"A Modern Cocktail Party" box includes a book of drink and appetizer recipes and a CD of classic big-band performances. "A Recipe for Romance Dinner for Two" includes a CD of more romantic melodies. $20 each from Joan's on Third, 8350 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, (323) 655-2285; Sunny Brook Market, 24510 Town Center Drive, No. 110, Valencia, (661) 799-8841; and San Marino Hardware, 2134 Huntington Drive, San Marino, (626) 282-6536.
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