an evanston community organization
Offices @ CoLab
900 Chicago Ave., Ste. 104
Evanston, IL 60202
WINING & DINING
Delicious bites for a romantic night.
The Wine Goddess
702 Main St
YOU are cordially invited to a Wine & Chocolate tasting next weekend at your friendly neighborhood Wine Goddess! Bring your sweetie, or your Gal-entine, or your bad, wine and chocolate-loving self, take a seat and we'll pour you four wines paired with four chocolates of various cocoa levels. It'll be decadent goodness on all fronts!The cost is $20/person, first come, first served. Friday night and Saturday, while chocolate supplies last.
Blind Faith Cafe
525 Dempster St
On Friday, February 14th 5PM-10PM, Blind Faith will offer a spectacular vegetarian Valentines Day 3-Course Dinner & Wine Pairing
505 Main Street
On Friday February 14th, Oceanique will offer a special Valentine's Day menu, including three pairing options, featuring thoughtfully selected wines from their world famous wine cellar to enhance each course of this very special experience. CLICK HERE to see that evening's menu.
Union Pizzeria, 1245 Chicago Ave
Union Squared, 1307 Chicago Ave
Unlike most nights at Union? Make reservations! Call during our regular business hours to book your table! 847-475-2400
514 Main St
The Lucky Platter is accepting reservations on Valentine's Day for the first time ever.
Special $40 Dinner Menu:
750 Chicago Ave
Get a bottle of wine half price with the purchase of an appetizer at Firehouse Grill. But don't just stop at the app. The entrees and desserts at Firehouse are to die for!
815 Chicago Ave
Campagnola serves sophisticated, rustic Italian cuisine in a friendly neighborhood-restaurant atmosphere.
Chef Vince DiBattista and his team are committed to sourcing the best in seasonal locally-grown ingredients, and presenting dishes in a simple, straightforward style.
700 Main St
La Principal is Southeast Evanston's go-to Mexican restaurant.Our dinner menu features a wide variety of items, including tacos on handmade tortillas, elotes, pozole, and more.. We have guten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options.Our full bar showcases some of the finest tequilas, signature cocktails, and a wide selection of craft beers.
GIFTS & GOODIES
Just the right thing for your just-the-right person ... or treat yourself!
Botanica Plant-based Health
1306 Chicago Ave
We’ve got you covered for valentines day. Woo your valentine with elope double chocolate truffles, chocolate hearts and raspberry gummiez. Because a good night sleep is worth more than a dozen roses.
Gorgeous floral paintings and prints
838 Custer St
“Life is the flower for which love is the honey.” Victor Hugo Floral paintings and prints for your Valentine, in bloom at TremainART.
niceLena & Friends
1235 Chicago Ave
I can make you the perfect Valentine's Day present!
You’ll get so many extra points for this one. Custom engraved ceramic coasters with gold lettering.
GPS coordinates of your special place or city. How about important dates? The first date, first fight? Lol. That’s all up to you.
Chocolate, Milk & Honey Facial
Elite Esthetic Center,
1041 Chicago Ave
If you're looking for a smooth, clear, radiant skin complexion, then this Valentine's Day, get a chocolate, milk and honey treatment!
You'll get a microdermabrasion and chocolate enzyme peel followed by a hydrating milk and honey crema base mask. Pure heaven.
Through February 28, this luxurious treatment is available for $89
Bespoke Belgian Chocolates
Belgian Chocolatier Piron
509 Main St
Ruby red chcolate hearts, English toffee, or silky Valentine Gift Boxes in Red Velvet, Burgundy Velvet, and Red Satin Rosettes. Pre-packed or select the assortment your Valentine will love the most!
The Most Romantic Steak in Evanston
1305 Chicago Ave
A very special Valentine's Day treat from Homestead Meats is heart-shaped ribeye steak. <3
For your Rock n' Roll Valentine
Marie Parie Boutique
508 Main St
Handpicked items that will please your girly Valentine, whether she's edgy or frilly.
For your Funny Valentine
918 Chicago Ave
The second Friday of each month December through March from 7pm-9:30pm we transform our Distillery tasting room into a gathering place for crafted cocktails, live comedy and fun.
For your Zen Valentine
In Fine Fettle Holistic Health Center & Wellness Boutique
Special Valentine's Day offers are here! Treat your special someone (or your special self) to one of these LOVEly gifts:
These gifts won't wilt like flowers or melt like chocolate. Give something that lasts! Offers available in-store only, from now through February 14. ♡
For your Vintage Valentine
Secret Treasures Antiques & Collectibles
605 Dempster St
Vintage gifts and greeting cards for when you want to give that time-tested gesture.
For your Fragrant Valentine
The Alchemist's Wife
917 Chicago Ave
Create a truly unique handmade masterpiece for your loved one this Valentine’s Day! We can add a custom blended fragrance to any of our bath, body, or home care products for a special and personalized gift!
Exquisite Fine Jewelry Design
Christopher Duquet Fine Jewelry Design
1224 Chicago Ave
Browse the new Cities & Lights collection, inspired by the world's greatest architectural structures.
When it comes to custom jewelry, we set the standard. We truly love making jewelry and thanks to our customers we are able to do what we love. If you stop by the studio you'll see all of us in action. Sergey might be setting a diamond, Christopher casting from a wax mold, Villi inspecting something from our Gemstone Collection, Terran fine-tuning a CAD rendering.
For your Classic Valentine
Rick Ferguson, The Musical Offering
Romantic Songs for Clarinet And Piano features Wagner Campos on clarinet and Rick Ferguson on piano. This digital recording includes nineteen tracks of music composed by Carlos Guastavino, Prokofiev, Debussy and Rachmanioff. The concept of this recording and many of the arrangements are attributed to Rick Ferguson's extensive research and love of the material.
Your Neighborhood Jeweler
530 Dempster St
Cottage Jewelry has been serving its customers faithfully for over 40 years. With a marriage of beautifully distinctive, tasteful design and unparalleled service, we value long-term customer relationships above any individual sale.
Your Valentine's Day Card HQ
stumble & relish
1312 Chicago Ave
Anything you buy here will be a winner. Choose from jewelry or candles, cocktail accessories, grooming products, plants and more. And your very best selection of Valentine's Day greeting cards.
Jewelry for every budget
703 Main St
A wide selection of jewelry to fit all budgets for everyday wear and special occasions, and also featuring local designers from Evanston and the surrounding area. Browse our wide variety of jewelry, including classic styles and contemporary brands.
A Living Gift
Cultivate Urban Rainforest and Gallery
704 Main Street
Living art for your home. Peruse our unique collection of exotic plants. Don’t be afraid to ask questions; we’re here to help you get in touch with your inner green thumb. Let us convince you that you're a plant person, even if you consider yourself a "plant killer". We also create unique terrariums. Connect to our little green worlds: pre-made or commissioned.
Apparel, accessories, jewelry for men and women
Ten Thousand Villages
915 Chicago Ave
We are a non-profit, fair trade retailer of artisan-crafted home decor, personal accessories and gift items, including coffee and chocolate, from across the globe. Featuring products from more than 130 artisan groups in some 38 countries.