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By Kevin Cowherd | February 10, 1993
Valentine's Day used to be a wonderful time in the heady days before romance entered into its sordid relationship with Big Business.Back then a man could dash into a drug store after work and pick up a sappy Hallmark card and cheap box of candy, and be relatively certain that the woman in his life would just about turn cartwheels at this incredible thoughtfulness.Then, I don't know . . . something happened.Suddenly, it wasn't enough to burst into a Rite-Aid 10 minutes before closing time and bark at the startled Whitesnake freak with the nose ring behind the register: "The little, y'know, chocolates in the, uh, sampler thing . . . YOU GOT ANYMORE OF THEM?
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By Rob Hiaasen and Rob Hiaasen,Sun Staff Writer | February 16, 1994
C On the day after Valentine's Day, it's the thought that doesn't count.No matter what you buy, the fact is, the gift is a day late. And if you give the wrong gift even if it's on the right day, you're still in trouble.Greg Rogers, a 42-year-old sales manager from Kent Island, had this idea. Call it impulsive, romantic -- and ultimately useless. On Valentine's Day night, he suggested to his wife that they fly to Florida for a long weekend. Forget the flowers and candy. Think sunshine, honey.
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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.
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February 2, 1999
Valentine's Day is that perfect time to make up to your sweetie for going cheap at Christmas. Our advice? Make 'em pay. Give us a call and tell us about your dream of dreams for a Valentine's Day surprise. The only limit we put on your dreaming is that you keep it in the metropolitan area. Give us your neat ideas, funky ideas, dreamy ideas, funny ideas and unusual ideas. We might be able to use them all. Leave a message at 410-315-8933 or e-mail AAburo@aol.com.Pub Date: 2/02/99
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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.
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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 Nextdaygourmet.com 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.
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By LORI SEARS and LORI SEARS,SUN REPORTER | February 5, 2006
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...
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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.
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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.
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February 14, 2007
Valentine's Day Calling all chocoholics Indulge your sweet tooth today at the Village Learning Place's program Chocolate: Dip Into the World of Chocolate From Beans to Bonbons. Valentines can sample confections from Baltimore chocolatier Ma Petite Shoe and see a presentation by author Phil Grout on the co coa-growing Kuapa Kokoo Co operative in Ghana. The free event is 7 p.m.-9 p.m. at 2521 St. Paul St. Call 410-235-2210.
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