The Best Valentine’s Day

Psst…Valentine’s Day is coming and while you can’t go wrong with the old standbys of roses and chocolate the romantic holiday is the perfect excuse for a bit more indulgence. While the temperature outside is icy heat things up by venturing out for a weekend away or stay cozy closer to home, following these ideas will lead to having the best Valentine’s Day ever. Oh, and least you think the holiday was invented by card companies, the exchanging of hand-made valentines likely began in the early 1700s and Canada, Mexico, France, Australia and the UK also celebrate Valentine’s Day

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Weekend Getaway
Valentine’s Day falls on a Saturday. Do we even have to say this is reason enough for a weekend getaway?

Head East to Diliberto Winery for a weekend at the winery’s luxury apartment ($399 for a two night stay). Spend the weekend enjoying the cozy atmosphere and exploring the North Fork. On Sunday enjoy the winery’s Sundays with Grandma featuring a homemade pasta demonstration, live Italian music performances and a delicious meal.

Head West to New York City and indulge in the bustle of the city. Make the boutique hotel, London NYC your home away from home. Suite accommodations at this gem of a hotel start at $249 a night and include complimentary parking, and with their classic and modern romance packages you may never want to leave. If you do manage to venture out capture some old world pasta perfection in a setting that stimulates all the senses. Raffetto’s pasta machine has been whomping away on Houston Street for 99 years and counting. The city with its shows, boutiques and museums is truly your oyster.

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Head to the Shore
Bundle up for a long romantic walk on the beach. You’ll have the sand all to yourself even if it’s a bit chilly. Take in the glorious seascape and let the smell of the ocean cleanse your soul.

Unforgettable Gifts
Yes, you could go the chocolate and roses route but the best gifts are often the ones we would never buy ourselves. Get inspired with our Luxe List and babbles to say anything you want.

Enjoy a Museum
Field trip to steamy Latin culture: the Museum of Art and Design is showing New Territories, a collection of Latin American art from more than 75 artists.

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Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley star in a Valentine Cabaret at Sands Point Preserve



Take in a Show
Enjoy a romantic evening of cocktails, dinning and cabaret at the Sands Point Preserve. Actress and singer, Marin Mazzie and her husband Broadway actor and recording artist Jason Danieley star in a Valentine Cabaret. The all-inclusive show is $120 per person and includes an open bar of cocktails and featured wines and a seated dinner catered by Philip Stone, followed by dessert.

Dinner for Two
Another old standby and for a good reason, dinner for two is a nice romantic way to celebrate especially if there is a new restaurant you’re dying to try or don’t have the ability to go away Valentine’s Day weekend. Let the two forward-thinking chefs behind Roots Bistro create a food show. Or get cozy at home and order in. Just remember to make a reservation with your sweetheart’s favorite restaurant or caterer well in advance.

Where’s your favorite Long Island date spot?