Friday, February 10, 2012
"The orange lily implies extreme hatred. The begonia and lavender, danger and suspicion . . . every flower has a meaning.” --Leopold (Hugh Jackman) from the movie "Kate and Leopold."
Modern day Americans believe that nothing says “I love you” better than a dozen red roses. But what about the rest of the garden? Do they say something too? 19th century Victorians had a whole dictionary of meanings for each flower and weed that could be gathered into a bouquet. Thankfully, most of these meanings have been forgotten or buying flowers would be a whole lot harder. Patch visited Fenton Flowers to see what flowers are going to be popular gifts this Valentine’s Day. Staff at the florist said that most men are sticking to traditional bouquets of roses and carnations this year. Rose: Red roses haven’t strayed far from their Victorian meaning, as they stood for Respect, Love and Beauty. Pink roses could mean anything from …
Chocolate, dancing, dining and more, it is all here in our fourteen things to do for a romantic Valentine date.
- VALENTINE'S DAY GUIDE
Friday, February 10, 2012
Chocolates, jewelry and flowers are a few of the many traditional ways to express your love and affection for your special someone on Valentine’s Day. A romantic date, on the other hand, takes a lot of thought and planning. For those of you who are searching for romantic date ideas, traditional and unconventional, we have you covered. Just pick from our list of 14 romantic things to do for Valentine’s Day. You and your partner will both remember your special day or night long after the date is over. Related Topics: Art Museum, Benton Park, Fabulous Fox, Fair View Heights, Laumier Sculpture Park, Movie Night, Sidney Street Cafe
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Here’s a baker's dozen ways to say “I Love You” with local gifts from Fenton.
Heart-shaped rib-eye: It's not every day you see a heart-shaped piece of meat, but on Feb. 14 at Jilly's Cafe and Steakhouse, in High Ridge, heart-shaped ribeyes will be on the menu as part of a steak and scampi special, which also includes chocolate covered strawberries. Enjoy the fine dining in one of Jilly's private booths. Reservations are a good idea. The classic gift. You know she wants them, and Fenton Flowers has them. A dozen roses is $69.99 this year, and an extra $10 will get you local delivery. If you just want to pick up a single stem, the cash and carry price is $4.99. This is a family business that takes care of its customers, so they’re happy to do any combination you like, including carnations, so drop on by. Give her the…
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
As Valentine's Day nears, seniors at Bon Vivant adult day care center in Fenton reflect back on the 50, 60, even 70 years they’ve spent with their loved ones.
Charlotte Heale needed a ride home from Sunday school. She was 14 or 15—she can’t remember exactly anymore—and a boy named Tom offered to give her a ride. Her mom was nervous about sending her home with a stranger, but “she said, ‘Well, if he is in Sunday school, than he must be a good man,’” Heale remembers. A few months later, they married. Seventy years later, Heale proudly shows her engagement and wedding rings, rows of diamonds in silver settings. “Look here, these are my diamonds,” she said, proudly jutting out her left hand. (To see the photo, click through our photo gallery above.) “I’ve been wearing this for 70 years.” Heale and other seniors shared their stories with The Fenton-High Ridge Patch at the Bon Vivant Adult Day Club…