Valentine’s Day is not far away but there is still time to impress your date or long term partner.
Treat them to something special with one of the following ideas, many of which can be sourced locally in Mosman.
Shower your Valentine with treasures
Jewellery is always a winner on Valentine’s Day and fortunately you don’t need to go far to find a beautiful piece in Mosman.
Local stores include:
- Family business Dracakis Jewellers
- Fine jewellery seller Facetti Jewellery
- Contemporary jewellery store Lily and Mitchell
- Local designers Elvis et moi
When choosing what to buy, think of something special to your partner. Try to incorporate their favourite colour or look for a design which reflects their interests or a moment which is special to you both.
Consider if they will be more likely to appreciate a modern piece for everyday wear or if they’re in need of something elegant for special occasions like galas or events.
Thrill them with blooms
The standard dozen roses won’t exactly blow your loved one away. Step it up with something more creative and meaningful. All flowers have a meaning so do some research to add a stronger sentiment to your gift.
Mosman’s local florists include:
Romantic flower ideas include peonies, matthiola incana (symbolising unfading beauty), chrysanthemums for passion, ranunculus (symbolising charm, attraction, and radiance), gerberas for beauty and purity and peruvian lilies for devotion. To support Australian business, ask where the flowers you are buying were grown.
If your loved one isn’t into flowers, a balloon bouquet can be another touching idea. Born to Party is a local vendor who can provide creative ideas.
Wine and dine
There is no shortage of amazing dining experiences in Mosman. Choose a venue with a water view, find a table at a well-established local favourite or go all out with a degustation menu.
The challenge at this late stage is finding a restaurant which isn’t fully booked. Take a look on https://www.thefork.com.au/ to discover availability in your area. You’ll be able to see which places have tables free and the times you can book in for.
Not sure about going out to eat on Valentine’s Day? Book a personal chef to come to your home and enjoy restaurant-quality cuisine in an intimate environment.
Plan a picnic
February is a beautiful month to enjoy the outdoors so if you can’t find a restaurant you like, take dinner with you.
Choose a bottle of wine and pack a hamper with gourmet nibbles. Picnic beachside at Balmoral, find a spot locally (Clifton Gardens is always a winner) or take a ferry to the city and stroll to the Botanic Gardens for a serene evening.
Sydney Picnic Co offers picnic hampers using fine seasonal produce, with prices starting from $145.
Indulge your love
Sydney chocolatiers Coco Chocolate are based in nearby Kirribilli. Pick up a treat from their French-inspired store or book into the Sydney Chocolate School for a fun and delicious chocolate experience. Visit http://cocochocolate.com.au/
Another idea is a voucher for a luxury day spa or massage clinic. You may have to wait until after Valentine’s Day to redeem it but a voucher will be appreciated as a gift.
Charter a private vessel for an outstanding Valentine’s Day experience and enjoy some time together on the water. Luxury cruisers and speed boats start from around $495 an hour with Sydney Harbour Specialists.
A helicopter trip or chauffeured limousine to take you on an evening tour of the city will also blow your date away. Given that Valentine’s Day is on a Friday in 2020, you could also surprise your love with a trip to the airport. Take them up or down the coast for a romantic getaway weekend at a high end resort.
Keep luxury in mind this Valentine’s Day and be generous with your budget to show your loved one you truly care.
Singles: Don’t be lonely on V-day. Grab a buddy and visit one of Mosman’s popular bars to celebrate your independence!