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Valentine's Venture

Written by Shanae Hardy  |   February 1, 2018
Valentines Venture

Valentine's Venture:From Fashion Week to Shredding Tuckerman Ravine

February has descended upon us, making the month of romance the center of attention for lovebirds all over the world. There's no better way to keep passion sparking between longtime lovers or newlywed couples than to embark on the rendezvous of a lifetime. From strutting your best Avant-Garde garments at NY Fashion Week's hottest events to skiing down Tuckerman Ravine's powdery slopes, there will be something about this adventure that checks off elements from the wanderlust bucket list of him or her.

See and Be Seen on the Streets of NY Fashion Week

Filson Weatherproof Journeyman Backpack and NYFW

Take her to the crux of Fashion Week in the city and let her be the star of her own runway this Valentine's Day. From packed couture fashion shows to urban cultural events, make your way to posh events in Manhattan or to gritty, eclectic runways of upcoming designers from Harlem or the Bronx. With elite beauty editors, It-girls, fashion designers, and photographers flooding the city, make sure your coupled street fashion makes a statement with the Filson Weatherproof Journeyman backpack (after all, you never know who's discreetly snapping a pic for their next IG snapshot). Its all-leather chocolate silhouette is supple and decadent to compliment your preppy casual or urban vintage threads.

Not only is it fashion-forward, it's a practical companion that will come in handy when lounging at a local coffee shop, eccentric second-hand store or parlaying at the afterparties.

Filson Weatherproof Journeyman Backpack - Sierra Brown Dakine Mission 25L

Strut Your Stuff At Street Fashion Week

Street Fashion Week

Start your love journey with Street Fashion Week, a bi-annual production that seeks to give voice to emerging American Streetwear designers. Take out your smartphone from the accessory pocket of your backpack and scope out future trends on the runway of this collaborative, high-paced show of dope fashion, music and tech.

Cap off the night in serenity, falling in love all over again in front of the spectacular sight of River Café in Brooklyn. Grab a window seat, clink wine glasses, and embrace the ambiance of the moonlight illuminating views of the Manhattan skyline and Brooklyn Bridge.

River Café in Brooklyn

The next day, choose from an array of events such as the creatives' runway hub known as The Set NYC or sit in the same room as fashion enthusiasts at the obscure Sunset Terrace showcase: Trauma.

But don't get too cozy in NY— another exhilarating voyage awaits.

Take Off To Tuckerman Ravine's Powder Paradise

Tuckerman Ravine and Mount Washington

Just a little more than an hour flight away, in New Hampshire, lies a well-known ski haven: Tuckerman Ravine on Mount Washington. Take in majestic views of the White Mountains and check into the Omni Mount Washington Resort—better known as a castle paradise nestled comfortably at the foot of the mountains.

Built in 1902, experience a romantic ski getaway and marvel at its renaissance décor and full-service spa and salon. Treat your significant other to a Love & Luxury package that daunts chocolate-covered strawberries and Moet & Chandon Rosè champagne.

Gregory Targhee 32 M - Vapor Blue

Let him channel his inner Jonny Moseley as you both prepare to take on the thrill of the iconic Tuckerman Ravine. Pack your equipment, energy snacks, and extra layers inside the Gregory Targhee 32 Pack, noting the Tuck's has no ski lift to maneuver up the trails. Constructed with diagonal ski carry straps, a hydration sleeve and avalanche safety pocket, join the rest of the skiers as they hike up the vertical inclines from the bowl. Challenge your ski skills from the peaks of the Left or Right Gully, witnessing a fresh snow dump before shredding the slushy lines. Dive from the top of a slope as swift winds flap your layered attire and adrenaline clinches your body. While trying to stomp a notable landing, make sure not to wipe out right smack into the Lunch Rocks--or into your partner.

Gregory Targhee 32 M - Vapor Blue Gregory Targhee 32 M - Vapor Blue

As the bright skies turn into dusk, unwind at the local après ski bar, Tuckerman Brewing Company. Take a tour of the industrial-style brewery, designed with stainless-steel metal, a smooth hardwood bar and metallic mirrors with written drink specials. Try the signature hand-crafted 6288 Stout, inspired by the highest mountain peak of New England. And join the crowd as they groove to the different rhythms of local bands.

End the weekend with a shopping spree in the charming Jackson Villages, followed by a candlelight dinner at the Omni restaurant, Stickney's Bar and Lounge. Dine on mouth-watering menu options, comprised of fresh, local ingredients. Be catered to around a cozy fire as the dusted mountains set a picturesque backdrop for this fairytale narrative.

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Shanae Hardy

About the Author

Shanae Hardy is the Content Editor for Backpacks.com. A journalism graduate of the University of Central Florida, she has experience in producing and editing digital content for magazines and newspapers. A passionate storyteller, she aims to display the diverse lifestyles that connect the world of backpacks.

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