My husband and I have talked about taking our son over to Catalina for the day but what has always stopped us is the price. The normal price for a round trip ticket on the Catalina Flyer is $69 per person! Let’s do the math $69 x 3 = $207 for a day trip! This may be used for an over night trip or a day trip. This deal is great because you may buy up to 10 (for those of you with a larger family) or if perhaps you want to take some out-of-town relatives. If you purchase this deal you have until December 3, 2012 to use it, so you have plenty of time to plan a trip. The only black out dates are the 4th of July and Labor Day, you could even take your sweetie for Valentine’s Day! The cost is only $34 per ticket, this deal is through Groupon for more information or to purchase click here. Please note over 1,000 have already been sold and there are a limited quantity available.
Friday, January 27
Del Mar Home Improvement Show – Del Mar Fairgrounds. This is a free event and held throughout the weekend Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Don’t forget to stop by the Wheel of Prizes where everyone is a winner! For more information visit the event website here.
Saturday, January 28
Free Crafts for Kids – Lakeshore Learning Centers. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday Lakeshore hosts a FREE craft for kids. To find a Lakeshore nearest you or to find out the craft this week click here.
Chinese New Year & Food Cultural Fair – Downtown, San Diego between Third Ave and J Street. This is a FREE, family friendly event! Come celebrate the 30th annual San Diego Chinese New Year Food and Cultural Fair. This is the year of the Dragon for those of you wondering! For more information on this event click here.
Sunday, January 29
Leo Carrillo Ranch Tour – If you have yet to visit and tour Leo Carrillo Ranch this is a great outing for a family with kids of any age. The tour and entrance are both FREE and guided tours begin at noon and 2 p.m. Note that a tour can take up to two hours so bring anything you may need for smaller children with you. For more information on this visit their website here.
Enjoy a luxurious European Facial and a brow design at Skin Care by Candy in Carlsbad for only $24. This deal is valued over $100 so you are pretty much getting it at 75% off, now that is savings! This is through a new site which I’m excited about because they give you a $5 credit just for signing up! The deal is $29 but drops to $24 after your sign up credit. Skin Care by Candy is located on Carlsbad Village Drive, all of the reviews are amazing, she knows her stuff! For more information or to purchase this deal click here. This would make a great Valentine’s day gift for any woman.
Body Butter anyone? The Body Shop has an amazing deal, pay $10 receive $20 to spend in-store. This deal is with Living Social and 21,000 have already been purchased! Hurry and go here to purchase this deal!
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and a friend and I were talking today about gifts. This is her first Valentine’s day with her guy and she didn’t know what to expect, if anything. I recommended she tell him what she wants, then she won’t be disappointed. Then I mentioned I could maybe “suggest” a few things to him that she would enjoy.
Here is a list of what we came up with, items that are always welcome gifts:
Flowers – Any type of flowers are great, however most women prefer roses on this holiday, specifically red. If you bring her red carnations and think it is the same thing you are sadly mistaken.
Candy – This means chocolate, always chocolate, it also lets us know you don’t think we are fat, and we like that.
Jewelry – Diamonds are a girls best friend, but a nice pair of earrings or a pretty necklace are welcome as well. Think Tiffany’s, there are tons of items at Tiffany’s that cost under $200, and a woman will always remember her first blue box.
Wine – Assuming she is a wine drinker, anything above $20-30 is considered a nice bottle of wine (at least in our house) Do not buy wine that comes in a box, I don’t care what the label says, don’t do it.
Clothing – If you know her style well enough this is a great gift, but if in doubt on size always go too small than too big. Again we like to know you think we are skinny.
A Trip – This is a great gift and it is something you can both enjoy, but this should be you and her only. A romantic weekend trip should not include your friend Billy, or Bob or Billy-Bob.
Spa Day – Anything pamper related we will enjoy, a manicure, pedicure or a spa treatment of any kind. Do not buy her a weight-loss wrap or anything that says weight-loss, in your eyes she is a supermodel, remember?
Tools – Any type of tool even if it is pink is not an acceptable gift. My father gave my mother a fire extinguisher for their first anniversary, its been 40 years and he still hasn’t lived it down.
Kitchen Items - Although we want it, need it and even ask for it, it is not romantic in any way. It also just reminds us of cooking dinner, clean the dishes, then doing it all over the next day. Save this for a surprise Thursday gift, we like surprises and gifts.
Gift Certificates – This is a hard one, I personally enjoy receiving gift certificates because my husband can not pick out clothes for me. However to most women they think this means you don’t know them well enough, so you settled on a gift card. Is that the message that you want to send, that you don’t know her well enough?
Lingerie – This is a gift for men, don’t kid yourself, if we want you to see us in it we will buy it. Enough said.
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Starbucks will start serving beer and wine to select locations in Southern California soon. The menu will also include small cheese plates, hot flatbreads, and other wine worthy snacks. What are your thoughts? Will you stop by Starbucks for a drink after work?
Clarice Turner, the senior vice president of U.S. Operations had this to say “Building an evening day-part is a natural progression for us as we are always looking for ways to evolve and enhance the Starbucks Experience based on what our customers are telling us,” “We’re pleased with the response of our customers to the introduction of wine, beer and premium food at several of our stores in the Pacific Northwest, and we’re excited to see how the idea translates to other markets.”
Starbucks plans to roll out the evening day-part concept only in Atlanta, the Chicago area, Southern California, and the Pacific Northwest. Southern California is supposed to have four to six locations, very interesting, can’t wait to try it out!
Go to the Barista Prima Coffeehouse Facebook page here and ‘Like’ it, then go to the Barista Samples tab on the page. Fill in your information and your samples will be sent to you. That is it, really that easy!
Tiny Prints has the most adorable cards for every occasion, now until 1/25 you may personalize any Valentine’s day card and have it shipped to you for free! Use promo code TPGFREE17A to be entered at checkout. Enjoy!
We love the Lumberyard Tavern & Grill in Encinitas! I was so excited to see this deal because I know we will use it! If you have not tried the Lumberyard Tavern now you can at half off! The deal today is with Juice in the City and it is $10 to receive $20 to spend on food and drinks. Fine Print: Limit one per table. Limit one per person; may purchase 2 additional as gifts. Entire value must be used in one transaction. Excludes tax and gratuity. Cannot be combined with any other discounts, promotions or offers, including Happy Hour prices.