Here’s How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day (Flowers! Food! Events!) in Philly With Your Soon-to-Be Spouse

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Whether you are very excited about an extra special Valentine’s Day (you’ve got that rock on your finger!), or have hardly taken notice of Friday’s date (this whole year is your Valentine’s Day!), we thought we’d share with you some fab little tips for celebrating your love with your love here in Philly this V day.

Our buddy blogs here at phillymag.com have got some really great tips, and so we’d like to point you in the direction of …




  • Unusual Valentine's Day Suggestions from Foobooz As the very wise Art Etchells mentions—practically every restaurant in the world has a "special" Valentine's Day menu, so if you've got a place in mind already, check with them, and ye shall find. If you'd like some off-the-beaten-path recs, however, he's got 'em, from the '80s prom party going on at Pub & Kitchen and special sharable cheese plates at Tria to our favorite: grabbing a two-pack of the budinos at Barbuzzo, and crashing on the couch with your person. (Personally, we'd replace House of Cards with Orange is the New Black, but, you know, whatever.)
  • Valentine's Day Events in Philly from Ticket Our site's newest blog—it focuses on arts and entertainment here in Philly—has rounded up some really fun Valentine's- and love-themed events going on in the area this week and weekend, from dance lessons at Society Hill Dance Academy (hello, first dance!) to ballet performances and even a love-themed event at The Philadelphia Zoo. (Even animals love romance!)
  • This Is the Easiest Valentine's Day Gift Ever on Shoppist One of our fave Philly florists, Sullivan Owen, alerted us to her tricky little system from no-brainer flower-ordering this Valentine's Day, and our shopping-focused sister blog breaks it down. (Note: Whether you are the flower giver or the flower givee in your situation, you need to know about this, stat.)

Are you doing anything special for your first Valentine's Day with a fiance? Or are you cooling it a bit on this holiday since it's such a special year already?

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