Even though the hoopla of Super Bowl XLIX is over ,Glendale, Arizona is still a great destination. Smart lovers are heading to The Village of Arrowhead Shopping Center, 20022 N. 67th Ave. in Glendale for Valentine’s Day shopping.

The shopping plaza, with its cobblestone-accentuated walkways, wrought-iron flourishes, faux stone accents and bubbling fountain, creates a perfect, romantic venue for lovers to peruse unique shops while enjoying Glendale’s balmy February weather.

The center is reminiscent of a European piazza. French country flair is evident from the rough-hewn, glass and wooden doors to the green umbrellas that provide shade and color to AJ’s popular bistro. Before shopping at the upscale grocery store to prepare a romantic dinner, complete with wine and long-stem roses, customers can dine alfresco in AJ’s bistro, or nibble on a delicious pastry or specialty chocolate.

Another delectable alternative at the center is a heart-shaped fudge truffle cake with chocolate ganache ice cream from Cold Stone for only $36.95. Cakes should be ordered 24 to 48 hours in advance, however a variety of delightful desserts are always on hand. Other V of A dining possibilities includes Pei Wei Asian Diner and Chipotle.

In addition to dining, the center boasts an array of specialty services to help men and women look and feel their best. Nail Deport offers elegant manicures and pedicures. Rolf’s Salon will celebrate Valentine’s week (from Feb. 7 to Feb. 14) by providing their beloved customers with a complimentary luxury Kerastase hair treatment with the purchase of any hair service. Also, from Feb. 1-14, guests will receive a $20 Rolf’s gift card if they purchase $100 or more in Rolf’s gift cards.

Protea Medical Center combines beauty and health by specializing in physician supervised HCG weight loss programs, bio-identical hormone-replacement therapy, cosmetic procedures such as Botox, and Juvederm facial fillers, as well as naturopathic medical services.

Leading up to Valentine’s Day, Massage Green Spa is running a gift card special that includes a free, one-hour massage with the purchase of three gift cards for $39.95 each. There are also openings for romantic partners to book the couple’s suite for a relaxing couple’s massage.

Hearts and skin will glow after treatments at European Wax Center. The center boasts two specials in honor of Cupid’s favorite holiday. The first is a buy one service and receive a second service for 50% off. However this deal has a twist. European Wax Center allows the more expensive service to be discounted. For example an individual can pay $18 to have their eyebrows waxed and receive leg waxing (normally $68) for only $34. A second special includes free eyebrow waxing for new clients or anyone who has not had a waxing service at the center for at least six months.

Francesca’s Collection has Valentine-themed gifts for the kitchen or bar including bar and cocktail glassware, wine toppers and flasks. Roka Boutique features an array of Valentine’s Day inspired gifts such as red velour throw blankets, candles and PJ Salvage and Wild Fox pajamas.
For those who prefer their wardrobe in black and white, The White House/Black Market provides customers a surprisingly vast selection of basic black and brilliant white, clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories. In addition to displaying their new spring line, Talbots carries tees and dressy blouses with hearts in honor of the year’s most romantic holiday. For intimate apparel, Pretty Please customers are thrilled with the lacy Hanky Panky Panties that feel silky and light on the skin and don’t show a panty line.

Chico’s is choosing an event that is close to the heart with Arrowhead CHICO’S Shop for a Cause Thursday, Feb. 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Make a purchase and tell your style expert “I’m shopping for a cause” and CHICO’S will donate 10% of the moneys from the sales to The Pulmonary Hypertension Association.

Another can’t miss special event is a trunk show on Feb. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. hosted by Robert & Jayson Miller Fine Jewelry highlighting the Isaac Reiss line. The exquisite jewelry features 14k and/or 18k yellow gold-enhanced pieces accented with diamonds, pearls and semi-precious stones. All items have a glamorous, matte-hammered finish.

For the well-dressed man, Jos. A. Bank Clothiers presents traditional Valentine’s Day gifts such as ties, tie clips and dress shirts. They also carry a wide variety of dress suits, sports coats, pants, ties, sportswear, outdoor wear, shoes and accessories in a variety of sizes including big and tall. They are also experts in helping gentleman put their best well-dressed foot forward for events from cocktail parties, weddings, and job interviews to a romantic night on the town.

Choice Pet Market offers human-to-human Valentine’s Day cards, but is still the go-to place for the best in nutrition for our furry, scaled and feathered friends. The store offers natural, organic and holistic foods, as well as toys, clothing and more to make every day a special occasion for our beloved pets.

For homo sapiens who want to enjoy romantic poolside dinners and leisure activities, Today’s Pool & Patio offers ruby-colored glassware, serving dishes and outdoor accents such as pillows that come in Valentine red as well as a rainbow of other colors and prints.

Although shoppers are encouraged to mail their gifts early for Valentine’s Day, for those who are in a time crunch, next-day air shipping is always an option through The UPS Store. AT& T (Spring Mobile) helps lovers stay connected and offers the latest phones, accessories, service plans, as well as a fast, reliable network. Another center mainstay is Compass Bank BBVA that provides consumer, small business and commercial banking.

“Glendale became the center of attention for Super Bowl XLIX, but our customers are the MVPs at the Village at Arrowhead Shopping Center,” said Mary Walker, marketing coordinator for the Glendale shopping center and president of Power Promotions. “Whether it’s a Valentine’s Day excursion or a simple trip to your favorite Village at Arrowhead store, we want your shopping experience a memorable experience.”

The shopping center has been a hub of activity and the sponsor of numerous free, community events that collect food and donations for local charities. Popular events include Carriage Rides with Santa, as well as concerts and classic car shows in the spring and autumn.

The Village at Arrowhead offers specialty shops that provide the ultimate shopping experience with distinctive fashion, home furnishings, restaurants and personal services in one of one of the most architecturally unique and aesthetically pleasing shopping centers around. The shopping center is located on the southwest corner of 67th Avenue at the Loop 101. For more information contact Marks Public Relations at 480-664-3004.

20022 N. 67TH Ave., Glendale, AZ 85308

AJ’s Fine Foods 623-537-2300
Chico’s 623-825-6077
Chipotle 623-240-1289
Choice Pet Market 623-937-4444
Cold Stone 623-566-9400
Compass Bank BBVA 623-537-3100
European Wax Center 623-572-2800
Francesca’s Collection 623-376-2555
Jos. A. Bank Clothiers 623-566-7196
Massage Green Spa 623-242-2777
Nail Depot 623-376-9197
Pei Wei Asian Diner 623-825-9949
Pretty Please 623-561-2135
Protea Medical Center 623-572-1270
Robert & Jayson Miller 623-376-6344
Fine Jewelry
Rolf’s Salon 623-537-2223
Roka Boutique 623-537-3500
Talbots 623-566-2895
The UPS Store 623-561-6475
Today’s Pool & Patio 623-344-5000
The White House Black Market 623-572-0710

Author's Bio: 

Sally Marks is an author, consultant, screenwriter, comedy writer and the president of Marks Public Relations. Her book, Erase Negativity and Embrace the Magic Within is available through Amazon or the author website, www.EraseNegativity.com