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$49 for Four Hours of Personal Assistant Services and Complimentary Membership to Lambent Services ($410 Value)

Get your personal assistant for a steal - $49

Who doesn't need their own personal assistant?  I sure do. 

Get your Groupon with today's special: $49 for Four Hours of Personal Assistant Services and Complimentary Membership to Lambent Services ($410 Value).

Lambent is a personal-assistant agency that staffs an elite group of intelligent, motivated, and personable individuals, ready to work with busy people to free them from life's quotidian minutiae and onuses.

Many of Lambent's assistants are college graduates (some Ivy League), who are sharp enough to organize your schedule, brainstorm with you about projects, do your taxes, and plan tax-schedule presentations around Jai-Alai matches. The assistant selection process is designed to make perfect matches.

As always, read the fine print.

Florida's Casa Marina Hotel rolls back rates for fall getaways

The Grand Lady welcomes weary travelers with deep discounts

Casa Marina Hotel (691 N 1st Street, 904.270.0025), circa 19265,in Jacksonville Beach, Florida celebrates its signature year September through November 30, 2009 by rolling back first night rates.

With 23 individually designed parlor suites and oceanfront rooms, the historic hotel is offering the first night at $139 for a parlour suite and the second night at $19.25. (Sunday thru Thursday ~ no holidays).

Casa Marina Hotel has a full-service fine dining restaurant and penthouse martini bar that serves lunch and dinner daily; continental breakfast is served complimentary to overnight hotel guests.

Chef Aaron Webb has been at the helm of the hotel’s kitchen forseven years, bringing ala carte dining, weddings, corporate events and penthouse tapas menus to life with innovative ‘New Beach Cuisine’.

What better way to wind down than a fall getaway.

Lunch for 2 just $6 with Groupon

Get your Groupon going.

Today's Groupon rolls $12 worth of fresh fish, shrimp, eel, and soy sauce into a rolling rice ball that can roll into your mouth for $6 at Oms/b Rice Ball Cafe.

Twelve dollars doesn't sound like much for a meal, but it'll get you an entire lunch or two at Oms/b, the rice ball specialists that New York magazine named Best Japanese Fast Food in 2004.

Oms/b's name comes from omusubi, the Japanese word for rice balls and the French word for cattle prod. Omusubi, which are rice formed into triangular or oval shapes stuffed with different kinds of meat and sauce and usually wrapped in seaweed, are an extremely popular Japanese lunch eaten in Japan.

They're sort of like a cooked, portable type of sushi that's perfect for on-the-go vocations such as spy, marathon spy-cyclist, or spydiver.

Get your Groupon and attain NIrvana with five yoga classes for $35


Whether you're a yoga vet or just yoga-curious, today's Groupon for five classes at Prana Mandir Yoga Studio for only $35 helps you improve flexibility and reduce stress.

Choose among four classes at the center-Kundalini, Vinyasa, Meditation, and Intro to Yoga-each taught by one of Prana Mandir's experienced instructors.

Founder and creative director Lea Kraemer has taught yoga for more than a decade and her studio has been featured by NY Wellness Examiner and Time Out New York.

Don't forget to read the fine print.

$59 for One-Month Unlimited Pass to Bikram Yoga

Whether you're a yoga vet or just yoga-curious, today's Groupon is for you. For just $59, you get a one-month unlimited pass to Bikram Yoga Studios. With four locations throughout Manhattan and more than 250 classes offered each week, Bikram's convenience and variety make it easy to fit yoga into your busy schedule.

So what exactly is Bikram yoga? It's a series of 26 Hatha yoga postures and two Pranayama breathing exercises designed to challenge and rejuvenate you no matter what your fitness level. This 90-minute class is conducted in a heated room to let you detoxify through perspiration. During that hour and a half, you'll strengthen your body inside and out by working every muscle, tendon, ligament, joint, and organ. Imagine how good activating those muscles and joints will feel after years of neglect.

As always, read the fione print.

Deals of the day from Groupon in 5 major US cities



55% off at the Hyattt downtown on Select Nights (Only 500 Available for Each Night)

New York:

67% Off Choice of Spa Services, Including Facials, Massages, & Laser Treatments at Nina's European Skin Care & Laser Center

San Francisco:

$50 for $100 Off Any Service at Patrick Evan Salon & Spa (50% Savings)


43% Off Any Eurostoves Hands-On Cooking Class

Washington, DC:

Make Your Smile Sparkle For $415 Less

$59 for a Wine Class at NYC Wine Co. ($95 Value)

Learn why it's important to swirl and spit at NYC Wine Company (photo by Ian Britton) And you thought big nose, full body referred to your face and figure... The deal brokers at Groupon are offering a wine class so you never have to wonder about these things ever again.

NYC Wine Company, a New York magazine Critics' Pick, is widely respected for its fun, insightful wine-education classes and  today $59 gets you a Groupon good toward any wine-appreciation class valued up to $95 at NYC Wine Company located at 167 W. 23rd St.

NYC Wine Company has a class for every level of wino, so anyone can learn all there is to know about fermented grapes.

Depending on the class you choose, you’ll go on an educational journey through the wine regions of France, Italy, Argentina, and many other regions; learn the basics of reds and whites; discover helpful hints on how to pair wine with food; and much more.

Each class includes a plated selection of different cheeses to enhance your experience.

There's no limit on how many Groupons you can buy today, so take as many classes as you like at this great discount rate!

Take $50 off the bill at


I am an honorary cheapskate. 

I ain't too proud to beg.  Well, maybe I am.  But I do like me a good deal and this one is too good to pass up. is giving $50 off a half case now through June 6.  I like.

Get to the Cellar Sale and save.

Use the promo code FIFTY at checkout. Hurry. Like they say in the circulars, this offer won't last forever. Cheers!

A sneak peek into the Westin Alexandria

My super-plush magic carpet ride to dream land

There are a few things I like better than a nice, comfy bed.  A very few.

Tonight we sleep like Goldilocks  because this bed at the Westin Alexandria (400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, Virginia 22314-5700, 703.253.8600) is just right. 

Our room, with a rack rate of $549 per night, double occupancy, is a steal of a deal in old town Alexandria, VA, and just a quick Metro ride to the downtown DC area.  No, we didn't pay $549 clams.  

Try 3 nights for under $400.  

With complimentary evening cocktails, free in-room WiFi, a 24-hour fitness center, and pool open from 8 am until 10 pm, we might just stay in the hotel all day.  

But we won't.  We're here for the free stuff and DC has got it. Tomorrow is a full day of Smithsonian hopping.  Since it's a holiday weekend, we'll be getting reduced fares on the city Metro too. Mayor Bloomberg, are you listening? Reduced fares? 

I know, you're asking yourselves, how can we get in on a deal like that.  Since Eat. Drink. Memory. is an authorized affiliate with Travelocity, you can click on the links here to find a dreamy deal for your next getaway.  

We weren't disappointed and you won't be either.

And oh, by the way, the Westin Alexandria is just a few short stops from Ronald Reagan International Airport too.  So what are you waiting for?  Jump on one of those Last Minute deals and we'll see you at the cocktail hour.