Love is in the A

It’s that time of year again– time to celebrate love! This season can be hard for some, the newness of 2022 has started to wear off and we are stuck with short, chilly days coupled with some post-holiday blues. While the pandemic certainly makes things difficult, there are still some wonderful ways to celebrate your love with your special someone. 

So, to bolster your spirits and give you something to look forward to, I have gathered some special Valentine’s Day events and offerings for your consideration. Vive L’Amour! 

For The Theatrical Type

RoleCall Theater presents their iteration of Romeo & Juliet all month long. Known for their trademark fast-paced and energetic style, this represents RoleCall’s tenth show in their Shakespeare in the Ponce series. Performances of this classic romantic tale will take place on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7PM, running February 3 through 26. Tickets are available here.

For The Crafty Type

Does your love enjoy making things by hand? If so, this is the perfect outing to do something fun and crafty together. The Mangata Experience is hosting a 2-hour beginners pinch pot workshop on Thursdays all month long. You’ll have the opportunity to learn the basics of ceramics, construct, and decorate your project however you like. All products will be glazed and fired and ready for pickup two weeks following your session. BYOB! For more information and to book your visit, check out their website

For The Partying Type 

On Saturday, February 12 from noon to 4PM, the streets of Buckhead Village will be transformed into a love-filled block party. Visitors will receive a complimentary stem from the Pinker Times floral station (or purchase an entire bouquet!), enjoy treats by Saint Germain Bakery, and groove to live music by Lilac Wine. More information is available on the Buckhead Village website

For The Macabre Type

Arguably Atlanta’s most unique Valentine’s Day event, Oakland Cemetery is presenting a walking tour of the Victorian garden cemetery. Featuring stories of romance from Atlantans of days gone by, this tour will highlight symbols of love found on monuments and stories of love that extend from this life into the afterlife. Tours will be available on Saturday, February 12 through Monday, February 14. More information available here

For The Musical Type

Enjoy the musical stylings of a string quartet as they perform classic romantic music surrounded by candles at the historic Trolley Barn in Inman Park. Taking place on Saturday, February 12 from 6:30 to 7:35PM, the quartet will perform songs such as Claire de Lune, Moon River, and True Love Waits. Seating is first come, first serve – reserve your tickets online.

Valentine’s Day Eats & Drinks:

Six- and eight-course tasting menus at Lazy Betty. Available Wednesday, February 9 through Monday, February 14, these offerings include Vichyssoise Agnolotti with mussel pil pil, ocean froth & Iberico guanciale and Sauteed Blue Ridge Mountain Trout with creme fraiche potato, smoked trout cream, dill & trout roe. View full menus and book your reservations online now!

All-inclusive Valentine’s Day igloos at 9 Mile Station. Enjoy sweeping views of the city from the picturesque roof of Ponce City Market. Reservations include expedited entry to The Roof via private elevator, a five-course menu with wine pairings for each guest, a dozen roses, and one bottle of Dom Perignon champagne. Available Saturday, February 12 and Monday, February 14. More information and reservations can be found online.  

Galentine’s Day Brunch at Hampton + Hudson. Celebrate the love of your friends with a festive brunch on Saturday, February 12 from 10AM to 2:30PM. What better way to share the love with gal-pals than to enjoy their amazing brunch menu plus a waffle special, bellinis, champagne, and rosé all day while Parks & Rec plays in the background! Don’t miss the photo booth and a limited edition Galentine’s print while supplies last. Reservations are encouraged but not required. Book your table today by emailing events@hamptonandhudson.com.

Prix-Fixe Valentine’s Day menu at The Southern Gentleman. A four-course menu including delectable offerings such as brie fondue-toasted sourdough with truffle, seared yellowfin tuna, pot roast, salmon, and milk chocolate genoise or fromage blanc cheesecake for dessert. Coming in at $79 per person (not including tax or gratuity) this special menu is only available on Monday, February 14. More information available on their website

Mini gelato hearts available from Honeysuckle Gelato in Ponce City Market. From February 7 through February 14, mini hearts will be available to purchase in flavors such as strawberry shortcake and chocolate raspberry. The holiday weekend’s offerings include a chocolate and strawberry shake. Gelato purchases made on Valentine’s Day will be accompanied by a free mini pound cake cookie! More info here

Georgetown Cupcake’s Valentine’s Day dozens. The You’re Sweet Dozen offers flavors such as strawberry cheesecake, peanut butter fudge, and red velvet cupcakes for $38 per dozen. Opt for the Valentine’s Day Dozen with flavors such as raspberry chocolate chip, salted caramel, vanilla and baby pink buttercream for $42 per dozen, packaged in a limited edition pink heart gift box. Is your love long-distance? They’ve got you covered. Nationwide overnight shipping is available for only $20! Go online for more information. 

Originally written for Homestead Stories

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