A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO VALENTINE'S DAY
For many, Valentine's Day can be a rocky road and being in a full lockdown will only add to the trepidation. The supermarket flowers and bottle of wine that are fine for the other 364 days of the year just won't cut it on February 14th, and we all get sucked in to trying to make it special for our partner.
Fear not, our guide is here to make your romantic journey as smooth as possible.
There has to be flowers, and they should include at least one red rose. However, we would avoid just giving a single red rose. Valentine's Day also falls on a Sunday this year so you need to have planned ahead.
The Broadway Florist in Broadway would be our choice of florist for a couple of different reasons. Firstly, their flowers are stunning, and secondly, they make it very simple.
They offer a Vase Arrangement of Red Roses, a Hand Tied Bouquet of Red Roses and a Hand Tied Bouquet which includes 1 Red Rose.
If you are looking for something a little different, they also offer a letterbox flower service where you can surprise your loved one with a box of roses straight to their door.
What's even better is that is that you will receive a free box of Cotswolds chocolates with Valentine's orders of over £50 placed before February 7th 2021.
Wherever you are in the Cotswolds, there will be somewhere brilliant offering a takeaway. This removes the hassle of cooking, adds an element of excitement, and helps support a local business.
Our latest guide on takeaways that are available in the Cotswolds help. Some places have created specific Valentine's Day menus while others will be running with their normal menus.
Click HERE or on the image below to find a takeaway near you.
It wouldn't be Valentine's Day without a bottle of something to celebrate.
Did you know that you can buy some fizz made here in the Cotswolds? We can highly recommend the charmingly well balanced sparkling rosé with delicate bubbles (pictured below) from Woodchester Valley, a family owned boutique vineyard and winery in the south of the Cotswolds Cotswolds.
Another of our favourites is the delightful Classic Cuvee from Three Choirs Vineyard.
If bubbles are not your thing, then you can read our Ultimate Cotswolds Drinks Guide by clicking HERE. There are lots of wonderful local gin, rum, whisky, beer, cider and larger to choose from.
Check out our Valentine's Cocktail below.
If your partner is more of a cocktail person then we have just the thing for you.
"I Pick You" has been designed by the brilliant Harry Lodge (Go check him out on Insta - @shakermakers).
A slightly sweeter take on a negroni, designed for Valentine’s Day. Using off piste, a gin inspired by the alps but made in the Cotswolds.
30ml Off Piste
20ml Strawberry Infused Campari
15ml Martini Fiero
10ml Strawberry Syrup
Dash of Balsamic Vinegar.
Forget the last minute supermarket card, there is a card to match your cocktail.
You can purchase this, and any other Lino Cocktail Prints handmade by Harry, on his Etsy page HERE.