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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.


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.


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. 


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


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. 


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. 


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


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


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! 


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







Whether they're for yourself of someone else equally special, we adore these last-minute Valentine's Day gifts. The best part is that they're all at one location - SouthPark Mall

Top row, from left: Bring a bottle of wine to a party in style with this white leather embossed wine tote. $75. Brahmin; A Vase Pillow is a way to give flowers that won't fade. $89.99. Kate Spade; A delicious blush sparkling wine. Michelle Brut Rose. Nordstrom Marketplace Cafe. $24. (Can be paired with a box of Nordstrom's signature chocolates for an additional $28.50.)

Bottom row, from left: Rose gold makes this Drusy stone statement ring romantic. $130. Kendra Scott; Heart-To-Heart makeup sponges. $8 for a set of three. Sephora; A chain belt with a leather back and a fun heart charm. $195. St. John.