Friday, February 5, 2010
Style File: Valentine's Day Ideas
From the art of massage to a wine cave made for lovers. In tonight's Style File, 7s Belkys Nerey has some romantic ideas for you love birds this Valentine's Day.
WSVN -- Ahhh...love is in the air.
Leticia Carmona: "We met and we fell in love, and it was very quick, and we're still together."
This Valentine's Day make a date for La Bottega Enoteca Sociale is a new wine bar and gourmet food shop in Coconut Grove.
You and your sweetheart can grab a basket and stroll through their deli picking up delicacies to share.
Salvatore Catanin: "We try to bring unique products that you can't find every where. I have a selection of caviar, a great foie gras selection, dried mushrooms, some truffles from Italy."
You can either pack it up for a romantic picnic or cozy up to one of their intimate tables while the chef prepares the meal for you.
Wife: "It's so nice to pick what you want at that time, and have the chef put it together for us."
All the dishes at La Bottega are made to compliment wine and there's no shortage of vino here.
Salvatore Catanin: "You can come here and get a bottle wine from $9.95 to $12,000 a bottle. Our strong selection is Italian, United States is another great selection."
There's also a wine expert on hand to help pick out the best bubbly or vino to go with your meal.
Luis Carmona: "To be able to speak to someone and have him give me a great selection of wines he suggests with the meal."
Leticia Carmona-Wife: "You feel like you're in a cozy, old world environment."
Make sure to check out the wine cave downstairs where they will hold a special Valentine's dinner.
For the touchy-feely types during the month of February, you can learn the art of massage at the Biltmore Spa in Coral Gables.
Instead of the typical couples massage for 70-minutes, a professional masseuse will teach you and your loved one how to massage each other the right way.
Catherine Davalle: "The therapist at first is going to introduce them to the benefit of massage, why they should do massage on a regular basis on each other."
Choose which area of the body to focus on and they'll teach you the tricks of the trade. From knuckling out knots to how to give a rub down without your hands getting tired.
Christopher Simpson: "She's showing you as you're doing it, she's giving you great ideas, and correcting your techniques you might be doing wrong."
Britney Simpson: "I learned how to apply pressure without getting tired you learn kinda to use your body instead of your arm muscles, to be able to go longer."
Then it's up to you to practice at home.
Britney Simpson: "Maybe in the living room, we'll just keep some oil there now, and I'll just be like, I'm ready."
A gift that keeps on giving long after Valentine's Day is over.
BELKYS Nerey: "The teaching session at the Biltmore is $190 for couples."
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
La Bottega Enoteca Sociale
3540 Main Highway
Coconut Grove, FL 33133