Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and along with choosing the right outfit and accessories, there’s the common dilemma of just how to celebrate this dreamy day of love. If you and your sweetheart have yet to settle on a plan, you may want to consider these romantic possibilities:
1. Get Out of Town
Sometimes, an out-of-town excursion is the best way to connect with your favorite person. Whether you’re leaving behind an impending hometown blizzard in search of tropical temperatures or seeking a winter wonderland retreat, a trip for two is always a romantic choice. John Legend and wife Chrissy Teigen look adorable while jet-setting, and model Alessandra Ambrosio has us wishing for a tropical getaway – or just longing for the first signs of spring.
2. Relax with Friends and Family
It only stands to reason that the day of love is best spent with loved ones, so consider sharing the day with friends and family. Meet a group of girlfriends for drinks and a movie, or feast on heart-shaped pancakes with your kiddo. Even better, host a Valentine’s Day bash that will bring the ones you love right to your front door. Here, Rachel Zoe lavishes kisses on her son, Skyler, while Jessica Alba poses with friends at a ski resort.
3. Go Outdoors
The great outdoors is a great backdrop for romance. Let Mother Nature play Cupid by sharing some quality time with your valentine skiing the slopes or hiking along a beautifully scenic view. Camp beneath the stars while roasting marshmallows, or spend a long weekend by the fireplace in a mountain cabin. Another bonus? Outdoor escapes mean incredible photographic memories, as evidenced by Channing Tatum and wife Jenna Dewan, who celebrated Valentine’s Day 2015 with their dogs in the snow. Actress Minka Kelly shared this gorgeous snap of her Valentine’s Day view, as well.
4. Spend the Day at Home
Dorothy was right… there’s no place like home. If you don’t feel like leaving your love nest, stay put for the evening instead! Set an inviting table topped with colorful flowers a la Oprah and Stedman, or just get cozy in your favorite striped socks like Miranda Kerr and her son, Flynn. Staying at home allows you to watch your favorite Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan rom-com in bed while nibbling chocolate-covered strawberries or to sip wine while making a savory dinner with your valentine. Plus, skipping out on fancy dining means the opportunity for other gifts (like our women’s necklaces… hint, hint.)
Whether you choose to stay close to home or decide to get lost in love on the open road instead, the main point of Valentine’s Day is showing that special someone just how much you care. And eating chocolate, and maybe getting some new jewelry. We’re kidding! (But browse our women’s jewelry for some inspired options, just in case.)
How will you spend Valentine’s Day this year? Share your plans with us in the comments!
The Chan Luu Team