Friday, February 13, 2009

A-Z of Valentines Day

With a name like Amour Amour, I had to celebrate Valentines Day! in its honour I have compliled an A-Z of Valentines Day... 26 ideas, trivia and bits and pieces... enjoy!

A is for Amour
French for love.

B is for Basket of Gifts
Create a basket of your partners favourite things for a truly personal gesture. Fill the basket with the little bits and piec
es you know he will love but maybe wouldn't normally get as a gift; golf balls, beer, his favourite spirit, CD's or an I-Tunes voucher.

C is for Chocolate
Seriously, there is no better gift than chocolate. Ever. Try Haigh's if you haven't already.
D is for Dining out
Sometimes it's easy to get into a rut of staying home, just getting take-away or going to the same local restaurants. Use Valentine's Day to dine out somewhere special! It's hard to beat the view at Cafe Sydney.

E is for the Earliest Valentine
which was written by Charles, Duke of Orleans to his Valentine, his wife,
Je suis desja d'amour tanne

Ma tre doulce Valentinee...
(source Wikipedia)

F is for Forever
Summit restaurant in Sydney has ten proposals every Valentines Day, and Jonah's sees one a week!

G is for Greeting Cards
Have a crush? Send them a Valentine!
The U.S. Greeting Card Association estimates that approximately one billion valentines are sent each year worldwide.

H is for Happiness
Whatever you do this Valentines day, be happy! I don't want to preach, but don't let the material stuff get in the way of just relaxing and being happy with your loved ones.

I is for I love you
Impress your Valentine by saying it in french, the official language of love; "Je t'aime, Je t'adore"

J is for Jewellery
Tiffany has a gorgeous Valentine's Day range for every price range.
K is for Kisses Be generous with them!
"A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous" Ingrid Bergman

L is for Love Letters
Love-Letters, compose your own or give hints and gift Love Letters From Great Men. A book that came to reality after a fictional mention in Sex and The City movie.

M is for Movies
Stay in and watch your favourite romantic movies;
With home-cooked popcorn

N is for Newspapers
Declare your love to the world with a special message in your local paper

O is for Oudoors
Grab a rug, pack a basket of yummy food (think cheese platter, fresh fruit and chocolates) and head to your local park or nature reserve for a day outside.

P is for Pamper
His & Hers spa treatments are a relaxing and romantic way to spend time together. The Observatory Hotel offers special couples packages and most spas have couples rooms.

Q is for Quality Time
Spend the day (or night) with each other, really with each other. Don't talk about work or the kids if you have any.

R is for Roses
Roses are a Valentines favourite for a reason! A long-stemmed rose will make any girl swoon, as will a dozen!
S is for St Valentine
Some stories claim he was a priest who was put to death by Emperor Claudius II for performing secret marriages for young couples during the third century in Rome. Other stories suggest he sent the first 'valentine's greeting' to a woman he fell in love with while in prison.

T is for Travel
Need an excuse to get away, even just for a weekend? Make it this weekend! See Wotif or Last Minute for some great deals.

U is for Underwear
Don your your cutest pair for a Valentine's treat! Ruffles, sheers and polka-dots are fashionable right now and super flattering.Image from marie claire Australia

V is for Veuve
Veuve Clicquot (my favourite champagne hint hint!) comes in a limited edition pink jacket with matching, detachable tag to write sweet notes.
W is for Westfield Bondi Junction
Purchase any product from the Chanel Fragrance and Beauty Boutique at Westfield Bondi Junction (Sydney) and receive your own Coco Chanel quote written in calligraphy for your Valentine.

X is for X-Rated
Up the ante with your sexiest lingerie, think Agent Provacateur or Victoria's Secret to really wow him! For Sydney girls, try Dirty Pretty Things at the Five Ways in Paddington for some gorgeous lingerie.

Y is for Year-Round
Don't limit the romance to just one day, make sure your loved one knows how you feel all year long.

Z is for Zzzz's
Enjoy Valentines Day with a sleep in with your loved one!


La vie est belle! said...

Fun stuff!

Mike Licht said...

You left out numbers, like the date: 2009.

Here's the New Valentine Realism:

Have a good weekend.

Anonymous said...

Happy Valentines Day Bon Bon xoxo