Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.-Roosevelt

February 14, 2009

Ah, Valentine’s Day…the a day of great hope for some, and a bane for others.  Really quickly, as I know some of you are probably scrambling for last minute gift and event ideas…I’m going to post some of the best Cheap Date picks for TODAY…and then do a separate post for the weekly gigs and shows. 

Cheap Date Valentine’s picks:

The date…Collaboration at Gallery 4222…pay $5 and paint on a canvas for charity.  This is a lot of fun…don’t knock it til you’ve tried it!  If that’s not your thing, Waters Crest Winery is hosting a FREE wine and chocolate pairing on Valentine’s Day, with the giveaway of a free glass filled with sweets with wine purchase. 

The drink…Prosecco.  A light bubbly white I happen to like better than champagne.  A good bottle can be found for under $10.  You can find some good ones at Houdek’s.

The movie…Like Water for Chocolate.  It’s a chick flick, but it’s good.

Willing to drop some coin for a gift?   This Dazzle ring by Swarovsky is smokin’!  At $90, it’s not cheap, but I thought it was prettier than most of the diamond rings I see in shop windows.  Don’t judge by the picture…go see it! 

Single and looking for something to do?  You’re not alone!

How about a wine and beer tasting event!  A bit above guidelines, but hey–it’s Valentine’s Day!  Treat yourself!

Also,  Mora’s Fine Wine and Spirits will be having a FREE Italian wine tasting and noshies…

The ULTIMATE anti-Valentine’s Day movie has to be The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover.  Dreamlike and disturbing, this is not a movie for the squeamish.

And for everyone…from a previous post:

Maybe you have that someone special in your life, but you are on a budget…you can still rock their world for very little coin!  Restaurant.com has AMAZING deals on gift certificates you can buy online, print, and redeem that day (hence, it’s also a great LAST MINUTE GIFT!).  Some restrictions apply, so please read carefully.  What’s really great about this site is that if you sign up for their free membership, they send you a savings code you type in at the end for even more savings!  For example, you decide to purchase a gift certificate to Bliss, paying $10 for a $25 value…add in the secret savings code at the end, and that $10 is now $3!  That’s right…you can get a $25 gift certificate for $3!  How’s that for a Cheap Date?

I can make this even sweeter!  Since V-Day falls on a Saturday, you may have the opportunity to get out a bit earlier in the day…avoid the crowds by hitting your destination of choice for lunch!  Chances are that there is a menu just for mid-day with lower prices.

I’ll be back later…good luck today!

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One Response to “Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.-Roosevelt”

  1. George Caso Says:

    Just a follow up on the Jazz feast on the East End. My group and I attended AT Waters Crest this weekend was amazing and we have the best time the music was amazing and the wines were fantastic. I think the region hit a home run with this event and I will be going back over the next five weeks. I know Waters Crest has 4 more acts booked and we plan to visit again. Thank you for listing the event it was great.

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