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Jewelers expect strong Valentine’s week

Jewelers expect strong Valentine’s week

Diamonds may be forever, but they’re not necessarily for Valentine’s Day. Big-ticket bling isn’t commonplace in February, area jewelers say. Gentlemen typically rush into stores and snap up some gemstones for their sweethearts the week of the big day. “It’s totally a last-minute holiday,” said Robin Johannes, who owns Johannes Hunter Jewelers at University Village.… Continue Reading Jewelers expect strong Valentine’s week

Local restaurants rank among the most romantic

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With Valentine’s Day still more than a week away, there are four local restaurants with reputations for romance that are booking up quickly. Mona Lisa, the Craftwood Inn and Briarhurst Manor in Manitou Springs, along with The Pepper Tree on the southwest side of Colorado Springs, were ranked among the 100 most romantic restaurants in… Continue Reading Local restaurants rank among the most romantic

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Consumers to spend more this Valentine’s Day

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Consumers this year are set to spoil their friends, family and loved ones on Valentine’s Day – and price is not a concern. According to the national Retail Federation, the average person plans to spend 8.5 percent more this year on chocolates, teddy bears and flowers. The survey shows that the average person will spend… Continue Reading Consumers to spend more this Valentine’s Day

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Blum Wholesale Florists plants seeds for growth

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For Pete and Mary Kay Blum, owners of Blum Wholesale Florists, this Valentine’s Day is already looking rosier. Valentine’s Day will fall on Monday, which is not the best day for flower sales, according to an American Floral Endowment Tracking Study. Still, that’s better than last year, when Valentine’s Day fell on Sunday, resulting in… Continue Reading Blum Wholesale Florists plants seeds for growth

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Couples to spend less for Valentine’s Day

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Couples plan to spend less on each other this Valentine’s Day, but more on family, friends, co-workers and even their pets. The National Retail Federation’s annual Valentine Day’s report, said that couples will spend $63.34 on gifts for each other, compared to $67.22 last year; but will shell out a total of $103 on traditional… Continue Reading Couples to spend less for Valentine’s Day

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