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Delicious Valentine’s Day 2019 in New York City and the Hamptons

Valentine’s Day is this Thursday the 14. Don’t forget to treat your special someone to a delicious Valentine’s meal. So demonstrate your love by giving that special person in your life an unforgettable, dining experience.

Enjoy a wonderful, fine dining experience is tops on many couple’s wish list. Candy and flowers are of course nice. In addition, a fantastic dinner is always the ideal way to celebrate Valentine’s Day.


Here are some of the best dining ideas in New York and the Hamptons this February 14th, 2019.

New York, NY

MAMO NYC

MAMO Restaurant, one of New York City’s leading Italian restaurants, is back. The renowned SoHo restaurant celebrates the flavors and sensibilities of Italian cuisine and brings those to New York City. MAMO has reopened after a fire closed its doors this past Summer.

While the unfortunate event could signal the end of many dining establishments or a departure to a new location, the team at MAMO, headed by restaurateur Mike “Mamo” Mammoliti and Executive Chef Salvatore Marcello, remained firm in the belief that the 323 W. Broadway location, its ambience, and the style of cuisine were a winning combination unrivaled by many.

This Valentine’s Day, MAMO NYC will delight couples looking to dine in a rustic chic atmosphere, with a Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe menu. It includes: Tonno e salmone scottati, lamponi e Carciofi (Seared tuna and salmon, artichokes, raspberries), Raviolini al tartufo, their signature fresh truffle raviolini. In addition, be treated to Capesante arrosto, broccoli, cavolfiori, salsa all’astice (Roasted scallops, broccoli, cauliflowers, lobster sauce).

MAMO is comprised of two distinct spaces, an intimate downstairs lounge and a comfortable 100-seated dining room upstairs. The multi-level space boasts rustic Provencal décor with old family images and movie posters that make guests feel instantly transported to the French Riviera. The extensive wine list includes hand-selected bottles from Italy and France, and the cocktail list features special concoctions with an Italian twist.

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Russian Samovar

This elegant, lively, eatery is the perfect spot to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Owned by Roman Kaplan and managed by his daughter Vlada Von Shats and her two sons Michael and Nicholas. This upscale establishment offers some of the finest authentic Russian cuisine in New York. While located in the Theater District, Russian Samovar boasts a 19th-century feel, complete with picturesque green and red shades and Russian folk prints.

Aside from its authentic Russian dishes, it is known for its 26 flavored vodkas prepared in-house, including ginger, horseradish, lemon and cranberry. Delectable appetizers include Beluga and Osetra caviar, Blinis filled with salmon or caviar and the Assorted Fish Platter (in-house cured Salmon Gravlax with dill. Plus there is delicious Smoked Atlantic Salmon and Smoked Butterfish), Vol-au-Vent (a wild mushroom puff pastry), traditional Borscht, a Pate Russe laced with brandy, and Pelmeni Stroganoff. Lastly, enjoy veal or chicken with sirloin tips in a creamy mushroom sauce.

However, its signature entrees that have put Russian Samovar on the culinary map. House specialties include Shashlik Karski (rack of lamb marinated in Georgian spices) and Beef Stroganoff. In addition, try Veal Pojarksi (ground veal and breast of chicken cutlets), Chicken Kiev and Pelmeni (veal, beef and chicken dumplings).

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Demarchelier

A Taste of the City of Love, Authentic French Bistro Demarchelier, owned by artist Eric Demarchelier (brother of famed fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier), is sure to impress your date this Valentine’s Day. Demarchelier brings a little piece of France to New York City. Every meal that leaves its kitchen aims to capture the essence of authentic French bistro fair.

The family owned and run Upper East Side restaurant radiates a comfortable, colorful, warm and familial spirit that has made it a neighborhood fixture for a quarter-century. Ideal for a quick bite to eat, a romantic rendezvous, or a simple family meal. The traditional menu is paired perfectly with a wide range of predominantly French wines.

This Valentine’s Day, Demarchelier is serving a special Prix Fixe menu for you and your loved one at $48 per person: Appetizer, Salmon Pastrami or Terrine de Foie Gras; Main Course, Lamb Chops with String Beans and Tomato Provençal or Filet of Halibut with a Sorrel Sauce; Desert, Valentines Cake served with a complimentary choice of Prosecco, Chardonnay or Merlot

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Bobby Van’s The Original

For the steak lover, visit esteemed Bobby Van’s Steakhouse this Valentine’s Day. Bobby Van’s has earned its place as a venerable New York dining institution. It’s as a result of continued commitment to cooking techniques perfected years ago by the founding fathers of New York steakhouse cuisine.

Celebrating its 50th Anniversary this 2019, Bobby Van’s grew from its original home in Bridgehampton. It’s first New York location near Grand Central Station “The Original. Finally, it now includes a repertoire of fine restaurants that offer the refined style of a classic New York City steakhouse.

Bobby Van’s a la carte menu features favorites such as Crispy Calamari, Lemon Pepper Shrimp and Maxie’s Meatballs for Starter and Veal Milanese, Chilean Seabass and N.Y. Sirloin Steak for Entrée. The restaurant also offers a wide variety of dining options outside of prime beef and seafood, including supremely-prepared pastas, wood-fired pizzas and freshly tossed salads. To accompany the meal, diners have a choice of delicious sides, which include Cauliflower Carbonara, Thick Cut Applewood Bacon and Sautéed Mushrooms.

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T-Bar Steak & Lounge

T-Bar Steak and Lounge is the popular spot for couples looking for a romantic dinner with outstanding cuisine in a casual yet elegant space. The restaurant’s charm is brought to life by a stylish, dark-wood accented dining room, frosted glass details and subtle back lighting.

This Valentine’s Day under the watchful eye of Restauranteur Tony Fortuna. T-Bar will offer its regular a la carte menu, which features its signature prime beef steaks along with a mélange of grilled fish, chopped salads and pastas. Plus, swoon over the decadent desert menu crafted by Executive Chef Ben Zwicker. In addition, the menu includes the famous Banana Parfait Mille Feuilles with coconut and caramel sauce.

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MarieBelle New York & Cacao Bar

In New York’s famous Soho District is the world-renowned, luxurious bean-to-bar chocolate company, MarieBelle Chocolates. This winter the flagship retail location at 484 Broome Street offers patrons a sumptuous shopping experience. Therefore it’s for the eyes and appetite to enjoy with lavish window displays, which aim to warm the heart.

MarieBelle Chocolates’ signature artisanal ganache, lavish truffles and tantalizing chocolate bars are promptly placed throughout. The result is to inspire the appetite for giving and eating this Valentine’s Day. Nestled at the back of the Soho store is the Cacao Bar which features a menu of desserts and pastries.

Each is perfect for any tea time in addition to their exceptional hot chocolate drinks to enjoy this season. MarieBelle New York is artfully wrapping and customizing luxury candy confections. Relish in the sweetest gift for any occasion, available in-store or delivered same day anywhere in the Manhattan area.

Also this Valentine’s Day, MarieBelle has the sweetest gift for that special chocolate lover in your life with their Valentine’s Day Lace Collection. MarieBelle’s new Valentine’s Lace Collection of ganache boxes is accentuated by a soft pastel pink, enchanting lace details and closed with a delicate lacy garter that would make Marie Antoinette proud.

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Southampton, NY

Union Cantina

For those who spend Valentine’s Day in the Hamptons, Union Cantina offers a romantic, intimate atmosphere, combined with a modern Mexican menu crafted by award-winning Executive Chef Scott Kampf. The year-round eatery sits in the iconic Bowden Square. Also, it features a festive atmosphere, combining dark woods balanced by the bright cerulean colored walls, which are also decorated with Mexican artwork.

Valentine’s Day couples craving Mexican with a spin will enjoy Union Cantina’s A La Carte Menu. It features delectable dishes such as Avocado Fries, Hearts of Palm Salad, Baja Tacos, Skirt Steak Tacos, Spicy Guava BBQ Baby Back Ribs, Adobo Chicken Deconstructed Enchilada and Charred Shrimp. Do not miss the popular Guacamole En Molcajate. It is prepared mild or spicy. A selection of Chef Specialties will also be offered on the day. Union Cantina’s winning Everyday Happy Hour is offered as usual from 3:00pm to 6:00pm.

If you and your special someone are fans of delectable hamburgers, Union Cantina recently opened their all-new Union Burger Bar. The restaurant extension is co-located with the contemporary Mexican restaurant. The establishment offers an assortment of specialty gourmet burgers and fresh hand-cut fries. In addition, maniacal milkshakes & desserts and of course an elaborate craft beer and small batch bourbon selection. Union Burger Bar is first come, first served, no reservations, and is open for both lunch and dinner.

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Celebrate Love With Your Valentine in Pacifica, California

Valentine’s Day is almost here. Express your love with a wonderful weekend getaway in Pacifica, California. Pacifica is an active, beach-front community south of San Francisco. This vibrant city has fun filled, indoor and outdoor activities all year long.

Pacifica is a popular coastal destination for both locals and travel visitors to California. It’s also the ideal place for a romantic retreat to rekindle your love or celebrate a special occasion. With Valentine’s Day approaching, consider Pacifica, California and all this ocean front destination has to offer.

Pacifica is short 15 minute drive from the “City by the Bay” San Francisco. But you quickly leave the big city feel and become immersed in this West Coast gem. Located on famous Highway 1, Pacifica provides visitors a rich cultural heritage. The free-flowing bohemian vibe is evident and makes this coastal town such a unique place to experience.

Are you looking for a great place to propose to your special someone, share a romantic moment with your companion, or enjoy each other’s company by the beautiful Pacific Ocean? We want to share 10 romantic places in Pacifica, California to express your love and kiss the love of your life. Make it a memorable, VIP experience to always remember.

1. Rockaway Beach features dramatic, crashing waves that stimulate all five senses (sight, smell, touch, taste and sound) and provide the perfect setting for romance.
2. While embarking on an exhilarating hike along the flanks of Montara Mountain, which towers 2000 feet above Pacifica, couples can jaunt through the Blue Gum Eucalyptus forest with striking glimpses of coastal Pacifica and the ocean beyond.
3. The Mori Point coastal walk wends along a rugged coastline and sets the stage with little corners that lend themselves to amore.
4. For those that want to get their groove on, head to Nick’s Restaurant on a Friday or Saturday night when the restaurant/bar provides great live dancing music.
5. The advanced terrain of Sweeney Ridge includes a range of wildlife and a plethora of both native and introduced spring wildflowers. The sandy coastline and adjacent wind-protected valley of Thornton State Beach are good venues for picnicking, beach walking and “necking.”
6. In addition to a great selection of wines and tapas, A Grape in the Fog is an intimate venue that provides live music on weekends and features a few select corners of the wine bar for sharing affection.
7. Sam’s Castle has a history of great allure. In order to snuggle up in one of the interior rooms or on the expansive exterior deck that overlooks the Pacific Ocean, couples will want to check out one of the exclusive tours (available January 30; February 13; March 19; April 9; and throughout the year)
8. Perhaps one of the most romantic restaurants in Pacifica, the Moonraker Restaurant overlooks the crashing waves at Rockaway Beach and offers a menu of critical acclaim.
9. While not a conventional activity for those in love, waking up at the crack of dawn to go crabbing at the Pacifica Pier is laced with romance as couples can catch their own Dungeness Crab to barbeque and share at any beach location of choice.
10. The robust Peruvian restaurant, Puerto 27 looks out over the crashing waves of Linda Mar Beach and is perfect for those that want to share a range of tapas and entrees as well as the sunset while it’s setting over the grand Pacific Ocean.

Pacific is also wonderful place to explore and discover the city’s surrounding, natural beauty. Pacifica is known as the fourth richest area in the world to observe marine mammal life. That is according to National Marine Sanctuaries of the West Coast.

Enjoy nature with a relaxing walk or a rewarding hike. Pacifica, California offers many, breathtaking panoramic vistas. Enjoy fabulous views on the area’s hiking trails. Explore the large beaches with a walking adventure along the scenic shoreline.

Make Pacifica, California your choice for romantic getaway anytime of the year. We can help plan your itinerary and make all your travel reservations. Read about other luxury travel destinations by following our luxury blog.




Luxury Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas from Nat Sherman

Finding that perfect Valentine’s Day gift with the holiday just a week away, can be stressful. Our great friends at Nat Sherman are helping you out by suggesting several, luxury Valentine’s Day gift ideas.

Finding that special gift for your loved one can be challenge. Your loved one deserves the very best. So be creative, put some thought into it and make it a memorable Valentine’s Day gift.

As for gifts go, women really love receiving clothing, chocolates and of course jewelry. She sees a blue box from Tiffany and her eyes light up like two, glistening diamonds. In addition to the unconditional love she receives form you, it’s what is inside that gift box that truly matters.

As far as men are concerned, tobacco lovers enjoy a nice cigar. Nat Sherman has been the tobacconist to the world since 1930. But in addition to great tasting cigars, they also offer many unique gifts that you won’t find anywhere else.

Like a great tasting bottle fine wine, cigars are also ideal for pairing. We want to share a few Valentine’s Day gift for both him and her. Receiving the perfect gift box is a magical moment, so make it special for the one you love.

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FOR HIM

Nat Sherman Heritage Humidor
The Nat Sherman Heritage Humidors, made in collaboration with world-class humidor maker Daniel Marshall, debuted in three classic exterior finishes. The boxes incorporate a more innovative humidification system and come with movable dividers to better organize your loved one’s collection. These humidors are limited edition and are available at the Nat Sherman Townhouse in New York City or select retailers nationwide. They retail for $2,300.

Nat Sherman Connecticut Shade Candle
The Nat Sherman Connecticut Shade Candle is one of three recently released candles. The Connecticut Shade candle is a wonderful aromatic scent of Neroli Zest, Tobacco flower, fresh-cut hay, cinnamon wood, dark honey and smokey vanilla. This is a 100% natural soy-based candle that retails for $19.95.

Joel Sherman 75
Nat Sherman’s Joel Sherman 75th Celebration Cigaris the embodiment of a lifelong desire to create a unique smoking pleasure for Joel’s friends, loved ones and customers. With only 2,500 boxes in production, these limited edition cigars feature stunning, hand-selected finishes. Retails for $190/box, before applicable taxes.

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FOR HER

Tiffany & Co. Blue Box
Tiffany & Co. is headquartered in New York City and is an American worldwide luxury jewelry and specialty retailer. Give the gift of jewelry, sterling silver, china, crystal, watches and many more luxury accessories and leather goods this Valentine’s Day. The renowned blue box says “I love you” all on its own. Prices may vary.

Victoria’s Secret Pink Packaging
It comes as no surprise that Victoria’s Secret is a part of the ideal Valentine’s Day experience. Credibility comes into play once one feasts her eyes on the famous pink box, known for being the largest American retailer of women’s lingerie. The company also sells womenswear and beauty products.

Godiva Signature Truffles
Nothing says “Be Mine” like Godiva Signature Truffles. Get your heart-shaped box this Valentine’s Day. Price and size may vary.

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Super Bowl 50 will be held this Sunday, February 7 in Santa Clara, CA at Levi’s Stadium. This will be the 50th Super Bowl. The two teams fighting for the highly coveted National Football League championship are the Carolina Panthers from the NFC and Denver Broncos from the AFC. Athletic Cam Newton leads the Panthers and superstar quarterback Peyton Manning of the Broncos goes for another Super Bowl title.

Michael Herklots is the Nat Sherman Vice President of Retail & Brand Development. He has taken the time to share his amazing, cigar and beer pairings. Now you can enjoy the Super Bowl in VIP style. Impress your friends and family by offering a true, VIP experience with Nat Sherman cigars.

Birra and Nat Sherman Timeless Especiales
The Birra was paired with the Nat Sherman Timeless Especiales. The Birra was chewy and earthy with a delicate sweetness and notes of coffee and toffee. The Timeless brought earthiness while balancing that touch of sweetness. The thinner format delivered focused rich mouthfuls of smoke that layered brilliantly between the puff and sip.

Harpoon IPA and Nat Sherman Sterling Mareva
The Harpoon IPA worked very well with the Nat Sherman Sterling Mareva. The Sterling has a full, creamy mouth feel but is very elegant and complex. It can also be slightly drying. The IPA was refreshing with more herbaceous notes being brought out between the two as well as a touch of buttered toast and citrus notes.

Two Iron and Nat Sherman Timeless 556
Paired with the Nat Sherman Timeless 556, the flavors of espresso and cocoa played wonderfully with the rich red Two Iron Cabernet. The slight tannic nature of the wine was relieved by the saliva response to the cigar. The thicker ring gauge ensured a cooler smoother smoke on the palate not to overwhelm the wine.

Maker’s 46 and Nat Sherman 1930 Corona Grande
Moving on to Maker’s 46, the ABV is significantly higher. Higher alcohol spirits, served neat and at room temperature can often have a “burn” like effect, and in essence, erase and replace the flavor on your palate rather than play nice and collaborate on the palate. We paired the Nat Sherman 1930 Corona Grande – a full bodied Dominican cigar with a touch of Nicaraguan in the filler. It’s leathery and spicy, with a brighter range of notes like cinnamon, clove and other baking spices that stands up to the makers. The inclusion of ice helps soften and dilute the whiskey enough to bring out the real flavors and aroma, reduce temperature, and really highlight the dialogue created by these two.

We hope you enjoyed these incredible gift ideas from Nat Sherman. Please visit their site at – http://www.natsherman.com

Make that special loved one in your life know you love her with a memorable Valentine’s Day Gift from Nat Sherman. Withour luxury concierge services, we can offer luxury travel packages plus a VIP expereince to your favorite red carpet award show. Follow our popular luxury blog for other incredible gift ideas.

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Spend Valentine’s Day at The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort

Experience “Romance in Paradise” this Valentine’s Day at the luxurious The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort.

The luxury Mexican resort is offering beach-loving couples couples that one-of-a-kind experience that will create long lasting memories.

The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort’s exclusive Valentine’s Day offering includes bespoke service and amenities at this luxury beach vacation in Mexico.

· Luxurious overnight accommodations in a deluxe suite featuring signature St. Regis Butler Service and a complimentary room upgrade.
· An unforgettable 60-minute romantic couple’s massage in the exquisite Luxury Spa Suite at the resort’s 10,000 square-foot Remède Spa followed by a bespoke picnic dinner on the beach.
· A three-hour stand up paddle board experience at sunset.

Resort guests will also receive a romantic turn down service in your luxury room with both seductive scents and chilled champagne.

For the ultimate in pampering, you’ll receive complimentary access to the Remède Spa relaxation areas and the resort’s upscale fitness room.

Start your morning right with a daily breakfast for two at either the elegant Sea Breeze or Las Marietas restaurants.

Pricing for “Romance in Paradise” Valentine’s Day starts at $889 per night for a Deluxe Garden View Room or just $989 per night for a Deluxe Ocean View Room.

If you are ready to experience a true romantic getaway in Mexico, then book your stay at The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort.




Waldorf Astoria Park City Offers “Kama Ski-Tra” Package

Park City, Utah is a popular vacation paradise that features numerous ski resorts, hotels, golf courses, shopping, hiking trails and biking.

The luxury Waldorf Astoria Park City is a four-star hotel that is nestled in the ideal ski location. The luxury hotel also offers breathtaking mountain views and modern amenities abound.

The mountain-inspired luxury, Waldorf Astoria Park City resort at the base of Canyons Resort, which is the largest ski and snowboard resort in Park City, Utah. The hotel is about 30 minutes from Salt Lake City.

If you are looking for a romantic, ski getaway this Valentine’s Day, then consider the luxury Waldorf Astoria Park City who is offering its new “Kama Ski-Tra” package.

Couples can ignite their everlasting love with a ski getaway at Canyons Resort in Part City. First, enjoy a special night-skiing experience that you’ll never forget! Once you return back to your luxury hotel room, you’ll experience a turndown service that includes a sexual Kama Sutra book, adult games, chocolates, champagne and essential body oils. Those gifts will definitely heat the night up.

The new “Kama Ski-Tra” Package at the Waldorf Astoria Park City hotel is available between now and April 13, 2014. Pricing begins at $739 for a standard king room.

Love is in the Utah air, so treat your sweetheart to the “Kama Ski-Tra” package at Waldorf Astoria Park City.

To book the Waldorf Astoria Park City romantic ski package this Valentine’s Day, please contact The Life of Luxury and we can take care of your entire itinerary.




Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood – Valentine’s Day Package

Gordon Ramsay at The London restaurant
Gordon Ramsay at The London

Valentine’s Day is the one special day to confess your true love with cards, flowers and candy. Better yet, why not plan a romantic dining experience for you and your sweetheart.

That experience is waiting to happen when you dine at The London West Hollywood hotel where you will enjoy exquisite food and drinks by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay.

Now you can enjoy a perfect dinner with Valentine’s Day options that will make you fall in love all over again. Choose from different romantic settings and make your special valentine smile on this magical day.

Valentine’s Day Gordon Ramsay Package – $95 per Person

From 5:00-10:00pm, couples can enjoy a 3-course meal, paired with the best in bubbly, at Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood. This package includes an exclusive invitation for pre or post cocktails on the rooftop boasting breathtaking, panoramic views of the city.

Valentine’s Day Rooftop Package – $500 per Couple (Cabana accommodates up to 2 couples)

This Valentine’s Day, the sky’s the limit – literally – with a delectable dinner in a rooftop pool deck cabana, overlooking the city skylines. With seating available from 5:00-10:00pm, this package features a candlelit 3-course dinner and wine pairing for 2-4 guests, a bottle of champagne, and a private server in a private rooftop cabana. The Rooftop Package offers unparalleled views, the perfect romantic menu, and elegant Valentine’s Day decor.

Valentine’s Day Proposal Package – Price Upon Request

Finally, for the ultimate in Valentine’s Day extravagance, let The London host a night to remember with their first annual Valentine’s Day Proposal Package. Space reserved for one lucky couple!

This exquisite package includes the following:

Overnight accommodations in a 1-bedroom suite
A dozen white roses in the suite upon arrival
A vintage bottle of champagne in the room
3-course dinner and wine pairing on the rooftop
Personalized dessert course
Personal serenade during dinner by jazz singer Jill Lemoureux
Decorated private proposal site
On-site personal photographer
“She said Yes!” Gobo lighting at time of proposal
Personal transportation accommodations via limousine or sedan
Customized luxury embroidered “His & Hers” robes
Couples breakfast in bed

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    Fabulous Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Both Him & Her

    Rebekah Lea ­Star Bangle jewelry
    Courtesy of: Rebekah Lea ­

    Valentine’s Day is almost upon us. How about some wonderful gift ideas for that special person in your life?

    If you are trying to sweep the love of your life off their feet and go far beyond just the traditional flowers and candy, here are some terrific escapes that everyone can enjoy.

    It’s time to step away from cliché and pick something a bit more fun such as an “over the top” gift’ for your sweet Valentine this year.

    Our list of sexy, Valentine’s Day gift ideas for both him & her include a variety of suggestions including luxurious vacation experiences, the perfect V-Day outfit, and the perfect diamond keepsakes.

    It’s the ultimate 2013 V-Day Gift Guide: These “over the top” gifts offer a personalized statement of your love this Valentine’s Day:

    For Her:
    Give Her the Gift of Style with a Romantic Date Night Outfit
    Make your woman fall in love with both you and the fun, contemporary womenswear line, Rae Francis, as you spoil her with their luxurious clothing this Valentine’s Day. The romantic, flowing fabrics will keep her feeling sexy and flirty on February 14th. Pull a Richard Gere and surprise her with one of these items as a gift before your date, making her feel like the “Pretty Woman” in your life as she wears it for your romantic Valentine’s venture.
    Pictured left, Rae Francis Timothy Blouse
    $255.00 and Rae
    Francis Dexter Dress
    $260.00 available
    from www.raefrancis.com .

    Show Her You Really Know Your Sweetie with a Handbag from Oscar and Anna ­
    From $468
    If you want to give your lady a gift that will REALLY keep on giving, why not give her something she can wear each day and think of you? A beautiful leather purse, such as the ones by New York-based handbag line, Oscar and Anna, can be the gift that shows your honey you know her needs; isn’t a woman¹s bag usually her best friend, after all? The sleek and light-weight Italian leather bags are designed to be as practical as they are functional, featuring dual entry side pockets into a bottom compartment that separates the big things she totes around daily (i.e. gym clothes, umbrella, iPad, etc.) from the things she needs easy access to (i.e. keys, wallet, phone). This way, when your lady stays over your place next time, she won’t have to worry about toting around extra clothes like a bag lady, eliminating the “walk of shame” altogether! Opt for a nice bordeaux or hot pink, the colors of love, in the Cleo “Shoe-In” style and you¹ve got yourself a guaranteed win this Valentine’s Day!
    Available from www.OscarandAnna.com

    Spoil Her With Diamonds From Rebekah Lea ­
    From $480
    Everyone knows that diamonds are a girl’s best friend! That¹s why jewelry designer Rebekah Lea’s stunning collection is the perfect way to immortalize your love with a memoir she will be able to hold on to forever. Whether it¹s an understated stackable ring, the bold Die Hard Earrings with diamonds and rubies, or an engagement ring for those ready to REALLY commit, the collection offers a perfect gift for any girl. Whether you want to offer a small token of love to be treasured forever, or are ready to pop the big question, the below suggestions are a surefire way to make your sweetie feel like a modern-day princess.
    To browse all of Rebekah Lea¹s collections, please visit: www.RebekahLea.com

    For Him:
    Bring Out His Dark Side with Rebekah Lea ­
    From $480
    Finding the right gift for your man is important, especially on Valentine’s Day. Unique yet stylish, Rebekah Lea’s designs aren’t just for the ladies, just as jewelry on Valentine¹s Day isn¹t just for her. Surprise your husband or boyfriend with a powerful and intricate necklace from Rebekah Lea’s Forbidden Forest Collection. Casted from a real mouse skull, with black diamonds and garnets, this necklace is the perfect addition for any mysterious and fashion loving man in your life.
    from www.rebekahlea.com

    For Her OR Him:
    Escape to the City of Love with Kensington Tours ­
    From $820
    The countdown to Valentine¹s Day is on, and Kensington Tours is here to help you with a collection of steamy destinations, perfect for old or new flames. Specializing in custom tours and cruises to the most extraordinary destinations, every tailor made journey is carefully crafted by the travel specialists to deliver a unique, personalized adventure. Why not take that special someone on an unforgettable getaway and discover the dazzle and charm of one of the most romantic places on earth ­ Paris! Stroll down the
    banks of the Seine or enjoy the Palace of Versailles hand-in-hand with your sweetie.
    available at www.KensingtonTours.com

    The Perfect Colombian Getaway with Jacada Travel ­
    From $4,090
    Escape to some of the most enchanting, pristine and romantic corners of the always sexy Colombia with your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day with Jacada Travel, the go-to experts on bespoke luxury travel to Africa and Latin America. Whether you¹re looking for seductive seclusion or want to indulge in passionate city life of Cartagena, this country is the perfect romantic destination for every kind of couple. Start the trip off with serene seclusion with your honey in the protected paradise of Tayrona National Park where you’ll dive, snorkel, fish and surf. Once you¹ve had enough canoodling with your sweetheart, head to the romantic city of Cartagena, the “Florence of South America,” where you can stroll hand-in-hand down the time-worn colonial streets, sipping on champagne and relishing over fine gourmet dinners. This majestic and exciting getaway is the ideal vacation to sweep your sweetheart off his/her feet.
    available at www.JacadaTravel.com

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      Stunning Blancpain Saint-Valentin 2013 Luxury Watch for Women

      Blancpain Saint-Valentin 2013 watch
      Blancpain Saint-Valentin 2013

      Valentine’s Day is celebrated between loved ones with a showering of candy, flowers and gifts given to your one “true-love” on this romantic day in February.

      In keeping with this tradition, Swiss luxury watch brand Blancpain presents a watch especially created for the day of love and lovers – the luxurious Blancpain Saint-Valentin 2013. As a symbol of your affection, declare your true feelings with the Saint-Valentin 2013 model with its shapes, colors and gemstones.

      The white mother-of-pearl base is topped with two rows of full-cut diamonds. With a delicate play on textures and shapes, the middle of the case is decorated with five red-lacquered ceramic hearts giving a touch of intense color.

      This functional, self-winding, three-hand timepiece features a delicate second hand, displays the date, and is equipped with a 100-hour power reserve – all the way through to the rotor which is also decorated with hearts.

      Adding to the finishing touch, the Blancpain Saint-Valentin 2013 watch will wrap delicately around your wrist in a white ostrich leather strap featuring an alzavel lining concealing more dainty hearts. You will by the envy wearing this watch in colors filled with love.

      This 99-piece limited edition is delivered in a white wooden presentation box covered with white hearts evoking the dial design.

      Please use the Contact Form below to learn more or purchase the Saint-Valentin 2013 luxury womens watch from Blancpain.

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        Celebrate Valentine’s Day in the Majestic Rocky Mountains

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        Rocky Mountains

        Colorado has long been known as a four-season destination, and the states offers unparalleled adventure and recreational pursuits, a thriving arts scene, a rich cultural heritage, flavorful cuisine, and 26 renowned ski areas and resorts.

        For those who love nature and all its beauty, Colorado is the place to be. Colorado boasts seven major rivers, many peaceful lakes and reservoirs, 12 national parks and monuments, and 54 mountain peaks that top 14,000 feet.

        But for lovers, Colorado also has a special appeal as well.  Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, so Colorado would make an ideal romantic getaway.  From active couples and mountain lovers to spa hounds and foodies, Colorado offers experiences that will bring out the Cupid in just about anyone.

        Here is a list of some of the best romance and Valentine’s Day packages we found in Colorado.

        Durango Mountain Resort doubles the romance with a Rocky Mountain Getaway built for two couples starting at only $69 per person/per night. The package includes two days of lift tickets and two nights lodging at Durango Mountain Resort. Plus couples can take “the plunge” on the Purgatory Plunge Zipline, which stretches the length of a football field at speeds reaching 35 mph. 800-525-0892; www.durangomountainresort.com

        The Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge offers an “Enchanted Evenings” package of which Cupid himself would approve. Couples will enjoy a Classic Swedish Massage and mineral bath for two at the Spa at the Rockies, as well as unlimited access to the world-famous Hot Springs Pool, champagne, daily breakfast and more. Rates from $175 per person/night, double occupancy. www.hotspringspool.com

        The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs offers a Valentine’s Day package starting at $125 per person, including accommodations for two with suites offered at a 40 percent discount. The package also features a $50 breakfast credit for each night booked, 15 percent discount on select retail purchases, and live music and dancing for packages booked for February 11 and 18, 2012. 866-837-9520; www.broadmoor.com

        For couples that prefer snuggling over schussing, Denver’s Hotel Teatro offers a “Red Hot Romance” package all throughout February, including a $100 gift certificate to SOL Lingerie, Denver’s preeminent lingerie store, with transportation and a personal shopper; a bottle of Vueve-Clicquot and chocolate covered strawberries in-room, rose petal turndown service, a $40 credit for in-room breakfast or at Kevin Taylor’s Prima Ristorante and late checkout. Rates from $419 per night. 888-727-1200; www.hotelteatro.com

        Experience Luxurious Love at The Brown Palace in Denver, where many romantic rendezvous have taken place over the years, from Ike and Mamie Eisenhower to the affairs of Isabelle “Sassy” Springer. Starting at $295 per night, enjoy luxurious accommodations, signature rose petal turndown, breakfast for two in Ellyngton’s or delivered by room service, two evening cocktails, complimentary valet parking and more. 800-321-2599; www.brownpalace.com

        The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera in Vail is offering a special package for the month of February starting at just $279 per night. The package includes Mountain Deluxe King accommodations, breakfast for two daily, a welcome champagne amenity, and a Valentine’s dinner on February 14, 2012. 800-877-3529; www.cordilleralodge.com

        Point Breeze Cabin is the newest addition to the 10th Mountain Division Hut Association, located almost on top of the Continental Divide at 10,500 feet in the Rocky Mountains of central Colorado. Couples can enjoy more than 15 miles of rewarding beginner to intermediate cross-country ski trails right outside the cabin door. www.huts.org

        This winter Colorado welcomed The OPUS Hut, a new high alpine backcountry lodge nestled on the southern face of 13,666-foot Lookout Peak in the Northern San Juan Mountains. The solar-powered and heated hut offers secluded access to some of the best backcountry skiing in the northern San Juans. Rates from just $30 per person, per night. www.opushut.com.

        For additional on Colorado and all the state offers, please visit: www.colorado.com.




        Luxury Valentine’s Day Specials in Las Vegas

        Valentine's Day Las Vegas specials

        You can find a wide variety of romantic places to stay for you and your loved ones to enjoy while in Las Vegas.

        But what if you want to enjoy a wonderful pampering experience? Well, we have put together a wonderful list of available and luxurious Valentine’s Day specials that you are sure to enjoy.

        The Spa & Salon at ARIA – For reservations call (702) 590-9600 or visit The Spa & Salon ARIA

        Valentine’s Day Tropical Soufflé Manicure and Pedicure

        This Pevonia Tropical Soufflé Manicure and Pedicure available at the Spa & Salon at ARIA replenishes and hydrates all while enhancing the skin’s overall appearance and texture.  Regain youthful looking hands and feet with ARIA’s papaya- pineapple body balm, and salt mousse. This treatment is available from February 11-14 and includes a complimentary glass of champagne and a delicious Valentine’s Day chocolate.

        • Cost: $200
        • Time Length: 50 or 80 minutes

        ARIA Valentine’s Signature Couples Massage

        Light to deep pressure, this massage is designed specifically for you.  Consult with your massage therapist to create a custom full-body massage, focusing on particular areas to provide stress relief, ease tension, or just “get the knots out.”  From February 9 to 16, this treatment will include special Valentine’s Day gifts: signature sandstone scrubs, two signature lotion bottles and a gift set of chocolates.

        • Cost: $185 or $270 (per person)
        • Time Length: 50 or 80 minutes

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        The Spa & Salon ARIA

        Vdara Health & Beauty – For reservations call (702) 590-2030 or visit Vdara Health & Beauty

        Cherries & Chocolate Facial

        Indulge in this delicious and ultimate facial.  Combine the power of the Wild Black Cherry Enzyme Peel with the Cocoa Powder Chocolate Mask.  Both are rich in vitamins and antioxidants and leave the skin glowing.  Top this sinfully decadent facial off with a glass of champagne!

        • Cost: 50 min $145 or $195
        • Time Length: 50 or 80 minutes

        Cherries & Chocolate Manicure/Pedicure

        Whoever said food should remain in the kitchen hasn’t experienced our delightful combination of chocolate scrub and cherry body balm on their hands and feet!  Enjoy this scrumptious duo with a glass of bubbly.

        • Cost: $115
        • Time Length: 75 minutes

        Spa Bellagio – For reservations call (702) 693-7472 or visit Spa Bellagio

        Amatela-Love Her Blow Dry and Air-Brush Special

        A cleansing with “love”, Davines cleansing and conditioning products will rinse her stress away, leaving her hair shiny and manageable. A personal stylist will then provide a “Bellagio Blow Out”, leaving her hair sexy, fun and flirty.  The service is followed by a naturally flawless professional airbrush makeup application – beginning with the custom blending of pigment colors for a seamless and precise skin color match.  Her look is completed with a pair of voluminous strip lashes, leaving her ready for her Valentine’s night.  To top off her Salon experience, an endless glass of champagne awaits her, with a promise to keep the bubbly flowing as she enjoys the salon services.

        • Cost: $250 and an optional $20 for an unlimited amount of champagne from Bellagio’s select reserve
        • Time Length: 2 hours

        Amalo– Love Him Royal Shave and Haircut

        Treat him like royalty with a luxurious aromatherapy skin treatment and facial massage – this blend is specially designed to clarify and rejuvenate the skin while enhancing its texture and suppleness.  Once the skin is prepared, the face is carefully shaved twice and wrapped in a steamed towel to prepare the skin for a custom botanical-based mask that replenishes necessary nutrients lost during the shaving process.  As a final touch, the mask is removed with natural sea sponges soaked in lemon essential oils and an after shave balm is applied to further sooth the skin and replenish its natural moisture.  After the face is cleansed and rejuvenated, the hair will be professionally shaped and styled, leaving feeling like royalty!

        • Cost: $115
        • Time Length: 75 minutes

        Sweetheart Manicure & Pedicure

        Bellagio’s Sweetheart Manicure and Pedicure includes a gentle exfoliation indulging Turbinado Sugar from Hawaii with unrefined Cocoa Butter, & pure spun honey.  Packed with essential trace elements, this scrub will help stimulate cell renewal, add vitamins, which all help to hydrate the skin.  To sweeten your experience even further, a Cocoa Organic Mask treatment, rich with pure Hawaiian cane sugar, premium African Forestro Cocoa, and ground chocolate which naturally delivers iron, magnesium, vitamins and antioxidants will be applied directly to the skin.  The hands and feet will feel an invigorating boost, leaving instant and dramatic results. Lastly, indulge in a soothing massage with a Chocolate Aroma, the ultimate Moisturizer, used to keep skin smooth and soft. This decadent experience is the ultimate way to enjoy Chocolate, guilt-free and is available for the whole month of February.

        • Cost: $75 (manicure) or $105 (pedicure)
        • Time Length: 50 (manicure) or 60 minutes (pedicure)

        Valentine’s Amore Face & Body Rejuvenation

        Love yourself from head to toe throughout the month of February with a skin quenching scrub performed with the white sands from the coast of Bora Bora.  This scrub will be customized with a choice of spice essence: cinnamon-vanilla or cardamom-nutmeg.  During the facial, the skin is polished to smoothness with a manual micro-peel and is lavished in a choice of spice serum to lift the spirits. Lastly, a radiance boosting mask is applied to leave the skin luminous, bright and dewy with youth.

        • Cost: $180
        • Time Length: 50 minutes

        Blissful Amore Couples Massage

        This Valentine’s Day, celebrate romance and enjoy harmonious blissful indulgence with our signature couples massage. This custom session using Keyano Champagne & Rose massage oil includes our signature “Hot Toe Bliss” treatment, warm stones, and any level of pressure or techniques that the body needs. Available throughout February, this treatment includes a special gift – a long stem rose and a bottle of Keyano’s Champagne & Rose scented oil.

        • Cost: $350 (per couple)
        • Time Length: 50 minutes

        Grand Spa at MGM Grand – For reservations call (702) 891-3077 or visit Grand Spa at MGM Grand

        Kissed by a Rose Facial

        Indulge the senses with the romantic scent of rose as it is infused with this specialty facial designed with results in mind.  This facial helps renew and restore the skin just in time for that special evening.

        • Cost: $125
        • Time length: 50 minutes

        Romancing with Stones Massage

        A perfect way to enjoy the romance of the season. Combined with your choice of chocolate or rose massage oil, this treatment uses warmed smooth river stones to enhance deep relaxation and physical renewal.  This treatment can also be enjoyed with a special someone.

        • Cost: $140 or $280 (couples)
        • Time length: 50 minutes

        Blooming Pedicure

        This luxurious pedicure is sure to satisfy the senses.  Enjoy a rose petal foot soak, chocolate foot scrub and massage – leaving the feet refreshed and ready for a night out on the town with that special Valentine!

        • Cost: $80
        • Time length: 50 minutes

        Enjoy complimentary Heart chocolates with any of the above romance treatments.

        BATHHOUSE, THEhotel at Mandalay Bay – For reservations call (877) 632-9636 or visit BATHHOUSE

        Side by Side Bubalina Chocolat’ Manicure and Pedicure

        Rich in Vitamin C, this Bubalina Chocolat’ manicure and pedicure can be enjoyed side-by-side and contains anti-aging benefits, promotes healing and rebuilding of skin.  A sugar scrub infused with rich chocolate gently exfoliates and leaves the skin feeling smooth, with a polished look and feel.

        • Cost: $60 or $110 (per person)
        • Time length: 25 or 50 minutes

        Chocolate Kiss Sugar Scrub

        This luxurious body scrub reduces the degeneration of skin cells and restores the skins flexibility while leaving it smelling like a box of chocolates.

        • Cost: $85
        • Time length: 25 minutes

        Chocolate Kiss Manicure and Chocolate Kiss Pedicure

        These treatments relax the body, rejuvenate tired aching muscles and improve circulation while leaving the skin smelling like a box of chocolates.

        • Cost: $55 (manicure) or $90 (pedicure)
        • Time length: 25 minutes (manicure) or 50 minutes (pedicure)

        Mi Amor Massage

        This aromatherapy massage uses a blend of oils that will inspire love and enhance the heartfelt touch.

        • Cost: $85 or $135
        • Time length: 25 or 50 minutes

        Spa Mandalay, Mandalay Bay – For reservations call (877) 632-7300 or visit Spa Mandalay

        Chocolate Kiss Sugar Scrub

        This luxurious body scrub reduces the degeneration of skin cells and restores the skin’s flexibility while leaving it smelling like a box of chocolates.

        • Cost: $85
        • Time length: 25 minutes

        Chocolate Kiss Manicure and Chocolate Kiss Pedicure

        These treatments relax the body, rejuvenate tired aching muscles and improve circulation while leaving the skin smelling like a box of chocolates.

        • Cost: $55 (manicure) or $90 (pedicure)
        • Time length: 25 minutes (manicure) or 50 minutes (pedicure)

        Mi Amor Couples Massage

        This aromatherapy massage for couples uses a blend of oils that inspire love and enhance the heartfelt touch – a perfect treatment to share with the one you love.

        • Cost: $290 (total)
        • Time length: 50 minutes

        The Spa at New York-New York – For reservations call (702) 740-6955 or visit The Spa at New York-New York

        Sweetheart Couples Massage

        Fall in love all over again as you and your sweetheart are intoxicated by the scent of Love Spell, and a massage completely customized to your needs.  Enjoy elements of our classic Swedish massage, combined with a therapeutic deep tissue massage and aromatherapy.

        • Cost: $250 or $375
        • Time length: 50 or 75 minutes

        Cupid’s Getaway

        Combine all three express treatments below for only $150! This package includes 25-minute treatments for the Valentine’s Massage, Express Love Spell Facial and a choice of a 25-minute manicure or pedicure.

        • Valentine’s Massage

        The irresistible aroma of Love Spell puts an enchanting twist on this classic Swedish massage.

        o    Cost: $60, $105, $155

        o    Time length: 25, 50 or 75 minutes

        • XOXO Soak and Glow

        The invigorating scent of Love Spell fills the air as this treatment relaxes and rejuvenates along with a hydrotherapy soak paired with an express facial.

        o    Cost: $90

        o    Time length: 45 minutes

        • Be Mine Mani/Pedi

        Enjoy the classic elements of a mini manicure and mini pedicure paired with a Love Spell aromatherapy soak, followed by an application of hydrating Love Spell lotion.

        o    Cost: $75

        o    Time length: 50 minutes




        True Valentine’s Day Statement Piece: Blancpain’s 2012 St. Valentin Watch

        Blancpain 2012 St. Valentin Chronograph Watch
        Blancpain – Saint-Valentin Chronograph 2012

        Frequently featured on AskMen.com, Blancpain is undoubtedly one of the legendary watchmakers in the world.  In the spotlight this time is a glitzy new addition to their Blancpain Women collection.

        Following its tradition of Valentine’s Day romance, Blancpain is unveiling its annual exclusive creation for Valentine’s Day with a new limited design watches, the Saint-Valentin Chronograph 2012.

        With its diamond-set bezel and lugs, caseband set with four diamonds and a heart-shaped ruby, crown adorned with a diamond and pushpieces covered with cabochon-cut rubies, the Saint-Valentin Chronograph is the statement piece of this season.  Its engraved mother-of-pearl dial, featuring a marquetry-work motif composed of three white mother-of-pearl hearts and set with eight diamonds, and delicately hand painted heart shape, all highlight the intense attention to detail infused into this exquisite line of watches.

        The sapphire crystal back of the 36 mm case features 308 parts and 37 jewels, along with the oscillating weight clothed in pink mother-of-pearl.  With a nod to tradition, the Saint-Valentin Chronograph 2012 uses the same self-winding Calibre F185 featured in the very first ladies’ flyback chronograph model.  This model is exclusively available through Blancpain’s boutiques.

        Acclaimed as the world’s oldest watch brand, Blancpain has been heralded for its aesthetic and technology since its inception in 1735.  Founded by Jehan-Jaques Blancpain, this luxury Swiss watch manufacturer is famous for being the creator of some of the most complicated mechanical watches ever created in history.