Posts Tagged ‘Valentine’s Day’

Love in Vancouver

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Yes gentlemen it’s that time of year again, Valentine’s Day. And as much as we tell our friends it’s not a big deal, and that we don’t make dinner reservations and just go with the flow, we all know this is not the right thing to do. But what exactly should you do this year on that special day? Well if you either live in Vancouver, or are looking to spend a romantic weekend in this beautiful city, there are plenty of options to share with your loved one.

Valentines Day Heart

Of course if you want to start off on the right track you’re going to need flowers and chocolate, and with a number of florists and chocolate shops all over the city this should be easy. But what about preparing your own chocolate delight? Well that’s easy too, all you need is some good cocoa, a bit of sugar, salt, milk and whatever else you desire to mix with this magical indulgence. And when you’re looking for flowers, it always adds a nice touch when you are able to build your own bouquet, just don’t get caught picking flowers from your neighbour’s garden!

Once you have given your significant other their lovely bouquet of flowers and chocolate treat, make sure to book your private horse drawn carriage ride around Stanley Park where you can take in the wonders of the Totem Poles, Third Beach, Lost Lagoon and all the other romantic attractions in one of North America’s best parks. And if a horse drawn carriage ride isn’t your cup of tea, then how about a stroll around the 8 kilometer Stanley Park Seawall along the ocean front, where you can take in one of the Pacific Ocean’s stunning sunsets.

And when it comes to the most important part of the day, dinner, the city of Vancouver offers a wide variety of exceptional dining options. Whether you are craving Italian, Indian, Northwest, Seafood or just Dessert, you will find what you are looking for. Just make sure to book your reservation early, the same goes for booking your Vancouver Bed & Breakfast stay to provide the perfect ending to your magical Valentine’s Day date.

 

Cupid’s Coming, so get a move on Guys!

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Valentine’s Day strikes on February 14 each year.  Most of us guys do not understand it, but know we’d better not forget it.  According to Wikipedia:

“Saint Valentine’s Day, commonly shortened to Valentine’s Day is an annual commemoration held on February 14, celebrating love and affection between intimate companions.  The day is named after one or more early Christian martyrs named Valentine and was established by Pope Gelasius I in 500 AD.  It was removed from the Roman calendar of saints in 1969 by Pope Paul IV, but its religious observance is still permitted.  It is traditionally a day on which lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines“).  The day first became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished.”

What Wikipedia doesn’t say is that the man who forgets about Valentine’s Day will be sleeping in the garage!  It also doesn’t say that cards alone just don’t cut it.  Gentlemen, get packing!  Plan a romantic getaway– a couple of nights of pampering at one of the “Rest Assured BC” members of the BC B&B Innkeepers Guild will put a smile on your face and make your significant other feel loved, appreciated and prized.  Many of our BC Bed and Breakfast Guild members have specials for Valentine’s Day that will leave your wallet feeling fuller too.  Happy Valentine’s Day to lovers everywhere!