ahhh… love is in the air. Just kidding not really, not in LA at least, but we are indeed quickly approaching that fated February 14 Hallmark holiday: Valentine’s Day. We can all agree it was all fun and games when we were 8 years old, convinced the opposite sex were contagious with cooties yet partaking in V-Day classroom superhero/Disney princess candy-gram exchanges freakin’ ruled. These days, we’re calorie counting, we feel a lot of feelings about the opposite sex, and Valentine’s Day is usually, single or not, kinda weird? The taken people go back and forth between “I don’t care about Valentine’s Day” and “I still better get something, or wtf?”. And the singles out there can’t decide if the whole thing is just one big fat “HAHA SINGLE PEOPLE! YOU’RE ALONE.” middle finger to the face or if it’s a Singles Awareness celebration where you embrace your independence? Whatever the hell it mean to you, make the most out of Valentine’s Day, and it should still be a day focused on fun – it falls on a Saturday this year, and I should hope you’re down for an excuse to eat chocolate, drink, and have a good time!
Need some suggestions? Great, that’s why I’m here.
Dudes. Flower Shopping Has Never Been Easier Thanks to bloomnation.com
Words can’t even describe how I feel about this company and this website, seriously, ordering flowers has never been easier and more rewarding. Bloom Nation‘s premise is to find you the perfect locally sourced flowers based on your whereabouts. They’ve partnered with local floral shops all over Los Angeles to help promote their businesses all the while make it incredibly easy for the consumer to get exactly what it is they want. At Bloom Nation you can order flowers based on bouquets you like, a specific type of flower *wink wink*, a shop, a budget, an occasion, a color, etc. It’s so simple it’s insane. I just got a gorgeous bouquet myself from The Bosky Dell, to say I am delighted would be an understatement – I’ve definitely discovered my favorite local florist.
Best part? I’ve teamed up with bloomnation.com to get you guys a discount code that is good through February 14 at 11:59 pm! Use the code ‘VDAYLA‘ and receive 10% off your purchase!
Alcohol Delivery At Your Service Thanks to Saucey
Care for some wine? Perhaps some champagne? Or some Whiskey? Maybe a cocktail kit. And a bartender for the evening. Great, Saucey has your romantic night in completely covered in the alcohol department, and it’s as simple as downloading the app to your phone, picking your poison(s), and waiting for its quick “directly to your door” delivery. Knowing Saucey, they’ll probably have something extra special to send out on the big day so be sure to stay in the loop on their Valentine’s Day plans via their Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram . And the greatest part about this gift? You both get to enjoy it – the gifts that keep on giving are always the best ones.
For Friends. Or Yourself.
CHOCOLATE. Compartes Chocolate to Be Specific.
“True Life I have an Addiction: Compartes.” Chocolate is good for you and everyone else you know so why not give the gift that never disappoints! Especially one that comes in beautiful packaging and happens to be hand crafted here in Los Angeles. Screw the Hershey’s, take your game to the next level, and if you don’t have anyone to buy for remember you’ve always got you to treat as well – there ain’t nothin’ wrong with a little “treat-yo-self” Valentine’s Day/Any Ol’ Day chocolate.
A Lovely Card To Say How You Really Feel.
If you’re lucky enough to score a table at this gorgeous Downtown slice of heaven, it will certainly be an evening to remember. Call 213-788-1191 for availability.
Terrine will be offering a $65 per person 5 course meal, you can check out the menu here and to reserve your seats call 323-746-5130. *If you’d rather do a Valentine’s Day brunch thing… this is your spot.
Manhattan Beach will have plenty of options to choose from, but Love & Salt is the quintessential sweet little romantic spot to enjoy an evening out with your significant other. They’ll be offering a few “Labor of Love” specials and a cocktail special for the evening. Call 310-545-5252 to reserve your table.
Bucato is taking advanced reservations for Valentine’s Day!!! You don’t have to frantically call that morning (like you normally would have to)! They’re offering a special menu which you can take a peek at here, call 310-876-0286 to reserve your table.
You just can’t ever go wrong with Church & State, and for Valentine’s Day chef Tony Esnault is offering a special Valentine’s Day menu that will be available Friday February 13th and Saturday the 14th. Reserve your table online or call 213-405-1434.
WHAT TO DO.
In Need of An Excuse to Party? Run the Cupid’s Undie Run.
Meet at The Abbey, run in your undies for charity, party with new friends afterwards. Get more info and register for the run HERE!
UPDATE: we got a promo code just for you my friends! Use the code ‘LoveandLoathingLA‘ to take $10 off your registration!
Need A Place To Drink Wine Together?
150 wines by the glass, the best mac n’ cheese ever, charcuterie and cheese plates… already sounds like the best Valentine’s Day ever if ya ask me. This Los Feliz wine bar does not take reservations but it’s the perfect candle lit, romantic little neighborhood spot.
Los Feliz: 4628 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90027
Also for your consideration, if you’d still like to do something fun together just not on February 14: Silverlake Wine hosts a Flight Night every Thursday (and Monday, and once a month on Sunday), and for just $15 per person you get to taste 3 reds and 3 whites, all with a theme in mind. No reservations required.
Silverlake: 2395 Glendale Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90039
Perhaps A Fun + Unique Date Activity? : Grand Central Market
The possibilities are endless at Grand Central Market; you can spend a morning having coffee together at G&B, breakfast sandwiches at Egg Slut, lunch/dinner at Horse Thief BBQ or Belcampo Meat Co, snacks and dessert at Valerie’s or McConnell’s Ice Cream, and so much more. Enjoy walking around the market and see where the day takes you.