She has it all: Looks. Smarts. Tense shoulders. And you want to be there for her—preferably by getting a massage. Here, you’ll both get a stone foot massage and a full-body rubdown over candlelight, and you’ll end with two prosecco cocktails. The sacrifices you make.
It’s a Gift
Your Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gift Guide
Between Super Bowl after-after-after-parties and the occasional snow angel competition, you’ve been busy. So, with just five days of V-Day gift scavenging left, we made you a cheat sheet—use with extreme prejudice.
Look, the last thing we want to do is pressure you into any kind of long-term commitment. So we’re presenting this without comment: at Veritas, they’ll provide two bottles of wine a month, for you to pick up or drink there. (Yes, we’re defining a month as long-term.)
The Anti-Flowers Flowers
Red roses: predictable. Black roses: daring. Green roses: let’s just focus on black roses. At Grange Hall, you can pick up nontraditional arrangements like the Sinful Beauty, which has equal parts black, red and white roses. It helps if your date is really into Tim Burton movies.
If you must go the jewelry route (seriously: think long and hard about this), you should know about Susanna Galanis—she’s a jeweler at Forty Five Ten who did time at Versace, specializing in golden Roman-type chains. They were apparently seen on Gossip Girl, but maybe don’t mention that.
You need a vacation: Milan, Lagos... down the street. At the Stoneleigh, you’ll have champagne and strawberries upon arrival; dinner at their restaurant, Bolla; a Swedish massage; and breakfast in bed each morning. Maybe even bring a date.