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Valentines Day Roundups - Chic Dining Options and Decorating Tips

The dreaded day of 'love' is rapidly approaching. Significant other or not, we have rounded up a few top spots, and a few tips on where and how to celebrate with the bae or with friends. So where will you be celebrating?!

Fig & Olive:

The chic date-worthy spot is offering a special 3 course pre-fixe menu for $85.00 with a $35 optional wine pairing for Valentine's day.

"We always look forward to celebrating Valentine's Day each year. While at FIG & OLIVE, we have the overall atmosphere staged as if  you are on a romantic getaway on a garden in the  French Riviera, surrounded by rosemary and olive trees," states Ludovic Barras, Marketing Director at Fig + Olive. "It is a very romantic and intimate, peaceful setting for the perfect date. We crafted a very special three course prix fixe menu that will satisfy every palate." 

If you're not able to make it in on Valentine's day don't worry. The upscale dining establishment will be offering a special offer for two called, "Romantic Week." From February 12th - February 19th guests will be able to enjoy a delicious crostinis trio +whole branzino for 2 (with 2 sides) + a bottle of verve clicquot.

The Tuck Room Tavern: 

Valentine’s Day at LA’s The Tuck Room Tavern and iPic Theaters. Tuck Room Tavern is inviting guests to celebrate Valentine’s Day all weekend long with a 6-Course Aphrodisiac Dining Experience, while iPic Theaters is gifting a seductive lace mask to moviegoers seeing the new Fifty Shades Darker film.

From Friday, February 10 – Tuesday, February 14, Chef Sherry Yard’s The Tuck Room Tavern is serving up a 6-course prix fixe dinner that is sure to tantalize all the senses with aphrodisiac-driven dishes. From a first course “Kiss” of Potato Aligot Popovers with shaved black truffles and Coconut-Curry Lobster Bisque, to a third course “Seduction” featuring Bucatini Carbonara with pancetta, parmesan and sage, to the sixth and final “Sweet Sensation” course of homemade Truffles, cookies and candies. 

The aphrodisiac dining experience is priced at $75/person – $68 for iPic Sapphire, Gold and Platinum members (sign up at www.iPic.com) – with the option to add wine pairings for only $25/person.

Tips for Opening Your Home for Love:

Love Is In The Air - Decorate Accordingly! Courtesy Photo

Love Is In The Air - Decorate Accordingly! Courtesy Photo

Whether you are in the early stages of a relationship or looking for new love, there are a lot of things that people do that might derail cupid from doing his job properly. One of those things is creating a negative design at home. Decor and style are important for first, second and even fifth impressions, so creating a home that is ‘cupid-friendly’ is a must. If your love interest feels uncomfortable in your home, it’s a sign to them that you might not be the right fit. Jeffrey Welder of Vant Wall Panels shares a few tips for decorating and design mistakes that you want to avoid if you want to be open to new love and romance. A few of our favorites were the importance to remove technology from the bedroom, along with the gender dominated decor. Your home is your oasis, treat it as such.

Whether you're dining with the bae or with friends or simply staying in for the evening, we hope your Valentine's Day is full of joy and being surrounded by those you love!


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