Sunday, February 10, 2013

Valentine Date Ideas

You all know how much I love Bri Emery of Design Love Fest, right? Last week, Bri asked several of her blogger friends what their fave secret date spot was and then wrote up a mini bio on each. I just loved the idea and wanted to ask the same question of a few of my fave bloggers! Several of my sweet blogger pals from three different countries are here to share their fave date spots! Without further adieu, take it away ladies!

Here in Canada, a lot of our men spent their childhood at the rink playing hockey...perfect inspiration for impressing your guy on Valentine's Day! I think there is something so romantic about a couple lacing up and skating at night holding hands. Toronto has a bunch of outdoor rinks, but my personal fave is the Harbourfront Center, located right on the waterfront of Lake Ontario. It's so pretty, with a view of both the city and the water.  Plus as an added bonus, it's completely free! End the night curled up together with some hot chocolate!

Albertina of Mimosa Lane
Fave Date spot: Pappa's Brother's Steakhouse. I don't eat much red meat but I love having a nice piece of filet mignon here and there. My husband and I love going here for their great wine list, amazing quality meats, and scrumptious desserts. I love catching up with my husband over a delicious meal. Oh and the bread and butter are to die for.

Sonia of Daring Coco
My ultimate and most favorite spot in Melbourne is Hosier Lane: a stroll down an old world cobblestone pathway encompassed by equally old stone buildings that are adorned in phenomenal street art. It's like stepping into another world here with the vibrancy and assortment of various illustrations it's easily enchanting and very much inspiring. I can easily spend hours here just absorbing all the incredible creativity along the walls, it's also a great spot for photoshoots and best of all free for everybody to enjoy.

Alison of Heart of Gold and Luxury
My favorite date spot in Manhattan is Il Buco on Bond Street. Nothing could be more romantic than dining in their Cellar lined with oak barrels and various vintages. It is almost as if you have slipped away from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan and escaped into your own private vineyard.


Thanks ladies for sharing your fave date spots! Don't they all sound fabulous!? Do you have a secret awesome date spot for Valentines that you would like to share!? Come on, spill! 


  1. Thank you so much for having me Holly!

  2. Great post! Ice skating with dinner to follow is the perfect plan for me!
    ♥, LONDA

  3. Thanks for having me!!! I love Il Buco!! and ice skating how fun!!

  4. This is such a cute idea :-) I'll be checking out Il Buco for sure!

  5. Cute, cute- if I ever head to any of these places I sure know where to bring my man! And just in case there are any SF ladies- I'd suggest Beretta- fave rest ever!!

    xo Carlina

  6. What a cute post idea! Especially since you chose some of my favorite bloggers! We need a little Cali love- What's your favorite spot Holly?

    1. HI Kristen- Definitely a little spot called Divanti Enoteca in Little Italy, San Diego... or the Red Fox in Northpark, San Diego... both ooze charm! Oh, and Kristen, since you are in orange county... have you heard of La Cave in Costa Mesa!? It's an undertground steakhouse and it is so adorable! And delcious... it's from the 50s and it makes you feel like you are stepping back in time... red booths... meat cart... it is awesome! Let me know if you have been or go! And thanks for asking love! And what about you!?

  7. Magggianos!!!! Not super romantic but the Rigatoni D is AMAZE! A super romantic Italian food restaurant in Newport Beach is Sappori. LOVE the ambiance and their food is delish!

  8. These date ideas are so cute! The husband and I have gone out in the past but this year we are opting to stay home and re-create our first date with making fondue :) xx

    elle [wonderfelle world]

  9. So cute - what a fabulous idea! I love ice skating {it's totally slipped my mind this winter}, so maybe my boyfriend and I will have to do that for Valentines!


  10. Thanks for featuring my date idea Holly! Glad to help give some lovely ladies ideas for their day of love! xo

  11. awww i love this section!! i wish i had read it! i ordered Skyfall from Amazon and am planning to make my hubs fave meal (croque monsieur) and build a tent fort with blankets in the living room while we snuggle and watch a movie. we;re going on the cheap this year

  12. Loving this Holly and thank you for even considering me for this awesome feature!



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