Valentine's Day

This blog was inspired by Anna Valencia Tillery of The Vero Insider.  She recently had a post about local places to enjoy Valentine’s Day in Vero Beach and Sebastian.  Some of the places she mentioned were Avanzare in the heart of downtown Vero on 14th Avenue, The Bistro Fourchette, Havana Nights where you can enjoy a delicious Godiva chocolate martini, Mo-Bay Grill in quaint Sebastian on Indian River Drive, and one of our favorite places: The Tides, which is also a quick walk to the beach where you and your spouse can enjoy a romantic after dinner stroll.

For parents who wish to spend Valentine’s Day and evening as a family there are plenty of things for you to do as well.  You can visit McKee Botanical Garden and check out the Lego display, have ice cream and chocolates at Kilwins on Ocean Drive, or even have dinner at Taco Dive on 14th Avenue or the Garage Woodfired Pizza & Pub on Old Dixie Highway where kids can see their pizza cooking in the pizza oven.  The possibilities are unlimited in Vero Beach!  If you want just a peaceful evening, how about a picnic on one of our beautiful beaches?  Even the kids would love that!

According to the U.S. Census Bureau $448 million dollars are spent on candy for Valentine’s Day.  What is your favorite Valentine’s Day candy? The USA Today ranked the top 50 candies &, the top three are 3. Snickers, 2. Hershey’s Kiss, and the number one candy is ……. The M&M’s!!  

Whichever route you choose for your Valentine’s Day, lets also remember the history behind Valentine’s Day.  Valentine’s Day began with the Romans fertility festival called Lupercalia.  The first written Valentine was traced back to the 15th Century.   In the 17th Century, the United States of America caught on to the Valentine’s Day celebration and the first mass produced holiday cards were printed in the 1840’s.  Valentine’s Day has grown each year, as of today 62% of people celebrate by sending cards, candy, or enjoying romantic dinners. Recent surveys have shown as many as 6 million couples will get engaged on February 14th.  Will you be one of those couples?  If so, contact The Star Team 772.321.7644 and let us help you celebrate by buying a new home!

Enjoy your Valentine’s Day! Maybe you will see The Star Team at one of Vero’s local hot spots.