8 ways to get through Valentine’s Day

Feb 12, 2013 No Comments by

Red roses. Giant teddy bears. Heart-shaped boxes of chocolates. Yep, like it or loathe it, Valentine’s Day is just a little over 24 hours away.

While Hallmark and florists are busy watching the oncoming cash wave that the St Valentine’s tide brings in every February 14, romantic dinners and long weekends away are predicted to be the most popular ways to celebrate this year.

Whether you’re embracing or running screaming from the universal day of love, we’ve gathered some handy resources to get you through.

  • Lock down a last-minute date with this round-up of events and set menu options in Brisbane for V.Day – think high tea on a rose-covered balcony; champagne, tapas and a flick under the stars; and a sinful chocolate master class.
  • And make sure you’re well versed in who pays on that dinner date, no matter where you are in the world.
8 ways to get through Valentine’s Day
  • Heading off on an adventure? Read these tips for couples’ travel first.
As for me? I’ll be on a hot date with a bottle of wine and my flatmate. And Ryan Gosling.
8 ways to get through Valentine’s Day
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Home is definitely where the heart is for Celeste Mitchell who grew up on the Sunshine Coast but has been a bit of a gypsy ever since. After years of writing about boy bands, puberty, dating, fashion and everything in between for some of Australia's top magazines she now revels in 'pimping' Queensland out to the world.