Sometimes its hard to think of creative and exciting things to do for that either anticipated or dreaded day in chilly February. So we've done a little research for you. Whether you're single, in a relationship, married or hate the pink, red and white day here are some ideas for February 14th or you heart themed weekend.
For the Romantic // Head to the Distillery District, romantic setting, you can either check out one of their restaurants, grab coffee at balzacs or even wander hand in hand and explore the different shops! Why not check out Tappo or Archeo for a meal, or grab coffee at balzacs and pastries at The Sweet Escape Pâtisserie.
What to wear // With this evening you can go two ways: casual or elegant. If you just going for coffee, we suggest grabbing our Free People Flying V Hacci Sweater with some boyfriend jeans, low boots and a bright pink toque. For something a little dressier, why not get all dolled up in our 860 Shots to the Heart dress, tights, a cute belt and some pink lips!
For the One Who Doesn’t Want to Go Out on Actual Valentine's Day // You hate going out for V-day, so why not go out the day after? and whats cuter than taking a cupcake decorating Valentine's Day class at Le Dolci! You can do this with a friend, a mom or even a date. Its a great chill environment to get to know a date, catch up with a friend or make memories. No pressure because everything is planned for you!
What to wear // With the possibility of getting icing on your clothing you’re definitely going to go casual for this one. Throw on our 860 Skyline Sweatshirt and a pair of ripped boyfriend jeans and you'll be kitchen ready!
For the Girl on a Budget // Looking for something cute and impressive to do but have no money to make it happen? Why not take your date skating at the Habourfront. All you need are skates and a little money if you want to buy some hot drinks. If you can’t make it on the 14th check it out on the 15th for DJ and skate, its free and you get to have a live DJ music, your date will be even more impressed!
What to wear // With this weather being in the negative your going to want to dress in layers, so why not layer our Jovonnista Dusty Rose Blouse under our Wildfox All Over Love Lennon Sweater in Lightning with some faded jeans, a light pink coat and a our Plush Adore Beanie with a Ban.do Sequin Heart to complete this heart warming Valentine's Look.
For a Girls Night Out // What screams girls night out more than having a drink or 2 (or 5) and belting out sad ballads or cheesy oldies. Join in the fun at Monarch Tavern for the Worn Fashion Journal Karaoke Event. The event proceeds go to support Worn fashion Journal and help them get new lighting equipment. The rules? $7 admission, or $5 if you wear red or pink, $1 per son, $10 to cut the line, and $5 to sing Celine Dion. Oh and one more thing, its mandatory to come with your heart on your sleeve.
What to Wear // Well obviously we want to get that deal, so in the spirit of the day of red and pink, why not pick up our For Love & Lemons Florence Velvet Skirt, paired with a soft pink blouse, some tights and to top off the valentine's look, added a Ban.do Sequin Heart paired with a vintage brooch added at the waist.
For the Partier or the Anti-Valentine // Our amazing city has so many different options for people who want to just go out and have a great time. One that stuck out for us the Promise Heart Party located in a massive abandoned century warehouse complete with DJs, art installations and food. Another party that seemed particularly good and not just for people with valentines is the Damaged Goods Valentine's party at Parts and Labour: music, $5 cover and a Valentine's event for the people who aren't particularly excited for the day of love.
For Meeting New People // Want a cool way to meet new people? A new friend, a new date, or even next years valentine, head on over to the ROM on the 14th for Murder at The Royal Ontario Museum. This evening is thrilling adventure you’ll be sure to never forget. Embark on a life like version of clue in a team of 3 clever guys and 3 clever girls and take the next two hours to try to solve the mysterious murder at the ROM. Who knows you may solve the mystery of who your next valentine will be.
Mystery isn’t you thing? Why not head to Love Bites at Belljar cafe, a evening full of questions, answers and maybe even meeting you next match. The evening is complete with DJ music, tarot card readings, matching service at the door, even your drink choice will be read into. Be ready for a evening of fun and matchmaking extraordinaire.
What to wear // For the ROM your going to want to go comfy and casual as you'll be running around sleuthing. Throw on our Free People Trapeze Slip and layer our 860 Stevie Fringe Kimono over top for a little something extra ,add some jeans, throw your hair in a cute topknot and your ready to solve a mystery. If your thinking of heading to the Belljar cafe, just lose the kimono, swap the jeans for tights, add a Ban.do Sequin Heart to a strap (since the dress code is red and white), let down your hair and your ready to meet your match.
So whether you single, in a relationship, married, its complicated or have no clue whats going on, head on out this Valentine's Day and discover what our enchanting city has to offer you. Grab a friend or friends, a date, a relative or just yourself and make the most of this Valentine's, who knows maybe you’ll find your Valentine after all, whether a person or just fall in love with the captivating city called Toronto, the best Valentine of all.