Valentine’s Day 2016: Nicholas Sparks Style

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What do you do on Valentine’s Day when it’s 21° F but feels like -10 ° F outside and you don’t want your Valentine to get frostbite?

Stay inside with a book or a movie!

Although his personal romantic life may be a bit of a mess right now, Nicholas Sparks is one of the most romantic storytellers of all time. His romances will warm your heart, whether in book form or on the flat screen TV in your living room.

So grab a blanket for two, a bottle of wine and cuddle up with your Valentine, because it’s time to celebrate Valentine’s Day 2016, Nicholas Sparks style. Here are four books and movies by the author that’ll put the sap in sappy romance.

1. The Last Song (2010)
Starring Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth as Ronnie Miller and Will Blakelee.
For those of you who miss the old Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth pre-Gale Hawthorne, this one is a must watch. Animal lovers reading the book or watching on screen will fall in love with the sea turtles they rescue on the beach.

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2. The Longest Ride (2015)
Starring Britt Robertson and Scott Eastwood as Luke Collins and Sophia Danko.
If you love all things rodeo, fine arts, vintage love stories, and city meets country romance, this one’s for you. I dare you not to see Clint Eastwood every time you look at Luke!

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3. A Walk to Remember (2002)
Starring Mandy Moore and Shane West as Jamie Sullivan and Landon Carter.
This one is a tear jerker. Gentlemen, if you’re having trouble figuring out how to ask her dad to let you take her out on a date, pay attention to the scene where Landon asks the reverend the big question.

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4. The Choice (2016)
Starring Teresa Palmer and Benjamin Walker as Gabby Holland and Travis Parker.
Spend some time reading The Choice and take a rain-check on seeing it in theaters. Warning: beware of Travis’ obsessive southern hospitality.

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Have a happy and safe Valentine’s Day 2016!

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Valentine’s Day Dresses in Pantone’s 2016 Colors of the Year

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It’s Wednesday and you still don’t have a clue what to wear for Valentine’s Day on Sunday. Let’s try to not make this a first world problem.

Pantone’s 2016 colors of the year happen to be two romantically charged hues. Many romantic-style rooms are decorated with pink and blue, which are the basic names for Pantone’s 2016 colors Rose Quartz and Serenity.

Here’s some inspiration for your Valentine’s Day 2016 look, a-la-Pantone:

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Left to right:

ASOS, $146.00

Charlotte Russe, $28.99

Venus, $29.00

Maykool, $27.99

BCBGeneration, $118.00

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Left to right:

Tobi, $68.00

Lulu’s, $58.00

Tobi, $66.00

Yoins, $33.95

Oasap, $27.99

Valentine’s Day 2015: Rachel McAdams Style

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When it comes to memorable, cinematic, 21st century romances, Rachel McAdams tends to be quite the lucky lady.

For Valentine’s Day 2015, let’s go on a lovestruck adventure with the Canadian actress, featuring her co-stars Ryan Gosling, Domhnall Gleeson, Channing Tatum and Eric Bana.

1. The Notebook (2004). For the vintage love that always seemed to get away.
Starring Rachel McAdams as Allison “Allie” Hamilton.
Co-star: Ryan Gosling as Noah Calhoun

Based on The Notebook (1996) by Nicholas Sparks.

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2. About Time (2013). For the one who never thought the time was right.
Starring Rachel McAdams as Mary.
Co-star: Domhnall Gleeson as Tim

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3. The Vow (2012). For the memories.
Starring Rachel McAdams as Paige Collins.
Co-star: Channing Tatum as Leo Collins

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4. The Time Traveler’s Wife (2009). For the one who can promise you the world when life has no guarantee.
Starring Rachel McAdams as Clare DeTamble (née Abshire).
Co-star: Eric Bana as Henry DeTamble

Based on The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.

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Have a happy, safe, and cinematic Valentine’s Day 2015. 

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Romantic Songs for Valentine’s Day

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With the terrible snow storm that’s currently brewing in the Northeast, Valentine’s Day plans aren’t looking too swell.

However, couples can have a nice candlelight dinner at home with a romantic playlist in the background.

Even if you don’t have a Valentine this year, you can still enjoy some of the most sappy romantic songs on this playlist.

Here are 14 songs to celebrate with on February 14th, and the most romantic lyric from each:

1. Edge of Desire, John Mayer
“Young and full of running, all the way to the edge of desire…”

2. Sweet Disposition, Temper Trap
“Songs of desperation / I played them for you.”

3. Reunion, M83
(Bridge)
My body is like a lightning rod
Capsize me and douse me in your bay
A shiver of want, always
When you are on the tip of my tongue
In the back of your parked car
I could build a fort
And play all day
Between your lips and mine
Let’s stay here forever

4. Spectrum, Zedd ft. Matthew Koma
“We’ll run where lights won’t chase us / Hide where love can save us / I will never let you go.”
Check out the Assi Elfassi Remix of “Spectrum” by Zedd ft. Matthew Koma

5. And Counting, LIGHTS
“When I fall asleep I feel you with me. Until I fall asleep and you are with me.”

6. Pieces, Cider Sky
“I’ve never felt oh so bold, so shy, so tell me what you wanna do.”

7. When I Look At You, Miley Cyrus
(Chorus)
You appear just like a dream to me
Just like kaleidoscope colors that cover me
All I need, every breath that I breathe
Don’t you know, you’re beautiful?

8. The Best Thing, Electric Youth
“…And you, are the best thing that’s ever happened to me.”

9. When You Look Me in the Eyes, Jonas Brothers
“I find my paradise / When you look me in the eyes.”

10. Never Gonna Leave This Bed, Maroon 5
“So come here, and never leave this place / Perfection of your face slows me down.”

11. Red Letter, This Condition
(Chorus)
I should tell her that I love her
I need her tonight
That the stars are only second to her beautiful eyes
I want her all for my own
I should tell her.

12. Chasing You, Capital Cities ft. Soseh
“Chasing you. That’s the only thing I want to do.”

13. Teenage Dream, Katy Perry
(Verse 1, Part 2)
Before you met me, I was a wreck
But things were kinda heavy, you brought me to life
Now every February you’ll be my valentine, valentine
Check out the “Teenage Dream” (Official Remix) by Katy Perry

14. All Those Pretty Lights, Andrew Belle
“And there’s a beating in my chest /And it’s seeming to suggest / That before this day is through / It might go my way.”

Have a happy and safe Valentine’s Day 2014!
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