Yes, Valentine’s Day is about romance, but it's also about celebrating romance in style. To make the planning as hassle-free as possible, we found some of the best spots in Brickell to make sure you and your valentine can enjoy each other’s company in luxury, comfort, and, of course, in love.
Where to Prep: The Flower Trend
When in doubt, buy flowers. A beautiful bouquet of carefully arranged flowers is sure to bring a smile to the face of any valentine. Brickell-based favorite, The Flower Trend, crafts elegant and romantic arrangements for personal order and private events to make any floral arrangement you could dream of a reality. 900 S. Miami Ave, Ste 138 Miami, 786-564 5924
Where to Primp: Studio-D Salon & Creato Hairdressing
The airy space inside Studio-D Salon located in Brickell.
If your tresses are in desperate need of a makeover for your big date-night, head to Tony & Guy-educated stylist Manuel Manfre, who can craft vibrant and one-of-a-kind looks at Creato Hairdressing (163 SW Seventh St., Miami, 786-866 3355). The folks at Studio-D Salon (900 S. Miami Ave #266, Miami, 305-349 4969) are dedicated to individualized attention and timeless sophistication, which will take your hair to a new level. Whether you’re going for a more relaxed blowout or a glamorous up-do, the staff will make sure your coif looks stylish and date-ready for your best Valentine’s Day yet.
Where to Eat: La Mar by Gaston Acurio or Marion
The Mediterranean meets French in this vibrant and cozy dining room at Marion.
We can't think of a better way to enjoy a romantic evening than at The Mandarin Oriental’s waterfront eatery La Mar by Gaston Acurio (500 Brickell Key Dr., Miami, 305-913-8358), which offers an eclectic and unique Peruvian culinary experience infused with Japanese twists. Lovebirds can take in the blue Miami coastline by candlelight, while indulging in an array of freshly-caught yellowtail snapper, mussels, shrimp, crispy calamari, and rocoto pepper leche de tigre amongst other delicious bites. If you're not in the mood for seafood, head to Marion (1111 SW First Ave., Miami, 786-717-7512), esteemed chef Jean Paul Lourdes’ answer to a refined French bistro-meets-market-meets-restaurant with a touch of the Mediterranean. Palm fronds and wicker chairs will take you on a trip from an unobtrusive Parisian side street to the Grecian coastline, where you and your date can dine on the restaurant’s signature lemon-glazed rotisserie chicken for two in the cozy dining room.
Where to Indulge: Atelier Monnier
Satisfy your sweet tooth at French bakery and wine boutique Atelier Monnier, where you’ll be able to choose between confections made in-house with the freshest ingredients. Pick up some macarons, bonbons, and Belgian chocolates to take home or stay and revel in the creamy-goodness of their classic chocolate Napolean with an expert wine-pairing. Bon appetit! 848 Brickell Ave., #120 Miami, 305-456-5015
Where to Stay: Viceroy Miami
Treat your siginificant other to a luxurious stay at Viceroy Miami with their Euphoria Romance Package. Upon arrival, you can celebrate your love with a bottle of bubbly and then head down to the spa for a complimentary massage or facial. After unwinding, come back to your eclectic room for a different kind of fun and be treated to a delicious breakfast for two in the morning. 485 Brickell Ave., Miami, 866-781-9923