By popular demand our Green Living Valentine’s Day Guide is here.
Can you show your love for your sweetheart and for your planet at the same time? Read on.
Note: All the places and companies included in our guide have made an impact by either adopting sustainable practices and/or are using organically grown ingredients. We are thrilled to share that the task was overwhelming indeed, as there are more and more options available today.
1. Bisou Bistrot:
French for a Kiss, Bisou is bringing traditional French cuisine based on locally and organically grown products. Start with a Fleur de Sex cocktail and be wowed with the three- course menu masterfully prepared by Owner and Executive Chef Nick Ronan. Gift Certificates available.
2. Chez Papa Bistrot:
Natural ingredients with subtle flavors of Provence cooking will welcome you at Chez Papa Bistrot.
The three-course prix fixe dinner menu with choices for each course and entrée selections will include tender meat, fresh fish, and natural vegetarian option ($70).
(All raw materials are natural and sustainable). Gift Certificates available.
3. Dobbs Ferry:
Build your own prix fixe “Hearts Over The Hudson” at Dobbs Ferry. The dinner menu with all options from the regular menu offered (plus additional specials such as lobster gnocchi and delectable prime ribs served for an additional charge), will delight you ($39).
(All raw materials are largely natural, sustainable and organic). Gift Certificates available.
4. Gary Danko:
“We’re organic in the true sense of the word,”states Danko.
The award-winning restaurant Gary Danko is moving into its seventh year and growing.
The Valentine’s day ($87.00) four-course prix fixe menu with choices, plus optional wine pairings available starting at $58.00 will delight all your senses. Complimentary roses and chocolates will make her smile. Gift Certificates available.
Organic Mexican cuisine at its casual best on Portrero Hill. Take out is the way to go at Papito and remains the ideal option if you wish to have a romantic dinner at home on Valentine’s day. The organic and tasty regular menu will be served. Be sure to order the Lava Chocolate Cake. Gift Certificates available.
Multi dimensional Source, has a special organic Valentine’s dinner along with their entire menu ($19.95). Be sure to ask for the Double Love or Love potion elixirs. Unlike anything you have ever tasted! (All the food is vegan and organic). Gift Certificates available.
7. The Plant Cafe Organic:
The three-course prix fixe menu with an amuse bouche and entrée choices of Muscovy Duck Breast, Butter Poached Lobster, or Black Trumpet Agnolotti Mushroom will enchant you. Complimentary sinful chocolate truffles and sparkling wine ($50). Gift Certificates available.
8. Urban Tavern:
A four-course prix fixe menu will be featured at this sustainably designed eatery. Every table will receive a complimentary rose and the food will exceed your expectations. A favorite for most that we highly recommend. To top it off free validated parking. (All raw materials are natural and sustainable). Gift Certificates available.
Experience a one-one-one rendez vous and surrender in the hands of Marion Pernoux. She is taking San Francisco by storm with her zen and organically oriented SPA concept. Reservation is the only way to book, as lovely Marion is busy concocting love remedies and nectar of beauty just for you. Gift Certificate available.
Kristin Walker Md:
Dr Kristin Walker, one of the most sought after Bay Area Dermatologists offers a complete line of natural facials and peels that will rejuvenate your skin.
15% discount on skin care products with any facials or peels for the month of February.
Gift Certificates available.
Locally based and award-winning organic spa. A signature treatment using the line worth a try: Stellar’s “The Works” Signature Facial (90 min $195.00); a facial designed to giving you radiant, glowing skin for Valentine’s day. Gift Certificates available.
Let lead agent Melissa Wagner, owner of Secret Agent Salon and San Francisco hair stylist extraordinaire take care of your mane for Valentines’ day. You will get a FREE deep conditioning and scalp massage with any hair services for the entire month of February.
Call in advance, as Secret Agent Salon is full of love for its clients and will be busy styling for Valentine’s day. Gift Certificates available.
On a budget? Surprise your loved one with a Burt’s Bees Grab Bag ($15). Includes mixed (5) full sized products and mini samples. The company has also introduced all natural face mini wipes and a complete line of organic hair care.
Wrap yourself and your sweetheart in roses for Valentine’s day with locally produced Duchess Marden’s Body Serum ($68). Its sweet and sensual scent is delightful.
The company specializes in highly innovative and state of the art scientific expertise combined with natural and organic skincare.
Cellular Regeneration Cream ($300). “A miracle in a jar”. It is pricy, but well worth getting for your sweetheart. She will thank you!
LaFace Laboratories is all about renewal, reversal of time with tender love!
Fall in love with the special performance and occasion effect of Or De Nuit Illuminating Face Serum from Pomega5. The company, renown for its dermatologist endorsed Healing Cream, just launched a Vanille-Citron-Creme body treatment and Cocoa Hands Crème. We were the very first ones to try them and fell under their spell. For more
Valentine’s Lovers Kit: treat your loved one to some chocolate and roses without the extra pounds and the prickly thorns. A-list ladies like Kristin Cavallari and Eva Longoria are fans.
The Deluxe Nourishing Kit has her check-list items covered ($41.95).
Their flagship, the Exfoliating Foaming Cleanser will also be a hit for her ($32.95).
Chocolate & Strawberries are a Valentine’s classic and 100% Pure has put together a yummy set for you.
The set includes: (1) Strawberry Body Wash, (1) Strawberry Body Cream, (1) Strawberry Body Scrub, (1) Cocoa Kona Body Wash , (1) Cocoa Kona Body Cream, (1) Cocoa Kona Body Scrub and (1) Mint Lip Balm ($72) (Retail value: $122). For more about 100% Pure.
Shear Miracle Organics:
Known for their professional and salon line of organic shampoos and conditioners, Shear Miracle Organics also offers skin and body care. For an intimate experience try the Beautiful love specials ($19.99) personal lubricant. Don’t forget the Body Butters. Our office is addicted to the Rose and Chamomille body butter ($39.99) Its delicious sweet, sensual scent is remarkably feminine and will delight her. For more
Recently formed company Whish, just launched synthetic-free yet powerfully moisturizing body washes made of organic aloe, shea butter and raspberry butter. Three Whishes Body Wash ($18). The result is infinite softness with Valentine’s wishes come true.
Want to drink in style and be eco-friendly? we needed to mention Earthlust stainless steel water bottles. They are eco-chic, functional, made from reusable stainlees steel and have a PBA-free plastic Cap ($19). Drink to your health!
Living Tree Community Foods:
Living Tree Community Foods offers some unique Cacao Butters and the most delicious raw chocolates and truffles which will make great gifts for the health conscientious loved one you wish to spoil. Prices vary. They are local and will ship right away.
Enjoy the smiles and laughter as your loved ones or partners open their hearts to the Sacred Chocolate magic. A ceremonial aphrodisiac.Twelve Sacred Hearts Gift Box ($58.22)
Vital Choice Wild Seafood and Organics:
Doctor endorsed, Vital Choice Wild Seafood and Organics the leader in pure wild Alaskan salmon offers a variety of healthy gift packs which include organic tea and chocolates ($39), nuts and cherries ($29) to name a few and have get gift certificates available too.
Valentine’s is not complete without flowers and the perfect wine:
Give your sweetheart the unexpected- R&B Cellars’ new hot Zinfandel based red-blend: The Improviser. It is sensual, voluptuous, romanesque, a love potion.
Share a bottle with your valentine and “improvise” your own special ending to your celebration. You’ll be inspired! ($15).
The Flower Mart is a great source for roses and bouquets and is now open to the public.
Please don’t drink and drive. Treat yourself all the way by calling Limo Noir to take you to your favorite destination.
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From all of us HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY
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