January 31, 2012

Sweets & Treats: Your Guide To Valentine's Day


Looking for interesting ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year? Check out all of the things you and your sweetie can do in our area*:

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Current Offers
  • Chocolate's not just for Valentine's Day! You can host a Dove Chocolate Discoveries tasting party anytime of the year! Need a girls night out or something different to do when you all get together? Schedule a show with Ashley Thompson during February and you’ll get an extra treat -- just mention you saw this on SocialSanford!
  • Spa at Bell House is offering several Valentine’s-themed packages for couples and individuals to enjoy from February 10 through February 18. Visit their website or go to 919-542-3000.
  • Find some time to take your girlfriends out for tea! Afternoon Tea at Mrs.Lacy’s Magnolia House Too invites you to indulge in a delicious UN-Valentine's Day tea seating with your girlfriends. Through February 14, you'll receive complimentary chocolate covered strawberries with every full tea ($14.50). Call  919-776-5145 to reserve your spot.
  • Down Home Scents Bath & Body is accepting Valentine orders now for its newest line of organic bath products. "Chocolate Lovers Delight" sugar scrub and valentine heart bath fizzies with a special message inside and “Fresh Cut Roses & Lavendar” in a red heart-shaped glass container are both going fast!
Tuesday, Feb. 14
  • Do you drive a red car? Take it to Champions Car Wash of Sanford NC for a free wash in honor of Valentine’s Day! Your Valentine will thank you when she or he gets to ride in a squeaky clean car tonight!
Past Offers
  • Order your sweetheart's jewelry from Willow House with Krysten Baxley by February 5 and you'll get free gift wrapping. Order more than $100 worth and your shipping's free, too! Contact Krysten at 423-956-0174 or via email ASAP so you get your order back in time for Valentine's day.
  • Stop in and shop at We 3 Thrift Shop through February 10. Everyone will have the chance to register for a $50 gift certificate to the store just by making a purchase!
  • Win $80 worth of fresh flowers from The Flower Station. How? On their page, post a story about who you would like to win the flowers for (and add a photo if you'd like). Then ask your friends to like your story. The person with the most likes wins!
Thursday, February 9
  • Stop in at We 3 Thrift Shop for a special Valentine’s Day event. They are offering a one-night special deal from 4-8pm! There will be snacks and drinks along with tons of sales throughout the store.
  • Spend a romantic evening at the Enrichment Center (Wicker Street) listening to familiar, well-loved classics (6-8pm). Jazz vocalist Kathy Geib and pianist Court Stewart will give you and your Valentine a night to remember. 
Friday, February 10
Saturday, February 11
  • Take the kids to Pop HeART at the Carolina Artists’ Colony (10-11:30am). They’ll experiment with watercolors as they create their own Valentine’s art inspired by pop artist Jim Dine, who incorporated hearts into his art. The class is for ages 5-10. Register at 919-774-6139.
  • If you have a chocolate lover in your house, you won’t want to miss the Chocolate Festival at Pinehurst UMC (4111 Airport Road in Pinehurst, 10am-4pm). There will be a bake-off, cupcake competition, and more -- all with the chocolate theme. Proceeds will benefit local outreach programs.
  • Grab your sweetheart and head out to Elliotts on Linden for a wine tasting from 12-4pm and cooking demonstrations from 12-2pm. They hold a wine tasting and cooking demonstrations every Saturday with varying themes!
  • Whisk your sweetheart way to Celebrity Dairy in Silk Hope for a simple lunch of local foods (12-3pm). You can also visit with the dairy’s goats while you’re there.
  • Celebrate a day of love with Starrlight Meadery in Pittsboro (12-4pm). Red Light Chocolate will be onsite with treats including the special Starrlight Mead Blackberry Chocolate. The meadery will also offer special Valentine’s day gift packs.
  • Take your Valentine to the “Just For The Heart Of It” fundraiser for the Temple Theatre at the ArtStudio (102 S Steele St, 5-9pm). There will be heavy hors d'oeuvres and signature cocktails for just $35/person or $70/couple.
* Special thanks to Ashley Thompson, independent chocolatier with Dove Chocolate Discoveries for contributing this guide! Did we miss a great Valentine's Day opportunity or event? Share it with us and we'll get it posted.

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