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    Get 20% off diamond necklaces at Harrisons with My Daily Find! (click to enlarge)
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    Get 30% off at Monette Magrath Trunk Show at No Roses (click to enlarge)
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    My Daily Find's Favorite Candy— Gertie and BB! (click to enlarge)
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    Get creatively romantic with a BOGO offer from Pastimes for a Lifetime. (click to enlarge)
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    Bob Romanos (aka "Damone" from "Fast Times At Ridgemont High") features coffee (no booze) artist and musician showcases at his new Noho coffeehouse. (click to enlarge)
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Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend: Harrisons in Tarzana has absolutely beautiful diamond necklaces (see above photo) in stock for  $145 and $198.  Receive 20% off if you mention My Daily Find from now through Valentines Day.  Husbands and beaus take note! Women…sneak a hint and forward this story! 18737 Ventura Blvd.,Tarzana,(818)708-7133. Closed Sunday.

Art and Romance: Need a unique Valentine’s Day gift? How about a romantic Intro to Art class for two taught by award-winning Linda Wehrli?Buy One and Get One Free at Pastimes for a Lifetime with mention of MDF! Offer good through February 28. Custom Lettering on the Gift Certificate provided at no extra cost. One BoGo per couple.

No Roses Gallery Vintage Trunk Show: Monnette Magrath is having a one day trunk show with 30% off purchases on Saturday, February 9 from 2 p.m.- 5 p.m. She will be previewing her Spring 2013 collection of  vintage earrings, rings, bracelets and necklaces. Enjoy “romantic” refreshments, chat with Monette. 13624 Ventura Boulevard Sherman Oaks.

Epicure Imports Warehouse Sale: Get supplies for Valentine’s Day! Explore the warehouse on Friday (12:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.) and Saturday (9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.)and shop over 3000 specialty food items at discounted prices. Included are freshly imported cheese, charcuterie, truffle products, chocolate, foie gras, olive oil, vinegar, cookies, and so much more! Perfect for cooks, bakers, and of course anyone who loves to eat. Come hungry, as they always sample items such as cheese, sausage, and chocolate. Call (818) 985-9800. Visa, Mastercard, and cash accepted. Free to the public. Epicure Imports, 6900 Beck Ave, North Hollywood.

We Love Candy: How about sweets for your sweetheart that will make their eyes pop and mouth sing with unique flavor? It’s MDF’s fave candy — toffee infused into a crisp wafer and topped with one of these fabulous flavors – S’mores, Pistachio Crunch, Cinnamon Hot Cocoa, Mint Madness, Coconut Almond. Select from a variety of packaging. Order by Saturday, February 9 to make sure your gift arrives in time for Valentine’s Day. Visit or call  (818) 905-0319 to place your order. VALENTINE SPECIAL: Get a $5 discount on your next order of $24.

Van Nuys Walking Tour: Learn about the origin of the Daily News and the company which was a nationwide maker of silent movie theatre organs. Who were Hobart Johnstone Whitley, Wayne E. Bechtelheimer and Whitley Van Nuys Huffaker? Relive “Wednesday Nights on Van Nuys Boulevard.”  They will share  historic photographs and stories to share as they wander this surprisingly historic San Fernando Valley treasure. Tour highlights include The Van Nuys Civic Center; The Mid-Century Van Nuys Library; The Valley Administrative Building; Fire Station #39; The Origin of the Daily News; the First Churches; The Van Nuys Post Office (1936); The Original Library (1927) and more. Saturday, February 9, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 6262 Van Nuys Blvd. – Meet under arch at Marvin Braude Building.

Coffee and Music with “Mike Damone” from Fast Times at Ridgemont High:  Actor/musician, Bob Romanus, recently opened Bob’s Espresso Bar in the NoHo Arts District where he combines his love for coffee with his desire to have a venue that nurtures artists of all kinds. As one half of the musical duo Poppa’s Kitchen, he and his musical partner, Steve Feldman, will officially kick off  the coffee bar’s entertainment line-up this Saturday, February 9 with a free performance. The show starts at 8 p.m.  Enjoy Bob’s specialty coffee and snack on yummy sweets courtesy of Portos. Look for Tuesday Jam Nights to start up on March 5 with special talented friends (some you might recognize!).   Take a little sneak peek video tour of Bob’s Espresso Bar here.  You can almost smell the coffee. 5251 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood.

Snow Days at LA Zoo: The Zoo’s tigers, bears, snow leopards and more have their zoo habitats transformed into a winter wonderland this weekend.  This two-day event on  February 9 and 10 offers an educational and unique venue for guests to learn about adaptation to the environments and climate change.  Take a photo with a snow princess. Saturday and Sunday, Los Angeles Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles. Free with Zoo admission.

Sex and the City Zoo 4: Sexy Beast! Celebrating Romance in the Animal Kingdom:   The adults-only affair on Saturday, February 9 at  5 p.m. features a lighthearted talk by actress Joleen Lutz, who is also known for her work as an interpretive naturalist of zoology.  Also included is a reception featuring tempting desserts and wines; “animal walk-abouts,” which include chats with keepers and the chance to observe small animals up close; and an optional four-course dinner at Reggie’s Bistro inside the Zoo.  Proceeds from the fourth annual fund-raiser,  sponsored by Whole Foods Market West Hollywood, support the Zoo’s mission of wildlife preservation and conservation at the Zoo and around the world.     Tickets are $30 per person for GLAZA members, with the dinner option an additional $65 per person, and $40 per person for non members, plus an additional $75 per person for the dinner option.  (Adults only, age 21 up.)   Call 323 644-6042 for reservations and information.

Gifts of LoveThe Words and Music of Stephan Schwartz: Support Summit View School’s Musical Theatre program while enjoying a very special musical on Sunday, February 10 at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood (6725 Sunset Blvd. just east of Highland)   Musical Directors Mitch Kaplan and Valerie Taylor, with Scott Olsen on Bass and Denise Fraser on Drums, lead a first-rate line-up of singers from the musical theatre world, performing the songs of Stephen Schwartz from such shows and films as Wicked, Pippin, The Baker’s Wife, Working, Godspell, Children of Eden, Enchanted, The Prince of Egypt and more. Hosted by TRUE BLOOD’s Carolyn Hennesy. All proceeds will benefit the Musical Theatre Programs at both campuses (Culver City and Valley Glen) of Summit View School .  $50 per person (tax and gratuity included) for a brunch/lunch buffet and entertainment suitable for all ages.  Doors open at noon, program will begin at 1 p.m. Click here for tickets. .













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