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Love & Loathing On Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2021
Love & Loathing On Valentine’s Day

If you are less than enthusiastic about Valentine’s Day, you are not alone. There are plenty of people around the world who are either skeptical about the occasion, or who loathe, despise and reject it with abandon. Here’s how Valentine’s Day became the subject of controversy.

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Which Video App Is Best For Virtual Dates?

December 4, 2020
Which Video App Is Best For Virtual Dates?

App-based virtual dates may be social distancing compliant, but they come with other risks to your privacy and security. With so many app choices, which one should you pick?

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Why Apple’s FaceTime Should Be Your Preferred App For Virtual Dates

November 25, 2020
Why Apple’s FaceTime Should Be Your Preferred App For Virtual Dates

With so many video chat apps to choose from, which is your best bet for virtual dates?

Most likely, you’ll be discussing very private and personal things on a date, which can potentially expose you to embarrassing situations. And let’s face it: sometimes you may meet creepy people, particularly if they weren’t introduced to you by a trusted friend (or a professional matchmaker).

Save yourself heartache and trouble and learn about the pros and cons of the various video chat apps, then pick the one that’s best suited to your needs.

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Catch Cocktail Hour: Kirsch, Served With Cheese Fondue

November 21, 2020
Catch Cocktail Hour: Kirsch, Served With Cheese Fondue

As temperatures chill down, it is the perfect time to commune with your special someone and warm up by sipping on Kirsch and dipping crusty bread into a cheese fondue.

Our version is sure to keep your date feeling less stuffed, yet still packed with communal joy and sparks of conversation.

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Mini-Oktoberfest For Two

October 25, 2020
Mini-Oktoberfest For Two

Bavaria’s Oktoberfest season had to be canceled this year, but there is no reason why you can’t make your own Gemütlichkeit at home. See our suggestions for a “Mini-Oktoberfest For Two”!

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Tinto de Verano, Served With Spanish Tapas

October 15, 2020
Tinto de Verano, Served With Spanish Tapas

As the heat waves are coming to an end, but the COVID crisis continues, let’s bring home a refreshment from Spain! Cool and refreshing, tinto de verano is a wine based drink of immense popularity in Spain. The term literally means, “red wine of summer”.

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How To Make Cocktail Hour A Self Care Ritual

August 28, 2020
How To Make Cocktail Hour A Self Care Ritual

Learn how reviving the old tradition of cocktail hour can help you unwind and reconnect with your loved ones.

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Let’s Bring Back Cocktail Hour!

August 16, 2020
Let’s Bring Back Cocktail Hour!

Are you working from home these days? Have you noticed how work time and private time are blending together? How the whole day feels like a long succession of “must dos” without much of a break?

Let’s bring back an old tradition: Aperitivo, or, in America: Cocktail Hour!

It’s a social self care ritual.

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Memorial Day And Love Lost

May 24, 2020
Memorial Day And Love Lost

This Memorial Day, let’s also consider those whose hopes for love and happiness were crushed and destroyed when war took the love of their life.

Here are a few snippets of heart-wrenching wartime correspondence bearing testimony of the sacrifices made.

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