Friday, 1 February 2019

What to do on Valentines Day in KW

Whether you celebrate it or not; Valentine’s Day is only a couple weeks away and there are many great things happening in Waterloo that day (or days surrounding the 14th) so lets embrace this day of love, maybe even make some new traditions and support some great local businesses! Go ahead and grab your s/o, your gals, your guys, or whoever you hold near and dear and check out some of these local spots!

BRCH is a gorgeous cafe Uptown at the corner of King and Erb. Not only do they have some of the best coffee in Waterloo, but they also have a kickass selection of natural wine and craft beer! This Valentine’s Day they are hosting their first annual Valentine's Day dinner service. A 4-course pre-set vegan menu, including a share cake from Unity Baking and optional wine or tea pairings. Seatings are limited so head into the cafe to reserve now $40/person.

PRINCESS CAFE DINNER & A MOVIE is the perfect date night combo for Valentine's Day or any day! Stop in at the Princess Cafe and get your dinner and a movie passes for just $25. This will get you one of their delicious panini sandwiches with a side, dessert, a drink and admission to a film at either Princess Cinema. 

RED HOUSE is a bistro restaurant that is passionately focused on fresh food and crafted cocktails, inspired by quality ingredients. Reservations are necessary as  this is a small restaurant that serves delicious food!

NICK & NAT’S UPTOWN 21 have been creating unique local food experiences for 10 years in Uptown Waterloo! Their love and passion for the bounty Waterloo Region has to offer allows them to work closely with local producers, farmers, brewers and more so why not eat your heart out and share a meal with someone you love at Uptown 21’s Valentine’s Celebration! 4 courses for $45. 

ACE PING PONG LOUNGE is an intimate spot to play ping pong in Uptown. If you're a competitive couple, why not challenge your loved one to a game of ping pong? Get in contact to reserve your Valentine's Day package which includes 1 hour of ping pong, 2 glasses of champagne and an appetizer for $35.  

TRUTH BEAUTY COMPANY not only has some great gift ideas and natural beauty products (from luxury bath items, to makeup, massage oils and more!) but they also have a couple great events happening in February! On February 10 the Guelph location is hosting a DIY LIP SCRUB hosted by The Sage Company, tickets are $20 and includes 2 customized lip scrubs; one for you and one for someone you love! Get your tickets.

On February 17 Truth Beauty Company will be hosting a Rose Quartz Roller Workshop with Cardea Auset at their Uptown Waterloo location. This workshop is $50 and includes guided meditation, massage prep using Cardea products, self-administered facial massage, a rose quartz facial roller for you to keep, refreshments and in-store promotions. Get your tickets

GLITTER AND CLAY GALENTINE’S DAY grab a gal pal and join them on February 13 at Refined Salvage for an exclusive beginner clay jewelry workshop! Create a custom designed polymer clay necklace  and a pair of one-of-a-kind stud earrings! Single-lady sangria, heart-break slow jams and lots of laughs are also included in the ticket price. Get your tickets

KPL 3D PRINTED JEWELRY just in time for Valentine’s Day learn how to 3D print your own customized pendants! February 2 at 2pm you must register for this event here event is open for all ages. 

KPL ART FOR THE HEART is an event for children and helps them create a mixed-media masterpiece to keep for themselves or to give to a loved one! February 9 at 2pm at the Central location downtown Kitchener.

HUSTL+FLOW is hosting All The Feels February. A month dedicated to finding out just how good you were designed to feel. Hustl+Flow love the way you move, and they want you to move more, feel more and live more fully. Try their February challenge as an opportunity to dig a little deeper, try new things and connect on a deeper level with your mind, body and soul. They will also be having themed classes on the 14th so check that out as well! 

AMBROSIA CORNER BAKERY have created a special cinnamon heart milk chocolate bar special for Valentine's Day. If you haven’t yet tried their bean to bar chocolate, what are you waiting for?! Aside from their in house made chocolate they have amazing ice cream and baked good as well as a  selection of locally made goods.

VINCENZO’S has the perfect treat for that special someone: chocolate covered strawberries! Get in touch with them to pre-order yours for February 14th. 

GIFTED is already everyone’s favourite gift shop, right? If you haven’t been yet, then go check out this gem ASAP! It’s amazing how much you can find in this little shop on Park Street and Valentine’s Day gifts is no exception! If you’re looking for a gift for a loved one, a child, a teacher, etc. Gifted has you covered. 

CHARMED FLOWERS is a quaint little shop in the old Waterloo Hotel on Erb Street. If you’re looking for beautiful roses or other flowers this is the place to go. They have traditional arrangements as well as beautiful unique arrangements. If you don’t want flowers, they also have burning love candles as well as other gift ideas in the shop.7

RUBBLE is beautiful unique jewelry handmade in Kitchener. Take a look at these handcrafted  earrings and necklaces and get in touch with her! Customized pieces are available as well.

WHITE TIGER VINTAGE if you’re looking for a perfectly one-of-a-kind outfit for the special day, then look no further than White Tiger in downtown Kitchener. The best vintage store in the area is beautifully curated and staff are willing to help you find that perfect piece. 

UNI+KONCEPT absolutely stunning new and slightly pre-loved clothing can be found here. Dressy or casual, these girls have got you covered! This shop is a must if you’re looking for a beautiful new outfit to wear on the 14th. 

On Wednesdays we wear pink. On Wednesday, February 13 Uni-koncept is hosting their 3rd Annual Galentine's Day Event and this years theme is self love, treat yourself and your bestie! Pop into the store anytime between 4-8pm. There will be complimentary tarot card readings & manifestations by Corina at Moon Shine Juicery, first access to new arrivals, 100% of proceeds from embroidered KOTN shirts going to women's shelter, a videographer filming the event, DJ & more!  You can also choose to order a flowergram to send to your bestie by visiting the website!

We hope you have a wonderful time enjoying some local activities and spreading some LOVE. 

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