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Where to Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Friends

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Friendship is one of the truest loves. Celebrate your best friends this Valentine’s Day with some of Houston’s best food, wine, and treats. From casual cupcakes to champagne and chocolate strawberries, this Valentine’s Day with friends will be one to remember.

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Where to Wine and Dine Your Valentine

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What’s dinner without a fabulous wine pairing? Indulge in the best this Valentine’s Day at some of Houston’s top restaurants, and raise a glass to the one you love.

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Say I Love You With These Lavish Valentine’s Day Packages

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Hotel Alessandra

Dinner is lovely, but nothing says “I love you” like an indulgent weekend getaway at one of Houston’s luxury hotels. This Valentine’s Day, book a relaxing, romantic respite with the one you love in one of the city’s top hotels.

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Explore “Great Love Stories” at Rienzi

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This Valentine’s Day, find out how you and your beloved measure up to some of the most enduring love stories in history. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is hosting a special Twilight Tour of Rienzi, their opulent River Oaks house museum dedicated to fine and decorative European art. The theme of the tour is “Great Love Stories”; it will acquaint guests with some of the greatest couples (and ex-couples) in history and mythology whose stories are on display in the museum’s collection.

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Your Guide to Houston’s Most Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinners

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Flower arrangement by John Friedman

It’s February, which means it’s time to start planning your most romantic Valentine’s Day yet. Spoil the special someone in your life with an unforgettable meal, courtesy of some of the best restaurants in Houston. Below are a few of the top dinners in town.

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Mardi Gras Meets Valentine’s Day at Tony Mandola’s Gulf Coast Kitchen

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Tony Mandola's Gulf Coast Kitchen

Even Houstonians have to admit it — there’s something innately romantic about New Orleans. With food, drink, and music as its primary muses, it’s hard not to feel a little starry eyed in Crescent City. Luckily, we needn’t always spend six hours on I-10 to get a taste of what makes our neighbor to the east so special. Not when we have Tony Mandola’s Gulf Coast Kitchen around.

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The Art of the Gift

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