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Los Angeles Newsletter
February 2004
Vol. IV No. 2


VALENTINE'S DAY: To Love and Be Loved

IN THIS ISSUE
• RESTAURANT SCENE:
Valentine's Day Dining
Opening: Contemporary Comfort at Luce

• FOOD & WINE EVENTS: Chef Appearances & Tastings
WINE: Reconsidering the Oyster
• TRAVEL: Top 10 Romantic Destinations

• HOTEL SCENE: The Lodge at Torrey Pines
• LIFESTYLE: We Caught the Love Bug
• BOOKS: Bootylicious Books
PRODUCTS: California Sunshine Dipped in Chocolate


RESTAURANT SCENE

 



THEME:
Valentine's Day Dining
Dinner à deux? No problem. Consult our select list of fine places to celebrate the perfect Valentine's Day! Remember to reserve early, as tables are going quickly.

NEWS:
Contemporary Comfort at Luce
The opening trend continues with Luce and Oliver Café Lounge. Get all the Los Angeles news.

New & Notable Restaurants
The Whisper Lounge, the latest dining and dallying addition at The Grove, captures the aura of long-gone Hollywood supper clubs.
Here are the latest hot spots.

Cozmo Card
It's quick, easy and convenient, and you save up to 30 percent at local restaurants like Madre’s, Water Grill, i Cugini, Granita and gourmet shops like The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills. Not only that, you can also stretch your money when it comes to yoga, massages, dry cleaning, tune-ups and more!

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FOOD & WINE EVENTS

Editorial: Live and Let Love
In the beginning there was an apple, with which Eve tempted Adam. And so it began: The marriage of food and love and the age-old temptation of food. Love and food make great bedfellows, don't you think?

Chef Appearances & Tastings
See regional, national and worldwide culinary happenings for food and wine aficionados.

Winemaker Dinners
On February 19, The Beverly Hills Hotel is celebrating a winemaker dinner with Niebaum-Coppola Estate Vineyards & Winery in its Polo Lounge private room. Browse all winemaker dinners in and around the city.

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WINE

Reconsidering the Oyster
Oysters have been defined as good for everything from bones and brains, to appetites and sex. And, the wisdom of drinking light, puckery dry white wine with oysters is not so much accepted as assumed—like drinking water from a cup, and eating sashimi with chopsticks...

Wine of the Week
Every week we select a bottle that has caught our attention. Click here to see the latest pick!

Wine News
Get the latest news on the scene.

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TRAVEL

Top 10 Romantic Destinations
America, You're Beautiful... We have not all of a sudden become more patriotic but are celebrating our country's innate splendor from the Florida Keys to the Olympic Peninsula, Mackinac Island and elsewhere... Here are ten wondrous spots in the U.S. that spell awe and amore.

Cupid's Travels
Nothing like a fabulous trip to create fond memories with a loved one. We have selected several romantic travel specials that are absolutely extravagant and involve diamonds, Benzes, massages and roses.

Online Guide California
All you need to know at a glance.

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HOTEL SCENE

The Lodge At Torrey Pines
An homage to the romantic California Craftsman style of the early 1900s.

Top 10 Romantic Hotels

There are the obvious choices. And you don't need us to tell you which they are. Instead, we have selected the road less traveled, from rustic seclusion at Lake Placid to bucolic bliss at Blackberry Farm. Here are the ten most romantic hotels in the U.S.

Hotel Search
Find the perfect lodgings via our Los Angeles Hotel Search and many other locations up and down the coast.

Discount Travel Booking
Gayot.com now offers readers the ability to book travel at low discounted rates. Whether you need to make a hotel reservation, book a flight or rent a car, we help you find the best rates. Click here to start.

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LIFESTYLE

We Caught The Love Bug
With its voluptuous round shape the New Beetle Convertible is sexier than ever before. In fact, we have decided that it is the most romantic car of 2004. Disagree? What other car comes with an integrated flower vase?


Top 10 Romantic Gifts

What makes a gift romantic? That's what we were wondering, too. Sometimes the most obvious choices are also the best. Why not give timeless, proven classics that work? Here's our red-hot wish list!

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BOOKS

Bootylicious Books
Oh, Lover! The Seduction Cookbook is perfect if you're looking to get right to the point, whereas Booty Food is carnal and cerebral. Whatever direction you take, there's plenty to eat along the way.

Also check out:

Table for Two: French Recipes for Romantic Dining
Intercourses: An Aphrodisiac Cookbook

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PRODUCTS

California Sunshine Dipped in Chocolate
Comparte's of California: Gourmet chocolatier and candy maker extraordinaire.

Chocolate Central
Read about our favorite chocolate makers.

Top 10 Romantic Foods
Add a boost to your libido: Aphrodisiacs.

Chocolate Specials
Looking for sweets for your sweetheart?

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