Floral gift ideas for Valentine’s Day

Floral gift ideas for Valentine’s Day


We should always take time to let the people we love know they’re special to us. But it’s even more fun to do it on Valentine’s Day!



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And nothing says it like a bouquet of flowers they can show off in that next Zoom meeting.

Len Busch Roses in Minneapolis has some advice on the best floral gifts for your loved ones, and how to make sure they get there in time.

  • Order early and ship early to make sure they get the gift by the big day
  • Call your local florist directly to get the best value and service
  • Not all shops deliver on Valentine’s Day, so plan ahead
  • Consider giving a plant instead of flowers, if you want something that will last longer
  • It doesn’t have to be a dozen roses. Small, petite floral arrangements are trendy right now for home office spaces, or even the kitchen, bathroom or bedside table.

Georgia Edgington, lead designer at Len Busch Roses, also has tips on how to arrange a dozen roses for that “wow”

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Be mine: Ideas for a safe, healthy Valentine’s Day everyone can love – Lifestyle – Holland Sentinel

“Valentine’s Day in a Pandemic” sounds like the title of a terrible album, or maybe the least-romantic date night movie ever. Unfortunately, it’s also reality in 2021.

That doesn’t mean the day can’t be fun, said experts who suggested ways to stay safe while celebrating.

Dr. Alson Inaba, a pediatric emergency medicine specialist at the Kapiʻolani Medical Center for Women & Children in Honolulu, knows more than a little about matters of the heart: He was the first to teach CPR to the rhythm of “Stayin’ Alive,” an idea that spread worldwide.

For the sake of staying alive, nobody should forget the dangers of the coronavirus, he said. Even as people get vaccinated, they still need to protect themselves and others by wearing a mask, keeping a safe distance from people outside their household, avoiding large gatherings, washing hands and not sharing food and drinks.

But don’t despair, romantics.

Inaba, who also has a knack for speaking in phrases that would be right at home on a Valentine’s Day card, added, “It is still OK to share your heart, but be smart.”

This is the year to get creative, said Maya Vadiveloo, an assistant professor in the department of nutrition

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AHA News: Ideas for a Safe, Healthy Valentine’s Day Everyone Can Love | Health News

By American Heart Association News, HealthDay Reporter

(HealthDay)

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2021 (American Heart Association News) — “Valentine’s Day in a Pandemic” sounds like the title of a terrible album, or maybe the least-romantic date night movie ever. Unfortunately, it’s also reality in 2021.

That doesn’t mean the day can’t be fun, said experts who suggested ways to stay safe while celebrating.

Dr. Alson Inaba, a pediatric emergency medicine specialist at the Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women & Children in Honolulu, knows more than a little about matters of the heart: He was the first to teach CPR to the rhythm of “Stayin’ Alive,” an idea that spread worldwide.

For the sake of staying alive, nobody should forget the dangers of the coronavirus, he said. Even as people get vaccinated, they still need to protect themselves and others by wearing a mask, keeping a safe distance from people outside their household, avoiding large gatherings, washing hands and not sharing food and drinks.

But don’t despair, romantics.

Inaba, who also has a knack for speaking in phrases that would be right at home on a Valentine’s Day card, added, “It is still OK to share your heart, but be smart.”

This

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Valentine’s dinners at restaurants in Southlake, Grapevine

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Coriander-cured beef tenderloin with Ecuadorian potato cake and cranberry mojo on chef Stephan Pyles’ Valentine’s week menu at Fireside Pies.

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Legendary Texas chefs Dean Fearing and Stephan Pyles both have Tarrant County outlets now, and both have Valentine’s menus for next weekend.

Sky Creek Kitchen, the restaurant at the new Delta Hotels location in Southlake, is ready for its first big holiday.

The restaurant will serve a $125 three-course dinner Feb. 12-14, featuring a choice of steak-and-lobster, lemon sole with crab legs, or pan-seared scallops.

The appetizers include lobster bisque or oysters, For dessert, there’s a passion-fruit creme brulee with red-velvet lava cake.

The chef is Enam Chowdhury, with Fearing consulting on the new hotel.

The Delta is at 251 Texas 114 East; 254-727-0811, skycreekkitchen.com.

If you mention Fearing, you have to talk about Pyles.

Pyles is doing a special Valentine’s week menu for Fireside Pies, served beginning Feb. 11 and continuing through Feb. 20.

The three-course dinner costs $55 per person with tenderloin or $45 with salmon. The starter is butternut squash soup, and dessert is butterscotch pudding with salted caramel.

It’s available as takeout for safe home dining or served

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Ideas for a safe, healthy Valentine’s Day everyone can love

“Valentine’s Day in a Pandemic” sounds like the title of a terrible album, or maybe the least-romantic date night movie ever. Unfortunately, it’s also reality in 2021.

That doesn’t mean the day can’t be fun, said experts who suggested ways to stay safe while celebrating.

Dr. Alson Inaba, a pediatric emergency medicine specialist at the Kapiʻolani Medical Center for Women & Children in Honolulu, knows more than a little about matters of the heart: He was the first to teach CPR to the rhythm of “Stayin’ Alive,” an idea that spread worldwide.

For the sake of staying alive, nobody should forget the dangers of the coronavirus, he said. Even as people get vaccinated, they still need to protect themselves and others by wearing a mask, keeping a safe distance from people outside their household, avoiding large gatherings, washing hands and not sharing food and drinks.

But don’t despair, romantics.

Inaba, who also has a knack for speaking in phrases that would be right at home on a Valentine’s Day card, added, “It is still OK to share your heart, but be smart.”

This is the year to get creative, said Maya Vadiveloo, an assistant professor in the department of nutrition

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11 Valentine’s Day Date Ideas For New Couples

Dating can be a lot of pressure when throwing holidays into the mix. So with a certain heart-themed one quickly approaching, you might be wondering how to celebrate, especially if you just started dating someone. Luckily, there are lots of Valentine’s Day date ideas for new couples that are fun, easy, and never awkward.

“For a new couple coming up to Valentine’s Day, it can be a confusing time,” James Preece, a dating coach also known as The Dating Guru, tells Bustle. “You don’t want to make an over-the-top gesture, in case they don’t do the same and it scares them off. On the other hand, you know you have to do something to mark the day.”

It can be tough to figure out where you’re at in the relationship in terms of lovey-dovey stuff. So if you aren’t sure, go ahead and talk about it. “Have a short conversation […] about what you both might like to do together,” Preece says. “This can save embarrassment later on — and give you something to look forward to.”

Then, of course, there’s also the pandemic to contend with, which means most traditional date night sports will be closed. So, with all

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15 socially distanced Valentine’s Day date ideas that are romantic and safe

Just because Valentine’s Day will likely be more low-key this year due to social distancing, doesn’t mean it can’t be just as fun or romantic. Valentine’s Day isn’t canceled, and neither is love. In fact, a date at home can sometimes be even more gratifying than a night out, because you have everything you need already: each other’s company. Plus, you don’t have to worry about making reservations, dress codes, or dealing with traffic. Here are 15 creative Valentine’s Day date ideas that will keep you and your partner celebrating safely together, even if it has to be virtually this year.



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Learn How to Make Pasta with Italian Grandmas

There are few things better than an authentic home-cooked meal, especially if you’re using a grandmother’s tried and true recipe. With this Airbnb virtual experience, you and your partner can learn how to hand-make pasta from the experts themselves: Italian Nonnas. Five “crazy grandmas” (they said it, not us) and their granddaughters are ready to teach you different recipes — think ravioli, classic lasagne, gnocchi, and more — and give you a taste of la dolce vita straight from your own kitchen.

Take a Mixology

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37 Safe Valentine’s Day Ideas

Whether you’re shaking up the routine as part of a fertility journey, or getting too comfortable with a quarantine friend with benefits, we believe you’re never too old or too inexperienced to learn new tricks. Try one of these 47 sex positions to shake things up.

33. Have an intimate conversation.

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Communication is the make-or-break of many relationships. Start a different kind of conversation with a Best Self card deck on intimacy (produced by a woman-founded company that donates to Feeding America with every purchase), or channel some Brené Brown with the Courage Over Comfort pack.

34. Tap your inner artist.

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If you liked finger painting, you’ll probably like naked rolling on a canvas covered in paint. As featured on The Bachelorette, Tayshia and Zac made beautiful art—and found a deeper connection. You can pick up a kit at Love and Paint. Reviews describe the experience as “soul bonding,” and the body paint is dermatologist-approved. 

35. Make your own puzzle.

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Send your favorite cute or silly pic to your local pharmacy’s Photoshop, and get a custom-printed puzzle in 24 hours. Put it together, shellac, and frame it!

36. Have a boudoir photo shoot.

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Quick and easy Valentine’s Breakfast Ideas with Sprouts Cooking School – WISH-TV | Indianapolis News | Indiana Weather

We can feel the love in the air!

In our kitchen today, Stephanie Drewry, Owner of Sprouts Cooking School and her daughter Grace, show us how to make a Valentine’s Fondue and some yummy pink heart-shaped Cinnamon Rolls.

Sprouts Cooking School is Indiana’s only dedicated kids cooking school, featuring cooking classes for ages 3-13.
We’re located at 13190 Hazel Dell Pkwy, Carmel, IN 46033 (near Main Street and Hazel Dell Pkwy).
We are peanut and tree nut free cooking school. Additionally, we do our best to accommodate any other allergies if given advance notice at the time of booking.
We’re passionate about nurturing adventurous palates, building a strong foundation for a lifelong love of cooking and encouraging all families to cook together. Sprouts features:
· single session cooking classes
· special family fun cooking classes
· an exclusive MemberChef® program featuring skill-based culinary curriculum
· seasonal cooking camps
· and cooking themed birthday parties (currently with a birthday box virtual party option)
Our MemberChef® program is modeled after culinary school and is intended for students who have a true passion for cooking and want to elevate their skills in the kitchen. Each month our curriculum focuses on a specific culinary

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Snyder: TGIF: A snowy anniversary and sweet Valentine’s ideas | Local News

It’s Friday, and we like to observe TGIF whenever possible, despite the frigid weather. This week’s installment features a decade-old mea culpa and some sweet ideas for Valentine’s Day:

Snow job

Wednesday was a milestone in my life — or, more accurately, in my Kenosha News life. It was 10 years ago, on Jan. 27, 2011, that my first column ran in the Local News section. Alert readers might recall that my Sunday entertainment columns started years earlier, on July 19, 1998, back when we had a weekend entertainment section.

Suffice it to say, that’s a lot of columns: 567 (as of this

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