With shutdowns and curfews left and right, it’s clear that Valentine’s Day 2021 will be unlike any other—but that doesn’t mean that it can’t be special.
Here, we've gathered the best experiences Boston has to offer, so you and your sweetheart can make this Valentine's Day extra special.
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Mandarin Oriental’s $15 million guestroom renovation is nothing short of spectacular. New York’s Champalimaud Design led the charge, incorporating early New England design and classic Chinoiserie, aka the European interpretation of Chinese and East Asian artistic traditions. Rooms such as the premier deluxe king feature romantic deep metallic, navy and plum-inspired hues as well as custom-designed sofas, side chairs and coffee tables. It's a dreamy escape in the heart of Back Bay.
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The recently christened, 14-room Life House on Nantucket is hard to resist. Located in a coastal Federal-style mansion (circa 1830), the recently reimagined spaces a communal living room, spacious kitchen and a lush garden lounge with daybeds. Guests will find Diptyque scents, Le Labo bath products and Revival luxury linens.
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Last year from his kitchen, Bostonian Michael Anderson launched a small-batch bakery. Farm House Baking Co specializes in macarons, and fans flocked to the confections. Anderson and his team can match the macaron color to any special event, including the traditional Valentine's Day palette. Farmhouse also creates an array of cookies. Next up in 2021: a brick-and-mortar location in South Weymouth.
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Zuma at Four Seasons One Dalton, inspired by its Miami location’s famed service, recently introduced a brunch program with a spin for these socially distanced times. Instead of a brunch buffet, think endless starters, an entree for each patron and a towering dessert platter for the table. Menu options include everything from black cod wrapped in a hoba leaf, to roasted lobster with shiso ponzu butter. DJ Tao provides the afternoon’s soundtrack.
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Tim and Nancy Cushman’s Bianca was specifically designed for The Street Chestnut Hill. With indoor and outdoor dining, the menu includes wood-fired pizza from a custom Mugnaini Toscana Over, homemade pastas and breads. The twist here is a neighborhood dining experience that caters as much to intimate date nights as it does to family jaunts on the town.
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