Things We Love More Than Love

Each year as Valentine’s Day comes along, a Hallmark spell seems to cast even the most discerning New Yorkers to drop all logic and focus on that one four-letter word: love. Whether it be a new love or a lack-there-of, it becomes all we can think about. Don’t get us wrong, we’re not anti-love, we’re simply advocating for a new perspective on the matter, loving yourself. So while you scroll through more engagement announcements and couples celebrating on Instagram, although these suggestions are primed for those people too, we had something different in mind.

We tapped into our favorite New York hotels, and our favorite fine-jewelers AUrate New York, for the most indulgent ways to show love to yourself (or if you must, others), this Valentine’s Day.

Oh, and we almost forgot the best part…how dare us! We’re offering one lucky lover a chance to win two nights in any city on us, plus a $500 gift card at AUrate when you enter your email right here.

Our favorite: The Carlyle

Photo via @thecarlylehotel

Show yourself some love from the very moment you wake up. And by love, we mean The Carlyle’s classic American breakfast straight to your bed. Indulge in freshly squeezed orange juice, two White Mountain organic eggs any-style, assorted breakfast breads with fruit Marmalade, and any coffee that fulfills your heart’s desire.

Our favorite: The Nomad Hotel

Photo via @dadasamarelli

If you’re going to ruffle some sheets, we want you to do so only in the finest of sheets imaginable. Personally, we can’t get enough of the custom linens and bedding by Bellino found in each and every lush bed at The Nomad hotel.

Our favorite: The Surrey

Photo via @memoryboxlc95

Nothing says ‘I love myself’ like making sure you get that good sleep. How, you wonder? Have your pick from The Surrey’s custom pillow menu with a selection of indulgent options like buckwheat, body, Tempurpedic and hypo-allergenic.

Our favorite: The William Vale

Photos via @thewilliamvale

Loving yourself takes time, getting over someone takes time. We are firm believers that that time is best spent in front fo sprawling Manhattan views on your room’s balcony, freshening up in your glass-enclosed rainfall showers, and topping it off with a cocktail from your fully-stocked minibar.

Our favorite: The Freehand

Photo via Broken Shaker at The Freehand NY

Take your broken heart to Broken Shaker, because the best way to get over a bad break-up, or just someone who ghosted you, is with many-a-cocktail (we’re into the Julis Sleezer) and irresistibly tropical vibes. Plus, the trendy crowd of gorgeous people doesn’t hurt, either.

Our favorite: AUrate New York

Photo courtesy of AUrate New York

Trade in your dreams for a diamond ring with the lovable reality that you could win a $500 gift card towards some diamond studs. More specifically, AUrate New York’s 14K Pave Diamond Zodiac Stud Earrings cast in the purest gold in the shape of your astrological sign.

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