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Color Schemes To Use When Decorating With Flowers This Fall

October 6, 2017

Believe it or not, autumn is already here, and that means it’s time to start getting into the spirit of the season! In addition to spending time partaking in traditional fall activities like apple and pumpkin picking, a popular task on the to-do list of many is to spice up the home with fall decor. However, pumpkin scented candles, garland-like leaves and spooky lights aren’t the only items that can be used to share your love for the season with your home – flowers can be too! Below, we discuss some of the best color schemes to use when choosing flowers as your fall home decor of choice.

Pumpkin Mums

Though autumn leaves are seen falling from the trees in various shades of yellows, reds, even the occasional browns, the best color to use when decorating for fall with flowers is orange. From light to dark and everything in between, you can’t go wrong with this color in a floral arrangement! Here are some top shades for 2017: Continue Reading…

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5 Home Decoration Ideas Using Flowers for Mother’s Day

May 9, 2017

A mother’s heart always welcomes hugs and kisses as her greatest gift, but on her special day why not show her how much you care with flowers? Fresh flowers bring new life and energy to any space; these 5 home decoration ideas will both wow mom and dress up her home at the same time.

Personalize Pots

While the flowers you buy may not last forever, why not put them in a pot or vase that she can use all year long to brighten her home with fresh blooms? Purchase several different pots, planters and vases of varying sizes. This will let Mom mix and match around the home later. It will also give you a chance to include a live plant that will have a little more staying power.

Now cover the exterior of the pots and vases with a layer of chalkboard paint, or black paint specially formulated to give you a flat, mat appearance. Decorate the pots, using either chalk for temporary messages that can be updated, or use paint markers in bright colors that will pop against the black background. You can coordinate the different pots together to create a fun display, or make each one different so Mom can use them throughout her home.

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Movies and Series to Stream This Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2017

Sometimes staying in and cuddling up with your Valentine to watch a movie, or binge watch a television series, makes for the most romantic holiday.  Whether you’re going out to eat first at a local restaurant, cooking dinner at home, or ordering in, leaving time to watch something you both enjoy (or one of you enjoy :), could help make the night (or day) even more awesome. So sit back and relax as we give you some hand-picked favorites for movies and series to watch this Valentine’s Day.

Couple watching TV together

Romantic Cinema at Home Tips:

  • Flowers and candles on the coffee table or end tables really help set the mood
  • Don’t forget to get both of your favorite snacks! Popcorn helps for theatre authenticity.
  • Prepare a little and make sure the couch area is ready for hours of comfort and cuddling.

Movie/TV Guide:

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Valentine’s Day Date Night Ideas in Washington D.C.

February 3, 2017

Whether you live in Washington, D.C. or are just visiting, there are plenty of romantic things to do in the nations capital.  It doesn’t matter if you’re a foodie or sunset admirer or music lover, Washington, D.C., offers a bounty of idyllic dates on Valentine’s Day. We’ve rounded up just a few of the best things to do in D.C. on Valentine’s Day so that you can plan an unforgettable date for your special someone!

Be Dazzled By the Monuments

The most classic Washington, D.C., date, of course, is to take a slow evening spin around the National Mall’s famous monuments. Built in white marble, they glow from within, contrasting with the black, star-pricked sky above. And nothing is more romantic than sitting hand-in-hand on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, admiring the view all the way to the U.S. Capitol. End the evening with a fireside nightcap at Quadrant in the Ritz-Carlton.

Another way to enjoy the monuments is by taking a romantic Potomac River cruise. Odyssey and Spirit of Washington both offer an evening of dining, dancing and live entertainment, all the while cruising past the most iconic sparkling views of our nation’s capital.

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Romantic Valentine’s Day Date Ideas in Dallas

February 3, 2017

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and if you’re looking to celebrate your love in Dallas this year, you are in luck, because there is TONS to do! From gallery exhibits, to picturesque tea times, and even cabaret shows, the list of romantic things to do in Dallas this Valentine’s Day is so diverse that there is something perfect for every couple. “Dallas: Big things happen here” is one of the city’s taglines, so make big things happen this Valentine’s Day in proper Dallas fashion with these Dallas date ideas straight from a city local.

Take a Mexican Foodie Tour

Much of Texas has great Mexican food, and Dallas is no exception! Walking distance from the famous geometrical feat of architecture that is the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, are three merged but separate Mexican restaurants in three very different styles. Start at the casual, outdoor Taqueria La Ventana with the famous Dallas invention that is the frozen margarita and a light appetizer from the selection of Mexican street foods. Once you’ve finished, take a right and enter the critically acclaimed Meso Maya led by chef Nico Sanchez for a specialty cocktail, like the avocado margarita, and your choice of the entrees that are absolutely to die for. Wrap things up at El Fenix, the third in the trio, with a traditional Mexican dessert from flan to tres leches. Walk off all that delicious food (and drinks) as you head towards the nearby Klyde Warren Park for a romantic stroll through a beautiful green space in the center of the city.

Margaritas at Mexican Restaraunt

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Valentine’s Day Date Ideas In and Around Atlanta

February 3, 2017

One of the best parts about metro-Atlanta is how neighborhood focused it is. Looking for ritz? Head to Buckhead. Want to enjoy a huge range of ethnic foods? Try Buford Highway. Looking for a hip neighborhood? Check out East Atlanta Village. Want more of a small-town vibe? Head to Decatur or Marietta. Then there’s the Virginia Highlands, midtown, downtown, leafy Grant Park, soul food on the west side, on and on the list goes.

The many different neighborhoods and their unique vibes also makes Atlanta a great place for romantic nights out on the town. Flowers, candle-lit dinners, strolls through the park, there are so many options. If anything, there are so many choices that it can be overwhelming. That’s why we’re going to dig into some of the best date options in Atlanta!

Atlanta City at Nighttime

Head To Brazil For A High Class Dinner

If you’re looking to really wow your date with a place that’s both chic and high-class, the Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse should be at the top of your list.  However, be prepared to spend big because class comes at a cost!

Brazilian steakhouses are basically like high-end all-you-can-eat buffets. When you sit down, you’re given a card that’s green on one side, red on the other. Green means “go.” Red means “no thanks.” Once you flip the card green, chefs will start showing up at your table with skewers of meat, and you’ll be able to pick and choose what you’d like including steak, lamb, pork, & chicken. If you’re vegetarian, check out the “Market Table”, which features a huge range of salads, cheeses, and other delicacies.

Can’t get a reservation at Fogo de Chão? Try another top-notch Brazilian steakhouses in Atlanta such as Chama Gaucha. If you’re on a tighter budget but still want to enjoy some Brazilian fare, consider Minas Grill or Porto Brasil Restaurant, both of which offer Brazilian food in more traditional buffet settings. Continue Reading…

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Take Your Date Adventuring in Seattle This Valentine’s Day

February 3, 2017

Seattle winters often sport grey skies and a chilly drizzle just heavy enough to require a raincoat. Though tempting to just stay inside, cuddle up and watch Netflix, this Valentine’s Day bust out of your routine and find adventure with your favorite person. If your lover is a thrill seeker, try one of these adrenaline-inducing date night ideas. No yawning here!

Seattle Space Needle

Be a Seattle Tourist at Top Seattle Landmarks

Whether you’ve been to none or have seen ’em all, Seattle has a wide array of city landmarks that are super awesome! Who better to explore the city with than with your sweetie? Here’s a list of the top ones to check out, or check out again.  Continue Reading…

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Celebrating Valentine’s Day in Salt Lake City

February 3, 2017

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start planning ways to show that special someone just how much their love means to you. Surrounded by mountains, Salt Lake City, Utah provides a mixture of opportunities for a romantic night (or weekend) with your significant other. Salt Lake City has outdoor activities abound, even in the colder temperatures. Residents and visitors have access to world-class music and theater productions, and its proximity to Park City provides lovebirds in the Crossroads of the West access to some unique date-night options, too. Here are some of our favorite romantic things to do in Salt Lake City on Valentine’s Day:

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Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day in Philadelphia

February 3, 2017

Whether you’re a Philly local or just passing through, Philadelphia is a perfect place to plan a fun Valentine’s day. From delicious food to historic day-trips and rich nightlife, this city has everything you need to plan a romantic weekend (or weeknight) adventure. To help ease the stress of planning, finding the right gift, and making your reservations, we’re bringing you a list of the top romantic things to do in Philadelphia. Remember to pair your date with a Valentine’s Day flower arrangement or gift so you can create a special day or evening that truly breaks the mold!

  • If you love nature and you’re especially excited for spring foliage, make reservations for two at the special Valentine’s Day weekend events at Longwood Gardens. Browse the incredible outdoor grounds or cozy up in the greenhouse to view an incredible assortment of indoor blooms, including the Orchid Extravaganza. This special event will be accompanied by violinist Anna Fontanella from 1:00 – 4:00 pm on both Saturday and Sunday so you can enjoy the sweet sounds of live classic music at the on-site conservatory. As an added bonus, the on-site 1906 Fine Dining Room offers both brunch and dinner options (reservation only).

Longwood Gardens

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Romantic Valentine’s Day Dates in Houston

February 3, 2017

While dinner and a movie is a tried and true classic date night activity, sometimes you want to surprise your sweetheart with a romantic outing that’s unique to the Bayou City of Houston. We did the research and put together this eclectic list of fun date night ideas so you can spend less time planning what to do, and more time taking care of the personal touches like deciding what to wear and getting your sweetheart assorted chocolates and Valentine’s Day flowers.

Take a Walk in the Park

The Gerald D. Hines Waterwall will set the mood as you walk hand in hand with your special someone and enjoy the enormity and beauty of the water sculpture. The Waterwall park is free admission of course, and while you could call it a night with just the one stop you could also make an evening jaunt to catch a bite to eat at any of the nearby establishments. Take a stroll down the block for options from fine dining to juicy kashi burgers or simply something sweet!

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