How Some Edmonton Bloggers Spent Their Valentines

Feb 27, 2018

Interested in what some YEGGERS did this Valentines? Well, this is just the post for you! Which Valentines Date tickles your fancy? Casual Dinner out or a more formal Dinner Date? What about a Valentines getaway in the City of Love?! We want all three please!

#1: Cindy’s Super Chill Valentines with Mayday Dogs

We’re a low-key couple and never need an excuse to dine out, even if it’s Valentine’s Day! Where we eat is based on our cravings and rarely reserving in advance. Last week’s freezing rain was just another excuse to stay close to home for us. Mayday Dogs was offering two dogs and tots to share for $19.99, so it was a no-brainer. I got the February feature, King Push (PC Cola™️ braised onion, charred jalapeño mayo, American Cheddar, and crushed Doritos) while Joe opted for his favourite, the Korean Abdul-Jabbar. We also shared the February feature tots: Crispy Sage & Garlic. Super chill and super satisfying. We spent the rest of the night cozied up on the couch with our puppy. It was perfect!

Find Cindy on her blog: Let’s Om Nom or follow her food aventures on Instagram!

Edmonton Valentines

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#2:  Keltyn’s Valentines in The City Of Love

It’s not often that one gets to say that they spent Valentine’s Day in Paris, so I feel pretty privileged to say that I did! I was there on a 10 day vacation with my older sister, that we — no joke — only paid $292 for roundtrip flights! We left the men in Edmonton while we toured one of the most beautiful cities I have ever been to. Valentine’s Day was our last day in Paris and while I wasn’t with my love, I spent most of the day trying to find a perfect little gift that I could bring home to him.

The first 9 days were spent running around Paris making sure that we saw everything, and I mean everything! We visited the Louvre, Versailles, Montmartre, Notre-Dame de Paris and so much more. So we decided that we were going to spend Valentine’s Day seeing any last minute sites we hadn’t yet seen. We started the day at the Musee D’Orsey where I was mesmerized by Monet, Picasso, Degas and Van Gogh art pieces. We then made our way to  the Palais Royal where we spent way too long taking photos of each other on the marble pillars (#DoItForTheGram). Our second last stop was at the Champs-Élysées where I bought a box of macaroons (which the boyfriend and I devoured as soon as I arrived home).

Like most men, the way to my boyfriend’s heart is through his stomach. So, when my sister and I exited a metro station and stumbled upon a chocolate shop called Richart that had the most adorable Valentine’s Day themed window display, I ran right in and bought a few boxes of caramel and dark chocolate. To finish off the day we stood at the top of Trocadéro and caught one last glimpse of the Eiffel Tower as it sparkled in the night, capping off one of the most amazing trips I have ever been on.

Follow Keltyn on her Instagram or check out her website!

Read: Our Travel Diary — 5 Incredible Days in Paris

YEGGERS Valentines

#3: Our Fancy, Schmancy Valentines Dinner at Cafe Linnea

We celebrated our day of love, at a Fancy 6-course Valentines dinner at Cafe Linnea — one of our favourites in the city, if you hadn’t noticed. For Valentines, we don’t often ‘go big’, but after 6 years together, we thought we should at least celebrate it once. So we did it the most typical way one can: a romantic dinner date! It was a no brainer when we saw Cafe Linnea advertising their Valentines line up — we even went again that Sunday for the L’amour Themed High Tea! Even though we are’t oyster people (see our hilarious YEG Instagram Highlights), we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner! With a menu packed full of decadent delights like foie gras, bone marrow, and chocolate pudding, who wouldn’t?! All made lovingly gluten-free of course! 😉

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Which Valentines Day Date would YOU choose?

Tell us below! And check out my fellow bloggers on their social media — I’m sure they would love the love-back on their ‘love days’! (Waaaaay too many ‘loves’ in one sentence, but you know what I mean!) 😉 If you’d like to share the love, TWEET THIS BELOW:

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Looking for more Edmonton Ideas? Read our #ExploringEdmonton Adventures starting with the 100 Street Funicular!

Bye February! 

~ Leigh


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  1. Meg

    February 28th, 2018 at 7:53 AM

    Whoa, now i’m starving staring at all this beautiful food. You are an excellent food photographer. You make it looks so appealing.

  2. Kaelyn

    February 28th, 2018 at 7:53 AM

    Nothing beats french food, nothing!! Ahh I miss it so much. Great post.

  3. Sophia

    February 28th, 2018 at 8:00 AM

    ahh, that 6 course dinner looks lovely! Delishhh! 🙂

  4. anne-onedeterminedlife

    February 28th, 2018 at 12:59 PM

    This is way more impressive than how I spent my valentines. My husband was out of town, so I stayed home. We plan to celebrate soon.

  5. Lyndsy

    February 28th, 2018 at 3:06 PM

    All that food looks so yummy!! I’m drooling over here

  6. Mirlene | Savory Thoughts

    March 1st, 2018 at 2:51 AM

    You are so luck to have spent Valentine’s Day in Paris! I would love to visit France one day. The food in your pictures look sooo good. Also for u see 300 dollars, I would have hopped on the opportunity as well. This was a nice read. Thank you!

  7. Glenny

    March 1st, 2018 at 1:23 PM

    This is a cute little round up post for vday! I couldnt help but notice the food photos and how it made me so hungry! lol

  8. lcdorkin

    March 1st, 2018 at 2:13 PM

    I know right?! Food is life, and I am always hungry! These foodie spots in Edmonton are sooo good!

  9. Charmaine

    March 3rd, 2018 at 2:19 PM

    Valentines Day in Paris would be a dream. We took our kids out for Valentines Day hahah

  10. lcdorkin

    March 3rd, 2018 at 7:45 PM

    Haha I’m sure the kids loved it! x

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