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Valentine's Day Gift & Dining Guide 2018

We really love Valentine's Day at 50th & France. It's a fun way to add a little extra love to your day and maybe even all of February because why not! Our businesses can help you find a fun, unique gift or celebrate with gourmet dining. We also have complimentary valet and parking, so if you need to grab something to eat or drink or stroll the area, we've got you covered. 

Dining & Entertainment

1. Arezzo Ristorante - Voted #1 by Readers’ Choice for Most Romantic & Best Italian Restaurant. Enjoy a complimentary glass of Prosecco with the purchase of an entrée from 4 to 6 p.m. on Valentine's Day. Limited seating. Reserve your table today. 

2. D'Amico & Sons - Two-Course Dinner and Vino for Two. 4 p.m. to close Valentine's night. No reservation required. $40 per couple. 

3. Red Cow - Burgers, craft beer and wine make for a great Valentine's dinner! 

4. Twin Cities Arthur Murray - Arthur Murray will offer 10% off for new students Orientation Program! Not to be combined with other offers. 

Jewelry & Trinkets

1. R.F. Moeller Jeweler - R.F. Moeller Jeweler’s top gifts for Valentine’s Day this year are stackable diamond rings by Forevermark, trendy heart shaped pendants by Italian designer Roberto Coin, and timeless diamond studs!

2. Van Guilders Goldsmith - 20% off all heart jewelry through Valentine's Day. 

3. Shop in the City - Karma. Love. Nostalgia. Please stop in to find the perfect gift. 

4. Burlap & Brass - Looking for that perfect something to say “I Love You” this Valentine’s Day?  We’ve got you covered with wall decor, Sugarfina candies, Spongelle Heart on a string body wash to Muddymouth Cards! 5013 Ewing Ave S. 

Food & Drink

1. Sweet Retreat - The entire case will be filled with Valentine's Day treats from cupcakes to cakes, even treats for those with gluten allergies.

2. Sur La Table - Up to 30% off Valentine's kitchen and dining gifts. Eiffel Tower and Paris themed gifts, Le Creuset and more! 

3. Edina Liquor - Specials on Dark Horse Wine, Lake Monster Brewing, Effen Vodka and Chivas Regal. 

Beauty & Wellness

1. Zel Skin - Your Valentine will love a Zel Skin & Laser Specialists gift card--the priceless gift of healthy youthful skin! Stop in from 8 to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday to purchase! 

2. Lush Cosmetics - Love Hearts Gift - This box of five bathtime indulgences sinks stress levels and leaves you(or your sweetie!) feeling brand new. When you're done with these delightful treats, you can reuse the colorful box that's made from 100 percent recycled paper! $49.95.

3. YogaFit Linden Hills - Gift cards available to get your loved one who loves wellness! 

4. Grethen House - Unique fragrances by Byredo and Comme Des Garçons and cashmere Travel Wraps from White + Warren in a wide variety of colors so you can give your loved one their favorite color!

Home & Family 

1. Pacifier - Llama Llama I love You book. Nothing could be sweeter than Valentine’s Day with Llama Llama! Llama Llama shows his friends and family how much he loves them with heart-shaped cards and lots of hugs. $5.99

2. Gather Gifts & Home Decor - Our Nora Fleming Cocktail Napkin Holder / Candy Dish will work with any home style and any season.  Interchangeable decorative mini’s are sold separately. Nora Fleming Napkin Holder/Candy Dish $30. Heart mini $13.50. Caspari Napkin $5

3. College Nannies Tutors and Sitters - Book a sitter Mon – Fri and get 4 hours for the price of 3. Offer good through Feb 23. (Not valid on Valentine’s Day!)

Celebrating All Things Minnesota


This is a good year to celebrate Minnesota and all the amazing things about this state. So many of our businesses have a variety of Minnesota-made items! We love supporting local businesses and celebrating all things Minnesota! 

1. Pacifier - Smile, you're in Minnesota! This raglan tee from North Shore Apparel is a perfect way to show your kiddo's MN pride.

2. bluebird boutique -Mend Jewelry available at bluebird boutique. Locally made in Minneapolis! 50-70% off Fall/Winter. 

3. Harriet & Alice - An assortment of Minnesota-made products that make great gifts for any Minnesota lover. 

4. YogaFit Linden Hills - Join YogaFit during your free week of classes and get your 1st month of membership for $49 with any monthly membership plan which start as low as $69 per month”  We offer 5 formats of yoga and fitness classes.  Email us to get started lindenhills@yogafitstudios.com

5. Carbone's - Carbone's has been a Minnesota pizza staple for decades! It’s been better than a century since Alfonso and Antoinette (Nana) Carbone stepped onto the edge of America. A small Italian grocery on St. Paul’s east side, that served as a bar and as a confection shop during prohibition, has grown to an extended family of Carbone’s Pizzerias. In 1954, following Alfonso’s death, Nana gathered traditional recipes from the south of Italy and with the help of sons Frankie and Mario, opened St. Paul’s original Pizzeria. Visit the 50th & France Carbone's just off 50th Street and Ewing Avenue.

6. Equation - Wellfair clutches made in Minnesota! 

7. Burlap & Brass - Burlap & Brass carries tons of MN Made items from socks to wall decor to jewelry to everything in between.  Stop in and support our local artists! 

8. Luya Shoes - Birddog bowties made in Minnetonka! Realia by Jen jewelry (in pretty purple Minnesota's favorite color!)

9. Grethen House - These delicate Silver Heishi Bead Earrings are locally made by Denise Houser. Grethen House is proud to carry a wide selection of unique earrings, necklaces, and bracelets from the Minneapolis based jewelry line.

10. Kovanda Plastic Surgery - Challenge the Power of Aging with a Halo(TM) Laser Treatment and receive a complimentary BBL(TM) Treatment Free! a $350.00 VALUE

Celebrating the Pantone Color of the Year - Ultra Violet

Purple has got a special place in Minnesota's heart. Between Prince and the Vikings, we love our purple pride. Pantone's 2018 Color of the Year is Ultra Violet, and if you're as obsessed as we are, you can indulge with some fun items in shades of purple and violet and Vikings-themed from some of our businesses. 


1. Diamonds Direct - An amethyst diamond ring in 14k white gold, flanked by a purple zircon and a vivid purple charoite cabochon.

2. Denny Kemp Salon - Kerastase Laque Couture: A micro-fine diffusion hairspray that sets all styles in place with a flexible long-lasting hold. Works perfectly with heat tools. Sets and locks styles, highly workable, frizz control, UV filter & heat protection, anti-frizz and humidity protection, and color protection. Hold: Flexible. Create: All styles. Great to set all styles in place. Stylist Tip: Excellent with heat tools for setting.

3. Grethen House - The Quilted Jady Jacket by Christian Wijnants features a baseball collar and drawstring hem. The jacket's bold paisley print in Buta Purple Blue showcases the designer's trademark use of layered graphics and rich color.

4. Harriet & Alice - Viking knit pattern! Perfect to stay bundled up.

5. Sur La Table - Le Cresuet Cookware in the prettiest purple.

6. R.F. Moeller Jeweler - This stunning pendant was made by R.F. Moeller Jeweler's in-house custom jewelry designer! The center stone is an Ultra Violet-hued tanzanite surrounded by a diamond halo.

7. Evereve - Vikings T-Shirt. On sale now too!

8. YogaFit Linden Hills - Join YogaFit during your free week of classes and get your 1st month of membership for $49 with any monthly membership plan which start as low as $69 per month” We offer 5 formats of yoga and fitness classes. Email us to get started lindenhills@yogafitstudios.com

9. Scout & Molly's Boutique - Scout & Molly's wants to help you gear up for game day! We have beautiful accessories to help you look fashionable while cheering on the Vikings! Stop in today and show us this blog to receive 10% off your purchase!

10. Burlap & Brass - Skol!!! Burpla & Brass has purple pride or shall we say Ultra Violet pride this year! Stop by and pick up your local Love Your Melon hat and socks to show some Vikings pride!

11. Arezzo Ristorante - Wine is made from grapes and grapes are purple, so we love any excuse to indulge in wine. Voted #1 by Reader's Choice for Best Italian & most romantic restaurant. Every Thursday is Half price off select bottles of Italian wine.

12. Spalon Montage - Did you know that Spalon Montage styles the hair for the Minnesota Vikings cheerleaders and also carries the Keratase hair products line?

13. Pacifier - Prince and purple are practically synonymous, especially in Minnesota. Share the work of this legendary artist with your child through soothing lullabies. This Rockabye Baby Lullabies CD features Prince's most beloved songs, trading guitars and drums for mellotrons, vibraphones and bells.

14. Luya Shoes & Other Fine Things - Deep purple shoes and floral purple socks make for the most stylish accessories!

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