At ONE Sotheby’s International Realty, we’re in the mood for love this month. With Valentine’s Day coming up soon on Wednesday, February 14, here are ways to steal someone’s heart, bond with your besties and give furry friends some much-needed TLC. More than traditional Valentine’s Day dinners and flowers, these ideas should spark your imagination so sparks can fly.
Valentine’s Day Tea
Think outside the heart-shaped box by treating those you love to Valentine’s Day Tea in a piece of The Gilded Age. The Flagler Museum’s Railcar 91 Tea Room lies within Palm Beach’s Whitehall, a waterfront estate formerly occupied by Henry Flagler. Each couple also receives a long-stemmed rose and Whitehall chocolates made by Peterbrooke. Tickets for two afternoon seatings must be booked in advance.
The iconic luxury island of Palm Beach is shaking up its staid past. Young families who live here year-round and the next generation of snowbirds and visitors are inspiring a new wave of chic shops, restaurants and art galleries. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
If you love the ambiance at Sant Ambroeus and Contessa restaurants, you’ll immediately fall for chef Niven Patel’s new Erba with farm-fresh, inventive Italian cuisine. The luxurious Coral Gables restaurant is designed for intimacy, while the starter course—a lit, candle-shaped pat of butter served with house-made focaccia—sets the romantic mood. Make Valentine’s Day merrier by ordering martini service for two.
From Mediterranean-Revival architecture to the iconic Biltmore Hotel to lush greenery, the historic Coral Gables neighborhood has so much to offer. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
Coral Gables | Gables Estates
Win over that special someone’s heart with live music. Known for infectious global beats, French-Catalan group The Gipsy Kings featuring founder Nicolas Reyes comes to Broward Center for the Performing Arts. The Deering Estate’s popular “Moonlight & Music” concert and picnic returns with jazz, pop and soul acts. Pack a picnic for Solid Brass’s jam session at the Seabreeze Amphitheater in Jupiter’s Carlin Park.
browardcenter.org | deeringestate.org | discover.pbcgov.org
Broward County spans the Atlantic Ocean and downtown Fort Lauderdale and its beaches to the Florida Everglades. The expansive area offers historic neighborhoods, luxury high rises and family-friendly gated communities with a choice of in-town and suburban lifestyles. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
Lauderdale by the Sea | Plantation
Known as the gateway to Latin America, the dynamic city of Miami is constantly evolving with the influx of new residents, visitors, businesses and brands from all over the world. There’s always something new and exciting to try, whether a starchitect-designed space, museum exhibit or hot restaurant. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
Old Cutler Bay
Jupiter’s bike trails, Loxahatchee River, Jonathan Dickinson State Park and Riverbend Park appeal to nature lovers who also have access to upscale restaurants and shops. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
North Palm Beach | Tequesta
Celebrate both with your boo and gal pals at Rockledge Gardens. Stroll the grounds, watch a rom-com and eat flavorful fare at “Love in the Gardens” (February 10). Inspired by TikTok’s “girl dinner” trend, its inaugural “Galentine’s Day” fundraiser for Women’s Center of Brevard features festive dishes, sweets and crafts; a chick flick, and women makers’ market with flowers, candles and mini massages (February 13).
Brevard County’s oldest incorporated municipality dating to 1887, Rockledge takes its name from the natural coquina rock along the Indian River. The area benefits from its proximity to Melbourne, Merritt Island and Cocoa Beach. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
Melbourne Beach | Merritt Island
Bouquets are thoughtful and lovely, but floral skin-care products last longer. Pamper your significant other with Tammy Fender’s Très Rose Set including Bath Gel and Body Oil. Upgrade gifts with Allure beauty magazine-approved Quintessential Serum infused with frankincense and pure Bulgarian rose essence and spa treatments at her gorgeous wellness center in Delray Beach and original day spa in West Palm Beach.
People gravitate to Delray Beach for its old-fashioned appeal and walkable, residential downtown with a lively main street. Culture and nature like a relaxing beach coexist in harmony, too. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
West Palm Beach sits on the mainland directly across from the island of Palm Beach. The growing city has become a destination in its own right for convention and performing art centers, hip restaurants and shopping of all kinds from major brands to vintage wares. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
West Palm Beach
Express your love for the animal kingdom by adopting pets and attending events. Many local chapters of The Humane Society are hosting matchmaking promotions like Jacksonville’s $14 Valentine’s Day Adoptions and Miami’s Furry Meet-Cutes at Soffer and Fine Adoption Center through February 14. South Florida’s Tri-County Animal Rescue hosts a pet fashion show, market and adoptions (West Palm Beach Green Market, February 10).
jaxhumane.org | tricountyanimalrescue.com | humanesocietymiami.org
Jacksonville, the largest city geographically in the contiguous U.S., boasts an incredible variety of green spaces and beaches, as well as prime waterfront from the Atlantic Ocean to St. Johns River with its iconic bridges. The city’s vast network of neighborhoods and islands further invites nonstop adventure. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.