Red woman's bike at Sylvester & Co. H. Dunn
Love is in the air, so we've found a few ways to celebrate it from discounted lingerie to a blood orange-inspired dinner a deux.
Relax Sag Harbor, which opened in May, specializes in fashion that never leaves the house such as lingerie, sleepwear, robes, and slippers. To honor Saint Valentine (who wore some pretty nifty togs himself, if medieval illuminations are anything to go by) the store has discounted all goods by 25 percent, another 50 to 75 percent for some items. For sweethearts with a sweet tooth, cupcakes and chocolates will be on hand. 150 Main Street, Sag Harbor
Sylvester & Co.'s Sag Harbor outpost is featuring Neuhaus Belgian heart-shaped chocolates (think: caramel fleur de sel and almond-hazelnut praline), $35 for 24, and a "sweetheart assortment" from Lake Champlain Chocolates in Vermont in flavors including dark rum caramel and maple crunch, $42 for 18. For your inamorata on the move, a lightweight red Martone Gramercy Bicycle is said to ride as pretty as it looks, $899. Come Thursday afternoon, the store will be offering bunches of 10 red tulips for $18. 103 Main Street, Sag Harbor
On the big night Almond Restaurant will be serving a four-course menu with a blood orange theme for $65 per person. Passionate pairings will include such French fueled preparations (it is the language of love) as Montauk pearls and blood orange granite, Loch Duarte salmon and blood orange-ginger gastrique, and sea scallops and blood orange soubise. 1 Ocean Road, Bridgehampton
If you want to canoodle at home by the fire, Citarella is offering a special take-home menu with such reputed aphrodisiacs as caviar, oysters on the half shell, truffles, foie gras, and steamed lobsters worthy of a scene from the movie "Tom Jones." All Citarella locations
Breadzilla in Wainscott has a large assortment of heart-shaped cookies of all kinds ($20 per pound) and little cakes (smaller than a bread box, but bigger than a cupcake), $3.50. 84 Wainscott Northwest Rd., Wainscott
Wittendale's Florist is purveying "high-grade" long-stem roses sourced from South America, in all colors, wrapped in tissue, ribbon, and cellophane, $72, or in a glass vase arranged with baby's breath, $85. "You get what you pay for," said Donald Horowitz, a co-owner, who takes pride in having long-lasting roses. Let's hope the relationships they celebrate also have a long shelf life. 89 Newtown Lane, East Hampton