Love is Still In the Air

By: Shawnta Broussard

 Valentine’s Day is here! A holiday filled with love and cheer. The New Orleans community brings romance to all. Those with a single status this year may not be interested in celebrating Valentine’s Day, but don’t let being single ruin your day.

Make the best of the occasion, regardless of your situation. Chocolate covered strawberries can brighten up any day. Some of Delgado students prefer other treats. Marvin Blackmon, a civil engineering major, says “Baklava [a Middle Eastern pastry] is my favorite.” Kendol Lambert, majoring in Business Management, insisted on peaches.

Next, find a way to unwind. “I like to burn candles while listening to my favorite songs; the aroma is relaxing.” says Anthony Alongi, a media arts major. Jalyn Marshall, a physical therapy major, enjoys singing all day. Physical therapy major Alex Hamlin, relaxes by writing a poem.

Or, you could go shopping. Buy yourself a piece of jewelry, a Valentine’s Day outfit, or a pair of winter boots. Kendol Lambert suggests, “Get a tattoo.” Marvin Blackmon prefers buying fried okra.  Alex Hamlin says, “Buying make-up makes me feel good.”

Your day isn’t finished yet. Wining and dining is not just for couples.  Pick a new restaurant you’ve been wanting to try, that’s usually not in your price range.  You could also go to your favorite restaurant where everyone knows you.

Live in the moment of your happiness and enjoy the experience. After dining take yourself out on a carriage ride around the French Quarter. Don’t forget to stop and get a single rose.

Then, end your evening at a local bar or club; there are usually more single people in places like this. Have a drink with other single people and celebrate being single on Valentine’s Day. Delgado’s students gave suggestions on their favorite spots. Alex enjoys The Wine Bistro located at 1011 Gravier St. Kendol prefers Krazy Korners located at 640 Bourbon St. Jalyn likes The Republic, located on 828 S Peters St. Marvin’s bar of choice is Barcadia, located at 601 Tchoupitoulas.

Wherever you go, there you are, so why not enjoy your company on Valentine’s Day, and every day?







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