With the imminent arrival of the most romantic day of the year, you´re probably thinking what to buy for that special person in your life. Without a shadow of a doubt, New York is a perfect place to indulge in the finer things in life. However with so much choice, there can be problems trying to decide. Fear not, here at FeelNYC we have collated a brief yet hugely diverse list of the best things to buy, or do on Valentine´s day in the Big Apple.
Traditionally when you think of valentines gifts, chocolate or flowers come to mind. Why not break the mold with this high end bottle of tequila? Tequila is said to increase endorphin levels, reduce anxiety and keep heart problems at bay (in moderation). This exclusive tequila is only available in NYC and has been enjoyed by the likes of Usher and Alicia Keys. Qui is perfect straight, on the rocks or in a cocktail making it the perfect gift for whoever it may be! Chin chin!
Available from Rosetta Wines.
40 Exchange Place, New York, NY (212) 361-0007
Valentine´s cooking classes
Fancy something a little different than going out for a meal? Why not enjoy the fruits of your labour by taking part in this intimate cooking class with renowned chef Bouleyin his Test Kitchen. The exclusive cooking classes will teach you how to make a 6 course mean (yes 6 courses!) using the very best locally sourced ingredients. Not only will you learn how to make some amazing dishes and get to eat what you have made, you will leave with newly acquired culinary skills, ingredients and kitchen confidence!
163 Duane Street, New York, NY (212) 964-2525
Massage day at Guerlain Spa.
What better way to spoil your other half than with a day of pampering at a luxury spa. The spa offer couples experiences that comprises an 80 minute side by side massage, a spa treatment in specialist suite with dual rain shower heads and a private steam room. All accompanied by champagne and truffles. Enjoy!
301 Park Avenue, New York, NY (212) 355-3000 www.guerlainspas.com/waldorf-astoria/
Hand dipped Salt Caramels
Caramel and salt I hear you cry? A rising trend in the world of confectionary, these caramels dipped in sea salt are a best seller for Nunu Chocolates in Brooklyn. Also try the chocolate covered potato chips for even more experimental indulgence.
529 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 718-834-1818
There you have it, FeelNYC´s guide to the best valentine´s gifts in NYC. Thanks to us you should have no problems wowing your other half this year!
With the cold weather fully set min and here to stay, what better way to warm up than wrapping your hands round a toasty mug of something yummy. Fortunately, here at FeelNYC we have come up with a short list of our favorite hot drinks in the City.
Choco-Pops, Max Brenner.
This crunchy hot chocolate can be served in either white, milk or dark chocolate; all which incorporate coco pops for a delicious, crunchy twist. Perfect for a cold winter afternoon.
841 Broadway, New York, NY (212) 388-0030
Turkish Mocha, The Tea Lounge
If you find yourself in the trendy Brooklyn neighbourhood and fancy something different, head down to the Tea Lounge to try this highly caffeinated twist on a Mocha. Expect to find parents with children in the afternoon and more sophisticated Jazz during the evening.
837 Union St.,Brooklyn (718) 789-2762
Chai Latte, The Bean
One of the best coffee houses in the City with multiple outlets, The Bean offers a range of hot drinks to cater to any mood. One of our favourites is the Chai Latte, a comforting beverage with a spice. You can make it into a Dirty Chai with an added shot of espresso.
Blunt and Savory, Podunk
Another cute spot in the East Village, this lovely little tea room is a perfect place to shelter from the weather. The smell of fresh cupcakes and coffee is enough to brighten up anyone’s day. One of our favourites is The Blunt and Savory tea for two; it makes for the perfect lunch or snack with mini-tea pies, savory filled scones, cheddar biscuits, focaccia and goat cheese, accompanied with a steaming pot of oolong.
231 East 5th Street, New York, NY (212) 677-7722
Hot Cider, Grow NYC Greenmarkets
Whether in Union Square shopping or just in the general area, be sure to at the Grow NYC greenmarkets for a delicious cup of hot cider. A perfect way to warm up!
With this short guide from FeelNYC you should have no problems warming up this winter!