Sweet Spots for Romance
While a dozen roses and a box of conversation hearts are always welcome, Life teamed up with Cupid this Valentine’s Day to share local finds and new ways to celebrate with your special someone.
There’s no better way to celebrate romance than to share treats inspired by the City of Love. The most coveted cookies in Paris, these desserts come in a variety of pretty pastel colors and flavors. Your valentine will fall in love with each bite of these airy treats neatly packed in a heart-themed gift box. If baked goods aren’t your thing, try the creamy French gelato or a box of Norman Love chocolates decorated to perfection.
Le Macaron, The Promenade at Coconut Creek, 4425 Lyons Road 954.978.3151 | lemacaron-us.com
Whether your valentine is your best friend, your spouse or your daughter or son – IT’SUGAR has plenty of ways to say, “I love you.” With novelty items like kitschy candy and gift boxes filled with nostalgic sweets, this candy lover’s paradise is the ultimate jackpot. Spoil your partner’s sweet tooth with an exclusive Valentine’s Day gift basket for $30 that comes with festive candy corn, gummy bears, chocolate hearts and an “I love you” chocolate bar. For $50, grab a basket filled with these items plus kettle corn and a variety of flavored candy such as cinnamon hearts and red and white sugared hearts.
IT’SUGAR, The Promenade at Coconut Creek, 4437 Lyons Road 954.974.8942 | itsugar.com
The Batter Co.
This boutique bakery serves unique confections for an unforgettable night of romance. This year, your special someone can have their cake and eat it too – literally! For Valentine’s Day only, The Batter Co. is offering a bouquet of a dozen full-sized cupcakes with hand-piped buttercream designed to look like pink, red and white roses for $45. The box is tied with a satin ribbon and gift tag for love notes if desired. To place an order, call 954.900.4071 or order online. The sweet spot also suffices for date night, serving frozen yogurt, espresso, cafe lattes and more.
The Batter Co., The Promenade at Coconut Creek, 4431 Lyons Road 954.977.8077 | battercocupcake.com
If you’re looking for a timeless evening, Cherry Smash offers a menu full of indulgences. From old-fashioned malts to ice cream sodas, it’s difficult to choose just one, but our favorite is The Love Boat. Piled high with ice cream, a chocolate-dipped banana and whipped cream, this dessert is exclusively available in February for $14.86 and comes to the table with a festive balloon. But when you’re surrounded by 1920s-inspired decor, even a simple ice cream sundae makes for a sweet night frozen in time.
Cherry Smash, 8000 Wiles Road, Coral Springs 954.346.0999 | cherry-smash.com