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14 Ways To Celebrate Valentine's Day In Venice

14 Ways To Celebrate Valentine's Day In Venice

We've rounded up a bunch of lovely gift ideas and fun local experiences to share with the ones you adore on Valentine's Day.

1. Eat The Artwork At Chocolatier Blue

Photo: Chocolatier Blue

Photo: Chocolatier Blue

These sweet little works of art that come in flavors like grapefruit champagne and lavender honey almost look too good to eat. Almost. Take an assortment home for your Valentine, or visit the Abbot Kinney chocolatier and pick out a few flavors to sample together on the patio. 

Chocolatier Blue // 1522 Abbot Kinney, Venice 90291

2. Attract Positive Energy

Photo: Golden Plume Jewelry

Photo: Golden Plume Jewelry

Love is patient. Love is kind. Love can be a crystal dagger straight through the heart, but it's far less painful when securely caged in this pretty golden wire-wrap necklace. Limited supply available now at the Lincoln & Rose Marketplace

Golden Plume Dagger Necklace, $64


3. Sip Aphrodisiacs At The Anchor

The Anchor Venice

The Anchor Venice is your best bet for aphrodisiacs by the bottle or on the half shell. Their prix fixe Valentine's Day menu starts with oysters and blood orange mignonette, followed by duck meatballs and braised octopus, a choice of skirt steak, cod or a spring pea farrotto, and finishes with s'mores panna cotta and housemade fudge brownies. 

The Anchor Venice // 235 Main Street, Venice 90291

4. Make 'Em Melt With Chocolate Caramels

Rose Avenue Sweets

These small-batch, chocolate-covered caramels are locally made with the finest ingredients and finished with fancy seasonings like Maldon sea salt, crushed rosella and dried hibiscus. Treat yourself and/or send a box to someone in need of some sweet, sweet California lovin'. Assortments available in 6- and 12-piece boxes. 

Shop Rose Avenue Sweets

5. Dance Your Heart Out At Munifisense


Whether you're coupled up or ready to mingle, this is one Valentine's Day party that welcomes all with open arms. The three-day music and art event features djs, dancing, yoga, and workshops where you can pick up skills like the art of ecstatic intimacy. 

Munifisense Love

6. Get Experimental At The Barbershop Pop-Up

Try something delicious that you've never done before like a white chocolate sea urchin bonbon. Chef Walter el Nagar is back in town with his latest Barbershop Ristorante pop-up debuting at Flake on Valentine's weekend. See the full story here.  

Barbershop Ristorante // 513 Rose Ave. Venice, 90291 (424) 272-5849

7. Write A Love Note

This book of postcards captures everything we love about Venice and it gives you 24 opportunities to tear out one of the incredible shots and send a quick note to someone on your mind. 

Shop Venice Postcards Book, $35

8. Pick A Bouquet At The Flower Truck

The Flower Truck will be rolling up Rose Ave. on Valentine's Day and stopping off at ME & Blue with lots of ready-to-go bouquets. So here's the plan: Grab some spring blooms and pop into ME & Blue for an easy gift like the silk kimonos, candles, or one of the floor-length tie-dyed slips. You can also visit the Flower Truck at the corner of Lincoln & Rose (at the 76 station). It'll be there all day or until the flowers sell out. 

ME & Blue // 566 Rose Ave. Venice 90291

9. Find A Special Keepsake

These heart lockets from The Mart Collective are positively charming. Give one to your Valentine along with a handwritten love note written on a vintage Valentine's Day greeting card, which you can also find also at this mega antiques emporium located on Lincoln & Palms. Prices from left to right: $75, $125, $65 and $135

The Mart Collective // 1600 Lincoln Blvd. Venice 90291

10. Discover This Hidden Gem

Todd Bracken Jewelrs

Tucked away in a nondescript studio on The Linc, jewelry designer and gem expert Todd Bracken makes heart charms with nuggets that he panned himself right here in the Golden State. Among his custom pieces, he houses an impressive assortment of vintage engagement rings and rare watches. (Story to come!)

Todd Bracken Jewelers, call for appointment (310) 821-6006

11. Build Your Love Nest


There's a new home decor shop on Main that will make you tingle from head to tow with every last adorable detail. This is the first U.S. locale for Aussie-based Lazybones, and in it you'll find everything you never knew you needed to bring a touch of laid-back whimsy to every room, including the garden. From bedding and candles to vintage glassware and pretty sleepwear for the ladies, Lazybones will make you swoon.

Lazybones // 2929 Main Street, Santa Monica 

12. Explore Your Sinful Side

Photo: Sinners & Saints

Photo: Sinners & Saints

Toss off that halo because Valentine's Day is all about love. For chocolate. And in this lair of chocolatey layers and red velvet cupcakes, you can allow yourself to indulge at Sinners & Saints. Unless you're gluten intolerant, in which case you should stick with the Saints offerings. Either way, it's total decadence that you can enjoy with your significant other, but it might be even better if you do it solo.

Sinners & Saints // 2547 Lincoln Blvd Venice CA 90291

13. Make A Forever Commitment

Black Diamond Tattoo

You know what precedes this Valentine's Day? Friday the 13th. It's a sign. A sign that would make a great tattoo. Lucky for you, Black Diamond Tattoo is offering $50 ready-to-rock flash tattoos so you two can get in, get out, and get marked for life all in time before dinner reservations. 

Black Diamond Tattoo // 412 Lincoln Blvd. Venice 90291

14. Get A Late-Night Couples Massage

Just a hop and skip to Mar Vista, this late-night spa offers a quick getaway for couples in need of a little TLC. Opt for the "Totally Scrumptious" couples massage. Nitespa is open daily from 12 p.m. until 10 p.m. so it's perfect for date night. 

Nitespa // 12024 Venice Blvd., suite D Los Angeles, CA 90066

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Barbershop Ristorante Pops Up At Flake

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