02 Feb Valentine’s Day Date Ideas
February is officially here and with Valentine’s Day in the air, it might be a good idea to start working on the V-Day itinerary with your sweetie. In lieu of the classic dinner and chocolates, why not try some of these out-of-the-box date ideas that will show that special someone just how much you truly care. Trust me, adding some variation to your normal routine will make this day so much more than just any ordinary Valentine’s Day. And we can all appreciate it that! So get creative and enjoy!
First Date or Just Friends
Does the thought of Valentine’s Day dinner give you hives? Are you not ready for that kind of commitment? Take the pressure off and test the waters with an outdoor movie night on Thursday, February 11. Miami’s hottest neighborhood, The Arts + Entertainment District, conveniently nestled between Midtown/Wynwood and Downtown, will debut its 2016 Movies Under the Stars series on Thursday, February 11. In collaboration with Miami International Film Festival, the A+E District invites visitors and locals to a free screening of John Torturro’s “Fading Gigolo” starring Woody Allen. Outdoor moviegoers will enjoy bites by Gaucho Ranch and gourmet popcorn by Mad Chiller. Thirsty? The evening will also feature cold brews from Vice City Bean coffee, as well as handmade cocktails. All are encouraged to bring friends, family, crushes & lawn chairs. RSVP HERE
The Dating Game
The Hall South Beach is shaking things up Valentine’s Day weekend with a throwback “dinner & a show” featuring The Dating Game. On Saturday, February 13, the 70s dating game show returns to a live audience but with a 2016 twist. This will be a deliciously awkward evening you won’t soon forget. During the show, viewers can indulge on an a la carte “quickie menu” courtesy of Sunny’s – the new eatery by Top Chef Spike Mendelsohn – with items priced at $10 – $15, featuring savory beachside classics. A custom cocktail menu will also be available featuring love potion cocktails.
The Hall South Beach, 1500 Collins Avenue; from 8 – 10pm. Event is free. First come, first served.
SLS South Beach is offering a Seductive Little Sleepover package valid now through February 29, 2016, complete with a “Love is Art” kit for in-room play (with plastic tarp and body paint included). The resulting love canvas is yours to keep (or frame, or stash!) Also included in the package:
- 29% off regular rates (in honor of Leap Year) for a three-day, two-night stay
- Champagne Toast
- Breakfast in Bed
- Love is Art kit
- Complimentary late checkout, which you’ll likely need (wink)
PROMO CODE: ROMANCE. Visit www.slshotels.com/southbeach for more details or to book.
For the ultimate commitment, how about a weekend getaway to Key West with your sweetie? Mark your love with a romantic stay at the newest luxury hotel in the famous Key West Historic Seaport, The Marker Resort and enjoy the Mark Your Love package.
- Indulge in chocolate covered strawberries
- Enjoy bottle of red wine delivered to your room on the day of your arrival
- Choose from one of the luxury resort’s 96 tropically-inspired contemporary guest rooms featuring luxe fabrics, plush bedding and a curated collection of art, literary works, and thoughtful local amenities
The “Mark Your Love” package rates start at $419 a night during the month of February and is available at The Marker Resort Key West located at 200 William Street in Key West Florida. For information and reservations please visit www.themarkerkeywest.com.
On a Budget
Tightening up the belt after the holidays? No worries! Stay in and have a picnic indoors. Spread a blanket on the bed with fresh fruit, chocolates, cheese slices, and wine to encourage between-the-sheets action. Spice it up by playing a little game of Truth or Dare. Begin with each of you writing out five dares — anything from trying on a sexy outfit to something naughty– on separate pieces of paper. Place them in a bowl. Now take turns asking each other naughty questions. If you don’t answer, you have to dip into the pot and select a dare.