You Could Have Valentine’s Day Dinner at Hogwarts

01/13/2016 at 03:48 PM ET

Harry Potter
Courtesy Warner Bros.

Whether you’re single, or in a relationship, or single but in a relationship with Harry Potter, you need to get yourself to the U.K.’s Harry Potter World for a Valentine’s Day extravaganza.

On Saturday (February 13th) and Sunday (February 14th), the Warner Bros’ Harry Potter World in Watford, Great Britain is hosting a special holiday feast at the set of Hogwarts’ Great Hall. The three-course dinner comes complete with cocktails (including “The Love Potion”), hors d’oeuvres, flowers, candles and all sorts of twee romantic details. Plus, everyone can take home a professional photo to commemorate the memory forever…and a wand. Everyone gets a wand!

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After dinner, guests will be taken on an out-of-hours tour around the Studio, hitting up hot spots like the Weasley’s kitchen and Platform 9 3/4.

“Sitting at individual tables for two decorated with flowers and candles, you and your partner will enjoy a delicious three-course dinner including a starter, main course and assiette of desserts to share,” the event’s description reads. “You’ll then be given exclusive after-hours access to the Studio Tour with the chance to see sets such as the Gryffindor common room, Dumbledore’s office, the Weasley kitchen at The Burrow and the Malfoy Manor dining table, before enjoying a drink on Platform 9 3/4.”

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The evening ends with Butterbeer at Diagon Alley and coffee, tea and desserts at the “breathtaking Hogwarts castle model.”

Unfortunately, the event has sold out…but we’ll be trolling their website for other upcoming events. You can still take a “Welcome to Hogwarts” tour on February 14th — you’ll just have to bring your own Butterbeer.

— Maria Yagoda, @mariayagoda



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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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WELLLLLLLLP now anything I do on V Day is going to pale in comparison

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