8/03/2018

The Ultimate Guide To A Hiking Date To The Hollywood Sign

categories: Active Dates, Date Idea, Los Angeles Dates, Travel

With the help of our trusty guide, you and your date can break a sweat together and learn a thing or two about Hollywood history in the process.

Step 1: Nail Down The Logistics

  • Lowdown –  This is an easy/moderate hike that should last approx 2-3 hours and takes you to the top of Mt. Lee (the highest mountain in LA) right above the Hollywood Sign.  Note that there are security fences that prevent you from getting right next to the Sign, but you’ll be able to get very close and enjoy amazing panoramic views of Los Angeles and the San Fernando valley.
  • Trail condition – The trail is in well maintained and in fine condition.  It does get steep, especially towards the end, but so long as you are in decent shape and take your time, you should be able to do the hike without a problem. Continue reading >

The Ultimate Guide To A Date At The Huntington Library

categories: Date Idea, Los Angeles Dates, Romantic Ideas, Travel

Olga and I took Eva to the Huntington Library, and we were blown away.  This is a real gem in Pasadena that far too few people visit.  We encourage you to enjoy an afternoon there, and hope this guide helps make your date a smashing success.  For our complete guide to an Epic Date in Pasadena, sign up for our free ebook which you can get access to at the bottom of this post!

Step 1: Nail Down the Logistics – We’ve done the research for you so you won’t hit any snags :)

  • Lowdown –  If you are an art buff, you’ll enjoy the Library’s kick-ass art collection, most notably its manuscripts and rare books collection.  But the real highlight, at least for us, was the beautifully manicured grounds and gardens.  It’s hard to find a more romantic setting than the 12 specialized gardens, including our favorites the Desert Garden, the Japanese Garden, the Rose Garden, and the Chinese Garden.
  • Where – The Huntington is located near Pasadena in the city of San Marino, approximately twelve miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles.

1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA  91108

626.405.2100 Continue reading >

How To Ride In Style On Your Next Date Night With Uber

categories: Getaway Dates, How To:, SmartPhone Dates, Travel

It’s Date Night, and you want to take your date out for a classy night on the town.   The plan includes enjoying a fine cocktail or two, so this evening you will not be driving!   In the past, you’ve had 2 options: (1) call a yellow cab (not so classy) or (2) hire a driver (not so affordable).    Enter UBER (http://uber.com), now a third, no-brainer option that allows you to ride in style in a sleek black sedan for fares comparable to what you would pay for a cab.  Olga and I used UBER when we were in San Francisco for a weekend (as shown in the video above), and absolutely loved the experience.  And we are excited to have UBER now where we live in Los Angles (UBER in now operating in most major US cities, and expanding into international markets as well!).  If you give Uber a try, you’ll find that the entire user-experience from booking your car to paying is pure joy. Continue reading >

10/17/2012

The Best Way To Surprise Your Loved Ones Next Time You Are Out Of Town

categories: Date Idea, SmartPhone Dates, Travel

Everyone loves receiving postcards.  But the experience of sending a postcard leaves much to be desired.  First, there’s the hassle of finding a souvenir shop and picking out the postcard.  Then, you have to deal with postage and finding a mailbox to send it.   Well, not anymore!  Olga and I recently discovered an app called Postcard On The Run, which makes it incredibly easy to take a photograph from your iPhone, Android, Nokia or Windows phone and instantly send it as a real printed postcard to anywhere in the world.  What do you think your friends and family would prefer hanging on the refrigerator — some generic photo of the Eiffel Tower or a photograph of you standing in front of the Eiffel Tower?   Continue reading >

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