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 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!