Valentine’s Day Ideas

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For all you last minute love birds out there, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Here are a few local inspired ideas for V-Day that will have your honey smiling from ear to ear.

The Perfect Card

Salt Shop and Press has the most original, fun spirited cards (and so much more) at their store in Mystic. Especially loving the “You had me at merlot” tote… why didn’t we think of that?

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Chocolate

I had the opportunity to try Chocolate Shots, an Essex, CT based company, at an event this past weekend. Oh my goodness were they good. To put it simply, it is the inside of a truffle served in a shot glass to be eaten with a spoon and is enough to share (or not). They can be ordered online here and are made and shipped the same day. With flavors including Raspberry Kiss and Red Hot Lover these treats are sure to please any chocolate lovin’ Valentine.

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Want the whole truffle? Check out Zest Pastry in the Velvet Mill in Stonington, CT for hand rolled truffles, chocolate dipped sea salt caramels, individual flourless cakes, red velvet cakes, chocolate dipped strawberries and so much more. You can drop in during their regular business hours or call ahead and place an order to pick up. There is also a great Farmer’s Market Saturday mornings in the same building, 10am to 1pm, so you can grab some greens and some sweets all in one stop!

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Wine

Although Saltwater Farm Vineyard is closed for the season that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of other good local wine to be enjoyed. This Thursday Stonington Vineyards will host their 2013 Cabernet Franc release party. Tickets are $25 per person and include a glass of the new vintage, dessert pairings by SIFT Bakeshop of Mystic and live music by Reckless Blues. Tickets can be purchased in advance on their website here.

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A Night Away…Close By

Looking to make this Valentine’s Day an experience to remember? The Ocean House in Watch Hill, RI offers several 0ff-season packages including an Aprés Sea winter package and Epicurean Adventure which are sure to make for an evening not soon to be forgotten. Check out their website here for details or call for rates and availability (888.552.2588).

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Can’t stay the night? They are also offering a Valentine’s Day Dinner & Concert with Scott Dreier Friday and Saturday night, view details here.

Cheers to feeling the love this Valentine’s Day,

JM

Still at a loss for what to get? Check out some of our past post’s on NestVerdant Floral Studios and Hope and Stetson for more gift ideas that would make even cupid proud. 

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