More Than Words Can Say

Five Valentine’s Day outings—and what they mean for your relationship

La Belle Vie, Minneapolis

» The Scene

White linens, candlelight, and the gleaming silver of specialized utensils

» What Your Sweetheart is Trying to Say

I did not invest in subprime mortgages or with Bernie Madoff. Inhale the scent of that seared foie gras, sweetie, because that’s the smell of money.
 

Bluefin Bay, Duluth

» The Scene

Couples nestled beside fireplaces in cozy lodges overlooking Lake Superior

» What Your Sweetheart is Trying to Say

Why, look at this custom-crafted bed featuring a cotton duvet and crisp linens! Perhaps we should test out these patented air-coil springs. No? How about now? Maybe now?
 

Papa John’s, various locations

» The Scene

Harried parents hoping there’s enough gas in the minivan to get home

» What Your Sweetheart is Trying to Say

No, of course I knew it was Valentine’s Day, honey! Look, I got you this heart-shaped pizza! I have been planning this romantic night for weeks, dear. Weeks.
 

Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul

» The Scene

Enthusiastic Minnesota Wild fans clutching brats, Bud Lights, and souvenir pucks

» What Your Sweetheart is Trying to Say

Our love is like a red, red nose that’s bloodied by players avenging their teammates. Oh, and when I propose, darling, please say yes: You’re on the big screen!
 

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska

» The Scene

Sporty couples gliding on cross-country skis through snow-gilded forests

» What Your Sweetheart is Trying to Say

You know that box of assorted chocolates I got you? It used to have two layers. So if we could just do one more lap, I think I’ll have worked it off by then.
 

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