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BY TAMMY SCILEPPI
Valentine’s Day has evolved over the years and isn’t just about a couple doing
dinner any longer.
Love and togetherness can be celebrated anywhere and in many ways: by a
group of friends, twos, or just solo — and some rebels even throw anti-Valentine’s
Day parties. But for that ever-popular, traditional experience, Chef Jonathan
(Scinto) shares his tips for setting up the perfect romantic table a deux for
V-Day or any special occasion.
“I do match it up to the client's taste and really try to keep it as classic and
refined as possible, with a little chic thrown in," he says.
That said, for Ooh la la table settings and room décor that spark romance, DIY
creative and a bit over the top work great as well. (Check out some inspirations
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ROMANCING THE HOME Chocolate-covered strawberries are a fitting centerpiece for any Valentine's Day setting.