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Love is in the Air: Celebrate Valentine’s Day in DTLA

Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day. And your favorite DTLA restaurants and local businesses are pulling out the hearts and flowers for a little romance this weekend. From French savoir faire to Modern American cuisine, many top eateries are offering chef-driven Valentine’s Day dinners à deux, with gourmet menus and expert wine pairings. We also found some unique ways to celebrate, such as high tea at The Huntington, wine tasting at LA’s oldest winery, and even a Happy Hour pottery making class. Whatever your relationship goals, you’ll find a cupid’s quiver full of ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day when you live at THEA. Check websites for hours, reservations, health guidelines, pick up and delivery details.

Hello Alfred

Hello Alfred

Need some help with your Valentine’s Day prep? One of the most popular perks at THEA is Hello Alfred, the app to handle all your personal needs. Let Alfred assist you with fresh flowers, gift delivery specialty shopping, gift wrapping, and more. Cost of purchased services and items are billed directly to residents. Download the Alfred app HERE

Le Petit Paris

Le Petit Paris 418 S Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90013

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a little French savor faire. Le Petit Paris is offering a four course prix fixe menu including a tempting amuse bouche, and choice of appetizer, entree, and dessert. Housed inside the historic El Dorado Building, the restaurant is an architectural marvel, featuring multiple skylights, two bars, a mezzanine level, and a large outdoor patio. Valentine’s Day menu HERE

Redbird

Redbird Valentine’s Day Weekend 114 E 2nd St. Los Angeles, CA 90012

DTLA favorite Redbird is offering a special Valentine’s Day dinner on Sunday February 13 and Monday February 14. Chef Neal Fraser and team will be serving a celebratory three course prix fixe dinner with optional wine pairings in the Main Dining Room, Garden and Lounge. This year there will also be an additional Tasting Menu in the East Room from Chef Neal, only available on February 14. Menu and reservations HERE 

Perch LA

Perch LA 448 S Hill St. Los Angeles, CA 90013

Elevate your Valentine’s Day celebration at Perch LA. Perch is a French inspired rooftop bistro that offers unobstructed views of Downtown Los Angeles that will make you feel as if you’re floating over the skyline. Executive Chef Gerardo Benitez has created a playful menu inspired by French culinary classics utilizing the freshest of seasonal ingredients. Vegetarian menu is available as well. For reservations call 213-802-1770.

Bottega Louie

Bottega Louie 700 S Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90017

Bottega Louie DTLA is back, and the menu is sweeter than ever, with a specially curated catalog for Valentine’s Day. Choose from luscious macaroon boxes, decadent chocolate covered strawberries, and the ultra-luxurious Valentine’s Day Gift Box, containing chocolate bar library, 6 piece macaron heart box, assorted chocolate truffles, white chocolate pretzels & M de Minuty Rosé. Peruse the catalog HERE

Jean Pascal

Jean Pascal Florist ROW DTLA 1318 E 7th St. M1 Ste. 148 Los Angeles, CA 90021

Jean-Pascal Florist is noted for mixing classic French craftsmanship and modern styling into chic, harmonious, and majestic bouquets, offering luxurious flower arrangements, a curated vase emporium, candles, flower books, curiosities, and seasonal topiaries. To better accommodate the influx of orders during Valentine’s Day, Jean-Pascal has created a special selection HERE

San Antonio Winery

San Antonio Winery 737 Lamar St. Los Angeles, CA 90031

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with some Los Angeles history. Founded in 1917, San Antonio Winery is Los Angeles’ only working winery and has been designated a historical landmark since 1965. Today the winery continues to be family-owned and operated with four generations of the Riboli Family. Treat your Valentine to a wine tasting or winery tour, and cap it off with dinner at Maddalena Restaurant, named after the family matriarch herself.

Still Life Ceramics

Valentine’s Day Happy Hour Still Life Ceramics ROW DTLA  767 S Alameda St #198, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Join Still Life Ceramics for a one-hour wheel throwing class and make a heart-shaped bowl during Valentine’s Day weekend. Beginners are welcome. Class is held at their ROW DTLA studio. Please note that a single $60 booking reserves a spot for one person; book two spots if you would like to bring a guest. Still Life Ceramics is a studio and brand in Downtown Los Angeles making functional ceramic art for your everyday life. Book your reservation HERE

The Huntington

Valentine’s Day at The Huntington 1151 Oxford Rd. San Marino, CA 91108

Just a short jaunt from THEA, The Huntington is offering a romantic trifecta for Valentine’s Day, including Valentine Tea for Two; Three Centuries of Valentines, an exhibition of more than 12,000 Valentine cards and other memorabilia on love; and a special Valentine’s Day Collection at The Huntington Store. Visitors must have advance admission ticket. Pre-order HERE

Bring Something to the Party

Bring Something to the Party The Bloc 700 West 7th St. Los Angeles, CA 90017

There’s no place like home to celebrate Valentine’s Day with the one you love. Bring Something to the Party is a chic one stop party boutique offering everything you need to create a romantic vibe including scented candles, room & body spray, plants, home decor, gourmet specialities, balloons, greeting cards made by local printers, custom gift wrapping, and more.

Photo Credits:

Photo #1: OUE Skyspace

Photo #2: Hello Alfred

Photo #3: Le Petit Paris

Photo #4: Redbird

Photo #5: Perch LA

Photo #6: Bottega Louie

Photo #7: Jean Pascal Florist

Photo #8: San Antonio Winery

Photo #9: Still Life Ceramics

Photo #10: The Huntington

Photo #11: Bring Something to the Party