This is the first time I’ve had a Valentine’s in two years. That’s not meant to evoke pity, I promise, but it just means I’m due for some extravagance over Hallmark’s money-making holiday.
A girl can always find a way to nonchalantly suggest a Valentine’s Weekend staycation to their significant other, but perhaps for me it’s best to publicize on DoingIndy.com and hope that a supportive friend and reader knows how to forward to the right person. (hint, hint)
A look at the perfect Valentine’s Weekend Getaway:
1 pm Check-in: The Villa Inn: This bed and breakfast is a sweet retreat that encourages visitors to power down the iPhone and enjoy the picturesque stretch of Delaware Street that makes up the historic Old Northside neighborhood.
2 pm The Villa Inn Spa: It may or may not be a coincidence that The Villa Inn has a spa. The Amore couples Swedish Massage particularly piqued my interest as it includes two glasses of sparkling wine with chocolate desserts.
4 pm Ice Skating at Pan Am Plaza: Okay, so maybe this isn’t an extravagant outing, but sometimes getting a guy to go ice skating is a rather extravagant request.
6 pm Drinks: 1933 Lounge: When anyone thinks of extravagance in Indianapolis, the iconic St. Elmo Steak House should come to mind. And with the perfect ambiance of red soft seating, waiters in suits and ties, waitresses in red cocktail dress, and open fireplaces, it would be a shame to pass up a really good glass of vino from this second floor hideout.
8 pm Dinner: Dunaways: I recently learned that Hoosier-legend, John Mellencamp, took his lady love Meg Ryan to Dunaways to celebrate her 50th Birthday. After John wrote the couple’s plot of “Jack and Diane” and Meg made us cry over her “Sally and Harry” romantic escapade, I think I’ll follow in their footsteps. For something unique, book the Chef’s Table at $125 per person, a special menu specially prepared for the happy couple in confines of the kitchen.
The night will conclude back at The Villa with a RomCom and truffle or two from Best Chocolates in Town (Honey Lavender truffles, please.)
In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’re giving away $50 to Dunaways – all you have to do is enter the Rafflecopter below!