Valentine's Day Feature Package

Jan 30, 2013, 05:05 ET from PR Newswire Association LLC

NEW YORK, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The following feature package is a roundup of feature stories dealing with Valentine's Day and is appropriate for special sections and for general use. 

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Valentine's Day Feature Package

1. Sweeten Up This Valentine's Day With Six Delicious Takes On Red Velvet 

SPARKS, Md., Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Few things show you care more than a treat made with love. Whether saying "xoxo" to family or "be mine" to a new Valentine, there's one dynamite flavor that fits the bill: red velvet. Creating memories in the kitchen with kids is sweeter than ever with six irresistible, velvety red recipes from the flavor experts in the McCormick Kitchens.

2. Investigation Discovery Delivers Bittersweet Valentine's Day Special -- "50 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR LOVER" 

SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Love kills...or, at the least, it sure can hurt, a lot! In an all-new Valentine's Day special, 50 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR LOVER, Investigation Discovery reveals the breakup tactics taken by real people spurned by lousy lovers who feel the sting of Cupid's acid laced arrows. Joining 50 WAYS as host is film and television star Tia Carrere, who has witnessed no small number of dramatic breakups throughout her three decades in Hollywood. Now she turns the camera onto breakup stories that are stranger than any tabloid rumor. And relationship expert to the stars, Dr. Gilda Carle is on hand to shed light on how and why love can go vengeful. Using recreations and interviews with the exes featured, 50 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR LOVER premieres as a one-hour special on Valentine's Day, Thursday, February 14 at 9 PM E/P.

3. Launches a Valentine's Day Sweepstakes to Win Two iPad Minis® 

OLD SAYBROOK, Conn., Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of Valentine's Day, From You Flowers, a nationwide flower delivery service, will be sponsoring the Win Her Over Sweepstakes. Love is in the air and now, not only is From You Flowers the perfect service to shop for Valentine's Day flowers, but the company is also offering their customers a chance to send their Valentine something extra!  Over the course of the contest, entrants have the chance to win four great prizes that their Valentine will be sure to love, most notably, a grand prize of a his and hers mini iPad® set.  It can be hard to find the right Valentine's Day gift and From You Flowers wants to help!

4. Everybody Loves & Hates Valentine's Day With Brad Garrett 

BURBANK, Calif., Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Everybody Loves Raymond's Brad Garrett will be performing his comedy show "Love is Dead" at Flappers Comedy Club at 9pm on Thurs, Feb 14th, tix $29.00.  From appearing on the Tonight Show at age 23 to portraying Ray Romano's sulking older brother on Raymond, Brad excels at finding the humor in his dour and neurotic outlook on life; the show is sure to appeal to people who think Valentine's Day isn't all roses.  For those whose love is still alive, Darren Carter "The Party Starter" brings his zany style and playful irreverence to a romantic comedy show for lovers earlier that night at 7pm.  Tickets for Darren Carter are $99 per couple, and include dinner for two (salad, entree, dessert, unlimited soft drinks), a bottle of wine to share, a rose for the ladies and a condom for the guys.  FLAPPERS BURBANK | 102 East Magnolia Street Burbank CA  91502 | Thurs Feb 14th, 2013 | 7pm Darren Carter | 9pm Brad Garrett | All ages welcome, 18+ preferred.  | FREE Parking at Ashley Furniture and Sears Parking Lots | Full-Service bar and restaurant | 7pm show $99 per couple, tax and gratuity not included. | 9pm show $29 per person + 2 item minimum | | 818-845-9721 |

5. Express Your PEEPSonality™ with PEEPS® Valentine's Day Crafts & Recipes 

BETHLEHEM, Pa., Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Valentine's Day 2013 – This Valentine's Day, PEEPS® fans will be enjoying a delicious assortment of PEEPS® candy and will find themselves using their PEEPS® in a wide range of crafts and recipes. These recipes and other family engaging activities and projects are available at

6. This Valentine's Day, Give The Gift Of Dance 

BOSTON, Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This Valentine's Day, Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Plymouth, Belmont and Dedham are offering a unique opportunity to give a romantic gift with physical and mental health benefits lasting far longer than a box of chocolates: a gift certificate for ballroom dance lessons. Whether you are a new or returning student, the certified dance instructors at Fred Astaire will show you – or you and a partner – how to try something new and enjoy the transformative benefits of dance.

7. CAROLEE Candy Colored Baubles: A Sweet Treat For Valentines 

NEW YORK, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Flower motifs and bright candy colors are the newsmakers in jewelry this Valentine's Day season, according to industry experts. "Luscious pinks, corals and warm topaz colorations are hot right now," says Jill Maier, Vice President of Design at leading fashion jewelry company CAROLEE. "Our collections have an assortment of flower designs in pink enamel and peach and topaz colored stones and also include the season's 'must-have' bib collar necklace. We think they make a great zero-calorie Valentine's gift, or a supplement to candy as a treat for your sweetheart or yourself."

8. This Valentine's Day, give the gift of GUESS Girl, inspired by the sexiest women in fashion   

NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- THINK: The ultimate date-night accessory. WHAT IT IS: A sexy scent inspired by the iconic GUESS Girl style. Little black dress? Check. Sky high heels? Check. Irresistible scent? Check. Sensuous, captivating and fresh, GUESS Girl is an ode to the fashion brand's 30 years of iconic models--and a celebration of bold, beautiful women everywhere. No outfit is complete without the intoxicating fragrance--and no date will ever be the same. Make this Valentine's Day one to remember with the ultimate seduction: GUESS Girl fragrance.

9. Show Your Love With Scents This Valentine's Day 

NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- THINK: Fragrances to fall in love with. WHAT THEY ARE: Sophisticated, sensual scents. This Valentine's Day, skip the ephemeral chocolates and flowers in favor of a gift that will last: fragrance. The perfect way to remind your loved one of your affection every day, fragrance is a personal, unforgettable gift for the season. Whether you choose his and hers scents with SOUL2SOUL by Faith Hill and Tim McGraw or gift her an irresistible fragrance inspired by beauty icons Halle Berry or Heidi Klum, celebrate Valentine's Day the stylish way with scent. Choose from these must-have fragrances of the moment.

10. Celebrate Valentine's Day at Ruth's Chris Steak House 

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 230,000 couples in America will become engaged this Valentine's Day and even more will be celebrating love. Whether you're popping the question or popping corks, Ruth's Chris Steak House is the perfect backdrop.

11. helps singles find true love this Valentine's Day with the "Extreme Profile Makeover" Contest 

RENO, Nev., Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Singles who have made a commitment to not let another year pass without presenting their best self and maximize every opportunity to meet "The One," are invited to enter the "Extreme Profile Makeover" contest. The two winners will receive personal coaching from celebrity love experts, Matthew Hussey (for the female winner) and Jordan Harbinger (for the male winner), a free session with a Nordstrom's personal stylist and $1,000.00 spending allotment for clothes, shoes and personal care.

12. This Valentine's Day, Take the Pain Out of Shopping & Replace it with Pleasure  

OTTAWA, Ontario, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Valentine's Day is the ideal gifting opportunity to show that special someone just how much you love them. But finding the perfect gift year after year can be challenging, especially when you're looking for something you can enjoy together.

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