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As we head into February, our thoughts often turn to hearts, flowers, and all things love. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and for those who celebrate, it can be a perfect chance for a pick-me-up near the midpoint of winter.
Gifts and experiences from Kingston-area merchants offer the perfect chance to shop local and show your loved ones you care!
Local businesses are ready to help you celebrate the annual day of love — however you choose to spend it. Spoil loved ones, or yourself, with these special Valentine’s Day ideas:
Treat your Valentine’s feet with luxurious foot care
This Valentine’s Day, help your loved ones put their best foot forward with luxurious foot care products or a gift card from Step Forward Foot Care and Wellness Kingston.
“Winter is a very dry season, and the perfect time to treat embarrassing foot issues,” said Vickie Shi, Registered Nurse and owner of Step Forward. “Our nurse is well trained with advanced foot care skills, and we have great foot care products that can help you or your loved ones with these problems.”
Offering both at-home and in-clinic services, Step Forward offers a great opportunity to show you care to your parents or grandparents, or anyone else in your life. who deserves a little pampering that leads to happy, healthy feet! Visit https://www.stepforwardkingston.ca/ to learn more, or stop by 812 John Marks Ave, Unit B, to purchase foot care products or gift certificates for your Valentine.
“Remember, foot care is not only for diabetics or seniors, it is for everyone,” Shi shared.
Flowers make a classic gift
Indulge your sweetheart with Scarlett & Rosie Floral Co.’s exquisite Valentine’s Day collection. From breathtaking bouquets to charming gifts, they have curated a selection that speaks the language of love.
Express your deepest emotions with stunning floral arrangements. From classic red roses to unique mixed bouquets, their expert florists design each arrangement with passion and precision.
Can’t make it in person? No problem! Scarlett & Rosie offers reliable delivery services, ensuring that your gift reaches its destination on time. Pick up is also available at 4397 George Street in Sydenham.
Scarlett & Rosie recommends pre-ordering to guarantee your flowers will be available on the big day.
Visit their website for more details scarlettrosiefloralco.ca, or give them a call at 613-583-1242.
Share a prix fixe menu or celebrate Galentine’s with waterfront dining
Treat your loved ones to a carefully crafted 3-course prix fixe menu overlooking the water at AquaTerra.
On the menu for this memorable evening are Scallop Bisque, Surf & Turf, or Aqua Cioppino, and a decadent S’Mores-themed desert. Vegetarian options include Halloumi Greens, Vegetable Risotto, and Vanilla Panna Cotta.
This special offer is available from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. February 9 to 18, 2024. Reservations are highly encouraged.
Looking for a night out with besties instead? AquaTerra is also celebrating Galentine’s Day in their Vu Lounge. Create memories with your best friends, and snag a a 1L sangria for two with any food purchase for $40 from February 9 to 13, 2024.
Book online or call 613-549-6243 to make a reservation.
Find something for all your Valentine’s at the All About Love vendor market
On Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024, the Royal Canadian Legion at 734 Montreal Street will be transformed into an All About Love vendor market.
Hosted by Leopold’s Event Planning, local vendors at the market will be showing off their Valentine’s Day products and gift ideas from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. From traditional romantic gifts like artisan-made jewellery, handmade confectionery sweet treats, or luxury bath products, to unique items such as exotic plants, handmade candles and home fragrances, or one-of-a-kind handbags and accessories, the event will make gift buying easy and fun — and gift giving as exceptional as your Valentine!
“Come out and find a gift for that special someone in your life, from one of our 34 vendors and artisans,” said Jasmine Leopold, event organizer.
More details and a list of vendors are available on the market’s Facebook event page.
Indulge your love with small plates and delectable dishes
Spend an indulgent evening at Mayla Concept in downtown Kingston. With two decadent meal experiences to choose from, your Valentine is sure to be impressed!
Reserve Bar Mayla and enjoy a gourmet tapas menu at $76 per person. Date night has never been better, with small plates for sharing, craft beer, and cocktails, all served in a relaxed atmosphere.
A more sumptuous experience is available upstairs, at eastern Ontario’s only indoor, wood-fired grill. Le Jardin offers surf, turf, vegetarian dishes, and desserts each prepared or flavoured by the grill. Their open kitchen concept lets you watch the chefs create the delectable dishes, and even choose your own cut of steak.
The Chef Tasting Menu at Le Jardin is $135 per person, and worth every penny.
Reservations for both floors are available, but these Valentine’s menus are only available on February 14, 2024. Book online at www.maylaconcept.ca.
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