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4 Ways to Date Yourself

Making time for you is an important practice. Often, we fit everyone else into our crazy schedules, but forget to set aside time for Numero Uno. Allowing yourself to be the priority, and creating space for self-care, re-energizes your mind, body, and spirit. One way to show yourself some love is to have a selfie-date. […]

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Baby It’s Cold Outside: 5 Winter Date Nights to Warm Up Inside

Dreary winter weather got you down? Or worse, blustery sheets making getting out of the house not worth the risk of slip-n-sliding?  Fret not — bucking down for a lovely winter date night at home is not a punishment.  It can be a fun opportunity, if you want it to be. Let Plum Deluxe get […]

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4 Al Fresco Date Nights for Outdoor Snuggling

With warm summer nights stretching out for the next couple of months, planning dates under a star-filled sky seems like the only sensible thing to do. Here are some fresh-air ideas for you and your sweetie. Head to the Woods There’s something about the smell of pine trees and the crackle of a campfire that […]

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5 Date Nights At Home to Grow A Budding Romance

One of our most popular articles of all-time is our 6 Dates to Grow Your Relationship from a few months ago. But the winter months and darker, dreary days can make it hard to find the motivation to head out for a proper date night. How about planning a date night at home? Sometimes, the best […]

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Ménage á Trois: Chocolate and Wine Pairing with a Twist

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There are some who swear that nothing is more luxurious than letting a bit of chocolate melt on the tongue only to be swished away with a swig of wine. But sadly, not everyone is a believer in chocolate and wine, there are those who swear that they are nothing more than a terminable, incompatible […]

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A Romantic Treat For Two: Strawberry Champagne Cake Recipe

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This feature was brought to you in collaboration with La Marca. Planning for a romantic afternoon or evening for two? It is easy to overcomplicate it when you really only have to worry about two things: something nice to drink and something nice to eat. (Ok, three: clean house before your guest arrives!) If all […]

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A Romantic Weekend Escape to Québec City, Canada’s City of Love

A mixture of stunning architecture, history, delicious cuisine, and a vibrant culture, Québec City provides a romantic view of a life before digital distractions. It is here that one can unplug and escape the stresses of everyday life. Québec City exudes passion, love, excitement. On a snowy day, a walk through the old city is […]

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14 Sweet Valentine Gifts That Will Sour You on Chocolate and Roses

Oh, Valentine’s Day — that holiday of confusing origin. The one time of year when chocolates and red roses are acceptable substitutes for saying, “I love you.” I know you, my dear readers, are tired of it all. For one thing, love is a many-faceted thing and cannot be contained within the single parameter of […]

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I Love You, But I Love Myself More

It’s like being in the front seat of a roller coaster: as you slowly inch your way up to the top, the anticipation builds, your heart is beating faster and faster. There’s no way you’re going to survive this and there you are — reaching the peak; it’s only downhill from here. It’s both terrifying […]

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5 Fab (but Cheesy) Wino Films for Your Next Movie Night

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As the nights get long and dark, I begin to crave more movie nights and relaxing evenings by the fireplace, don’t you? One of my favorite movie night themes is a wine tasting paired with a classic wino movie.   Below I’ve rounded up 5 fab but really cheesy wino fims complete with wine pairing […]

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Simply Elegant Date Night Menu: Butternut Squash Risotto + Salted Chocolate Tart

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This feature was brought to you by Frei Brothers Reserve. Although my current home is Portland, Oregon, I have always said my spiritual home is Amsterdam.  There is just something special about enjoying a glass of wine or hot coffee while looking out over those shimmering waterways, the twinkling lights, and the stretches of corner […]

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Ciao Bella! Surprisingly Sexy Classic Italian Cocktails

If classic Italian cocktails make you think of ill-tempered older gents wearing dark suits and smoking cigars in a soundproofed back room with dramatic overhead lighting, you could be forgiven. But consider that the Italians are professionals when it comes to sexy. Think cars, fashion, food. It’s no real wonder that these favorite libations of […]

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6 Dates to Grow Your Relationship

Anyone who has been in a long-term relationship knows that it is easy to fall into a rut. Weeknights seem to follow the same old routine: come home, have dinner, talk about work, watch some TV, go to bed. After a while, even date nights can start to look a little too cookie-cutter: out to […]

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Fun and Flirty: 3 Ways to Style Your Sundress

One of the most useful services that I provide to my clients is the art of a look book. You may have seen big brands like J.Crew throw around the term “look book” when they release an all-new season of pieces. It’s exactly what it sounds like: it’s a book of looks. The best look […]

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Recipes: 2 Sweet Treats Made with Love (and Biscoff Spread)

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Today’s feature is brought to you by Biscoff. Raise your hand if you think European snacks are better than the rest. Ok, you can put your hands down now. When I lived in Amsterdam, we had so many tasty temptations, from scrumptious mini-quiches to lovely little desserts. One ingredient that I’ve always missed from the […]

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Lessons Learned from Life in an Italian Piazza

Have you wondered if today’s teenagers engaging in marathon texting sessions ever speak to each other? Or if people out to dinner have conversations? It seems that texting, emailing, and checking phones constantly has become the norm — and that the art of connecting in person is becoming a thing of the past. But there […]

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From Coffee to Cocktails: Dapper Ways to Accessorize that Crisp White Shirt

The white button-down shirt: It’s a classic that can take you anywhere, from casual coffee with friends to client meetings to a fancy dinner date. With the right accessories, you can change your look to match the occasion — and your personality. The Boys Are Back… in White Most men have at least one or […]

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Be Bubbly! 3 Trendy Twists on Champagne & Sparkling Wine Cocktails

Nothing sets a mood like a chilled glass of sparkling wine. Sparkling wines can easily elevate any occasion or turn a moment romantic, as well as whet your appetite before dinner. If you’re looking for a few unexpected twists to liven up your bubbly, look no further. Let’s explore three new ways to create or […]

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Romanticizing the Home: A Handy Guide for Practical Romance

I fancy a dozen roses or a bubble bath as much as the next girl, but when it comes to romance at home, nothing sets my heart aflutter quite like my man doing the dishes or bringing me a cup of tea first thing in the morning. Yep, it’s the simple things that make me […]

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5 Steps to Planning the Perfect Surprise Getaway

Surprising a significant other with a romantic getaway can be quite fun and poignant. If you happen to be the one doing all the planning, you should expect to have a deliberate plan of action. To pull off such a tremendous feat without getting caught, you need to keep quiet and have a very low […]

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6 Ideas for Planning the Perfect Night In

Want to have a sumptuous, romantic, spicy, amazing night? You can have a luxuriously fantastic evening right in your own home. Who said a night in couldn’t be a ton of fun? Try these tips and you will be hard-pressed to spend another night waiting outside a nightclub, fighting for a reservation, or spending a […]

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From Bean To Bar: Searching for Artisan Chocolate in America

Chocolate has been a part of our national appetite for more than a hundred years, but not all chocolate is equal. Bean to bar chocolate makers are finding that America craves the rich flavors, natural and organic ingredients, as well as the health benefits that are lost in mass-produced chocolate. The term “from bean to […]

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