Valentine's Day has been celebrated clear back to the 17th century. It is celebrated here in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the U.K., France, Australia, and Great Britain. Over the next century it was common for lovers and friends to exchange tokens of affection. Cards were handmade to express emotions during a time when it was discouraged. Esther A. Howland was referred to as "Mother of the Valentine" when she began the first major production of Valentine's in the United States during the mid 1800's.
She made beautiful creations with ribbons, lace, and other colorful scraps. An estimated 1 billion Valentine's Day cards are sent each year which makes Valentine's Day the second largest holiday of the year for card-sending. 85% of valentine's are purchased by women. Although, it is a day geared mostly towards the women by all means the special men, in our lives should be recognized as well.
Here are ourTop 10 Valentine's ideas to do locally. Make it an exciting and special day!
Valentine Idea #1: Let the stress of daily life slip away while getting a massage by a trained professional. To schedule your appointment or buy a gift certificate call: Massage Envy Spa-Menifee @ 951.821.3222. (30134 Haun Rd Ste 430)
Valentine Idea #2: Make them shine with a special gift from: Keller's Jewelers 26010 McCall Blvd. Ste. E Sun City (corner of McCall & Murrieta Rd) 951.679.3100
Valentine Idea #3: A perfect location for a romantic picnic and wine tasting in the beautiful Wine Country: Robert Renzoni Vineyards 37350 De Portola Rd Temecula 951.302.8466
Valentine Idea #4: Treat her to long stem chocolate roses or other delicious treats: Fran & Patti's Past Times Chocolate Shop 28089 Bradley Rd Sun City (in Bradley Shopping Center across from Al's Jewelers) 951.246.4717
Valentine Idea #5: The way to a man's heart! Take him out for his favorite steak and potato meal: Texas Roadhouse 29860 Haun Rd. Menifee (by Yellow Basket) 951-244-0600
Valentine Idea #6: If you're looking for a buffet Dinner & Dancing head to Boston Billies from 5:30-9:30 p.m., $20 per person: 26850 Cherry Hills Blvd Sun City 951.679.1756 for reservations.
Valentine Idea #7: For your eyes only you can buy her something pretty that she'll love @ Babydollz Lingerie: 41377 Margarita Road #105 Temecula (951) 719-3655
Valentine Idea #8: The aphrodisiac of love, seafood. Have a night of sake & sushi: Hana Sushi 30098 Haun Rd Menifee (951) 672-0110
Valentine Idea #9: W.O.W. her and purchase tickets for a special winery event on March 3rd and 4th. Visit 30+ wineries in a weekend filled event of wine and food pairings. To book tickets for World of Wine (W.O.W.) visit: Temecula Winegrowers website @ www.temeculawines.org or call 951.699.3626
Valentine Idea #10: Treat her to a full day of pampering. Start by taking her to get her eyebrows threaded @ Magic Brow Threading Salon: 30123 Antelope Rd. Ste. D Menifee call to make appt 951.672.1512.
Then take her to have her nails beautified @ Happy Nails and Spa: 30134 Haun Rd Ste. 440 Menifee call for appt 951.566.5000. To finish her afternoon off pampering make her appt @ Tanglez Salon: 29800 Bradley Rd Ste 112 Menifee (951) 301 - 5919
Whatever you decide to do, go outside of the box this year and make this a Valentine's Day you two won't soon forget!
Arts Council Menifee announces a meeting for everyone in the Menifee area who is interested in establishing theater arts and a community theater in Menifee.
Those who have talents, skills and/or experience in acting, directing, play writing, stagecraft, lighting / sound, children's theater, management, production, or just volunteering to support this venture, are welcome to come to the Sun City Library Community Room on Thursday, July 26 from 6 to 7 p.m.