Happy Valentine’s Day!

What do you have planned for your sweetheart today? Will you be walking in the door with a dozen red roses in one hand and a box of chocolates in the other? Or perhaps that special piece of jewellery you had made will be tucked into your pocket to surprise her with later this evening while you are dining at her favourite restaurant?

Or maybe you are like the rest of the regular Joes out there that are in between diapers and hockey practice, with date night regulated to once every six months, if you can swing a babysitter. Well family man, no need to let the day go by without any kind of recognition. You know I always have a suggestion or two for places to go in London, Ontario that are sure to please.

Today is no different.

Valentine Temptations In Your Neighbourhood

You could win brownie points with the whole family by taking them skating at Storybook Gardens this evening! Not only do you get some fresh air and exercise, but there will be free hot chocolate, compliments of Libro Financial Group. The best part is that it is only $2 between 6-8 pm! Don’t fret if you don’t have skates, as Storybook rents them too. Perhaps it will even get you all in the spirit for the upcoming 2013 ISU World Figure Skating Championships that will be held right here starting March 11th, 2013.

If skating is not your thing, what about putting someone else to work to ramp up the charm on Valentine’s Day? I bet your sweetie has never received a singing Valentine before. This year, why not get the London Sweet Adelines to croon to your baby? Now that will set her heart on fire! For $35, a portion of which will be donated to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, a local quartet will come to your location of choice and sweep your sweet someone off their feet between 9 am – 8 pm. Call Judith now (519-472-2164) and watch your loved one swoon later.

Perhaps you were dreaming of something bigger to surprise your sweetie with though. How about a night out at Museum London for their Domestic Disclosures: A Valentine’s Night of Trailers! The evening begins at 7 pm and you will be treated to trailers from some of the fabulous upcoming movies that will be shown at the Domestic Arrivals Festival starting February 28th, 2013. While you can enjoy sneak peaks to movies, there will also be specialty coffees and sweets from local chocolatiers and gourmet food artisans to indulge in afterwards. Plus you get a chance to pick up tickets to the upcoming festival there and then, ahead of the rush for the 4-day festival celebrating Canadian film. Oh, and did I mention that tonight’s events are free? Although Museum London always welcomes donations and will have great door prizes to bid on, if you so desire. Sounds like an evening that can’t be beat!

Whatever you get up to, I wish you a happy day and steamy night! Happy Valentine’s Day!