It’s a week until Valentine’s Day! For me this year, that means treating my single self to a night out with the girls and yummy chocolate martinis. But if you’ve got someone special you want to spend the evening with, well, that’s awesome news and I want to help spread the love around a little bit. So I’ve come up with a few potential downtown dates for Valentine’s Day!
- Romance the Downtown Red
Take yourselves on a mini-retreat with a night’s stay at the Fort Garry hotel – wake up late, and indulge in their legendary Sunday brunch. And grab some classic red roses from Fresh Cuts to cap it off!
Feeling like making the ultimate commitment? Try getting a tattoo together at Metamorphosis Custom Tattoo and Body Piercing. Since you’re already feeling a little on the naughty side, grab dinner at Dessert Sinsations, try some smokin’ heels on at ShoeNet! For flowers, I’m thinking something a little more modern from Fresh Cuts – lilies? Gerbera daisies in hot pink?
- For the Love of the Game
This day should be about the person you love – and if that person is a sports lover, then here’s the plan: Get them decked out in that official Jets jersey they’ve been coveting, plus accessories like hat and scarf from Uptown Sports. Take them out to cheer along with the crowd at Tavern United, and top it off with all white flowers from Fresh Cuts- nothing says Jets like a white out!
- Shine Bright Like a Diamond
Sparkle sparkle! Break out tickets to the Rihanna concert (it doesn’t happen till March 25th, but you can unwrap the gift Valentine’s Day!). Avoid the rush by coming early for cocktails at Moxie’s in the MTS Centre, get some lovely flowers from Fresh Cuts and sneak a trinket from City Jewellers into the bouquet.
- The Art of Love
Make it a cultural evening – their choice of tickets to an exhibit at the WAG, or to a show at the PTE – after dinner at Mediterranean bistro Arkadash, and flowers from Fresh Cuts that are pure elegance.
So now you’ve got some ideas – but I’ve got one thing more! I’ll give one lucky winner their pick of these dates, on me – if you tell me in the comments the most romantic thing you’ve ever done for someone you love!
UPDATE: And the winner is…..drumroll….Joanne! For her romantic story of everything her husband does for her after 20 years together. So beautiful & sweet! Congrats Joanne and Jeff, I can’t wait to see which date you pick!