It’s the Love Month!

We know you love your locals but show them the love this month and every month. These locals show you lots of ways to express your love to all those near and dear.

People’s RX
Spark joy this Valentine's Day with chocolate-covered, organic strawberries, from Peoples Rx! Order them now at any Peoples Deli location (South Lamar, North Lamar, Westlake) for a loved one or YOURSELF! More info at www.peoplesrx.com.
Forbidden Fruit
108 E. North Loop Blvd.
Forbidden Fruit , Austin's Original Erotic Boutique loves local! We feature one of a kind kink from local artisans like Tammy's Vegan leather cuffs n' collars, Mistress Ann and Big C's wooden paddles, and Unmasked Arts assorted leather goods- all Forbidden Fruit exclusives! Plus Massage Candles from Bee Curious, and toys from Vixen and Fleshlight- also locally made! Shop online and pick up in store! www.forbiddenfruit.com
Paper Place
4001 North Lamar, Suite 540
Paper Place is Austin’s original stationery and gift store, locally owned and operated by women. We are a unique retail space that enjoys creating custom invitations for all the special occasions and milestones in your life. Founded in 1979, Paper Place carries a thoughtfully chosen selection of journals, pens, fine paper goods and accessories to make the paper lover in your life happy. Stop by and fall in love with your new happy place!
The Vortex Theater
2307 Manor Road
Show your LOVE this February by sharing the VORTEX Complete Experience! You’ll be sure to impress with a delicious curated Italian dinner for two from Patrizi’s, refreshing cocktails and drinks from The Butterfly Bar, and Priority tickets to a cutting edge live performance. All for one price! Complete Experience packages are available at www.VortexRep.org. Treat yourself and your special someone this February!
Sweet Ritual
4631 Airport Blvd.
Love your tummy! Sweet Ritual vegan ice cream parlor specializes in dairy-free treats for lactose intolerant and ethical eaters. Heart eyes all around!
AusTex Printing and Mailing
2431 Forbes Drive
Get the Best Deals From Aus-Tex this February! We have a lot to offer during the month of February! We have specials and promotions, including print and customized promotional products to increase brand awareness, capture your customers’ attention, and grow your business. Call us about our latest Smartphone Safety card holder promo! Call Emily at 512.476.7581 ext 217 for more information!
The Herb Bar
200 W. Mary St.
The Herb Bar, hand-crafts in small batches over 200 products for humans, their spaces and pets. Think: herbal teas, incense, body, bath & personal care support. The Herb Bar is local and small maker centric. We represent more than 30 independent business and are super proud; ie. Texas Medicinals, BioStar, Silver Botanicals, Folk Potions, Ancient Ayruvedic, EZ Herbs….Other offerings include supplements (Thorne, Xymogen, Natural Factors, Transformation Enzymes), extracts, essential oils, books, tarot & oracle decks, jewelry, singing bowls, statuary, and so much more. We spend our days assisting people, no matter where they are on their wellness path.
Restart CBD
2521 Rutlans Dr., Suite 150A
Shop RESTART CBD this Valentines day for your loved ones! Whether you're looking to help them relax and get a good nights rest or just take the anxiety out of their day, try a CBD soaking salt or CBD chocolate bar as your way to say you care! You can browse and shop all of our products online www.restartcbd.com, or visit us in person to shop -- we are located at the corner of Burnet and Rutland in North Austin. We carry sublingual oils, topicals, edibles, smokable flower, vape products, pet products and more!
Casey’s Snowballs
808 E. 51st St.
Summer is coming and Casey’s Snowballs opens for our 24th season in early March! Stop by and cool off at one of Austin’s favorite shaved ice shacks. We’re open 7 days per week and love making your day sweeter and happier one snowball at a time. Plus, we’re committing to donating over $10,000 in 2020 through our #fundraising program. Know of an organization that needs a plug-and-play partner? We offer 30% of sales when partnering for fundraising. That’s the best deal in town.
Clean Advocate
Love is in the air! Clean Advocate believes that clean indoor air quality is another way to show the love to your employees and customers. An effective office or retail cleaning program is essential to clean indoor air quality. We use cleaning products that are GS-37 and Safer Choice certified which reduce pollutants going into your office or retail air. We also use vacuums that have the Carpet and Rug Institute’s Seal of Approval. This ensures that pollutants are being removed from your floors and not being released into the air. We’d love to give you a free cleaning quote.
Lone Star Market Research
Lone Star Market Research loves Austin. In 2019 we paid out more than $250,000 dollars to focus group participants. Join our database and earn some extra cash to buy your sweetheart something extra special this Valentine's Day. GET PAID FOR YOUR OPINIONS! Register in our database to participate in paid market research, focus groups and consumer testing. It's fun and pays cash. Tell retailers what you think of their products or services.
InStep
Triangle or Gateway Shopping Center
During this season of love show your feet and your partner’s feet some TLC with our bright and colorful new Spring styles arriving weekly. And shop locally with confidence knowing that you are getting great quality and service at the best prices. Visit us at The Triangle or Gateway Shopping Center, online at www.instepaustin.com, or give us a call at 512-476-5110.
Mariposas Spanish School for Kids
Don’t forget about your children during Valentine’s Day! Get them the gift of music from Mariposas Spanish School for Kids.You can download or purchase a CD of our newest album, ¡A Celebrar con Mariposas!Your child will have fun learning Spanish through educational and upbeat songs. Not only are the songs fun for children and parents alike, the music and recording was done by Austin’s own Black Puma’s guitarist, Adrian Quesada.And vocals by Austin’s Latina singer, Gina Chavez!Purchase album here: http://mariposasspanish.com/mercado/
Birds Barbershop
Birds Barbershop Offers Limited-Edition "Lovebird Bundle" this February This February, local favorite Birds Barbershop will be offering clients "Lovebird Bundles" as the perfect Valentine's gift. With every $30 gift card purchased, customers will receive a free gift from Birds Barbershop, while supplies last. Each bundle includes two mini haircare products, along with a Valentine's Day card, Independence koozie, and chocolate kisses. Birds Barbershop has been named six consecutive times to ELLE Magazine’s list of the 100 best salons in America and by the Austin Chronicle as Best Barbershop every single year since opening in 2006. Haircuts, blowouts and color services at Birds Barbershop are available to those who book online, walk-in or call ahead. For more info, visit birdsbarbershop.com or follow @birdsbarbershop on Instagram.
Mercury Permits
2006 E. Cesar Chavez
We LOVE Austin and helping local businesses get their renovations and new locations permitted and open for business as quickly as possible. Founded in 1996 we provide a service that helps businesses achieve great results in their permitting and construction needs.
Habitat Hunters
February is the month of love, and “we love you”! Habitat Hunters, as your comprehensive Real Estate Resource, can help you Buy, Sell or Lease Houses, Duplexes, Condos, Apartments and Commercial Property, Relocate and Protest Property Taxes. One of Austin’s oldest, award winning, boutique real estate firms, Habitat Hunters’ 23 experienced, knowledgeable, responsive (24/7) agents are here for you. All of our agents are also REALTORS, adhering to superior standard and ethics. Habitat Hunters will “show you the love” by guiding you through your next transaction, like thousands of our clients since 1972! 
Dai Due
The way to the heart is through the stomach - show your loved ones how much they mean to you all year round by feeding them nutritious, delicious, locally-sourced food. Visit our butcher shop or dine in at Dai Due, at our location at 2406 Manor Road. Call us for reservations at 512.524.0688 or check out our website at www.daidue.com.
Premier Pet
Love is in the air 💜. Is your pet your Valentine? Give your furry family the love & attention they deserve! We are Austin's only local, award-winning premium pet care provider offering services such as pet sitting, cat sitting, dog walking, pet taxi & wedding pet attendant. Our sitters are experienced, bonded, insured & hold pet CPR/first aid certifications. We have a special offer for supporters of Austin Independent Business Alliance. Mention AIBA in your message, & you’ll receive a special offer. To become part of our TLC family, check us out on our website (https://premierpettlc.com) or on Facebook (@premierpettlc or https://facebook.com/premierpettlc). #onlythebestforyourpet #premierpettlc
Stormy Johnson Insurance
4600 Spicewood Springs Rd., Suite 101
Life Insurance for Loved Ones is Love. As your Your local community driven insurance and investment counselor company, I believe in keeping you informed of ways to protect what's important to you. Whether you're looking for auto insurance, homeowners insurance, life insurance, or specialty coverage, Farmers Insurance will help you select the right products to fit your insurance needs. Farmers Insurance also offers life insurance & business insurance, to help protect your hard earned assets. Visit our website for a competitive quote to help save money & better protect your family today! 
Lucid Routes Luxury Travel & Lifestyle Collective
Give the Gift of Travel! Lucid Routes Luxury Travel & Lifestyle Collective will design the perfect trip for you and your love. We have curated for clients in the past romantic getaways such as Verona, the setting for Romeo & Juliet, Lake Tahoe, with Apres Ski by a romantic fire, couples tour through Cuba and overwater bungalows in the Maldives with strawberries, wine & rose petal turndowns.  Our experiences are 100% custom, whether it’s a quick staycation or round the world adventure; our team of experts takes care of every detail, leaving you free to focus on making special memories.
Freestyle Language Center
801 Rio Grande St.
Summer travel prep! Everyday relevant language perfect for upcoming voyages! Spanish, French, and Italian language learners - join us for our May Immersion Workshops. Led entirely in 'target' language, these workshops best suit speakers with at least 1 semester of language; all levels encouraged to sign up! Share the love with our BOGO deal, now through February 14th. Immerse yourself..."with training wheels" as our students love to say! Allez-y! 
Fuerte Fitness
4631 Airport Blvd., Suite 110A
Show yourself (or someone else) a little love, by giving your body the gift of exercise! Not only will you be elevating the heart’s beats per minute, but there may be a little sweat and heavy breathing associated with this gift. That sounds like a perfect Valentine’s gift to us! Now is the time to try Fuerte Fitness with our 2 WEEKS FOR ONLY $50 introductory offer. Come experience our welcoming fitness community!
Hatbox: A Modern Haberdashery
704 Congress Ave.
Hatbox: A Modern Haberdashery features exclusive women's and men's hats, whimsical fascinators, and practical caps from around the world. Our haberdashers are extensively trained in hat history and fit, and each is dedicated to advancing the art of hat-wearing. Whether you're looking for the perfect pork pie to complete your collection or just starting out with your first fedora, Hatbox is your hat resource. Come visit your local haberdashery for a professional fitting and shopping experience unlike any other.
Amy’s Ice Creams
All over town
Give a gift that says, “I think you’re delicious.” Amy’s Ice Creams completely covers fresh strawberries in Callebaut chocolate with a choice of white, ruby, or dark chocolate drizzle on top. Available by the dozen or half dozen. Guarantee your order for February 13th or 14th and reserve at amysicecreams.com. Fans of AIBA can save $1.00 on their first dozen by using code: “doinkberries” at checkout. Learn more about Chocolate Covered Strawberries by visiting amysicecreams.com.
Yuyo
1900 Manor Rd.
Galentine’s Day started as fiction - in a 2010 episode of Parks and Recreation - when the character Leslie Knope invented a way to celebrate the joys of female friendship. Leslie says, “Every February 13, my ladyfriends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it…” And thus, Galentine’s was invented. This February 13th, we are featuring a special menu created by El Chile Group’s two favorite women - Executive Chef Maribel Rivero of Yuyo and Executive Chef Alma Alcocer of El Alma. So grab the Leslie to your Ann and join us for a night of ladies celebrating ladies!
El Chile
1809 Manor Rd.
Ignite your romantic side this Valentine’s Day with our spicy off-the-menu items we’re serving up especially for you!
El Alma
1025 Barton Springs Rd.
Valentine’s Day is full of chocolates, roses and love - and it also one of El Alma’s most popular nights of the year. Executive Chef Alma Alcocer serves up a menu full of recipes created from love and that may be why a Valentine’s dinner at El Alma is so special. But reservations go quickly so make your plans today!
The Austin Chronicle
Still Austin Whiskey Company, 440 E. St. Elmo Road
Bring your furry friend, and join us for a pet-friendly happy hour in celebration of The Austin Chronicle's Pet Issue, which hits stands on Feb. 13! Pose with your pooch for a Valentines photo op, sample CBD pet products by Your CBD Store, visit with the Chronicle's celebrity office dog Hank-the-Chron-Dog, meet the folks from The Pet Gal, get tickets to pet-themed raffle prizes, and first 100 guests will receive a spirited human treat on the Chronicle! Also, your drink orders go to a good cause! Thanks to local distillery Still Austin Whiskey Co. for donating 10% of sales from that day to Emancipet!
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