2010 Valentine’s Day Events and Gift Guide
Win a Meet & Greet with Keith Urban and Concert Tickets
Auction Ends February 10
Give your Valentine the chance to meet country legend Keith Urban, 2010 Grammy Award-winner for Best Male Country Vocal Performance for Sweet Thing and the People’s Choice Awards Favorite Male Artist! Urban, who is married to actress Nicole Kidman, donated this Meet and Greet experience, plus two tickets to a concert on his 2011 tour. The proceeds benefit Gene Spotlight. Place your bid now!
Minnie Travel Pillow & 40 Blinks Sleep Mask
Your Sweetheart will love this! The Minnie Travel Pillow is a little pillow that’s big on comfort but not big in your bag. The Snap & Go carry feature attaches Minnie securely to your bag or backpack, and the ID Grip lets you spot your bag fast! Its colorful cushion-grip luggage identifier features a hidden window to display your contact info or business card. Add a 40 Blinks Sleep Mask to ensure beauty sleep on long flights. It allows the peepers to blink freely! The Minnie Travel Pillow is what everyone’s talking about – from Good Housekeeping to Daily Candy! Shop online.
Renew Your Wedding Vows
Gorgeous white sand and glistening blue water set the stage for a romantic celebration of love. Renew your vows for Valentine’s Day and help a local charity, Shake-A-Leg Miami. You and your spouse will receive: The vow renewal ceremony with personalized vows; rose bouquet and boutonniere; beachside Mimosa Jazz Brunch Reception; photos by Meg Pukel; day passes for the Trump Resort; entries for Shake-A-Leg’s raffles for two American Airlines tickets for any US, Caribbean or Canada destination, a Valentine’s Day sunset cruise, a sailboat cruise for six and a relationship coaching session. Cost is $499 per couple; register online. (Child care available with Planet Kids at the hotel.)
Sunday, February 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Trump International Beach Resort
18001 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach
Valentine’s Day Reception and Performance
Dance Now! Ensemble heralds the season of love with a cocktail reception and performance to celebrate the company’s 10th anniversary and to help Haitian earthquake victims. On the program will be Dance Now! Ensemble’s most poignant love duets, including the World Premium of Co-Directors Salterini and Baumgarten’s Venus and Adonis, plus excerpts from the company’s critically acclaimed repertory. The performance is co-hosted by the Little Haiti Cultural Center where the Ensemble rehearses and teaches adult and children’s classes that are open to the community. Tickets are $35 for adults and $25 for students. A portion of the proceeds, along with any donations made at the event, go to Haitian Earthquake Relief. RSVP please.
Sunday, February 14 at 4 p.m.
Little Haiti Cultural Center
212 N.E. 59th Terrace, Miami
Rekindle Your Love of Design
Experience the world of high-end design with a private tour of the critically acclaimed DCOTA DesignHouse. Enjoy an intimate champagne lunch and a personal shopping spree with one of Florida’s top interior designers. It’s a day that’s perfect for any design savvy couple or newly-weds seeking design inspiration and a fresh look for their home. Call DCOTA Design Services for complete details. Be inspired. Shop DCOTA.
1855 Griffin Road, Dania Beach
A pair of classic custom loafers for your Valentine offers high end fashion without high end prices. Del Toro Shoes makes a line of unisex loafers that are comfortable, fashionable and readily wearable – casual with jeans or shorts, or dressy with a suit and tie. Available exclusively online, Del Toro’s online shop offers personalized color selection, an option of adding an embroidered emblem with a wide range of styles available, from sporting to floral to nautical, and custom designed emblems too. Or choose a Collegiate style loafer with school logos or fraternity and sorority emblems. The choices are endless. Prices range from $145 for the Classic to $255 for adding a customized emblem. And for SocialMiami.com readers, a Valentine’s special – 10% off with the code heart at checkout.
Exhale Gift Card
Show your loved one how much they mean to you with a thoughtful gift from Exhale. Your Valentine can choose to revive their mind and body with a core or yoga class, relax and de-stress with a transformational massage or facial, or kick-start their spring wardrobe with a signature piece from Exhale’s boutique. Purchase an Exhale gift card valued at $150 of more before February 15 and, as a bonus, choose two G.R.N. Skincare Products of your choice (up to a $62 value)! Gift available with in-spa gift card purchases only, while supplies last.
Exhale at the EPIC Hotel
270 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
Jon Secada Performs a Valentine’s Day Concert
If you are searching for the perfect Valentine’s Day event to share with your sweetheart, you’ll love the sultry sounds of Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Jon Secada at Fairchild Garden’s Valentine’s Day Concert. Jon and his band will play jazz favorites to set the mood for love on the most romantic night of the year. Bring a picnic basket and a blanket and let the dreamy music and the beauty of the gardens make this Valentine’s Day a night to remember. Tickets are $60 for Fairchild members and $75 for non-members. VIP tickets are $175 and include reserved seating, buffet dinner and wine. Gourmet picnic baskets are also available from Creative Tastes. Inquire when you RSVP. Purchase tickets online.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables
305-663-8058 (Jennifer Baldwin)
The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Fantasy Gift
Renowned Landscape Designer Fernando Wong will design and build a sublime Garden of Love, replete with a romantic Pergola Chapel perfect for celebrating, rekindling or capturing your true love. $50,000, including a framed, artistic rendering delivered to your Valentine by February 14.
More to Love: Valentine’s Gifts at Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Find the perfect gift for this Valentine’s Day at Fontainebleau’s exclusive shops, such as Ida & Harry, Morris & Co., Aquamarine Swimwear, and Lapis Spa Retail. For couples looking to pamper the body and soul, Fontainebleau’s 40,000 square foot, two-story Lapis Spa invites guests to engage their sensual side. Valentine’s Day favorites at Lapis Spa include the Express Lane to Nirvana, a 50-minute couples’ massage that ends with an emollient jet bath for two. Indulge your sweet tooth at Fontainebleau’s chic patisserie where you’ll find decadent temptations with an array of sinfully seductive pastries, cakes and chocolates. Gift cards available and valet parking is $10 with validation. For additional information, visit www.fontainebleau.com.
mySpa at the InterContinental Miami
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at mySpa at the InterContinental Miami with spa packages that include full access to the pool, fitness center, steam, sauna and relaxation lounge. Stay overnight in the Presidential Suite, enjoy breakfast, a couples’ massage, personalized robes and private dinner and cooking presentation by Chef Feher of Indigo – $999 for two. Stay in the Parlor Suite, have a couples’ massage in your suite and a champagne turn-down – $599. Enjoy a couples massage, welcome glass of champagne and lunch at Indigo – $399. Singles can opt for an all-inclusive package in the Ocean Suite with strawberries and champagne, an Express Mani/Pedi Combo, 30-minute Power myMassage and 30-minute Power mySkincare Facial – just $150. Call for reservations.
100 Chopin Plaza, Downtown Miami
305-577-1000 (Hotel Reservations)
305-372-4444 (mySpa Reservations)
Mariposa Restaurant at Neiman Marcus
Treat your Valentine to a luscious three-course dinner with an Evening of Romantic Music featuring international recording artist and Grammy nominee Sylvia Bennett. Dine by candle light as you enjoy songs of love delivered by Bennett’s silken voice and smooth jazz sounds. Make your reservations for Thursday or Sunday (dinner reservations from 6:30 to 7:30, show at 9 p.m.); Friday or Saturday (dinner reservations available from 7 to 8, show at 9:30 p.m.). Cost is $55 per person, not including gratuity, for a three-course prix fixe dinner (appetizer, main course and dessert) and a splendid show.
Thursday – Sunday, February 11 to 14
Village of Merrick Park, Level 3
390 San Lorenzo Avenue, Coral Gables
Roarke Bib Necklace
Dress up jeans and a t-shirt or add sparkle to a simple black dress with a handmade Roarke bib necklace. The idea of pairing vintage designs with modern fabrics is the brainchild of former Bergdorf buyer Laetitia Stanfield and designer Mignonne Gavigan. Each piece is made-to-order in India with superb quality guaranteed. Bracelets are also available, and some can be added to necklaces for extra length. Custom pieces take two to three weeks once ordered. The full line is available online. LeCharlot beaded bib necklace (pictured) in pink with dark beads retails for $395.
Look Your Best for Valentine’s Day
Just in time for Valentine’s Day – and continuing through February – take advantage of a special offer available at both locations of Rocco Donna Hair & Beauty Art. Women can enjoy a haircut, style and complimentary Cellophone Gloss for $85. And for men, a haircut, style and complimentary scalp treatment for $45. Call or email to book your appointment.
Rocco Donna Hair & Beauty Art
101 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
3850 Bird Road, Coral Gables
Stunning Valentine’s Day Gift
at Saks Fifth Avenue Bal Harbour
On Valentine’s Day, it’s the little things that count. Treat your sweetheart to a fabulous gift at the top of their wish list, from the sensible to the sensational. Shop our stunning Valentine’s Day gifts and give them a special token they’ll treasure forever. To have and to hold, to love and to cherish, find your Valentine a keepsake to set their hearts aflutter.
Saks Fifth Avenue Bal Harbour
9700 Collins Avenue
Cuisine of Spain
Solea at the W South Beach is known for its cuisine of Spain, and the Valentine’s Day fixe prix menu is perfect for those who crave European romance. Start with chilled asparagus soup with oysters and lime zest; chilled almond soup with white grapes and shrimp confit; langoustines with avocado and topped with caviar and pistachio oil; or artichoke hearts confit with quail egg and American caviar. Seafood lovers will savor the creamy rice with Maine lobster, piquillo peppers and coconut, or grilled turbot with Iberico ham, sweet potato puree and herb oil. Meat dishes include duck breast with fingerling potatoes, hearts of lettuce and kalamata olives, as well as filet mignon with potato-bacon terrine and port sauce. For dessert, who can resist lemongrass flan with almond crumbles, pineapple sorbet and lychee. Valentine Dinner is $100 per person, excluding tax and gratuity.
Solea at the W South Beach
2200 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
Nothing Says “I LOVE YOU” like Valentine’s Day at the Setai
A very special evening is in store at The Setai on Valentine’s Day. Begin with a glass of champagne and a single rose for the ladies upon arrival and enjoy live Jazz amid The Courtyard’s romantic setting. The Restaurant and The Courtyard offer a six-course tasting menu featuring Asian inspired dishes. $170 per person; $55 wine pairing per person. In The Grill, a six-course tasting menu featuring European cuisine with an emphasis on French and Mediterranean. $250 per couple; $50 wine pairing per person. The Pool & Beach Bar offers a six-course share-style menu with grilled Mediterranean dishes overlooking a picturesque view of the ocean. $85 per person; $40 wine pairing per person. Or enjoy Dinner Amid the Pools where Executive Chef Jonathan Wright and his culinary team will prepare course after course of edible luxury, set at a private whimsical poolside table. $650 per couple; $70 wine pairing per person Prices do not include tax and gratuity. Call or email for reservations.
2001 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
Italian-born Alba Rosa Vietor was a world-class violinist and pianist who studied with the finest instructors. When her performance career ended, Vietor experimented with composing, producing music that reflected traditions from around the world. Twenty-five years after her death the first concert of the Alba Rosa Vietor Concert Series will feature select pieces of the artist’s chamber music works. Admission is free. Email for information.
Sunday, February 14 at 2 p.m.
University of Miami Clarke Recital Hall
1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables