This is Valentine’s Day. Courtesy of Robbins Brothers, Chuao Chocolatier, and Roy’s Restaurant, a young man SURPRISED his girlfriend with a proposal of marriage at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in Torrance. Gayle introduces us to the newly engaged couple David and Kollette.
Surprise Valentine’s Day Proposal #3-The Couple
by Gayle Anderson
KTLA 5 Reporter
Surprise Valentine’s Day Proposal #3
This is Valentine’s Day. Courtesy of Robbins Brothers, Chuao Chocolatier, and Roy’s Restaurant, a young man SURPRISED his girlfriend with a proposal of marriage at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in Torrance.
Born and brewed in Southern California since 1963, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is the oldest and largest privately-held specialty coffee and tea retailer in the United States. Known for sourcing and providing the finest ingredients and flavors, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has built relationships with the best private coffee farms and tea estates around the world, selecting only the top 1% Arabica beans and finest hand plucked, whole leaf teas. The company has grown to be an international icon and currently has more than 900 stores in over 23 countries. Each one is dedicated to serving our community and providing a warm and inviting environment. You can also find The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf products in grocery stores, restaurants and offices. Throughout all aspects of our company, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf remains dedicated to providing the highest quality products and customer service. To find a location near you, check out Coffee Bean.
Stop procrastinating and make plans for Valentine’s Day! Castaway Restaurant in Burbank is hosting a Sweetheart’s Ball from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., which includes a dinner buffet, DJ and dancing. For a dinner menu and price list, click HERE. Are you still looking for romantic dinner plans sans dancing? Castaway Restaurant is also offering a special Valentine’s Day dinner menu, which you can view HERE. For reservations to the Sweetheart’s Ball or dinner on Valentine’s Day or any other day, please call (818) 848-6691.
Located high in the Burbank hills, Castaway Restaurant has been a landmark in Burbank for over fifty years, providing award-winning cuisine that is prepared fresh daily. The restaurant is open for dinner daily starting at 4 p.m. Lunch hours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mondays- Fridays. On Sundays, the restaurant offers a Champagne Sunday Brunch from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. In addition, the Castaway Restaurant is also has large event venues for corporate events & meetings, socials, private parties and weddings. For more information, please visit Castaway Restaurant.
Ready to ask your beloved to marry you, but not sure how to pop the question? Robbins Brothers offers 5 romantic Valentine’s Day proposal ideas that will surprise her, and will also give you bragging rights for years to come:
1) Starting at 7 am on February 14, send your Valentine a new love note at the top of each hour. One hour it can be a text, the next hour an email, then a Facebook post, etc. Throw in a few Hallmark cards, too - the mushier the better. Personally deliver the 14th message at 8 pm: stand outside her door with a giant banner asking her to marry you.
2) Pick her up at work in a limo, where you’ll have her favorite outfit ready to change into. Have the driver take you around to all the places that represent your journey as a couple: where you met, the movie theater, her favorite coffee house… Tell her how each place reminds you of her and that every day you want to be with her. Then pull up to an area that is new to both of you, and explain that it’s significant because it’s where you’re asking her to be your wife.
3) If your S.O. is expecting a ring, throw her off track with this proposal shared by one of our customers this past Christmas: buy a few inexpensive jewelry items and wrap them up in small boxes from your favorite jewelry store. Have her open each one and tell her how much you knew she’d love the earrings…then necklace…then bracelet. (Fair warning: she’ll probably be a little irked during this process.) Once she’s accepted the fact that you didn’t get her what she really wanted, drop on bended knee and propose with the engagement ring.
4) Do you love cooking dinner at home while you watch Iron Chef together? Here’s a Valentine’s Day proposal idea for you foodies: Sur la Table offers “Date Night” cooking classes where you’ll make delicious and romantic themed dinners from around the world. After you’ve sampled your meal, propose in front of the class! For a Sur la Table location near you and a class schedule, please visit Sur la Table.
5) Plan a sweet Valentine party for you and your coupled-up friends. Be sure to play a fun, romantic game of charades and when it’s your turn, act out the phrase “marriage proposal.” Use this opportunity to drop to bended knee and ask her to spend forever with you…..
About Robbins Brothers- The Engagement Ring Store: With eight locations in Southern California and 4 in Texas, Robbins Brothers – “The Engagement Ring Store”, offers affordable diamond engagement rings with the widest selection of modern, classic and vintage engagement rings and ring settings that are right for you. To find a location near you, visit Robbins Brothers
About Chuao Chocolatier: Chuao Chocolatier (pronounced chew-WOW) is the first Venezuelan Chocolatier based in the United States and Southern California’s premier artisan chocolatier. Founded in 2002 by Master Chef Michael Antonorsi and his brother Richard Antonorsi – the company’s Chairman of the Board; Chuao Chocolatier is pioneering “fusion chocolate” through a commitment to creating unusual, unexpected and delicious flavors using their secret blend of premium chocolate and fresh natural ingredients. Chuao Chocolatier chocolate confections are available around the United States at fine specialty retailers including Whole Foods Market, Dean and Deluca, and Crate & Barrel, as well as fine restaurants & hotels including Omni Hotels nationwide, La Costa Resort & Spa, Coupa Cafe, and Hard Rock Hotel. Southern California residents can purchase Chuau Chocaltier confections at any of three boutiques in the San Diego area. For more information, Chuao Chocolatier.
About Roy’s Restaurant: In 1988, James Beard Award-winner Roy Yamaguchi opened the first Roy’s in Honolulu, Hawaii. Designed around a unique experience through spacious dining rooms, an expansive lounge and Roy’s signature exhibition kitchen in full view, the restaurant combined European techniques and Asian cuisine with Hawaiian hospitality to create a fine dining experience unlike any other. Today there are 31 Roy’s locations around the world—23 in the continental U.S., six in Hawaii, one in Japan and one in Guam. For a location near you visit, Roys Restaurant.
For more information, contact:
1 (800) 295-1543
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
1 (800) TEA-LEAF (832-5323)
“Sweetheart’s Ball” & “Special Valentine’s Day Dinner”
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Castaway Restaurant & Special Events Center
1250 East Harvard Road
Burbank, CA 91501
(818) 848-3915 FAX
(760) 476-1355 FAX
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