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Activities for the Valentine’s Weekend

It’s that time of year again love birds. February already? Made plans yet for Valentine’s weekend? Make the holiday weekend special! This month Asian Avenue magazine brings you “must-do” activities to celebrate the Valentine’s holiday with your sweetheart.

Share the Sweets, Wine then Dine, Don’t Forget the Flowers!, Dinner for Two… or More, Save Room for Dessert-An Afternoon of Tea for Two or a Yogurt and Smoothie, Relax and Unwind, Enjoy the Show, and Keep it Fun!

Le Chocolatier
3718 W 32nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80211

Nothing professes adoration like the the generous gift of fine chocolates! This Valentine’s Day give your loved ones the very best in chocolates from here and abroad. Le Chocolatier carries Neuhaus chocolates from Belgium, Amedei chocolates from Italy, and Telluride Truffles from Colorado. Bittersweet, dark, milk, or white – whatever their favorite – Le Chocolatier will have something to satisfy their palate. The chocolate shop also has an excellent selection of chocolate desserts, cookbooks and movies. Remember – not only are fine chocolates an affordable luxury but their antioxidant properties can contribute to a healthy heart. What better way to celebrate the holiday of the heart!

USA Liquor
900 Federal Boulevard
Denver, CO 80204

Treat the one you adore to a flavorful wine this weekend! Be sure to get the best specials in town at USA Liquor, offering two low prices on both a red wine and a white wine for the romantic weekend. The red wine, Beaujolais, is a “fun” wine that will impress your date. It’s not too heavy and is fruity, so it is approachable even for non-drinkers. Moscato is a white domestic wine that is sweet and bubbly with delicious aromas. It is best served with desserts, Asian dishes and medium spicy meals. Either option will be a hit for your special weekend!

Great Wine, Unbeatable Price:
Beaujolais (Red) - $10.99
Moscato (White) - $6.99

Cherry Creek Custom Floral
229 Clayton Street
Denver, CO 80206
Tel: 303.331.0766 Fax: 303.331.9611

This Valentine’s Day, give the gift of a beautiful floral arrangement crafted by Cherry Creek Custom Floral. For the Valentine’s Day Special, share your imagination and Cherry Creek Custom Floral will create your image with flowers! They offer exquisite custom design floral arrangements and have design specialists with expertise in Hi-Style, Tropical, Oriental and European Designs. Cherry Creek Custom Floral’s artistic designs have been recognized in print and television. The shop only uses premium fresh flowers received daily from around the world. As a custom design florist, call for best results. In February, mention Asian Avenue magazine and receive FREE DELIVERY in the Denver Metro Area.

Parallel 17
1600 E. 17th Avenue
Denver, CO 80218

Treat that someone special to a sophisticated dinner that’s guaranteed to delight the palate at Parallel 17, Denver’s own modern Vietnamese cuisine restaurant. Savor P17’s special entrée, Duck Two Ways, a pan seared duck breast served with sweet potato dumplings, sautéed watercress and a shitake mushroom beurre rouge. This house-cured and smoked duck carpaccio, wrapped in candied beets and a pea shoot salad, is sure to please. Top it off with the scrumptious Mousse au Chocolat, a decadent chocolate mousse layered with chantilly cream, a banana brulee and sweet banana chips.

Make the weekend last! Come back for Valentine’s Day Brunch! Parallel 17 will be hosting a 3-course, wine pairing on Sunday, February 15th with seatings at 11am and 1pm. Surprise your loved one and let P17 bring superb tastes of Europe, Asia and America to you, all in one sitting. $40 per person. Reservations suggested.

A Tea Utopia
1280 Centaur Village Drive
Lafayette, CO 80026

Treat the one you love to an elegant and intimate afternoon for two! A Tea Utopia is a complete teashop that carries more than 400 loose teas and herbs, and is the largest loose tea store in Colorado. Come in and enjoy a cup of Valentine’s Tea. This is a special blend of black tea, chocolate, and rose petals. During the month of February, stop by and have a special Valentine’s Day Afternoon Tea for Two, which includes the Valentine’s Tea special blend served with a 3-tiered platter of finger sandwiches, scones and pastries–all for only $25.00 ($35.90 value). Reservations are required. Please call in advance.

1926 14th Street
Boulder CO 80302

Indulge your desires, guilt-free, at Cefiore, located in Boulder. Delight your taste buds with the all-natural, non-fat frozen yogurt topped with fresh fruit and sweet treats. Cefiore’s yogurt, best known for its tart original flavor, comes in an array of unique flavors such as Acai Berry, Raspberry-Pomegranate and Golden Cherry. All flavors are created using only the finest ingredients. They also serve organic tea, smoothies and snow ice. Cefiore is the perfect match for Colorado’s healthy, active, and thriving lifestyle - and perfect for a fun Valentine’s date! Open hours: Sun - Thur: 12pm to 9pm, Fri - Sat: 12pm to 10pm.

Vitality Spa
333 S Federal Boulevard #203
Denver, CO 80219

Valentine’s weekend is the perfect time to relax and be pampered. Start with a calming foot soak, followed by a soothing arm and foot massage. Finish off with a tranquil back and scalp massage. At Vitality Spa, all this can be yours for just $30 per person. This one-hour massage is a great activity for two or the perfect gift for that special someone. There’s no better way to show how much you care!

Vietnamese Tet New Year Gala
Saturday, February 14th, 5pm to 10pm
Davis Auditorium, University of Denver
2000 E. Asbury Avenue
Denver, CO 80208

Join the holiday festivities in the spirit of cultural celebration with a stylish event hosted by the University of Denver Vietnamese Students Association, on the evening of February 14th. You will be in for a full evening of a variety of performances including a dragon dance, comedy skits, fashion show, along with traditional and modern dances. Then famous Vietnamese pop singers will take the stage. Beautiful roses will be available for purchase to give your special date. Tickets are $15 for regular seating and $25 for VIP seats. Tickets can be bought at Pho Duy, Hong Phat Market, Cuc Hoang or online at

DJ Karaoke Studio
1535 S. Havana Street #A
Aurora, CO 80012

Sing your heart out Valentine’s weekend at DJ Karaoke Studio, located behind Denny’s at East Florida Avenue and South Havana Street. The music studio offers karaoke rooms of all sizes from four to 20 people, making it a friendly atmosphere for all ages. The music studio offers karaoke rooms of all sizes from four to 20 people, making it a friendly atmosphere for all ages. The music available allows you to be a superstar in a host of genres and languages, including American Pop, Rock and Top Hits, Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Thai and Tagalog! DJ Karaoke Studio is open Mon – Thur: 6pm to 3am, Fri – Sun: 3pm to 3am. Room rental rates are $25 to $30 per hour and only $12 per hour during 3pm to 6pm (Fri to Sun).

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