Take your love to new levels with stylish gift picks—and sweet date night ideas—only at CityCenterDC.
Oh, Valentine’s Day. Historically, it’s been a time for the coupled-up to revel in their relationship status. But at its heart, this joy-filled holiday is really about taking a moment to honor love in all its forms, not just the romantic kind. There’s the best friend who’s always been by your side; the mom or mother-in-law whose generous spirit has lifted you up in times of need; even your extra-loyal canine companion is deserving of some appreciation on this devoted day.
For extraordinary ways to celebrate all those on your love list, head to CityCenterDC, the destination for thoughtful gifts and unforgettable experiences. Whether it’s a hand-picked bouquet to say “thanks for being you”, a stunning accessory of the diamond variety (lucky them!), or a candle-lit dinner for two with delectable French classics on the menu, here, we detail our favorite ways to spoil the special people in your life at CityCenterDC.
A classic timepiece, distinct in its elegant craftsmanship, acts as a highly considered token of your everlasting love.
Personalize their signature scent with a whimsical, hand-painted illustration—we love petite hearts or abstract blooms—at the Jo Malone boutique.
There’s nothing more thrilling than unwrapping a jewelry box; these heart-shaped pieces made with morganite and garnet are guaranteed to wow.
Don’t forget about your four-legged friend this Valentine’s Day: a pint-sized protective puffer from Moncler shows you care.
A heart-shaped handbag—declaring endearing affection and designed with an origami-inspired silhouette—is the very definition of a statement piece.
Paired with other gentlemanly accoutrements, a velvet smoking blazer by American icon Paul Stuart serves as the ultimate date night essential.
TIFFANY & CO.
Fashioned out of ultra-luminous platinum plus round- and marquise-cut diamonds, this delicate, vine-shaped necklace is one you’ll reach for everyday.
Sweeten up their smartwatch with this kiss-printed strap—it’s a festive way to celebrate your love in style.
Looking for an always-appreciated way to express your affection? Say it with flowers. Stop by Lily’s Flower Truck—parked in the Plaza from February 11th to 14th between 12pm and 5pm—to create your own custom bouquet from the back of its iconic, blue-checkered facade. If you don’t know your zinnias from your peonies, Lily’s talented florists can help you fashion a stunning bunch that speaks to your special someone: a bright and colorful arrangement for mom, something sweet-smelling and wildflower-inspired for your bestie or a minimalist, modern bouquet for yourself—because self-love is just as worth celebrating.
For more, follow @lilysflowertruck on Instagram.
There’s a good reason Paris is considered “the City of Love”: the French happen to know a little something about amour. It’s why we propose booking an intimate Valentine’s Day reservation at DBGB Kitchen & Bar, an inspired brasserie in the heart of CityCenterDC. Dreamed up by famed chef Daniel Boulud, DBGB’s elevated, American-casual take on French dishes is a bonafide culinary experience. On February 14th, the restaurant’s three-course prix fixe—with an optional wine pairing, which we highly recommend—is a curated menu of modern classics, including tarragon-tinged lobster bisque, beef bourguignon served with super silky pommes aligot, and to finish, a molten chocolate cake. No matter who you’re sitting across, it’ll be an unforgettable meal.
For more, follow @dbgbdc on Instagram.
COQ AU VIN
DBGB’s modern approach to coq au vin comes braised in a sauce so good, you’ll be thinking about it for weeks.
Appetizers for the table is always a good idea. Citrus-flecked crudo and zingy smoked salmon are picks that’ll please everyone.
MOUSSE AU CHOCOLAT
What’s Valentine’s Day without chocolate? Satisfy your sweet tooth with a decadent bowl of this silky smooth confection.
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