This Valentine’s Day, forget that heart-shaped box of chocolates or that standing reservation at the same-old bistro. To really impress your date, try a couples treatment at one of these local spas. What happens with you and your (very relaxed) soulmate afterward is up to you.
Lanphier Day Spa
If you haven’t had a chance to check out Lanphier’s new space in Darien, here is the perfect reason to go. We suggest the Sweetheart Package, which includes a couples massage, gourmet Champagne lunch and a manicure/pedicure, all for $400. lanphierdayspa.com
Located in New Canaan, this spa’s best-selling couple’s package is Romance Ritual. It includes customized aromatherapy foot baths, followed by 90-minute massages. A glass of Champagne and chocolates round out a relaxed afternoon. Cost is $425 per couple. “You can also add some romance on your own,” says Elizabeth McCarthy, who owns Aetheria. “I had one husband who made the massage a destination in a scavenger hunt.” aetheriaspa.com
Andrew Stefanou Salon
After running other local spas, Andrew Stefanou opened his eponymous salon at the Goodwives Shopping Center in Darien this fall. “Spending a day at the spa can prepare couples for a special night out,” says Stefanou. “They can relax and let us do the work of getting them ready.” On the Valentine’s Day menu is the exotic Couples Getaway that includes the salon’s signature facial, plus a Champagne lunch for two, exfoliating foot soak and manicure/pedicure. Finish your visit with a shampoo and blow-out, all for $320. andrewstefanousalonandspa.com
Williams and Company
Book a side-by-side reflexology pedicure, a decadent ninety-minute treatment that includes a thirty-minute foot massage, followed by a pedicure. Cost is $220 per couple. If you want even more time to decompress, schedule a body massage for yourself in a private room, then meet up with your date in the “quiet room” to relax and bond over cool cucumber water or a warm drink. williamsandcompany.md