Thursday, February 14, 2013
Local shops to support on Valentine's Day.
Looking for something romantic to give your loved one on Valentine's Day? Stop by these Oakton-area florists for help choosing the single rose or bouquet for her (or his!) dreams. Click these local florist links for location, contact information and more:
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Valentine's Day Wine Recommendations From the Oakton Wine Shop
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Kären Rasmussen and Barb Brehm, both longtime Fairfax County residents, attempted to apply for a marriage license at the Fairfax County Courthouse on Valentine's Day.
Annandale residents Kären Rasmussen and Barb Brehm didn't walk into the Fairfax County Courthouse on Tuesday afternoon with high hopes. They knew Virginia law denies same-sex couples the right to marry and, despite the fact the partners have committed themselves to each other for the past 27 years, Valentine's Day proved no exception. Fairfax Circuit Court Clerk John Frey met Rasmussen and Brehm in the lobby of the courthouse and escorted them to a conference room. The women filled out paperwork necessary to obtain a marriage certificate and Frey provided a letter explaining why state law would not permit him to issue one. "Mr. Frey was incredibly gracious," Brehm said. "That doesn't mean it was wrong to ask and to keep asking." Nearly 300…
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Looking for the perfect gift? Here are a few suggestions.
Valentine’s Day. It’s a holiday that some of us love to hate. Sure, you can chalk it up as an evil marketing scheme devised by the executives at Hallmark and Hershey, but the reality is, if you’re sharing your life with a significant other, there’s no coasting through Feb. 14. Here are a few gift ideas to keep you sailing smoothly. For Him: Take Him Out to the Game You could buy tickets to see an opera at The Kennedy Center, but he’s not going to appreciate that nearly as much as a night watching his favorite team. And D.C. definitely isn’t lacking for sports franchises to choose from. Whether you score him seats to see the Caps, the Nats or the Wizards - you’ll be earning major points. Dine Like a "Top Chef" Judge If your man fantasizes …
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Make your Valentine's Day memorable
Valentine’s Day. You either love it or you hate it. No matter which camp you fall in, though, there’s no avoiding it. So it’s Patch to the rescue! We’ve rounded up a few creative ideas to make your holiday more memorable.