Music and More

Seven Valentine's Day Events to Help Set the Mood

With a mix of in-person or virtual options, there's something for everyone.

02/09/2021 By Kay Kipling

Gift Guide

You Can Find Indulgent Valentine's Day Chocolates at These Six Shops

Looking for last-minute sweet treats for this weekend? Here's where to go.

02/09/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Heart Eyes

Staying in for Valentine's Day? Here's Our List of Favorite Rom-Com Movies

Grab your popcorn and heart-shaped candies and enjoy this list of swoon-worthy movies.

02/09/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Matchmaker, Matchmaker

Are You Giving Good Phone? A Matchmaker’s Tips for Starting a Relationship Digitally

Pandemic dating anxiety is palpable, says Cristina Morara, but intimate connections are possible today—and they can start with a phone call.

02/09/2021 By Susan Burns

Date Night

These 11 Restaurants Are Offering Special Valentine's Day Meals

Whether you want to eat out or pick up a meal for two to eat at home, here are 11 solid options.

02/09/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Sponsored Content

Let PIER 22 and GROVE Take Care of Your Valentine’s Day Plans This Year

Bring home a taste of romance with our special Valentine’s Dinner for Two.

02/01/2021

True love

Want a Romantic Valentine's Day Dinner at Waffle House? You'll Have to Go to Punta Gorda

The Punta Gorda Waffle House is one of more than 200 around the country that are offering special romantic meals this year.

02/01/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Weekly planner

Nine Fun, Romantic Options for a Special Valentine's Day Meal

Restaurants, stores and breweries are offering everything from heart-shaped steaks to beer-infused cupcakes this Valentine's Day. Here are some great options for a fun time.

02/12/2020 By Rachel Suwak and Cooper Levey-Baker

Love Matches

Four Great Gifts for Valentine's Day—or Any Day

Buy for your loved ones or keep them for yourself.

01/30/2020 By Megan McDonald

Sarasota Romance

For Valentine’s Day, a Love Stories Trolley Tour

Just in time for Valentine's Day, trolley tours reveal Sarasota's hidden romantic history.

02/13/2019 By Mana Gale

Retail

Valentine's Day Spending Predicted to Reach $20.7 Billion

Just 51 percent of Americans plan to celebrate Valentine's Day this year, down from 55 percent last year and a high of 63 percent in 2009.

02/12/2019 By Staff

V-DAY

Here's Everything You Can Do This Valentine's Day in Sarasota

From heart-shaped pizza and upscale dinner dates to wedding renewals and orchid shows, we've got a list chock-full of romantic ideas this Valentine's day. This list will be regularly updated.

02/05/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Indulge

Five Indulgent Desserts for Valentine's Day

From Gateau Saint Honore to "doughquets," here's everything you need to satisfy your sweet tooth—or gift your loved one—on Valentine's Day.

02/13/2018 By Ashley Cooper

V-Day 2018

Your Guide to Valentine's Day in Sarasota

Enjoy a romantic Valentine's Day at these local restaurants.

02/08/2018 By Stephanie Isaac

Weekend Planner

Your Top 11 Things to Do: Feb. 9-15

Circus Sarasota, Twyla Tharp, Madama Butterfly, Chagall at Selby Gardens and so much more.

02/09/2017 By Ilene Denton

Valentine's Day

Watch/Listen/Love: Our Favorite Valentine's Day Songs

Our editors share the songs that give them that loving feeling—plus a long and diverse playlist that hits every emotion.

02/09/2017 By Staff

Retail

Valentine's Day Spending Expected to Drop

U.S. consumers will spend less on Valentine's Day this year than in the last two years, according to the results of a new survey published by the National Retail Federation.

02/08/2017 By staff

Valentine's Day

Skip the Chocolates and Flowers. Here are 6 Points-Earning Valentine's Day Gifts

You know she's gonna give you a great gift...here's some ideas to keep up.

02/02/2017 By Heather Dunhill

Lost That Loving Feeling

Attorney John Strickland on Love, Loss and Making Divorce Work

In this month of hearts and flowers, some sage advice for couples on the other end of the spectrum.

02/01/2017 By Susan Burns

Weekly Planner

A Vegan Valentine Event, Regatta Food Fest and Royal English Tea Service

Where to find the best food, treats and events in the Sarasota area this week.

02/01/2017 By Riley Board