Last Minute Valentine’s Ideas


Feeling completely unprepared for Valentine’s Day? Don’t fret, we’ve got a few last minute ideas:

We are loving  Red House Gifts, for local deliveries of everything from full-on dinners with wine, to local breakfast boxes (a great idea for sick friends or grieving families).  For Valentine’s, send a box of artisanal cheese and chocolate or Champagne truffles and Bubbly. They’ve offered The E List readers 15% off Valentine’s deliveries. Just order through noon on Thursday, 12/12/15 and use code LOVE at checkout.  Click here. 

Atlantic Seafood, a Valentine destination? YES.  Every year they team up with four local businesses for a one-stop-love-shop: $99 gets you a dozen roses from Ashleigh’s Garden, cheese and baguette appetizer from Fromage, two steaming hot one and a half pound lobsters from Atlantic and a deslish dessert from Dagmar’s. Call to order: 860. 388.4527.

Valentine’s Day is a tough reservation if you haven’t planned ahead, but you can still eat extremely well without lifting a finger or hiring a sitter. La Belle Aurore in Niantic is offering a tantalizing menu including yummies like Shrimp and Papaya Salad and Filet of Beef with Brandy Cream and a sweets sampler. Vegetarian options, too, at $35 per person. www.labelleaurorect.com

Roses for Autism provides jobs and career training for adults with Autism, in the largest floral greenhouse in Connecticut, right here in Guilford. Stop by the shop to pick up a dozen blooms or send flowers overnight, anywhere in the United States. Roses for Autism provides an incredible service and a gorgeous product. A lovely thing to support for Valentine’s Day and all year round!  http://rosesforautism.com

I’m always running to Dina Varano in Chester to pick up a  little goody for my daughter, and this Valentine’s Day, these heart rock necklaces are sure to please. Dina’s throwing an in-store birthday party on Thursday, 12/12/15 from 6 – 8pm  for anyone with birthdays in January or February. If you’re a January or February baby, stop by for cupcakes and 20% off everything (you can bring up to two friends who can enjoy the discount, too). RSVP by calling the store:  860.526.8866 or on Facebook.  Click here for more info.


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