Valentine’s Day 2011 Part Deux

For the lovers, the procrastinators and everyone in between….

When she says “you don’t need to get me anything this Valentine’s Day”…. trust us. You need to get her something. Whether you love or hate the “holiday”, no Valentine’s is complete without a little gift of romance. Luckily for you, this can easily be achieved by treating your sweetie to one of these great local options. Whether she’s a flowers or treats kind of girl, this round-up of last minute ideas might just guarantee you the coveted afternoon delight. Score.

Whole Foods Ponce de Leon

Your favorite neighborhood organic market has some of the prettiest flowers in town, plus some sweet treats for your special night. Highlights include two dozen roses for $19.99 (that’s quite the deal!), chocolate covered strawberries at $10.99/lb and De Chanceny Cremant de Loire Rose for $12.99.

Whole Foods Ponce de Leon ♥ 404·853·1681 ♥ TwitterFacebook


For those looking for a truly beautiful, one-of-a-kind arrangement, the always elegant and classic Pollen will be delivering on Valentine’s Day. You can also visit their permanent Buckhead location or temporary pop up shop for the month of February next to Room & Board in West Midtown.

Pollen Atlanta ♥ 432 East Paces Ferry Road ♥ 404·262·2296 ♥ Facebook

Red Queen Tarts

Perhaps your gal isn’t a chocolate person? Or maybe you just want to try something completely different? Then Red Queen Tarts are just the ticket. These little pillows of perfection are made in small batches with organic ingredients and local fruit. All natural, fresh and sweet, (but not too sweet). You can order online, and have it shipped or delivered locally in Metro Atlanta. Tarts are sold in boxes of 6 for $24 and you can choose the variety of flavors that her heart desires. For this particular “holiday”, perhaps the Brandied Cherry & Dark Chocolate Ganache, Port Poached Pear, Hazelnut Chocolate and Prosecco Fig & Brie are the perfect pairings!

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Cacao Atlanta

For those who are looking to spend a little bling, this chic chocolaterie makes fresh artisanal chocolates and treats in house that really delivers on taste. They have several limited edition Valentine’s Day specials that are sure to make your lady swoon including: 24 assorted truffles in a small heart shaped gift box for $70, a large heart shaped gift box featuring an assortment of different confectionary treats for $81, special decorative metal boxes which hold 12 truffles (of your choice) for $70 and a box of hand-crafted 8 piece cherry cordials for $32.

Cacao Atlanta ♥ 312 C N. Highland Ave.♥ 404·221·9090 ♥ Facebook
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Star Provisions

Every time we return to Provisions To Go, we seem to fall in love all over again. Not surprising as this gourmet-to-go mecca in West Midtown has everything we adore. From Atlanta’s favorite cheese monger Tim Gaddis running their fromagerie to the prepared foods (hello delicious Bahn Mi & shrimp po’ boy!) and all the tsatske in between, Star Provisions has you covered. On a visit earlier this week, we came across cases of cupcakes and brownies, boxes and baggies of Valentine’s themed sweet treats, old school greeting cards and clever little gifts to spoil your Valentine with. J’adore.

Star Provisions ♥ 1198 Howell Mill Rd. ♥ 404·365·0410 ♥ Facebook
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  • Alan

    Well done. As a semi-reformed procrastinator, I need this lil’ cheat sheet Thanks Sarah-Ann!

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