We all know the routine: a card, some flowers, some chocolates, and a meal at a fancy restaurant.
To many of us, that’s what Valentine’s Day means each and every year.
Same thing, different year.
It gets monotonous, stale, and expected.
It’s time to break the mold and discover something new.
Something that will wow your Valentine.
And we want to help.
Here are some ways you can make Valentine’s Day near your new Miller & Smith home a day to remember and treasure forever.
1. Mystery & Murder
For those living in Birchwood at Brambleton, Brambleton’s active adult section in Ashburn, VA, every day is a special day. From Miller & Smith’s elevator townhomes, elevator single-family homes, and courtyard homes, residents are just minutes away from the shopping, dining, and entertainment of the always exciting Brambleton Town Center.
Birchwood Brambletonians have unlimited access to community events, yoga, arts and crafts classes, other social gatherings, and our Clubhouse with even more amenities such as indoor/ outdoor pools, game rooms, a golf simulator, and more. With all this close by, Valentine’s Day has to be more than just a good meal out to be memorable. How about you add… some mystery!
On February 12, have an early Valentine’s Day meal and more in Tysons at Keith & Margo’s Murder at Maggiano’s. It’s time to dust off your detective hats, clean off your magnifying glasses, and experience a murder mystery novel come to life!
Red herrings, sneaky clues, and a lot of laughs await you as you test your detective skills in the middle of a murder investigation. But take care: You could become the leading suspect. And while you play detective, enjoy a family-style dinner complete with two drink tickets for adult beverages (non-alcoholic drinks are included). You’ll have a homicidally delicious, good time and a Valentine’s Day you’ll never forget!
2. Dance, Dance, Dance
In Stafford, VA, Miller & Smith is proud to build active adult villas at Cascades at Embrey Mill. Here, a low-maintenance lifestyle and abundant amenities combine to create a carefree community for homeowners. Enjoy the ease of main-level living, in a two-level townhome with optional basement and outdoor living spaces—and thrill to the abundance of storage and room to entertain.
Cascades also features its own private Cascade Club, a clubhouse including yoga & weight rooms, game room, sundeck with outdoor grills, and sports ball courts. The Cascade Club perfectly complement the rest of the Embrey Mill community and its central Embrey House, another clubhouse with community pool, fitness center, outdoor patio, and Grounds Bistro & Café. And with such a wonderful place to eat right in Embrey Mill, only dinner out for Valentine’s Day just won’t cut it.
So, shake things up by… well, literally shaking things up at the Sweetheart Swing. Take your sweetie to Fredericksburg on February 11 and dance the night away. Every ticket includes dinner (so you can fuel up for all the dancing) and two drink tickets for the Cocktail Hour. But of course, that’s not all: It’s time to dance!
First, to refresh your memory and give you some smooth new moves, you’ll get a swing dance lesson by Dance FXBG. And all to the syncopated beats and smooth musicality of the live swing band The Silver Tones. Best of all, 90% of all proceeds benefit Gwyneth’s Gift, an organization dedicated to increasing knowledge and training in CPR and the placement of AEDs. So, while you dance and celebrate the feeling in your hearts, you’re helping to raise money for those who make sure other hearts keep beating. Now, that’s love!
3. The Scent of Romance
Tucked away in Chantilly, VA, The Retreat at Westfields offers townhomes in a community that feels like a retreat from the busy world with its groves of trees, greenspace, and a perimeter pond. Backing to Flatlick Stream Valley Park, you can get away from it all just by coming home.
From your townhome with a central, signature Miller & Smith kitchen, the whole world awaits around you. Just moments from your home, the Westfields district gives you a bounty of options home. Wegmans, CAVA and Mellow Mushroom are in your circle. And your proximity to RT 50, RT 28, and Braddock Road keeps connections close and your options open.
This Valentine’s Day, it’s time to create your own scent of love with a Romantic Couples Valentine’s Perfume/Cologne Workshop on February 14. Actually, two scents. At DIY Scent Studio’s couples event, you’ll explore the aromas of natural wood, fresh florals, gourmands, and more. You’ll be guided through the entire perfume/cologne creation process including learning the fundamentals of scent creation and blending techniques.
When you leave, not only will you have had a very memorable evening (smells do trigger memories more than any other sense), but you each will also take with you two custom-created-by-you perfumes or colognes. And every time you give yourself a spritz or a dab, you’ll remember this Valentine’s Day experience and fall in love all over again.
4. Timeless Messages of Love
Our single-family homes in Patapsco Crossing in Ellicott City, MD, have room for families of all shapes and sizes. Some are even available with a Multi-Gen suite, providing a private living area for extended family or holiday guests. Every new home in Patapsco Crossing is purposefully designed to turn moments and experiences into memories that live right alongside you.
Here, the spaces are big and bold, as nine-foot ceilings play with proportion on a grand scale. The connoisseur kitchen with oversized island and adjoining great room proves form and function share equal importance. The many options for flex spaces let you make sure your new home is the home you love. And the best thing with love is to share it.
So, for this Valentine’s Day, take your special someone to Backwater Books to share in love from the past. On February 11, they’ll be presenting P.S. I Love You. This romantic evening showcases letters and writings from the hearts of historic figures connected to Ellicott City. You’ll hear starry-eyed and amorous missives from a U. S. President, a Civil War General, America’s most famous literary icon, the “Sage of Baltimore,” and others!
Once the presentation concludes and all the ways of saying “I love you” dance in your head, you can share the sentiment with your mouth with some wine and chocolates. Because nothing ends a good evening, especially for Valentine’s Day, like wine and chocolates with someone you love.
5. Valentine’s Staycation
One of the very best features about living in a Miller & Smith home is living in a Miller & Smith home! Within all the wonderful communities in which we build, our homes stand strong with innovation and imagination – Offering unique spaces for families to enjoy, there are always reasons to celebrate right at home.
So, decorate your dining room with candles and champagne. Cook your loved one’s favorite dinner. And relax in your spacious recreation room in front of a romantic movie. Commemorate your love in the home that you love. Find your new Miller & Smith home today, and Happy Valentine’s Day!