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Michigan Avenue - 2015 - Issue 8 - Winter - Sandra Lee

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LOVE IS IN THE AIR enclosed in a heart. Then stroll to Galerie d'Orsay (617-266- 8001; for the Salvador Dali collection and Martin Lawrence Galleries (617- 369-4800; to view modern masters. Shopping Spree Jimmy Choo stilettos for her, a Louis Vuitton briefcase for him: Browse the boutiques at Copley Place (617-262-6600; mall/copley-place), where virtually every global luxury brand can be found. Enjoy VIP access with a personal shopper. Date night The century-old culinary establishment Locke-Ober is Do not DiSturb XV Beacon (617-670-1500; blends Brahmin history with world-class luxe for a love temperature that's piping hot. Special treat: Every Boston Common magazine guest will receive a signature box of chocolate truffles. art of SeDuction There's nothing like artistic passion to ignite the flames of romance, so why not go gallery hopping? First stop: the DTR Modern Galleries (617-424-9700; to see the Damien Hirst series "I Love You," featuring Hirst's iconic butterflies ULTIMATE ROMANCE Love is all around the Hub of the Universe, and it's looking quite sexy. Take one of the most historically rich cities in the country, mix in a thoroughly modern spirit, then top it all off with exponential luxury, and you are in for the craziest, sexiest 48 hours of your life. Now go on, indulge, Boston-style. reborn as the modern supper club Yvonne's (617-267-0047; Its library bar is a perfect romantic nook, with cozy dining tables and lounge seating beside the historic fireplace. Special treat: Enjoy an off-the-menu Boston Common cocktail throughout January. the Dance of Love Boston Ballet (617-942-6398; prides itself on excelling in both the classics and modern-as-it-gets dance. "I believe art feeds our soul," says Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen. "So what better way to spend a date?" heavenLy brunch Snuggle into the front-win- dow banquette at Puritan & Company (617-615-6195; Start your meal with the divine Church cocktail, mixed with gin, aperol, and lemon, then tuck into a sirloin steak and eggs topped with hollandaise sauce. pairS, pLeaSe For a scene straight out of Norman Rockwell, head to the Frog Pond (617-635-2120; skating rink at the Boston Common. "We have marriage proposals here every season," says general manager John Schaub. Warm up with a steamy hot cocoa when you say the code words: "Boston Common magazine." afternoon DeLight For a sensual retreat, the Green Tangerine Spa & Salon (617-585-6498; greentangerine offers Drops of Jupiter: the Ultimate Urban Boston Experience, exclusively for Boston Common readers. Begin with a 50-minute couples treat- ment that includes a full-body massage and aromatherapy. Continue with a 50-minute facial, followed by couple's hairstyling. Special treat: complimentary Champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, body products, and hair products. Dream date spot: Deuxave ( The wine collection is award- winning, and the room is intimate yet never crowded. Most romantic stroll: A walking tour along Commonwealth Avenue after dark. Start at Arlington Street. If there is snow on the ground, lie down with your mate and make a snow angel— and be sure to look up. Thousands of white lights adorn the trees from December to February. Weekend outing: An afternoon at the Harvard Art Museums (harvard Gaze at the drawings of John Singer Sargent in the preservation lab in an incredible glass box. Standing in the Renzo Piano building is a treat in itself. There are many intimate, quiet places to make out... among the masters. Main EvEnts Boston's golden host, BRyAN RAfANELLI—who produced chelsea clinton's wedding—curates your perfect romantic itinerary. The sexy new supper club Yvonne's is the perfect spot for a romantic dinner date.  121 Boston 4 8 hours in

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