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A Valentine’s Day Dinner Party You Have to See to Believe

Timothy Corrigan's Paris Flat

For regular readers, Timothy Corrigan needs no introduction. Our behind-the-scenes look into a holiday dinner party at his French chateau years ago is still buzzed about; his springtime al fresco lunch gave us total landscaping envy; and his casually elegant Easter brunch gave us a first glimpse into Timothy’s West Coast home. Oh, and as unofficial president of the Timothy Corrigan fan club, I even went so far as to get married at his Loire Valley property last year… now that’s dedication. I’ve always known that Timothy and I were kindred spirits, but today’s story makes it official. There’s no holiday that I love more than Valentine’s Day, and it turns out that our favorite francophile interior designer feels the same way. How’s he celebrating this year? The only way he knows: with close friends around a beautifully set formal dining table, his newly renovated Paris flat a most amorous setting. Ready for some jaw-dropping inspiration? Keep …see the slideshow here

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20 Best Valentine’s Day Movies for the Single Girl

Favorite Valentine's Day Movies | Breakfast at Tiffany's

If Valentine’s Day really was invented solely to torture single people, one might argue that the entire romantic comedy genre is intended to see them through. Having lived through our share of solo February 14ths, everyone in this office knows the power of a feel-good movie when you need it. We put our heads together to come up with our all time favorite Valentine’s Day flicks — movies that make us laugh, feel good, and renew our hope in love. It’s ironic — when you have a boyfriend you’ll rarely get to watch these movies any more. So if you happen to have complete power over the remote control this week, take advantage with one of our twenty favorite films that met our strictest Valentine’s Day requirement: a happy ending.     …see the slideshow here

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All the Restaurants Where You Can Get Free Food and Deals on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and whether that gets you overly hyped up or rolling your eyes, we can all get behind some free food. Below are plenty of eateries with discounts for lovers, and if romance isn’t what you’re after, don’t sweat it—there’s a deal for everyone.

Auntie Anne’s: Downloading the chain’s My Pretzel Perks app will get you a buy one, get one free heart-shaped pretzel in either original or cinnamon sugar. But to get in on the action, customers need to download their app 12 p.m. EST on Feb. 13.

Hooters: When it comes to Valentine’s Day, they’re not playing. If you upload a photo of your ex to their website and then shred it, not only will you get serious satisfaction, but you’ll score yourself buy one, get one 10-piece boneless wings.

TCBY: If you and your sweetheart are craving frozen yogurt, head over to TCBY where they’re doing buy one get one 50% off all day— can’t beat a cheap date.

Halo Top: Calling all New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles residents, you can get a free pint of Halo Top delivered straight to your honey, or you know, straight to yourself, on Feb.14. Postmates Fresh is teaming up with the low-calorie ice cream brand for the promotion and there’s no purchase necessary to get in on it—but act quick, it’s only while supplies last.

Schlotzsky’s: Spend $7 at participating Schlotzsky’s stores and they’ll give you a free bottle of their signature hot sauce in the name of love!

McAlister’s Deli: For guests dining in, kids eat for free (two complimentary kids meals per adult entrée purchased).

White Castle: Nothing says “I love you” quite like sliders and a side of fries.  White Castle is taking reservations for its 27th annual Valentine’s Day dinner. You can snag a reservation on Open Table.

Macaroni Grill: $45 will get you and your date an appetizer, two entrées and a dessert to share. Available Friday Feb. 9 to Wednesday Feb. 14.

WATCH THIS: Learn How To Make XOXO Pancakes for Your Valentine

Dunkin’ Donuts: For a chance to win a sweet trip for two to any city in the U.S. that has the coffee chain, share via Instagram how your friendship or relationship runs on Dunkin’ from Feb. 6 through Feb. 15. Don’t forget to tag #DDLOVECONTEST. Obviously we all can’t be winners, but don’t worry—their famous heart-shaped donuts are also back, so that can be your delicious plan B.

RELATED: 20 Delicious Valentine’s Day Treats to Buy for Your Sweetie

Waffle House: The celebrity-favorite chain known for its ’round-the-clock breakfast menu has a Valentine’s deal too—two entrees, an appetizer and dessert for $25.

Qdoba: The Mexican fast-casual restaurant will give you your choice of a burrito, bowl, quesadilla, tortilla soup or the smokey habanero BBQ brisket, gratis, if you share a kiss with someone at the register. Choose your partner wisely, we’re talking free food here.

Pressed Juicery: Is your Valentine a health guru? Send them a “Valentine’s Day Gram”, which includes a free mini 2 ounce juice. Plus, you’ll get your own free mini juice in strawberry almond, citrus, or charcoal lemonade (redeem in stores only).

Whataburger: You could be one of three couples to win free “date nights for a year” in the burger chain’s Valentine’s Day contest. Post a photo on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram of a Whataburger date night using the hashtag #WhataloveContest now through Feb. 8.

Bojangles’ Famous Chicken ‘n Biscuits: Stop by to buy a heart-shaped Bo-Berry biscuit for your honey—now through Feb. 14 at participating locations. The treats are baked with berries inside and topped with vanilla icing. Plus, you can make cute (and free) customized e-cards on their site.

Chuck E. Cheese’s: If you head over to the family-friendly chain on either of the two days leading up to Valentine’s Day—Feb. 12 and Feb. 13— you’ll find yourself gifted one free brownie square (per guest) from 6 to 8 p.m.

Jack in the Box: The hamburger franchise is here to relieve your V-Day blues. On Feb. 14, if you tweet a taco emoji and a telephone emoji to @JackBoxon Twitter (instead of your texting your ex), Jack will respond with not only words of encouragement but a code to redeem free delivery with Doordash on any of your favorite indulgent menu items. Keep in mind this is all first come, first serve for the first 500 people to tweet them. You’ll also need to spent a $10 minimum on food or beverage—but that shouldn’t be too difficult when there are both curly fries AND churros on the menu.

13 Unexpected Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day

13 Unexpected Date Ideas for Valentine's Day

*image source When the second week of February rolls around each year, Adam and I inevitably look at each other a little bewildered and ask “So… what should we do for Valentine’s Day?” As much as we love going out to dinner, nice restaurants can feel a little cheesy (not to mention crowded and overpriced) on this day of the year, so I’m always on the hunt for unexpected date ideas that will still feel romantic and special. I remember the first year we celebrated Valentine’s Day as a couple, we cooked a really fancy dinner at Adam’s place complete with steak and chocolate soufflés, and it was so memorable that we’ve tried to do something outside the box every year since. Whether you’re coupled up or single (gather your favorite girls!), keep scrolling for 13 unique ideas that will ensure your Valentine’s Day is actually fun, with no clichés in …see the slideshow here

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