Tulipmania opens at Pier 39 in San Francisco

Tulipmania
will transform Pier 39 into a floral wonderland in San Francisco from Feb. 18-25. Thousands of tulips
and other whimsical floral displays adorn both levels of Pier 39′s
bayside location.

Garden buffs are encouraged to take a free Tulipmania
tour, guided by one of Pier 39′s landscaping pros. Tours are at 10 a.m.
daily beginning at the Entrance Plaza.

After each tour, participants are
invited to enjoy complimentary coffee, Biscoff cookies and other
refreshments at Fog Harbor Fish House. For information visit
www.pier39.com or call 415-705-5500.

Maison 140 plans singles event for Valentine’s Day

Why
should couples get to have all of the fun on Valentine’s Day? Nothing is
sexier than a little mystery, so if you’re a single guy or girl looking
to meet that special someone, head to Bar Noir
at Maison 140 next Tuesday for a Masquerade Themed Valentine’s
Day Singles Event.

 

Tucked
into the lobby of Maison 140, a luxurious hotel in the heart of Beverly Hills,
lies Bar Noir, a dimly lit bar decorated with a rich, romantic palette of
crimson, black and white.

Beginning at 7:30 on the 14th, Matthew
Haze, jazz musician who has played with the likes of Lady Gaga, will play for
the mingling singles as they are offered complimentary snacks and light bites,
as well as stimulating cocktails poured from an ice sculpture

 

Admission
to this event is free. Bar Noir is located at 140 Lasky Drive in Beverly
Hills. We hope you find your match!

Planning for Valentine’s Day in Los Angeles

The most romantic day of the year is a few weeks away, so it’s
time to start planning the perfect passionate evening for two!  Those looking
to wow their significant other on Valentine’s Day should look at Oliverio
at the Avalon Beverly Hills, or
Whist at
the Viceroy Santa Monica, two of
the top dining destinations in Southern California.
  

 Couples that choose to dine at Oliverio, a modern Italian restaurant utilizing seasonal
local ingredients, or Whist, a
Mediterranean restaurant with a contemporary twist between Feb. 10-14 will be wowed by the enchanting dishes executive chefs Mirko Paderno (Oliverio) and Tony DiSalvo
(Whist) have put together.

These
sophisticated, decadent Valentine’s Day menus (below) feature delicious,
mouth-watering confections like Homemade
Garganelli Pasta
, Roasted
Caribbean Lobster Tail
, Akaushi
Rib Eye
, and a Chocolate Tasting
for Two.

 For guests looking to turn Valentine’s Day into an
overnight affair, the Avalon Beverly Hill’s
is offering a romantic Penthouse Package
for couples, which includes overnight accommodations in the
luxurious Avalon Penthouse, in-room champagne and strawberries upon arrival,
dinner for two at Oliverio for the Valentine’s menu, in-room breakfast
and complimentary overnight parking. 

Rate is $1,200 per couple and bookings
are available online at www.avalonbeverlyhills.com
from Friday, Feb. 10-14.