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Love Letters Giveaway 2021

Love Letters Giveaway 2021

Calling all neighbors! We want to know what you love about Portofino.
Show us some love this week by leaving us a Google Business review and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a $150 gift card to Las Brisas Southwest Steakhouse!

A drawing of entries on Valentine’s Day will determine one lucky winner. Get your love notes in quick! This giveaway ends at 12 noon on Sunday, February 14th (Valentine’s Day). Please see the official rules below…

How to Enter

This giveaway is open to current Portofino residents only. To enter, residents must leave a Google review for Portofino at this link: Portofino Google Business Page

Limit of one review per person will be accepted as an entry. If you have previously reviewed Portofino, you are still welcome to participate with an updated review or new information about the simple pleasures of Portofino. We’d love to hear from you!

Official Rules

The Portofino Love Letters Giveaway is hosted by Portofino of Asken Properties and open to Portofino residents only. No purchase necessary. Any related purchases do not enhance chances of winning. Void where prohibited. Entrants must be 18 years or older. In addition to this blog, Portofino will use Facebook to promote this contest. The Portofino Love Letters Giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Facebook or Google.  

*To enter you must submit a review on the Portofino Google Business page. Entrants are subject to a limit of one review, per person during the time period of Monday, February, 8th 2021 to Sunday, February 14th, 2021 by 12 noon. Additional reviews submitted by the same person during this time are not counted as extra entries. One winner will be drawn from the pool of entrants and announced on social media on Valentine’s Day (Sunday, February 14th, 2021) via Facebook page and Facebook direct message. Winner announcement time may vary depending on the drawing process. One winner will receive one $150 gift card to Las Brisas Southwest Steakhouse. 

By entering, all entrants give explicit permission for Portofino to use the user-generated content (UGC) submitted in reviews. By entering this contest, you grant the publicity rights of your content to Portofino for this giveaway, therefore giving Asken Properties permission to use your content for future promotions. 

Hosting A Galentine’s Party For You And Your Girls

For some, Valentine’s Day is a day full of spending time with that special someone and showing others how much you care. For others, Valentine’s Day could be a drag; it could be uneventful or just downright brutal. This year, maybe you could celebrate this holiday a little bit differently, by hosting your very own Galentine’s Day party for you and your girls. This short guide will be sure to offer the best pointers and tips for an active party.  

Tip #1: Sprucing up your apartment

When most people think of Valentine’s Day, they think of candy. So why not decorate with it?

Getting a bag of Valentine’s Day colored M&Ms or heart sprinkles to decorate clear vases with will be sure to excite your guests and get them into the Galentine’s Day spirit. You can start by getting a clear vase and putting a candle inside and filling it halfway with M&Ms, or your favorite colored Valentine’s Day candy.  

Another thing that is a must is a themed banner wall. Having this will encourage everyone to take pictures, and it is great for the aesthetic. If you have never made one before, start by getting red, pink, and white paper streamers and placing them one after the other on a blank wall. At the top of the streamers, you should put a banner with a fun slogan. It could either be, “Galentine’s Day,” or “XOXOXO.” You can find these at many local retailers like Walmart, Target, or Party City.

Tip #2: Sweet treats and drinks

You cannot have a Galentine’s Day party without sweets. They are essential.  

Anything from chocolate covered strawberries, extra fudgy brownies or red velvet cookies, will be sure to go well with any wine spritzer. Do not be afraid to get creative with this. You can use pretty, pink frosting and don’t forget to go crazy with the heart sprinkles!  

It would not be a proper Galentine’s Day party without wine. Having a designated place for a wine bar with different kinds of wine would be a fun way to cater to your guests. Not everyone likes red or white, but by having a few different blends available will make a great impression.

Tip #3: Give them something to take home  

This is almost the same as getting party favors when you were a child, but different, more adult.  

As the hostess, you could give various things as a memento of the fun night you and your squad had, like mini champagne bottles, Sugarfina mini gummy bears, or pink bath bombs. The more personal you make it, the more meaningful it will be. This part of the puzzle is essential since this holiday is about showing others how much you love them, and what better people to do that with than your favorite girls.