Valentine’s Day with The Fresh Market

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at home with The Fresh Market for an easy, decadent, and romantic night in! 

The Fresh Market Valentine's Meal | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

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It’s no secret, I have a serious love affair with The Fresh Market. You can read more about it here, here, and here. They provide fresh, delicious food in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Seriously, I love going into their markets. Recently, that love has increased greatly {didn’t even know that was possible} when I found out about their Valentine’s Day Meal Special. Before, I dive into that, let me tell you about my ideal Valentine’s Day {maybe we’re similar}.

Starting the day slow with breakfast in bed and lots of lounging. Then a hike at the U.S. National Whitewater Center {Joshua went here on one of our first dates and the day he proposed} with a picnic packed. Any easy picnic, homemade sandwiches, fruit, and Oreos {I have to have my Oreos}. Back home, for more lounging and to do our marriage devotional. Next, cooking a meal together, at home, listening to some of our favorite love songs. Typically, I like to go fancy here, steaks, potatoes, roasted vegetables, and a super sweet dessert to indulge in. Lastly, watch a romantic movie cuddled up on the couch. A full day of just Joshua and I!

How does that sound to you? Do you like to stay in too?

Valentine's Day Dinner at Home | An Easy Valentine's Day Dinner | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Valentine's Day Dinner at Home | Valentine's Day Dinner for Two | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Valentine's Day Dinner at Home | An Easy Valentine's Day Dinner | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

While I love going out to eat and having a night out on the town here or there, I would much prefer stay in. Especially when it comes to holidays, like Valentine’s Day. Restaurants are over packed, over scheduled, and under staffed {most of the time}. Often, the menu is also fixed which I never realize until we’re there and what I wanted to get isn’t on the menu that night {ugh, why does that happen?}. Servers are super stressed which I totally don’t blame them for, been there done that, it sucks! So would I rather stay in and have a fabulous meal, YEP absolutely!

And again, this is why my love for The Fresh Market increased greatly recently. When I found out you can order a delicious, romantic dinner to have at home. No worries about making a restaurant reservation or dealing with all the craziness! Also, everything is incredibly easy for you {and your significant other} as the meal is planned, it’s incredible, and you just have to pick it up and spend some quality time cooking together.

Valentine's Day Dinner at Home | Valentine's Day Dinner for Two | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Valentine's Day Dinner at Home | Valentine's Day Dinner for Two | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Valentine's Day Dinner at Home | Valentine's Day Dinner for Two | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

The Fresh Market Valentine’s Day Meal Special Includes:

Two Chateaubriand-Cut Filet Mignons or North Atlantic Lobster Tails {you can also choose one of each}
Yukon Gold Whipped Potatoes
Perfectly-Seared Asparagus Tips, ready to be perfectly seared 
Dozen Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
Dozen Roses
All of this for $49.99 and available for in-story pick up and purchase February 12th, 13th, and 14th at all 176 The Fresh Market locations! You can visit for more information and as well as event updates. Or click here to place your order for the Valentine’s Day Meal. 

So plan a fabulous Valentine’s Day meal and evening at home for you and your significant other with The Fresh Market!

Valentine's Day Dinner at Home | Valentine's Day Dinner for Two | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Valentine's Day Dinner at Home | Valentine's Day Dinner for Two | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Valentine's Day Dinner at Home | Valentine's Day Dinner for Two | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Five Things to Do for a Valentine’s Day Evening at Home

Cook at meal together – this was an obvious one, of course! But, cooking together really can be special and a great way to bond. You learn a lot about a person by cooking with them! It’s also fun to try new recipes together or new cooking techniques. Maybe you’ve never grilled a steak before {like the ones that come in The Fresh Market Valentine’s Day Meal Special} and your significant other can show you how to grill it to perfection!

Read a marriage {or relationship} devotional together – this is something Joshua and I have really come to love doing together. Again, you learn a lot about a person by doing this and you also learn a lot as a couple. Reading devotionals together and talking about the topic of that chapter can be very romantic and touching. I’ve cried many happy tears and tears of love from listening to Joshua’s responses to some of the topics.

Watch the latest Rom-Com {or your favorite one} – another obvious thing to do on Valentine’s Day! I say, challenge your significant other to name your favorite rom-com and also theirs, then watch the two. If you’re in the mood for a new one, I’ve heard My Forever Girl is suppose to be the rom-com of the season.

Play Boardgames – a great way to have fun, tease each other, and enjoy some quality time with one another! Yahtzee is a personal favorite of mine, as of late. Monopoly is always a good idea when you plan on spending the full night in. Jenga, Scrabble, Boggle, Sorry, and Dominoes are all great classic options as well.

Have a dance party – if you’re married, play your wedding song and remininsce. If you’re dating or engaged, play some of your favorite love songs and dance the night away in your living room. Or, if you’re up for a little more excitement, find a playlist of some of y’all’s favorite songs and shake what your momma gave you. Laugh the night away showing each other your cheesiest of dance moves!


  1. January 31, 2018 / 9:00 am

    I know, as much as I like going out to nice restaurants, I also like to stay home. This year, I think we are going to stay home and cook a meal and have a movie night!

  2. Jessica Camerata
    February 5, 2018 / 8:04 am

    This steak looks SO good! My girlfriends took me to see My Forever Girl and i was like WTF Is this movie are you serious?! It was actually pretty cute. But AWFUL acting. The southern accents were all over the place ha!

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

    • February 5, 2018 / 8:39 am

      It was quite tasty!! Oh no, hate hearing that the acting was awful. Like spend the money and get better actors, please!

      xo Laura Leigh

  3. Kristina
    February 5, 2018 / 9:43 am

    Ooh this sounds delicious- especially the surf & Turf option! If we stay in, i usually cook scallops which are ryans favorite- this year we’re going to baku and i’m super excited because we’ve never been!

    xo, Kristina

    • February 6, 2018 / 10:10 am

      Oh yum! My husband loves scallops as well. Enjoy Baku! I’ve heard really great things about it.

      xo Laura Leigh

  4. February 5, 2018 / 10:07 am

    I am a stay at home gal too, cooking a nice meal together, or getting to go, anything! I am loving that they have a surf and turf option, YUM! THe food looks simply delicious.

    • February 6, 2018 / 10:11 am

      Yes girl! Right there with you. If you have a The Fresh Market by you, you should check them out as an option.

      xo Laura Leigh

  5. Anna English
    February 5, 2018 / 10:20 am

    I love a good home cooked meal. This looks delish!

    February 5, 2018 / 10:21 am




  7. February 5, 2018 / 10:22 am

    This sounds so yummy! I’ll have to check them out and see if they are in my area!


  8. February 5, 2018 / 10:36 am

    I love date nights in the comfort of my own home. Love that Fresh Markets offers that option.

  9. February 5, 2018 / 2:44 pm

    I much prefer staying in too! And thank goodness Coop is on the same page 🙂 We plan on postmating food, gifting each other yummy chocolates and watching Friday Night Lights!

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  10. February 5, 2018 / 4:33 pm

    That dinner from The Fresh Market looks delicious! I’m all about the rom com movies… with or without a boy! haha

    xo, EMma

    • February 6, 2018 / 10:14 am

      It’s SO good! Couldn’t recommend it more. Oh yeah, sometimes watching them by yourself or with girl friends is the best!

      xo Laura Leigh

  11. February 5, 2018 / 7:21 pm

    I have never heard of the fresh market but can only wish we had one here! That is such a good deal on v-day and your food looks amazing!


  12. February 5, 2018 / 7:35 pm

    Firstly you look so french chic. Love it. I love this whole meal set up. So cozy and romantic. The blue theme is spectacular in the pictures.


    • February 6, 2018 / 10:16 am

      Aw thank you! That is like the largest compliment to me, I am obsessed with French style.

      xo Laura Leigh

  13. February 5, 2018 / 9:18 pm

    You are the PERFECT wife! And The Fresh Market gives such a great deal for Valentine’s Day!

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    • February 6, 2018 / 10:17 am

      You are the kindest friend!!! Hopefully the hubs thinks the same thing haha. It really is the BEST deal!

      xo Laura Leigh

  14. Ruth Ridley
    February 6, 2018 / 12:05 am

    I love this post!! Lets talk about your amazing outift, the fact that fresh market is amazing, you are a great cook and I need to do devo’s with ben! So fun!!

  15. Nina
    February 8, 2018 / 10:58 pm

    I need to visit fresh market soon, i keep meaning to check it out!

    Xo, Nina
    Law of Fashion Blog

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