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December 7–From your friends at Robbins Brothers, we wish you a blissful holiday season and 12 romantic ways to propose marriage to the love of your life! Go ahead & make this festive time of year one to remember.

  1. Take her to see Santa. Have Santa tell her she’s on his nice list, then drop to one knee and surprise her with the engagement ring.
  2. Hire a group of Christmas carolers to sing in front of her doorstep, and change the chorus of “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” to “Will You Please, Please Marry ‘Michael’?”
  3. Hide the engagement ring in an ornament box and hang it from the tree on Christmas Eve, with a note instructing her to open it.
  4. Enlist the help of neighbors to spell out “Will You Marry Me?” in Christmas lights on her front lawn.
  5. If your town has a holiday parade, get the girl scouts or high school marching band to unroll a banner with your marriage proposal as they walk down the street.
  6. Love Disneyland? The theme park’s decorations make any place inside a perfect place to propose.
  7. Escape from the stress of the city and get away to a romantic hotel or cabin. Propose to her under the stars.
  8. Get each member of your families to hand her a piece from a custom puzzle during your big dinner or dessert. The completed puzzle will be a picture of you proposing.
  9. If flying together is on the agenda in December, ask the crew to let you use the P/A system to propose when you’re in the air.
  10. Ask your local appliance store for a big empty box that would hold an unromantic item: microwave oven, vacuum, even a refrigerator. Wrap it like it’s the best appliance a girl could ever want. She’ll be thrilled when she finds the little tiny ring box after digging through the foam, newspapers and other filler.
  11. Find a local ranch or village that offers horse-drawn carriage or sleigh rides. A good-ole fashioned way to propose.
  12. Too nervous to propose at Christmas in a public way? Ask her to marry you on New Year’s Eve, with just the two of you and a bottle of champagne as the clock strikes midnight.

It’s the beginning of a three-day weekend and you’re planning to either go to the mall, the beach, or see a movie, right? Do something different and plan a date at the L.A. County Fair. This is opening weekend and what better way to say goodbye to summer than two cones of Dr. Bob’s famous ice cream, a ride on the Ferris wheel with your significant other, and a Lifehouse concert?

Admission is only $17 for adults on weekends, which is a bargain considering the Arclight and Goldclass  theaters charge the same price for a two hour movie.

And where else can you get a fried Klondike bar and then ride a giant slide? Yum-wheeeee.

See you this weekend in Pomona.

Diane – Robbins Brothers Blogger

June 28–Summer’s here and certainly the perfect season to spice up the love affair with your boo. The weather’s warm and I’m pretty sure he/she sets your heart on fire naturally, so we’ve been researching ways to make dating even more exciting for couples. Yes, Robbins Brothers wants you to experience the ultimate ‘summer of love’! Over the next few months, on this very blog, we’ll share some of our findings. In the meantime let’s start with the basics (And yes, I hope my sweetie is reading!):

Send flowers. Give Candy. Surprise with jewelry. Bring stuffed toys. Play romantic CDs. Date often. Also be sure to celebrate all of the key anniversaries: First date, first kiss, children’s birthday, engagement & wedding. Stay tuned for more romantic tips!  TL

Shani Sabban lives in Sherman Oaks, California. Here is her Romantic Wish:

I don’t need material things to grant me a romantic wish. Spending time with the one I love anywhere in the world is ideal for me! Whether it be in our living room or on the moon, as long as we’re together my romantic wish has come true!

Vote TODAY for your Romantic Wish at http://sweepstake.robbinsbrothers.com/#VotePoll

The romantic wish with the most votes receives a trip to Rome, Italy. Second place will win a gorgeous Amsale wedding dress, and third place will enjoy a private screening of the romantic comedy “When in Rome.”

Andrea Jablonski is from Los Angeles, California. Here’s her Romantic Wish:

Watching a La Jolla sunset with my new love of 6 months, I said, “I’d like to have a sunset jar someday-a jar we could each put a dollar in for every sunset we watch together.” I forgot about this wish until our one-year anniversary, celebrated on the same beach…my boyfriend gave me a beautiful amber glass jar and a card that read, “To many more sunsets together” along with a crisp dollar bill.

Vote TODAY for your Romantic Wish at http://sweepstake.robbinsbrothers.com/#VotePoll

Manuel Banda lives in Dallas, Texas. Here is his Romantic Wish:

I was in Rome this past summer as part of a study abroad program with my university. Leaving the usually busy Piazza del Popolo near midnight, I hear a violinist start to play in the distance. A man knelt at the bottom of the stairs in the center of the piazza looking up at, who I assume was, his girlfriend and opened a small box. She threw her hands in her face, then around his neck, kissed him for a long time and finally shared a slow dance with him. This is the most romantic moment I have ever seen; it was as if the piazza and city knew what was taking place and paused momentarily for them. I wish to recreate it, but now I want to be at the bottom of the steps looking up at my girlfriend instead of being a bystander.

Vote TODAY for your Romantic Wish at http://sweepstake.robbinsbrothers.com/#VotePoll

Pele Woods is from Hinesville, Georgia. Here’s her Romantic Wish:

The love of my life is a Army man and a beautiful human being. My ultimate wish is to be able to propose to “him” while on a romantic trip. I know how much he loves me but I would love to be the one to pop the question and go the whole nine for him for once. He deserves it. We’ve known each other since high school and he’s still the same sweet person now as he was then. I love him.

Vote for your favorite romantic wish today at http://sweepstake.robbinsbrothers.com/#VotePoll

Morgan Elizabeth Beck is from Orange County, California. Here’s her Romantic Wish:

Small tidbit about me and my fiance: we are playing volleyball in Cyprus until May. We love our profession! We practice constantly and do not get much time to do anything during our season.

My romantic wish would be to come home from practice one night to a table set with candles and decorated with a fresh bouquet of flowers. Behind that in the kitchen, there would be an array of fresh ingredients for a make-your-own sushi night! We would spend the night laughing and making sushi (which I have always wanted to try to do) and dancing in our kitchen (which we normally do). I can’t really ask for much more than that.

We fell in love in Italy; he drove two hours to the tower of pisa to take a photograph to ask me to be his Valentine via email. He proposed with Christmas lights that spelled out “Marry Me?” What more could a girl want other than a make-your-own sushi night with some candles, dancing, and the company of your best friend and future husband?

Vote for your favorite Romantic Wish today at http://sweepstake.robbinsbrothers.com/#VotePoll

Linda Leatherman lives in Kansas. (Anyone who’s a fan of Wizard of Oz knows this is state very well!) Here’s Linda’s Romantic Wish:

To have my husband propose to me again in a quiet little restaurant and not spill the wine like he did the first time when he gave me my ring.

Vote for your favorite Romantic Wish today at http://sweepstake.robbinsbrothers.com/#VotePoll

Lauren Dixon lives in Austin, Texas. Here’s her Romantic Wish:

The person who has been by my side through happiness and hardship is my prince charming. My devoted boyfriend has not given up on me during tough times. When my mother died of cancer two years ago, I felt a piece of my heart break off and I never imagined I would be able to feel truly happy again, until my amazing boyfriend reminded me of her strength and love. He allowed me to see the light in a dark situation when he told me he wanted to grow old with me just as my dad did with my mother. My romantic wish is to be as happy and in love as my parents were until the day she died. I wish I could live long enough to have a faithful marriage, see my children grow up and fall in love, and be able to watch it all with the person I have spent the last seven years of my life with. I want my mother’s unconditional love to live on through my relationship.

Vote for your favorite romantic wish today at http://sweepstake.robbinsbrothers.com/#VotePoll

The lucky winner with the most votes will go to Rome, Italy, and the second place winner will receive a gorgeous Amsale wedding gown!