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The 7 most popular Valentine’s Day gifts — and how to leverage them

February 08, 2016

Come the ides of February, millions of spouses and significant others will profess and demonstrate their affection and devotion to one another when they celebrate Valentine’s Day. This Feb. 14 more than $13 billion will be spent to that end, as friends and lovers will exchange 198 million roses, 180 million cards — and an average of 11,000 children will be conceived, according to the Statistic Brain Research Institute. This blog post will inform you about the seven more popular Valentine’s Day gifts that friends and lovers exchange. But it will also offer you an idea for bundling together several of those gifts, while taking your Valentine’s Day to an even more memorable level. Namely, by … (click on the headline to continue reading)

The countdown to Super Bowl 50, Rose Hotel style, has begun

January 20, 2016

If you’re like 99.99 percent of all Americans, you don’t have a ticket to the Super Bowl on Feb. 7. We feel your pain because we don’t either. That’s a shame because this year is none other than Super Bowl 50. But, as we indicated in a blog post during the first half of November, there is much more to the Super Bowl than the game itself. And, as fate would have it, this year’s 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl is at Levi Stadium right here the San Francisco Bay Area. It’s an exciting thing to have the Super Bowl right here in The Rose Hotel’s backyard. Book your rooms now on the Rose Hotel website, or by calling a Front Desk Associate at 925-846-8802 to book your room directly. The game itself is shaping up to be a classic showdown between two of four teams: the Denver Broncos or New England Patriots from the AFC, versus the Carolina Panthers or Arizona Cardinals from the NFC. Then again, as mentioned earlier, you don’t need tickets to the game to make your visit to The Rose Hotel worth your while. The extravaganza surrounding Super Bowl 50 include … (click on the headline to continue reading)

To travel or not to travel: What to do with that year-end bonus check

January 04, 2016

It’s that time of year when year-end bonuses are paid to working professionals. Nearly 80 percent of employers handed out bonuses at the end of 2014, according to a holiday bonus survey by consulting firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. About half of those companies also gave their workers small gifts or checks worth less than $100, while other workers were compensated with significantly more than that. So what to do with that year-end bonus? Several wealth advisers were quoted on the subject in a recent edition of U.S. News & World Report. They talked about when you should save those bonus dollars, when you should use them to pay off debt, and when you are in a position to splurge … (click on the headline to continue reading)

Top 10 New Year’s resolutions, and how to achieve them

December 22, 2015

New Year’s is the holiday that, more than any other, marks a new beginning. That’s why New Year’s resolutions are so popular. The New Year is an opportunity to hit the reset button, to get a fresh start. If you’re one of those people who never make New Year’s resolutions, you’re in good company. Fifty-three percent of us don’t bother with them. Still, that leaves 47 percent, almost half the population, that resolves to change their lives in some positive way. Most often, the resolution is focused on self-improvement. The Statistic Brain Research Institute has tracked the self-commitments of U.S. citizens and found that in 2015 the top 10 resolutions were … (click on the headline to continue reading)

18 things you probably didn’t know about Christmas

December 10, 2015

How much do we really know about Christmas? For most Americans, the answer is “a lot.” But Christmas is big holiday with a long — and sometimes surprising — history. Just ask Asher Fogle, features editor at Good Housekeeping. She took the time to do some research on the subject and found 18 things you probably don’t know about Christmas. Let’s test your knowledge. Here is a summary of what Asher Fogle found, (but only a teaser, since we don’t want to steal Ms. Fogle’s thunder. A link at the end of this posting will take you to her fine piece of work with elaboration on each point). For starters, Christmas was not always … (click on the headline to continue reading)