8 February 2021
Who Needs A Fancy Restaurant?
It is Valentine’s weekend coming up and unfortunately the restaurants won’t be filled with couples staring gooey eyed at each other over a lovely meal and instead, people will be celebrating at home.
Having this restriction can make you feel like it’s easy not to bother (I totally hear you!), but there are some fantastic businesses out there that are offering some lovely Valentine’s offers and gifts, so why not only treat that special someone, but support a few small businesses too?
If you are a bit take-away-ed out, and up for spending a bit more, there are a number of restaurants that have put together some beautiful Valentine’s offers. I love what Applebee’s Fish, a gorgeous restaurant in Borough Market, has put together – a luxury seafood platter with matching wine to be delivered with full instructions for a real treat. Also, it’s worth checking out your favourite eateries and chefs as a number of Michelin-star restaurants are offering meal kits to enjoy something special.
Aside from a gorgeous meal, there are a lot of small businesses creating offers just for Valentine’s – below are a few of my local favourites who are also nationwide too. Do seek out and support local if you can.
Blooms By Charlotte – one of my favourite Cotswold florists who is producing some exceptionally beautiful bouquets for Valentine’s! Who doesn’t like receiving flowers?!
The Cotswold Candle Company – this gorgeous business produces some wonderful candles and reed diffusers and have launched an exclusive Valentine’s candle that smells amazing! You can buy from Polly direct online.
Priscilla’s Kitchen – this lovely local coffee shop in East Garston (West Berkshire) creates some stunning hampers filled with local produce all presented so beautifully.
At the moment when things are a bit tough, some other ideas could be to offer your partner an afternoon off (home schooling parents I am talking to you!) where you look after the kids and let your partner go for a long soak / read a book / watch a film and have some time for them, or why not arrange a surprise Zoom call with special friends and family?
And for those who are single – there is no reason not to treat yourself, or a friend, and make them feel special.
Little touches and thoughts go a long way at the moment and often, they cost nothing so please do have a wonderful Valentine’s whatever you decide to do.