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Valentine’s Day in a Pinch

Well, I know she was surprised with that little bauble and that your dinner plans are well in hand…

What’s that you say? You haven’t… couldn’t really…. Hoo Boy, you are down to the wire on this one.

May I make an easy and elegant suggestion? Head down to the local ballet and secure two of the best seats you can afford for tonight. Here in Richmond, the ballet is staging Romeo and Juliet. A little romance for your significant other, a little Renaissance gangland war for you. Be sure to order a bottle of champagne for intermission, bring along a corsage or some roses. After the ballet, since you may not have made dinner reservations, head to the nicest place you frequent the most, trade on your customer in good standing to secure a table in the bar area or even two seats at the bar. Order a light supper, more champagne and something sinfully chocolate-rich for dessert.

It all goes without saying that you will be dressed in your best dark suit, white, French (double) cuffed shirt and beautiful tie.
Carpe Diem. Here’s a little inspiration, pick up a copy of “Indiscreet” with Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant.

Happy St. Valentine’s Day.

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