SlowFoodPicnic

date ideas

Slow Food Picnic

The first official day of summer is on Saturday, and there’s no time like the present to plan a romantic alfresco meal. Adopt the philosophy of the Slow Food movement, which counters fast food and fast life, and take time out to indulge in a laid-back picnic. Here’s what to do for this kind of date…

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expecting

Advice For Dads-To-Be

So, you’re gonna be a dad? Congrats! Here’s some sound advice for dads-to-be as they prepare for the greatest, most rewarding role of their lives.

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DoorsOpen

arts

Doors Open

The Doors Open concept is a simple one: buildings of architectural and historical significance, many of which are not normally open to the public, open their doors to visitors for a day or a weekend.

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6WeddingDayTruths

weddings 101

6 Truths About Your Wedding Day

You can look at countless wedding photos online, but it’s hard to know what to expect for your own wedding until the glorious day arrives. Here are six truths about your wedding day that you won’t learn from the pretty pics on Pinterest.

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SpeedyShrimpPenne

food

Speedy Shrimp Penne

Putting a homemade meal on the table during the workweek is no small feat. Thinking about what to make for dinner is about the last thing you want to do after a long day at the office. Which is why this recipe for Michael Smith’s speedy shrimp pasta will become your new best friend.

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DiscussBeforeMarriage

weddings 101

6 Things You Must Discuss Before Marriage

Wedding planning involves a long to-do list, but planning your marriage deserves the same amount of time (if not more!) as choosing your cake and centerpieces.

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ValentinesDateIdeas

date ideas

18 Budget-Friendly Date Night Ideas

C’mon, you can do better than the cliche dinner-and-a-movie date. Get creative and treat that special someone to one of these 18 romantic (and money-saving) date ideas.

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expecting

14 Date Night Ideas For Expecting Parents

Like everything else in your life, Date Night changes when you’re pregnant. No more daredevil stunts followed by cocktails and all-you-can-eat sushi. Spend quality time together in a low-key fashion with these romantic, pregnancy-friendly date night ideas.

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relationships

How To Prepare For Date Night, Mama-Style

Stilettos. Eyeliner. Breast pads. Oh, how date-night essentials change when you’ve got a baby.

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NigellaBrownieBowlCoffee

Brownie sundaes were a highlight of many people’s childhoods. A rich brownie topped with your favorite flavor of ice cream, whipped cream, nuts and chocolate sauce… it was heaven. Nigella Lawson urges us all to reconnect with our inner kid through her recipe for decadent brownie bowls.

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