• A unique offering for men who are in need of some creative marriage proposal ideas is launching on Black Friday, just in time for December — the most popular month to get engaged. Leo Hamel’s new marriage proposal live chat hotline is offering a one-of-a-kind opportunity for men to consult with proposal experts via web chat to discover the perfect proposal idea based on each couple’s unique personality, interests and history that will make anyone’s heart melt.
To chat with a proposal expert, visit www.leohamel.com/proposalchathotline.
• The newly revamped Westfield UTC will open its doors at the stroke of midnight on Black Friday with myriad deals at stores old and new throughout the shopping center. Approximately 30 percent of the stores will open at midnight, 50 percent will open by 5 a.m. and all stores will be open at 7 a.m. For a full list of stores, visit www.westfield.com/utc or call (858) 546-8858. Westfield UTC is located at 4545 La Jolla Village Drive.
• Instead of fighting the crowds on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, try checking out local businesses for your holiday shopping needs on “Small Business Saturday” on Nov. 24 instead. Warwick’s, Bowers Jewelers, Everett Stunz and dozens of others in the Village will participate in the “shop small” movement to help drive the local La Jolla economy. For more information about Small Business Saturday, visit www.facebook.com/shopsmall or www.shopsmall.com.
— Mariko Lamb