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Loveland businesses cater to sweethearts
Valentine-themed events range from elaborate to simple
By Craig Young Reporter-Herald Staff Writer
LOVELAND -- Indelibly marked as the Sweetheart City, Loveland carries some pretty high expectations when Valentine's Day rolls around. So local businesses are doing their part to make sure that the city doesn't disappoint.
From a two-day romantic getaway to a quick, fun dinner at a fast-food restaurant, local businesses are offering options to sweethearts. In case you're still scrambling for a fun Valentine's Day idea, here's a sampling of local offerings:
My Big Date
Some people in Loveland are tired of the sweetheart theme, said Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer, "mayor" of the travel and festival website HeidiTown.com. "But I say, you know what, you're Love-land; embrace it and run with it."
Kerr-Schlaefer, a Loveland resident who promotes travel across the state, is partnering with two other Loveland businesswomen to sell Valentine's weekend packages featuring local food and drink.
Thank you to the Loveland Reporter-Herald for interviewing one of the "My Big Date" partners, Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer with www.HeidiTown.com. Noco Short Bus Tours and My Big Day LLC are proud to put on an event that celebrates our Sweetheart City!
Have you made dinner reservations for this weekend? We have heard that restaurants around Loveland are booked solid! Be sure to call ahead... there is a lot of LOVE in our Sweetheart City. Everyone wants to spend Valentine's Day in our town!
The good news....
My Big Date has a couple spots open for our Brunch & Brew package! Book before Thursday 2/12/15!
Valentine's Day is 2 weeks away, and our Saturday packages are SOLD OUT!
Both the Brunch & Brew, and the Brewery & Distillery Tour packages are booked for 2/14/15.
As of 2/2/15, we still have a handful of Brunch & Brew packages available for Sunday 2/15/15!
Don't delay- these will sell out too! BOOK HERE Your Valentine will thank you!
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The benefit of our Brunch and Brew package is the you get to spend a FULL DAY
in the Sweetheart City, Loveland, CO!
***The NoCo Short Bus will pick you up at 9:45am and return you to the pick-up location around 2:00pm. After your tour, you'll have enough time to get in some shopping, and take advantage of the specials in your gift bag, then head to dinner. Be sure to book your Valentine's dinner ASAP, and Loveland is a popular place to dine!
BOOK ASAP-- packages will sell out soon!
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“My Big Date” reveals beer brunch pairing menu for their Loveland Valentine’s Day package
Loveland, Colorado January 13, 2015 – My Big Date is an opportunity for couples to celebrate Valentine’s Day in the Sweetheart City of Loveland, Colorado.
My Big Date includes two packages, a Brunch & Brew option or a Brewery & Spirits Tour taking place over Valentine’s Day weekend, February 14 and 15, 2015.
My Big Date has revealed their brunch menu that includes delectable food items handpicked to pair with Loveland Aleworks beers.
“Our caterer, Taste, and the folks at Loveland Aleworks worked together to craft a beautiful menu that expertly matches up each course with the perfect beer,” said Kerr-Schlaefer, co-creator of My Big Date and founder of HeidiTown.com.
After My Big Date guests indulge in a coffee tasting at NOCO Artisan Coffeehouse they will be transported by NOCO Short Bus Tours to Loveland Aleworks.
“When guests arrive they will receive a signature Loveland Aleworks beermosa to start their Valentine’s Day brunch, and then the courses will be served,” said Mechelle Martz-Mayfield, owner of NOCO Short Bus Tours.
Course One: Raspberry Sour Ale served with house made cinnamon rolls.
Course Two: IPA served with breakfast quinoa with fruit compote and (a sweetened couscous topped with honey and tea-steeped dried fruit).
Course Three: Brother Marks Dubbel served with a ham, egg and pesto pocket.
Course Four: Crow Hop Collaboration beer served with sweet potato pancakes covered in ginger butter and toasted pecans.
After guests have enjoyed their brunch and have finished their beers they will have an opportunity to walk through Loveland Fire & Ice Festival on their way to Crow Hop Brewing where they will enjoy the final stop on the Brunch & Brew Package. At Crow Hop they will be treated to a unique beer and cupcake pairing that has been specially prepared by the brewers at Crow Hop and the owner/baker at B. Sweet Cupcakes.
“We are so excited to introduce people to these special Loveland businesses,” said Christine Forster, owner of My Big Day, LLC, an event planning company. “This is going to be a fun, romantic and memorable Valentine’s outing for couples.”
My Big Date is brought to you by My Big Day, LLC, NOCO Short Bus Tours, LLC and HeidiTown.com, and has been endorsed by Visit Loveland. For more information on the subject matter of the press release call Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer at (970) 213-2354, email TheMayor@HeidiTown.com or go to ValentinesDayinLoveland.com.
The My Big Date hosts are excited to announce our Valentine's Day menu! We have partnered with Loveland Aleworks and Taste Gourmet Catering to bring you a delectable brunch menu with beer pairings!
Do we hear you drooling???? Join us for the Brunch & Brew Tour on either 2/14 or 2/15.
Don't wait too long to book! Packages are limited!
We are proud to offer all couples who join us on one of our Valentine tours a copy of the book, 14 Days of Foreplay!
Marriage and family therapists, Monica Lieser and Tianna Rooney remind us to play with passion.
They offer fun steps to help increase communication and flirtation --- perfect for our Valentine's couples!
All guests receive a gift bag filled with goodies (valued over $50). This book is one of the many items you'll receive!
About the book:
Ever notice an affectionate couple and wonder what their secret is? Realizing that simple gestures and interactions count as foreplay adds a special intention to how couples communicate with each other all day long. 14 Days of Foreplay helps couples initiate conversations and interactions that build intimacy. Marriage and family therapists Monica Lieser and Tianna Rooney offer simple, creative strategies to improve the way couples relate on a daily, and nightly, basis. From fully clothed make-out sessions to spilling saucy, appreciative secrets, the activities recommended are designed to suit couples of all ages, whether shy or boisterous. Utilizing the fun and playful gestures of intention proposed in 14 Days of Foreplay will bring a couple closer together in meaningful ways. Lieser and Rooney have created a fun, activity template that invites partners to follow creative suggestions with a playful mindset. Couples guided by 14 Days of Foreplay will truly speak and listen to one another, creating a new frame for insightful understanding and trust. The time spent reading, acting on, and discussing the book’s activities will enrich all aspects of a relationship, including problem solving, expressing emotion, and coping with change, loss, or trauma. Those who invest honesty into the process will be rewarded with the ability to embrace the joys and triumphs of life. Enhanced intimacy and communication are tools for expressing new and changing wants and desires, and for knowing how to listen and turn toward one another even when turning away is an instinctive response. Make the future a priority by investing in 14 Days of Foreplay.
Order placing options:
1) As always, place or order in Person at either Group Real Estate Office, or send your completed order form and check payable to: Thompson Valley Rotary Club to:
The Group Inc. Real Estate
5401 Stone Creek Circle
Loveland, CO 80538
2) Use Your Credit Card to place your order. Credit Card orders can be faxed to 970-667-5909, or emailed to: email@example.com. Please be aware, there will be a $2 service charge for credit card orders.
Completed form and payment must be received by February 4, 2015 Proceeds benefit Loveland Thompson Valley Rotary Club.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call either Loveland Group office at: 970.613.0700 or 970.663.0700
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