Share your love with all things local this Valentine’s Day

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As we head into the slowly lengthening days of February our minds may turn to warmer thoughts of spring and flowers. But there’s another reason why we often think of these things at this time of year — a February highlight that also involves chocolates and all things love!

That’s right, 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.

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:

Give your love a Victorian Valentine

Valentine’s Day 2023 marks Chartreuse Flower Works’ 10th Year in Business — Huzzah!

Their favourite Valentine’s offerings include:

  • The Victorian Carnation & Forget Me Not gift box: antique carnations, lush foliage and accent flowers, a handmade greeting card made to look from the Victorian Era, and a package of Forget Me Not seeds. Such old-world keepsakes will extend your romantic sentiments until the spring.
  • Red Roses? Not on their watch! Chartreuse brings you the “Pink Floyd Rose,” the most fragrant, best-performing hot pink rose available. This bouquet is lovingly tucked into a 35-inch gift box with high-end foliage, accent flowers, Merci chocolate bar, and a handmade by-the-florist card.
  • Honourable mentions: tulip bouquets, cinnamon heart boxes, Lego flowers, hand-tied bouquets, and orchid plants.

Call Chartreuse at 613-329-9443, stop by their shop at 577 Division St, or shop online at for exclusive products and designs, and exceptional customer love. 

Share some nibbles too beautiful to eat… almost!

This Valentine’s Day, share a beautiful and delicious charcuterie board with your loved ones.

Charming Charcuterie is a small business in Bath, Ontario. They specialize in all things charcuterie, including snack, dessert, and brunch boards, as well as offering Jarcuterie (individual charcuterie served in a jar) and themed boards, as well!

Their Valentine’s Day Board is perfect for a romantic evening, or a relaxing “Galentine’s.”

As a new business, Charming Charcuterie is always expanding and adding new boards to their menu. “Whatever the event, we’ve got you covered with over a dozen different options and four accommodating sizes,” said 14-year-old Natasha Kennedy-Eros, who runs this business with her mother.

Visit their Facebook Page for more information and offers, or email them at [email protected].

“We are always happy to whip up a custom board or make changes to a current board. We would love to hear from you regarding all your charcuterie needs!”

Spoil your Valentine with a staycation package

Treat your Valentine to a staycation package at the Delta Hotel in downtown Kingston.

Your stay begins with a bottle of champagne, and candied strawberries and chocolates, locally crafted by the AquaTerra team. The Valentine’s Day package features a four-course dinner, which includes Pecan Crusted Argentinian Shrimp and grilled Beef Tenderloin, served in the AquaTerra restaurant, located in the lobby of the Delta Hotel. Their menu focuses on the freshest and, whenever possible, locally-sourced ingredients.

Breakfast for two each day at AquaTerra is also included in this package. All guestrooms at the Delta overlook Lake Ontario and boast cozy beds and many amenities. With late checkout, guests can enjoy the pool, hot tub, fitness rooms, and everything downtown Kingston has to offer.

To book, call 613-549-8100 or visit the Delta Hotel website, choose the dates of your stay (between Feb 11 and 17), and navigate to the Deals and Packages tab.

You’ll never go wrong with flowers and gifts

Let your heart lead the way, and show that special someone how much you care this Valentine’s Day with Scarlett & Rosie Floral Co.

The Kingston area’s newest flower shop has everything you need to show your loved ones you care.

From roses and assorted arrangements to candles and chocolates — and even tropical plants! — you will find the perfect gifts and bouquets online and in their beautiful new retail store at 4397 George Street in Sydenham.

Nicole Potter, owner of Scarlett & Rosie, recommends pre-ordering to guarantee your flowers will be available on the big day. Free delivery is available on any order over $50. 

Visit their website for more details or give them a call at 613-583-1242.

Enjoy some music with your Valentine

Image provided by Doghouse Studios.

Concert tickets are a perfect way to show your love, and give your Valentine something to look forward to! Doghouse Studios in Napanee has an excellent concert series this winter, and each one is sure to be a fun way to share a night out!

“We have a pretty great series of artists lined up to suit all kinds of musical tastes,” the studio shared. “The line-up includes many award-winning artists, some of whom are hometown favourites, as well as others who we’ve been lucky to bring to town as part of their national or international tours.”

Check out the ‘Winter in the Doghouse’ concert lineup and order tickets here.

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