January 28th 2016

Off -the-beaten track ideas for a lovely Valentine’s Day


A day dedicated to romanticism should always be celebrated properly! Valentine’s Day is that perfect occasion of the year to declare our love loud and clear while enjoying the sweetest activities. Yet, there is a classic trio we absolutely want to avoid this year: the dozen roses, the box of chocolates and the fancy restaurant reservation.

Why fall for a cliché evening when there are so many possibilities to surprise your darling? We say everything is allowed on such a day, and that includes a dash of unexpected! Valentine’s Day does not have to rhyme with déjà-vu, so discover our suggestions of activities off the beaten track, because after all, 2016 is made to try new things!


 Why not make this Valentine’s Day an opportunity to discover cultural treasures? A city always offers many possibilities, whether it is a big museum with beautiful classics or a special exhibition. You might even find a museum specialized in your common passion, or perhaps an unknown gem, perfect for a romantic stroll, like in Paris, the Museum of Letters and Manuscripts that organizes a special tour of its collection of love letters for Valentine’s Day. Such a date deserves a polished outfit! Spice up your little black dress with an incredible heart-shaped L’Heure du Diamant watch or a Happy Hearts Sautoir. The little hearts of these figurative jewels will be the perfect allusion to this lovely day!


In Central Park, Hampstead Heath or Les Tuileries gardens, why not consider an improvised winter picnic? If February isn’t the best month to enjoy the outdoors in some parts of the globe, the biting cold and perhaps some fluffy snow will certainly create a winter wonderland in a romantic park. Wrapped up in a cosy coat, take with you comforting cinnamon biscuits, a thermos of hot cocoa and a warm cashmere blanket, and get ready to snuggle with your sweetheart. How to accessorize for such a date? Radiant Happy Hearts earrings emerging delicately from your bobble hat will be your allies. You can also add a fashion twist to your warm outfit by wearing a Happy Sport watch on top of long knitted mittens.


After a sweet break in the outside cold, nothing would be more delightful than enjoying the comforting atmosphere of a spa. Pampering is always such a treat, and even more so when you can share it with your loved-one! Enjoy the warmth of the sauna or the hammam and indulge with a massage, the perfect addition to your day. Even though you will mostly be in a robe and a bathing suit, a touch of sparkle is always recommended. Choose understated pieces that look spa-appropriate, like a pair of Miss Happy Earrings and a Happy Curves bracelet.


You will have the perfect excuse to stay at home and chill out in the arms of your loved-one after a day filled with so many activities. Why not cook together? You could try a themed dinner, for example preparing only red food, the color of love! Beef with cranberry, fresh strawberries and a red velvet cake would be a lovely menu. To savor this home-cooked dinner, get dolled up with an elegant red dress and accessorize with stacked Happy Hearts bracelets in red coral and mother-of-pearl, and a sweet Happy Curves pendant.

Happy Valentine’s Day!