Valentine’s Day is almost here! Here are our top picks on what to get your lover and how to celebrate!

 

FOR HER

Penhaligon’s Elisabethan Rose 
RRP: $289

Camilla Montagues Capulet Belt Bag

RRP: $249

Available at: https://au.camilla.com/

Christian Paul Sydney Watch

RRP: $219

Available at: https://www.christianpaul.com.au/

Michael Hill 4mm Stud Earrings with Morganite in 10ct Rose Gold

RRP: $199

Available at: https://www.michaelhill.com.au/jewellery

Cocktail Porter French Martini Kit

RRP: $145

Available at: https://cocktailporter.com.au/

Beauty Fridge

RRP: $129

Available at: https://au.beautyfridge.com/

 

Sheridan Abbotson Linen Womens Slip Dress

RRP: $90.99

Available at: https://www.sheridan.com.au/

Homebodii Astra Cami Set

RRP: $89.95

Available at: https://www.homebodii.com/

Koko Black Chocolatier’s Praline Gift Box – 36 Pieces

RRP: $79.90

Face Halo Valentine’s Day Box

RRP: $59

Available at:  facehalo.com.au/facehalo.com

DG Designs CHANEL EAU DE PARFUM – PINK

RRP: $49

Available at: https://www.domgaucidesigns.com.au/

 

Davines – LOVE Shampoo & Conditioner

RRP: $39.95 each

Available at: www.salonstyle.com.au

Elizabeth Arden – Ceramide Ultra Lipstick – Flame

RRP: $48

Available at: Myer

Vista Print Hearts Mask

RRP: $26.95

Available at: https://www.vistaprint.com.au/masks/

Vranken-Pommery Rosé Portfolio

PPR: from $25.95

Available at:  www.vrankenpommery.com

DB Fragrances – Amongst The Flowers

RRP: $14.99

Available at: https://www.dbcosmetics.com.au/

 

FOR HIM

 

Amouage Interlude Black Iris
RRP: $459
Christian Paul Sydney Watch

RRP: $289

Available at: https://www.christianpaul.com.au/

Michael Hill Rectangle Cuff Links with Black Cubic Zirconia in Sterling Silver

RRP: $249

Available at: https://www.michaelhill.com.au/

ECCO Sune Classic Wallet

RRP: $129.95

Available at: https://au.ecco.com/

Aston James Fabio’s Signature Duo Box

RRP: $100

Available at: https://astonjamesproducts.com/

Australian Distilling Co. Shiraz Gin

RRP: $85

Available at: https://australiandistillingco.com.au/

Craft Cartel Liquor Craft Beer Boxes

RRP: $79

Available at: https://www.craftcartel.com.au/

WAYS TO CELEBRATE

Your Valentine’s Day Plans Sorted at Château Élan

Whether your Valentine’s is all about romance, a bromance, ‘galentine’’s or a giant dose of self-care, Château Elan at The Vintage, has your perfect day trip or overnight escape sorted. It really is an absolute jewel on the crown of the Hunter Valley. I can personally guarantee that once you’ve checked out this palatial paradise, you’ll be back time ad time again!

Château Elan have prepared a delectable 5-course menu for you to enjoy a romantic dinner with your loved one ($95 per person). Cozy up, overlooking the vast expanse of the property and enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbles upon arrival.

Or feel the need to impress? Start your day at The Spa, where the Couples Relaxation Package is sure to earn you serious brownie points. Experience 30 minutes of Balneotherapy (bathing in a thermal mineral water pool) with
refreshments including local artisan chocolates, followed by a 30-minute Relaxation Massage and a 20-minute Hair & Scalp Treatment. Finish your session by relaxing in the Hydrolounge area whilst enjoying a glass of local bubbles and a cheese and fruit platter. All this for just $499 per couple.

Looking to extend your stay? There is a range of sophisticated accommodation at the resort, including spacious suites with spa baths, and also wonderful villas with modern facilities. All rooms have balconies or terraces overlooking The Vintage fairways and the views of the Hunter Valley.

Visit www.chateauelan.com.au/whatson for further details and bookings.

 

Entertainment Park

Romeo Package: $325

Treat your special someone to live music and a romantic dinner curated by Entertainment Parks Head Chef, who previously worked at a list of top restaurants in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, as well as Al Aseel and Zenobia in Sydney. The menu for the evening includes a selection of canapes to start, such as smoked salmon and house made dips, followed by decadent lobster, lamb cutlets served with buttered pumpkin mash and sauté vegetables, accompanied by wine or champagne.

After dinner get the competitive heat rising and play head to head on one of 6 competition length lanes at Entertainment Parks tenpin bowling alley, then head to the award-winning virtual reality zone which is guaranteed to transport you and your loved one into worlds only previously existing in your dreams!

Finish off your evening with crepes and coffee from the surprise dessert food truck which will be popping up for the evening.And Entertainment Park has thought of everything this Valentine’s Day, including a gorgeous long stem rose from Mr Roses as part of your package

Romanticos Package: $375

This package encompasses all of the above, but if speed is more your thing, after dinner instead of bowling and VR you’ll take on your loved one in an electrifying race on Sydney’s largest indoor e-karting arena. This fumeless and ecofriendly go karting experience uses electric go karts that can reach speeds of up to 85km/h.

To book visit https://entertainmentpark.com.au/

Book a romantic weekend getaway
Whisk away in one of Camplify’s boutique campervans like Rosie The Vintage Viscount or One Lazy Sunday. These vans come fully equipped with everything you need for a romantic getaway with your loved one. Alternatively, grab a couple of your best pals and head out on a road adventure!
Romantic Boat Date
Book a romantic cruise on the harbour with your special someone, captain and crew are all included so all you need to bring is something to eat and a bottle of champagne or two! Whether it’s a catamaran like Wanderlust or a luxury boat such as Enigma, Flotespace has something for all romantic occasions.
Sydney’s famous paint and sip studio, Cork and Canvas, is back with another epic Champainting® experience: The Queen of HeARTS at Wonderland Bar.
Across two and a half hours guests will be asked to solve clues to find ingredients for their teapot cocktails, whilst deciphering clues to the whereabouts of their painting materials.

Package Includes:

  • 30 minutes immersive riddling solving to create a steaming teapot cocktail

  • 2 hours bottomless drinks (house wines, house beer and bubbles) with nibbles

  • 2 hours paint and sip session

Aria

Aria will have sittings for lunch from 12pm (last sitting at 1:30pm) and dinner from 5:30pm.

Dinner includes a 6-course degustation for $275pp, with variations available on this for lunch sittings. These include; 4-course degustation for $225pp; 4-course degustation plus two glasses of Ruinart Brut Champagne for $285pp; 6-course degustation for $275pp.

Beverage pairings are available at both sittings, alongside oysters, snacks and champagne offered throughout and a small bouquet of flowers upon departure. The Ruinart Summer Wine Bar will also be open on Sunday 14 February, for snacks and Ruinart Champagne available before and after lunch or dinner in Aria’s Wharf Room overlooking Circular Quay.

Yellow

The creme de la creme of vegetarian dining, Yellow has prepared a 5-course Valentine’s Day special with snacks to accompany for $140pp and the option to add matching wines for $80pp. The menu features two new dishes; purple daikon with green apple and wild fennel & sweet corn with chilli and tomatillo.

Chiswick Woollahra

Chiswick will have extended trading hours on Valentine’s Day, offering an exclusive set menu at both lunch and dinner sittings for $110pp Both include a limited edition raspberry and chocolate macaron for the occasion.

To help with the ultimate romantic V-Day picnic, Chiswick will also have Valentine’s Day picnic packages on offer. The luxury hampers ($150) are made to feed two and include the following: wood fired focaccia, Toolunka creek olives, Chiswick crudites with white bean hummus, housemade ricotta, barra-massalata and crispy bits, stone fruit with nasturtium and snow peas, heirloom tomato with berkshire prosciutto, rose turkish delight and a rose from Hermetica. Moet & Chandon Rose available for an additional cost.

Dumplings for your dumpling – Barangaroo’s new kid on the block, Chi by Lotus has you covered for your dinner plans this Valentine’s Day. With a $99 set menu designed exclusively for the evening of 14 February, loved up couples (or hungry singles) will enjoy a welcome cocktail, their stunning steamed scallops with garlic, chilli and seablite, jade prawn dumplings, yuzu cheesecake and so much more. With beautiful water views looking out over the sunset across Barangaroo, this one is sure to deliver on romance.

Looking for somewhere to settle in for a leisurely long lunch this Valentine’s Day, Madame Shanghai is the perfect spot for you and your loved one. Their luxurious $118 Valentine’s Day themed menu will include a rose mojito, crispy skin duck pancakes, steamed barramundi fillet with black bean, lemon and chilli oil for a little bit of a spice and a decadent serving of chocolate dipped strawberries to finish.

The Gantry Restaurant

The Gantry Restaurant are offering a Month of Love six-course menu to celebrate.

Guests will enjoy a specially crafted 6-course tasting menu including a glass of G.H. Mumm Champagne on arrival. The luxe experience includes Sydney Rock Oysters with lemon & mignonette and ends the meal with a selection of delicious local cheeses.

For those wanting to ram up the romance on Valentine’s Day, The Gantry is also offering lunch and dinner menu. Spoil the one you love with a romantic lunch or dinner at The Gantry Restaurant this Valentine’s Day. With stunning Walsh Bay views, enjoy a glass of G.H. Mumm Champagne on arrival. Choose from a specially crafted 4- or 6-course menu featuring the best of local, seasonal Australian ingredients.

Menu highlights include: Westhome Wagyu Tenderloin with Andean sunrise potato, onion soubise and cavolo nero,  Yellow Fin Tuna with macadamia, roast tomato and nori and Ruby Chocolate with coconut, raspberry and violet.

Cicco Zetland’s Cafe, Trattoria and Pizzeria

Express how you feel this Valentine’s Day through Cicco Zetland’s bespoke tasting menu, including Cicco’s famous antipasti spread, with a special addition of creamy salmon tartare and burrata dressing, followed by a delightful selection of Cicco’s best pasta dishes, as well as a beautifully seared barramundi dish. Of course, no meal would be complete without a desert of “dolcetto” (chocolate lava cake, vanilla ice cream and rosemary crumble) to share with your loved one.
Valentines Day Tasting Menu: $80 pp
Includes a glass of prosecco on arrival

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