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The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Guide – Romance in Ridgefield

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to plan a romantic weekend in Ridgefield for you and your sweetheart. We are happy to share special Valentine’s Day experiences from businesses around town, including where to stay (or fun ways to stay in!), shop, and dine to make this a special day for you and your loved one.

Stay

A true Ridgefield gem, the West Lane Inn, is a charming boutique hotel built in 1849, filled with history and character. This Valentine’s Day, you can enjoy a romantic stay at the Inn for a discounted rate when coupled with the Ridgefield Playhouse’s tickets for Jarrod Spector & Kelli Barrett’s Valentine’s Day show – also available to stream. Your stay at the West Lane Inn will also include a bottle of champagne and complimentary breakfast, perfect for a romantic weekend getaway with your sweetheart.

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A a bottle of champagne for your stay.

…Or Stay In

Make your Valentine’s Day stay-vacation a special occasion from home! Start the day with a romantic breakfast in bed, with Berries and Cream French Toast from Wooster Hollow Cafe and fresh croissants and coffee from Ross Bread. No fuss and more romantic time together!

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Experience

Get ready for your romantic weekend with a new style and color from Whip Salon, who is also hosting their “Hair Raiser” in support of The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum on February 6th and February 7th with 10% of all service sales being donated.  In addition to their hair services, Whip Salon also offers a menu of MediSpa services sure to primp and pamper.

Then spend a romantic afternoon strolling down Main Street in Ridgefield, visit Seth Low Pierrepont State Park, or explore the Weir Farm National Historic Site. The Ridgefield Guild of Artists is hosting their Spread the Love Pop-Up Valentine’s Show, stop in and see if any piece catches your eye.

Don’t miss the great the shows happening at The Ridgefield Playhouse during Valentine’s Day weekend. Show your love for the Playhouse and your sweetheart by getting tickets to their Valentine’s Day Celebration show with Jarrod Spector & Kelli Barrett and try your luck at their Valentine’s Day Raffle fundraiser for a chance to win a romantic night on the town, with show, dinner, a driver (with BMW!) and special gifts.

Enjoy a romantic outdoor stroll.
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In the evening, celebrate Valentine’s Day with a classic dinner and movie! Grab a Charcuterie board and bottle of red from 109 Cheese & Wine – plus they’ve got boxes of champagne truffles from NYC’s Gotham Chocolates, a must for you and your sweetheart. Then pick up a dinner for two from any of Ridgefield’s delicious restaurants, and don’t forget about dessert from The Cake Box.

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For your at-home movie, get the Prospect Theater’s Sparkle Box, complete with their delicious Cupid’s Mix gourmet popcorn, a handmade Prospect Valentine’s card, Valentine’s glasses, and curated movie recommendations for a night in! Or get tickets to stream the ACT of CT’s “SNAPSHOTS: A Musical Scrapbook” with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and directed by Daniel C. Levine.

Shop

First thing’s first, Valentine’s Day calls for flowers! Place your order with Rodier Flowers or Main Street Florist for a special bouquet or classic red roses for your beau. Then pick up a box of favorite chocolates from Deborah Ann’s Sweet Shoppe (so many to choose from!) and a sentimental card to write a note from the heart for your special Valentine.

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Deborah Ann's Sweet Shoppe

For her:
Gentlemen, you can’t go wrong with a gift of jewelry! At third generation Addessi Jewelers you’ll be in great hands to pick out the perfect piece for your sweetheart. Hint: You can also view their collection of engagement rings or eternity bands. Also head over next door to Zoe & Co Sugarbeads to create your own custom designed piece for your special someone. And the Candlelight Shoppe is a local favorite for its amazing selection of quality lingerie right on Main Street. For the young ladies in the family, Miss Confident Boutique carries lots of fun gifts for Tweens and Teens.

The gift of relaxation and care also goes a long way! Get started with a “Be My Valentine” artisan soap by The Rustic Ridge Bath Co. available for purchase at Audrey Road along with other sweet accessories. Then pick up a gift certificate to MedicinalSkin for a special massage or facial, or make an appointment for a relaxing spa experience followed by a mani-pedi at one of Ridgefield’s favorite self-care destinations: Adam Broderick Salon & Spa.

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Facial treatment.

For him:
If you’re looking for a special gift for him, consider a set of new cuff links and studs from Addessi Jewelers. These bumblebees are buzzing “bee my honey”! Or take a look at the full selection to find just the right gift for him. Hutton’s Fine Menswear is a must for new date night attire… it may just make you fall in love all over again!

And let’s not forget about the gift of unwinding for the man in our lives. Get him the Broderick for Men Spa Package, complete with a one-hour deep tissue massage, face treatment, and haircut, along with a night in by the fire sharing a bottle of his favorite wine from Cellar XV Wine Market.

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Dine

If you plan on going out for a romantic dinner, Ridgefield is the place to be! Bernard’s & Sarah’s Wine Bar are hosting a Valentine’s Day special pre-fixe menu, available Friday through Sunday on Valentine’s Day weekend for both dining in and takeout.

Or try a taste of Chef Liz Gagnon’s special 5-course take-out meal from Nature’s Temptations, complete with crab cake or lobster mac and cheese appetizers, delicious main course choices including lamb, stuffed flounder, or shrimp scampi, and creamy dessert options. And Ridgefield’s favorite: Southwest Cafe just came out with their fabulous Valentine’s Day menu, running through Sunday.

If you love Italian, make your reservation at Gallo Restaurant to enjoy oysters, pasta, or parmigiana by Chef Giuseppe Castellano. To enjoy delicious authentic french cuisine, head over to Sucré Salé, a best-kept secret in Ridgefield. Or check out one of Ridgefield’s newest restaurants, The Lantern Bar & Gastropub for a classic romantic setting, perfect for a late-night intimate dinner with your beau. Or try something new and exciting from Tablao, TerraSole, or any one of Ridgefield’s fantastic restaurants!

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Happy Valentine’s Day Ridgefield!

How do you plan to spend your Valentine’s Day?
Let us know by tagging us @inridgefield!

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