It isn’t often that we follow the advice of Bryan Adams, but February provides temptation. Singing his tune, we are recommending you turn Valentine’s Day into ‘a night to remember’ — and you needn’t stop there. Reignite the spark of romance in your life and don’t restrict the celebration to a single day! With a handful of tips from LIVEINSTYLE.COM, you can impress your partner anew and ensure the season of love extends well into the new year…
With ‘me time’ and ‘we time’ generally in short supply, it is likely you haven’t planned an elaborate treat for your better half in a while. Of course you can floor your beloved with a flamboyant gesture, but if you really want to win brownie points all year round, make an extra effort to block out the rest of the world and let your partner know that no one else matters. Book a voyage on a private yacht and leave your mobile phone at home. Take the time to reconnect and pamper each other with undivided attention. If all goes well, you will rediscover the reasons you chose each other in the first place and celebrate being in love all over again.
MORE THAN WORDS
It goes without saying: a handwritten card is a must, along with your chosen gift or hamper. Of course we’re showing you how to up the ante and so you mustn’t stop there. Personalise your card by making it yourself and, if you have a way with words, pen a poem for your lover. Once you’ve got this far, think about the setting in which you will hand over this memorable memento… and read on for our suggestions on how to set the scene.Personalise your card by making it yourself and, if you have a way with words, pen a poem for your lover. Once you’ve got this far, think about the setting in which you will hand over this memorable memento… and read on for our suggestions on how to set the scene.
HOME SWEET HOME
We’re happy to hang out at a crowded restaurant that’s banging out hot tracks at any point in the year, but on Valentine’s Day it is best avoided. Opt for a quiet evening at home instead and make it unique by planning ahead. Prepare a meal that pays tribute to romance (don’t forget the strawberries and chocolate) and enjoy being appreciated for the effort. This works especially well if you hardly ever cook, so go ahead and practice a few recipes to replicate for the evening. ‘Music be the food of love,’ so get a playlist ready in advance. You can light a few candles and fill your home with flowers, but don’t neglect this vital part of setting the scene — learn a new cocktail to serve up on the day. Let 'Diageo Reserve Brand Ambassador' Jamie Walker assist with useful tips and a step-by-step tutorial on making cocktails especially curated for Valentine’s Day. Shaken or stirred, these cocktails will ensure your evening is as unforgettable as they come.
THE GIFT OF LOVE
While memories of a magnificent day are sure to linger, mark the occasion with a tangible gift too. From jewellery for him or her, to a new gizmo that will be used daily and greatly appreciated, your options are endless. Luxury tickers are a particularly good V-Day gift idea — you can never have too many exquisite timepieces and these can always be purchased in a romantic his and hers package. Just one more way to remember that it is always the right time for romance!
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