Offbeat Ardor

Some Decidedly Un-Mushy Valentine's Day Options

Some even sound slightly inappropriate.

02/03/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

The Heat Is On

A Valentine's Day (and Night) On the Town

It’s hard for your evening to be dull when En Vogue and Dan Savage are involved.

02/05/2013 By Cassandra Callan and Katie Vincent

Treat Yourself

Valentine's Day Spa Specials

Take some time to yourself this Valentine's Day—or bring your beloved along—as Seattle spas offer specials on indulgent services.

02/05/2013 By Amanda Zurita


How to Date a Living Girl When You’re Dead

With Seattle author Isaac Marion’s book Warm Bodies, about a zombie who falls in love with a living girl, hitting theaters this February, we offer this dating advice for the undead.


Love, Love, Love

Valentine's Day Dinners: "Old Flames"

Our first installment: romantic dinners for long-term loves.

01/16/2013 By Danielle Zorn

Cupcake-Based Romantic Overtures

Trophy’s Pacific Place Popup Is Back

Avoid the Valentine’s Day doghouse with a last-minute cupcake run.

02/14/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day Desserts

Sweet suggestions from 10 local bakeries.

02/09/2012 By Emily Dhatt

Gift Guide

Give It Up: Valentine’s Day

Five new gift ideas—and then some—for going outside the flowers-and-chocolates realm.

02/07/2012 By Heather Fink

Food News Roundup

Neighborhood Food News: Globetrotting Mondays at La Bête, Late-Night Cheese at Art

Plus: A Super Bowl Facebook competition at Skillet, Raclette at Cafe Presse, and Valentine’s Day plans.

02/01/2012 By Anne Larkin

Food News Roundup

Neighborhood Food News: Lunar New Year Celebration, King Cake is Back at Where Ya At Matt

Plus: Free house-made Samoas, a cookbook callout, and the return of Cupcake Royale’s "Deathcake"

01/25/2012 By Anne Larkin


Valentine’s Day Drinking, Seattle Style

A Tom Waits cover band, specialty cocktails, and sparkling suggestions for tonight’s toast.

02/14/2011 By Jessica Voelker

Hearty dinners

The Restaurants You Love

Surprising stats on where the Valentines are going…and who they’d like to go with.

02/14/2011 By Kathryn Robinson


Valentine’s Day Survival Stuff

No need to hate on V-Day. There are some good things like wine dinners and double-ganache cakes.

02/10/2011 By Jessica Voelker


Valentine’s Day Dinners, Part III

Thalis, sweet-potato gratin…a pizza shaped like a heart. It’s all happening at Seattle restaurants.

02/07/2011 By Hilary Meyerson


Hot Spot: La Bijou

Valentine’s Day shopping is way sexier and a lot less stressful when you do it together, which is why we’re directing you to Stephanie Percy’s new Bellevue boutique, La Bijou.

01/12/2011 By Sarah Hirsch


Sweet Suggestion #7

Enjoy the sweet smell of… sweet smells by Jo Malone


What's in Store

Sweet Suggestion #6

A G-Rated gift for leather lovers

02/12/2010 By Caitlin King

Oeno Files

Do You Love a Wine Drinker?

Three ways to save yourself this Valentine’s Day.


What's In Store

Sweet Suggestion #5

Fired, Sealed, Delivered.

02/10/2010 By Laura Cassidy

Wedding Wednesday

In Love with Love Songs

Inspiration for the first song of the rest of your life

02/10/2010 By Laura Cassidy