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The Perfect Valentine’s Gifts for the Special Loved Ones in Your Life

This Valentine’s Day, set aside the flowers and give your sweetheart a romantic holiday to remember with these one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day gifts. Trying to come up with unique and romantic Valentine’s Day gift ideas can put a strain on your relationship. A lot of the pressure comes from finding the right gift, finding something that will stand out and show you care, and giving your loved ones a gift that shows you care.

Whether you have been together for ten years or ten months, these exclusive finds are everything your Valentine will love.

For a Romantic Hamptons Staycation

Southampton Inn

King room at the Southampton Inn ©Southampton Inn

Plan a romantic staycation or family vacation at the Southampton Inn this season. Although Valentine’s Day falls on a Monday, Southampton Inn will celebrate holiday of love the entire weekend. Guests will receive a beautiful rose and a box of chocolates upon their arrival. A special Valentines Brunch menu will also be available throughout the weekend.  Allow their friendly staff to make a reservation for you at one of their favorite restaurants for your romantic dinner.

During the winter season, Southampton Inn will have the fireplace going in the library, offer guests complimentary Bedside Reading bags of books, and serve the “best” breakfast daily and brunch until 2:00pm on Saturday and Sunday at the Inn’s award-winning Claude’s Restaurant. Rates start at *$145 per night, double occupancy.

Sleds are available for guests to use during snowy days at Southampton Inn. Ice skating is available nearby. The beaches and walking trails are open for leisurely strolls. Winter exhibits are available at the museums. Along Main Street and Jobs Lane, many stores are open and inviting.

Southampton Inn, 91 Hill Street, Southampton, NY 11968

For more information, please visit: southamptoninn.com

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Valentine’s Day Dining Hamptons

Union Sushi & Steak

Crab & Avocado Sushi Roll ©Union Sushi & Steak

East End’s hottest dining destination, Union Sushi & Steak, will be celebrating Valentine’s Day a little early this year with a mouthwatering four-course dinner on Saturday, February 12. 2022. At $79pp seating is extremely limited and reservations are required. The first two courses will consist of choices from their spectacular appetizer and sushi menus. The main course gives lovers the choice between the Lobster Newburg Vol-au-vent, fresh Maine Lobster with spring peas, baby pearl onions, sherry cognac cream sauce, homemade puff pastry; and the Cast Iron Seared C.A.B. Rib Eye with roasted fingering potatoes, grilled asparagus, cabernet demi glaze. Cap the night off with Profiteroles that are cream filled, topped with chocolate ganache, and served with chocolate covered strawberries.

Co-located with Union Burger Bar in the historic Bowden Square property, the year-round restaurant fuses the energy of a supper club from the days of old with a modern ambiance. The cuisine is brought to us by award-winning Chef’s Scott Kampf and Marc Fasciana of varied fame and tenures.  The delectable menu features Dry aged steaks that are courtesy of Niman Ranch in Colorado, and the assorted fresh sushi and sashimi menu is both enticing and inventive.

As with Southampton Social Club, Union Sushi & Steak has quickly become an East End nightlife hotspot as well. Meanwhile, Duke’s award-winning burgers and fries spot, Union Burger Bar continues to serve up American comfort food in the adjacent space. Welcome to Union Steak & Sushi!

Union Sushi & Steak, 40 Bowden Square, Southampton, NY 11968

For more information, please visit: dineatunion.com

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Valentine’s Day Dining Long Island

Nunzi’s Restaurant

Pan Seared Scallops ©Nunzi’s

Nunzi’s, the hottest new restaurant in Farmingdale, New York will be celebrating the most romantic day of the year all weekend long leading up to that special day. The Italian restaurant will have a special Valentine’s dining menu as well as amazing cocktail specials to enjoy with the special someone in your life. The menu will be available starting Friday, February 11 through Monday, February 14, 2022, starting at 5:00pm. On Monday the 14th, the menu will also be available all day starting at 12:00 noon for lunch through dinner service.

The specially curated menu consists of a choice between Oysters & Pearls or Prociutto wrapped asparagus with a raspberry sauce for appetizers; three salad options, Pistachio crusted goat cheese salad with mixed greens, the Italian wedge, or the Cesar salad. The delicious pasta choices are the Pasta Primavera, Rigatoni alla Vodka, or the Heart shaped lobster ravioli. The savory entrée options include the filet mignon, the Brick chicken, or the delectable Pan seared scallops. Finish the evening off with one of Nunzi’s scrumptious assorted desserts.

Nunzi’s Valentine’s Cocktail Menu will warm the heart with creative libations like the Love Potion no.9 made with Stoli vanilla vodka, strawberry Syrup, Baileys Irish Cream, and Godiva Chocolates; or the Coco Chanel made with Blanco rum, Malibu coconut rum, Coco Lopez cream of coconut, and pineapple juice.

Nunzi’s was created through a family’s love for great food and good vibes. The Italian restaurant is inspired by a grandfather’s passion for bringing people together at a table and a grandmother’s love for food.

Owner and operator Michael Napolitano along with his brother, Vincent Jr, are out to prove that the incredible dishes made in the kitchen are only to be rivaled by the fantastic hospitality of Nunzi’s where everybody is treated like a VIP.

Traditions and respect for the good ole days,’ are incorporated into a sleek and modern layout by renowned designer Derek Axelrod.

What Chefs Anthony LoCastro and Marc Wisehart have collaborated to produce, are memorable moments on a plate.

The moment guests walk in the door they are dazzled by a lively environment that is both edgy and delightful. Nunzi’s seeks to enchant young and old alike by capturing a fresh, contemporary, and sleek look, with nods to the glamour and romance of classic Italian meals.

Nunzi’s, 125 Secatogue Avenue, Farmingdale, NY 11735

For more information, please visit: nunzis1274.com

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Valentine’s Day Dining NYC

Churrascaria Plataforma

Prime Rib ©Churrascaria Plataforma

Celebrate love this Valentine’s Day with a romantic dinner at Renowned Brazilian restaurant Churrascaria Plataforma. They will be serving their sensational Rodízio-style dinner, dessert and two glasses of champagne for $90pp.

Churrascaria Plataforma is an authentic Brazilian “Churrascaria,” a restaurant that serves mostly grilled meat with an all-you-can-eat menu and continuous table-side service. The idea is to serve a wide variety of different cuts of meat, such as beef, pork, lamb, chicken, and so on, to each diner individually at their table, so there is no traditional menu.

Discount Parking available – City Parking

$15 up to 5 hours – Regular Cars

$25 up to 5 hours – SUV’s

Enter at 335 W 49th Street – Worldwide Plaza or 350 W 50th Street

Churrascaria Plataforma 316 West 49th Street, New York, NY 10019

For more information, please visit: plataformaonline.com

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Romantic Beach Getaway in Miami, FL

Hotel Croydon

Hotel Croydon Roof Top; Pool Area ©Hotel Croydon

Plan a romantic getaway by the beach at Hotel Croydon this Valentine’s weekend. Hotel Croydon is the starting point for beautiful Miami Beach experiences, thanks to its lovely weather and beaches. With 104 guest rooms, including a sprawling Penthouse with ocean views, meeting and banquet space, a concept store, a gym, an outdoor pool, a spa, an on-site restaurant and bar, and a rooftop sun deck with 360-degree views of the ocean and Miami Beach, the 7-story luxury Hotel Croydon dazzles.

Hotel Croydon’s guest rooms bring together luxury and relaxation. The Queen Room is a sophisticated and elegantly decorated retreat from a day at the beach or shopping nearby. Earthy tones, a luxurious cooling gel memory foam mattress, luxury C.O. Bigelow bath products, a fully stocked mini bar, a striking dark mahogany porcelain tile floor, an iHome docking station, a hair dryer, and a large flat screen TV characterize their exquisitely furnished boutique room.

The Tavern, the on-site restaurant, serves a flavorful mash-up of fresh, zesty, crispy, or succulent dishes hand-picked by an award-winning chef. Open from 8:00AM to Midnight for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the menu includes burgers, sandwiches, pastas, salads and much more. From shrimp tacos to the classic Cuban Sandwich, The Tavern has something for everyone’s palette. Daily Free Happy Hour 6:00PM-7:00PM (vodka and gin only).

The beach is within 2 minutes walking distance. Dreamy Ocean Drive is about 2.4 miles away or a 10-minute drive away, where iconic beach views, cafe-style dining, and Art Deco architecture set the stage for a fun-filled day. This oceanfront street is lined with quaint, pastel-hued Art Deco buildings and hotels, restaurants that spill out onto the streets, festive travelers, boutique beach shops, and more.

Hotel Croydon, 3720 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140

For more information, please visit: hotelcroydonmiamibeach.com

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Valentine’s Gifts For The Foodie

Sweet Gifts For Your Sweetheart from MarieBelle Chocolates

7pc Valentine’s SweetHearts Chocolate Box ©MarieBelle Chocolates

In New York’s famous Soho District is the world-renowned, luxurious chocolate company, MarieBelle Chocolates. This Valentine’s Day the flagship retail location at 484 Broome Street offers patrons a sumptuous shopping experience for the eyes and appetite with lavish window displays which aim to warm the heart. The perfect gift, MarieBelle Chocolates are artfully wrapped in luxury boxes with colorful ribbons. Relish in the sweetest gift for Valentine’s Day or any occasion, available in-store or delivered same day anywhere in the Manhattan area.

Celebrate the most romantic time of the year with MarieBelle’s SweetHearts Valentines Collection 2022!

7pc Valentine’s SweetHearts Chocolate Box – Celebrate the most romantic day of the year with this 7-piece box of delectable chocolate from MarieBelle New York’s Valentine’s Day Collection. It holds 6 handmade chocolate ganaches, each artfully highlighted with love-inspired designs that tell a story, and is elegantly presented in a whimsical heart-shaped box featuring a young couple passionately in love and trimmed with gold accents. This delightful gift is finished with a single red chocolate heart evoking all things sweet and passionate, and it comes wrapped in a complimentary pastel ribbon to ensure its straight from the heart. The charmingly designed boxes are available in Lavender and Turquoise.

Also available is MarieBelle Chocolates’ signature artisanal ganache collections. Each ganache is decorated with a unique Valentine’s Day design that tells a beautiful love story. Together they bring the heart and emotion of Valentine’s Day to life. Another favorite is the SweetHeart Valentine’s Day Round Truffle Box, made using only the finest chocolate blended with fresh cream and dark Swiss cocoa powder. These European style truffles are as delicate as they are luscious to eat, and are elegantly packaged in a limited edition Izak Zenou designed box.

Visit MarieBelle’s website for more Valentine’s gifts as well as their other incredible edible collections.

MarieBelle New York (Soho), 484 Broome Street, New York, NY 10013

MarieBelle at the Kitano Hotel (Midtown), 66 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016

For more information about MarieBelle Chocolates, visit www.mariebelle.com.

Facebook: MarieBelleNewYork | Twitter: @MarieBelleNY | Instagram: @MarieBelleNY

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Valentine’s Gifts For the Fashionista

Chuck’s Vintage

Chuck’s Vintage Raw Denim ©Chuck’s Vintage

This Valentine’s Day give the fashionista in your life the gift of classic cool clothes from the iconic Chuck’s Vintage. Chuck’s Vintage has proudly influenced catwalks, celebrities, and high street fashion for the past 15 years. Chuck’s Vintage founder, Madeline Cammarata, was always about making people smile through clothing. Honoring her legacy with gifts from this timeless store will stretch the joy on with denim lovers in your life. Even those who like a gift that is not just your everyday department store ordinary will fall in love with a present from here.

Chuck’s Vintage was founded by the former model in 2006, and it quickly became a true American original. Her extensive collection became prized possessions for celebrities and business elites ranging from Steve Jobs to famous musicians such as Dolly Parton, Robert Plant, Morrisey, and others who were among the first customers in the original Melrose Place store in Los Angeles. From the famous to simple classic style enthusiasts, they have all passed through the doors of Chuck’s Vintage in the California hotspot shop – where a world-renowned denim archivist once entrusted Madeline with millions of dollars’ worth of collectible denim that she proudly sold.

Chuck’s Vintage, which has opened its new flagship store in North America’s premier luxury district, will quickly become a favorite place to shop for time-honored clothing in New York City. Chuck’s Vintage has already carved out a niche in the city, catering to more discerning clients looking for pieces that will last them for decades, thanks to the shop’s museum-like quality, the seamless fusion of Californian essence and the New York City branch, and the exclusivity of its offerings.

Chuck’s Vintage, 173 East 91st Street, Basement, New York, NY 10128

For more information, please visit: chucksvintage.com

Facebook: ChucksVintage