Food and Romance. If you were to ask a number of people what romance was, you would receive a number a various replies. We all have our perception and all of them are correct. Romance defined is a ‘feeling of excitement and mystery associated with love’ or ‘a quality or feeling of mystery, excitement, and remoteness from everyday life.’ It’s a feeling. I suppose it depends on what stage of life you’re at but for the majority of my years, I’ve associated romance with food. Cooking or baking together, enjoying a good meal, having dessert with a cup of coffee, or just having some sliced fruit with sharp cheese and a good bottle of wine are some examples that come to mind. While you’re relaxing and enjoying your food, you’re spending time together, laughing, talking, getting to know each other a little better or sharing stories. Since Valentines’s Day is in February it lends itself to talk about romance but Valentine’s Day is also the second busiest night of the year for restaurants. We have some great tips on planning your romantic evening from the best in Tulsa. We also wrote about a local boutique hotel with lots of history and gorgeous, romantic guest rooms that you may enjoy for a mini getaway or consider if you have out of town guests. If you decide traveling to a different country is more romantic, there’s a wonderful article on Curacao. Feeling good about yourself is an important factor in the romance category. There’s a very informative article about the various types of procedures that could make a huge difference for your self-esteem and confidence. And finally, you may feel really young, when you read about the Kinsgston Trio who will perform a tribute to Woody Guthrie on February 16th at the historic Will Rogers High School Auditorium. Do you remember where you were when you first sang or heard This Land Is Your Land or Where Have all the Flowers Gone? If you’re not familiar with these songs then you’re young enough to enjoy a romantic dinner and dance the night away. If you do know these songs, you’re old enough to have a wonderful romantic dinner and dance the night away. Happy Valentine’s Day, Happy February.