The most romantic day of the year happens to be on a weekend, leaving you plenty of time to execute the perfect date. Here’s a short list of couple happenings in the Miami Design District that will take the pressure off of planning.

After New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day is the one holiday of the year where wine is requisite—be it to toast with a loved one, to gather round with a group friends or to drown sorrows with. All valid reasons to drink (if you ask us), though not just any wine will do on V-Day. For some much-needed insight, we tapped Rachel Barowsky, sommelier and store manager for Abaco Premium Wines—a high-end shop and retail concept in Palm Court. Here you can purchase wines as well as schedule tastings, with or without cheese and dessert pairings (reservations accepted via OpenTable). So before you go telling your date you’re a veritable oenophile, here’s what you need to know. 

Now you have a high-tech — and high-end — store to buy and sip wine in the Design District, thanks to the newly opened Abaco Premium Wines setting up shop right in Palm Court.

Not many chefs can say they had a hand in helping create the wine they are serving at their restaurant’s wine dinners, but The Genuine Hospitality Group’s Michael Schwartz isn’t your average chef.

One Thursday a month, the Design District’s new pop-up concept by Michael Schwartz, ella, stays open late to feature a pop-up dinner by its award-winning owner, playfully called ella after.