For a holiday such as Valentines Day, dont let marketing agencies one-up you. By this, we mean, if you stop at buying chocolate-covered strawberries, a scented candle, the handful of flowers, and/or oysters, they win. Thats where their plan ends and yours should just be beginning. And maybe, just maybe, South Florida fell for this crap too, because we searched and couldnt find any events for the actual day itself that lit us up. So, today, we offer some last-minute shopping spots from two of our fave local haunts.
The independent record store Radio-Active Records in Gateway Shops Plaza, 1930B E. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, is our go-to spot for all our new and used vinyl, CDs, DVDs, normal gadgets record stores carry, needs. Frankly, they keep the place stocked. And, this year, surprise the boyfriend: See his face light up when you suggest a make-out sesh to the new Slayer album. Today's hours are noon to 5 p.m. Call 954-762-9488, or visit radio-active-records.com.
Its the season of sweets, but nothing says I love you quite like combining your sweethearts two favorite things: chocolate and bacon. To the Moon offers quirky combos such as this and plenty of V-Day stocking stuffers. To the Moon Marketplace is located at 2205 Wilton Dr. in Wilton Manors. It's open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Call 954-564-2987, or visit tothemoonmarketplace.com.
But still, if you need an event, hit up the Renaissance Festival. The theme for this weekend is "Romance: Days and Knights of Wine and Roses." After all, there is something downright sexy and dirty about the Ren Fest a place full of beer wenches, drunken people with teeth missing, and swords.
Sun., Feb. 14, noon, 2010