I swear I just saw a Christmas tree sitting on the curb–is it really February already? Judging from the plethora of Valentine-related emails in my inbox, I’m guessing my last eight weeks are buried with the trash under the snow. So, ready or not, here it comes–the heavyweight champion of Hallmark Holidays. Hope these links will help you celebrate right (ahem, SPA TREATMENTS!). I’ll probably be getting more so will try to share as they come in.
The Art of Natural Beauty (239 Court St.) is offering spa specials for couples, ranging from $200 to $760.
Brooklyn Farmacy (513 Henry St.) has created a Valentine’s Day Mailbox. Just come by and inscribe a Valentine to a loved one, then place it in the mailbox on the counter top. On February 11th your ‘heart’ will be in the window for everyone to see. Great way to celebrate with the kids.
Shen Beauty wants to perk up your beauty regime. Buy any perfume in the month of February and receive a free tub of bath salts. Here’s a few V-day ideas for you boys.
Go old-school at Marco Polo Ristorante (345 Court St.). This Italian mainstay is offering A Night in Venice candlelight dinner from 12 to 14 February with a special menu of antipasta, salad, pasta and seafood entrees. If you’re wondering where the Venice part comes in–the staff will also be dressed up as Gondoliere.
T-Mobile wants YOU. To celebrate romance, it will offer all its phones free at T-Mobile retail stores with a qualifying plan on a two-year contract. So stop in 76 Court St. on 11 or 12 February if you’re looking to dump your carrier–even the fancy 4G MyTouch mobiles will be available. Not a bad deal.
To this day, one of my favorite half hours of TV is the Vitameatavegimin episode of I Love Lucy. Though I tend to split that with the “What does a yellow light mean” bit on Taxi. What can I say, I’m a sucker for a good drunk. Want to give your kids some old-time, black & white fun this Valentine’s Day? Bring them to Big Movies for Little Kids (Cobble Hill Cinemas, 265 Court) on the 14th and let them enjoy the chaos and red-headed wonder of Lucy on their own with 66 minutes of the beloved sitcom.
Char No. 4 wants to add smoke to your fire (I just grossed myself out). Come in on Valentine’s for a special menu (in addition to the regular menu) which will include an optional whiskey pairing with each course. Think beef cheek tortellini, olive oil poached tuna, maple-glazed duck breast and chocolate banana pudding ($60 a person; $25 extra for whiskey pairing).