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Messages From The Heart


Article by Lu Ross

Photography by Lu Ross


Valentine’s Day is all about love and it’s not only celebrated in the United States but also in Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, France, and Australia.

Although there are many references to how and when Valentine’s Day came to be, some believe that the English poet Geoffrey Chaucer may have invented Valentine’s Day when he wrote the poem “Parliament of Foules” around 1375. In this poem, he links the tradition of courtly love with the celebration of St. Valentine’s feast day. No record exists of these romantic celebrations on Valentine’s Day prior to his poem receiving widespread attention. In the poem, he refers to February 14 as the day birds (and humans) come together to find a mate. Chaucer may have invented Valentine’s Day when he wrote “For this was sent on Seynt Valentyne’s day / Whan every foul cometh there to choose his mate.” This is one of the earliest references to St. Valentine’s Day being a special day for lovers.

Yet, Valentine’s Day has become a day of showing love and appreciation to all of those who are dear and close to us. Do you need to get away for a romantic Valentine's Day weekend? Escape to beautiful Dana Point, California. Stay in one of the many hotels in the area, visit galleries, and enjoy all the amenities that this magnificent coastal paradise has to offer.


31271 Niguel Rd, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677 * (949) 488-7988

Start your weekend by visiting Mc Cool Flowers

and surprise your significant other with a unique Valentine’s Day bouquet of flowers!


24682 Del Prado Avenue, Dana Point, California 92629

GALLERY: (949) 276-7597 DIRECT: (310) 710-9423

Visit the Dana Point Lantern District located in Dana Point's Town Center. It's pedestrian-friendly so go for a stroll and visit the shops, restaurants, and galleries. Stop by at Gallery Dana Bay to enjoy some local art. The art piece below is on exhibit at Gallery Dana Bay, titled "Catamarans" which was taken at the Hobie Cat 40th Anniversary at Doheny State Beach.


One Ritz-Carlton Drive, Dana Point, California 92629 * 1 (949) 240-2000

If you are staying in town consider the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this luxury resort is a paradise that offers breathtaking views. As an added bonus you can enjoy the local artwork displayed throughout the hotel.

Enjoy a romantic dinner overlooking Salt Creek Beach at the outdoor restaurant 180blũ . It offers a magnificent experience with a delightful menu and unforgettable views. Savor your meal as you watch the ocean waves below.