It’s easy to sweep Valentine ’s Day under the table when you've been in a relationship for a while but we can’t think of anything better than a day that celebrates love. So, why not forget the standard pizza and dvd combo and celebrate the occasion this year with one of our alternative Valentine’s Day ideas?
Drink gin cocktails at a speakeasy
Valentine’s Day isn't all about expensive fancy dining for two, instead it should be viewed as a fun evening to spend with somebody that you love. So, what could be more fun than heading out for a few gin cocktails? If you’re London based there’s a whole new wave of secret prohibition-style cocktail dens to discover.
One of our favourites and one of the first to hit London is the Marylebone based Purl which boasts a great range of multi-sensory cocktails complete with aroma, fogs and even foams! It makes cocktail drinking that little more fun and lavish for a special occasion.
Dine in the dark
If you can’t resist venturing out for a meal then mark the occasion with something a little more exciting by opting for a culinary experience completely in the dark. Restaurants like London’s Dans Le Noir make a great evening out, as you are treated to delicious food in the pitch black.
There’s no denying that things could possibly get a bit messy whilst trying to eat in the dark, which wouldn’t be ideal for a first date but don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. Eating in the dark will heighten your taste buds and you’ll experience a meal like never before.
Go to a gig
Now, we have a suggestion that you’d definitely never consider as your typical Valentine’s date location, - but you really should! Choose a gig by an artist that you both like and soak up the fun atmosphere with a few drinks. If you opt for a cool venue like Camden’s Koko club, be quick and you can watch the show from the comfort of a sofa on one of the balconies.
Do you have any alternative Valentine’s Day ideas? Why not get in touch and let us know by tweeting us @Nica_Handbags?