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2 for 2: Share the Valentine Love

Sandi Smith

Sandi started in real estate early on...

Sandi started in real estate early on...

Mar 27 7 minutes read

2 FOR 2

Share the Valentine Love

As Prince Humperdinck famously says in "The Princess Bride":

"Wuv, tru wuv, will fowow you foweva…So tweasuwe your wuv. "

In our annual Valentine's Day post,  we suggest lots of ways to share tru wuv:
2 great restaurants, 2 ways to musically charm your love, 2 ways to spread the love locally,
and 2 ways  to spread it globally and locally-globally.

2 RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 2 GREAT RESTAURANTS

1. Logan Restaurant

Logan is a "be kind to your taste buds" restaurant. Small and cleanly designed, you'll feel as if you're in a private room though you'll be elbow to elbow on VDay. 

Logan's food is an "umami jam" in your mouth, one reviewer says. The flavors are creative, wild and surprising.  And the staff is "stellar," says another. Our experiences there were exactly that.

Make your reservations asap at opentable.com, bookenda.com

115 W Washington St., Ann Arbor
734-327-2312

Read Logan's Yelp reviews.

2. Detroit Filling Street Station

The Detroit Street Filling Station is a "be kind to animals restaurant" with all vegan food. It is also a "Be Kind to Youth for Justice" savior.

Meals are tremendously good! Meat-eaters will be surprised and delighted. And vegans and vegetarians can eat safely knowing how committed the owners are to fresh, vegan ingredients. 

DSFS Valentine's Day Menu

• Vegan Charcuterie
• Carmelized Pear & Arugula Salad  •  
• Walnut Sausage & Stuffed Ravioli •
• Special Dessert from our Bakery Unicorns •
$30 / person

Make reservations asap.
DSFS is taking reservations on the half-hour from 4:30–8:30 p.m., and spaces are filling up quickly!
EMAIL TO REQUEST RESERVATIONS.

300 Detroit St

Ann Arbor, MI 48104

2 WAYS TO ENJOY THE MUSIC OF LOVE

1. Send two love songs with a 'Singing Valentine.'

Can't be with your love on the very day? Want to send an extra-special love "note"? Send them a "Singing Valentine" performed by the Huron Valley Harmonizers.

"Imagine how surprised your special someone will be when four elegantly dressed men arrive bearing a rose, a card, and then proceed to sing two love songs!" the HVH site says.  

"Whether it be at a workplace in front of  co-workers, at a romantic dinner with you at a downtown restaurant, or even in your own home, the Harmonizers will make the occasion an especially memorable event." They also take a photo to capture the moment.

Packages start at $50. In-person valentines must be within 25 minutes of downtown Ann Arbor. If your loved one is out of town, you can also send a SV over the phone or by text message.

You can book and pay for a Singing Valentine online at hvharmonizers.org.

"Whether it be at a workplace in front of  co-workers, at a romantic dinner with you at a downtown restaurant, or even in your own home, the Harmonizers will make the occasion an especially memorable event." They also take a photo to capture the moment.

Packages start at $50. In-person valentines must be within 25 minutes of downtown Ann Arbor. If your loved one is out of town, you can also send a SV over the phone or by text message.

You can book and pay for a Singing Valentine online at hvharmonizers.org. For more info, email or call the Harmony Hotline (734-796-7467).

2. Go see 'My Folky Valentine' at The Ark.

"This annual lovefest, hosted by Annie & Rod Capps, features good friends who are couples who also happen to make beautiful music together. Over the years (13 to be exact) Annie & Rod have invited couples from all over the country to share the stage with them. This year, they’re bringing back two of the original couples from one of the earliest My Folky Valentine concerts:

  • Jan Krist & drummer-husband Alan Finkbeiner, and 
  • Allison Downey & bassist-husband John Austin

"Will there be love songs? Sure. But this concert is not just for couples… It’s a night of top-notch songwriting and musicianship that just happens to be made by people in love!"

My Folky Valentine | Happening @ Michigan

  • General Admission: $20. Reserved: $27. Service fees apply
  • Michigan Union Ticket Office
  • Buy Tickets
  • The Ark

 

2 WAYS TO SPREAD THE LOVE

1. Make cards for those who need a li'l extra.

From the Ann Arbor Family site:
"Spread love by creating special cards or projects at home (or use the ones you made at the local events). Drop off cards on Monday, February 12, at the front desk of the main hospital. Volunteers will disburse the cards to patients. For more information: 734-712-4159."

girl holding 2 homemade valentinesThen deliver them to the following places:

St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Hospital, 5301 McAuley Dr., Ypsilanti
Brookdale Assisted Living, 750 W. Eisenhower Pkwy.

Cards can be dropped off anytime. Front desk staff will assist people as they hand out cards to the residents.
For more information: 734-272-4623.

More card-making at Malletts Creek Branch of A2 Library

People of all ages are invited to make heart-themed cards using scrap paper and old books: "Make a Valentine."

2–3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10

Program Room, Malletts Creek Branch of the Ann Arbor Public Library

2. 

Have tea with
really cute Valentine’s Day Fairies.

Kids and families are invited to enjoy tea and cookies with “real” fairies, a story and more. 

Fairy attire is encouraged. 

1 & 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15

$11 per person

Register ASAP in advance. 

Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tearoom
114 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 665-2757

Valentine's Day Fairy Tea at Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tearoom in Ann Arbor

2 WAYS TO SPREAD THE LOVE AROUND

To spread love further into the world, here are a few suggestions.

1. Send a girl to school.

Donate to the International Rescue Committee and send a girl to school for a year.  
 The group also offers many other ways to offer rescue.

 


2. Give to one of these local heartful organizations.

Ten Thousand Villages

Shelter Association of Washtenaw | Delonis Shelter

United Way of Washtenaw

Humane Society of Huron Valley

Jim Toy Community Center

Groundcover News 


Photo credits: Rose: John-Pa on Visual Hunt CC BY-NC-ND.  Fairy:  VFW Kids on VisualHunt.com /  CC BY. Girl with Valentines: wandasiewicz on Visual Hunt  CC BY-NC

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