Friday, March 27, 2009

Valentines Day Gift Ideas

Valentine's Day is Saturday, but if you're worried the recession will put the squeeze on your display of affection, lifestyle expert Nancy Soriano has some inexpensive, homemade gift ideas for you.

You can give your sweetie great gifts and tokens without breaking the bank. Check out some of the gift ideas below.

Cards and Gift Tags

We all need cards and gift tags. So get all that leftover wrapping paper, scrap and scrapbooking paper — and get some note cards or note card stock – to make some beautiful cards.
It's easy and cheap, but very personal. You can also make gift tags the same way.
Another great thing to do with paper is to get a chocolate bar, any kind you like, remove the paper wrapper and then rewrap it in beautiful scrapbooking paper. Then put a gift tag on it with a message.

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Monday, March 2, 2009

Valentines Day Favorites Dresses

Valentine's Day is quickly approaching and it's time to consider what you might want to wear on that special day because there's bound to be at least one special person in your life that you'd want to celebrate it with! I'm never a person to color coordinate with holidays, but I just can't rid of the temptation to do so for Valentine's Day. This habit began during college when my roommates and I decided to celebrate Valentine's Day by wearing red so we could feel dignified celebrating it without a boyfriend. So, whether you have a boyfriend or not this year, dress yourself up shamelessly and celebrate liberty or love!

Here are a few ideas to try out -- Warm Jacket, Flowing Blouse, Lust Worthy Accessories, etc.

happy valentines day

Here are a few darling pieces that will help complete your Valentine's Day look:

Love Quotes Hand Knotted Fringe Scarf - $88

Archive Jewelry Vintage Printing Block Love Necklace - $132

Mara Hoffman Tube Dress - $319

Giuseppe Zanotti - Footwear - $320

Quail - Womens Peter Dress (Melon) - $78

Geren Ford Ruffle Neck Top - $246

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Orlando Florida Valentines Day Events

The following information was provided by the Orlando Entertainment Examiner:

It can be tough to come up with something special to show that someone special what they mean to you on Valentine's Day. Not everyone wants to do the dinner, flowers, and chocolates thing. Maybe something unconventional is your forte? In a large city such as ours with something different around every corner, I have a few ideas to help you make Valentine's Day a bit more special than just another Hallmark Holiday.

Fools for Love at SAK Comedy Lab is a great way for the couple that laughs together to spend the holiday. Admission is $15 or $25 Sweetheart Special for two (includes two bags of popcorn, candy hearts, and two small drinks). This date is much less expensive than a movie date and not only funnier but it will get you come bonus points for creativity.

A Valentine Stroll at Leu Gardens is a romantic and surefire way to make your Valentine melt. Pack a picnic (and an extra blanket since our night's have been chilly), and enjoy the flowers, the stars and the live music of Ricky and the Buzzcatz, and the Julie Lyon Quartet.

Music in the Galleries (Morse Museum) is not only incredibly romantic, but a great idea for someone short on cash but not on love. This event is free (although it is on February 13) and blends the museums art with music by 'Beautiful Music Muse Duo', classical guitar and flute.

Sex and the Zoo (Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Garden) is for those Valentines who enjoy a little something risque' and off the radar. Reservations for this event need to be made for seating and dinner. During your evening you will learn about the magnificent ways other animals reproduce. In addition, you can renew your vows with an on-site Reverend or Purchase your loved one a "Growl-in-tine" and receive a plush toy, a picture of a tiger, Zoo materials, and a certificate of adoption. Tickets for this cocktail attire event is $75 per couple and includes appetizers, dinner, two drinks per person, a fashion show by Fairvilla Megastore and good night gift bags to take home.

Diamond Rocks! No I'm not talking about the one you wear on your finger, I am talking about the one and only Neil Diamond. For any fans of Mr. Diamond, come out, "turn on your heart light," and spend your Valentine's Day at this tribute concert at the Plaza Theatre.

Vegan Valentine's Dinner at Infusion Tea is a safe bet for the lovers who hold a special place in their heart for our four legged (and two legged) friends. This formal four course dinner is $39 per person and includes an organic/vegan dinner complete with wine pairings and tea.

Harbor Nights Romantico at Portofino Bay will allow you to feel like you've been whisked away to Italy without the huge bill. Spend the evening under the lights of the Harbor Piazza and enjoy sparkling wines, gourmet food samples, a chocolate station, live music by Nova Era and complimentary hand-rolled cigars. Prices are $35 or $60 VIP and this event occurs on Friday, February 13. Ciao Bella!

Last but not least is something for the movie lover or maybe just the Johnny Depp lover ( I am the latter). Edward Scissorhands is playing at the Enzian on Valentine's Day and what better way to spend this holiday of love and all things pink and pretty than with a scarred, social outcast who cannot touch the one he loves? Perhaps one of Burton's all-time best, Edward Scissorhands is a classic and such a fun, new way to spend this, sometimes, overrated holiday. This is an inexpensive and creative way to show your Valentine a good time and who doesn't want to spend an evening with Johnny Depp?

No matter where you find yourself this Valentine's Day, I hope it's with someone you love. Whether it's your boyfriend, girlfriend, roommate, sister, mother, dog, partner, wife, husband, I hope you have a fabulous time showing someone what they mean to you. Happy Valentine's Day!

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