Oh yes, the romance of Saint Valentine’s Day is almost upon us! We’ve been speaking with many Mudgee real estate owners and renters, and it seems there is a split between those who love to be wined and dined on February 14, and those who deliberately ignore the whole day believing it’s all a money-making scheme.
Whether you love or loathe St Valentines’ Day, we have a few tips for those with partners who may be in a spot of trouble if they don’t at least look like they’ve tried.
- If weather permits, a picnic in the park can be very romantic. Naturally you should prepare the picnic basket rather than leaving it up to our partner. Cheese, dips and crackers will usually bode well if they can be kept cold, or you can be far more extravagant and prepare a full meal if your heart desires. This is a great option for new couples, especially those trying to impress.
- If you think planning a picnic is too much pressure, a romantic meal at a restaurant is also likely to win over any heart. Just remember, you may need to book ahead as you won’t be alone with this idea. If you’re unsure where to go, some great options are Mudgee Brewery, Isabella’s Trattoria, Arbuckle’s, Blue Wren, Sajo’s Lounge and Bar, and Wineglass Bar & Grill. If you’re a fan of Indian food, or would like to try something new by one of the best chefs of Indian cuisine in Australia, book now for two seats at Ajoy’s Burnbrae Valentine’s Day extravaganza, at Burnbrea Winery. Seats are limited, so get in early!
- Most people who celebrate Valentine’s Day tend to buy gifts of chocolates, flowers, or jewellery. Forget Me Not (6372 2258) is one of our Professionals Mudgee Real Estate team’s favourites, with their stunning flowers and gorgeous handmade chocolates. You’ll find beautiful designer fragrances at Spruces Pharmacy (16 Church Street), or if you’re feeling a little more adventurous why not pop into Cherry Red Clothes (87 Market Street), Vintage Rose (63 Market Street), or Lady Beetle Shoes (8/61 Market Street) to find the perfect pressie?
- In our opinion, a great gift means little without a thoughtful card attached. Whether you’re into humour or sentiment, there’s usually a card to suit every relationship. But don’t leave it to Hallmark to do all the work… this is your chance to express how you feel about your Valentine – use it wisely!
- If a card just isn’t enough for you, but your wallet won’t allow for a skywriter, you may want to place a notice in the local newspaper. Depending on the size of your ad these can be quite costly, but will no doubt be well worth it if your Valentine appreciates your public declaration of love.
Let us know how you will be spending this Valentine’s Day; will you be out celebrating with a loved one, sending a dozen red roses to your secret crush, or avoiding the big day completely?