Search Modern Luxury

José's Table at minibar


5 Valentine’s Day Picks

By Faye Hadley

Photo by Greg Powers


We’re crushing on these events and gifts that will keep things sweet for everyone.

Francis Kurkdjian
Treat yourself—or that special someone in your life—with the new Gentle Fluidity fragrances by master perfumer Francis Kurkdjian, launching in February, and available at Arielle Shoshana Scented Luxuries in the Mosaic District. The two unisex fragrances use the same ingredients but change the dosages within each scent. 70ml for 2.4 fl. oz, $225, 2920 District Ave., Ste. 145, Fairfax, Va., 571.308.3182

Galentine’s Day Tea
Feb. 14 and 15, you and your chicest ladies can toast your friendship during The St. Regis Washington, DC’s tea for your best gal pals. Palais de Thes teas will be steeping, and there will be tea sammies, homemade scones and an Aphrodisiac cocktail too. Even better: From 1 to 4PM there will be an Alexis Bittar pop-up shop in the lobby. 2PM, reservations required, price upon request, 923 16th and K St. NW, 202.638.2626

José’s Table
Don’t have a dinner date Feb. 14? Make the best of it at minibar by José Andrés with its singles-only dining experience. The restaurant will host six guests for a culinary experience at José's Table during which you’ll savor incredible courses crafted by the chefs and get to know your fellow diners a little better with each bite. 7:30PM, reservations required, $495 per person, 855 E St. NW, 202.393.0812

Michael Bublé
The soulful crooner comes to the District Feb. 19 to sing songs from his latest album, Love, including “I Only Have Eyes For You”—fitting for Valentine’s Day, yes? 8PM, tickets $85-$800, Capital One Arena

Truffle-Making Class
Feb. 9, get sweet at The Willard InterContinental Washington, DC’s delectable class. You’ll craft handmade truffles from fine cacao handpicked at the chocolatier’s farm in the Dominican Republic, then roasted in Maryland. Crisoire (a master chocolatier from SPAGnVOLA) will lead you through the specifics of making chocolate ganache, tempering chocolate and hand-rolling truffles. A last taste? You’ll take home your Valentine’s Day treat. 3PM, tickets $65 per person, $100 per couple, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW