07 Feb Top 5: Fun & Flirty Favorites for February
Looking for some fun things to surprise your Valentine with this year? Here are a few of our local favorites.
Lock Your Love
If a trip to Paris isn’t quite in your budget this year, no need to worry… A version of the Pont des Arts, also known as the Love Lock Bridge, has made its way to San Diego! There’s a new “Lock it with Love” display at the Flower Hill Promenade in Del Mar that allows you to bring your own lock, write a special name or date, and lock it in your heart forever. Tell us that’s not the cutest date idea! It’s also conveniently located next to one of our favorite local hot spots, Cucina Enoteca. Make sure you get the Buratta Caprese, and Polenta Ragu… Our two faves!
Flower Hill Promenade has promised they will be keeping the display up throughout the month of February so you have plenty of time to mark a sentimental moment with your loved one, and record it with a selfie.
CUCINA ENOTECA: https://www.urbankitchengroup.com/cucina-enoteca-del-mar/
Relax, Rejuvenate, & Recharge
Want the recipe for a perfect day? You can thank us later.
Start by booking you and your lover a massage at The Spa at Rancho Valencia. Nestled away between lush gardens, olive orchards, and sounds of soothing waterfalls, this haven will give you all the solitude and peace you need in your life. Because all treatments at the spa include access to the pool, hydrotherapy circuit, sauna / steam rooms, and their complete schedule of fitness classes, rest assure you can spend your entire day basking in good vibes. What is even better though, is that the journey of relaxation is bound to be with you long after your stay at the spa has ended… a gift that keeps on giving.
After you treat yourself to pampering, walk across the way to The Pony Room and order your favorite cocktail and appetizers at the bar. My favorite is The Hacienda cocktail! More than just a resort bar, The Pony Room is your escape to breathtaking views and fresh American dishes in a comfortable atmosphere.
Lights, Camera, Action
You heard it here first… You’re going to want to make sure you have plenty of phone battery for countless selfies and photoshoots in this captivating exhibit of everything LOVE! The Museum of What: Love Tour is the first huge pop up museum to ever come to North County San Diego. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, this experience is guaranteed to delight all of your happy senses! Whether you bring your honey, your BFF, your kiddos, or bring the whole family along, it’s a must see!
Exhibits range from drawing your name in the sand of an interactive beach exhibit, jumping into a bright pink ball pit, sharing some smooches in their adorable kissing booth, having a picnic under delightful cherry trees, swinging yourself through their secret garden, or even hanging a wish from their giant wishing tree! We know you don’t need anymore convincing so we will leave the link to purchase tickets below. 😉 Tickets are on sale through March 15th, but hurry before they’re gone!
If you’re searching for a more intriguing and mysterious experience, Raised by Wolves is all you need and more! Hidden in a bottle shop in UTC Mall La Jolla, you may not fully enter this humble abode until you have taken a seat in the secret revolving fireplace. Between the stunning marble bar, the 3-tiered fountain that is situated underneath the center of a glass dome, and the oh-so out of the ordinary drink menu, this place is a February date night must! Our favorite cocktail concoction was the Painted Lady, but I’m sure you’ll find one of your own.
After a couple of cocktails with your sweetheart, surprise him or her with a shopping spree. When exiting the Raised by Wolves speakeasy, you will find yourself in the heart of Westfield UTC mall, a three story, one-million square foot, outdoor shopping mall experience with all of the newest shops for fashion, beauty, and lifestyle. Don’t forget to pop into a few of our faves… Nordstroms, Lululemon, and Tiffany & Co!
The Secret Ingredient is Always Love
They don’t say “Kiss the Cook” for no reason! Sur La Table, one of the finest cookware retailers around, gives you the opportunity to kiss your own cook by offering on-hand cooking classes for you and your significant other. Every class features a different menu and is complete with a 2 hour hands-on environment led by professional chefs. Don’t be afraid to embark on a tasty culinary journey with your sweetheart, bestie, or parent this February! Everything from southern bbq, to surf & turf, to taste of Tuscany… The choice is yours. It’ll be worth it, trust us. Call the babysitter and book now!
If none of the options above tickle your fancy and you’re still looking for a more traditional approach of flowers and chocolates, then here are a few of our top local favorites…
Societe Flowers: If you’re willing to pay a little more for creativity and beauty, and are looking for a very individual and unique flower arrangement for your loved one… Societe Flowers is hands down your best option! Lovely and local. What more could you ask for?
Landmark Plant Co: If your Valentine isn’t so into flowers, then we suggest a sexy succulent from LandMark Plant Co. They have tons of selection, or you can build your own… and they’re long lasting! They definitely don’t succ. 😉
Extraordinary Desserts: With two locations in San Diego, Extraordinary Desserts is one of the most delectable and intimate dessert places you can find. Offering only the most extraordinary desserts, this place definitely lives up to its hype. Regardless of the occasion, this is always the place to go to cure a sweet tooth.