ON THE NATIONAL DAYS CALENDAR, the calendar that spotlights Caramel Day and Pet a Dog Day and all of those fun, life-enlivening occasions, there are a few dates that are especially dewy. They have to do with love, is why, and the promotion of warm feelings and future joy. One of the most prominent of these holidays is Proposal Day, which falls on March 20. The popping-of-the-question is always a Very Big Deal, but to do so on the actual day set aside for it is an even bigger leap, and one that has an instant story attached. If you plan on asking your beau to tie the knot at some point down the flower-strewn road, and you're going to do so on Sunday, March 20, then there's a sweet chocolate-dipped strawberry of an enticement for you, from The InterContinental Los Angeles. The pyramid-tastic InterCon, a longtime fixture of the Century City skyline, loves itself some love, and hosting a sophisticated, detail-sweet wedding is a pursuit that the hotel staff regularly undertakes. As for enticing those couples who shake hands -- and, yes, kiss and jump for joy -- on Proposal Day? After they warm-heartedly agree to an engagement? The InterCon has some perks in store should those pairs book their wedding and reception at the hotel.
"TWO COMPLIMENTARY NIGHTS... in the new Honeymoon Suite" is one major perk, and if you're hoping that suite will come sweetly strewn with rose petals, and there'll be a bottle of bubbly nearby, wonder no longer: It's a big yes to all of that. There are gratis massages, too, in the hotel spa, the better to help the happy couple relax after all of that family-style socializing. A bunch of IHG points -- as in 75,000 -- can go towards a honeymoon, and a "(d)edicated team of on-site wedding specialists" can help you plan your mondo celebration ("inclusive of 50% discount on the ceremony"). So, how to start? There's some social-media-ing to be done on March 20, when you announce your engagement, there are food and beverage minimums, and giving Susana Montes at The InterContinenal at ring at 310-789-6402 to discuss all of the frippery and fine print, which is a must before you wade into the wedding planning. Is March 20 your day for proposing? Cheers to you and your sweetheart and all your days ahead.