Valentine Gift Guide

14th February – Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to remind one another of the love and companionship you share. We’re all busy people with stresses of work and family responsibilities, but Valentine’s Day gives you both the chance to do things differently for a day. A day for love, laughter and joy.

Go with tradition

It is a tradition to give romantic gifts on Valentine’s Day to your special love. Women in particular expect compliments, declarations of love and for some, proposals! Each can gift to the other a Valentine’s Day card with a letter of love written from the heart, sharing love, giving thanks and making a commitment to a happy future together. This may be more precious than any gift, but a heart pendant, jewelry box or flowers are a romantic Valentine’s present if you want to keep it simple. If you’ve left your gift purchase to the very last minute and have missed all the delivery dates for online shopping, then head down to the local mall and choose a bunch of flowers, a heart-shaped box of chocolates or a cuddly toy covered in hearts from the Valentine’s Day aisle. Add a bottle of wine too. This may seem a bit cheesy or lacking in imagination by some, but combined with words of love written from the heart on nice paper or paper scented with your cologne or perfume, you know they will love you for the effort you have made.

Flowers for him and her

Flowers are not just for women. A single red rose or dozen red-rose bouquet or a red rose flower arrangement will be met with smiles as they symbolise love and passion. If you want to be unique, send a bouquet of white roses that represent the sincerity and purity of your feelings. Or sunflowers that symbolize adoration, loyalty and longevity. Send flowers as a surprise to their workplace.

Bring on the bling

Your man may like his bling. You can gift him a gold chain or a chunky silver bracelet chain if that suits his style. Whilst the saying states that “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend” remember they are a boy’s too, so consider a diamond themed tie pin or cuff-links. Earrings for pierced and non- pierced ears have smaller, lesser quality diamonds than rings as they are not usually seen up close. If your man doesn’t wear jewelry, a classic watch to remind him to make time for you is a lovely gift. Or you might like to go for the personal touch with a monogrammed necklace with his initial and for her a locket engraved with both your initials.

Time out together

Maybe your girl would like to break with tradition and take care of everything to celebrate Valentine’s Day, so the man’s responsibility is to enjoy the loving and to be loving. Whoever plans the day you spend together, remember it starts when you wake up so don’t forget to say “Happy Valentine’s Day”. Make an effort to look good and tell her she’s beautiful from the inside out. If your man doesn’t notice the effort you’ve made, it’s probably because he thinks you are beautiful all the time.

Come dine with melovelove

Whoever is taking care of plans for the Valentine’s Day celebration add a surprise element that you know your partner will love. If you have arranged to meet up after work to go to a movie, surprise them by meeting up at lunchtime with their favorite food as well. Give your loved one a formal invitation with a simple “spend the day/evening with me” message that adds mystery to the day. Remember to let them know the dress code if you’re going to be surprising them with a white-water rafting experience or other event that needs a particular set of clothes. You may want to take a walk at your favorite beauty spot where you can look up at the stars and talk about your future. End the day with a romantic meal at home that you have prepared earlier or bought in. Light some scented candles, play some music that has meaning for you both on a pre-prepared play-list. Strawberries in chocolate or chocolate truffles with a hint of ginger to get the juices going are an ideal Valentine Day treat.

Love, love, love

Share a bath with your lover. Have candles and your favorite bottle of wine. Head for the bedroom with roses in a vase to scent the room and massage oils ready for use. Allow her to slip into new lingerie that she has bought for his benefit. Be spontaneous, surprise with a striptease, use a blind-fold or body paint. The scent of your partner’s bare skin on its own may be the best aphrodisiac.

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The 5 Latin American Wedding Traditions

Do you love watching Latin American movies? Latin American tradition goes a long way, and their weddings is one of the best places that you can ever possibly be at! And when it comes to knowing about there wedding affairs and traditions, movies are one of the best places to find out all that you wish to know about any specific wedding tradition.

The 5 Latin American Wedding Traditions

Here are some of the most unique Latin-American wedding traditions as seen in the movies which are also performed in real life!

Distributing Capias

Being shown very well in the movies, it is a Latin-American tradition to distribute special wedding favors to all the guests known as Capias. They are detailed ribbons which have the name of the newlyweds and their wedding date on it and are saved by the guest’s years after the wedding functions are over. They are beautiful, personalized and adorable party favors made in an array of colors.

Las Arras

Being a symbolic and important tradition, this tradition requires the groom and the bride to each take one half of the 13 gold wedding coins. The number 13 has been attributed to the 12 apostles and Lord Jesus according to catholic weddings. This tradition also represents the newlyweds unity and the groom’s promise to take care and provide for the bride and his family.

Serving breakfast

Latin-American weddings are known to start late, generally after 9 pm and continue almost all night long especially due to the lengthy ceremony which it entails. This is why it is a wedding tradition to serve breakfast to all the wedding guests after they have had a long night of dancing and drinking and enjoying the wedding. One food item that you will surely find in such a breakfast is churros!

Skip the engagement ring

Do you really love the engagement ring? Well, another customary wedding tradition amongst Latin-American people is to skip the engagement ring totally! The woman and the man exchange wedding bands instead which is worn by both of them on their right hand till the wedding day. After being pronounced man and wife, the bands are switched by them both to their left hand.

Lazo Cord, symbol of unity

Once again, being well depicted in the movies, you will notice that the newlywed couple uses a large rosary for their lazo chord which is a symbol of lifetime unity between them. Once the vows are made, one of the family members wraps the rosary around the couple while forming a figure-of-eight shape with it.


This is the most popular wedding tradition commonly seen in several movies. Mariachis or a festive serenade adorn the traditional wedding where a live band plays music during the wedding reception. A Latin-American wedding is simply incomplete without the proper music.

Eating cake

It is a popular wedding tradition for all the bride’s single friends to hover around the wedding cake and pull out a ribbon from it. Out of all the ribbons attached to the pastry, one of them is also attached to a ring within the cake and the girl who pulls out the lucky ribbon is the next one to get married!

Which of these traditions is your favorite one? Let us know!

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The Latino film festival NYC

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Film is part of the best art of creativity when it comes to entertainment. The Latino film festival NYC is the most enjoyable and a festival that anyone would aspire to attend. The Latino film festival NYC tends to showcase the best film makers who are established in the field of film making. The festival entails film makers from a number of countries which are Mexico, U.S and Latin. In addition there are representatives from different industries and the festival includes prizes and awards for any appealing work done.

The Latino film festival NYC 2015 fished the best movies in the year which were finally awarded. Some of the recognized movies 2015 were the “Me and Earl and the dying girl “by AlfonsoThe Latino film festival Gomez Rejon who was the victor and received the jury grand prize. Well, at the same time Brazil’s Oscar film “The second mother “emerged the best and took home the special prize in the competition. The very important Latino film festival NYC is highly recognized for the great competition and awards given during the festival.

The Latino film festival 2016 is the most awaited for the great showcase of film artists. The festival is the most recent and it is packed with great surprises which include cash, trophies and plenty more. The festival pioneers will distinguish the best movies to show and the movies must meet the requirements provided. Just to mention one requirement: it should have been done after January 1 2014. The festival normally takes place for seventeen days. The main venue for the festival is the Swanky Alice Tally hall.
The Latino film festival 2The best movies for 2016 shall be showcased depending on their creativity and innovation that will enable them to meet the requirements of achieving the best wards. Stay tuned to meet the 2016 dates.

It’s a show case of both creativity and entertainment.

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