Thursday, February 14, 2013
Here's a guide to great Valentine's Day gifts to purchase in New Brunswick.
To help you think outside the (chocolate) box for Valentine’s Day gifts for your sweetie, here’s a list of places to go shopping, wine, dine, and be merry in New Brunswick: Massage: Manicure/Pedicures: (Remember, men can get their hands and feet pampered, too!) Bakery Treats: Chocolates: Books: Florists: Sports Shops: Couples Cooking Classes: Performing Arts Tickets: Restaurants: Jewelry:
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Why not use any day to express your feelings toward a loved one?
- On Patch
Thursday, January 17
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Follow these 10 tips and keep your heart healthy.
Valentine’s Day is all about our hearts, so follow these tips to keep your heart healthy for years to come: 1. Stop Smoking. This is one of the most important changes you can make to improve your health and prolong your life. Smokers are twice as likely to have a myocardial infarction, or heart attack, than non-smokers. The good news is that once you stop smoking, your risk begins to decrease. 2. Exercise Regularly. Exercising 30 minutes most days of the week will improve your overall health, as well as your cardiovascular health. Women who exercise regularly reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease 30 to 40 percent. Additional benefits include improving your quality of life, helping maintain a healthy weight, reducing cholesterol …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Are you looking for ideas for Valentine's Day? Several New Brunswick restaurants and entertainment venues have deals and special offerings
Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and if you're thinking of doing something special or fun with your sweetie, New Brunswick has a number of offerings to fit your budget. Here are just a few of the Valentine's Day promotions in New Brunswick. Qdoba Mexican Grill, 385 George St. The tex-mex eatery is again running it's "BOGO for a Kiss" promotion on Valentine's Day, in which customers can receive a free entree with the purchase of an entree. All they have to do is share a kiss at the time of payment, whether it be with their special someone, a family member, or a friendly stranger (Just be sure to ask them first!). No coupon is needed, and the free entree must be redeemed during your visit. Edo, 68 Easton Ave. This Japanese …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
What's with the hearts and naked winged angels? Who thought up all this stuff?
Valentine's Day instantly brings to mind flowers and chocolates and the color red, all symbolizing romantic love. However, the holiday's namesake wasn't so much of a lover. In fact, very little is known about him at all. According to Tia Kolbaba, associate professor of religion at Rutgers University, who specializes in early Medieval history and the bible's New Testament, Saint Valentine originally did not have any connection to romantic love. A Roman martyr early in Christian history, very little is known about the saint whose name has become synonymous with red roses and chocolate, Kolbaba said. In the late 14th century, the famous author Geoffrey Chaucer connected Saint Valentine's day with the coming of spring and birds mating in a …
Whether you're buying chocolate at the store or hand-dipping fruit yourself at home, it's all in the quality.
- VALENTINE'S DAY GUIDE
- Davy James
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
For many people, any Valentine's Day gift that doesn't include chocolate is no gift at all. So to avoid a hastily purchased last minute box of chocolates at a convenience store, South Brunswick's local experts on all things chocolate have one piece of advice: it's all about the quality. With nearly four decades of experience making chocolate, Confectionately Yours on Route 27 knows quite a bit about turning Valentine's Day into a success story. "Valentine's Day is one of the most fun holidays we have here," said co-owner Mary Gondek. "People line up out the door because they don't know where else to turn." While the family eatery still has an endless variety of sweets to satisfy every chocolate lover's basic Valentine's Day needs, for …
Red and pink may be the traditional Valentine's Day colors, but this year, it's "green" that rules.
Ahh, Valentine's Day. It's sweet. It's romantic. It's ... a giant waste of paper and natural resources. Each year about a billion valentines are sent out. This makes it second only to Christmas for paper consumption. While I will concede that there are many souls out there who would be absolutely crushed if their beloved ignored the opportunity to bestow treats of chocolate and sappy greeting cards upon them, you might be surprised at how open they would be to some "alternative" ideas. Here is a quick lesson in lessening the environmental impact of Valentine's Day. Consider sending an e-card instead of a traditional greeting card to family and friends. If you are one to send a valentine to everyone from your butcher to your old next door …