Valentine’s Day is almost here! Here are our top picks on what to get your lover and how to celebrate!
Camilla Montagues Capulet Belt Bag
Available at: https://au.camilla.com/
Christian Paul Sydney Watch
Available at: https://www.christianpaul.com.au/
Michael Hill 4mm Stud Earrings with Morganite in 10ct Rose Gold
Available at: https://www.michaelhill.com.au/jewellery
Cocktail Porter French Martini Kit
Available at: https://cocktailporter.com.au/
Available at: https://au.beautyfridge.com/
Sheridan Abbotson Linen Womens Slip Dress
Available at: https://www.sheridan.com.au/
Homebodii Astra Cami Set
Available at: https://www.homebodii.com/
Koko Black Chocolatier’s Praline Gift Box – 36 Pieces
DG Designs CHANEL EAU DE PARFUM – PINK
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
Available at: Myer
Vista Print Hearts Mask
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
Available at: https://www.dbcosmetics.com.au/
Available at: https://www.christianpaul.com.au/
Michael Hill Rectangle Cuff Links with Black Cubic Zirconia in Sterling Silver
Available at: https://www.michaelhill.com.au/
ECCO Sune Classic Wallet
Available at: https://au.ecco.com/
Aston James Fabio’s Signature Duo Box
Available at: https://astonjamesproducts.com/
Australian Distilling Co. Shiraz Gin
Available at: https://australiandistillingco.com.au/
Craft Cartel Liquor Craft Beer Boxes
Available at: https://www.craftcartel.com.au/
WAYS TO CELEBRATE
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.
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/
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.
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 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.
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.