Stay at home, cook and make drinks
For food, a few days before V-day, decide what you'd BOTH like to make and you both go to the store to buy the ingredients, I might dabble in trying to make my mum's version of Jollof rice, and my boyfriend might convince me to make lamb curry. This recipe for potatoes is a crowd pleaser and goes well with this amazing wings or you could opt for Italian? (Click for recipes). For drinks may I suggest Moscow Mule, my sister makes the best I've ever had (recipe below) or get your favorite wine, I'm really loving this wine, and just relax!
Moscow Mule -
Vodka (Tito's or Ciroc)
Blueberry Syrup - 1 cup fresh/frozen blueberries
1/4 cup of water
1 tablespoon sugar or to your taste
Ginger Beer (the best brand is Fever Tree brand)
Juice of Lime/Lemon
Make the blueberry syrup first by bringing the water to a boil/
Add the blueberries and let it boil for about 5-10 mins (depending on if they are fresh or frozen)/
Stir and let boil on low temp for about 10 mins/
Once thick and to your desired taste, sieve into a bowl/bottle and chill/
Mix Vodka, Ginger and juice of Lime/Lemon in a bowl/
Add Ice and Mix until everything is incorporated/
Add in Blueberry Syrup/
Mix and Drink!
Go for a "romantic" dinner, and watch Deadpool after!
Some of my favorite "romantic" restaurants here in Atlanta (in no particular order) are -
$$$$ - ($50 and over) $$$ ($31-$50) $$ ($30 and under)
4th & Swift | Contemporary American
Get anything they have with pork!
Canoe | American
The location is very romantic!
10 Degrees South | South African/Global
An American/South African restaurant. My best friends and I saw someone get proposed to here <3
Ocean Prime | American
Their steak is one of the best I've ever tasted, and ask for a virgin margarita = Key!
Nan Thai Fine Dining | Thai
So many memories here and their food is amazing!
La Petite Maison | French
I came here for Valentine's day and it was so sweet!
Tomo Buckhead | Japanese
Sushi! Need I say more ?
SOHO Atlanta | Contemporary American
This is a family favorite. They usually have amazing specials!
Bundle up, get some cookies, or your favorite desserts, and coffee/hot chocolate at your favorite place, and take a long walk! Your Fitbit will be proud of you!
Favorite Atlanta coffee places - Octane Coffee, Cool Bean Coffee Roasters - there's a secret room, and Brash Coffee.
Buy this book (only $10) below and fill it out while doing any of the above (obviously not when watching the moving or at the restaurant). I got this for one of our anniversaries and it's the cutest thing ever!
Netflix and Chill! Really Chill...
Watch a feel good movie (Finding Neverland), anime (Bleach), an international movie ( Piku), or a scary movie (The house at the end of time).
Have a fun and stress free Valentines Day!