• MYSTIQUE LINGERIE: Fort Collins just got a whole lot sexier and is ready for a hot Valentine’s Day! Since their grand opening at the end of October, Mystique Lingerie has quickly launched onto the retail scene of Fort Collins by offering unique, fun, sexy, and beautiful choices in lingerie. unspecified-5The store also has a great section dedicated just to pajamas as an alternative to negligees and teddies. Additionally, many of the lingerie sets that they sell can be accented with robes that are available, including matching sets as well as silky single options in various colors and patterns. Along with their wide selection of intimates, the store also features several pheromone-infused items made for women, health and beauty products, a fantastic collection of bridal lingerie and unique gift baskets. The store, located in the Scotch Pines Village, is owned by Rebecca Moon, a new resident of Fort Collins as of last June, who previously worked in retail management in Georgia before relocating to Colorado. Mystique Lingerie offers wonderful options for Valentine’s Day gifts, including gift cards, and also provides free wrapping of gifts. The store will host a Ladies Night party from 6-9 pm on February 3 where there will be giveaways as well as 20% off the entire store. Stop by and pick out your favorite gift items to give and/or receive and make Valentine’s Day sexy! 2601 S. Lemay Ave., #15, Fort Collins (East Drake Rd./Lemay). 970.556.2324


  • ELLIOT’S MARTINI BAR: This February 14, Elliot’s Martini Bar celebrates 20 years in business at their location at 234 Linden Street, Fort Collins. Founded in 1997 when Fort Collins was just beginning to change from a small town into a more cosmopolitan city, Elliot’s opened its doors on February 14, and exposed Fort Collins to creative, handcrafted cocktails for the first time. This was a brand new concept back then and this Valentine’s Day will be a night to remember as Elliot’s will host a festive party, complete with a red carpet, dozens of silver balloons dunspecified-6ecorating the ceiling, and a menu full of delicious martinis and tapas for guests to choose from off of their special menu. Elliot’s only seats 75 people, so it’s a cozy, intimate atmosphere that will fill up quickly! Get there early to enjoy this fun and special night of toasting one of Old Town’s finest establishments. Doors open at 4:30 pm daily. 970.472.9802. 234 Linden St.


  • NICK’S ITALIAN: Nick’s Italian is known for its unique spin on traditional Italian and offers a full bar, quaint and lively atmosphere, and an ambiance that makes it stand out as warm, friendly, and approachable. This Valentine’s Day, the restaurant is offering a special fixed price menu at $41.00 per person, which features a stellar list of items designed by Executive Chef, Brian Shaner. From 5 pm to close on February 14, this menu will be available, featuring: First course (choose one): Little Gem and Winter Citrus Salad, Mini Grande Shellfish Display, or NY Strip Carpaccio. Second course (choose one): Crispy Halibut Cheeks, Braised Pork Cheek “Osso Bucco,” Roasted CO Cornish Hen. Third course (choose one): Chocolate Cake (with Crème Anglaise, raspberry sauce, and 24K Gold!), Nick’s World Famous Tiramisu, Gorgonzola Piquant. Treat your special someone to a night that is alive with flavor and celebration at one of our city’s most beloved restaurants. Reservations encouraged: 970.631.8301. 1100 S. College Ave.


  • THE LOVELAND FIRE AND ICE FESTIVAL VALENTINE’S DAY CELEBRATION FEB. 10-12: The nation’s Sweetheart City, Loveland, Colo., is home to the Loveland Fire & Ice Festival – an epic Valentine’s Day weekend celebration unlike any other in the nation. Held Friday, Feb. 10 through Sunday, Feb. 12, the heart of downtown comes alive for three full nights and two full days of family fun, featuring an explosive firework show with music and lights, ice sculpting, fire performances and more. Festival attendees will experience:• Live, free music and fire performances throughout the event• Nightly epic fireworks display with music and lights

    • Ice gallery – watch and meet nationally renowned ice sculpting teams, and see the ice masterpieces lit up with colorful, festive lights. Vote for your favorite ice sculpture for the “People’s Choice” award using the Loveland Fire and Ice mobile application.

    • The Family Fair – a mini carnival with a carousel, games and more

    • Our Heroes Vehicle Showcase – featuring a collection of vintage firetrucks and first responder vehicles

    • Romantic carriage rides

    • The Marketplace – a place to experience artisan businesses and shop local

    • A Food Truck Food Court – a place to refuel and recharge with a unique variety food options

    The weekend kicks off at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10 and is free and open to the public. Learn more at  


  • EARLY VALENTINE’S DAY AT THE MISH: Sunday, February 12th. Live music from 5:30-7:30 pm. The Mishawaka is taking reservations for a very special fireside serenade on Sunday, February 12th.  Beloved singer-songwriter Matt Mahern will be setting the mood in the SpokesBUZZ Lounge from 5:30-7:30 pm with some tasteful acoustic tunes, and the dinner special will be available all night!  To start the evening, choose our Hummus, Spinach Artichoke Dip or Edamame to share with your valentine. For the main course, we have a Grilled Sirloin topped with whipped herb butter, a Bruschetta Chicken Breast topped with tomato, basil, garlic and mozzarella or a Macadamia crusted Wahoo Ono. To finish things off, choose our Chocolate Cake or Cheesecake to share with your date. One appetizer, two entrees, and one dessert, all for only $36. Valentine’s Day falls on a Tuesday this year, which is statistically speaking the least romantic day of the week.  So make your way up to the Mish the Sunday before for a low key yet romantic evening in a historic and cozy setting. Seating is limited so call ahead or email for more details. 13714 Poudre Canyon Rd., Bellvue. (888) 843-6474.

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