Romance in East County

Romance in East County

HAWK WATCH WINERY SERVES UP VALENTINE DESSERT AND WINE PAIRING FEB. 14 - 15

 

February 4, 2015 (Warner Springs) – What could be more romantic than chocolate and wine? 

Hawk Watch Winery invites you to a special Valentine Dessert and Wine pairing on February 14 and 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m..  The winery will be releasing its new 2012 Syrah paired with a dark chocolate raspberry syrah mousse.

OPERA AND ART AT SALERNO WINERY

 

February 6, 2015 (Ramona) – Treat your sweetheart to an afternoon of opera, art and wine at Salerno Winery in Ramona. Each Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m., savor operatic performances by Jorge D’Soria, a gifted tenor who sings in six languages, and Salvador Padilla, a brilliant baritone who has performed around the world and won numerous awards for his vocal talent.

You can also stroll through a sculpture garden that includes many sensual creations, enjoy authentic Italian-style pizza hot out of a brick oven, sample cheeses, Caprese trays, salad and fresh-baked bread to go with your favorite wine.

MOST ROMANTIC VALENTINE RETREATS IN EAST COUNTY

 

By Miriam Raftery

February 2, 2015 (San Diego’s East County) -- What better way to infuse passion into your relationship than to slip away for a Valentine weekend stay  at one of East County’s romantic inns, cabins or lodges? Or give a getaway gift for later in the year as the perfect way to say”I love you.”

Here are few idyllic places to rejuvenate your spirit with that special someone:

VALENTINES WEEKEND KUMEYAAY LAKES POETRY CAMPOUT AT MISSION TRAILS FEB. 13-15

 

 

February 3, 2015 (San Diego)--San Diego's Mission Trails Regional Park announces a three-day Kumeyaay Lakes Poetry Campout  in February with Poet Jim Moreno--complete with love-themed workshops for romantics at heart.

The Valentines Day Weekend (Feb. 13-15) will blend writing time for beginning to seasoned poets in four structured writing workshops. Star gazing with the San Diego Astronomy Association, a guided nature walk, and a Saturday sunset open mic for camping poets and community at the Kumeyaay Lake amphitheater will be blended with Valentine theme poetry events.

VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER DANCE IN CAMPO FEB. 14

 

 

February 6, 2015 (Campo) – St. Adelaide Parish is holding its Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance February 15 from 5 – 10 p.m. at the Campo Community Center, 976 Sheridan Road, Campo.  The evening will include dinner, dancing, a live auction and raffle.  For dinner, you can feast together on lasagna, salad, bread, beverage and dessert.

Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased by calling 619-569-7567.  The evening is adults only.

A ROMANTIC VALENTINE’S DINNER AT ANDIAMO FEB. 14

 

February 6, 2015 (San Diego) – Andiamo Ristorante Italiano in Tierrasanta is featuring a special four-course prix fix menu on Valentine's Day, February 14th for $45. 

Call 858-277-3501 fpr details or visit www.andiamo-ristorante.com to make reservations.  Andiamo’s is located at 5950 Santo Road, San Diego.

MEDITERRANEO BISTRO AND BAR PLANS VALENTINE'S SPECIAL MENU

 

 

January 27, 2015 (Alpine)--Happy Valentine’s Day! You’re invited to come celebrate the “perfect romantic evening” at Mediterraneo Bistro on Saturday February 14, 2015. Enjoy a Special Menu & extensive wine List on this lovely day.

COME TO THE CABARET: LA MESA CHAMBER'S 7TH ANNUAL SALUTE TO LOCAL HEROES

 

 

January 21, 2015 (La Mesa) - The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce announces its seventh annual Salute To Local Heroes, which will incorporate a Cabaret theme entitled “Come To The Cabaret.”

EAST COUNTY PHOTOGRAPHER'S STAR WARS WEDDING PHOTO GOES VIRAL

 

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

January 17, 2015 (Rancho San Diego)—“This week, an image we shot at a Star Wars themed wedding went viral on Imgur and Reddit and the story has been picked up by many news affiliates across the U.S.,” Rancho San Diego photographer Mark Hills at Unveiled Wedding Photography ( http://www.unveiledwedding.com) told East County Magazine.

SURF AND TURF VALENTINE'S DINNER AT THE COUNTY LINE BBQ

February 8, 2015 (Warner Springs) - Nestled in the mountainous wine region of East County on the boundary of San Diego and Riverside Counties along state route 79, the County Line BBQ is offering a surf and turf special for Valentine's Day, available from 12 noon to 7 p.m.  The owner trained under chefs in Europe, before bringing his culinary talents to East County.Feast your eyes on the menu below:

COUNTY CLERK WELCOMES COUPLES TO VALENTINE’S DAY TRADITION ON THE BAY

 

February 8, 2013 (San Diego)--It’s the most romantic day of the year… and San Diego County Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk, Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., wants to make sure that all romantic couples wishing to “tie the knot” or renew their wedding vows come down to the historical County Administration Center overlooking beautiful San Diego Bay for their wedding ceremony.

“Valentine’s Day wedding ceremony reservations are filling up quickly,” said Ernie Dronenburg. “We are planning on added staff at our downtown location for Valentine’s Day to accommodate all those wanting to be married on this special day. Call right now so we can plan on helping you.”

EL CAJON LIBRARY TO HOST ONLINE DATING CLASS

 
February 7, 2013 (El Cajon)--Looking for love in cyberspace? Just in time for Valentine's Day, the El Cajon Branch Library, 201 E. Douglas Av, will host a class on online dating, Tuesday, February 12, at 6:30 p.m. The free session will cover a wide variety of tips and topics, and is open to those ages 18 and over.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY CLERK SERVED 116 COUPLES ON A “ONCE IN A LIFETIME WEDDING DATE”

December 16, 2012 (San Diego)--This year many couples tied the knot on 12.12.12, a once in a century wedding date. The date is popular across the globe. 12.12.12 is the last of the repeating dates until January 1, 2101 and is also popular because it is an easy date to remember.

Assessor/Recorder/Commissioner of Civil Marriages, Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., announced that all couples that who wished to obtain a wedding license or get married were served on that special day.

WEDDING EXPO WITH FREE REGISTRATION FOR FIRST 50 COUPLES, FREE INVITATIONS, FASHION SHOW & GREAT GIVEAWAYS

 
April 8, 2012 -- La Mesa David’s Bridal & Friar Tux Preferred Wedding Planner, Charisma Events & Consulting (CEC) hosts its first annual Beauty in the Bride wedding expo. The goal is to provide an intimate, elegant experience for the brides and grooms, as well as provide all exhibitors maximum exposure by having only one wedding vendor per category. This is in the effort to relieve stress and pressure that most couples feel after leaving a wedding expo.

SANTEE-BASED COMPANY HELPS BRIDES DECORATE ON A BUDGET

 
February 11, 2012 (Santee)--So you’re engaged! Congrats! Now what? Wedding season is in full swing and brides-to-be and their fiancés are starting the fun yet sometimes overwhelming planning process. It’s no surprise that the budget is usually one of the first items discussed.

ATTENTION FOOD LOVERS: “APHRODESIAC DINNER” COOKED UP BY SYCUAN’S CHEF

 

Plus win an “Ultimate Romance Package” vacation in Sycuan’s Facebook Contest

February 10, 2012 (El Cajon)-- Sycuan Golf and Tennis Resort, is putting on a unique Aphrodisiac themed Valentine's Day dinner, created by Executive Chef Augie Saucedo (formerly of the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club).

BALLS, CLUBS AND LOVE: GOLF TIPS FOR CELEBRATING VALENTINES DAY

 

February 10, 2012 (El Cajon)--Sycuan Golf & Tennis Resort understands ‘golf romance’ and how to treat sweeties to a day on the course…and tagging along.  Can you play your lie?  Know where to park your cart?  Ready to talk it up? After polling our golfers, instructors and staff, here’s the top tips of what to do.

The resort is also offering a special "couple's retreat" for a full weekend of romance on the greens.

VALENTINE'S DAY RECIPES ONLINE

By Mayan Avitable 

February 4, 2012 (La Mesa ) -- If you're looking for Valentine's Day recipes, there should be one or more to your liking on the Internet. Frankly, there are so many you might have a hard time deciding.
 
Let's start with Parent Map. There, you'll find recipes like Red Velvet Whoopie Love, as seen in the picture here. There are 20 recipes for Valentine's Day on this site. Scroll through the 20 pictures below the picture of the red velvet picture to find a recipe to your liking.
 
 

GREAT GOURMET VALENTINE DINNERS TO SAVOR WITH YOUR SWEETHEART


February 4, 2012 (San Diego’s East County) – Satisfy your craving for a romantic night on the town this Valentine’s Day with a delicious dinner for two. Whether your passion is a gourmet repast at a French, Italian or American bistro or a meaty feast slow-smoked at a café on the County line, you’ll find plenty to tempt your taste buds and please your palate in East County. Scroll down for our East County Eater’s recommendations for this year’s best aphrodisiac dinners in our torrid inland region.

ULTIMATE INDULGENCE: ESCONDIDO CHOCOLATE AND SWEETART FESTIVAL FEB. 11

 
By Millicent Arko

 
February 1, 2012 (Escondido)—The Escondido “For the Love of Chocolate and SweetArt”  has my four favorite food groups: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, and chocolate truffles.  Oh—and pairings to provide the perfect wine for every chocolate! This sweet affair will be held Saturday, February 11 from 1-5 p.m. in downtown Escondido—just in time for Valentine’s Day. 

 

VALENTINE ADVENTURES TO DRIVE YOUR SWEETHEART WILD

 
 
By Elena Peña and Miriam Raftery
 
January 31, 2012 (San Diego’s East County)—Looking for something extraordinary to delight your valentine?  We’ve done the legwork to bring you the best of the best—from free salsa lessons to deluxe destinations, you’ll find plenty of delightful discoveries in San Diego’s inland regions. 


What could be more romantic than a vineyard trail ride, jeep journey, or sky sailing adventure for two?  Perhaps an overnight stay at a bed and breakfast on an exotic wildlife sanctuary,  a picnic and boat ride across a secluded lake, a carriage ride at a chocolate festival, or savoring gourmet goodies at a local winery! 

HOW SWEET IT IS: OUR GUIDE TO THE BEST DESSERTS AND CANDY SHOPS IN OUR REGION

By Mia Myklebust

January 27, 2012 (San Diego’s East County) – Looking for something luscious for your special someone?  We promise you’ll love our guide to the most delectable treats in town! Whether you’re seeking candies, cakes, crepes or gelatos, we’ve found an appetizing array of choices.  Or surprise your heart’s delight with a special gift—such as candy-making class or a gourmet chocolate-of-the-month club.

Scroll down for these delicious options, and more "sweet" surprises.

ATTENTION CAMPUS LOVEBIRDS: LOOKING FOR COUPLES WHO MET THEIR SPOUSE AT GROSSMONT COLLEGE


January 13, 2012 -- Grossmont College is looking for former students, faculty and staff members who met their spouses at Grossmont College. The couples who respond to college officials will be invited to attend a free pre-Valentine’s Day reception to be held on Friday, Feb. 10 at the El Cajon campus. The event is one of several the college is planning as part of its year-long 50th anniversary celebration through June 2012. The reception will feature refreshments and live music, including love songs from the past five decades.

WEDDING RESOURCES GUIDE

 East County Magazine’s Guide to vendors for your perfect wedding

 

Note: See our full "Weddings in East County" section with lots more info on getting hitched in East County at this link:  http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/taxonomy/term/3941

GETTING HITCHED IN EAST COUNTY

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creative East County Wedding Venues For Your Dream Ceremony

 

 By Richard Darvas

 

May 9, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) -- How many childhood fantasies stretch into adulthood, relatively unchanged? For many, wedding day is the holy grail of making dreams come true. Yet how many couples opt for a trendy wedding replete with clichés and high-dollar kitsch, only to later regret not choosing to stroll down an unbeaten aisle?  

 

Romance is not manufactured, nor delivered via assembly line. For memories you’ll treasure for a lifetime, why not select an idyllic setting that isn’t cookie cutter? Many betrothed couples are unaware of the serene mountain retreats, lush wineries, country ranches and exotic savannahs in San Diego’s eastern region. Whether your heart’s desire is a grand affair or an intimate occasion, you’ll find a wealth of unique venues for your dream ceremony in East County.

 

Here are our picks for East County's most romantic wedding venues:

DOLLAR-WISE DIVAS: DOES A PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENT MAKE SENSE FOR YOU?

 

 

 

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By Nancy and Dawn Clement

 

June 16, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) –Love and marriage can be beautiful for all concerned, but there are some things to consider when thinking about getting married . We consulted an attorney, Jennifer Hughes, to share some ideas on the subject of prenuptial agreements.

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