Don't Screw Up Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day is back, and with it comes ample opportunities to screw up the good thing you’ve got going on. Here’s a simple guide to minimizing damage to your relationship while not leaving the Garment District.
Flowers – If you’re better than the rest of us and plan ahead, Scott’s Flowers is offering free delivery for arrangements delivered on the 13th. For most of us who like to procrastinate, Peter’s Flowers has same day delivery for orders on Valentine’s Day. If you’re the absolute worst, you can always grab a last minute bouquet from the Olive Tree on Broadway on your way home.
Card – It’s never going to be okay to send an e-card for Valentine’s Day, so please stop. There’s a Papyrus at 1359 Broadway filled with cards that will express your feelings and sentiments better than you ever would.
Chocolates – This is very simple. Go to Kee’s Chocolates on 39th. Buy a box of their exquisite chocolates, handmade on the premises. All you have to do is not eat any of them before you give them to your significant other.
Full Date – Maybe handing over a last minute gift and then going to watch Netflix in the other room isn’t going to cut it this year. A good old fashion date night is in order, so let’s hope you actually like this person.
- Kick off your evening with an entire meal of food at one of the Garment District’s cozier eateries, like Carbone, Calle Dao or Mercato. Let’s face it, some ”romantic lighting” can only help you out.
- Follow that up with an off-Broadway show at the Abingdon Theatre that will not only entertain you, but give also you two 90 minutes where you don’t have to talk to each other.
- Alcohol can help them forget whatever ridiculous things you said during dinner, so end your evening with cocktails and breathtaking views on one of our local rooftops. There’s a chance that the newest addition to our high altitude scene, the appropriately named, Lovage, will be open in time.
Now, if all else fails, and you've still managed to botch Valentine's Day even with this handy guide, there's always the nuclear option, adopting an office foster cat from the ASPCA.