For Relationships Not Suited to Hallmark Sentiments
Valentine sentiments dont have to be cloying, judging from a new gift book, Valentines: Vintage Holiday Graphics (Taschen, $9.99), edited by Jim Heimann. Indeed, through the years some of the most notable cards (a sampling is above) have had an edge -- even, to modern eyes, a slightly twisted quality. Mr. Heimann, a writer, editor and collector in Los Angeles, scoured the Rose Bowl Flea Market and Swap Meet in Pasadena, Calif., for the cards. Blatantly cute ones, or what he calls bottom feeders, sell for about $1, he said, while the satiric ones with monkeys and little old maids -- the ones you dont want to get if youre a diehard romantic -- will hover around $30. Victorian die-cut valentines sell for up to $100. But inexpensive vintage cards are still fairly easy to find. In New York, on Sundays, Geno Sartori sells early 20th-century valentines (from $6.50) at booth T8 of the Green Flea Market at Columbus Avenue and West 77th Street; he can also be reached by phone: (212) 691-9776.. New book Valentines: Vintage Holiday Graphics edited by Jim Heimann displays some notable old Valentine cards; photos (S)
Will the weekend storm kill Valentines Day?
Mother Nature is taking aim at Valentines Day. After three weeks of storms battered the city, restaurateurs hoped the skies would clear Saturday and the annual celebration of love might resurrect business that had ground to a halt. Now, eateries fear.
VALENTINES DAY - with a side of bacon - at Waffle House
Imagine a romantic dinner out at a restaurant with nice tablecloths, candles, low lighting and just the right music. You probably wouldnt guess that would describe the Valentines Day dinner at Waffle House. For the last eight years, the restaurant.
7 Sensational Heart and Flower Watches for VALENTINES DAY
This year the Blancpain Saint Valentines Day 2015 version features a delicately inlaid mother-of-pearl rose on the dial. The rose itself is a work of art and technical mastery, as each petal is delicately sculpted into the mother of pearl by hand to.
Things you didnt know about Valentines Day
Aside from a fascinating history, there are plenty of modern and historical facts worth knowing. Do you know where the first chocolate candy box came from? Or what women used to do so they could dream about their future husbands on Valentines Day?
Nigel Slaters VALENTINES DAY cake recipes - The Guardian
With St Valentines Day around the corner, you now have the perfect excuse (as if one were needed) to make these irresistible little cakes for someone special, says Nigel Slater.
Walking Dead VALENTINES DAY Cards! | The Walking Dead
Ah, spring is around the corner, love is in the air, and The Walking Dead has returned. Valentines Day must be close at hand! To that end, weve created a new batch of cards to join our Walking Dead Valentines Day cards��.
Motorola extends VALENTINES DAY savings through February.
A few weeks ago, Motorola introduced a big sale through the Motorola website in celebration of Valentines Day. The deal was scheduled to begin Monday, February 2nd and extend to Saturday, February 14th.
Why theres a war on VALENTINES DAY in India
The day of love -- Valentines Day -- attracts a lot of hate in India. Each year, as heart-shaped balloons fill the streets of metropolitan cities, a small but vocal minority aggressively opposes any V-Day celebrations. Unlike one group in Japan that.
27 Valentines Day Gifts You Should Buy For Yourself
27 Valentines Day Gifts You Should Buy For Yourself. Because you are your one true love. posted on Feb. 8, 2015, at 5:59 a.m.. Jessica Probus. BuzzFeed Staff. Share. Tweet. Share. Share. Share. Bookmark it. Share. Share. Share. Tweet.
Price Check: Valentines Day gift ideas | The Verge
Valentines Day is right around the corner ��� in fact, you can practically see it in the distance if you squint hard enough. And while we may be close to living in a world where drone delivery is.
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Valentines for a Day
Love is in the air, and our celebrity couples -- looking pretty in pink (red and black) -- will kiss and make up, after they get the laugh. Footnotes Resources, references and the back story behind the story.. Fashion photo article on celebrity couples celebrating Valentines Day
VALENTINES DAY Chocolate Will Cost More This Year, as Cocoa Prices Rise
At least not those made of chocolate on Valentines Day. The price of cocoa, the main ingredient in most chocolate, soared last year, forcing chocolate producers to raise prices and shrink packages. A growing appetite for chocolate, particularly dark.
DC is the best city for love on Valentines Day because its the most loveless.
Washington has a lot of rich, single people and a lot of nice date spots, therefore its the best city to find love on Valentines Day. Or so goes the logic of a new Zillow study that awarded the District the dubious distinction of being the best city.
These Miserable Guys Say VALENTINES DAY Is a Ploy By Oppressive Chocolate.
Imagine if the Grinch hated Valentines Day instead of Christmas. A group of dudes with this kind of mentality are planning a march in protest of the blood-soaked conspiracy of Valentines Day on Saturday.
Valentines Day Almond Butter Blondies - PaleOMG
Valentines Day is just around! That means half of the world will utterly hate their day and half of the world will be over the moon. Well wait, that number isnt correct this year. Because part of the population, both single and not��.
Valentines With a V
ALL over the world, in combat zones, post exchanges and ship service stores on our far-flung fronts, thousands of service men are buying V-mail valentines--made in the U.S.A. --to send back home to their wives, mothers and sweethearts this Feb. 14.. V-mail Valentines described
19 gifts guys secretly want for VALENTINES DAY - Business.
The best Valentines gifts for men that theyll actually want (and use).
Its VALENTINES DAY in Thailand, Call the Police
Ah, Valentines Day. Call the police, or better yet the Moral Promotion Center. In most countries, Feb. 14 is a highly commercialized day of romance. In Thailand, its also a time for strict warnings ��� and this year a new Twitter hashtag aimed at.
Cooking Lesson for Valentines
FOR those seeking romantic inspiration in the kitchen, Valentines Day celebrations at the Tarrytown Hilton and the Rye Town Hilton will focus on how to make culinary delights. At the Tarrytown Hilton, a Cooking for Lovers weekend starts with an afternoon cooking class next Saturday. Under the tutelage of the executive chef Jean-Jacques Metrailler, couples will put on toques and learn how to prepare dishes like oysters Rockefeller, veal loin with porcini mushrooms and Merlot sauce, roasted garlic mashed potatoes and champagne parfaits with pears and raspberries. Guests will then dine on their masterpieces.. Valentines Day celebrations at Tarrytown Hilton and Rye Town Hilton to focus on cooking (S)
Doilies and Lace, the Makings of Valentines
ALMOST 100 valentines make up an exhibition called Wilt Thou Be Mine, at the Bush-Holley House through Feb. 23. The house in the Cos Cob section of Greenwich -- the site of the first Impressionist art colony in America in the late 19th century and now a national historic landmark -- is the home of the Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich. The exhibition is made up of pieces that come the societys archives and from private collections including that of the town historian, William E. Finch Jr. We thought it was time, said Barbara Freeman, the societys program coordinator and curator of the show. The last valentine show was 12 years ago. Ms. Freeman said she was inspired by a scholarly show at the Museum of the City of New York where master examples were laid flat in cases. As a lover of collections as well as the art of arranging, she looked toward a composition where cards could stand and, in some cases, reveal their three-dimensional effects. She was also pleased to add decorative accessories of the time: handkerchiefs, purses, fans, candy boxes and other containers, fabrics, boa feathers, tassels and flowers. By doing the exhibit, valentines were flushed out, Ms. Freeman said. People came to visit and offered a part of or whole collections.
Best Gifts To Buy For Valentines Day 2015 List And Photos.
Valentines Day is approaching quickly. Did the woman in your life tell you she didnt want anything this year? Or did she go with the whole ���Valentines Day is a stupid principle��� excuse? Because we guarantee she does want��.
VALENTINES DAY 2015: Source Locally Versus Colombia-Grown
Most Americans will be receiving flowers from out of the country this Valentines Day, but theres a small movement urging people to buy local. Imports account for about 64 percent of fresh flowers sold in the United States, according to the Society.
Nothing says Valentines Day like long-stemmed roses, dark chocolate and a sweet love note from Hillary Rodham Clinton:. The Republican and Democratic National Committees get into the Valentines Day spirit -- or something like that -- with holiday-themed critiques of the leading candidates.
VALENTINES OUT OF FASHION.; An Old British Custom Has Fallen into Desuetude.
From The Westminster Gazette. The valentine has had its day. The trade in valentines has been on the wane for over ten years, each succeeding year being worse than the previous one, until now the vanishing point is approaching. Some of the large wholesale houses which once did a big business in valentines have given up the trade altogether.. Westminster Gazette on
Valentines Day: Bonnies Last-Minute Gift Guide From $5 Up
Valentines Day is just days away and if you havent picked out some very necessary gifts for all the best girls in your life ��� including yourself ��� then check out my gift guide ASAP! Valentines Day isnt just for lovers. Its also for all the women.
For the Truly Avant-Garde, Black Is the Color of a True Loves Rose
Perhaps embracing the darker side of life, Manhattanites have been going mad for black roses for Valentines Day. A couple of years ago, no one had even heard of them, said Hilary Offenberg, the manager of Fisher & Page, a wholesale flower business on West 28th Street. But these relatively new rose varieties, known as Black Magic and Black Beauties, have been hot sellers this year. At $125 to $200 a dozen, they are more expensive than the usual red roses.. New York City wholesale florists comment on current popularity of black roses for Valentines Day; photo (M)
Books of The Times; Rex Reed in Celebrity Land
When Rex Reed wearies of too much make-believe in his job as film, drama and nightclub critic, he likes to devote an occasional day to reality he tells us in the diary that kicks off Violets Vitriol, otherwise a collection of celebrity interviews. Reality, in Rex Reeds hyperventilated world, means going to cocktail parties.. Rex Reed book Valentines & Vitriol revd
21 Valentines Day Gift Ideas for All the People You Love.
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A Valentines Day Weekend of Pet Adoptions, Chocolate and Improv
Not long ago, one of the Misers single friends celebrated Valentines Day by adopting a puppy, a Chihuahua-pug mix named Whiskey. It seemed impulsive at the time, but Whiskey ��� were talking about the dog here ��� quickly became and remains a source .
20 gifts women actually want for Valentines Day - Business.
If youre hoping to stray from the typical flowers and perfume for Valentines Day this year but dont know where to start, weve got you covered. We asked coworkers and friends what theyre truly hoping for this year, from the��.
THE VALENTINE SEASON.; Another Flood of Sentimental Merchandise--No Abatement of the Trade--Extent of the Manufacture and Sale of Valentines in this City.
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VALENTINES.; Interesting Statistics of the Trade--The Practice of Sending Valentines Extending.
Atleast ninety-nine out of every hundred individuals, male or female, to whom the inquiry might be addressed whether Valentines Day was as faithfully observed now as it was formerly, would tell you without a moments though or hesitation that the deluge of missives which used to mark this notable anniversary had of late become a very insignificant shower, and that in a very few years the practice would probably be entirely forgotten.. History of the Trade, Statistics, &c.
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15 Nerdy VALENTINES DAY Cards For Adorkable Couples
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True romance? Why this couple is getting divorced on Valentines Day
Though they share a warped sense of humor, the couple insists their Valentines Day divorce is no joking matter. Were not trying to be flip about divorce, says Kathie. It was a long hard road to finally make this decision -- whether youve been.
Old Valentines on Display
. NYC Museum shows old-time valentines
The Time VALENTINES DAY Was 96 Hours Long
That year, early February brought with it the legendary Blizzard of 78 to Massachusetts. It was, quite literally, a perfect storm: certain meteorological conditions combined to keep the storm off the Atlantic coast for a few days, where it built up.
VALENTINES DAY Dessert Round Up - PaleOMG
Sure, Valentines Day is about love and whatever, but its more so about desserts. Thats just a fact. I didnt make it that way, the government did. Yep. I believe in a conspiracy theory about Valentines Day put in place to boost��.
ST. VALENTINES DAY.
To-morrow will be St. Valentines Day. The old Saint, after whom the day is named, flourished in the fourth century, and is more generally Known in connection with the annual transmission of amatory epistles than for the acts of piety and self-sacrifice that distinguished his life.. Valentines Day
The country where VALENTINES DAY is the most dangerous day of the year
Cambodia cant get enough of Valentines Day. There are many reasons for this, both cultural as well as linguistic. For starters, Cambodians can be melodramatic when it comes to matters of the heart. Photo ops, like this one, arent uncommon. And then .
Will You Be Disappointed On Valentines Day? Let This.
Its totally normal to feel like Valentines Day has to be an unforgettably romantic experience. After all, jewelers, florists, restaurants and greeting card companies depend on it! But the notion that Feb. 14 must exceed our��.
Valentines Day gifts under $50 - Business Insider
Valentines Day is a chance to give our loved ones reassurance that we care ��� and perhaps a token or two of our affection. Whether your Valentine is a friend, family member, new date, or treasured spouse, check out 25 gifts��.
Couple Sell Family Photos As Ready-Made Nostalgia
One Valentines Day card at Scaredy Kat, a card shop at 219 Fifth Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn, shows a black-and-white photo of an exotic flamenco dancer, head thrown back, ruffled costume baring her torso. Pasted on another card is a 1953 snapshot of a girl squinting at the camera, holding out a birthday cake. On still another: a woman, her hair swept into a severe bun, gazes solemnly ahead. To the owners of the store, Damond Gallagher and Nora Yockey, who make the cards themselves, this merchandise has particular meaning.. Damond Gallagher and Nora Yockey, owners of Scaredy Kat card shop in Brooklyn, NYC, use copies of old family photos to adorn hand-made Valentines Day cards; photo (S)
Reaching Into the Past for Valentines
A BIG green bullfrog with bulging eyes sits on a lily pad in the center of a lacy white card and says: Why! You dont mean to say youll not marry me. What next? As the frog said when his tail fell off.. Collection of antique valentines to go on sale at Bergdorf Goodman store, NYC; illus
Valentines Are for Pampering.
The stage is set for Valentines Day down at Shenanigans in Greenwich Village. Christmas is something youre obligated to buy for, but Valentines Day is a fun, love kind of thing, said Marjorie Stern, co-owner of the gift shop at 384 Bleecker Street.
A VALENTINES DAY to Remember - Boston University
Cupids Undie Run is a fun, unique way to celebrate Valentines Day and support a good cause. Photo courtesy of Cupids Undie Run. Valentines Day is Saturday, conjuring images of red roses and Necco wafers with quirky��.
Valentines Day 2015: Weekend Freebies and Deals
Americans may spend an average of $96 on Valentines Day, but you can also enjoy the company of loved ones without busting your budget. This Valentines Day spending projection increased 46 percent from last years $66, according to Georgetown .
Give the Gift of Nerdery with Our VALENTINES DAY Giveaway.
Just because Valentines Days traditional presents include chocolates and roses doesnt mean you have to fall in with that. Lets be honest here ��� who do you know that would actually like to receive any of these things? Sure��.
TUSSIE-MUSSIES FOR FRAGRANT VALENTINES
LEAD: DEAR Valentine, how do I love thee? With a tussie-mussie, a tuzzie-muzzie, a nosegay or a posy? An Anglo-Latin dictionary of 1440 gives the three terms as interchangeable for a small fragrant bunch of flowers. Today a posy is defined as a nosegay or bouquet, nice to smell, and a tussie-mussie as a fragrant hand-held cluster or knot of flowers.