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Where to buy Valentine's Day Sweets and Treats
Searching for ideas to make this Valentine's Day extra special? Look no further! Here's your go-to list of local spots for flowers, candy, dinner and drinks.
Say It with Flowers
When you want to let someone know you're just crazy about them, express your affection with flowers. Family-owned Viviano Flower Shop, with locations throughout Macomb County, offers a free gift with orders placed by Feb. 10.
You'll fall head over heels for the artistically arranged, award-winning fresh flowers at Blumz by JR Design, in Detroit and Ferndale.
Dinner and Drinks
Plan ahead and make reservations now for a romantic dinner for two. You can't go wrong with Andiamo Restaurants – with nine metro Detroit locations. Treat your sweetheart to an Espresso Martini, $14. It comes garnished with chocolate hearts in a martini glass.
After dinner, head to Westview Orchards Winery in Washington Township. Follow the spiral staircase from the cider barn through the silo and up to the second floor rustic wine tasting room. You can sample three different WOW fruit wines – including the intriguingly named Sweet Revenge – for $6 per person.
Indulge Your Sweet Tooth
The Farmer's Hand – a market and cafe that specializes in all-local foods and goods – is the place for handcrafted dessert. The Cardamon Rose Water Almond Frangipane with Raspberry Coulis and Chocolate will be available for $5.95 this Valentine's Day. Yum!
Photo courtesy of Wanda Patisserie.
A decadent selection of chocolates from Bon Bon Bon can now be shipped nationally. Place your orders for the Valentine's Day Collection, 13 flavors of "real love" for $24, beginning Feb. 1.
Savor meticulously crafted coffees, delicious house-made desserts (think cheesecake, mousse cakes and crepes) and live music nightly at Dessert Oasis Coffee Roasters, with locations in Detroit and Rochester.
Win over your sweetie with one of 17 delicious flavors of water ice from Detroit Water Ice Factory. Brainchild of author Mitch Albom, the treats contains no preservatives, low sugar and natural fruit, creating a dessert that is smooth, creamy, non-dairy and fat free. Notably, 100 percent of the profits go to helping Detroit's neediest citizens through S.A.Y. Detroit. Helping others by eating dessert? Sweet!
By: Michelle Fusco