Valentine’s Day Ideas for Adults Only


Now that we have kids, a night of romance is watching 24 together while drinking Alka-Seltzer (Mexicali Rose takeout just doesn’t settle as well as it used to). Stinky diapers, sleep deprivation and PBS Sprout don’t do much for the libido either.

But this year, as you well know, Valentine’s Day is on Saturday.

And the local area doesn’t disappoint. Here are plenty of romantic, adult things for you and your sweetie to do. (And if you still watch 24 and drink Alka-Seltzer together after a night on the town, that’s certainly your prerogative.)

First of all, if you need help getting a sitter, check out The Montclair YMCA’s Parents Night event we posted here. You might be able to drop off the little ones till 10 p.m. Or call some of the sitters in our classifieds section. (Just don’t call Sarah Elsby, Kristen’s already got her booked.)

Here are some more ideas strictly for you and your honey:

Get Pampered

The Karuna Shala
855 Bloomfield Avenue , 2nd floor
Glen Ridge, NJ, 07028
(973) 743-1211
Special 1-hour couples massage for $135.
Sahana Spa
427 Bloomfield Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042 
“Sweetheart Package” – 1-hour couples massage, facials for two and rose stone pedicures for $420.
Buy Your Sweetheart a Gift

Whole Foods Market 
701 Bloomfield Ave
Montclair, NJ 07042
Special two dozen organically grown roses for $19.99. 
Go Lightly
4 South Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042
(973) 744-7889
Selling organic, fair trade chocolate truffles for Valentrine’s Day.
Take a Wine Class

Amanti Vino
30 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042
(973) 509-9463
“Wine and Chocolate” Class
Grab your date and taste some fantastic wines (hearty reds, dessert wines, etc.) and delicious chocolates!
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. $30 per person. Email to sign up.   
Eat & Drink

77 Walnut Street
Montlcair, NJ, 07042
(973) 233-1006 
Special Valentine’s Day tasting menu, as well as a “Lovers Package”, which gets you dinner Saturday night AND brunch on Sunday for $150 per couple.
11 South Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, NJ, 07042
(973) 746-6778
4-course dinner plus a red rose for every lady.  $79 per person.
Van Vleck House & Gardens
21 Van Vleck
Montlcair, NJ, 07042
A Valentine for ’09 – International Food & Wine Tasting at Van Vleck
7:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Romantic dinner with food from over 20 of Montclair’s restaurants, wine tasting, dancing and an auction.
Proceeds will benefit Montclair High School Project Graduation Class of 2009.
$80 per couple if purchase in advance by calling (973) 886-7240
$90 per couple at the door.
Feel Cultured

Luna Stage
695 Bloomfield Avenue
Montlcair, NJ,. 070942
(973) 744-3309
Special one time engagement of Love Letters, starring Frankie Faison and Jane Mandel.
7:00 p.m. $30 per ticket / $50 per couple, includes a complimentary toast and hors d’ oeuvres.
Montlcair State University Memorial Auditorium
1 Normal Avenue
Montlcair, NJ, 07043
Presents Chocolate Tango, a variety show including, tango dancing, comedy, and chocolate tasting.
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
$74 and $122 per person.


Are you getting romantic this Saturday?

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