Guide To Valentine’s Day

January 16, 2012 10:00 AM

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Valentine's Day Bouquet (Source: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Valentine’s Day Bouquet (Source: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Reporting David Sutta

valentines day general Guide To Valentines Day While many of us want to appreciate our loved ones every day, the daily hustle and bustle of life sometimes doesn’t give us time for that. Fear not. There is one day a year where we can redeem ourselves and show how much we love someone – whether it’s a friend or a beau. It’s Valentine’s Day, of course.  To make this day a bit less hectic for you, we have put together a guide of the “who, what, when, and where” of Valentine’s Day. Enjoy and don’t forget to give yourself a little love!

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Romantic Rendezvous

For a special place to take your special someone, take a look at these romantic restaurants which will set the tone for a perfect night.

Casa Tua Restaurant
1700 James Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 673-1010

www.casatualifestyle.com

Hidden inside an antique Mediterranean house, this Italian treasure offers the perfect romantic ambiance for your valentine’s date. Whisper sweet nothings to each other as you enjoy Italian cuisine like beef tenderloin with foie gras, toasted hazelnuts and leeks.

Azul Mandarin Oriental
500 Brickell Key Drive
Miami, Florida 33131
(305) 913 8358

http://www.mandarinoriental.com

Enjoy some of the best views of Miami from Azul restaurant on Brickell Key. There is nothing more romantic than savoring their picturesque bayfront views while sipping on their world-class wine. Their unique blend of Mediterranean cuisine with Asian flavors will be sure to make a unique and tasty Valentine’s Day dinner.

Casa D’Angelo
1201 N Federal Hwy
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
(954) 564-1234

http://www.casa-d-angelo.com/

While Valentines is all about love for one another, it can also be about the love of food! Known as one of the best Italian restaurants in South Florida, this quaint eatery will make your date swoon with their Tuscan cuisine. Grab a table in their cozy corner which has views of their immense wine cellar. For those who like pasta, try their famous papardele with porcini mushrooms.

Casablanca Cafe
3049 Alhambra Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-4307
(954) 764-3500

http://www.casablancacafeonline.com/

While this place is a bit bigger than most, don’t think it can’t have a romantic ambiance. For Valentine’s Day, dine al fresco. Enjoy some alone time with your date as you dine and listen to the soothing sounds of the ocean. Finish the night off with a romantic walk on the beach.

Red Fish Grill
9610 Old Cutler Rd
Miami, FL 33156
(305) 668-8788

www.redfishgrill.net

For those seafood lovers, this place offers a more laid back choice for you and your “inamorato”. Have a romantic night dining under the stars. Make sure to try some of their succulent oysters and champagne. Did we mention they’re aphrodisiacs?

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Flowers & Gifts

Nothing is more classic than flowers on Valentine’s Day, but for a more personalized and fabulous flower arrangement try some of the top flower shops in South Florida. Don’t know where to go, Click Here for our top picks.

Edible Arrangements
1-877-363-7848

http://www.ediblearrangements.com

For those looking for a healthier alternative to romantic treats, try Edible Arrangements.  A mouth-watering treat like the “Sweetheart Swizzle Bouquet “ with chocolate covered strawberries will let your beau enjoy something sweet without the regret.   These tasty fruit arrangements are not only beautiful but also good for you! Don’t have time to stop by the store? Order it online!

Cookies By Design
888.882.6654

http://www.cookiesbydesign.com/

Make Feb.14 a whole lot sweeter this year with tasty treats. If you feel like stepping out the chocolate box, send your Valentine a tasty arrangement they can truly enjoy! Cookies! These cookies are not your typical batch. Each arrangement can come with cookies shaped like hearts, roses or maybe a personal note. With fun flavors like dulce de leche and double chocolate chip, your Valentine’s Day will never be sweeter.

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Chocolate Goodies

This 2,000 year old treat never gets old especially on Valentine’s Day. For those who love sweets, chocolate is the “Big Kahuna” of them all. With so many varieties from super sweet to bitter dark, you can never go wrong with a box of these delightful confections.

Godiva
1-800-9-GODIVA

http://www.godiva.com

This classic favorite never lets you down with their large variety of chocolates, baskets and treats for your loved one. Whether it’s a simple box of chocolates or their Chocolate Strawberry Truffles your sweetheart will love these special treats.  For those who want to feel decadent as well as romantic, there is a Dessert Truffle Lover’s Basket to celebrate the occasion.

Kilwins
305-763-8991

https://www.kilwins.com/

Give your heart to someone in a special way with Kilwins beautiful heart box filled with their yummy chocolates.  These chocolates are a bit less “frou frou” than some other companies.  Kilwins goes back to the basics and produces the sweet taste of fresh, homemade chocolate. There is no better way to show your love than this simple and sweet gesture. Order online, by phone or stop by one of their South Florida locations.

Jimmie’s Chocolate And Café
148 North Federal Highway
Dania Beach, FL 33004-2804
(954) 922-0441

www.jimmieschocolates.com

For something more original, try this sweet hidden treasure trove of chocolate. Don’t be fooled by the small size of this place.  Jimmie’s roots in South Florida go back to 1947 making it Florida’s oldest chocolatier. Made fresh, these artisan confections come in every shape and size making them an easy and original gift for your “bon bon.”
For more info on the best chocolate in South Florida, Click Here.

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Valentine’s Day Treats For Singles

Who says you need to be with someone to have fun on Valentine’s Day. There is nothing better than spending the “Day of Love” celebrating the love between friends and family. Oh and don’t forget love for yourself!

For some ideas on celebrating Valentine’s Day with your friends Click Here.

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