BUDS, BUBBLY, AND SMALL BITES: Lovebirds are always on a quest to land somewhere a bit offbeat come February 14, or at least a large number of lovebirds are, anyway. Especially those birdies that like a more natural setting for wooing and eye-making, rather than the traditional formal route. Enter the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas, which is offering a sunset stroll on Valentine's Day from 5-7 p.m.
BUT MORE THAN A STROLL... There will be apps and Champagne and music and cake and other goodies. Oh, and a photo booth, too. Valentine's is on a Monday in 2011, and we have a theory that spending part of a Monday in a botanic garden only smooths out the rest of the week, stress-wise. Having your honey nearby, and various Valentine's goodies, can only enhance that. Details.
ONE MORE THING: Those appetizers will include a Mashed Potato Bar. As if Valentine's Day could get any better.