There are many Valentine’s Day standards—red roses, chocolates, candlelit dates. But our yearly challenge remains how to honor those traditions while elevating them to elegant, unique gestures that resonate well beyond February 14.
For nearly two centuries, Tiffany & Co. has remained unmatched in designing jewelry that’s at once evocative yet refined. With that in mind, we curated a collection of aesthetics and experiences around some of Tiffany & Co.’s most unforgettable new classics—creations that nurture warm, timeless memories. Each day, our Valentine’s Day: Countdown Calendar will unveil one effortlessly chic idea after the next in anticipation of that special day.
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There’s only one thing more romantic than a walk on the beach: a date beneath the stars. Many planetariums — such as New York City’s Hayden Plantetarium — design enchanting Valentine’s night experiences created to rival all others.Photo Credit: Hayden Planetarium Romance Under the Stars
Reward your partner’s fine palate with Redbreast Irish Whiskey, aged 21 years. This single pot still whiskey (translation: it’s good) has earned almost universally stellar reviews.Photo Credit: Pernot-Rircard’s Redbreast 21
Convention may call for a dozen roses. But a special occasion calls for something stylish from a farm-sourced florist such as the L.A.-based The Bouqs, which delivers its gorgeous arrangements across the country. Photo Credit: The Bouqs “An Elegant Twist” arrangement
Do pay a corking fee to ensure that you can sip the finest champagne over dinner. We suggest a magnum of Veuve Clicquot’s La Grande Dame, Jacquesson’s Cuvée 737, or Moet & Chandon’s Dom Perignon Oenotheque Brut Millesime.Photo Credit: Jacquesson Cuvée 737
Whether selecting the beautifully adorned, spice-infused pieces of MarieBelle or the storied, Parisan Maison du Chocolat, the act of assembling sweets for your sweetheart can indeed be a deeply personal pursuit.Photo Credit: MarieBelle chocolate collections
A pleasant aroma can trigger a warm memory. Create an artisanal fragrance for your paramour that will also serve as a daily reminder of your love. Contact NOVA or Sarah Horowitz Parfums — two of the country’s finest perfumeries — to create a personalized scent.Photo Credit: NOVA Basic Custom Fragrance
Strong lines meet striking numerals in this contemporary design. This 18k yellow-gold creation is a rich addition to Tiffany & Co.’s legacy and to your personal collection. Photo Credit: Tiffany & Co.
Take in a change of scenery (but spare yourselves the stress of travel) by checking into a local luxury hotel such as the The Standard, The Four Seasons, or any locale with a stunning view and five-star room service.Photo Credit: The Standard at High Line NYC
Adorn your abode with candles — in the name of science! Studies show that the warm visual tenor and fragrance emitted by candles calms and uplifts. All the more reason to invest in a nuanced scent from Diptyque, Jo Malone, or the famed Cire Trudon. Photo Credit: Jo Malone candles for home
Need some last-minute motivation? Whether hanging with single friends or alongside your partner, this holiday is a terrific excuse for a day of pampering yourself at a luxurious destination like Aire Ancient Baths. Photo Credit: Aire Ancient Baths
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