Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, have you thought about how you’re going to celebrate? There are so many great things to do, see, eat and buy for your loved one locally.
For the sweet tooth, you can buy DeGroot truffles from Nevada City Truffle Shop, chocolate covered strawberries from Nevada City Chocolate Shoppe, chocolate fondu or a sundae for two from Treats, a bar of Cello Chocolate, a cupcake from Emily’s Catering Pop Up Bakery, a s’mores kit from the Inn Town Campground or something sweet from Lazy Dog Chocolateria.
BriarPatch Coop is offering Deanna Figueira’s “The Alchemy of Chocolate” cooking class on February 13th is going to be amazing, you can learn how to make Mayan Chocolate Truffles. The BriarPatch bakery is has the following specials through the 14th: Wheat free Strawberry Cheesecake, Chocolate Covered Strawberries (hand dipped), Chocolate Raspberry Eclairs and Wheat-free Red Velvet Cupcakes. Little Boy Flowers locally grown anemones and poppies will be at on sale at BriarPatch on 8th, 12th and 19th.
Foothill Flowers, in downtown Grass Valley, hand-picks flowers at the San Francisco Flower Mart for bouquets with gorgeous roses, tulips, orchids, lilies and much more.
There are some great local shopping options in Nevada City from My Favorite Things, Kitkitdizzi, J.J. Jackson’s, Gray Goose, Abstrakt, Judi’s. Downtown Grass Valley offers gift options in Mint, Cult of Gemini, HEX, and Yuba Blue or maybe Awesome Toffee, Stained Glass Heart Bud Vases, Cards, Rose Bath Products from Gather & Mill.
Or perhaps you want to get creative and make your sweetheart something special. The Artist Workshop has Valentine’s Day pottery pieces and a few holiday workshops. Or stop by Treats Cards and Cones event on Saturday, Feb 10th between 2-4pm.
If you’re thinking about eating out there are lots of great options in downtown Nevada City or Grass Valley to grab a bite to eat. Nevada City Winery is having Wine Wednesday on the 14th with happy hour specials, plus the band Undercover, the $10 door fee will include gourmet cheeses and chocolate! Sierra Stages is hosting a Theater by the Book at the Miners Foundry, on Wednesday the 14th.
The downtown Grass Valley wineries are hosting their Valentine’s Day Wine Walk on Saturday, February 10th from 4-7pm. Stroll to the tasting rooms and get two complementary tastings at Avanguardia Wines, Lucchesi Vineyards, Sierra Starr Vineyards and Smith Vineyards.
Although I do love the gift that keeps on giving; whether it’s a local wine club membership, a CSA to a farm or a membership to the local Polly’s Paladar Supper Club. Or maybe you want to give someone an experiential gift; a spot in either the upcoming Women’s Mountain Bike Clinic or the Ladies Glamping Yoga Retreat, a guided fishing lesson, an art class, a ticket to a local concert, Chef’s Dinner at Tess’ Kitchen. Maybe this Valentine’s Day you want to book a trip for a future adventure (like a room at the Inn or a campsite at the Inn Town Campground).
And now the giveaways, why not share the love and have 6 different prizes? Post a comment for your to chance to a dozen cupcakes from Emily’s Catering, a bath bomb from Yuba Blue, a couple of chocolate bars from Cello Chocolate, fondue for two at Treats or $20 gift certificate from Carolines Coffee or a Valentine’s Day Bouquet from Foothill Flowers valued at $75. Edited to say the winners are: Vickie, Merry Lynn Byles-Daly, Lucinda Porter, Emma Williams, Nancy and Mags Matthews, congrats!
© 2018 InnSide Nevada City, © photos by Erin Thiem and Zach Bruce
Oh yummy everything sounds so good! I loved reading your blog and would like to add another idea, the artist workshop is a great place to go to for a date
What a fabulous suggestion… and you’d get to keep a present to bring home. Thanks for sharing.
So many great ideas! Thanks for sharing.
My Valentines are my grandkids…would love to share fondue with them.
Love that idea… although I just added some Cello Chocolate to the mix, they’d probably share that with you too.
Great ideas. We might be catching “The Princess Bride” at the Del Oro Theater on the 14th.
Oh, I forgot about that one… thanks for the reminder.
Wow, Erin! You never cease to amaze me. Pulled off this thorough and creative post, even from out of the country? Cheers! Thanks for the reminder about the truffle shop. Somehow always forget to stop in there 😉
Ha ha…. you know I’m home (and I may have rounded up some of some help from our fabulous community before I went on vacation). But yeah, so much love… and now I want some chocolate.
Beautiful blog post! We will be going to dinner at tweleve twenty eight after I work the mouth watering pop up at emilys catering! Such a delight to spend the holidays working at the bakery.
Lots of fun ideas to make the day special! I hope to check out a few of these stops!
So much to do in these wonderful towns!! Any more info on the Wine Walk? I almost don’t know where to begin planning the day there’s so much available =)
Here’s a link to their poster, http://sierrastarr.com/wp-content/uploads/new-valentines-wine-walk-flyer-copy1.jpg you can start at any one of the 4 tasting rooms listed, between 4-7 on Saturday.
Mmm… this post makes me hungry
I can’t wait for Emily’s pop-up Bakery! Also I’m a big fan of the Degroot truffles yum yum any time of the year.
Thanks for the great ideas! Just may have to secure some chocolatey goodies 🙂
What an incredible town to spend a night out with your sweetie. Thank you Erin for putting together this fun package.
Lots of incredible ideas! Perfect for Valentine’s Day or any day you want to do something special for a special someone in your life. It is all Good!
I love when I have the opportunity to wind multiple items so I can keep one, share the rest or just share all of them.
Good Luck Everyone and Thank You, Erin, for organizing and bring this all together 🙂
Any excuse for chocolate! Thanks for all the yummy-sounding ideas, Erin!
Super ideas. Hard to choose ❤️
Love is in the air, and you have made it even more special with great ideas for Valentine’s Day (or anytime) and a wonderful give-away! Thanks for giving us another glimpse into what our county has to offer.
Wow! Great rundown Erin!
So much goodness! Love our town and all the amazing stuff going on.
All looks great! I like your CSA gifting idea — we have have loved our Mountain bounty boxes this year!
What yummy pictures … i’m on day 21 of a cleanse but LUCKILY almost done!! Woo hooo. Yummmmmm!
Yum, yum! I hope you tried them all!
Thanks for the valentine’s day ideas! Everything sounds so good, I’m not sure which one to choose!
All those pictures of sweets are making me hungry! Thanks for always letting us know what is happening in town and all the celebration opportunities we have!
Thank you for the chocolate ideas. We will be gifting the sweets with the Valentines treatments at Aloha Massage. If you would like to add an aloha massage to the mix, let me know. 🙂
Love all these great ideas. Thanks, Erin!
Valentine’s Day is so special to me. My oldest son was born on the 13th so we have so much to celebrate!
What fabulous love!
Ooooh, what fun ideas! Thanks again for an inspiring list of ideas ❤
Our small town’s have SO much to offer! Eat, Play, Shop locally!!
Thank you for your contribution from Yuba Blue, loved your display table at the front (and fyi, I bought the items we talked about).
We are so blessed to have so many options in our area to spread to love!
Chocolate and coffee for me any day of the year
As long as we brush our teeth, right?
So many choices. It might take me all month to experience them all. Thanks!
Is that a bad thing?
Truffle shop is a great place … hope i win!
This is an amazing giveaway!
Thanks, excited that there will be 6 winners.
Thank you for the wonderful suggestions! We are blessed to live in community with so many wonderful businesses and so much natural beauty. We love our Nevada City home!
I feel the same way. Happy Valentine’s Day.
Chocolate fondue from Treats… now on my to-do list!
I’m not sure if I should apologize or say thank you, either way… I’m sure it’ll be yummy.
I love your blog it is amazing
Thank you my fabulous child.
That all sounds awesome, February is my favorite because every thing in stores has hearts and chocolate ❤
I walked into Lazy Dog and was in awe of the hearts and chocolates… no shortage there.
The chocolate would be nice to win!
And it’s 3 bars, fyi, you could share?
Thanks for the great ideas. As a widow, Valentine’s Day can be challenging but your ideas are inspiring.
So glad to hear…
Visiting Southern California this week and this is making me miss our cute, tiny town! Excited to come back (and for our valentines reservation at New Moon)
Lucky you! Enjoy.
Love your info that you post!!
Thanks, and since posting this I’ve realized there are so many other things going on that I didn’t include… so I’d say this is a good starting point, but not the complete answer of all events/things to buy.
Thanks for all the great info on local happenings
Land of Cockaigne, right here. We are blessed.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Love our big little town!
Everything looks delightful!
Mmm, chocolate! Great ideas and photos as always, Erin!
Thanks for the ideas. I could use the help.
This is an amazing blog. There is no reason to go beyond Nevada County’s borders in order to have a spectacular holiday.
Love Nevada City the Outside Inn and all the Great Shops
What a wonderful article. Thank you for all the good ideas!
These look like fun prizes!
So many yummy options to choose from!
Lovely! Outside Inn Blog always has such great ideas!
On Wednesday, Feb 14th, Beaucoup Chapeaux will be playing our tenth Valentine’s Day soiree at the Nevada City Classic Café. Surely that’s some kind of record in Nevada City. Come be romanced.