Belated Valentines Day Ideas

Tis the season where Hallmarks and flower shops’ sales soar off the charts with overpriced tags, and broken wallets for husbands, boyfriends and girlfriends alike! Valentine’s Day is yet another high blood pressure holiday when we celebrate our feelings for someone, so many exist but none greater than LOVE. Or is it just another marketing strategy for businesses boost sales? Well, because the greed of making money off of love is tacky as it is.

What am I talking about, I absolutely love love, and if there is a reason to celebrate this special holiday whether it’s with a friend, your significant other, your pet..hell, even your mistress. Love is LOVE, scratch the mistress part. I got a bit carried away with the reality of life.

If your stuck on what to do for Valentine’s day, I have a few ideas on what to do that won’t burned too big of a hole in your faux Louis V wallet.

Anything with a scenic view, you are bound to get anyone smitten over you. Nothing says, “You’re my world!” like a view as far as the eye can see. Now I know what you’re thinking, how can anything with a view be affordable?

Takami Sushi & Robata Restaurant

Takami Sushi & Robata Restaurant - Los Angeles, CA, United States. Sunset against the concrete, steel & glass jungle below...

Takami Sushi & Robata Restaurant is a sushi restaurant located on the 21st floor above Downtown LA’s Financial District, it is one of the most unique restaurant concepts Southern California has experienced. Not just your normal sushi restaurant, Takami is paired with Elevate Lounge. After dinner hours, take your date and enjoy the chill spot for the remainder of the evening. Perfect for you and your companion to boogie down and see each others dance moves.

When you are dining here make sure you order the edamame, as simple as it sounds it’s lightly salted and also, don’t forget the shiitake mushroom tempura.

Takami Sushi & Robata Restaurant - Los Angeles, CA, United States. So yummy. Edamame

Their lychee saketini is pretty darn delicious and is perfect to loosen up any awkward date! Dinner, dancing and an amazing view…definitely, sets you up for a great evening!

Takami Sushi & Robata Restaurant - Los Angeles, CA, United States. Lychee Mojito

Di Pillas Italian Restaurant

Now if you really want to impress your date, A cute and creative idea is to go to a drive in theater, if you have a truck, deck that back seat up and stop by your local mom and pop restaurant for something to-go, a delicious take out would be Di Pillas Italian Restaurant, located in Rosemead.

They have some amazing garlic bread and italian food is naturally carby so don’t worry about your date being hungry.

Di Pilla's Italian Restaurant - Rosemead, CA, United States. Complimentary garlic bread

Order one or two of their delicious homemade pasta dishes, spinach fettucine is a favorite mine. They also have some amazing vegetarian pizza.

Di Pilla's Italian Restaurant - Rosemead, CA, United States. Dante's Angel Hair