According to a number of leading authorities on the matter, it’s either a many splendored thing (Engelbert Humperdinck), it conquers all (Virgil) or it’s a temporary insanity curable by marriage (Ambrose Bierce). Take your pick!
Wherever you fall along the lines of love, there’s no ignoring it today. With Valentine’s Day here, Cupid’s arrows are zinging through the air to deliver little tokens of affection to love birds everywhere. You’re ready, right? No?
Well, that’s the thing about love, or at least the purchase of those tokens to express it. Sometimes, it gets postponed. If you’re still searching for a little something to present to your sweetie today, we’ve got a few last-minute suggestions that fit the bill:
I’ve Got You, Babe
A compilation CD of heady love songs and duets featuring classic and contemporary favorites, from Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong doing “Dream a Little Dream of Me” to Robert Plant and Alison Krauss with “Stick with Me Baby.” And, of course, the title duet from Sonny and Cher! Available at on Broadway for $12.95.
Open until 10 p.m.
Mmm, Ice Cream
Nothing says “I love you” like a pint of taste-tempting ice cream to share. Even better when it’s homemade, like the watermelon, lime and mango ice creams from . Sixteen-ounce containers are just $4.99 and 32-ounce containers are $6.99.
Open until 8:30 p.m.
The Couple That Grooms Together
Kathy Young, assistant manager at on Lemon Grove Avenue, says several men have already called the story today in search of ceramic flat irons for their sweeties. Apparently the styling tool is in hot demand. Empire stocks a variety, including HAI, Babyliss and CHI—and they’re all on sale. The HAI flat iron is going for $174.88.
From brushes to salon products to blow dryers, Empire has just what the well-groomed couple needs. Look for pink sale signs for Valentine’s Day savings.
Open until 6:30 p.m.
One Stop Shopping—And Open Late!
on Lemon Grove Avenue is “Valentine’s Central” with a large display of chocolates, sparkling wines and flowers. They are also hand dipping strawberries in chocolate for $2.49 each. There are still plenty of greeting cards with sweet sentiments and a variety of scented lotions, votive candles and energy-boosting vitamins in the Natural Living department.
Open until 10 p.m.