Valentine’s Picks for The Little Ones

We love our children all year round but when Valentine’s Day rolls around it gives us a chance to share a few extra hugs and kisses, as well as some lessons about love. I’d love to share some new books that are perfect to share in this season of love.

When an Elephant Falls in Love by Davide Cali & Alice Lotti gives us a glimpse into those often silly feelings we have and goofy things we do when we first fall in love. Elephant hides every time he sees his crush, he bathes EVERY day, and worries if she even knows he exists. (We’ve all been there, Elephant!) It’s good to know that in this case, love wins the day.

Best-selling author Amy Krouse Rosenthal champions love in all her books and That’s Me Loving You is no different. This is a gentle book that celebrates all the signs in the world that a child can recognize as symbols of steadfast love. Young readers will feel comforted in knowing that love is always with them no matter if they are near or far.

Every year on Valentine’s Day my father would recite Edward Lear’s famous poem The Owl and Pussycat. This classic poem is reintroduced to young readers with lush illustrations in blues and greens by Charlotte Voake. If your little Valentine is taken by their story, beloved British author Julia Donaldson updates their story in The Further Adventures of the Owl and The Pussycat.

Love prevails through thick and thin!

– Sarah, Children’s Book Buyer

Warm Your Sweetheart

Valentine's Day is sneaking up around the corner this year as it always seems to do. Here at Dovecote, we have got the perfect gift. One of our go-to's for any gift, from a housewarming to a holiday, is a LAFCO candle. Made from soy paraffin, these are subtly scented and delivered in a delightful handblown glass vessel. We love to re-use the container when the candle has burned out - ninety hours later! The burn time is exceptional, but the scents and colors are equally fabulous. To... Full Post >

Pizza & Wine Pairings

What better way to bring in the weekend than with wood-fired pizza? Wood-fired pizza and a fantastic wine pairing, of course! Check out your favorite pizzas below and join us this weekend for live muisc, local brews and delicious wood-fired pizza! RED Mozzarella, Tomato, Basil $11 Pairs with: Sauvignon Blanc Prosciutto, Olives, Fontina & Arugula $15 Pairs with: Pinot Noir House Garlic Sausage, Crispy Brussel Sprouts, Sweet Potato Mostarda, Pickled Shallots & Asiago $16 Pairs... Full Post >

Wine By The Glass Pairings

Have you ever wondered what wine to pair with your meal at The Goat? We've put together wine pairings based on our rotating wine by the glass selections and The Goat's menu! Check out your favorites below and ask for a glass of wine on your next lunch visit! Soups/Chili Meat Chili, Vegetable Chili, and Tomato Bisque pair well with the Pinot Noir. We recommend pairing the Chicken Noodle Soup with the Chardonnay. Salads The Cobb Salad and Roasted Sweet Potato & Pear Salad we suggest... Full Post >

Meet The Artists: Riley Foster

Riley Foster has been welding and fabricating aluminum and stainless steel for more than 37 years. His business, Foster's Custom Steel opened in 1987, crafting everything from equipment repair to small repair jobs, to artwork. Foster's metal sculptures are made from mostly recycled metal from small to large in size; some are made to move with the wind. He also creates archways, benches and water fountains. His artwork is on display in the House of Blues in Florida, California and Myrtle Beach,... Full Post >

Wrapped Up in Love

Valentine's Day is just around the corner this year, and here at Dovecote, we have got the perfect gift for your special someone! A perennial favorite, the Matta scarf delights each of every one of its wearers. Spring or fall, bright or subdued, worn around the shoulders or the waist, the versatility of this piece is unparalleled. Each year, Matta comes out with new colorations and each year we think they can't be topped! For the festive holiday at hand, we love these scarves in shades of... Full Post >