Thursday, February 14, 2013
For those looking for a little-something to add to a Valentine's Day gift package, or still seeking "something," following are a few creative suggestions that are available from a variety of West St. Louis County retailers.
If anyone is still scrambling for clever and/or practical Valentine's Day gift ideas, the following local merchants likely are eager to help. Call ahead to confirm supplies before making a quick dart to any retailer over lunch hour! And simply use the hyperlinks provided to go to the Patch directory listings for quick directions. If funds for gifts are limited or it's time for something sentimental, consider writing customized poetry. Special stationery paper from The Write Impression, 9909 Clayton Rd., Ladue, 314-991-5333 will complement pretty prose. A variety of name-brand vases, pink fuzzy socks, perfumes, after-shave fragrances, tights, chevron desk accessories and other personal items can be pursued at area Tuesday Morning locations…
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
St. Louis residents are making the hashtag #ILuvSTL a trend on Twitter and sharing their reasons for loving the Lou.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
AOL conducts contest in conjunction with Valentine's Day celebrations.
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Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Is this holiday all about candy hearts or something more?
For children, Valentine's Day is often about cards, candy and parties. So onto this week's question: Suppose your kids are a variety of ages—4, 6 and 8. What are some things you might do to teach them more about Valentine's Day? Is it more than just a day for exchanging colorful paper and eating junk food?
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Unimaginable savings with three dresses on sale.
It all started out innocently enough with the arrival of an email from the Missouri Botanical Gardens in my inbox. Seems that each year the garden hosts a swinging Valentine’s Day party in the Ridgeway Center, including a gourmet meal, a lively band, tours of the beautiful flower arrangements and a champagne toast for good measure. I half guessed it would be like attending a swanky wedding without having to pay the tab. I started reading the menu and I never moved passed the choice of medallions of beef or salmon. It all sounded so good. I was starving. The sales pitch was crafted so it had me hook, line and sinker. Sure, I would post it right away on my calendar of events, and I circulated it to the other 23 Patch editors in the area to …
Thursday, February 10, 2011
These five restaurants boast special menus, drinks and desserts to help you romance your Valentine.
Forget the roses and boxes of chocolates. The best way to celebrate Valentine’s Day is to share a romantic dinner with the one who stole your heart. This week’s Patch Picks features the five best places to savor the holiday. All of these restaurants are offering their special menus throughout the entire weekend. 1. The Melting Pot of University City Nothing says romance like dipping fruit into a fondue pot of chocolate as you share this special dessert together. But before the dessert, the four-course dinner starts with a choice of three cheese fondues. For the second course, choose from a variety of salads. The entrée course includes six items from lobster tail and filet mignon to ravioli, shrimp and pork. The fourth course is a choice of…
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
These family-friendly activities will warm up everyone.
Have you had enough of the cold and snow? Grab your family and warm up with these fun indoor activities: Music And Movement Why Go: Shake off the winter blues with musical activities designed for your preschoolers. Experience music in a variety of ways with finger plays, movement activities and songs. Perfect for ages 2 through 6 years Pricing: Free More information: (314) 994-3300 Valentine’s Day Bingo Where/When: Whole Foods Market, Town and Country; Café area Saturday, February 12, 2011; 1 p.m.—3 p.m. Why Go: Family members of all ages can try their hand at bingo; a new game starts every 20 minutes. Prizes for adults include items from the store; kids receive fun Valentine’s Day cards to hand out to their friends. Pricing: …
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
This week's finds will satisfy your palate and your heart.
This week, Frugal Family found some deals that are fun, tasty, and ready for Valentine’s Day. Remember to check with the merchant to verify the deal. 1. The Fountain on Locust Deal 1: Valentine’s Day-themed Burlesque Bingo on Thursday; conducted by the Randy Dandies, a comedic burlesque group that uses props and silly gag gifts to entertain players. Must be 21 years or older, $5/person cover charge. Deal 2: Free champagne, wine and balloons Valentine’s weekend. Good through: Sunday, February 13 2. St. Louis Boat & Sports Show In addition to looking at all things boat- and outdoor-related, watch athletic dogs run, jump and swim in water competitions; hear from nationally-recognized speakers; let the kids try their hand at fishing …
Monday, February 7, 2011
Five people at Plaza Frontenac share their thoughts on the perfect Valentine's Day gifts and experiences.
Aside from a couple's anniversary, Valentine's Day is perhaps the most romantic day of the year. Attempting to find the perfect gift for a loved one can be stressful, and while some people like the standard flowers, candy and jewelry, others like gifts such as trips or a romantic dinner prepared at home. Most of the people Ladue-Frontenac Patch spoke with at Plaza Frontenac said they prefer original gifts or even experiences such as a weekend in wine country instead of gifts. However, while getting to spend some quality time with the person you love is great, the consensus was that something along the lines of a little "bling bling" or a dozen roses would be a perfect added bonus to a fantastic Valentine's Day. Check out the video to see …
Find great gift items for your loved ones at stores across the Ladue-Frontenac area.
Valentine's Day (February 14, for those who have trouble remembering) is just around the corner, and Ladue-Frontenac Patch has tracked down the must-have items for the people you love. Here are the 10 must-have items for Valentine's Day 2011: 1. Handbags Handbags make great non-traditional Valentine's Day gifts for the women in your life. Whether you get them in traditional valentine colors such as red or pink, or in the hot spring 2011 colors such as blue, coral or white, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue at Plaza Frontenac have the ladies covered. At Neiman Marcus, public relations manager Ellen Soule and some associates pulled a few bags: a bright blue Prada shoulder bag ($1,395), a pink Prada tote ($1,495), a white Prada clutch ($1,…