With Valentine’s Day around the corner, YEGpeople has compiled the best ideas from local YEG businesses that will help you gain brownie points and keep you in the good books – at least for a week or two!
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Bliss Yoga Spa
Looking to go on a mini stay-caction? Bliss Yoga Spa makes it easy to retreat from the busy world for a few hours, or for a full relaxing day. Upon arriving you will find a complete pampering experience that embodies purity, comfort, and luxury. This unique concept combines the wellness of yoga with spa. Two hot yoga studios, a full service spa plus med-spa services such as laser, injectables & microderm. Escape!
www.blissyogaspa.com | 5954 Mullen Way
Looking to get physical with your significant other on Valentine’s Day? We mean in the PG sense, of course! Bring out your inner lumberjack at the Axehole axe throwing facility which has real spruce logs and 16 lanes of AXEitement. Sessions last two hours and include training, safety tips, games, and trick shots. For an extra $5, show off those muscles and impress your date by throwing the giant axe.
www.axehole.ca | 104, 11614-119 St NW
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Cupid’s arrow is pointing the way to Sugar Swing this Valentine’s Day for an evening of social dancing and sweet treats! Whether you’re single or someone’s other half, visit Sugar Swing on February 13, 2016 for some lighthearted fun with the people you will love to spend an evening with. The beginner-friendly lesson starts at 8pm, and will have you dancing across the floor like Fred and Ginger in no time!
Leave your socks on this Valentine’s Day! Put your best foot forward in fun, sophisticated, premium socks. Designed in Edmonton, Solely Socks are created for comfort, and make a great gift for your special guy or gal this Valentine’s Day.
The Bloom Box is a unique and modern twist on the usual flower delivery. When you receive a bloom box, it is completely sealed with a beautiful bow. Lift the top and give your Valentine a wonderful surprise. Whether you are a true romantic and want amazing red red roses, something lush and gardeny, or more natural and textural, there is a bloom box that will take care of all of your wishes. All boxes are available in black, white or gold, and round or square options, to fit your personal tastes. You can even one stop shop and add on hand crafted chocolates from Jacek, cards from local designer Justine Ma, or fantastic offers from our neighbours, Modern Gravity.
Looking to really impress? Try our “Surprise in your Box” (available in 6 month and 1 year subscriptions). Once a month a new box with a completely original and stunning design will appear, and take her breath away. Not only will your flowers last longer since they’re shorter, they are already designed and in water so there is minimal maintenance. Bloom Boxes are also the perfect way to propose or send small gifts, as the flowers create a perfect and luxurious surrounding to an already beautiful item.
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www.fabloomosity.com/shop-bloom/ | 10947 120 St NW
Jacek Chocolate Couture
Is chocolate the key to her heart? Ditch the stale drugstore chocolates and pick up some fresh, handmade chocolates from Jacek Chocolate Couture. Not only will you wow her tastebuds but these chocolates are little works of art in themselves. The Sweetheart Gift Basket is a chocolate lover’s dream, with variety that will keep her on her toes!
www.jacekchocolate.com | Sherwood Park: 406 Kaska Road | Edmonton: 10140-104th Street
Get up close and intimate with your sweetheart at this cozy, 30 seat Italian wine and spuntini bar. Share a board of charcuterie and fine cheeses and get lost in conversation over a glass of Italian wine. End your night out with a candlelit snack that will get the sparks flying. Note: Bar Bricco does not take reservations and they fill up fast!
www.barbricco.com | 10347 Jasper Ave
If you are looking for the perfect date-night destination, look no further. Located conveniently on Whyte Avenue, this home-grown restaurant offers a unique atmosphere with a special 3 course menu of beautifully crafted dishes for Valentine’s Day. With ingredients hand-picked from local producers, &27 will surely leave you with a memorable night.
www.ampersand27.com | 10612 82 Avenue
Feeling Sweet? Nestled in the heart of Whyte Avenue, this late-night cafe is the perfect place to end off an evening with your Valentine. An array of colorful cakes, pastries, and gelato will ensure you indulge in more than just each other on Valentine’s Day.
www.block1912.com | 10361 Whyte Avenue NW