Sweet Stuff: Our Valentine’s Day Guide

Gift Ideas, Makeup Applications and More To Get You V-Day Ready in USQ

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Union Square’s sweetest spots are ready to help you plan your Valentine’s Day in a snap. We’ve gathered up some of our favorite treats, date nights, events, and even marriage ideas to get you V-Day ready right here in Union Square.

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth: Dylan’s Candy Bar

Head to Dylan’s Candy Bar (33 Union Square West) to find your cupid’s favorite sweets. Choose from hundreds of gummies, hard candies and chocolates, or pick up a pre-packed assortment selected by the experts.

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Chocolate Must-Haves: City Bakery and Breads Bakery

Cuddle up at City Bakery (3 West 18th Street) for a special V-Day #datenight and share a massive cup of hot chocolate during their Hot Chocolate festival – proven to be worth it because they’re celebrating 25 years of delectable, scrumptious chocolate!

 

Whether you’re dining in or out, plan to pick up dessert at Breads Bakery (18 E 16th Street). Their Nutella babka promises layers upon layers flaky deliciousness that you can pull apart with your hands and enjoy together. Watch below to see exactly what you’re in for!

 

Proposal Ideas: Get Down on One Knee at LinkNYC

The Links that have been popping up over the city (offering free public Wi-Fi, phone calls, device charging and a tablet for access to city services, maps and directions) are hoping to help New Yorkers pop the question on Valentine’s Day. Email hello@link.nyc to coordinate the location, time and Continue reading

New Year’s Eve Glam Looks in USQ

Create Your Best Look with NYX Cosmetics, Red Door Spa, MAC + More

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From a classic red lip, to a cat eyeliner-flick, to face masks and mud scrubs, blow outs and more, get glam for New Year’s in Union Square without stepping beyond the Square.

Professional Makeup For All At NYX Cosmetics ($)

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Since NYX Cosmetics opened at 41 Union Square West this fall, beauty mavens have been flocking to the Square for the latest looks at the absolute best prices. We’re taking a cue from #NYXCosmetics loyalists to sparkle this New Year’s Eve with Face Body Glitter in Bronze, Silver or Ice. *BONUS: Share your holiday pictures in Union Square on Twitter and Instagram by Monday, Dec. 26th and tag #USQHoliday for a chance to win goodies from NYX!

 

Braids + Blow Outs + More At Red Door Spa ($$)

If there’s a night to invest in a professional hair-do, it’s the picture-laden New Year’s Eve. At Red Door Spa (200 Park Avenue South) go for a classic blow out, or even a braid to keep your hair out of your face while you dance all night long. And while you’re there, makeup touch ups, manis and pedis are also available. Start 2017 on the right foot with a classic spa experience. Best to book in advance. Continue reading