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CHARLOTTE HAS VALENTINE’S FUN OUTSIDE THE (CHOCOLATE) BOX February 9, 2015

 i_love_charlotte_postage-r801362b5c75a4e70a7eb731535b845f1_zhon1_8byvr_324Love abounds in Charlotte for Valentine’s Day, with many choices outside the plethora of top-notch dining destinations, delicious chocolate shops and beautiful florists. If you are looking for fun way to express your love on Valentine’s Day with family and friends, Charlotte is bursting with exciting activities outside the (chocolate) box!

Family Day Saturday at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art is a great way to artistically celebrate your love! Spend the day exploring modern art with special hands-on activities including kids self-portraits, creating Valentine’s cards and sketching still-life visions.

The Charlotte Symphony loves kids and invites younger Valentines to join in the fun at the Lollipops Concert. A pre concert Lollipop Festival including a drum circle, “musical petting zoo” and crafts will be sure to delight! Festival starts at 10:00 am. At the Knight Theater in uptown.

The American Girl Store at the luxurious Southpark Mall will be offering Valentine crafts for your doll baby! Make your lunch reservations and enjoy a free Valentine craft.

Pets are a loving part of many Charlotte families! Canine Café is offering a FUREVER LOVE WASH with HSC YAPS on February 14th. Your beloved pup will enjoy a luxurious bath, Doggy Daiquiri and Valentine’s Day biscuit. All proceeds go to the Humane Society of Charlotte.

Adults wanting to celebrate love with Charlotte’s art scene will enjoy the classic and romantic The Phantom of the Opera. Through February 15th at Belk Theater. This is a much-anticipated new, North American tour presentation!

LOVE BITES at the Duke Energy Theater at Spirit Square will be sure to amuse and touch your heart! Presented by Carolina Voices a cappella ensemble, this musical adventure will cover “the whole gamut of love”. Blumenthalarts.org

Feeling a little naughty on Valentine’s? Run for charity at the Cupid’s Undie Run benefitting the Children’s Tumor Foundation. Running in your skivvies might be chilly, but this extremely popular charity event makes it worth the shivering! Doors open at noon on February 14th at Rooftop 210.

Valentine shivering can also be a well-worth-it experience at the US National White Water Center’s Frigid 5k Run and Plunge. Runner’s categories go from 14-under to 55-better.

Exercise your heart muscle at the Cupid’s Cup and 1-mile walk! Takes place on Valentine’s Day in the beautiful historic Dilworth neighborhood. The fun benefits CMC Cardiac Rehab programs.

Flowers are always a wonderful expression of love! The Nectar Flower Truck will save you the trip to the flower shop! Pre order an arrangement or purchase a beautiful” bouquet of the day”. The fragrant truck will visit Ballantyne Corporate Park on February 12th and 13th.

Valentine foodies will love participating in their choice of three live “ Cooking at the Chef’s Table” at the 7th Street Public Market. These palate-stimulating demonstrations by Chef Geoff Bragg include wine pairings from the Assorted Table Wine Shop. February 13th-15th.

Love in the Queen City is artistic, running, singing and creating. Happy Valentine’s Day Charlotte!

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THE QUEEN CITY CELEBRATES LOVE February 5, 2014

Valentine-RosesValentine’s Day in Charlotte is a delectable experience for all beloveds! Whether you want the traditional romance of a fine restaurant or a fun filled evening of laughter and charm, Charlotte is alive with romance!

Traditional romantics will find a plethora of restaurants sure to sweep all loved ones off their feet!  The Royal Plateau is perfect for sharing with a loved one at George’s Brasserie; or, if you prefer the decadence of a perfect steak, Flemings Steakhouse offers a luxurious atmosphere perfect for gazing into your partner’s eyes while you enjoy a Porcini Rubbed Filet Mignon and maybe buttery Truffled Poached Lobster! Nothing says, “I love you” more than the rich, sumptuous Italian food! Villa Antonio offers an enchanting atmosphere with an Osso Bucco that will make your taste buds dance!

If a full course dinner with your sweetie is a little too rich, Charlotte offers lighter fares with fun! Desserts First Valentines Day Celebration is 6-8pm at Cajun Canvas. There is a dessert buffet available, you can bring your own beverage and tap your inner artist, painting while you indulge!

Chocolate Adventure is Collaborative Ventures signature chocolate and wine pairing event! Chef Altonnia Wilkins will prepare desserts sure to make your taste buds sing, especially when paired with perfectly selected wines! Live music and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be a Valentine’s evening to remember!

The Melting Pot is a wonderfully fun fondue experience! Start with a fun gooey cheese fondue and top off the evening with melted chocolate! Interactive, delicious and casual romance!

Charlottean lovers can take advantage of North Carolina’s unique wineries at An Affair to Remember, Charlotte Valentines Wine Tour on February 15, 11:00am-5:00pm! The tour begins at Vivace’ at the Metropolitan and then continues with a romantic adventure of winetasting at Rocky River Vineyards, Cougar Run Winery and Daveste Vineyards. Round-trip group transportation is provided!

Athletic, adventure-seeking sweeties will enjoy Zip line &Dine at the U.S. Whitewater Center! Five zip lines; two roped bridges and a specially prepared dinner by Chef Joe Marx will be an adrenaline pumping Valentines!

Open Mic Night at the Mcglohon Theater in Spirit Square might just be the romantic gesture needed to make your partner swoon! The fun begins at 7:30 on February 14th.

The Queen City is a sweetheart’s paradise! Wine, dine, paint, sing, dance or zip into the heart of your Valentine!

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QUEEN CITY CUPIDS CREATIVELY CELEBRATE VALENTINES DAY February 3, 2013

Happy-Valentines-Day

Charlotte is enveloped in love for Valentine’s Day! Couples, friends and families are seeking unusual, fun and romantic ways to celebrate Heart Day in the Queen City! And our fine city is responding with a heart-felt cornucopia of lovingly creative options that won’t break your heart or your bank account!

For the little ones who have stolen your heart, you can celebrate Valentine Month at the Heart Fairy House Festival on Saturday, Feb 9 10:00a to 4:00p at one of Charlotte’s favorite parks, the Latta Plantation and Nature Preserve. Spend the afternoon discovering the joy and magic of fairy houses. Storytelling, face painting, crafts, activities, pony rides and food will be available. Prizes for best fairy or gnome costume and best fairy houses will be awarded. Learn how to build your own fairy house on one of the nature trails. Enchanting fun for all ages! No registration required. FREE with a special appearance from Tracy Kane – author and illustrator of the award-winning Fairy House Series books.
Red is the color of love and what better way to show your love than ruby red slippers? You and the kids will love the classic MGM film The Wizard of Oz in its entirety on a giant screen with live accompaniment by the Charlotte Symphony performing all your Oz favorites including “Follow the Yellow Brick Road,” “We’re Off to See the Wizard,” “If I Only Had A Brain,” and, of course, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” Tickets start at $27.50. February 2, at 2:30 and 8:00p.m.
The little ones always enjoy creating art and making a Valentine will be fun for the entire family at Dish It Out. All sorts of bowls, plates and decorative pieces are available to paint and create at Dish It Out, located in the Stonecrest Shopping Center in South Charlotte. No appointment necessary.

Charlotteans appreciate their friendships and celebrating with those great pals is a fun way to spend Valentine’s! Fashion is a passion and friends will be awed by the And the Bead Goes On presented by Mint Museum on May 26, 2012-February 17, 2013. Beads have been used to enliven fashion designs since ancient times. Originally restricted to the wardrobes of aristocrats and made of precious materials, beads indicated wealth and status in numerous cultures throughout the globe. Sometimes beadwork was employed on garments to convey rank, spiritual significance, or protection of the wearer. Colorful and sparkling beads appeared on articles of clothing, ceremonial dress, ritual masks, aexpand to view more [+]And the Bead Goes On features twentieth and twenty-first century women’s evening gowns, cocktail dresses, and ensembles from the museum’s Fashion Collection, complemented with exciting new works on loan from contemporary designers. Designer names featured in the exhibition include Halston, Bob Mackie, Giorgio Armani, Oscar de la Renta, and Albert Elbaz for Lanvin. To continue your love of art, hop over to Painting With A Twist. On February 14 you can celebrate being single for the night with BYOB and paintbrushes.

Reservations at one of Charlotte’s fine restaurants or ordering flowers is a sure- fire way to assure your sweetheart that you do, indeed, remember it is Valentine’s Day. Reservations at The Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge will include dinner, beautiful room accomodations and flowers.You could also impress with an unexpected adventure! You could wow your loved one by capturing your inner Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore by creating pottery. Position yourselves in front of the potter’s wheel at Muddy Fun Saturday presented by Clayworks, Inc. Clayworks hosts a clay day for adults to come and discover the Muddy Fun of working with clay.

Adoring your Valentine over a delicious meal is not an unusual way to celebrate Valentines, but eating out at Local Flavors of NoDa Food Tour will be a lasting memory! Presented by Feast Food Tours & Culinary Events, Inc. at NoDa (North Davidson) Arts District January 12-January 26. This walking food tour in the popular art district will include meeting the owners and chefs, sample food from locally owned restaurants, bars and artisans and tasting NoDa’s craft beer produced right in the North Davidson neighborhood. Wine tastings paired with delicious food, and admiring local art will have you appreciating Charlotte history as you stroll hand in hand.

Creating your own sumptuous dessert is creative, romantic and not budget crushing. Try the easy and delicious recipes on tarheeltastebud.com. The adorable college student, Katherine Regele, posts recipes that even the least- seasoned chef can create with love.
Gathering ingredients for your culinary masterpiece is easy at Trader Joes and while you are there, choose some flowers for your darling and her heart will melt with your hand picked floral design with her in mind!
The Queen City offers budget- friendly, delightful ways to celebrate your love! Family, friends and all loved ones will happily comply with Cupid in Charlotte on Valentine’s Day by enjoying fantastical adventures, culinary romps and amazing artistic endeavors!

A new Groupon.com came out today with some other great holiday ideas – think outdoor photos for you and your special someone, jewelry, and more great dinner deals!

And if you’re in the market to fall in love with a new home in Charlotte, contact one of our love-ly agents at Bon Maison Properties! 704-541-2500 or send us a note from here!

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