Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Looking for that perfect song to set the mood tonight? Look no further!
Is there anything more romantic and heart wrenching than watching Llyod Dobler (John Cusak) in a trench coat holding up a boom box outside Diane Court’s (Ione Sky) window, as Peter Gabriel’s unforgettable ballad “In Your Eyes” sails through the night? If you’re still looking for that special song to capture your true love’s heart, it doesn’t get much more romantic that. Not a Say Anything fan? Never fear! After scouring the lists upon lists, Patch tracked down the ultimate love song guide at Nerve.com. With the help of bloggers, DJs, critics, and musicians alike, Nerve.com has crafted a list of the Top 50 Love songs of all time to help you set the mood for a special night with your Valentine’s Day darling. Here are some of the highlights: …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Flower shops everywhere are bustling with last-minute orders, and florists say that despite the unusual orders, roses are still the most-requested flower on Valentine's Day.
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Feb. 14, 2012. Stan Lapinksi moves quickly around the large table beind the register at Rekemeier's Florist on North Avenue. In minutes, he transforms an empty basket, a piece of green foam and a few loose flowers into an arrangement that looks like it took hours to create. But Lapinksi doesn't have hours to spend on bouquets and centerpieces. It's the day before Valentine's Day and the flower shop is bustling with activity. Several customers wait in line to pick up their orders, while behind the counter, the phone rings nonstop as people call in their requests. Lapinksi and his boss, shop owner Jack Rekemeier, maneuver around each other in a way that almost seems choreographed. Together…
Monday, February 11, 2013
You know what? Sometimes, finding love is really funny.
- VALENTINE'S DAY GUIDE
Monday, February 11
Who says Valentine’s Day needs to be all love and flowers? Let’s face it Cranford, sometimes, love doesn’t exactly work out as planned. Whether it’s bad dates or a good intention that led to a bad outcome — like arranging a skiing trip and breaking your leg on the trip, or buying a gift that triggered your boyfriend's allergies — everyone has stories about trying to find, impress or keep “the one.” Some of those stories are pretty hilarious — in hindsight, of course. That’s why Cranford Patch wants to hear our residents’ bad, unfortunate or funny stories from past dates, break-ups or attempts to impress their significant other. We'll feature the stories as part of our Valentines coverage — hey, it really isn't all love and flowers — that …