Most of us know Valentine’s Day has become a “holiday” designed by capitalist chocolatiers and novelty toy purveyors. The day that finds it’s way to your doorstep, uninvited and needy. Then comes the dash to the local pharmacy or department store where you find the biggest, loudest, frilliest creation made available to symbolize your big, big love for your significant other.
When we look past the commercial poofery, emboldened in lace and tule; there is a lovely sentiment in being reminded to do something special for your partner. Especially when you remember; when you design something special. Experiences are at the heart of Valentine’s Day. Below are our picks for destinations and experiences showcasing something thoughtful, romantic, and sure to create a milestone memory.
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The Last Best Place: Montana
Aside from the natural wonder of Montana in the winter. With glistening white snow on top of green pines, and bright blue skies, you’ll also find a food and wine mecca on Valentine’s weekend in 2020 in Montana. WinterFest has no equals when it comes to culinary events. Imagine your every meal personally designed and prepared by the likes of Top Chef’s James Beard. Each course smartly paired with wines of international acclaim from Oregon by way of Burgundy. Now add your new favorite activities to the mix: curling, snowmobiling, dog sledding or cozy, cuddly hours by fireside with your love. This creates a magical, romantic, luxe memory that will set the tone for the 2020’s.
This is the winter wonderland retreat to get your cuddly buddy warm and fuzzy.
Art in Voyage adds the experience to your travel. Whether it’s a bottle of bubbly with a couple’s massage ready upon arrival in your suite, or a seat at the Chef’s table. This is what we excel in. We’re ready and waiting for you to request more information.
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Romance in the Canyons: Utah
Navigate mesas and slot canyons and walk through millions of years of history. Ochre in the morning light, apricot by midday, dazzling pink at dusk, the geology of the Grand Staircase-Escalante couldn’t be more dramatic. Residing in 600 acres of the Colorado Plateau, and requiring an Act of Congress to be passed so it could be built here, Amangiri blends into countless untouched square miles of red rock country. In the last remnant of the truly wild West, this ‘mountain of peace’ is cradled by the greatest concentration of national parks in the United States – a staggering landscape of canyons, mesas, mountains, gorges, rapids and desert, with traces of human life dating back more than 10,000 years. In this grand theatre of nature, the modernist Suites of Amangiri and the tented Pavilions of nearby Camp Sarika offer an inspiring welcome to one of the world’s most dramatically secluded settings.
Treat your loved one to a romantic stay at Amangiri and make the most of the spacious yet intimate setting of Utah’s ‘Peaceful Mountain’. Your stay is designed to offer the best of relaxation and romance, comprising unique outdoor experiences, spa treatments and private dining.
It could be considered cliche. Paris. Valentine’s Day. No way. Everyone wants a romantic experience in Paris. Some dream of baguette on a bicyclette realness. Other’s wish for locking eyes with your gorgeous pastry chef while choosing macaroons. Maybe even sharing an offbeat stroll in the catacombs of the Parisian Underground to see the heart shaped pile of bones.
No matter, it’s all Paris. It’s all iconic. It’s all romantique. Now add a property that is second to none with style at Hotel Plaza Athenee. THE Haute Couture address; and you’ve created a nuclear combination of style, passion, elegance and romance. Enjoy this journey, as next year you’ll have a 3 month old baby. With many non stop routes from destinations like Florida, New York, Colorado, Califonia and Texas; Paris is now just as easy, and often cheaper than flying across country. Splurge! Get the champagne in Business Class. Buy the bag! Decide on matching rolexes. Coiff in Dior’s spa. Je, Suis, Paris, baby.
Art in Voyage would be delighted to help you book last minute getaways; whether you’re staycationing at Disney, visiting the frontier or taking a pleasure torpedo straight into the heart of Paris. Get inspired on www.artinvoyage.com. Still not finding the right fit? We’ll create a product that does; a service included in all of our guest’s journeys.