Global financial crisis? What’s that? I’ve stumbled across a pretty fabulous way to spend your Valentine’s day, if you’re willing to shell out $1,500. (Hey, hey. Don’t scoff at the number until you hear what’s included.) The Sense of Romance Package at the Ritz-Carlton Dallas touches on all the senses: Enjoy taste with at three-course Valentine’s dinner at Fearings. Revel in touch with a 50-minute Ritz-Carlton Signature Massage for you and your love. Take in the sights with two VIP tickets to Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs (valid any date or time, including sold out dates). Listen to the sweet sounds of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s Valentine’s Pops Concert. And stop to smell the flowers—the ones that will be waiting in your room at the Ritz. To top it all off, you’ll get a $1,000 gift certificate from Noble Boutique.
If you still have sticker shock, opt for the Romantic Retreat Package, which starts at $399 and is available both Friday, Feb. 13 and Saturday, Feb. 14. You’ll get overnight accommodations in a deluxe guestroom or suite, two specialty cocktails upon arrival, rose petal turndown, a box of truffles, and some bubbly delivered to your room.
Just some options I thought I’d throw out there. And don’t worry, there will be more to come as V-Day approaches. Cue the music.