Valentine’s Day offers something for everyone
The Aspen Times
It’s Valentine’s Day — also known as Singles Awareness Day — either the most romantic day of the year or just another dumb, commercial holiday, depending on your take of the occasion (and maybe your relationship status).
For some, Valentine’s Day is just another day in Aspen, which means a day spent on the slopes. And maybe a little Sunday funday apres ski action.
It is a holiday weekend, after all.
Local Bridger Dawson said he plans to spend his Sunday “shredding at Snowmass” with his buddy Taylor Mayer, who happens to share his birthday with the holiday.
For others, grand gestures are in the works.
Proving chivalry isn’t quite dead just yet, 28-year-old John Annetti said he has a day full of surprises planned for his girlfriend, Whitney Hubbell.
Without revealing all the tricks up his sleeve, Annetti hinted that ice skating might be in the works, along with a room at the iconic Hotel Jerome — which Annetti selected purposefully.
“She’s been here all these years and never seen a room,” Annetti said, adding that it’s something that “she’s talked about since I met her.”
The two will celebrate Valentine’s Day on Monday, however, as Hubbell has to work today, Annetti said.
Whether you’re bit by the love bug or are team Stupid Cupid all the way, there’s plenty to do in Aspen this year on Valentine’s Day.
Here’s your guide to a few Valentine’s Day happenings:
CALLING ALL SINGLES
The Wheeler Opera House and local radio station KSNO the Mammoth are throwing a “Mingle With The Singles” party at the Wheeler at 5:30 p.m.
The Wheeler invites singles to cozy up to its new bar and sip from a menu of special cocktails created by Justice Snow’s, including the flirtini and Cupid’s Arrow.
Paradise Bakery also will host a complimentary sweet station.
But the event isn’t exclusive to singles — “lovey dovey couples are welcome, too!” the Wheeler wrote on its Facebook event.
The evening will wrap up with a screening of the romantic comedy “Valentine’s Day.”
If you’re feeling a festive flick but V-Day starts feeling more like D-Day, check out the female comedy “How to Be Single.”
The show will play at Isis Theater today at 2:45, 5:25 and 8:00 p.m.
LOVE IS IN THE AIR
Get romantic at the Creperie du Village, which appeared on the Food Network this week as one of the most romantic restaurants in the U.S.
Step inside the cozy French Alpine bistro, tucked away at the corner of Hopkins Avenue at Mill Street, and you will realize why.
The menu is about as romantic as it gets, as well, with sweet and savory crepes and fondue to share.
“It’s a very popular place for people to come Valentine’s Day,” head chef Andreas Neufeld said. “The space and music will make you feel like you are somewhere in France.”
Neufeld said his Creperie Valentine’s Day picks are a classic cheese fondue with fresh black winter truffles and wine followed by a chocolate fondue for two.
“Tres romantic!” Neufeld said.
WORK HARD, PLAY HARD
Too much fondue and chocolate?
Pure Barre Aspen is hosting a special “bring your sweetie” promotion today, where clients can bring their best friend or significant other for free.
“The whole thing about Pure Barre is it’s about sharing the love,” Pure Barre Aspen owner Jordan Bullock said.
“We want people to share their love of the barre,” Bullock said, adding that, “everyone loves a lifted seat.”
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