Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and love is in the air! Here are a few local recommendations from our team at Jean-Marc Fray on how to help you spread the love.  Looking for last minute gifts? Our gift guide has perfect pieces for your special someone ❤️

Jean-Marc Fray V-Day Gift Guide

Murano Glass Pink Lamps

Price: $4,900 USD Circa: 2020

Vintage Pink Murano “Rostrate” Glass Vase

Price: $3,200 USD Circa: 1970

Vintage Italian Bench

Price: $3,200 USD Circa: 1970

Antique French Bergère

Price: $2,600 USD Circa: 1910

Murano “Nuvolette” Glass Chandelier

Price: $20,200 USD Circa: 2010

Red Murano Glass Bowl

Price: $450 USD Circa: 1960


Valentines Day in Austin

Carpenters Hall

Typically closed on Monday through February, the restaurant will open its doors on Valentine’s Day to offer a three-course prix fixe menu that features a choice of smoked beets, prawns with pickled onion or beef tartare toast, and an apple streusel tart with vanilla bean ice cream for dessert. Cost is $58. (400 Josephine St., 512-675-5020, carpenterhotel.com.)

Summer House on Music Lane

A three-course prix fixe meal will feature a Little Gems salad with buttermilk dressing and a choice of beef tenderloin oak-grilled fillet, roasted chicken with cream of mushroom sauce or smoked hen of the woods mushroom. Cost is $58. (1101 Music Lane, 512-442-5341, summerhouseonmusiclane.com.)

Uchi and Uchiko

Both restaurants will celebrate Valentine’s Day with special omakase menus. The chef curated omakase makes a perfect dinner for two. Choose between three options; premium, regular and vegetarian. Uchi’s menu will include selections such as a northern belle oyster, lamb tartare and bluefin carpaccio. Uchiko’s menu includes caviar, sea bass, New York strip steak and other items. The menus are available Feb. 11, 12 and 14. Cost is $250 at Uchi (with an optional $50 beverage pairing per person) and $300 at Uchiko for two. Uchi is also offering a caviar box. Smoked trout roe and Kaluga hybrid caviar, vinegar and truffle potato chips, ume boshi shallot, chives, black garlic creme fraiche, and celery root soubise for $120.

(801 S. Lamar Blvd., 512-916-4808, uchiaustin.com; 4200 N. Lamar Blvd., 512-916-4808, uchikoaustin.com.)

Loose Leaf Designs

Loose Leaf is a specialty Florist offering fresh whimsical arrangements + same day delivery, since 2016. They specialize in sourcing unique locally grown product and creating naturally inspired designs. Daily deliveries of flower arrangements, potted plants, ceramics, wreaths and sympathy designs available. Loose Leaf also offers Wedding + Event Design Services upon Request

Austin Flower Company

 A European flower market offering highest quality cut flowers, greenery, foliage and blooming plants in the Austin Area. They also offer supplies such as floral foam, vases, moss, cut flower food, all in a self-service environment. Austin Flower Co buyers and managers bring over 50 years experience to a unique business setting that has been serving Austin since 1996. Skip the line and save money with their Valentines day pre-order option!!