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Valentine’s Day is just a few days away, and that means the pressure is on for planning a day of love, relaxation, and pampering. Whether you’re celebrating with your partner, using the day for a round of self-love and self-care, or just having a night out with friends, residents of the Lakeshore East apartments at Cascade are close to some of Chicago’s finest destinations for Valentine’s Day fun, romance, and luxury. Here are some of our favorite spots for making the most of the most heart-filled holiday of the year.

Cascade residents can start the day — like every day — by soaking in the light and panoramic views from floor-to-ceiling windows. But this particular morning may call for some breakfast in bed, or, in select residences, out on the private outdoor balcony. After breakfast, a quick workout is in order, either in the fitness center with its lakefront views or in the 25-foot lap pool. Although a visit to the steam room, or the salon and massage suite, is available on the main amenities floor, on Valentine’s Day, residents should consider venturing to the infamous AIRE Ancient Baths — about a 12-minute drive from Cascade. This luxury spa space is named as a tribute to the baths of the Roman, Greek, and Ottoman empires — and the long history of pampering and restoring one’s well-being with water and massage in atmospheric, candle-lit spaces, like those at AIRE.

Visitors this season can take advantage of Valentine’s Day specials between Feb. 11-15, including the Love Together package: an hour-long couple’s massage with sandalwood oil and amethyst crystal, the full Ancient Thermal Bath Experience, and a selection of rejuvenating fresh juices for staying hydrated through it all. Meanwhile, the Himalayan Salt Experience promises to energize and provide stress relief with a circuit through the Ancient Thermal Bath, the steam room with aromatherapy, a saltwater bath, a 20-minute Himalayan body wrap, and an hour-long massage with hot Himalayan salt stones. All of AIRE’s Valentine’s Day packages promise to bring a healthy dose of romance and relaxation — key components for any holiday’s requisite pampering regimen.

Next, the occasion calls for a meal equal parts decadent and romantic. Bavette’s fits the bill with its menu of French steakhouse classics served in a cozy atmosphere that’s perfect for getting close with someone special. Whether couples splurge on a grand tower of chilled seafood, the spectacular 20-ounce dry-aged bone-in ribeye, or just split a hot fudge sundae royale, they will certainly be satisfied as they soak in the jazz-era ambience and music.

But sometimes, the most romantic and intimate place in the world is home — as the saying goes, home is where the heart is. For Cascade residents, staying in with a favorite show or rom-com and enjoying delivery from a local restaurant can be the perfect way to celebrate Valentine's Day — and revel in the comforts of these luxury apartments in Downtown Chicago. To learn more about these elegant residences, contact the leasing team today!

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