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Southside Style Session: Valentine Tip #1

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Valentine’s Day is five weeks away and some area singles will choose to shelter from the very thought of it. Common commercialism and courtship are major reasons for experiencing temporary amnesia and utter neglect. With such reservation, most overlook the meaning of this profound day. Not only is it a time to celebrate one of great admiration, but to cherish family, friends, life, and gifts to come. St. Valentine made an enormous impact that positively influenced today's world (though there are similar scenarios to ponder). According to, Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, thus outlawing marriage for young men. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Emperor Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret (2014). Related stories further promote this day, such that Baltimore businesses will host original and stylish events to commemorate it. Over the next few weeks, the Southside Style Guide will offer tips and recommendations for the Valentine enthusiast.

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The Baltimore Spirit Cruise Line has planned a spectacular affair. The event is scheduled on 2/14/2014 from 7pm to 10pm and includes a full course dinner and impeccable atmosphere. The cruise ship offers a host of amenities, dancing, buffet, and a view of angelic areas within and around the Baltimore Harbor. The dinner is great for couples and/or groups. Being a semi-formal occasion, genuine pearls are an ideal fashion accessory to consider. Pearls are classy and refined, transforming a rudimentary black dress into an astonishing image of elegance. This notable jewel has graced the Victorian Era (the period of romance) with a vengeance seen in hair décor, pins, and lockets. Currently, women of matured age display contemporary bracelets, rings, and necklaces from pearl boutiques and suppliers. To prepare for the Valentine’s Day’s Spirit Cruise, contact Pluck Boutique, LLC (an area online and traveling boutique), to order pearls in time for a Bon Voyage.

"The Legend of St. Valentine," (2014). History. Retrieved from



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