Valentine’s Day at Your Uptown condo
Valentine’s Day, like Christmas or Halloween, only happens once a year. That doesn’t stop many people from celebrating that holiday for the entire month! February doesn’t escape this trend and, since Valentine’s Day happens this year on a weekday, you’ll have to get creative with your celebrations. Luckily, Houston offers tons of one-of-a-kind experiences the entire month. Some are even walking distance from your uptown condo!
Stay Close to Home
There’s no pressure to make Valentine’s Day a destination or a headache. Skip the stress and take a quick stroll to the River Oaks District. You’ll find the Venetian Nail Spa there, but they offer so much more than manicures and pedicures. If you’re an early bird, you can catch two exclusive events. The first is ALBA Super Style Week from January 30th to February 4th. You’ll see new collections from the Matt Forte + Danielle Forte Collection, Charles Woodson, Kareem Jackson, and more. The following day, you can attend the St. Nicola’s and First Class Magazine’s Valentine’s Day Fashion Party on February 5th. It’s a great cause because 15% of the proceeds go to supporting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For a holiday that is traditionally about giving only to significant others or family, this is a thoughtful touch.
Indulge in Dinner
Pictured above is the chic restaurant Caracol which is a Post Oak/Westheimer staple. It’s also a part of the prestigious James Beard Foundation chef tour. Feeling super amorous? Why not give make a trek to Montrose and indulge in gnocchi or Texas raised quail? If your mouth is already watering, you’ll find Da Marco’s on Westheimer near Montrose BLVD. For those looking for a specially curated Valentine’s day menu on the 14th, make a trip over to Brennan’s in midtown. The elevated southern classics will delight your taste buds and evoke all the feelings of warm fuzziness and love appropriate for this holiday.
For a quieter Valentine’s Day observance, visit the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. The visiting installation features works from sixty artists spanning two centuries and focuses on still-lifes. Pair that with a Sunday blues brunch at Danton’s on Montrose and you have some lovely Valentine’s day plans. Even if they’re not technically on the 14th of February, it still counts! On the actual night of, you can relax on your balcony with a glass of wine and enjoy your downtown view at your uptown condo.