Valentine’s Day traditionally conjures visions of flowers, heart-shaped candy boxes, exquisite dinners, and maybe a dance, concert or romantic comedy. However, like most holidays in the last year, planning for Valentine’s Day 2021 requires a bit of creativity and embracing some new traditions.
In Anne Arundel County, restaurants, social clubs and many facilities are operating at limited capacity. So, yes, you could go out to eat and take advantage of an outdoor “garden dome” enclosing a table with a view. You could also enjoy a romantic evening in your opulent kitchen and savor the stunning scenery a Koch home offers.
Here are five ideas for a romantic Valentine’s Day at home.
Many museums, national parks and other attractions have put their exhibitions online. You could enjoy a pretend trip to The Louvre in Paris – with French food, cheese, and macarons! Or visit the Uffizi in Florence and dine on fresh pasta. Make your theme complete with wine or cocktails that add to the ambiance.
There are online cooking classes for every cuisine and experience level. You can even learn from famous chefs like Wolfgang Puck, Alice Waters, Gordon Ramsay and others. Create a fun and delicious meal together in your spacious kitchen.
You may not want to dine out in an elegant restaurant at this time. But, you can create a special dining experience at home. Whether dinner or brunch, create a fantasy tableau in your lovely dining room with candles, tablecloths and dressy attire. Maybe add some fairy lights and some mood-setting music. Then serve the take-out on your finest china to get a truly immersive experience – or, order some fancy disposable place settings and save time on the cleanup!
In spite of the lockdown, the great outdoors is wide open. Your Koch Homes community is geared toward an active, nature-loving lifestyle. If weather permits, go for a long walk at Downs Park or other nearby recreational areas. If there’s snow, go sledding or ice skating. Valentine’s Day 2021 is a Sunday, so all-day activities that soak up scenery are ideal for making memories and traditions that will last a lifetime.
Break out your favorite spirits (don’t be afraid to splurge on nice wine AND champagne – celebrate the day in luxury!). Or, maybe bring out mugs of hot chocolate and a wide assortment of gourmet s’mores ingredients to feast on while snuggling with your love next to a warm fire, whether it’s in your great room, cozy backyard, or community fire pit.
Whatever you do this Valentine’s Day, celebrate your love in your dream home or, if you haven’t visited yet, check out the craftsmanship, communities and modern amenities that Koch Homes offers.
For more than 60 years, Koch Homes has perfected its proficiency for homebuilding and built a reputation as one of the most esteemed home builders in Anne Arundel County. Koch Homes invites you to explore the wonders and create your own romantic spot in the Chesapeake Bay region. Contact us to view available properties.