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And it's Taco Tuesday too !!!
Valentine’s Day in Canada and the U.S. – by the numbers
Nothing says "I love you" like a cold beer wrapped with a personalized beer-gram. Visit The Sensitive Side of Beer for more printable beer-grams. Happy Valentine's Day!
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(Comes in really handy if you forgot chocolates or flowers)
We had a late breakfast on the Lido Deck, lunch will be in the Normandie Dining Room. Best Valentines Day to date
Are you on the Pride?
Did you mention you were cruising????
Yes and yes.
She received a box of Krispy Kreme V-Day doughnuts, lunch yesterday to beat the crowds and the Adele album off iTunes.
How'd I miss that?? It's cause I've been thinking of my own cruise. It's all about me, you know.
Me, me, me.
Hey Jones, you know if Upstate finds out you're posting while on a cruise with your wife....you'll hear about it!
Gonna try out the new sex swing.
Swing? Hey, men, women, transgender, it's all good. Let us know which was the most fun.
Valentine Day Symbols......
Cupid, the winged and mischievous little angel pierces the hearts of his victims with his bows and arrows. The Greeks called him Eros whereas to the Romans he was known by the name of Cupid, the son of Venus. Cupid is thought to be responsible for people falling in love.
Roses have always been the subject of great importance and a certain hit with the lovers all around the world. Roses symbolize love, compassion, peace, friendship and romance. They are available in various colors, each in turn signifying a different thing. Red for passion, Yellow for friendship and White stands for true love and devotion.
Ribbons and frills
Ribbons and trappings are synonymous with love and romance since time immemorial. These were given to the kings and knights by their beloved ones when they went to battles. Even to this day the ribbons form an important part of auspicious occasions.
Nothing symbolizes love more completely as does the heart. And for a romantic person there is no other symbol as important as heart. Heart signifies the life and if you give your heart to someone it means to handover to her or him one's existence. Heart pierced with arrow forms the most important symbol of Valentines Day.
Love Birds and Doves
The belief that birds find their mates on this special day still continues and today's world is no exception to it. The blue colored birds best signify this belief. It is said that lovebirds can't think of life without their mates. Dove on the other hand signifies purity, humbleness and purity and wholesomeness.
The fashion of sending love knots is traced backed to the Arabic traditions where young Muslim Women in traditional and orthodox households expressed their love and affection via the medium of love knots. These women used to sent their love messages to their beloved one's woven in the knots of a carpet. The concept of love knots continues to exist even to this day.
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February 15th was the date of the Roman festival of Lupercalia - where young men held a lottery to decide which girl would be theirs.
During Medieval times, girls ate unusual foods on St. Valentine's Day to have a dream of their future husband.
In the middle Ages, people believed that the first unmarried person of the opposite sex you met on the morning of St. Valentine's Day would become your spouse.
In the middle of the 17th century even married people took a Valentine - not always their legal other half!
Alexander Graham Bell applied for his patent on the telephone, on the Valentine's Day, 1876.
In Wales, love spoons of wood were carved and given as gifts on February 14th. Hearts, keys and keyholes formed the favorite theme of decorations on the spoons, which together symbolized- "You unlock my heart!"
It wasn't until 1537 that St. Valentine's Day was declared an official holiday. England's King Henry VIII declared February 14th a holiday in 1537 for the first time.
On February 14, 1779, the natives of Hawaii murdered Captain James Cook the great English explorer and navigator.
Some people believed that if a woman saw a robin-flying overhead on Valentine's Day, it meant she would marry a sailor and if she saw a sparrow, she would marry a poor man and be very happy. If she saw a goldfinch, she would marry a very rich person.
The Taj Mahal at Agra, India is perhaps the most splendid gift of love. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beautiful wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Work on the Taj began in 1634 and continued for almost 22 years. It took the labor of 20,000 workers from all over India and Central Asia.
In England, the Romans, who had taken over the country, had introduced a pagan fertility festival held every February 14. After the Romans left England, Pope Gelsius, who established St. Valentine's Day as a celebration of love in 496 A.D abolished the pagan ritual.
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When I think of love ...
I think of roses and red hearts ...
quiet walks ... and very soft, tranquil music ...
I envision an eagle taking flight on a crisp fall morn ...
the first snowflake in the winter ...
and the sound of the first robin in the spring ...
I envision a glorious sunrise ... a spectacular rainbow ...
and stars brightly shining on a summer night ...
But most of all, I envision you ... your eyes radiating warmth, joy and vibrance ...
and the tender feelings in my heart from your friendly smile. -
Top 10 Romantic Cities
The capital of France, Paris is one of the most romantic cities in the world. From the alluring beauty of nature to the historic appeal of the yester years, the place has it all. The 'City of Light', as Parisians call it, is also known for its literature and fine cuisine. If you are a lover of good wine and fond of desserts, there can not be a better place than Paris. There are numerous tourist attractions in Paris, not to forget Eiffel tower, where you can declare your love to your beloved!!
One of the most romantic cities in the world, Venice proves to be an utmost delight for lovers. Also called the 'Floating City', it promises to offer you unique water landscapes, along with the mystic greenery, and spins a magical yarn for the lovers to dwell in. An irresistible charm that the city exudes along with its perfect ambience is a major turn-on for any couple.
Are you ready to explore the best of nature? San Francisco is sure to provide something to match to the liking of all. The glorious greens of the Golden Green Park, the breezy stroll at the waterfront or the exciting ride at the colorful wooden cable car, the options are too many for the love birds to explore. It is the ultimate destination for a couple to revel in the natural beauty and have a great time!
Boston is the seat or the cultural center of the entire New England region. While the city has a rich and affluent historic significance, it also exudes the ambience of the present generation. Boston looks extremely beautiful in the snow and winter is the right time for a couple to go there, when the cold is enough to make you want to snuggle and remain close to each other.
Whether it�s proclaiming your love at the top of the Empire State Building or exploring the city in a luxurious carriage ride or even touring the Statue of Liberty, New York rightly poses to be one of the most romantic cities in the world. From historic landmarks to Broadway theaters to hundreds of museums, the city has it all for lovers to take pleasure in.
Enthralling and ever-lasting, Vienna is sure to be a delightful destination for a couple. From the serene sunset spots to trendy love nests, you have a range of romantic options to impress your other half with. Get carried away with the romance of the place and make the holiday special for your partner.
There is something in the air of New Orleans that makes the place so romantic for a couple. While cruising in the ship or watching the city drift by from the deck of a riverboat are pure embodiments of romance, riding through a carriage in the arms of your lover, crossing the French effigy, is not far behind. The place is a beauty for lovers to spend their vacation in.
Attractive and appealing, Monte-Carlo strikes just the right chord of romantic essence that lovers dwell in. The city is beautiful with its breathtaking landscapes and idyllic beaches. The extension of Monte-Carlo into rock and sea will gives you the perfect opportunity to spend some tranquil moments with your better half.
Rated as one of the most happening place in the world, London is a great city to let romance take over. From the castles to the churches, palaces to the cathedrals, ancient museums to lovely beaches, London has everything to bring you into the most romantic mood.
Melbourne is the perfect place to bask in the glory of love. A mystical quality that is attached to the city lends it the tag of being one of the top romantic cities in the world. The ambience of the city is great and is sure to extend a flame of emotions and passions in your love life.
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Top 10 Romantic Gifts......
A single red rose
A romantic getaway
Homemade heart-shaped cake
Wine and chocolate
A bouquet of favorite flowers
Personalize romance novel
Perfumes Photo memory book
Top 10 Romantic Movies
Gone With the Wind
An incomparable movie till date - �Gone With the Wind is at par with the highest levels of romance and can never be outclassed by any other movie. Starring Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland, Hattie McDaniel and Butterfly McQueen, the movie is set amidst the backdrop of the civil war and it�s after effects. This classic film recounts the love between Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh) and Rhett Butler (Clark Gable), during the American civil war.
Breakfast at Tiffany's
An overlook at the singles living in New York City, 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' revolves around Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) and her neighbor, Paul Varjak (George Peppard), a struggling writer. While Holly walks with an air of sophistication and a profile of a chic female in public, she changes completely back home. Her target is to marry a wealthy man, but her heart is always swept away by Paul, a person who does not fit her criteria. It is only at the end that she realizes how much she loves the not-so-rich writer.
An Officer and A Gentleman
'An Officer and A Gentleman' is not a totally lovey-dovey movie. It also focuses on the less discussed factors of life, like deception, dissolution, inner strength, grief and determination. The story basically revolves around a man who is determined to change himself. While he enrolls into an Officer Candidate training, he falls in love with a factory worker. Though he tries to shun his feelings, love wins over at the end. The movie stars Richard Gere, Debra Winger, David Keith, Lisa Blount and Louis Gossett Jr as its main characters.
Romeo & Juliet
An interpretation of William Shakespeares novel �Romeo & Juliet, the movie stars Olivia Hussey, Leonard Whiting, Milo O'Shea, Michael York, & John McEnery. The story revolves around two families of Verona - the Montagues and the Capulets and their hatred towards each other. However, love seeps into the hearts of the younger generation of the family - Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet. Though both love each other immensely, their families never approve of their love. In the end, they die in each other arms.
A classic movie, 'Casablanca' brings across a love triangle. The movie stars Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid and Claude Rains. Set amidst World War II, the story is about Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), an ex-lover of Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman). After a long separation, he meets her again, but she is accompanied by her husband, Victor Laszlo. Though still in love with her, he helps her and her European husband to return back to the safety of their land.
A tale of love and romance, 'Love Story' is all about the sacrifices lovers make in order to come out successfully against all odds. A Harvard law student falls in love with a music wonk and they marry each other. The couple starts their life from scratch, only to discover that one of them is dying. The main characters in the movie have been played by Ali MacGraw, Ryan O'Neal, John Marley and Ray Milland.
An Affair to Remember
Starring Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Richard Denning and Neva Patterson, 'An Affair to Remember' is a movie about unconditional love. Grant and Kerr are engaged to different people, but when the two meet on a cruise ship, they strike a chord instantly. They fall in love and plan to meet each other at New Year�s Eve at the Empire State building. However, tragedy strikes one of them and they do not meet each other. Nonetheless, at the end, they unite beating all odds.
When Harry Met Sally
A movie about relationships - When Harry Met Sally is a story about two people who gradually climb the ladder of relationship. From being mere acquaintance to friends to partners, they go a journey that has been lovingly portrayed in the film. It is their search for love which brings the two close to each other. Values like respect and mutual trust have been placed on high regards in the movie, which stars Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher and Bruno Kirby.
Who can forget the famous dialogue by Tom Cruise You complete me? 'Jerry MaGuire' is set amidst the backdrop of sports. The cheesiness of most romantic movies eludes it, as it is all about Jerry Maguire (a sports agent) who realizes the importance of the woman in his life Dorothy (Rene Zellweger). She completes the picture of his life. The movie has Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., Ren�e Zellweger, Kelly Preston, Jerry O'Connell, Jay Mohr and Bonnie Hunt as its actors.
My Fair Lady
'My Fair Lady' stars Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison and Stanley Holloway Wilfrid Hyde-White. The story of My Fair Lady revolves around Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn), an unrefined flower woman, who is transformed into a respectable �lady�, by Professor Higgins (Rex Harrison). In the process, Higgins falls in love with Eliza, but realizes it only when he loses her.
There are many other movies that should be on that list before Jerry Maguire.
"You complete me" is both memorable and classic.....not to mention sexy !!
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