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A Lovers Guide to Valentine’s Day

It’s that time of year again. Where the boys have no idea what to do, and you’re full of a million ideas.This isn’t extravagant, because I think Valentine’s is’nt about expensive products, rather amazing memories.

Here is what to do and give this Valentine’s day with the one you love most in NYC.

TO DO:

As long as you’re with the person you want to be with, then that’s all that matters. 

Central Park – I don’t think you can ever go wrong with Central Park. If you’re feeling really romantic, why not get a horse and carriage. Otherwise, walk down to the lake at the Boathouse, and explore the park.

Restaurant Hop @ Little Italy – Could be pricey! But go into a restaurant and order two appetizers that they are known for, close-up tab and move to the next place! It’s fun and you will be stuffed by the end. Make sure you save room for dessert too, I hear the gelato is amazing.

Bowling @ Brooklyn Bowl – A little fun competition never hurts, and Brooklyn Bowl is the perfect place to do just that. Get some pizza, a beer and play on!

Home Cooked Meal – Simple yet always so nice. Why not try to make pizza from scratch?

Dinner in the Dark @ Camaje – You are blindfolded as you eat a four course meal! This unusual, choreographed experience is punctuated by performance artists as your “servers,” presented as an experiment to test and awaken the senses.

Ice Skating – Take your pick, Bryant Park, Central Park, Rockefeller or Meatpacking District. All have skating rinks and all are great locations to move onto the next activity.

Sleep No More @ McKittrick Hotel – I’ve been saying to everyone it is by far the pinnacle of my New York experience. Going into a 1950’s bar before entering the play, you completely immerse yourself in a new world. Dark stairwells and hidden masks, it is a perfect Valentine’s experience.

See something on Broadway – How ‘New Yorker’ of you, seeing a musical or play on Broadway for Valentine’s. If you’re going all out, the Lion King is incredible. Also Book of Mormon is downright hilarious. Other wise you can always wait in line for the lottery tickets or standing if you’re on a bit of a budget.

Road Trip @ Bear Mountain State Park – Walking and getting outside is always great for the endorphins. And Bear Mountain would look amazing with all this recent snow fall. Hire a car for the day, drive up there and enjoy the wildlife over the city for once.

TO GIVE:

Subjective to each couple, but it doesn’t have to be a huge gift, or a gift at all! Because whatever you’re doing together is a gift to each other too, right?

Chocolates – Chocolates in the shape of a heart never go astray.

Flowers – Or better yet, a succulent plant in glass. This way, they can keep it in their room and it won’t die (hopefully).

Token Pack – Back massage, home cooked meal, wildcard whatever they want. Small but thoughtful.

A Love Lock – Where you can place in ‘your spot’ together.

Create a Playlist – Of all your favourite songs together. Small but sweet.

A Book – There’s no better way to show someone you love them by accessing their mind. Give the one you love a book they’ve been dying to read or know they would love. *yes, hinting to my boyfriend*

Memory Box – filled with polaroids, love notes, objects and trinkets that mean something to the both of you.

Jewelry – A man will never say no to a nice watch, just like a woman will never say no to a beautiful necklace.

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