By Yousef Chaparian
Celebrate Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Celebrate with someone special and treat yourself to an amazing day. Here is the ultimate Mount Pleasant Valentine’s Day gift guide!
So much to celebrate, why not take full advantage of indoor dining at these following restaurants:
1. Domaine MaMo (581 Mt Pleasant Rd.)
Experience world renowned Chef Didier’s cuisine at Domaine Mamo. Bring your special someone for an incredible Valentine’s Day date. Pour red wine over gorgeous French-Italian regional cuisine in the dim light. Tortellini. Margherita Pizza. Tartare De Boeuf. It doesn’t get any more romantic than this. Book your reservation now!
2. Positano (633 Mt Pleasant Rd.)
Dine and wine at Positano—your local Italian restaurant serving the cuisine of the Almafi Coast. Have an unforgettable night of love and laughter over pasta & pizza. It’s an incredibly warm environment to enjoy beautifully crafted Italian dishes with the person you love! Try the gnocchi, grilled calamari or their signature namesake—Positano pizza. Book your reservation now!
It can’t be Valentine’s Day without the flowers. Here are the best flower shops to visit:
3. Apricot Flowers (621A Mt Pleasant Rd.)
We begin our flower selection with Apricot Flowers! The flowers here are gorgeous! Choosing the perfect Valentine’s Day flowers doesn’t have to be tedious. The florists at Apricot Flowers have great expertise in guiding you on their best selection!
4. Periwinkle Flowers (661 Mt Pleasant Rd.)
Periwinkle Flowers has a special Valentine’s Day collection! Check it out here! Place your order easily, for delivery or for pickup at their store. Surprise your sweetheart with a door delivery and a personalized note! They have beautiful fresh flower arrangements in various pretty containers. As well as red and pink roses by the dozen! The “soft tones in pale pink ceramic” are absolutely stunning. Their “seasonal handtied bouquet” comes in a colourful and or pastel assortment in three different sizes. These flowers are marvellous!
5. Roehampton Orchids (668 Mt Pleasant Rd.)
Roehampton Orchids have some rare orchids in bloom that have just arrived for Valentine’s Day! Felix and Andrew are very knowledgeable when it comes to teaching you on how to take care of your orchids. They offer a wide selection of beautiful orchids. Their Jewel Orchids are of the highest quality. They have $15 delivery in GTA with free gift wrap, just in case your Valentine is not within a walking distance!
If you prefer experiences instead of buying gifts, check out these options:
6. The Chef Upstairs (516 Mt Pleasant Rd.)
Why not try a couple’s cooking lesson instead? The Chef Upstairs has you covered with special Valentine’s Day lessons! Stay tuned for their Family Day Fund Raising class with donations going to the Daily Bread Food Bank!
7. At Origin Coffee (687 Mt Pleasant Rd.)
At Origin Coffee is hosting Mosaic Workshops with mmmosaics! Take a beginner course and learn the intricacies of mosaic artwork, techniques, tools and materials. The workshops run from February 2nd to February 23rd on a weekly basis. Check it out here! Don’t forget to try their signature single origin coffee while there!
If you’re feeling classic, don’t forget the chocolate, sweets, a nice blouse and a piece of jewellery. Check these out:
8. Ambiance Chocolat (683 Mt Pleasant Rd.)
Ambiance Chocolat skillfully masters the art of chocolatier Patrick Smet’s Michel Cluizel and Valrhona chocolate recipes. Made fresh in-house every morning, their high-quality chocolate will make you wish you had tried it sooner. This Valentine’s Day, try one of their chocolate assortment boxes. They have a special Valentine’s Day theme box with 19 chocolates, for $40. It’s a delightful temptation.
9. Flaky Tart (711 Mt Pleasant Rd.)
Try a unique pie at Flaky Tart! Listed in the top 10 pie places in Toronto, get lost in the taste of savory apple crumble pie. Chef Lisa Biemans brings her expertise and passion in bringing these baked goods to life. Try their sugar cookies, lemon chiffron cake, and their buttertarts. Have a flavourful idea you want to try this week? Flaky Tart’s chefs want to hear your delicious ideas and will bring your idea to life.
10. Collected Joy (598 Mt Pleasant Rd)
Collected Joy carries all your Valentine’s Day gift items! Choose from their Valentine selection spanning from “I Love You” cards to chocolate treats. Their regular in store products are just perfect for the occasion. They have “Gorgeous Themed Gift Boxes”—perfect for the person you love, apothecary items, and jewellery! Collected Joy’s Unicorn Sale features prices marked down by 50%! Hurry before they’re gone for good!
11. Helene Clarkson (565 Mt Pleasant Rd.)
Helene Clarkson’s Valentine’s special has dropped! This is the place to shop if you’re looking for clothing and accessories. Wear your heart on your sleeve in this fabulous silk cashmere poncho. This poncho is so cozy you wouldn’t want to take it off. They carry beautiful scarfs in springtime hues that can be worn as a wrap or a scarf. Cute pouches, necklaces, and tote bags! Helene Clarkson’s clothing is stylish and perfect for spring!
12. Saati Fine Jewellery (512 Mt Pleasant Rd.)
Last on our list, you can never go wrong with jewellery. Buy that accessory for someone special. Saati Fine Jewellery welcomes you like family! This father and son duo, Albert and Andrew, will help guide you on creating the best custom engagement ring design. Their range of jewellery also spans diamond and colourstone necklaces, pendants, name necklaces, and earrings. They also offer free jewellery cleaning!
With these range of services, there is so much to do! Happy Valentine’s Day!