Romantic Meals and Matching Tattoos: 10 ways to spend Valentine’s Day in the Glebe
Love is in the air. The love of fresh cut roses, the love of fancy meals out and romantic nights in and enough chocolate to sweeten even the temperature outside. Okay, maybe not quite, but Valentine’s Day is here and there’s no sweeter spot to spend a romantic night than in the Glebe.
From dining options and chocolate galore to movie nights at Lansdowne, here are 10 ways you can treat your lover this Valentine’s Day.
A romantic meal at Orto Trattoria
Start your night off right with special meal at Orto Trattoria on Valentine’s Day. The fine dining spot is serving up a special Valentine’s Menu Friday night faeaturing Scallops Crudo, Beef Carpaccio with either duck or Arctic Char. The meal tops off with textured chocolate for dessert and optional wine pairings. An intimate night out never tasted so good. Click here to contact Orto for reservations.
An intimate dinner at La Strada Ristorante
Impress your special someone with a romantic outing at La Strada, where owner Rick Milito will treat you to an authentic Italian dinner that you will want to savour. From Spaghetti Puttanesca to the bistro’s famous Agnello La Strada rack of lamb and an impressive wine list to boot, you’ll be wined and dined all evening at La Strada. Click here to book your table now.
Burgers and beers at Bowman’s
If you’re looking for something a bit more casual – maybe a quick bite before a movie – then hit up Bowman’s on Bank for tasty burgers, wings and pitchers of brew. The laid-back atmosphere will be perfect for that first date or a chill night out with someone special. Check out Bowman’s online here.
Cinnamon buns at Cinnaholic
Full yet? Come on, it’s Valentine’s Day! You have to get dessert. Head to Lansdowne’s newest sweetery Cinnaholic, where you can choose from an epic 19 different frosting flavours – from caramel and cake batter to maple and marshmallow. The 100% vegan, dairy & lactose-free, egg-free and cholesterol-free sweets are the perfect treat to satisfy your sweet tooth. Only one fork needed. Click for more on Cinnaholic.
Flowers from Bloomfields
Nothing says I love you like a dozen sweet red roses and Bloomfields has got you covered. Choose from individual roses to full bouquets. The Bank Street flower shop also has various arrangements, orchids and other vibrant flowers to make Valentine’s Day extra special this year. Click here to visit them online.
Free public skate & DJ Date Skate
If you’ve got the morning off with your partner, why not go for a romantic skate around TD Place. You can hold hands and whisper sweet nothings into each other’s ears while you cruise around the arena. The free public skate runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday. Click here for details. TD Place is also hosting a DJ Date Skate night on Feb. 22 from 7-11 p.m. complete with a live DJ who will be spinning romantic Michael Bolton and Kenny G hits, among other love songs throughout the night. Click here for tickets to the DJ Date Skate.
Movie Night at Cineplex
Leave the kids at home Friday night and treat your honey to a thrilling movie night at Lansdowne. Take a nostalgic trip back to the 90s with the new Bad Boys for Life, or experience the dazzling cinematography of 1917. Get some VIP tickets so you can relax, have a drink and you won’t have to worry about obnoxious teenagers kicking your seat. Click here for showtimes.
When in doubt, just get chocolate. You’ll never go wrong if you show up with a pile of chocolate on Valentine’s Day, and luck for you, the Glebe has options galore when it comes to the sweet stuff. From pastries at Second-Avenue Sweets and cakes at Sweet Bite to arguably the city’s best baklava at La Brioche, the Glebe has your sweet tooth taken care of. Click here for a full list of great Glebe dessert spots.
A healing “Love Stone” from Oresta Organic Skin Care
Rose Quartz is commonly referred to as the “Love Stone” for its strong vibrations of unconditional love, tenderness, joy warmth and healing. This beautiful pink crystal has a powerful energy that resonates within both the heart chakra and the higher heart chakra area related to compassion. Pick up a Rose Quartz Face Roller from Oresta today and give the love from deep within. Click here to visit Oresta online.
Matching tattoos at Barnstormer
Prove your unwavering commitment to your partner with matching tattoos from Barnstormer. Owner and artist extraordinaire Glen Paradis can cook up anything you like – angels and demons fighting over the remote control, two cupid-shot hearts or a simple “Karen” wrapped around a heart. All jokes aside, the Bank Street tattoo shop is an impressive studio, with a handful of extremely talented artists who know the craft inside and out. Get something for your honey that will last as long as your love…forever. Click here for more on Barnstormer.
Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us in the Glebe.