An extended stay at home orders from the Ontario government officials means Valentine’s day this year won’t be the same as the previous years. But there’s no stopping us from celebrating February 14 at home, right? For Liberty Village locals, we’ve got some fun ideas to help you celebrate Valentine’s day with your significant other and family – pets are included because they are family too!
Start the day feeling like you’re in Portugal
Valentine’s day 2021 falls on a Sunday! Take the time to be grateful for another day that you are safe and healthy. Then have a pair of Tosta Mista and coffee delivered to you from the Portuguese cafe, Bom Dia Cafe & Bakery. You can even get freshly baked bread and pastries to go along with them.
Wear matching Valentine’s day shirts
Believe me when I say it’s the easiest way to make your February 14 even more festive! And guess what? There’s a local business offering a quick turnaround time for a custom shirt. In just 4 easy steps, Freshly Baked Tees will provide you super soft, great fitting tees and hoodies ready to wear in 5 to 10 minutes! Head on to their website and start designing!
Enjoy a liquid time capsule
Whether you’re alone, with S.O., or with family, you can do a wine tasting at home. Thanks to Wine Lovers Agency, you can have a case of wine bottles delivered straight to your home. This way, you get to experience a slice of a specific place and a particular time in a delicious, drinkable form.
To get a list of their Wine Lovers Essential Mixed Packs, contact [email protected]!
Show some love and attention to your furry friend
If you think you’re lucky enough to share your life with a dog or a cat, then it’s time to spice up their life on Valentine’s day! Parkdale Pet Foods got you covered – toys, accessories, and treats!
You may also have your pet’s portrait printed on a crew neck sweater! Luna and Co. Dog Accessories offers hand-drawn illustrations to ensure the highest quality and resemblance. Use the code LOCAL416 to avail of its free local delivery!
Get a midday coffee paired with an exquisite French pastry
How about getting a variety of exciting flavours of a long, thin pastry that translates to “flash of lightning” in French? Okay, I’m talking about eclairs. And where can you get well-packed works of art eclairs that a single bite will blow your mind? *drumroll please* It’s Nugateau – Canada’s first all-Eclair only patisserie. Go ahead and pre-order your Valentine’s day 6-pack for the most romantic treat of the day!
Have a candlelit quarantine dinner
Imagine these on your dining table: potato chips with onion and tobiko for hors d’oeuvre; potato perogies with miso cream sauce for an appetizer; farro, arugula, feta, and toasted almond for salad course; ribeye steak for the main course; and almond pannacotta with toasted bread crumbs and cherries for dessert. Can you imagine having that menu for the night? Well, it’s not impossible now because Haan Palcu-Chang is offering Will You Be My QuaranTINE? Kit for 2! The mouthwatering menu comes with flowers and custom-made conversation cards.
Experience Barcelona’s Picasso and the Gaudi Museums
Instead of hopping onto Netflix, Disney+, or Apple TV+ on your Valentine’s night, how about virtually exploring two of the most celebrated museums in the world? An online event by Virtual Tour Live and Visit in the World at Home is happening on Sunday, February 14, from 6 pm to 9 pm EST.
What to expect, you ask? The live virtual guide will begin with a brief discussion on Pablo Picasso’s life before exploring some of the most celebrated and magnificent worlds of art inside the museum. In addition, you can explore the unique art, furniture, and objects located throughout the Gaudi museum that was once home to the famous Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi.