create the idyllic growing environment for stunning Pinot Noir grapes.

The Etude Estate Pinot Noir is a vibrant ruby red, with aromas of black cherry and fresh strawberry with earthy notes of cedar, pink peppercorn and crushed tea leaf. The nose also picks up brown baking spice notes of nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove. These rich aromas and flavors make for a round and silky wine with bright acidity and long, fine tannins.

Beringer’s 2018 Knights Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Beringer’s 2018 Knights Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is an exceptional vintage, a wine with beautiful structure, intense color, concentration of fruit and excellent balance. Black cherries, kirsch and touch of blue flowers and mint greet the nose, and flavors of black currant, blackberries and cassis coat the palate. This is a bold Cabernet richly textured with polished tannins and a long, earthy finish.

Ruffino 2017 Modus Toscana IGT

Ruffino 2017 Modus Toscana IGT is an intense ruby red wine that sets the tone of an electric and adventurous evening. Rich aromas of mature red and black fruits — think cherries, plums, and small black berries — with hints of spices, sweet tobacco and refined balsamic notes makes this wine an ideal choice for any luscious Valentine’s Day dinner.

H3 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon

Whether you’re enjoying a home-cooked meal or your favorite takeout, this bold Cabernet is the perfect pairing for a romantic candlelit dinner. It opens with flavors of black cherries and blackberries, a touch of currants and vanilla, complemented by earth and mineral notes. Deep berry flavors lead to a soft tannin cocoa finish.

INTRINSIC 2019 Red Blend

Even for the anti-valentine, this holiday is the perfect excuse to pour a glass of wine and pair it with the chocolates they told their friend not to buy them. It opens with refined notes of raspberry, white tea leaves, a hint of fresh mint and lavender. The flavors are layered with milk chocolate fig reduction, dark plum and licorice root. The texture is angular, yet sophisticated, with chocolate ganache details in the finish.

Unánime Malbec

For the lovers of red, sensual, and tannic wines, Unánime Malbec will satisfy all your Valentine’s Day wishes. Deeply red, this wine harmonizes concentrated aromas of plums and cherries with notes of toasted coconut. Unánime Malbec captures the essence of truly ripe fruit flavors, offering a sweetness balanced by smooth yet robust tannins. Rich texture, complex layers, and a lengthy finish.

Columbia Crest 2018 Grand Estates Cabernet Sauvignon

This bold style Cabernet Sauvignon displays great complexity and structure that pairs perfectly with a box of dark chocolates. Aromas of dark berry fruits and plum on the nose lead to chocolate and vanilla on the palate.

Ehlers Estate 2017 Portrait Red Blend

This wine represents Ehlers Estate as a perfect picture of the vineyards and their soil diversity. That is why they call it Portrait! With a medium to full body and dark red color, it delivers concentrated aromas of ripe red fruit, raspberries, cherries, cassis, and smoky notes.

2020 Middle Jane Cabernet Sauvignon

Earthy and bold with notes of black pepper, blackberry, plum, black cherry, and espresso. Cabernet fans are going to be excited about this one! Our new vintage of Middle Jane Cabernet comes from Sonoma County, a fantastic place to produce Cabernets.

This wine is complex, with so many flavors going on you’ll want to grab a notepad. Blackberry and cherry are the dominant flavors with some peppery and espresso notes added in. This wine is big and rich but so elegant and smooth, you’ll discover a new taste with every sip.

2020 Conte De La Terre Pinot Noir

Earthy and light with notes of cranberry, white pepper, tart cherry, violets, and wildflowers. If you love the earthy notes of Willamette Valley classics like our Middle Jane Pinot Noir, you are going to love this Conte de la Terre Pinot Noir!

This new release hits all of the best notes of Oregon Pinots like dried cranberries, wildflowers, and a kiss of white pepper, all coming together into a silky-smooth finish. This is a great wine to sip on its own or to pair with foods like grilled salmon or cheese boards. Pairs well with grilled salmon and hard cheeses.

Pine Ridge Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Leading with aromas of cola and pencil shavings, the Pine Ridge Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is an enticing selection. Flavors of cherry, sweet vanilla cream and strawberry meet dusty tannins and a lasting finish reminiscent of toasted nuts.

Archery Summit Dundee Hills Pinot Noir

Equal parts floral and spice driven, the Archery Summit Dundee Hills Pinot Noir offers notes of rose hip, hibiscus and strawberry, with flint and confectionary bubbling to the surface. Flavors of candied strawberry, hints of oak and juicy acidity are tied together nicely by the tannins and spice that come from whole-cluster fermentation.

Buck Shack 2019 Red Blend

This red blend is the perfect pair for any at-home Valentine’s Day dinner, with varieties that grow best in Lake County, CA, the Buck Shack 2019 Red Blend consists of Petite Sirah, Syrah, Merlot, Barbera, and Cabernet Franc. Adding the Red Blend to the Buck Shack Bourbon Barrel lineup was a no-brainer. The Buck Shack 2019 Red Blend is a rare mix of boldness and finesse that makes it a great pairing with similarly gifted dishes like a classic herb-crusted roasted rack of lamb or a grilled prime ribeye steak.

Charles Krug 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon

This wine is the perfect wine to bring to your romantic date or your Galentine’s party this year. This medium-to-full-bodied wine showcases a rich mix of cranberry and black currant flavors set against a beautifully integrated backdrop of lightly toasted oak, all leading to a smooth lingering finish of berries and butter. Making the perfect versatile wine to enjoy with different kinds of food and snacks.

SOULMATES GIFT SET

Celebrate your soulmate with an exclusive gift they’ll love, and you don’t have to wrap. The bundle includes one magnum-sized bottle of DAOU’s critically acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Soul of a Lion and a regal lion head pourer-aerator inside a luxury gift box. The 2018 Soul of a Lion is aged 22 months in custom French oak. It’s powerful yet easy to drink thanks to flavors of blueberry, boysenberry, plum, vanilla bean, and chocolate-covered cherries.

Bella Union 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Host the ultimate Galentine’s Day by inviting your best girls over to enjoy this smooth Cab alongside charcuterie and a marathon of your favorite rom-coms. Bella Union translates to “Beautiful Union,” whether that means the union of your 5-year friendship or the union between Cab and the aged cheddar on your plate.

Bella Union’s latest vintage showcases the winery’s art of blending the finest Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. With aromas of blackberry patch followed by hints of raspberry preserves and leather accents, the wine presents generous layers of red fruit flavors joined by subtle cocoa and baking spice undertones.

Post & Beam 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Make it a fun Valentine’s Day by drinking this quintessential Napa Cab while you make homemade Meat Lover’s pizza with your partner. The cabernet’s elevated tannins will match the fattiness of the meat perfectly.

A perfume of wild raspberry preserves with hints of clove and confectionary spice envelops the nose. Round and textured on the palate, the entry is layered with soft red fruit flavors, supported by leather, cassis and elegant botanical accents on the mid-palate and lovely notes of toasted espresso beans on the finish.

Kenwood Vineyards Six Ridges Pinot Noir

This Pinor Noir is bursting with ripe black cherry aromas with touches of pie crust, nutmeg, and turmeric. On the palate, it has elegant flavors of bright plum, sage, and rosemary, which pairs well with rich, creamy desserts.

Campo Viejo Reserva

This wine is an elegant expression of premium Rioja vines made from Tempranillo, Graciano and Mazuelo. Aged for four years, Reserva perfectly balances a fruity palate with hints of clove, pepper, vanilla, and coconut. It pairs well with delicious red meat, grills and roasts, game, mature and blue cheeses.

Casillero del Diablo Carmenere

This medium-bodied, certified vegan wine showcases lovely fruit aromas and flavors of dark plums and black currant, dark chocolate with hints of spice, coffee, and toast from aging in French oak barrels. Deep purple in color, this soft textured, well-structured Carmenere culminates in a fruit focused finish and is the perfect under $15 bottle to sip and share.

Named the #2 most powerful wine brand in the world four years in a row, and Wine Enthusiast’s 2020 New World Winery of the Year, Casillero del Diablo is at the forefront of the world’s attention with this South American gem, sparking a uniquely Chilean sense of adventure in every glass.

Corvo Moscato Terre Siciliane IGT 2020

This vibrant Moscato, produced from grapes grown on sunny hillside vineyards, is ideal to add a touch of sweetness to your romantic dinner. With an intense bouquet, which recalls ripe tropical fruit aromas and offers notes of peach and honeysuckle, this wine accompanies soft cheeses, spicy dishes or desserts splendidly. Well-balanced with an alluring touch of sweetness, it is also ideal to be enjoyed on its own.

19 Crimes Martha’s Chard

The first ever California Chardonnay from 19 Crimes, Martha worked side by side with the 19 Crimes team to craft a wine that breaks preconceived notions of California Chardonnay — approachable and simultaneously as bold as her personality. 19 Crimes Martha’s Chard is available nationwide (SRP: $11.99) this winter. I’d love to work with you to share this news with your readers!

Martha’s Chard joins two previous California launches from 19 Crimes partner Snoop Dogg, 19 Crimes Snoop Cali Red and Rosé, Number 1 Wine innovations in both 2020 and 2021, in addition to a portfolio of Australian wines including the signature Red Blend that started it all.

Unánime Chardonnay

Unánime Chardonnay is the bottle for you if you like hints of cooked apple, citrus, and tropical fruits in your Chardonnay. Straddles the line between fresh and rich with notes of ripe pineapple, apple, lemon, marzipan and toasted marshmallow. Very well balanced and intense wine with a long finish.

Champagne Henriot’s Rosé

As one of the only family-owned champagne houses still remaining, Champagne Henriot’s Rosé is the result of masterfully adding still red wine (from Pinot Noir and Meunier) to a white assemblage, effectively marrying red and white to create rosé. This method is very different from typical still rosé production, which usually involves brief maceration of dark grape skins with juice.

Just like a great marriage or relationship, red and white are better together in the case of Rosé Champagne. Henriot Rosé is intense, playful, and full of surprises. Its delicate copper-pink color gives way to aromatic notes of strawberries & cream, ginger, and pink grapefruit; while remaining structured and exquisitely balanced.

Sebastiani 2020 Rosé

A lovely pale salmon color in the glass, the Sebastiani 2020 Rosé offers fragrant aromas of strawberry, melons, and rose petals. The palate is delicate and crisp, with bright acidity and notes of raspberry, cherry, and orange zest. The finish offers a subtle minerality with lingering floral notes and its grapes are 100% Pinot Noir. This wine is enjoyed well on its own or with light, cream-based seafood dishes, or cheese platters — fitting for Valentine’s plans or gatherings.

JUSTIN 2020 Rosé

The JUSTIN 2020 Rosé is a dry, aromatic, and refreshing wine that 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 mostly 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, and crisp apple.

This is the perfect wine to bring to your romantic date or your Galentine’s party this year. Its delicious and subtle herbal notes and its lightweight nature make for a multifaceted wine to enjoy with different kinds of food and snacks.

Malene 2020 Rosé

A beautiful pale rose-gold color and a perfect pair for the famous “Sweethearts” candies, Malene opens with classic aromas of watermelon rind and wild strawberry, and the first sip holds hints of exotic tropical fruits. The Mourvedre imparts a flinty minerality that adds complexity and elegance.

The palate strikes a fine line between opulence and elegance and the watermelon aromas on the nose persists through to the palate, balanced by notes of stone fruit, wild herbs, salinity and bright, crisp acidity. The warm, long growing season on the Central Coast is about as Provençal as it gets in California.

Seven Hills Winery Dry Rosé

A beautiful pale salmon color with a copper hue, the Seven Hills Winery Dry Rosé features pronounced aromas of grapefruit, guava, peach skin, honeysuckle and minerality. The palate has a light body with flavors of grapefruit, lime zest, cantaloupe and fresh herbs, with a balanced, acidic finish. The Seven Hills Winery Dry Rosé is a delicious pairing with tacos or BBQ chicken.

Cupcake LightHearted Rosé

Looking for a lighter option? Cupcake LightHearted Rosé is a great choice for those looking to celebrate the holiday without derailing their routine. Experience full flavor with only 80 calories, 8% alcohol by volume, and less than 1 gram of sugar per 5 oz. serving.

Zacapa Rum Valentine’s Day Cocktail Kit

The bespoke gift set contains everything needed to craft your very own Zacapa №23 Rum Smoked Honey Old Fashioned — a rum twist on a whiskey classic inspired by Zacapa Rum’s home in Guatemala — alongside sweet and savory touches to make this Valentine’s Day a night to remember.

Aperol Spritz Kit

Whether you are planning on hosting a romantic evening at home or gifting a special someone this year, the Aperol Spritz kit makes the process for creating the cocktail even more seamless and is bound to spark joy. Plus, the Aperol Spritz pairs perfectly with charcuterie and small bites for the ideal Aperitivo hour with loved ones.

Uptown Cocktails

This Valentine’s Day, try out the bold flavors of Uptown Cocktails, a 2021 Product of the Year winner. These premixed drinks are a vibrant, sophisticated blend of wine and natural ingredients — no corn syrup, no artificial flavors, and kosher certified. With its bright red color, the brand’s Strawberry Margherita flavor is perfect to evoke the feeling of love!

LIQS Ready-to-Drink Strawberry Margarita

From the makers of the world’s first-ever cocktail shot, LIQS is bringing you less prep, more party with its new 1.5-liter ready-to-drink mixes. Celebrate this Valentine’s Day with a fitting pink drink of LIQS’ Strawberry Margarita, putting a twist on the classic with sweet fruit flavors complimenting the sour of lime. Perfect for hosting or gifting to your valentine, this wine-based cocktail is made with real fruit juice, natural flavors, and is gluten-free.

Monaco Cocktails

A leading RTD beverage brand providing premium, canned cocktails with two shots and 9% ABV per can. Monaco Cocktails Cranberry is the perfect drink for every Valentine’s Day celebration. Conveniently in single-serve cans and boasting with the perfect shade of red, this delicious drink can be enjoyed on date night for two or a with a small group of your closest friends!

The Couples That Are Looking To Travel

What better way to take your love to the next level than getting out of your current digs. Whether doing a staycation or going abroad, these options are designed to provide the ultimate romance this Valentine’s Day.

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.

Couples in search of a Valentine’s Day getaway have everything they need at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.

To celebrate love in total luxury, couples should book a room at The Water Club at Borgata, which offers unmatched amenities and panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Atlantic City’s Boardwalk. The Water Club’s five indoor and outdoor pools are designed with urban chic touches, perfect for a relaxing, intimate soak with your soulmate.

At Spa Toccare, couples will emerge from their selected treatment glistening, and sparkling, but more importantly, two hearts become one soul through a variety of treatments designed to allow them to connect on a deeper level. Choose from a Couples Custom 50-minute Massage, a Swedish-style massage experience with your significant other by your side, or opt for the Couples Custom 100-minute Massage, where tired muscles are eased through 80 minutes of pampering followed by time to relax together in the privacy of the tranquil, deluxe couple’s suite.

Upon completion of the spa day, celebrate Valentine’s Day over a decadent meal at one of the hotel’s many celebrated fine dining restaurants, such as Izakaya by Michael Schulson, Angeline by Michael Symon, or American Bar & Grille. Following dinner, couples can test their luck on the casino floor with the hotel’s numerous slot machines and table games like Roulette, Blackjack, various forms of Poker, Craps, Baccarat and more.

Cap off the night at one of Borgata’s several bars and lounges. Innovative craft cocktails can be found at Level One Cocktail Bar & Lounge while 100 different types of tequila are ready to be sampled at Gypsy Bar, a crowd favorite.

Hotel Greystone

Where intimate spaces, innovative cuisine, and an adults-only, hyperlocal ethos create the perfect conditions for people, art, music, and fine dining to transcend the predictable, and manifest the uncommon. Have an uninterrupted Valentine’s Evening where we uphold sophistication at our 21+ location.

Book one of our suites for an intimate addition to your staycation with a private outdoor jacuzzi in-room that will take your night to the next level. Sérêvène, the property’s signature restaurant, led by Award-winning Executive Chef Pawan Pinisetti. Sérêvène presents a menu that marries Japanese ingredients and French techniques. Pinisetti’s dishes are experiential and the location’s concept celebrates fresh, locally sourced ingredients whenever possible.

Adjacent to Sérêvène, The Greystone Bar, pairs creative and classic cocktails in crystal cut glassware with candlelight and warm piano tones or later in the evening, DJ’s spinning lounge beats.

The Standard Spa, Miami Beach

Located on Belle Isle, steps away from the action of South Beach, The Standard Spa, Miami Beach is its own private paradise set amidst peaceful tropical gardens and the Biscayne Bay.

The breezy, soothing guest rooms feature private terraces, many with outdoor soaking tubs. Spa services meld the traditional with the holistic with a variety of treatments from facials and massages to astrology and health coaching. The Gardens offer a place to lounge in the swings or by the fire pit.

The main pool is the center of our outdoor hydrotherapy playground also featuring an arctic plunge pool and waterfall hot tub. The Lido Bayside Grill offers a perfect warm-weather, sun-kissed global-inspired menu with incredible views. The property also features new cocktail lounge, Monterrey Bar, helmed by Executive Chef Andrew Gilbert and designed by Shawn Hausman, the bar provides an intimate place to gather celebrating twists on classic cocktails and bites.

The Miami Beach EDITION

With luxury hotel accommodations and an oceanfront setting, The Miami Beach EDITION is an ideal escape. With private beach access, two ocean-facing pools, a wellness spa with a gym, a nightclub, a bowling alley, an ice-skating rink, and two restaurants developed by Michelin-starred Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten The Miami Beach EDITION has something for everyone.

Decorated in sophisticated style, every hotel room features large windows and views of the city, pool or ocean. Unwind from the Miami Beach scene in your pet-friendly room that showcases plush bedding, a marble bathroom, a desk, and free Wi-Fi. Revel in the living and dining areas of our oceanfront suites, ideal for entertaining family and friends. Luxury bungalows promote a sense of privacy and well-being with their plunge pools and serene terraces.

Mondrian South Beach

Mondrian South Beach, the waterfront oasis on Miami Beach’s Biscayne Bay, just underwent a $20 multi-million dollar property-wide transformation. Located on West Avenue with direct marina access, the property offers 220-rooms and its new restaurant Baia Beach Club.

Embodying a Mediterranean coastal flair, Baia Beach Club is an open-air living room space that is as chic as it is casual, where members can drift through the relaxed design mixed with accents of raw organic timber, billowing airy shades, handmade macramé fixtures, Belgian linens, and exquisitely curated bespoke furnishings.

The Beach Club will be a hub of activity for members and hotel guests, featuring a new dining concept with multiple areas for dining and entertainment throughout, bayside cabanas and pavilions, boat dockage, access to a full-service wellness facility, state of the art fitness center, curated programming, exclusive member-only events and more.

The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel

This winter, The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel offer families and travelers alike a wealth of natural adventures away from the crowds. The southwest Florida destination is an excellent winter destination to enjoy Manatees in a non-captive environment, as they flock to the warm Gulf Coast waters. In Manatee Park in Fort Myers, visitors can greet an entire group of manatees from atop a boardwalk, or rent a kayak, canoe or paddle board through mangrove estuaries alongside the native wildlife.

Hype-worthy happenings are offered all winter and spring with the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins Spring Training season. The two prolific teams take the field at JetBlue Park (a state-of-the-art stadium that holds up to 11,000 people) and Hammond Stadium from February through March. Fans can come for a full game or stop by the team’s workouts, which are free and open to the public.

One of the most bike-friendly islands in America, visitors to Sanibel Island can pedal through history on the new Sanibel Heritage Trail. The series of 22 panels along Sanibel’s bike path details the island’s historic landmarks such as Sanibel Lighthouse and the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. Additionally, feel free to stop by J.N Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, for a tour of the 6,400-acre preserve teeming with numerous bird species and other animals.

Of course, couples celebrating Valentine’s Day are encouraged to check out Lovers Key State Park. It was said that only lovers traveled to the island to enjoy it’s remote beach, but now a two-mile long barrier island off the coast of Fort Myers, the park is perfect for romantics looking for a quintessential long walk on the beach to celebrate the special day.

The Apple Tree Inn

This family-run 34-room bed-and-breakfast across from Tanglewood was originally a 19th-century estate and is now the cozy hideaway known as the Apple Tree Inn. This romantic 1885 Victorian-era manor has a newly opened The Ostrich Room which creates an atmosphere inspired by a more intimate speakeasy or European cocktail lounge and plays live music five days a week.

The Ostrich Room operates nearly entirely by candlelight where friends can gather over craft cocktails and a dinner menu of locally sourced foods. We have recently introduced a new restaurant concept at The Bellflower Restaurant & Terrace.

This modern American haute cuisine features aclean, modern menu that brings together local flavors and features key dishes such as crab cake benedict and pancakes with locally sourced berries without having to leave the property.

The proximity to three ski mountains makes for a safe and fun outdoor winter activity (i.e. Butternut, Jiminy Peak and Bosquet) as well as the hiking that you can do while bundled up.

The Rockaway Hotel + Spa

Located just a quick car, train or ferry ride away from Manhattan, The Rockaway Hotel + Spa has transformed its beachside oasis into an over-the-top Winter Wonderland experience complete with safe, socially distanced lounge areas for visitors to enjoy and indulge in the offerings.

Featuring three new cedar, barrel saunas (images here) surrounding the hotel’s outdoor pool, which is still open for a refreshing dip, a cozy lounge space, outfitted in teak furniture and sherpa throws, and themed food & cocktails offerings, guests are immediately transported to an immersive wonderland amongst the hotel’s festive Winter Pool House.

The hotel is also offering Winter Pool House day passes for $25/person here, which includes 10% off at F&B outlets Margie’s and The Rooftop, along with access to the entire Winter Pool House, towels and robes included.

The country of Belize

There’s no doubt that the country of Belize is a fantastic destination for a romantic getaway.

This enchanted destination, which has the privilege of being both in Central America and the Caribbean, and just a quick flight away from the U.S., is the only English-speaking country in the region and is sure to inspire romance, fun and adventure on every corner.

This is where exotic wildlife roams through pristine lush tropical forests; cool mountain rivers spill into the turquoise Caribbean Sea; enjoy the magnificent backdrops of secret waterfalls, mystic “under-world” caves, Mayan ruins and dotted islets — Belize has something that complements any taste and is safely welcoming visitors looking for the ultimate romantic getaway with the most ambitious, extravagant escapes, including:

  • Second Largest Barrier Reef in the World — Home to the second largest barrier reef in the world, Belize is an excellent option for travelers who want to combine a trip enjoying remote beaches with snorkeling or diving, clear-as-gin waters and welcomed seclusion.
  • 200+ Offshore Islands — Beach-starved souls, rejoice! Forget about crowds and enjoy the wide open spaces of 200+ offshore islands that dot Belize’s coastline.
  • Ultra-Lux Private Island Buy-Outs — Amid the new realities of travel, spaced-out beach destinations are just what travelers are looking for, and with a total island buy-out, you can have it all. Literally!
  • Remote Respites in the Belizean Rainforest — Agritourism chic comes into focus with lush acres of rainforest preserve that dots the Deep South of Belize. Blend sustainability with luxury or choose to go “off-grid” completely; there’s a resort for all romantic adventure seekers.

El Dorado Casitas Royale

Slip away into a tropical oasis only conceivable in your dreams. El Dorado Casitas Royale is a beachfront, award-winning Karisma Hotels & Resorts property located on the breathtaking Riviera Maya. Perfect for couples, wedding parties, and honeymooners, this adults-only paradise provides the ultimate escape in romantic luxury where guest service has been raised to an art form.

From a welcoming champagne toast upon arrival to turndown service at night, it’s their pleasure to make you feel at home. Whether you crave a tropical drink by the pool, another application of suntan lotion on the beach or a bowl of ice cream in your suite at 3 am, the dedicated staff of beach and pool butlers and concierges are there to make it happen.

Book your stay in the romantic Casita Suite, in a two-story building, boasting stunning views of the surrounding nature, a private swimming pool and bar, king-sized bed, exclusive Auguas del Amor™ outdoor shower, a daily stocked minibar and a spacious balcony to gaze up at the twinkling stars.

Let yourself be pampered by the immense delights of the World-Class Gourmet Inclusive® Experience, including exceptional service at your every request, cuisine crafted into artful masterpieces, premium spirits poured freely, and activities designed to please each and every guest’s unique tastes. Take time to relax and achieve harmony with a selection of soothing spa treatments from Náay Spa, inspired by the Mayan heritage and ancient rituals of Mexico. Invigorate the senses with a signature Temazcal steam house ritual, a nourishing Delicious Chocolate exfoliation, or a hydrating Honey Scrub.

Log Cabin Wilderness Lodge

Glamping remains a safe vacation option that offers travelers their own private, cozy space while connecting with nature to unwind and reset in the winter months. Outdoor travel booking website Pitchup.com offers glamping options across the world, including the Log Cabin Wilderness Lodge in Tok, Alaska, which features historic log cabins for rent as well as winter weather-friendly amenities like a woodfired sauna and hot tub in the heart of Alaska’s breathtaking wilderness. Lucky visitors can even catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights from the glamping site in winter.

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Tony Bowles is one of the youngest sought journalists in the media world. He focuses on lifestyle, travel, entertainment, food, and more! Based in New York City