Art From my Heart, Elmhurst Art Museum
Help spread love and support to those at local senior homes this Valentine’s Day! Through your help, special handmade cards will go to residents at Park Place of Elmhurst and Elmhurst Extended Care Center. Supporters are invited to pick up a free Valentine’s Day card activity kit the museum’s main entrance vestibule. Pick up begins on January 12th, on Tuesdays 10am-3pm and Saturdays 12-4pm. Available on a first-come, first-serve basis. All finished cards received by Monday, February 8th will be distributed to senior homes on Thursday, February 11th. Your card will surely spread joy to those who are dearly missing visits from their children and grandchildren.
Lynfred Winery Bed & Breakfast Inn, Roselle
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the suites of Lynfred Winery’s B&B will be re-opening on February 13th! This wine-themed romantic getaway offers relaxation in one of four European-style suites fashioned to represent American, French, German and Italian wine countries. Looking to stay home? Lynfred Winery’s $60 Truffle and Wine Package includes three bottles of wine paired with six truffles (three flavors): Fred’s Red with a Chocolate Vanilla Bean Truffle; Merlot 2017 with a Chocolate Cherry & Coffee Truffle; and Sweetheart Red with a Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Truffle. The package includes a live pairing event on Zoom on February 11th. Packages go for sale starting Tuesday, February 9 at Noon (until sold out) and may be picked up Feb 10-14.
Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace
Drury Lane has two fabulous options on February 14th, both under their heated canopy — celebrate day or night! Jazz Brunch Under the Canopy is from 10:30am – 1pm, offering unlimited entrée stations and unlimited champagne, bellinis, and mimosas along with the live jazz trio you’ve come to know and love. 6pm ushers in The Cabaret Room Under the Canopy, featuring From Broadway with Love. Accompanied by musicians from the Drury Lane Orchestra, your favorite stars of the Drury Lane stage will serenade you with the romance of musical theatre. A mouthwatering meal is included before the performance, making this the perfect one-stop date night. Reservations required for both options.
North American Pizza & Culinary Academy, Lisle
The chefs at the Academy have you covered with two hands-on options. Our best friends have helped us through thick and thin. This year, choose to celebrate that amazing friendship. Grab your best friend for Galentine’s Day on February 12th and enjoy small bites paired with a raspberry rose fizz. On February 13th, make it a date night, cooking a seared steak with bordelaise sauce with your loved one. Both classes are limited in size to practice social distancing, so reserve your space early. All participants will be required to wear masks at all times other than while drinking and eating.
Chocolaterie Stam Glen Ellyn
You can’t talk Valentine’s Day without chocolate. The Stam family has been in the confectionary business for more than 200 years, representing the very best in quality and tradition. Offering pickup, delivery and shipping, explore their chocolate towers, chocolate gift boxes and Dutch staples such as baking cocoa and stroopwafels — a traditional Dutch wafer filled with honey and caramel.
Dining at a Distance Date Night
We can easily argue that food is love. Light some candles. Kick off those winter boots and get cozy at home with take-out. Perhaps try something new or make it a day for your usual favorites. Either way, our partner restaurants are ready to make the day special and easy.
Get out of your usual routine and take the time to reconnect! Find a sanctuary for the both of you. DuPage has over 100 hotels and resorts offering the right mix of amenities. Whether you’re looking to relax and lounge together, or get out and explore, you can DuMore in DuPage this Valentine’s weekend.