Today is Valentine’s Day, which means several things. The greeting card industry is booming, your blood sugar is wildly out of control, and literally every last flower on earth has been mowed down, wrapped in plastic, and shipped to your local supermarket. Ain’t love grand? But beyond the commercialism, there is something to be said for taking one day out of the year to really show appreciation for the people who mean the most. And for us here at Eastern Surf Magazine, that would be you: our beloved readers and fellow East Coasters. There really is a lot to love about the Rightside, so in the true spirit of Valentine’s Day, we decided to dedicate this article to appreciating some of our favorite aspects of East Coast life. Prepare to feel warm and fuzzy. Or maybe not. But it’s the thought that counts, right?