The Procrastinator’s Guide to Valentine’s Day

Stay out of the doghouse like so

By The Editors

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11 February 2016

No man actually forgets Valentine’s Day.

But plenty of us have knowingly put it off until, well, right now.

Pull yourself together. Remove face from palm. And before you go navigating the mass-market waters of red roses and heart-shaped everything, have a look at our Procrastinator’s Guide to Valentine’s Day.

From last-minute gifts that don’t suck to restaurants that still have tables to the city’s best Valentine’s event for single gents, we’ve got you covered.

Because the worst thing you could do is nothing.


Uber Rush Undergarments
Don’t run all over town searching for the perfect gift. For that, there’s Uber. Find the Naja intimates in the UberRUSH gift guide available in NYC on the 12th, 13th and 14th. No minimum for delivery.

Hear Us Out
If getting intimate out of the gates isn’t her thing, go for something more dynamic. On the 10th, 11th and 12th, Master & Dynamic’s ME05 Earphones can be at your door in a flash, also with UberRUSH. Machined solid brass for $199 wrapped in limited-edition V-Day packaging.

Wine Not?
If you’re sticking together for a while, bet on the Club W, featuring bottles co-created with YesWayRose, designer Jonathan Simkhai and Ace of Cakes pastry chef Duff Goldman. She shares her palate profile and three bottles arrive at her door each month.

The Dinner

Eat your heart out: From L’Amico’s St. Valentine’s Flip cocktail, to the limited-time only heart-shaped pizzas from Ribalta, to Center Bar’s live piano entertainment and sweeping views of Manhattan, there’s still time to make it special. Additional spots with reservations still available (as of press time): Resto, Porter House New York, Four Seasons Hotel New York, Public, Saxon & Parole, Crave Fishbar, Wolfgang's Steakhouse, Catch Restaurant and The Ribbon. But get to reserving now.

The Kicker

The Soirée
Hosted by premier Jazz Age bandleader Michael Arenella at the sumptuous Norwood mansion, the evening features romantic jazz standards by Arenella and his sextet, dancing, libations and food. Tickets available here.

Time In
Times Square’s annual Love In is a spectacle to behold, and it's void of the pomp and insanity of NYE. There are wedding vow renewals and plenty-a-person popping the question on the big screen. Escape to newly remodeled Room Mate Grace for their Love Love Love package. You’ll find a bottle of champagne chilling upon your arrival and an indoor pool and sauna for some chilling of your own.  

Make Your Mark
The Mark Hotel has teamed up with Agent Provocateur on the Love to Indulge package. A spread of champagne, roses, chocolate-covered strawberries, dinner for two at the Jean-Georges restaurant, an intimate gift for her and a morning after of champagne and caviar in bed.

Rolling solo these days? Looking to meet a lady? Try Literary Speed Dating at the Strand bookstore. All of the women’s tickets have sold out, though there are still seats left for the fellas.

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