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Embrace Local Love


Article by Kelly Rarick

Photography by Jason Risner

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it’s time to start planning. This year February 14th falls on a Wednesday making it hard for many to leave the house for a romantic night out after a hectic day at the office or school. But have no fear! We’ve compiled five ideas for an “at home” Valentine’s Day packed full of love and brimming with local Boerne charm. 

1.If you and your loved one(s) enjoy working with your hands and crave a creative adventure, pick up a DIY Kit from Board & Brush. Board & Brush is  Boerne’s very own DIY wood sign and decor shop that provides instructions and materials for creating a lasting piece of art. 

2.Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a romantic movie and a special bottle of wine from Boerne’s award-winning Bending Branch Winery. They are offering several take-home Lovers Specials available online or in the tasting room. Be sure to grab something for dessert at Salty & Sweet on Main Street to accompany the wine! 

3.Plan an indoor picnic (or head to Esperanza’s Roca Loca Lawn - weather permitting) with a basket packed full of delectable treats from Boerne Epicure Gourmet Market. This foodie’s paradise has the ultimate collection of rare food finds that make the perfect gift or an extra special addition to any home-cooked meal. 

4.Flowers are a must for Valentine’s Day. The Flower Shop on Main Street first opened in 1948 and is the oldest and largest florist in Boerne. In addition to the beautiful flowers, the shop also has unique antiques, home decor, and other thoughtful gifts that will add a festive touch to your at-home Valentine’s Day. 

5.Bring the spa life home! CIELO is a cozy shop framed in rose vines at the center of Boerne’s historic district in the original 1854 post office building. This heavenly store has gained a loyal following for its subtle, romantic style and you’re sure to find a variety of home, bath, and body goods for treating your loved one with some R&R at home this Valentine’s Day. 

With love in the air, Esperanza is proud to share its love of Boerne. Boerne’s rustic charm, natural beauty, and growing economy make it the perfect place to call home. Happy Valentine’s Day from our family to yours! 

Learn about Esperanza’s available homes, buyer incentives, and award-winning amenities at 

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