Nervous before your big Valentine’s Day weekend? Don’t worry. Who isn’t, after all?
Life begins where your comfort zone ends, and those butterflies in your stomach mean you’re truly living.
If you want to calm them down a bit though so that you can really experience the moment, we’re here to help. So is the wine of course, but that’s the obvious solution, and the best dates are the ones that get creative.
Allow of us to inspire the creative mind within you, and to offer our suggestions for a truly memorable date, for couples who just said “I love you” for the first time, to ones celebrating their 15th Crystal Anniversary. Here are 5 event ideas to make sure your Valentine’s Day weekend goes off without a hitch, and that will leave you wondering why you were worried at all in the first place.
Get Away From It All
Want to go somewhere where it will be just the two of you? Pick up your favorite foods at Glen Ellen Village Market before heading out to Jack London State Park. Take a secluded walk through breath-taking fields and forests before settling down to an afternoon picnic. Soak up the warm 70-degree sun, relax, and enjoy a peaceful afternoon with just the two of you before heading back to the inn for dinner and a romantic evening alone.
Team Up for Success
Spend an afternoon as your own team of two by enjoying a wild mushroom hunt at Stone Edge Farm. Scout the gorgeous fields and hills of Sonoma for one of nature’s most delightful culinary items, and savor your bounty after you’re all done by cooking them into a dish of your choice with Stone Edge Farm’s Culinary Director John McReynolds and local mycologist Julie Schreiber.
Chocolate should always be a priority. End of thought. And since this weekend is all about great couples, why not pair chocolate with its ideal partner? Truffles and chocolate are a match made in heaven, and you can sample the very best of both all day Saturday at Larson Family Winery.
Put on Some Music
Enjoy live music, wine tasting, and fresh, local Tomales Bay oysters on Saturday or Sunday as part of B.R. Cohn Winery’s Sip With Your Sweetheart Valentine’s Day event.
Keep It Light
As tantalizing as a plate of lasagna sounds, it can leave you feeling less-than-spry once you’ve savored it all. Our executive chef has prepared a comprehensive arrangement of entrées just for Valentine’s Day that are rich and inviting, yet also will ensure that you feel light and ready for the remainder of the evening once your meal is done. For example, enjoy a plate of crab cakes with an invigorating spicy aioli, and follow up with a main course of beef tenderloin with wild porcini sauce.
From all of us at Kenwood Inn and Spa, we’d like to wish you and your loved one a Valentine’s Day that you will both treasure forever.