How to Plan a Romantic Getaway for Valentine's Day

by Allana Baroni

About Allana Baroni

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Allana Baroni is a "social specialist," author, spokesperson, television personality and special events producer. Allana enjoys being a guest on a multitude of shows, including recurring appearances on "The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “Live With Regis & Kelly,” "The Today Show," “CNN,” “Access Hollywood,” “Extra,” and Lifetime Television’s "Our Home." Allana was part of Oprah’s “Fab 3” team of contributors to the 2003 holiday gift giving shows and is a regular contributor to USA Today Weekend Edition.

How to Plan a Romantic Getaway for Valentine's Day

If you've been trying to plan a weekend getaway with your honey and you can't seem to find the "right" time, take matters into your own hands and plan a Valentine's Day escape that can't be resisted. Keep it a surprise. The intrigue makes these plans tough to refuse for your Valentine.

Witness Protection

Start the intrigue by sending a note with a rose to set the stage. Here's an idea: "Sweetie, it has come to my attention that you have witnessed a transaction that could compromise your security. I must take you to a "safe house" for Valentine's Day to ensure your safety. Wear this rose on your left lapel and be ready for pickup at 6:00 p.m. It's all for the best. I love you."

Pack your bags with all the goodies required for the trip: • "Get Lucky" dice: Pick them up online (see Resources). • ID bracelet (to identify the witness). Order one from Red Envelope (see Resources) and type in the keyword "ID Bracelet." • Sweet dreams set (lavender pillow and sheet spray to relieve stress). Choose from a variety of pillows online. • Bubble bath and candles (for extra credit). Find unique scents online (see Resources).

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Tips

  • This weekend is all about you and your honey being alone and undisturbed, so practice your secret agent routine and keep your plans on the QT.
  • For quick vacation ideas look online (see Resources for site suggestions).