Valentine’s Day, observed Sunday, traditionally celebrates affection between lovers. Named after St. Valentine, the holiday historically honored early Christian martyrs and later became associated with romantic love in the 14th century.
Today, it is adorned with images of Cupid and white doves (“love birds”) and celebrated by many couples with the exchange of red roses, heart-shaped confections, “Valentine” greetings and intimate gatherings. For singles, it often entails overindulgence of red wine, love-gone-wrong movie marathons and cursing Cupid’s bow and arrow.
To satisfy the cravings, many Laguna Beach restaurants will offer delectable cuisine, romantic ambience and sexy cocktails, guaranteed to help you fall in love with your mate all over again. For those flying solo or with pals, there’s always the Sandpiper. Cheers!