NEW BLOG ALERT: The Business & Love By Natalie Susi

by Natalie Susi Hello lovers of all things romantic! Welcome to my section of the Finding-Cupid Blog, “The Business & Love.” I’m honored to be featured here, and I hope I can entertain, engage, and even enlighten you a bit, so you keep coming back to read and connect with me! At the core, we’re all believers in the possibility of true love, and this website is here to explore that notion and make it a place for people to visit and be inspired by the life changing possibilities that only love and commitment can create. “The Business & Love” explores what life is like for a 30 year old, single entrepreneur who is simultaneously building a brand, writing a book, and still trying to make quality

NEW BLOG ALERT: The Business & Love By Natalie Susi

by Natalie Susi Hello lovers of all things romantic! Welcome to my section of the Finding-Cupid Blog, “The Business & Love.” I’m honored to be featured here, and I hope I can entertain, engage, and even enlighten you a bit, so you keep coming back to read and connect with me! At the core, we’re all believers in the possibility of true love, and this website is here to explore that notion and make it a place for people to visit and be inspired by the life changing possibilities that only love and commitment can create. “The Business & Love” explores what life is like for a 30 year old, single entrepreneur who is simultaneously building a brand, writing a book, and still trying to make quality

The 3 Golden Rules Of Dinner Date Planning, Featuring Acabar LA!

By David Cruz “Variety's the very spice of life, that gives it all it's flavour.” ― William Cowper When it comes planning a perfect night out, I am often asked how I choose the best restaurant for a successful date night. Naturally, there are a couple key things that should come into consideration when choosing the ideal dinner location. Things like the food preferences of your guest and ambiance should always be first on your list! I repeat, FIRST! Although these are very simple things to remember, I have been very surprised when I hear about many “first date nightmares.” Recently, I had the opportunity to plan a big night out with a couple of my very good friends. Like any special dinner

The 3 Golden Rules Of Dinner Date Planning, Featuring Acabar LA!

By David Cruz “Variety's the very spice of life, that gives it all it's flavour.” ― William Cowper When it comes planning a perfect night out, I am often asked how I choose the best restaurant for a successful date night. Naturally, there are a couple key things that should come into consideration when choosing the ideal dinner location. Things like the food preferences of your guest and ambiance should always be first on your list! I repeat, FIRST! Although these are very simple things to remember, I have been very surprised when I hear about many “first date nightmares.” Recently, I had the opportunity to plan a big night out with a couple of my very good friends. Like any special dinner

EASY DIY Valentine's Day POP UP Card!

By Renee Jablow Here we are, the last day before Valentine's Day. Not too long ago you were annoyed at how much "stuff" came out "so early" for the holiday and now...well, now there is not a single card left. You can't show up empty handed on Valentine's Day, so WHAT DO YOU DO??!! Not to fear, Cupid is here! (Well kinda, It's me Renee!) As part of a new series EASY DIY's I will be creating for Finding Cupid, I present to you my first life saving easy project: A DIY Pop Up Card! Here is what you will need: Scissors Double stick tape a ruler or bone folder Blank 5 x 7 folded cards, Hot Pink Plain 5 x 7 Envelopes Hot Pink Light Pink 8 x 11 text weight paper Black Pen Assorted adornments: Washi

EASY DIY Valentine's Day POP UP Card!

By Renee Jablow Here we are, the last day before Valentine's Day. Not too long ago you were annoyed at how much "stuff" came out "so early" for the holiday and now...well, now there is not a single card left. You can't show up empty handed on Valentine's Day, so WHAT DO YOU DO??!! Not to fear, Cupid is here! (Well kinda, It's me Renee!) As part of a new series EASY DIY's I will be creating for Finding Cupid, I present to you my first life saving easy project: A DIY Pop Up Card! Here is what you will need: Scissors Double stick tape a ruler or bone folder Blank 5 x 7 folded cards, Hot Pink Plain 5 x 7 Envelopes Hot Pink Light Pink 8 x 11 text weight paper Black Pen Assorted adornments: Washi

Valentine's Day at Magnolia Bakery

by David Cruz Confession, one of my places in the world is Magnolia Bakery. For many of you who know me, this is less of a confession and more of a declaration of love. From the vintage design of thier stores to their classic assortment of cakes and cookies, Magnolia had me hello. This past weekend I had the grand opportunity to host an event with Magnolia and it was a dream come true! For one day sweet day, I invited local shoppers, friends and fans to their Los Angeles location to sample and preview the latest Valentine's Day assortment. I was even able to help design a few special treats just for the day! As customers wandered the store, they sipped on yummy raspberry hot cocoa. A perfect

Valentine's Day at Magnolia Bakery

by David Cruz Confession, one of my places in the world is Magnolia Bakery. For many of you who know me, this is less of a confession and more of a declaration of love. From the vintage design of thier stores to their classic assortment of cakes and cookies, Magnolia had me hello. This past weekend I had the grand opportunity to host an event with Magnolia and it was a dream come true! For one day sweet day, I invited local shoppers, friends and fans to their Los Angeles location to sample and preview the latest Valentine's Day assortment. I was even able to help design a few special treats just for the day! As customers wandered the store, they sipped on yummy raspberry hot cocoa. A perfect

LAST MINUTE Pinterest Vday Inspiration

by David Cruz We know you are a busy person and perhaps, pre-planning Valentine's Day was just not in your cards this year. But never fear... CUPID IS HERE! This year, I created two new Pinterest Boards to help guide you through sweet, thoughtful and fun DIY's that will save any last minute planner from showing up empty handed! My first board is dedicated to DIY projects. From handmade cards and decorations to wall art and food packaging, this board will leave you breathless with PINK & GOLD Inspiration. The second board is made for my local Angeleno's. From flower shops and ice cream shops to quick stop clothing stores and restaurants, this guide is your road map to Valentine's Day success!

LAST MINUTE Pinterest Vday Inspiration

by David Cruz We know you are a busy person and perhaps, pre-planning Valentine's Day was just not in your cards this year. But never fear... CUPID IS HERE! This year, I created two new Pinterest Boards to help guide you through sweet, thoughtful and fun DIY's that will save any last minute planner from showing up empty handed! My first board is dedicated to DIY projects. From handmade cards and decorations to wall art and food packaging, this board will leave you breathless with PINK & GOLD Inspiration. The second board is made for my local Angeleno's. From flower shops and ice cream shops to quick stop clothing stores and restaurants, this guide is your road map to Valentine's Day success!

Everyday Foods Get A LUXE Upgrade for Valentine's Day!

By Leyna Doan Don’t skimp on the bread and butter ladies and gents because we’re about to turn something so simple, into something sexy to serve on Valentine’s Day! Remember, the way to your lover’s heart, is through their stomach! The smell of nice warm nutty beer bread and how it just melts into your mouth with jam butter. Delicious! This recipe is so simple, you can even make a date out of it in your kitchen! Serve it with some beautiful fresh strawberries and I think you might create a new Valentine’s Day tradition! It doesn't matter what thier favorite kind of food is, there is always a way to elevate it into something even yummier. Here we took some of our favorite new food finds an

Everyday Foods Get A LUXE Upgrade for Valentine's Day!

By Leyna Doan Don’t skimp on the bread and butter ladies and gents because we’re about to turn something so simple, into something sexy to serve on Valentine’s Day! Remember, the way to your lover’s heart, is through their stomach! The smell of nice warm nutty beer bread and how it just melts into your mouth with jam butter. Delicious! This recipe is so simple, you can even make a date out of it in your kitchen! Serve it with some beautiful fresh strawberries and I think you might create a new Valentine’s Day tradition! It doesn't matter what thier favorite kind of food is, there is always a way to elevate it into something even yummier. Here we took some of our favorite new food finds an

According To Spencer: 50 Shades Q & A!

THEY'RE BAAAACK! Ok, so we died laughing at the last video they made so we BEGGED them to do another one. Well, here it is! Resident Youtuber for Finding Cupid, Spencer Nuestadt and Matt Wall from Finding Cupid Radio take on a hilarious Q & A inspired by 50 Shades of Grey! Enjoy!

According To Spencer: 50 Shades Q & A!

THEY'RE BAAAACK! Ok, so we died laughing at the last video they made so we BEGGED them to do another one. Well, here it is! Resident Youtuber for Finding Cupid, Spencer Nuestadt and Matt Wall from Finding Cupid Radio take on a hilarious Q & A inspired by 50 Shades of Grey! Enjoy!

A SPICY Valentines Day Recipe for Couples!

By Deanne Cruz I started the New Year in Houston with my boyfriend. It was cold, rainy and the perfect setting for the ultimate New Year’s Day meal, gumbo. I don’t make gumbo very often, and in fact, the last time was about 12 years ago on New Year’s Day. It’s a dish believed to bring good luck and who couldn’t use a little lady luck?! Gumbo is a mixture of the cook’s favorite ingredients, simmered together to create an amazing stew of love. I thought I would share this recipe for Valentine's Day because it's a great recipe for couples to make together! Its very sexy to create a dish in the kitchen with your significant other. After all the couple that cooks together, stays together! G

A SPICY Valentines Day Recipe for Couples!

By Deanne Cruz I started the New Year in Houston with my boyfriend. It was cold, rainy and the perfect setting for the ultimate New Year’s Day meal, gumbo. I don’t make gumbo very often, and in fact, the last time was about 12 years ago on New Year’s Day. It’s a dish believed to bring good luck and who couldn’t use a little lady luck?! Gumbo is a mixture of the cook’s favorite ingredients, simmered together to create an amazing stew of love. I thought I would share this recipe for Valentine's Day because it's a great recipe for couples to make together! Its very sexy to create a dish in the kitchen with your significant other. After all the couple that cooks together, stays together! G

Red Carpet Beauty Tips for Valentine's Day!

By Samantha Plan Valentine's Day is almost here and this means last minute outfit shopping, make-up ideas, and dinner reservations. I decided to make it super easy on all of you ladies out there by picking my top 3 favorite red carpet looks this season and let you know how to mimic each look and what hot beauty products to check out! 1) JENNIFER ANISTON- The SAG Awards 2015 Jennifer Aniston is known for her classic beauty! Here are some top products to use to get this all-natural girl glow: 1) Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss $34 in Sensuel CHANNEL.COM Description: This delicate gloss leaves lips shiny and smooth with the intensity of a lipstick! Did I mention it's not sticky? Smile all you want wh

Red Carpet Beauty Tips for Valentine's Day!

By Samantha Plan Valentine's Day is almost here and this means last minute outfit shopping, make-up ideas, and dinner reservations. I decided to make it super easy on all of you ladies out there by picking my top 3 favorite red carpet looks this season and let you know how to mimic each look and what hot beauty products to check out! 1) JENNIFER ANISTON- The SAG Awards 2015 Jennifer Aniston is known for her classic beauty! Here are some top products to use to get this all-natural girl glow: 1) Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss $34 in Sensuel CHANNEL.COM Description: This delicate gloss leaves lips shiny and smooth with the intensity of a lipstick! Did I mention it's not sticky? Smile all you want wh

The Last Five Years has Arrived!!! (Just In time for VDAY!)

By David Cruz Did any of you ever watch SMASH on NBC? I totally obssessed over it! It starred a ton of broadway actors and naturally a ton of big and small screen actors like Angelica Houston, Debra Messing and Katharine McPhee. Well, one of the break out stars, Jeremy Jordan (Broadway's Newsies) has a new movie out and it's based on another broadway play of the same name "The Last Five Years!" His co-star, the always amazing Anna Kendrick! (Pitch Perfect, Into the Woods) In case your not familiar with the play here is the official rundown courtesy of BroadwayWorld.com "In this adaptation of the hit Broadway musical, 'The Last Five Years' is a musical deconstruction of a love affair and a ma

The Last Five Years has Arrived!!! (Just In time for VDAY!)

By David Cruz Did any of you ever watch SMASH on NBC? I totally obssessed over it! It starred a ton of broadway actors and naturally a ton of big and small screen actors like Angelica Houston, Debra Messing and Katharine McPhee. Well, one of the break out stars, Jeremy Jordan (Broadway's Newsies) has a new movie out and it's based on another broadway play of the same name "The Last Five Years!" His co-star, the always amazing Anna Kendrick! (Pitch Perfect, Into the Woods) In case your not familiar with the play here is the official rundown courtesy of BroadwayWorld.com "In this adaptation of the hit Broadway musical, 'The Last Five Years' is a musical deconstruction of a love affair and a ma

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