Valentine’s Day is almost here! Here is our list of top things for lovers to do and give.
It wouldn’t be a Valentines day gift guide without Jewellery. Michael Hill has sparkling goodies for both him and her with options to suit every budget and any style preference!
Roses are also a Valentine’s Day staple. Mr Roses, the latest roses delivery company to bloom on Australian shores, has launched its’ first-ever Valentine’s collection ahead of the amorous annual date, introducing a specially curated assemblage of fresh red roses from the finest equatorial growers across the globe.
Cultured by hand, de-thorned and arriving close to bud form, Mr Roses’ Valentines assortments include ‘12 Classic or 20 Sublime Stems’, both delivered in signature Mr Roses boxes – taking extra care to ensure roses arrive in pristine condition.
Beyond the classic stems collection, Mr Roses’ also offer the ‘Infinity Roses’ range, featuring real, handpicked roses that will last for at least one year.
Perrier-Jouët Blason Rose
Perrier-Jouët Blason Rose – is the surprise of the Perrier-Jouët classic collection, a gourmet cute brimming with luscious fruity notes. Fulfilling the promise of alluring appearance, the Blason Rose unleashes intense aromas of ripe red and black fruit complemented by a hunt of exotic pomegranate. Lush and lively on the palate, it lingers into a full, generous finish.
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For her: Amouage Lilac Love – the first fragrance in Amouage’s The Secret Garden Collection. The fragrance captures the true spirit of classical femininity in the modern woman.
For him: Amouage Interlude Man – a spicy woody fragrance that opens with zesty bergamot, oregano and pimento berry oil, perpetuating intervals of conflict which are countered by aromatic notes of amber, frankincense, opoponax, cistus and myrrh. Eternal notes of leather, agarwood smoke, patchouli and sandalwood in the base add lasting layers of depth and texture.
Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day with a range of delicious soy wax candles, Hand & Body Wash and Lotion and Fragranced Soap Bars. Fragrances include Lotus Flower, Vanilla Bean and French Pear.
Show Now: https://www.ecoya.com.au/
This Valentine’s Day celebrate love in style with BIG W’s trendy and affordable new Valentine’s Day range Cupid himself would envy! From adorable plush toys for the kids, your partner, or yourself to this heart adorned apparel and delectable chocolates, BIG W covers all your gifting needs.
Plush Giant Bear 140cm | RRP $50
Dirty Dancing | RRP $7
Things To Do
KOI Dessert Bar & Dining
KOI Dessert Bar & Dining has done it again – creating a series of absolutely stunning romantic treats and special menus for Valentine’s Day – ensuring there’s something for everyone looking to get a little loved up.
Valentine Cake: Made with the romantic flavour combination of peach, blood orange, rose, mascarpone. This stunning heart-shaped cake is available for pre-order at KOI Chippendale, KOI Ryde and KOI Macquarie for $18.00.
Two for Two: Sharing the love whilst sharing dessert is a great way of spoiling your significant other. For just $50 per couple, KOI has created a bespoke Valentine’s Sharing Dessert menu for two. The menu is available between Friday 14th February to Sunday 16th February at KOI Chippendale and KOI Ryde.
Book here: http://www.koidessertbar.com.au/
Bopp & Tone
Are you a hopeless romantic? Treat your loved one to a Valentine’s degustation dinner in the heart of Sydney’s CBD at Bopp & Tone.
Head Chef Sa Va’afusuaga has curated a bespoke 9-course degustation menu for $110/per person. Enjoy a specially curated Australian menu with Mediterranean influences including dishes – Spanner Crab; Beef Tartare; Coal-Grilled Australian King Prawns; Rainbow Trout Fillet and Smoked Duck.
Bookings essential from 5:30pm. To view the full menu and to make a booking, please visit boppandtone.com.au/valentines-day/
This Valentine’s Day, Tayim in the heart of The Rocks is offering a curated dinner menu crafted with signature flavours from the Middle East. Set in an elegant, historic location, the venue is the perfect place to spend a romantic evening in candlelit surroundings.
Head Chef, Ran Kimelfeld (former Head Chef, Nour) has created a 3-course menu for $89/per person blending locally sourced produce with fruits, herbs and spices sourced from the transcontinental region.
Expect dishes such as Cured Red Snapper; Marinated Eggplant Heart; 12-Hour Spiced Short Rib; Grilled Yamba Prawns, as well as Caramelised Filo topped with Pistachio Cream, Berry Ice Cream and Pear.
For more info and to make a booking, please visit tayim.com.au/event/celebrate-valentines-day-in-a-romantic-sandstone-cavern/
Gay Speed Dating: Cupid is making his way to Surry Hills this Valentine’s Day for a Gay Speed Dating event at The Winery. Within the leafy laneway, you’ll meet a broad selection of other single men on informal 3-minute dates with James Breko set as your cupid host for the evening sure to make it a fun and relaxed night. At the end of the evening, you’ll receive your matches via discreet text messages with the rest up to you! Enjoy a cocktail on arrival for some liquid courage and sign in from 7pm with dates commencing at 7.30pm. Pre-purchase tickets for $10pp.
For more info head to: https://thewinerysurryhills.com.au/events/valentines-day-gay-speed-dating/
Coogee Bay Hotel
Whether you’re in a relationship, single or somewhere in between, Coogee Bay Hotel is hosting the perfect Valentine’s Day Party for any type of lover. From 6pm on Friday, 14 February 2020, The Garden will come to life with entertainment, fun giveaways and food and drink specials – plus, entry is free!
There won’t be a dull moment with loads of love-themed entertainment to enjoy… discover your romantic future with Drag Clairvoyant “Schisandra”, play the Express Dating Game and find the love of your life, or get your love prescription from the Roving Love Doctor.
Spoil that special someone this Valentine’s Day by experiencing a night of luxury, overlooking the gorgeous Sydney Harbour and Circular Quay.
Indulge in a 6-course degustation menu designed by Executive Chef, Steven Hartert, accompanied by premium wines matching the dishes perfectly. Diners can enjoy dishes such as Seared Scallops with Apple Mustard Vinaigrette; Dry-aged Honey Glazed Duck; Pan Roasted Queensland Snapper and Roasted Grain Fed Beef. Plus, receive a complimentary long stem rose along with your Valentine’s dinner to let your loved one know how much you care!
$129/per person with a glass of Champagne on arrival OR $149/per person with a glass of Champagne on arrival and matching wines.
For more info and to make a booking, please visit qdining.com.au/valentines-day-celebrations-at-q-dining/
One of Sydney’s timeless hotels in the heart of the CBD is putting on a show for loved up guests this year:
All The Single Ladies, Lovers (And Lads) – Hilton Sydney’s new Pastry Chef ‘Chef Miko’ is putting on a show in the lobby based eatery Caffe Cino this year with live cake workshop’s on the 13th & 14th February. Choose the ‘#thankyounext’ cake for the singles or ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’ cake for the lovers and watch the team create your cake live.
From Luke Mangan, For The Lovers – Treat your special someone to a romantic dinner at glass brasserie this Valentine’s day and indulge in a three courses set menu designed by Luke Mangan for $120pp.
Hyde Hacienda Sydney Bar + Lounge
Celebrate Valentine’s Day against the sparkling backdrop of Sydney Harbour at hot spot Hyde Hacienda Sydney Bar + Lounge. The re-launched vista bar will be serving up a limited-edition cocktail ‘Strawberry Kisses’ from 10 – 16 Feb.
Strawberry Kisses combines Mozart White Liqueur, Baileys Chocolate Liqueur, Licor 43, Strawberry Syrup, Muddled Strawberries, Strawberry Powder and is served garnished with a Red Velvet Shortcake and Edible Flowers!
Single? No worries, grab the girls, reserve a spot at Hyde Hacienda Sydney Bar + Lounge and dance the night away with the venue’s resident DJs every Friday and Saturday night!
For more info and to make a booking, please visit hydehaciendasydney.com/
Bel & Brio
Shower your partner with love this Valentine’s Day with a specially curated dinner at Bel & Brio. Celebrate having found that special someone while enjoying a romantic five-course degustation menu in the intimate formal dining room of Corso Brio. Chef Davide Incardona has included a few of his favourite dishes offering a selection of authentic Italian fare including Catalana Scarlet Prawn Crudo with heirloom tomatoes and olive breadcrumb and the Homemade Spaghetti with octopus ragu, nduja, stracciatella and lemon zest both with the option to add Beluga Caviar. To finish the White Chocolate & Strawberry Fondant with black sesame and rose gelato and frangelico gel is everything you want from a dessert and more.
For those wishing to up-the-ante on the romance levels, the Bel & Brio marketplace can also arrange a stunning bouquet of roses awaiting your loved ones arrival at the table. Seatings in Corso Brio will be offered at 6pm & 8:30pm. $110 per person
For reservations please contact – https://belandbrio.com.au/book-a-table/
Bondi Icebergs Club
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at local icon and international landmark, Bondi Icebergs Club. The club’s Bistro, perched on the rocks above, has one of the best coastal views in Sydney to enjoy over your schooner and seafood (anyone can join as a Social Member for as little as $25 per year).
The Bistro menu features just the right balance of “club favourites” and seasonally inspired modern Australian dishes to tempt all appetites, including a ‘Seafood Platter’ for two people at just $90 ($85 for Club Members).
From 6pm on Friday 14th Feb, the clubhouse will also play host to its weekly ‘Sunset Sessions’ live acoustic set from local musicians.
No bookings required, for more info please visit icebergs.com.au/
Froze Your Way – Valentine’s Edition:The number one place to be this summer, Froze Your Way pop-up bar at Untied is getting a twist for the week of Valentine’s Day starting Monday 10th February. With 6 fruity and fresh froze flavours to choose from, the bottomless garnish wall will be getting a lover’s overhaul. Think gummy hearts, lips and red sour candy for just $12 a glass. To make things even sweeter, the pop-up bar has now been extended for an extra month, until March 30 due to popular demand!
For more info check out: https://untiedsydney.com.au/
Salt Meats Cheese
Salt Meats Cheese are sharing the love the Italian way this Valentine’s Day with a $39pp special menu which includes a glass of Prosecco or beer on arrival and the following:
Entrée: Burrata, sundried tomato pesto & Prosciutto San Daniele (Small Antipasto), to share.
Mains: Choice of to share: Any pasta or pizza off the menu
Sides: Choice of to share: Greens special of the day OR Truffle & Parmesan fries
Dessert: Small Tasting Plate (to share)
Book here: https://saltmeatscheese.com.au/