(This story is sponsored by Point Grey Village.)
February 14 is quickly approaching, which means that it’s time to start planning something romantic for your special someone (or yourself, we aren’t judging).
Similar to other beloved holidays, Valentine’s Day includes chocolate and wine but it also gives couples an excuse to show their adoration and love.
Pulling off a successful Valentine’s Day celebration is certainly not rocket science, though it may feel like that to some.
For those who were not born natural gift givers, you’ll be happy to hear that creating the perfect Valentine’s Day date for your sweetie is really just a simple equation.
By adding the following items together, all of which can be found in Point Grey Village, your lover will surely be swept off of their feet.
Not only does chocolate taste delicious but studies have suggested that consuming cocoa can boost your mood. A heart-shaped box filled with sweet treats can also be very easy on the eyes.
This is why chocolate is perhaps the most important Valentine’s Day component.
You’ll find all kinds of smooth chocolate at Daniel Le Chocolat Belge (4511 West 10th Avenue).
A unique gift
The possibilities are truly endless: think flowers, jewellery, or even a gift certificate to the spa or nail salon. The team at Vanousha Flora can help you create a bouquet of your partner’s favourite flowers. Boutiques like Laura K Jewitt Design and Van Yperen Jewellers offer pieces of jewellery that will leave them speechless.
Treat your significant other to some relaxation and pampering by gifting them a certificate to Bedazzle Nail Spa or Essential Day Spa. Home décor stores like Moricotta and Gild & Co. also offer beautiful gift options.
A meal at a nice restaurant
Point Grey Village is filled with restaurants eager to serve tasty meals to lovebirds on Valentine’s Day. You can impress your other half by taking them for brunch, lunch, or dinner at Enigma Restaurant, to Four Olives Restaurant for Mediterranean cuisine, to Burgoo for comfort classics, or to Bella Roma Pizzeria & Ristorante for pizza.
Before the big day, grab a bottle of your companion’s preferred Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Grigio at Liberty Wine Merchants. There are fewer things more satisfying than uncorking a bottle of fine wine as the two of you unwind.
You’ll definitely be toasting to the best Valentine’s Day ever.