Valentine's Day Escapade

by Bridget Levin, Tastemaker in Residence


Want to shake up your Valentine’s Day routine?

Here’s how I changed it up one year for my husband and he LOVEd it!

Leave a note where he can’t miss it (this is a crucial step) when he gets home at the end of the day that tells him he will be following a trail of clues. If he somehow misses it, which is entirely possible, text him his first clue.

Clue #1 directs him to the first location and might even suggest attire.

I pre-arranged four stops that included a candy shop where his favorites were wrapped and paid for, a tie shop where a snappy new tie was boxed up and ready, a flower shop with one red rose and directions that ended at our favorite restaurant where I was waiting for him with a smile and glass of bubbly. Each location had the clue to the next stop. You can have a lot of fun with the clues and make them as complicated, funny or romantic as you wish.

I don’t know who loved this more, my husband or the shop proprietors who were in on it every step of the way!