Single guys and gals, Valentine’s Day isn’t just a day for couple-y dates anymore. On Tuesday, February 12, 2013 (6-9pm), MeetMoi and Brooklyn Exposed want you to join other singles for a night of mingling and matchmaking at their Singles Valentine’s Mixer.
It’s at a hot place too– MISDEMEANOR at NU Hotel in Boerum Hill, a loungey spot to get your flirt on. You’ll get to sip on BULLDOG Gin’s “Love Potion” cocktail during the one hour open bar (6-7pm), and Additional drinks and food will be available for purchase. And if the open bar wasn’t reason enough to get there early, the first forty people to arrive will receive a special gift bag from NYC’s female-owned sex toy store, Babeland.
PLUS, guests will get tips during the event from, Rachel Russo, a Sex & Dating guru and an NYC-based Dating, Relationship and Image Coach. She’ll help facilitate introductions for singles, as well as offering sex and dating tips.
So get on this. The cost is $10, but only $8 with registration/sign-up to MeetMoi. There are limited tickets available, so get yours quickly! Learn more here.
Still looking for a unique gift for your Brooklyn sweetheart on Valentine’s Day? I’ve picked out three of my favorite sweet treats that I think your valentine will love just as much as I do.
1. Hot and Bothered set from With Love From Brooklyn
Spice things up with this set from one of my favorite curated gift sites, With Love From Brooklyn. The four-pack includes Jacques Torres Wicked Hot Chocolate and Wicked Chocolate Bar, Nunu Chocolates Mezcal Chili Truffles, and Spoonable Chili Caramel. It’s sweet. It’s spicy; and it’s the perfect artisinal gift for the one you love. Use the code HOTSTUFF to get 20 percent off.
2. Knipschildt Strawberry Hazelnut Bark from The Chocolate Room
I have a deep connection with The Chocolate Room and any of their chocolates and baked goods. I’m loving this Knipschildt Strawberry Hazelnut Bark for Valentine’s Day. I like it’s festive and unique look– milk and pink colored white chocolate bark with hazelnuts and strawberry powder. Pair it with these pretty rosewater truffles for an extra sweet surprise.
3. Red Hook Red Hot Cupcakes from Baked
Who wouldn’t like red velvet cake with a hint of valrhona cocoa, layered and topped with your choice of vanilla cinnamon buttercream or classic cream cheese frosting? One of my favorite bakeries, Baked in Red Hook offers the Red Hook Red Hot cake in cupcake form, which I think is a little bit cuter than the whole cake. Contact the bakery soon to place your order.
I was quite spoiled with gifts today, and (of course) each gift had a hint of Brooklyn. How else would you treat Becoming Brooklyn to a Valentines Day celebration? I received a gorgeous necklace from one of my favorite Brooklyn shops– Teddy, a trendy clothing and accessories shop at 216 Court Street.
Next, no V-day is complete without chocolate, and my Valentine gave me a chocolate bar from Mast Brothers, a chocolate company based in Williamsburg. My second favorite part (after the amazing tasting chocolate) is the wrapper on the back of the bar, which outlines exactly where each ingredient comes from. The salt from France, the almonds from California– it’s all there!
Finally, I recieved flowers at work from one of my favorite local shops– James Weir Floral Company in Brooklyn Heights. A festive mix of lilies, roses, and carnations, the bouquet was a beautiful addition to the day. What more could a Brooklyn girl ask for?