Stores, shops and restaurants in downtown Historic Richmond are gearing up for Valentine’s Day and they have something for everyone. Plus, shopping local, shopping small business owners close to home creates jobs, boosts the economy and benefits the city as a whole. So before you head-out to shop for your loved ones this Valentine’s Day, make plans to shop Historic Richmond.
Men and women looking for the perfect gift for their spouses, friends or significant other, have many choices, in downtown Richmond.
“We will be hosting a Valentine’s Day special. Gift certificates are available for a massage and facial. Massage for Valentine’s Day is only $75 and this will include a glass of wine, Godiva chocolates, full body massage, wine and a rose. Add a facial for $65. This is for couples as gifts for your loved one. Each treatment is about an hour,” said Susanne Novotny, massage therapist, Mesologie Spa. For more information, please call 832-525-6105.
Gift Certificates are also available at Hair and Aesthetics by JoAnn, 116 Morton Street, Suite D.
“We offer haircuts for both women and men, hair coloring, waxing, corrective facials, mineral make-up for all skin types, all in a relaxing atmosphere,” said Jo Ann Billman, Owner. For more information, please call 281-377-9606.
Ladies are invited to a very special event, February 10 at 301 Morton Street, Girls’ Night Out.
“We are inviting all of the ladies in the community to join us for a special evening, right before Valentine’s Day, February 10, 5:30p.m. -8:00 p.m. There will be candles, wine, strawberries and live jazz music. We will be giving away prizes every 15 minutes,” said Norma Cavazos, owner, Lola-Rose Candles.
Cavazos added the prizes that will be given away are from Italian Maid, Mesologie Spa, Joseph’s Furniture, Sandy McGee’s and Lola-Rose Candles. Also all attending are asked to bring canned and dry food to be donated to St. John Fisher Church, St. Vincent de Paul Pantry.
There’s nothing like a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner, and the Italian Maid is cooking up a special wine dinner for Tuesday, February 14.
The Italian Maid Café’s special Valentine’s menu starts with romantic strawberry fields and fennel salad and Mama Mia’s homemade lasagna. The next course is tender short ribs and market fresh fish with hericot vertes with baby carrots. Panna Cotta and red raspberries will close the dinner. The dinner includes the perfect wines to accompany the meal. Non-alcoholic dinner is also available. $50 per person, without wine, $30. For more information, please call 281-344-8955. Please reserve early.
“So celebrate with your loved one, or join us with your group of friends and family, or come alone and join a group table. We’ll also have tables for two and four,” said Lanie Alverez, co-owner, Italian Maid.
Sandy McGee’s is best known for her desserts, but don’t forget to read the whole menu, the soups, salads, sandwiches and the other mouth-watering items are worth a couple of visits.
Treasure Hunters are now unpacking all of their special Valentine’s gifts, from jewelry, clothes for men, women and children, specialty wine glasses, creams and oils, and candles and a host of other gifts that are sure to thrill family members, spouses and don’t forget the kids.
Grandma B’s Bakery located inside the Post Office at 301 Morton Street, will be offering fresh dipped strawberries in a vase resembling roses ($30). Also custom heart shaped cookies ($15 per dz), 12” heart cakes with or without dip and strawberries ($25 – $35). To place orders, please call 832-287-9213.
Studio of Richmond, 301 Morton Street, across from the Italian Maid, is the store to shop for those who have everything, including precious miniature tea sets for daughters, to handmade and hand-strung pearls, specialty figurines, china, collectable full-size tea pots, fine linens, and so much more. For appointments or more information please call 281-381-1865.
“Remember shop local, shop your small business owners for unique items and the best customer service in town,” said Rosalyn Pasak, owner, The Purple Cricket shop located inside Treasure Hunters.