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Valentine’s Day Coral Gables Style: Eat.Drink.Shop.Love.

2/01/12

CORAL GABLES, FL — January 27, 2012 – Selecting the right gift or planning a romantic evening on Valentine’s Day can be a daunting undertaking.  Everything needs to be perfect!  Downtown Coral Gables & Miracle Mile can remove the stress and help everyone plan an unforgettable Valentine’s Day.  Local restaurants and retailers are gearing up to offer a range of options which will satisfy a host of tastes.  From an affordable lobster dinner, to the more traditional options such as flowers and chocolates, the Downtown Coral Gables will be sure to provide a no-hassle dining and shopping experience. Below is a sampling of ideas which will certainly confirm the depth of one’s love.

FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD

Cibo Wine Bar- 45 Miracle Mile
Italian is known to be the language of love.  What better way to demonstrate it than through food? This Italian eatery and wine bar will be offering linguine with fresh whole lobster in a light tomato sauce for only $19.95. For reservations or more information, please visit: www.cibowinebar.com.

Emporium- 2606 Ponce de Leon Blvd
La bella salon- 2604 Ponce de Leon Blvd
La Cofradia- 160 Andalusia Ave
Do you know a couple who deserves special pampering? Then nominate them today!  Three Coral Gables businesses are teaming up to give one deserving couple the opportunity to be treated like royalty this Valentine’s Day.  Emporium, La bella salon and La Cofradia will choose one lucky couple for the following: complete complimentary makeover from La bella salon; $100 gift certificate to Emporium, and an elegant dinner for two at La Cofradia. To nominate a couple visit: www.facebook.com/labellasalon or www.facebook.com/emporiummiami and describe why you are nominating the couple. The winners will be announced via Facebook on February 6th and arrangements will be made by Emporium, La bella salon and La Cofradia.

Fleming’s Steakhouse- 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd
When you’re not feasting your eyes on each other, you can feast on an exceptional Valentine’s Day menu including a flirtatious cocktail, three mouthwatering entrées, special wine pairings, and a decadent dessert.  Choose from one of three dates: February 12th, 13th, or 14th.  And to sweeten the deal, each couple will receive a $25 Dining Card toward a future rendezvous at Fleming’s. www.flemingssteakhouse.com

Le Provencal Restaurant- 266 Miracle Mile
For a French culinary love affair, Le Provencal is offering a four-course menu priced at $45 per person, featuring decadent items such as Prime Rib, Roasted Duck, Crab Cakes and Chocolate Lava Cake. Visit their page for additional information: www.leprovencalrestaurant.com

Randazzo’s Little Italy-385 Miracle Mile
Taste the passion! Come celebrate your amore at Randazzo’s Little Italy. Their special heart-shaped ravioli Alfredo and new extensive wine list is sure to please. Romantic Italian movies on the screens set the mood while being serenaded by classic Sinatra songs. Call Jimmy or Abel at 305-448-7002 to reserve your table. www.randazzoslittleitaly.com

Talavera Restaurant- 2299 Ponce de Leon Blvd
Get ‘lost’ in chocolate heaven. In honor of Valentine’s Day, executive chef Oscar del Rivero has created Chocolate Berry Bliss, the perfect dessert to end an evening of delicious, authentic Mexican cuisine. Chocolate Berry Bliss is Chef Oscar’s take on a chocolate molten cake, served warm with Chantilly cream, crunchy almond brittle and topped with fresh berries macerated in Chambord liquor. The special dessert is available at Talavera from February 10 through 20. www.talaveraspot.com

CocoLimon-126 Miracle Mile
For frozen yogurt lovers, pick one of these two great offers and go home with a free teddy bear, balloon AND a red rose! Show that special someone you care by buying a To-Go Container for $7.99 and receive a free teddy bear, a heart balloon and red rose, a $15.99 value. Or choose the option of a $10 gift card and receive a free teddy bear, heart balloon and red rose. www.cocolimonusa.com

Nothing Says “I LOVE YOU” Like a Diamond

Twinkle Twinkle- 40 Miracle Mile
It’s been said that ‘diamonds are a girl’s best friend’!  Receive 20% off any heart-themed jewelry of sterling silver, or cubic zirconia designer-inspired collections. Did we mention there is complimentary gift wrapping for all gift purchases?  www.twinklebridal.com

Jae’s Jewelers-237 Miracle Mile
To accompany your special purchase (minimum purchase of $200 required) Jae’s is offering a free 24-karat rose, a real rose that has been lacquered and dipped in 24-karat gold, a $100 value.  The roses come in a wide variety of colors such as pink, cream pink, purple, cream purple, cream red, peach, yellow, ivory and burgundy, and come in an exquisite gold gift box. In addition, selected merchandise will be on sale from 10% to 50% off. The roses themselves are also for sale: $99/each or 3 for $250.

FLOWERS , SWEETS AND OTHER TREATS

Essence Boutique- 78 Miracle Mile
Does your lady like to dress to impress? Essence Boutique is offering 20% off merchandise except sale items. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Essence-Boutique/23265546432

GBS-The Beauty Store-308 Miracle Mile
Spice up your Valentine’s Day with red hot romantic treats from GBS! Get 20% off favorite love-inducing brands like Booty Parlor, Kama Sutra, Ta-Ta-Toos, Sweet Spot and on all candles. www.gbsbeauty.com

Violetas Home Design - 223 Miracle Mile
For some home goods loving, Violetas is offering a 15% discount with a minimum purchase of $100. www.violetashomedesign.com

Reminiscence- 357 Miracle Mile
Create an exotic and sensual garden of fragrances with Seda France’s three-wick candles, regularly priced at $42 and now $36. Select from Japanese Quince, Gardenia, French Tulip and more. Feel like royalty with exclusive Rance fragrances once coveted by Napoleon Bonaparte.  Mention the www.shopcoralgables.com and receive a discount on your purchase until February 10th.


About the Business Improvement District of Coral Gables

Created in 1997, the Business Improvement District of Coral Gables’ (BID-CG) mission is to promote commercial vitality for Miracle Mile and Downtown Coral Gables, and to act as a strategic catalyst for the overall improvement of the area.   Downtown Coral Gables’ Miracle Mile is a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood with more than 160 retailers and over 70 restaurants.  Infused with a chic European feel, tree-lined streets and Mediterranean architecture, the historic area boasts some of Miami’s finest boutiques, acclaimed restaurants and lively cultural venues.   Downtown Coral Gables, with its Miracle Mile, is an elegant and sophisticated destination to live, shop, play and work.  It is Miami’s charming gem that locals like to keep secret and visitors fall in love with when they find it.  For more information and a directory, visit www.shopcoralgables.com, become a fan www.facebook.com/ShopCoralGables or follow us on Twitter @ShopCoralGables.

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