Non-Traditional Valentine’s Day Plans to Warm the Heart
Roses are red and chocolate is delicious. But sometimes you want to spice up the season of love with a unique twist. Swoon with your sweetheart, gather your gal pals or celebrate yourself with some uncommon ways to do Valentine’s Day. On Chicago’s North Shore, you can rock out with a legend or rock a saucy look for a photo shoot. Get into the groove of a Galentine’s Day soiree or “snap it out” with a night of hilarious musical comedy. Find flirty fun at these sassy venues. See all the Valentine's Day offers and events here.
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Practice a little self love this Valentine's Day and get a sparkly new bauble for yourself at Ayla's Originals (1511 Sherman Ave., Evanston). From Feb. 11-15, all Ayla's Originals' jewelry, including their Heart-to-Heart necklace, will be 20% off. Celebrate with some me time (or bring your sweetie or a gal pal) on Feb. 12 to indulge in a chair massage and tea at the Valentines Warm Up and De-Stress at Creative Coworking (922 Davis St., Evanston), part of Downtown Evanston's Hygge Fest.
Photo Session at Chicago Boudoir Photography
Valentines Warm Up and De-Stress, Creative Coworking, Evanston
896 Green Bay Road, Suite 12, Winnetka
If candy hearts aren’t going to cut it any more, channel your inner goddess with a gorgeous and tasteful photo session from this luxury, full-service boudoir photography boutique. Chicago Boudoir Photography believes in fierce and feminine photos for every woman. “Boudoir” is just a fancy word used to describe these empowering Victoria’s Secret style photo shoots that include several different sets so that you get a variety of looks, plus a hair and makeup prep area. The 100% female staff will help you feel confident and look stunning.
Legally Blonde: The Musical at Wirtz Center
Chicago Boudoir Photography, Winnetka
30 Arts Circle Dr., Northwestern University, Evanston
Sure it’s a romantic comedy, but the award-winning film-to-stage musical, Legally Blonde The Musical, delivers equal parts girl power with glamorous entertainment. Follow the pop-rock transformation of fashionista Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Find out if Elle’s lovelorn beauty salon mentor, Paulette, wins the heart of her beloved UPS man. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances — this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal! Feb. 14 to Mar. 1.
A Valentine's Event with the Rod Stewart Experience
Legally Blonde: The Musical, Wirtz Center, Northwestern University, Evanston
Ariella's at Max and Benny's, 461 Waukegan Rd., Northbrook
Tonight’s the night! With his legendary raspy voice, the rocker who can croon still holds a place in many hearts. Spend a romantic evening with some of your favorite hits and enjoy live musical entertainment from "The Rod Stewart Experience" featuring Cliff Taraglia. Make your reservations for Feb. 14 to enjoy an extravagant Valentine's dinner starting with a champagne toast and capped with chocolate-dipped strawberries at Ariella's Event Space adjacent to the iconic Max and Benny's Restaurant and Deli. $50 per person (includes dinner and entertainment).
A Valentine's Event with the Rod Stewart Experience, Max and Benny's Restaurant and Deli, Northbrook
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