10 Novel Ideas for Valentine’s Day

January 4, 2016

For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart.
It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.

– Judy Garland

Love isn’t a one day event. It courses through our beings as sure as oxygen fills our lungs. Even
though love should be expressed every day of the year, it is easy to get caught up with the day-to-day
and forget what matters most. February 14 which has been designated as Valentine’s Day gives us the
opportunity to reconnect with our loved ones. This year, dare to be unconventional and shower your
partner with the gift of presence instead of presents on Valentine’s Day.

BY BAVANI PUROSHOTHAMAN

LA TRAVIATA presented by OPERA IDAHOOperaWeb

Celebrate Valentine’s Day early by attending La Traviata presented by Opera Idaho at the magical Egyptian Theatre. Immerse yourself in Giuseppe Verdi’s love story shrouded in sacrifice and tragic misunderstandings.

Opera Idaho
513 S 8th St | 208.345.3531 | operaidaho.org

SKIING/TUBING at BOGUS BASIN

To capture a snowy adventure, for the outdoorsy couple, plan a trip to our very own local ski resort, Bogus Basin. Spend the day hitting the slopes and enjoying the gorgeous views of beautiful Boise. You can also take it easy and enjoy some screams and laughter by attacking the Tubing Hill.

Bogus Basin
2600 N Bogus Basin Rd | bogusbasin.org

INDIAN CREEK WINERY

Titillate your taste buds with wine while enjoying the beauty of the countryside. Surprise the love of your life with a day long visit to the Indian Creek Winery.

Indian Creek Winery, 1000 N McDermott Rd, Kuna
208.922.4791 | www.indiancreekwinery.com

GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY

Love is for everyone and what better way to share that love than by volunteering with the Boise Rescue Mission to serve a meal for our fellow community residents.

Boise Rescue Mission,
208.343.2389 | boiserm.org

LIQUID LAUGHS

It is said that couples who laugh together stay together. Head downtown to Liquid Laughs to sample some food and beverages while enjoying some comedy.

Liquid Laughs, 405 S. 8th St.
208.941.2459 | liquidboise.com

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Visit the The Springs in Idaho City to soak in the natural hot springs pools. Be dazzled by the view of the mountains under the twilight of the stars. Return home feeling energized and revitalized.

The Springs, 3742 Hwy 21
208.392.9500 | thespringsid.com

DINNER & ART with the BOISE ART MUSEUM

Make it an evening of fine dining and a culturallyrich experience. On February 12, the Boise Art Museum presents a four-course dinner and an art-filled evening inspired by the Chinese Gardens exhibition. Reserve your place in advance.

Boise Art Museum, 670 Julia Davis Drive
208.345.8330 | www.boiseartmuseum.org

BOOKSHOP CRAWL

If you are a book lover like me, then a day spent wandering from one bookshop to another, handin- hand, sipping on tea or coffee along the way may just be the ideal way to spend this day. Start at Rediscovered Books and make your way over to Barnes and Noble.

Rediscovered Books, 180 N. 8th St.
208.376.4229 | www.rdbooks.org

CERAMICA

Feeling a little like Demi Moore or Patrick Swayze in the movie Ghost? While you may not be able to mould and design a pot, you can choose an unfinished pottery piece and create a masterpiece with the vibrant paint colors that are provided.

Ceramica, 1002 S. Vista Ave.
208.342.3822 | www.ceramicaboise.com

CUPID’S UNDIE RUN

Turn your love for running into a meaningful contribution to society by taking part in Cupid’s Undie Run. Brave the cold and join hundreds
of half-naked runners to raise money for the Children’s Tumor Foundation.

Cupid’s Undie Run
www.cupidsundierun.com/city/boise