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Frisky Business: Grab your sweetie and drive out to The Foundry to toast to your love with this craft cocktail created just for the holiday. The Foundry, the new hot restaurant in Denver, is part of the Twin Mills Club at Trilogy Lake Norman and is open to the public. Want to enjoy this passionate potion at home? Here's the recipe: 

1 oz. Altos Tequila

½ oz. St. Germain Elderflower Liquor

½ oz. Domaine Canton Ginger Liquor

3 oz. Cranberry Juice

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with lemon peel and/or edible flower if available.

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Open Heart Necklace: The simple, evocative shape of this Elsa Peretti-designed necklace is a modern classic. Sterling silver on an 18" chain. $200. Tiffany at SouthPark Mall.

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Hallmark's Vinyl Record Cards: Each of these greeting cards comes with a playable 45 rpm vinyl record that features two songs by either Bruno Mars, INXS or Aretha Franklin. $12.99. Available at Hallmark Gold Crown stores. 

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Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick: Yves Saint Laurent's new online service lets you create a custom lipstick just for you or someone you love. Choose from 59 shades, then pick the case  you want (options includes lips, hearts and stars). Make it even more special with complimentary engraving of a monogram or message. Starts at $37. Order here

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Love Flourishes Forever Stamp: Artist Anna Bond created a garden of colorful flowers surrounding the word "Love" for this charming stamp. It's the newest addition to the U.S Postal Service's popular Love series of Forever stamps. 50-cents. Available at U.S. Post Offices. 

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Love Letters Of Great Men: Remember the scene in the first Sex and the City movie when Carrie reads to Mr. Big from a book of historical love letters? Fans wanted to buy the book, but it didn't exist. That inspired writer Ursula Doyle to compile this tome of letters curated from the private papers of Henry VIII, Beethoven Mark Twain, Mozart, Lord Byron and others. $16.99. 

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Clinique Happy Heart Perfume Spray: A blend of water hyacinth brightened with Mandarin and blond woods. $69. 

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Valentine's Day Chocolate Hearts Tower: Three tiers of luxury chocolates. $58. Godiva at SouthPark Mall. 

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Chocolate Dipped Strawberries: It's easy to make your own indulgent treat. Add 1/2 cup dark or semisweet chocolate chips and 1 Tablespoon of shortening to a saucepan over low heat. Stir until chocolate is melted and smooth. Remove from heat. Dip 1 pint of fresh strawberries one at a time into chocolate. Place berries on wax paper-lined baking sheet and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Then enjoy! 

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Dog Toy: Show your canine you care with a plush bone dog toy from the Love My Pup collection. $3.99. Petco.

 

 

 

 

 

EXQUISITE RINGS FOR BRIDES OF ANY AGE

 Tiffany designer Jean Schlumberger's signature engagement ring. 

Tiffany designer Jean Schlumberger's signature engagement ring. 

The exquisite offerings of engagement rings and wedding bands at Tiffany & Co. at SouthPark mall are a must-see for brides and grooms no matter their age. Right now there's an extra incentive to peruse the store: The Tiffany Bridal Jewelry Traveling Collection, on view through Feb. 5, is a chance to see even more brilliant creations and craftsmanship from the House of Tiffany. 

During a special opening event for the collection on Jan. 27, guests sipped champagne and delighted in treats from Reid's Fine Foods including adorable petit fours that resembled the iconic Tiffany Blue Box. 

 Treats from Reid's included petit fours resembling iconic Tiffany Blue Boxes. 

Treats from Reid's included petit fours resembling iconic Tiffany Blue Boxes. 

Lisa Bowers, a Tiffany sales professional, showed The O Report some breathtaking pieces, shared what makes a wedding ring from Tiffany so special, and filled us in on the trends among 50 and up brides and grooms.  

Here are some of the fascinating facts we learned - and a few of our favorite rings. We were particularly smitten with masterpieces from the legendary designer Jean Schlumberger. 

Extraordinary stones: There's a reason why Tiffany has been in business for 180 years and become an icon synonymous with the world's finest gemstones. An astonishing 99.96 of the world's gem-grade diamonds fall short of Tiffany's standards. That means only half of the top one percent of diamonds in the world qualify to become a Tiffany diamond. Tiffany cuts and polishes all its diamonds by hand and all its settings are made in-house by craftsmen, many of whom have worked there for decades. That process ensures that Tiffany has control over where its diamonds come from, a reason why it's a leader in the jewelry industry for going above and beyond conflict-free standards for the environment and human rights.

 Yellow diamonds are a popular option. Tiffany Soleste Cushion, left, priced from $16,200; and Tiffany Soleste Pear, priced from $7,400. 

Yellow diamonds are a popular option. Tiffany Soleste Cushion, left, priced from $16,200; and Tiffany Soleste Pear, priced from $7,400. 

Love knows no age: Most customers 50 and up are either remarrying or they're upgrading their original wedding rings. Yellow diamonds are popular because it's something different, yet it's still a diamond so it's very strong. Often those marrying again skip the engagement ring and do a band-style ring instead.

 Schlumberger Four Leaves Ring, $10,500. 

Schlumberger Four Leaves Ring, $10,500. 

 Schlumberger 16 Stone ring in platinum with diamonds, $9.900. 

Schlumberger 16 Stone ring in platinum with diamonds, $9.900. 

Where it all began: The classic Tiffany Setting is engineered to allow the diamond to float above a six-prong setting. It's the most famous, and the most copied, engagement ring in the world. Like all Tiffany rings, it's designed to be just as beautiful underneath as it is on top. They start at $1,500 and go up from there. We fell in love with stunner with diamonds on the band that's 3 carats all together.  

 This classic six-prong Tiffany engagement ring is set in platinum with a total of 3 carats in diamonds. $64,500. 

This classic six-prong Tiffany engagement ring is set in platinum with a total of 3 carats in diamonds. $64,500. 

An heirloom for generations: Recently, a young man came in the SouthPark store with the wedding ring his grandfather bought his grandmother at Tiffany in the 1940s. He had the original box and handwritten receipt for $1,200. He was getting ready to propose to his girlfriend so he had it reset into a new setting.

For men: Usually most grooms are low maintenance and just want a simple band in platinum, yellow gold or rose gold. Silver is also a popular option, especially among men who use their hands a lot outdoors. Mixing metals is a new trend that's also popular. Men's wedding bands start at $150.  

 Tiffany Flat double milgrain men's wedding band in 18k gold, 6 mm wide, $1,475.

Tiffany Flat double milgrain men's wedding band in 18k gold, 6 mm wide, $1,475.

 Tiffany Classic wedding band ring in 18k gold and platinum, $1,525.

Tiffany Classic wedding band ring in 18k gold and platinum, $1,525.