Can you believe it is actually February? Neither can we! February means a lot of things, but one thing that we all can’t forget this month is Valentine’s Day! Don’t let Valentine’s Day sneak up on you this year.  Start thinking and planning of what you can do for that special someone in your life now!


Here’s our Valentine’s Day date ideas right here around Centreville and from the comfort of your own home at Lakeside!


First, head over to Open Table and see what spots still have openings available for Valentine’s Day dinner.  Trust us, you won’t want to wait to make those reservations until February 13th or 14th for that matter.


Not in the mood to sit down for a dinner? Head over to Red Rocks Cafe & Tequila Bar.  Starting at 8, they’ll be having a special Valentine’s Day Karaoke night.  They are even having a “Sing the Best Sob Song” contest! Another non-dinner option would be to go listen to live music at Siena Restaurant Lounge from 6-9.


Love wine? Go to our favorite and neighborhood winery, The Winery at Bull Run, for a special Valentine’s Day wine pairing dinner.  They’ll be opening up the event with cocktail hour at 6:45 followed by a four-course dinner.  Please note that the last day to purchase tickets to this event is on February 9th at noon, so don’t delay!


Would you rather not fight the crowds of people on Valentine’s Day? Stay home and make it a night to remember by planning a themed dinner.  You could make a dinner and decorate your apartment based on an Italian, Mexican or French theme, just to name a few.  Another idea to enjoy Valentine’s Day right from home is to plan a movie night.  It’s often we get too busy with our daily lives and don’t just sit down and relax.  Pick out a movie, maybe one of the Oscar nominated ones, pop some popcorn and champagne and enjoy! Also, who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner? Take it to the next level and since Valentine’s Day lands on a Wednesday this year, have your breakfast for dinner in bed! There aren’t many things more romantic than getting breakfast in bed, especially when it is paired with a mimosa!


No matter which direction you want to go in for this years Valentine’s Day, don’t wait until the last minute to plan something special for that special someone in your life!