Whether you’re in love, lovelorn or looking, Valentine’s Day pretty much sucks all around. I mean, the pressure! Pressure on him to come up with the perfect date! Pressure on you when all your female co-workers are getting flower deliveries and your desk sits lonely and unadorned! Pressure when asked, “So what did X do for you for Valentine’s?”
Screw the pressure! Get some control. Forward this post to your man ASAP. Subtlety gets you nowhere.
* Forget French cuisine; go with the culture that invented the Kama Sutra!
Restaurant, cafe and art exhibition space ROYAL/T is serving up a specially themed “Royal Indian” Valentine’s Day dinner for one night only. The 10,000 square foot space will be transformed into a rich, multi-sensory experience, with elegant jewel-toned fabrics, low lighting, and an indulgent, sensual meal crafted by Indian-born chef and cookbook author Kaumudi Marathé of Un-Curry.
When: February 14, 2011, from 6 to 10 pm
Where: Royal/T, Culver City, CA, 8910 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
How: Menu items range from $8-30 each (not including tax and gratuity)
* Make her breakfast (and dessert in one fell swoop) in bed.
Pancakes? Red velvet pancakes? Red velvet pancakes in bed???
Jodi, the woman behind the brunch hotspot The Griddle Cafe, is known as the Willy Wonka of breakfast for good reason. I mean, feast your eyes on this baby:
Yeah, so if you want your woman to have the ultimate one-upper when her girlfriends all ask her what she did for Valentine’s, run out and get this pancake mix. You can thank us later.
Jenna Ushowitz of Glee wears one — why not your valentine? Olia’s sterling silver Make Love tag necklace makes such a cute statement.
Well, Olia got so excited about the plug, she’s putting all Valentine’s Day designs on sale. Just use the coupon code OhValentine at checkout to get 15 percent off on any of the items from the My Valentine Collection. My personal favorite is the gold “Kiss Me” heart pendant. Like those old-school candy hearts, but with a modern edge.
(Oh, and if you fancy something else on her site not in the Valentine’s Collection, you still get 10% off with the code YouToo.)
* If you must do lingerie, do it with style.
If our publisher had his way, Audrey’s Night Out would have been one big Victoria’s Secret fashion show. Instead, we featured cute and sassy lingerie from Nancy Yoo’s line Fleur’t. If you have to give your loved one lingerie for Valentine’s (don’t you know that’s really a gift for yourself???), check out some of the sweet and just-sexy-enough designs from Fleur’t.
* And last … star in your own romance novel
Now think of that, but for adults. YourNovel.com turns you and your honey into the stars of your own romantic tale. The company customizes the stories using 25 details about the couple supplied in an online questionnaire.
Now, for some, this may be just cheese. But, hey, so is a hot air balloon ride, but couples still do it. Besides, there are plenty of newly-in-love couples who live for cheese during that first three-month you-can’t-do-no-wrong stage. (You might as well take advantage of just how easy it is to impress her right now; save the really creative gift giving for later, when you really need it.)
At the very least, think how really, really funny it’d be to read it together. I mean, picture it: You, your honey, and blood thirsty vampires. (Yup, they offer a vampire romance novel.) If that doesn’t get the blood pumping, I don’t know what will.
Celebrities are people too, okay? They’re not objects that can be bought or sold on Ebay.
Unless if it’s for a good cause and if it’s just their Twitter alter ego.
Twitchange, the first ever celebrity tweet auction began yesterday, Sept. 15 as Twitter fans can bid for three things: to be followed by their favorite celebrity on Twitter, retweeted, or mentioned by them in a special tweet. All proceeds for the auction will go to benefit aHomeinHaiti.org in finishing rebuilding the Miriam Center, which houses, educates and loves on Haitian children with cerebral palsy, severe autism, and other major life challenges.
The delightful Glee star, Harry Shum Jr. is just one of the celeb Twitterers for sale. Look, free shipping too!
Other celebs that have joined Harry in the auction include SYTYCD dance sensation, @alexdwong, Harry’s Glee costar @ijennaush, and Step Up 3 director @jonmchu.
Bidding begins on the September 15, 2010 and ends on September 25, 2010.
If only receiving attention from Harry on twitter just doesn’t cut it for you, you may get a chance to see him in person-at Audrey’s Night Out 2010!
You have until Thursday, Sept. 16 to get discounted tickets at 20% off! Purchase tickets here:
Are you excited for the Emmy Awards this Sunday? There are a lot of really great shows competing for the coveted award, like Mad Men, Dexter, 30 Rock and Audrey‘s personal favorite, Glee.
And of course, where there are award shows, there are gifting suites going on all week. Check out a shot of Glee‘s Jenna Ushkowitz at the Jacob & Co. Emmy Fine Jewelry Preview earlier this week. She looks hot!
The Korean American star is wearing a Jacob & Co. Diamond Sapphire and Emerald Cuff with a Cabochon Emerald Ring. Will she wear it to the award show?
Asian American actor BooBoo Stewart, who made his big screen debut in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse this summer, also stopped by the jewelry preview. Apparently a big watch collector, Stewart picked out a Jacob & Co. 5 time zone Stainless Steel Mother of Pearl Timepiece.
Nicole Scherzinger of Pussycat Dolls was also there, we hear, talking about her new album due out in the fall. She picked up a rose gold Hamsa (Hand of God) bracelet and a nude-tone form fitting “Marcella” dress by Nicole Young.
JACOB & Co. invited guests to peruse and select pieces from the collection for either their attendance at the prestigious 2010 Emmy ceremony or another impending momentous occasion. JACOB & Co. is a prominent jewelry house that counts Kanye West, Tom Cruise and Alicia Keys as fans.
Are you excited for the Emmy Awards? Who are you rooting for?
Finally! Glee is back!
Season 2 of the cult hit is back on the air tonight on Fox.
Yesterday we republished the story we did on Jenna Ushkowitz, who plays Tina Cohen-Chang on Fox’s hit series. Now get to know the other hot Asian American character in the glee club, Harry Shum, Jr., who plays football player-turned-glee-club-member Mike Chang.
Read our interview with Harry here.
After months of waiting, the second season of Fox’s cult hit Glee is finally here. It’ll be on Fox tomorrow night, April 13.
In fact, it’s been “Gleek Week” all week, with special performances and events all over the Internet, television and in Los Angeles. And don’t forget, you still have a chance to submit an audition video for the Glee open casting call here.
Meanwhile, get to know some of the Asian American castmembers of Glee. Like Jenna Ushkowitz, who plays Tina Cohen-Chang, whom we profiled in our Fall 2009 issue of Audrey Magazine.
In case you missed it, here we excerpt our story on Jenna, written by Janice Jann. Tomorrow keep an eye out for our interview with Harry Shum, Jr.