When I think of Valentine's Day, I think of desire. I desire things like CHOCOLATE, flowers, sunshine, wine and romance - so naturally me and Valentine's Day go hand-in-hand!
I'd love to spend Valentine's Day weekend out of town, but not too far from Corpus Christi... say in San Antonio, a town in which I recently became acquainted and smitten with. I'd like to drive into town, check into the Westin La Cantera Resort, and it's a jaunt to Chocolate Day at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. After consuming chocolate amongst the orchids, it's off to the Texas Wine Lovers Trail to indulge in wine paired with even more chocolate! Then it's back to the hotel to take advantage of their excellent spa services. Feeling refreshed, I'd love to slip into a LBD and have dinner at Francesca's at Sunset, where they are featuring a delectable Chocolat menu. Mmm, more chocolate! After being wowed by the combination of locally-grown food and the view of Francesca's, I'd like to experience the twinkling River Walk at night. I'd take a romantic stroll over to the Landing; I'm a big fan of the Jim Cullen Jazz band and would be thrilled to see them live! There's a special sexiness about the spontantiety of jazz and it would be the perfect auditory foreplay to Westin's Heavenly bed.
The next morning, after not being able to leave the bed, it's off to the the Shops at La Cantera. I love La Cantera because they have stores I don't have in Corpus Christi, like White House | Black Market and Kenneth Cole. Also the Westin resort is very close to the Shops, and they offer a free shuttle! An afternoon of sunshine, whether it's at the outdoor mall or the golf course, would be a great complement to the holiday. On Valentine's Day in San Antonio, dancing at outdoor concert Amore en el Corazon at Main Plaza sounds particularly romantic! Refreshed, relaxed, and completely sated is my perfect Valentine's Weekend. Now, if only Google will take me! Call me on my Google Voice number! Psst, I like chocolate.
This post is part of The Westin La Cantera Resort's Valentine's Day with a View contest. Enter between Jan. 25 and Feb. 8 for your chance to win a one-night stay for two at The Westin La Cantera Resort on Saturday, February 13, which includes a romantic dinner for two at Francesca's at Sunset and two rounds of golf to be played at either of our championship courses during your stay. Learn more at http://www.westinlacantera.com/Valentines-Twitter.html