Hold the Roses: Setting the Anything-but-Traditional Valentine’s Table

An at-home Valentine’s Day dinner doesn’t have to be all cupid and hearts. Shake things up a bit with these table-decorating tips, then treat that lucky someone to an unforgettable evening in.

Hold the Roses: The Anything-but-Traditional Valentine's Table

Then all that’s left? Figuring out the menu (mussels, anyone?) and a gift.

By Jess Huckins, Staff Writer

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February 6, 2013

V-Day Picks for Your Not-So-Secret Admirees

First of all, kudos for getting a jump on your Valentine’s Day plans (T-minus less than three weeks to go!). Starting now (well, yesterday, with our Romance 101 Boutique) and for the next few weeks, we’ll have Boutiques chock full of everything – and I mean everything – you’ll need to outfit your day. Whether you’re boycotting red and pink or laying a path of rose petals, plan (and shop) to your heart’s content.

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Second date
You like each other, but it’s only been a couple of weeks (stop panicking). Get dolled up and dapper in these can’t-help-but-stare dresses and date wear (that’s gift enough for now) and grab drinks at a swanky bar. And gents, a bouquet of something never hurts.
Our It’s Love: Valentine’s Day Style for Her and Him Boutiques open Thursday, January 31, at 11AM ET.

“We don’t do Valentine’s Day”
Or so you say. Skip the not-quite-cooked-to-perfection meal out and plan an intimate dinner at home, complete with a rose centerpiece, Orrefors flutes, and filet mignon (cooked just how you like it).
Our Table for Two: A Romantic Dinner at Home Boutique opens Monday, January 28, at 11AM ET.

If you’re with the one you want (like, for forever)
Guys, if you’re hoping to put a ring on it (eventually), this is not the time to overlook seemingly silly holidays. So, if you’re saving the diamond for another time, opt for an almost-as-impressive Swarovski crystal pendant or pair of earrings. Ladies, a stainless steel Raymond Weil watch is fail-safe. He’ll pass this one on to the kids.
Our Be Mine, All Mine: Standout Watches & Jewelry Boutique opens Monday, January 28, at 11AM ET.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

What are you planning for Valentine’s Day? Let us know in the comments below, or tweet us at @ruelala.

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January 26, 2013