Our picks for attire & dinner at Midtown’s hottest spot for your hottest Valetine’s Day yet.
If you’re the type to wait until the last minute, hoping a wild spin (literally) in the sack will be enough for this Valentine’s Day — why not make it thoughtful for your man? Plan ahead, and make it special, while keeping it hot.
1.) Reserve a hot dinner: Midtown’s swank, Modern-American organic hot-spot, Rouge Tomate, is an easy jaunt from anywhere in the tri-state area, romantically set steps away from Central Park. Chefs use only local, seasonal and sustainable ingredients, with the goal of capturing their essential flavors while maintaining their nutritional integrity. In layman’s terms? They know & care about food, never, ever drowning it in an excess of sauce & spice. Ask for seating in the back section, where more intimacy lies in separated white booths, with enough room on either side to seat two, you know, if you wanna snuggle ‘n’ stuff. With a flirty drink menu and light yet well plated dishes and substantially decadent desserts you’ll keep from getting sluggishly weighed down like traditional valentine’s meals of yore. Stay away from the Black Winter Truffle Risotto for date night (it’s delicious – but heavy) and you won’t be too stuffed to get downtown for a bottle of bubbly at your nightspot of choice, or a romantic night in, to, you know, snuggle ‘n’ stuff. What to get: the 5 toasts appetizer suits any pallete – , a perfect dish to share // oysters (duh) with a fruity vinaigrette, keeping breath fresh // hawaiian walu ceviche –yum // panna cotta for dessert. Wash it all down with their plethora of fresh-squeezed juices for energy, and a mind-blowingly pomegranate-infused ‘60th Manhattan 2.0′. Rouge Tomate 10 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022 (646) 237-8977 or email for reservations
2.) Reserve him a hot gift: Surprising him with a rockin’ button up to wear out, designed by you, for his special night, will make him melt before the night even begins. Blank Label’s customized fits, styles, colors & embroidery are top-notch. Keep it simple, to the point & wearable. If he has a soul, he’ll love you for it – and the thought you put in to the gift will be remembered ever time he wears it. [prices vary / blank-label.com]
3.) Reserve yourself a hot frock: Something sexy, with a romantic, backless feminine feel that drapes tastefully off the shoulder, giving you a you a comfortable confidence. Keyword: comfortable. There’s nothing sexy about a girl spilling out of her top, or pulling at her hem. Base the look with all black silk, or femme lace underneath. You’ll ooze sex, with taste. [Alice + Olivia Slouchy Blouson Dress shopbop.com ]