Valentine’s Day Inspirations

Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it. Here’s a round-up of fabulous gift ideas, romantic dinners, activities, and more.


Dallas Chamber Symphony 

A musical evening of romance awaits at Dallas Chamber Symphony’s February concert, “Tchaikovsky Serenade.” Led by Artistic Director and Conductor Richard McKay, the concert is comprised of three elegant and beautiful pieces that will set the mood for Valentine’s Day. Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings anchors the program, which also features groundbreaking works by two American masters, Samuel Barber’s Serenade Op. 1, and Franz Goyana Waxman’s Sketches featuring acclaimed pianist Kyle Orth.

Where:   Moody Performance Hall | 2520 Flora Street, Dallas

When:   Tues. Feb. 11, 8 pm | Doors open 6:30 pm | The concert runtime is 90 minutes

Cost:   $24-$54 | Visit the website below for season tickets, subscription packages, and student and senior discounts. Tickets may be available in the lobby the night of the event

Phone:   214. 449.1294


The Stoneleigh

Enjoy a romantic retreat at The Stoneleigh with your special someone. Indulge in the charms, comfort, and service of the historic luxury boutique hotel with the Stay (avec amour) Room Package. The romantic retreat includes a one-night stay for two, a decadent chocolate amenity, two sparkling Kir Royale cocktails with a twist, and an enchanting breakfast at Perle on Maple, the eclectic bistro tucked inside the hotel. The package is available through May 30, 2020.

Where:   Le Méridien Dallas, The Stoneleigh, is a historic luxury boutique hotel located in the vibrant Uptown neighborhood of Dallas | 2927 Maple Ave. Dallas.

When:    Package available through Sat. May 30

Cost:   Varies

Phone:   1.800.228-9290 | Use promo code 9ZR when making your reservation



Bisous Bisous Pâtisserie 

In French, Bisous Bisous means “Kiss, Kiss” or “Lots of Love,” so it is no surprise that Valentine’s Day is a special day for the French pâtisserie. Instead of a box of chocolates, give your sweetheart a box of French macarons. Bisous will be offering special heart shaped Valentine French macarons in red velvet and chocolate dipped strawberry (6 for $15 or 12 for $30) as well as a box of dozen assorted signature macarons ($25). Cakes have also been hit by Cupid’s arrow with Valentine’s Day drip cakes (2 for $25) and red velvet Heart Cakes (10” for $50 and 6” for $35). Valentine’s Day treats will be available starting Feb. 1 through Feb. 15. Valentines pre-orders are highly recommended and must be ordered by February 11.

Where:   Bisous Bisous Pâtisserie, West Village | 3700 McKinney Ave. Suite #150, Dallas

When:   Available Sat. Feb. 1 – Sat. Feb. 15 | Mon. – Sat. 7 am – 7 pm | Sun. 9 am – 5 pm

Cost:   Varies | See above

Phone:   214-613-3570



Local Yocal Farm to Market

Enjoy a romantic, intimate dinner at home with super premium steaks from Local Yocal Farm to Market, a prized butcher shop and local goods store located in McKinney. Offering both farm fresh Wagyu and DNA Verified 100% Angus beef, there are 13 different choices of cuts, from ground burger to a boneless ribeye. You can be confident that you are providing the healthiest option of meat – all natural, always free of steroids, antibiotics and hormones – for the one you adore. The items can either be picked up at the store in historic downtown McKinney or can be shipped anywhere in the domestic United States through their new online store.  Local Yocal Farm to Market is a farmer-owned market featuring pasture-raised meats and locally sourced organic products.

Where:   Local Yocal Farm to Market | 213 N. Tennessee St., McKinney.

When:   Tues. – Thurs. 11 am – 9 pm | Friday/Saturday, 11 am – 11 pm | Brunch, Saturdays/Sundays. 11 am – 3 pm | Happy hours, Tues. – Thurs., 3 pm – 7 pm

Cost:   Varies

Phone:   469-952-3838



Local Yocal BBQ & Grill

Enjoy the sophisticated Texas cuisine of Local Yocal BBQ & Grill this Valentine’s Day. The farm-to-table restaurant will be hosting a special Valentine’s Day three-course prix-fixed dinner, expertly crafted by Chef Adam West, and half a bottle of wine for $75 per person. The dinner is available Friday, February 14, and Saturday, February 15, 5pm to 11pm. Reservations can be made online at or by calling 469-225-0800.

Where:  Local Yocal BBQ & Grill | 350 East Louisiana St. McKinney.

When:   Dinner special Lunch and dinner hours are Tuesday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 11am to 11pm. Brunch is available on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 3pm. Happy hours are available Tuesday to Thursday, 3pm to 7pm. Reservations can be made online at or by calling (469) 225-0800. Online ordering is also available.


Hendrick’s Gin

Instead of a rose, give your sweetheart Hendrick’s rose-infused Gin. The signature infusion of cucumber and rose petals gives Hendrick’s Gin its unique taste and makes it a perfect gift. Impress your Valentine by shaking up the Riviera Rose cocktail.

Riviera Rose

created by Mattias Horseman, Hendrick’s Gin Brand Ambassador.


  • 2 parts Hendrick’s Gin
  • 1-part Giffard Pamplemousse
  • ½ part Apricot Liqueur
  • 1-part Fresh Lime Juice
  • ½ part Egg White



  • Combine ingredients in a shaker
  • Shake with ice, then shake without ice.
  • Strain into a coupe
  • Garnish with a rose petal.


Happy Valentine’s Day !

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