A cookie for your Valentine? (Mrs Fields)
If you missed the spattering of love red hearts that seem to have covered the city in the last couple of weeks… and you are looking for some last minute suggestions to get yourself out of hot water with your Valentine… then this list should have you covered! There is something for everyone, from the budget conscious to the adventurous; if it’s not on this list then it’s not worth doing!
For those on a budget…
Nothing beats a picnic if you are broke. Grab a table cloth or a few beach towels. A six-pack of beer or a bottle of wine. Your iPhone speaker/dock for your favourite tunes. And a pack of chips or something to nibble on. My boyfriend and I have done this the last two Valentine’s Days and I am always surprised at how much I enjoy it. I don’t get to just sit and ‘do nothing’ very often so it is a fantastic excuse to relax and enjoy each other’s company. This is also a fantastic compromise to deal with those ‘Anti-Valentine’s Day’ types!
For those trying to impress…
If you are cashed up and want to WOW your Valentine’s date then a luxe experience in one our city’s finest hotels is our pick. (And whilst I thoroughly enjoy my yearly picnic… I would be lying if I said I wouldn’t be swept of my feet by one of these special offers instead!)
Stamford Plaza Romance and Seduction Package.
Imagine escorting your date into a room scattered with rose petals, with soft music playing, a bottle of French champagne chilling and a selection of chocolate dipped strawberries waiting for your indulgence. You won’t want to leave the room! Click here for more details.
Valentine’s Day Enchanted Evening Package.
If the only red you want your loved one seeing this Valentine’s Day is that of rose petals then treat them to the ultimate experience at the Emporium Hotel. A romantic turndown service with rose petals, a bottle of Mumm Champagne and a limited edition candle to take home… sure to set hearts a flutter! Book here.
For the nostalgic…
Regatta Hotel Veranda Dinner
If memories of loved up Sunday afternoons in the beer garden take you back to a time more simple… then the Regatta Hotel Veranda Dinner is for you. With almost 140 years of first dates, first kisses, marriage proposals, weddings and anniversaries all happening across the iron-lace verandas of the hotel, Valentine’s Day 2013 is set to be another beautifully romantic evening for those couples looking for something special. More info here.
For the foodies…
They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, that being said I am a sucker for a delicious meal myself. Vintaged offer an exclusive Valentine’s Day menu with pork belly, spanner crab and a grain fed Black Angus Sirloin…followed by a white and dark chocolate mousse and a selection of macaroons… You may be too full for a Valentine’s Day kiss… but you’ll certainly be satisfied. More here.
For something more casual…
For an evening under the stars, you can’t beat Brisbane’s number one rooftop destination, Limes Hotel. Details here.
There’s no better way to eliminate awkwardness by going to a movie… and Dendy Portside has you covered with the guise of a romantic flick and delicious dinner for two. Book here.
For the adventurous…
If fun and adventure are your thing then an evening full of laughs and activity are in order. Riverlife Brisbane offer a instructed night kayak along the iconic Brisbane river followed by a selection of canapés and drinks by the city lights. Book here.
For the singles…
Grab your girlfriends and indulge in an evening or sweet treats and dreaming at Max Brenner, Southbank. Check them out here.
Chalk Hotel Back to Love Party
Ditch the couples and get into some serious dancing this Valentine’s Day, with a complimentary drink on arrival and fun flirty games throughout the evening! Get tickets here.
Rose petals for a DIY romantic evening from French Flowers!