Thursday, February 14, 2013
If you haven't already, it's time to start thinking about a Valentine's Day gift for your sweetheart. Here are some creative ideas that can be bought at Deerfield shops.
It's better late than never when it comes to Valentine's Day gifts. Here are a couple creative ideas for gifts—including some that you can pick up locally and others you can order online. 1. SOMETHING TO WARM UP THOSE COLD WINTER NIGHTS... Consider a fine sipping liquor for your gentleman. Someone at Worldwide Liquors, 833 Waukegan Road can recommend something great. 2. CARS Grand Prix Car Wash makes a car look new. If you're not sure what your guy would like, a nice gift certificate to an auto store could work, too. 3. THE WAY TO A MANS HEART… Why cook? Select a complete gourmet dinner at one of Deerfield's many restaurants. GIFTS FOR HER 1. BIG THINGS IN LITTLE PACKAGES You can't go wrong with jewelry. Check out check out some spots…
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Little gestures of love on Valentine's Day for the whole family
Since having kids, Valentine's Day ha changed from trendy restaruants with candlelight dinners to making heart-shaped pancakes for the kids. That's OK with my husband and I because after all, our kids are the biggest expression of our love. So, instead of celebrating Valentine's Day with just one night of romance,we find that Valentine's Day is the perfect day for small surprises that say "I Love You!" There are an endless number of small ways to show your family love this Valentine's Day but here are a few fun and creative ideas to inspire you and make this Valentine's Day extra special. 1. A Sweet Treat. Make your family one of their favorite sweets. Maybe a favorite cookie to take in their lunch box or that Dad can take to work. Last …
Orphans of the Storm Sets Up Shop at Northbrook Court.
When looking for a Valentine’s gift, why not give one that will love you back? That is what Riverwoods based Orphans of the Storm is making possible at Northbrook from noon to 7 p.m. through Feb. 18 at Northbrook Court. Volunteers from the organization are staffing an adoption center and gift wrapping facility on the lower level of the mall. If that does not work, the Riverwoods shelter, with more than 500 dogs and cats, is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Monday, February 11, 2013
The average person will fork out $130.97 on Valentine's Day gifts, according to a national survey. That's up slightly from last year. How much do you plan to spend on your Valentine?
Love — and money — are in the air this time of year. Americans are expected to spend $18.6 billion on Valentine's Day gifts this year, according to the National Retail Federation, citing a survey by BIGinsight. That comes out to $130.97 per person, which is up from $126.03 last year. Perhaps not surprisingly, men will outspend women, with an average of $175.61 each compared to $88.78, according to the survey. While most of that spending is going toward significant others, 20 percent of people plan to buy a Valentine's Day gift for their pet. Yet there's hope for those who place a premium on quality time together instead of gifts. According to a study by Discover Financial Services, a majority of couples prefer to spend time together than …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Get inspired by the love stories on display all month at the First Bank of Highland Park. Share your own love story with Patch!
Don't have a valentine this year? You need some inspiration! Take heart in the heartwarming love stories on display throughout February at First Bank of Highland Park. The ode to romance opened on Feb. 2. Local seniors from the Highland Park Senior Center, Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Senior Center and Weinberg Community for Senior Living visited the bank to view the exhibit, which includes their personal love stories and photos, reported the Chicago Tribune. Marvin Bloom, who resides at the Weinberg Community for Senior Living with wife Doreen, wrote, "She was so gorgeous and I was so in love. I was afraid that if I didn't propose she would get picked up by someone else." The exhibit is on display at the Ruth Fell Wander Community Art Wall, …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Simple ways to put the kids to work and still have a Romantic evening at home
No babysitter for Valentine’s Day this year? Don't worry about it! You can still have a fun and romantic evening at home, even with the kids. When our kids were young, we could never get a babysitter for Valentine’s Day. But we recovered by putting the kids to work. That’s right. Putting the kids to work. I asked my kids if they could help put together a romantic evening for Daddy and I. Even though they were 7 and 9 years old, they took it on as a challenge and were quite creative. Here's how it worked. 1. Decide whether you are going to cook a romantic meal or order in from one of your favorite restaurants. We enjoy cooking but if you don’t, treat yourself and get carry out. Fancy food, not a big mess to clean-up, and a much less …
Monday, February 13, 2012
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I have another take on romantic movies. I must admit I'm not in to the latest trend in flicks. But I think the ones I've selected are pretty right up there on the romance meter. Got some others that you want to share? Please do so. After all, how can you say no to "Casablanca." This has got all the ingredients of a romantic classic movie: Bogie and Bergman light up the screen, bad guy Nazi Conrad Veidt tries to keep Ingrid Bergman's on-screen husband and resistance hero Paul Henreid from taking his cause to America, French police captain Claude Rains attempts dalliances with the local ladies and a refugee girl. Wonderful atmosphere - and who can beat the stirring scene in Rick's when just about everyone gets up and sings "La Marseillaise…
Friday, February 10, 2012
Looking for a place to eat or an activity for the kids? Patch has got you covered.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner—which means local businesses are offering up a slew of events and specials for celebrating the one you love (or to keep the kids busy while you’re out on the town). Here’s a roundup of some Valentine’s Day activities you won’t want to miss this year: Sweets for your Sweet Candy Shop Bouquet, will deliver a bouquet for free on Feb. 13 or 14. Call Carla, 847-383-4318, or check out the website, 3765.shopcandybouquet.com. Nothing Says it Like Flowers There's still time to also send roses or any other flora to your honey. Check out Deerfield Florist online, stop in to see what they have at 20522 N. Milwaukee Ave., Deerfield, or call at 847-465-9393. Say “You’re Very Special” with a Singing Valentine …
Monday, February 14, 2011
Deerfield restaurant gets into Valentine’s Day spirit.
You can’t get a heart-shaped hamburger just anywhere. But that’s exactly what TeddyFabz is offering its customers in Deerfield. “This is the first time we’ve ever done something like this,” Teddy Spears said. Spears owns the restaurant with his wife. All weekend long TeddyFabz has been grilling up its special creation and will continue to do so through Valentines Day. Check out our video to see exactly what the hamburger looks like.