Duke at Mission: Dazzle and dine this Valentine’s Day

This year we are extra lucky because Valentine’s Day falls on the Sunday of a long weekend, meaning we have three evenings worth of awesome V Day fun! Whether you choose to keep it to one night, or do a full weekend of festivities, we want to make sure you’re sure you’re feeling the love!


Valentines is one of those days that you really want to knock the socks off of that special someone. You could get ready at home, or you could treat yourself to some pampering before you hit the town.

Ladies, Shoppers Drug Mart in Mission is hosting a makeover event on February 13 from noon to 5pm. Dior, Stila, and Lise Watier reps will be in attendance, along with makeup artists to give you that perfect romantic look. Tons of awesome prizes to win, plus snacks and refreshments will be provided. Your $25 fee gets you a makeover and can be used towards an in-store purchase on event day. Call ahead, space is limited.
2412 4 Street S.W., 403.228.2129

Now to tame those tresses! Head across the street to Butter Beauty Parlour for a blowout style that will last you all night. They still have a few slots left over the weekend, so give them a shout.
2429 4 Street S.W., 403.415.3404, butterbeautyparlour.com

Guys, we have you covered too. Head over to Johnny’s Barber + Shop for fresh cut and a hot shave or beard trim. The best part? The shop is located in the lower level of Last Best Brewing and Distilling, so you can enjoy your favorite brew or cocktail while you get groomed.
607 11 Ave. S.W., 403.671.2016, johnnysbarberandshop.com


Looking fine, feeling fresh; now it’s time to meet up and let the fun begin! Let’s be honest, our favorite Valentine’s pastime is dinner and, really, with so many awesome restaurants in downtown Calgary, why mess with a good thing?

The Mission
One of our favorite new hotspots, The Mission has pulled together a ‘menu made for lovers’ to be served all weekend. Enjoy three delicious courses and complimentary Prosecco upon arrival. $45 for everything, ambience included.
1919 4 Street S.W., 403.455.5775, mission4th.ca

Ox and Angela
Share the experience with a Spanish tapas, family-style, set menu at Ox and Angela. The menu features many of our tried and true favorites including grilled albacore tuna, patatas bravas, Persian dates, and the chocolate terrine. $65 per person and wine pairings are also available.
528 17 Ave. S.W., 403.457.1432, oxandangela.com

Entrust your taste buds to Cilantro and you won’t be disappointed. Enjoy a four course chef’s menu for $65. All courses available individually along with their full a la carte menu.
338 17 Ave. S.W., 403.229.1177 cilantrocalgary.com

Pampered and well fed, not much more you can ask for on V Day… or is there? Well, we will leave it up to you to take care of the rest. 😉

A very happy Valentine’s to you, all of our friends and lovers!!

Erin @ Duke

Photo credits: Flickr (Matthias Ripp, Mainstream), Pexels