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February 2nd, 2011 Issue dayid

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If love means never having to say you're sorry, then don't forget Valentine's Day! Here are a few ways to get a jump start on the February 14 (you knew that!) festivities.

Avenue d'Amore
Literally win your S.O.'s heart with a Valentine's Day Giveaway by the businesses 48th Street and Chicago Avenue. Sign up at any of the participating venues by February 10 for food and floral packages (the flowers pictured here are by Spruce).

Big Bad Valentine
Shop local artists Karin Jacobson Design jewelry and Hungry Dog Designs paper doll greeting cards (5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St NE, Studio #288, Mpls). At a loss for words? Writer Sarah Sawyer will offer tips for craft that love note.

Love is a Many Splendored Thing: A Valentine's Shopping Bazaar
Be your own sweetheart at this group show that would be a one-stop, one-day shop (noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, Bar Lurcat, 1624 Harmon Place Mpls, 612-486-5500). Get the jewelry (Robyne Robinson's Rox), the lingerie (Sarah White's Jagress Intimates), the chocolates (Bonavita), the accessories (Furbellish) and the lipstick (The Elixery).

Stationery Saturday
Right next door to the Splendor, you can stop at Stationery Saturday at Lunalux (11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, 1618 Harmon Pl, Mpls, 612-373-0526, $29 for 10). This week, they're blind-embossing (printing without ink!) onto white or ivory cards and bright envelopes.

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