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Valentine's date night ideas for Boston's engaged crowd

Posted by Angel Babbitt Harris  February 11, 2013 12:15 AM

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Valentine's Day is right around the corner and you're engaged! Take a break from the wedding planning and treat your future husband/wife/partner to a special evening.

Here's my list of a few awesome things to do in and around Boston:

Darryl's Corner Bar and Kitchen, South End
The sign on the front of Darryl's Corner Bar and Kitchen reads "intersection of friends, food and music," and those are three words that the Mister and I live by. In fact, we first met at this cozy South End restaurant during a networking event, so naturally it holds a special place in our hearts. Check out the Valentine's Day Date Nights special that is being offered between Feb. 14th - 16th.

Expertly Engaged Tip: If you really want to spice things up with your fiance', check out Darryl's on Tuesdays from 8 PM -11 PM for Reggae Night!

Thumbnail image for Chris and I in front of Darryl's.jpg Photo credit: Maureen Cotton Photography

Couples Massages at Bella Santé
Shoveling out of Nemo, wedding planning...Let Valentine's Day be your excuse to escape it all. Schedule a couples massage session complete with chocolates and champagne at Bella Santé's Wellesley or Lexington locations between Feb. 14th - 17th and prepare to hit 'play' on relaxation mode.

Mickalene Thomas Exhibit at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)
If you and your boo are part of the artsy scene, a visit to the ICA this week to check out New York-based artist Mickalene Thomas is a must. The Mister and I caught her exhibit last fall at the Brooklyn Museum and it was an amazingly rich display of paintings adorned with rhinestone and acrylic. Located on the Boston waterfront, the ICA is a visually stunning building and will leave a lasting impression. The Mickalene Thomas exhibit runs through April 7th.

Late Night Dessert at The Fireplace, Brookline
Head to this upscale yet cozy spot in Brookline for a dessert nightcap to end your Valentine's Day night. Order the Sweet Little Bites selection from the menu and share a pair of yummy doughnuts and snuggle up next to the fireplace. Another great thing about this spot? A gluten-free menu option!

Whatever you decide to do this Thursday, do it with love. Happy Valentine's Day!

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Angel Babbitt Harris, formerly of the Expertly Engaged blog, is now "Newly Wed" and learning how to navigate life as a happy wife. Angel lives for weekend getaways to Brooklyn with her husband and anything currently playing on Netflix. She works as a Marketing Manager for a non-profit organization in Boston. Need newlywed advice? Have newlywed advice to give? Reach Angel directly at or tweet her at @MrsHarrisTweets.

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