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By Rob Kasper | February 7, 1996
SOME PEOPLE, I am told, book tables months in advance for romantic Valentine's Day dinners in dark restaurants.Some home cooks, I have read, plan elaborate Valentine's Day seduction dinners that begin with raw oysters and end, more or less, with souffles.Just the other day I learned that the hot item this Valentine's Day is chocolate body paint. You call up an 800 number, and order an 8-ounce jar of sweet milk chocolate and a brush.Such Valentine's Day doings are fascinating, but foreign to me. I feel pleased with myself if I remember before sundown Feb. 14th that the day is Valentine's Day.I find Valentine's Day a slippery, hard-to-keep-track of holiday.
By Mike Himowitz | February 7, 2000
Gentlemen, we'll start this column by stating our major premise: Valentine's Day is important. Not to you, maybe. But to your spouse, girlfriend, significant other or some person who's not in one of those categories yet but could be someday if you're smart and lucky enough, Valentine's Day is a National Holiday, big time. To half the human species, it's the day that the other half has to prove that it's sensitive, caring and affectionate enough to be considered worthy of the first half's notice during the other 364 days of the year.
By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,SUN STAFF | February 5, 2003
In the mood for love If you're planning to celebrate Valentine's Day with your loved one at home, here are suggestions from for making a romantic meal: Set the table by a fireplace or a window with a view. Use candles and fresh edible flowers to decorate the table. If you really want to splurge, buy a mold to create a tabletop ice sculpture for $56. Set the chairs side by side to give you the chance to get close with your valentine. Keep the food light; stick to tender, lean meats and avoid heavy pastas.
Love it or loathe it, Valentine's Day is fast approaching. Step into any card shop or drugstore, and you won't be able to avoid the rows of heart-shaped boxes of chocolates, the miles of red and pink cards and the many soft and cuddly stuffed animals smiling back at you. The day, of course, is mainly for lovers, but it does see its share of popularity among other segments of the population, including friends, children / parents, teachers / students, classmates...
February 5, 2006
SPLURGE OF THE WEEK RADKO CRYSTAL HEART Don't even think about calling these ashtrays. They are heart-shaped objets d'art, made of porcelain, hand-painted by English artist Mary Rose Young, signed on the back, and edged with a real gold glaze. We found them at Nouveau Contemporary Goods, 2400 Boston St., Canton, just in time for Valentine's Day. [Elizabeth Large] RETAIL PRICE: $49.95 each VALENTINE'S EVENTS SATURDAY HISTORY OF CHOCOLATE Visitors can learn about the history of chocolate -- from ancient Mexico to present day -- along with chef Andreas Fleckenstein, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. S.W., Washington.
By SANDRA PINCKNEY | February 5, 2006
IT MAY TAKE MORE time to plan a romantic dinner for two at home than to make dinner reservations at a fancy restaurant, but there are many advantages. There is something quite wonderful about cooking a special meal for the one you love and enjoying it together. No traffic, no parking, plus both you and your valentine can enjoy as much wine as you like, then move right onto the after-dinner festivities in the comfort of your own home. But this will only work if you are organized. You want to be relaxed, not stressed, on the big night.
By David Martin | February 14, 2008
It's Valentine's Day, and millions of folks will be giving one another cards. That includes the denizens of Washington, where America's political leaders also exchange special greetings. Here are a few of this year's potential offerings. David Martin is an Ottawa humor writer. His blog can be found at George W. Bush to Al Gore How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. From the half-million vote margin To the five Supreme Court votes, You have given me eight wonderful years I never would have known.
January 31, 2010
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By From Sun staff and news services | February 1, 2009
Valentine's Day Package What's the deal?: The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, Va., is a National Historic Landmark and a favorite locale for weddings and other special occasions. This February, it hopes to make Valentine's Day one of those memorable occasions with a "Valentine's Day Package" that covers an overnight stay, breakfast for two, a box of chocolates and valet parking, for $215 plus tax. What's the savings?: Room rates in February start at about $255 per night and that doesn't include a meal or sweets.
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