Madly in Love in Mission Hills – Reservations Suggested
By: Krista Lombardi, President, Mission Hills Business Improvement District
Lombardi Team at Scott & Quinn Real Estate
In February expressions of love are everywhere. Young and old, new and longstanding, casual and devoted; couples have always celebrated this special day. And, if they knew about Mission Hills they’d likely want to spend Valentine’s Day with us.
From good morning to good night, consider making a full day of this celebration of love by treating your loved one to coffee at a locally owned coffee house. And, everyone knows Mission Hills has a full complement of great restaurants too. From a lovely lunch to a delicious dinner, Valentine’s Day celebrants will be overwhelmingly represented in our neighborhood. So, make your reservations early – or consider dining out on Friday or Sunday to celebrate the special day in advance of the crowds.
Mission Hills is also the place to help you prepare for the special day. Want to feel beautiful inside and out? With its abundance of excellent spas and salons you may luxuriate in advance of the evening. While enjoying the pampering, remember your own Valentine with a gift certificate of similar services from one of Mission Hills’ finest.
If you are looking for a gift for a child, a cat or a dog, or the person who seemingly has everything, with Mission Hills’ specialty shops, your gift choices are endless. Of course wine or champagne is always a consideration for this special day. From French Champagne to California sparkling, to my personal favorite Prosecco, our local wine shops will offer expert advice in every price range.
How about flowers? A beautiful bouquet, a single rose or a living plant make a meaningful gift. Want cooking supplies or specialty food? A framed photo of you or the two of you together might be extra special. And, remember gift cards often say more than you might be able. Along West Lewis to Ft. Stockton, India Street to Goldfinch, and West Washington, West University and Reynard Way, everything one’s heart might desire is right around the corner. Planning ahead will help you land the perfect gift.
This holiday of love is the perfect opportunity to reach out to family, neighbors and friends who could use a little loving support. A helping hand of a gift of time to an overwhelmed parent might be the best gift ever! Visiting an elderly person will add love to both your and their day.
Another act of love worth considering is becoming a volunteer. In the ongoing spirit of “love” the opportunity to give back to an organization in your own community of Mission Hills is especially gratifying.
Speaking of the love of volunteerism, over the years, longtime BID member Stuart White of Stuart White Design has served as a volunteer on the BID board and as Chairperson of the Design Committee. Stuart has donated his design skills to create the banners flying on lampposts throughout Mission Hills. On a walk or a drive, please take a moment to look up and see the current banner installment of architectural elements from buildings throughout Mission Hills. Follow us on Instagram @MissionHillsSD and post a photo of the banner you love most near the business you love most.
We say farewell to BID volunteer Terry Parks who recently sold Washington West Hair Studio. The name and services will remain. Terry has been providing hair care services in Mission Hills since June 1982 and served on the BID board of directors from 2011 until 2017.
The BID is hard at work on promotion, economic development, design and parking and its 2018 events. If you have ideas for a fun event, project or promotion, or improving upon one we are already doing, I invite you to attend a BID committee meeting on the second Wednesday of the month at 3:00 at Mission Hills United Methodist Church, 4044 Lark Street. The best work gets done with volunteers. You may always show you are madly in love in Mission Hills through your volunteerism.
Please check our website MissionHillsBID.com for the most up-to-date information about meetings and more.