Valentine’s Day is a day dedicated to expressing your appreciation and love for your husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend, best friend or a new exciting love.

This year our Lifestyle team decided we would share with you our ‘top picks’ TO DINE, TO SHOP AND TO STAY:

TO DINE

Bistro vue  Picnic  Jonahs

Bistro Vue, Melbourne– Six course menu with matched matched wine – $290 per person

Valentine Picnic Hamper – Picnics are romantic by nature, they are intimate and can set the atmosphere in any location – park, beach, harbourside or in your lounge room. The picnic menus for two are perfectly packed into our clever cardboard table hampers. They come complete with a picnic rug, plates, cutlery and stemless champagne flutes and unfold to create your very own pop up picnic – $179.50 per hamper

Jonahs, Whale Beach –  Spoil the one you love !. Three course A La Carte lunch with a glass of bollinger special cuvee – $140 per person or Four course A La Carte dinner with a glass of bollinger special cuvee and Molton Brown gift box – $195 per person

Sake VD  catalina

Sake – Love is in the air at Sake. Spoil that special someone with a beautiful lunch or dinner at Saké Restaurant in The Rocks, Double Bay, Flinders Lane, Hamer Hall and Eagle Street, Brisbane. Start with a glass of Veuve Clicquot Champagne before the Chefs take you on a gastronomical contemporary Japanese journey – $110pp includes glass of Veuve Clicquot Champagne and special Valentines Day menu

Saké Flinders Lane will also be serving up their limited edition Doki Doki cocktail which features a beautiful mix of gin, amaro, champagne & rose pashmak!

Catalina, Rose Bay – Celebrate your love on Valentine’s Day and indulge in an extravagant dining experience at Sydney’s most Iconic Harbourside restaurant. Executive Chef, Mark Axisa has created a delicious three course menu with plenty of choice throughout – $150 per person, plus beverages.

Osaka Trading Co  Stokehouse

Osaka Trading Co, Tramsheds – Love and romance come to Tramsheds for Valentine’s Day – whether it’s a dinner for two or a double date. Arrive to a Tanqueray cocktail, then dive into a seafood-focused menu with a special dessert and hand-made chocolate truffles to end on a sweet note. $75 per person (matching wines available)

Stokehouse Q, Brisbane – The Brisbane River comes alight by night and Stokehouse Q’s open plan setting provides spectacular water and city views from every table. Join them for a special valentines day dinner; starting the evening with a glass of Bollinger ‘special cuvee’, before indulging in a three-course menu designed by award-winning Executive Chef, Richard Ousby – $140 per person.

Eastside grill  bistro G

Eastside Grill at Kensington Street –  Nothing says “I know the Sydney food scene” more than taking your partner to a restaurant that’s only been open a matter of weeks. Eastside Grill launched earlier this month on Kensington in Chippendale and aside from having a very cool décor, they are also offering a six course menu for $88 per person with wine pairing for $128 per person

Bistro Gavroche – Spoil your loved one with a night out at one of Sydney’s best classic French bistros; they’ll think they’ve stepped off a plane and into a Parisian bistro. The three course prix fixe menu offers plenty of classic French favourites to choose from including Burgundy escargots baked in their shells with parsley and garlic butter, grass-fed scotch fillet with Béarnaise sauce and French fries, shredded duck confit with bacon and crushed potato gratin and crepes suzette. $95pp will take care of the set menu and includes a glass of Billecart-Salmon Rose Champagne and a photo as a souvenir.

TO SHOP

Show your love with the gift of jewellery…….

Love Knot RingXO necklace

  1. Love Knot ring – $495 from Jan Logan
  2. XO White gold necklace – $695 from Aristides Fine Jewel

Couple Love…..

Love knot bangle Stylerunner tee

  1. His and hers love knot bangles from $395 from George Jensen
  2. Stylerunner personalised tees – $50 each

Just for Him…..

Tateossian bracelet  Tom Dixon tablet holder

  1. Tateossian double wrap bracelet – $149.95
  2. Tom Dixon cube tablet holder – $155

Give the gift of a special fragrance….

Tom Ford Elle  Flowers1

  1. Tom Ford Noir Extreme Collection set – $245
  2. Arquiste Ella Eau de Parfum – $249 from Peony Melbourne
  3. The key to every girls heart, a delivery of flowers every month for a year – why just show your love on valentines day!

Date Night….

La Perl  Agent Provocateur  Classic Gown

  1. La Perla Valentines day gifting
  2. Cupid set – $245 from Agent Provacateur
  3. Classic dressing gown pink – $470 from Agent Provocateur

Calibre loafer Bailey Nelson  Happy socks VD

 

  1. Calibre suede loafers – $299
  2. Bailey Nelson Australia handmade sunnies from $145
  3. Valentine’s Happy socks gift box – $49.95

Little Treasures……

Jonathon adler peace and love coasters   Love potion cup

  1. Jonathan Adler peace & love coasters – $65
  2. Ban. Do sip sip Tumbler – Love Potion – $30

Pop Click Fizz……

Pommery Veuve Rose

  1. Pommery brut royal non vintage in a gift tin – $109
  2. Veuve Clicquot non-vintage rose  – $109

Sweet Treats…..

New Farm Confectionary  Black Velvet CC  My little cc

  1. New Farm Confectionary box of delicious treats – $35
  2. Black Velvet Valentines day cupcakes $49 for a box of 12
  3. My little cupcake chocolate lovers from $4.30 each

TO STAY

The is nothing more romantic than packing a back for a romantic night or weekend away with your love..

langham Syd  Bannisters  Halcyon-House-Cabarita-Beach-Boutique-Hotel-3

The Langham Sydney – Enjoy the luxury of the Lifestyle Sydney Package: includes luxurious accommodation in a deluxe harbour terrace room, junior terrace or one-bedroom suite harbour terrace, a bottle of Laurent Perrier champagne, served at sunset, the langham breakfast on the terrace from $930 per night

Bannisters Hotels Mollymook – The perfect romantic getaway. Bubbles in the bath and a sea view.  Indulge and to introduce you to the finest food and accommodation on the South Coast. Bannisters Lap of Luxury package includes two nights in our premium accommodation, a voucher to Rick Stein at Bannisters Restaurant for the value of $150, cooked breakfast on both mornings and there’s more! You also receive a $50 voucher to Bannisters Pool Bar and a $100 voucher to Bannisters Day Spa.

Halcyon House – Book and stay over St Valentines and enjoy a complimentary bottle of rosé and truffles in room on arrival. Superior room $700 per night

Intercontinental db  Paperbark  Como Perth

Inter-Continental Double Bay – Immerse yourself in an indulgent summer getaway at InterContinental Sydney Double Bay. Experience luxurious accommodation, superb dining and an unforgettable experience at Rooftop, Sydney’s exclusive summer destination.  Package inclusions: one night accommodation, breakfast for two in Stockroom restaurant, complimentary cocktail and canapes for two at the rooftop on arrival from $429 per night.

Paperbark Camp – Combining unique luxury tented accommodation with wonderful food & warm hospitality, Paperbark Camp is a peaceful bush retreat in beautiful Jervis Bay – think camping for grownups! Deluxe Safari  Taste of Jervis package: Two nights accommodation, dinner, bed and breakfast from $1,320

Como Perth – COMO The Treasury, voted Condé Nast Traveler readers’ second favourite hotel in the world in 2016. Located within the historic State Buildings, dine in some of the city’s hottest restaurants and explore work by an impressive selection of artisans during your stay. The Valentine’s Getaway Package is available between February 12th and February 19th 2017. Getaway package includes: two nights in a heritage room, wildflower five-course tasting menu with matched wines, daily breakfast at Post and valet parking from $1,495 per couple.

QT Melbourne  Inchcolm2

QT Melbourne – Woo your loved one with a romantic night stay and dine package at QT Melbourne. Indulge in a romantic evening in any of QT Melbourne’s bars with a pre-dinner champagne or cocktail, followed by Valentine’s Day at Pascale Bar & Grill and a three-course menu that will delight the senses.  From Sydney Rock Oysters and French Champagne to decadent dessert decisions and a wine list that will impress.  from $450 per night

The New Inchcolm Hotel & Suites – Indulge in a 5 course gourmet menu designed by Head Chef Anthony Hales in Thomson’s Reserve for $149 per person or enjoy with matched wines for $209 per person. Make a night of it with a Brisbane staycation from $289 per night in a Hotel Room or really impress your loved one with a stay in our epic Loft Suite or incredible Thomson Suite complete with romantic deep soaking bath.

Our Lifestyle team can arrange your gift, dinner, romantic getaway or all of them for you to celebrate Valentines Day with your loved one.  Let us bring the romance back into your life!

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