Curating The Best V-day Ever

In case you don’t have a calendar, tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, the universal holiday for love. Whether you’re in a relationship or taking time to focus on yourself, we have seven tips to make it your best Valentine’s Day yet. Tip #1: You only live once, lick the bowl.

Single or taken, everyone deserves extra bit of sweetness on February 14th. Here’s a quick list where two or more are better than one:

-Best Rolled Sugar cookies where heart cutouts are practically mandatory. -Smaller bites come in the form of easy chocolate truffles. -If you don't like to share then His and Her cocktails are for you. -They might be named Sweetheart Cupcakes but pretty sure our office would like to call them Coworker Cupcakes. -Lastly, nothing says love like sharing a few strawberry shooters during girl's night.

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Tip #2: Good things come to those who plan

You don’t know what moments might be in-store for your special day so to be camera ready, Brow Arc located in Northgate Mall is offering 2 for $20 eyebrow threading, and go into the mall's Gene Juarez and receieve a "love note," which can be redeemed for a surprise gift from a $5 retail coupon to free products.

Sometimes the best gifts are the ones that put the power in the hands of the receiver. Columbia Center in the Tri-Cities is having a Simon gift card promotion, where shoppers who purchase a $75 gift card will receive complimentary Valentine’s Day packaging.

Tip #3: Show them your love is sustainable

What makes Whole Foods Market Whole Trade roses different? Whole Trade ensures better wages and working conditions for workers! For an amazing price of 20 for $20, it’s an easy way to have your "I love you" also say "you care about workers and environment in the developing world".

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Tip #4: Anyone can be a valentine

Make a special card for your Valentine, and also make a Valentine for a Veteran with the help of the AmeriCorps Red Cross. Create a cool craft and try out our loveable Valentine’s Day game and one lucky member will win a super sweet treat from Candy Tyme at Tacoma Mall! The event is on February 14th from 2-4pm.

Tip #5: Fall in love with yourself

There may be a few singles out there that don't want to mix and mingle with all those lovey-dovey couple on Valentines, so they can take advantage of the Domino's app and purchase their pepperoni pizza with extra toppings all for themselves via their mobile device. The app also includes a pizza tracker, which allows you to know precisely when you expect your delivery. That will give you just enough time to know when to slip on your bunny slippers. Also, medium 2-topping pizzas are $7.99 so treat yo’self!

Tip #6: Treat them like you love your Vitamix

If you’re looking for experts in the romance field, Whole Foods Market isn’t your first choice, but they sure know how to do a romantic dinner for two. Starting Thursday, February 13th through Valentine’s Day buy one dry-aged steak and receive a lobster tail for free! Whole Foods Market’s butchers hang steaks for 30 days to tenderize and better allow natural flavors to come out when cooked. If you really want to come off as a pro, throw those lobster tails in ice water immediately after cooking to help them pull away from the shell. Now that’s a trick to secure your next date!

Tip #7: Travel does the heart good  

Looking for a special way to surprise your love for Valentine’s Day? Don’t miss out on Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto’s special Valentine’s Day deal with a 4-day, 3—night vacation in a gorgeous deluxe Ocean View room, a couple’s massage at Sabila Spa, a five-course Valentine’s Day dinner at Danzante fine-dining restaurant, and the most romantic setting, when you book now and travel during February with the promo code LOVE14! E-mail for more info!