LIFESTYLE – Create the perfect Valentine’s Date

Celebrate your loved one this Valentine’s by planning an extra special evening. Enjoy a night of romance in London Town starting at Gino D’Campo’s gorgeous restaurant LUCIANO, situated in London’s Aldwych. As soon you step into this stylish restaurant you will be mesmerised by the beautiful interior, the warm colours of green and gold instantly make you feel welcome. Low-hanging lights create a lovely glow over the marble tables and accent walls decorated with tropical plants adorn some of the walls. 

The restaurant has a wonderful selection of dishes available and an extensive gluten-free menu which is sure to please.  The restaurant has a buzzing atmosphere, and the fish is divine from the scallops which almost melt in your mouth, to the flavourful muscles and succulent swordfish. The delicious zucchini is quite the treat, and the service is fantastic. This lovely restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy a romantic evening.

Luciano by Gino D’Campo, 336-337 Strand, London WC2R 1HA, Tel: 020 3973 0733

After a fun night out why not retire to the Bermondsey Square Hotel BERMONDSEY SQUARE HOTEL a young, hip and vibrant area just south of river in the shadow of London Bridge. This lovely hotel has a great selection of suites to offer all of which themed with different colours. The red suite is kitsch, with a red lips phone and a red studded headboard, the perfect colour to celebrate this special day. As well as a bed you never want to get out of, fluffy robes, slippers and complimentary snacks can be enjoyed. The suites all have their own private balcony and one even has a jacuzzi! The staff will make you feel welcome, and the reception bar is made up of old suitcases. When you wake up hungry you can choose from a fresh selection of fruits, pastries, delicious coffee, cereals and tasty cheese. If you fancy a warm breakfast, you can enjoy a full English breakfast, breakfast baps, delicious omelettes and much more!

Thinking of presents can be tough so we came up with some fantastic ideas for you. RED LETTER DAYS have a great selection of gifts including a hotel stay at the BERMONDSEY SQUARE HOTEL. 

The Bermondsey Square Hotel, 9 Bermondsey Sq, London SE1 3UN, 020 7378 2450

GIFTS FOR HER

Floral Street have a lovely selection of perfumes and it isn’t just the great scents you will love about this brand as the packaging is reusable, recyclable and biodegradable. They have a range of sizes available from handbag-sized 10ml to the generous 100ml. We absolutely adore the FLORAL STREET WONDERLAND PEONY EAU DE PARFUM which is light enough to wear every day and perfectly flirty to wear on a Valentine’s date. This sweet floral perfume is stuffed with peonies, berries, and violets. It also features a shot of cedarwood making this a firm favourite and the perfect valentines’ gift.

Priced from £28 to £108 and available from floral street

THE CAMBRIDGE SATCHEL COMPANY have a fantastic range of well-made quality leather satchels many of which including THE MESSENGER STYLE BACKPACK are unisex. Just touching the stylish bag, you can feel the quality and appreciate the craftsmanship, this is a gift that will be treasured and will last for many years! This lovely backpack can be worn in many ways and with many outfits, you can put it on your shoulder for a more casual look, wear it on your back for an urban look or carry it by its Bridle leather handle whilst wearing work attire.  This lovely gift boasts a firm construction in supple leather, a rounded base, and the characteristic features of a Messenger bag.  Available in Black or Navy and Tan. 

Available from Cambridge Satchel for £315.00

Who doesn’t love Prosecco and Flowers, so why not give this delightful gift from HAMPERS who have created the perfect present for you, a VALENTINE’S PROSECCO AND FLOWER BOUQUET. The beautiful, dried flowers can be kept much longer than fresh flowers making this present a little more special and the bottle of La Tenuta Sconta DOC Prosecco is light and refreshing – the perfect treat to celebrate with. This lovely gift is hand packed in stunning signature box and is sure to create big smiles on this special day of love!

Available from HAMPERS for £49.00

GIFTS FOR HIM

We are big fans of the organic skincare brand GREEN PEOPLE and love their MEN’S SKIN CARE HEROES set which makes the perfect present for the man in your life! The Organic trip includes an Exfoliating Face Scrub, a Soothing Wash and Shave and a Cooling Moisturiser. This is an easy-to-use, 3-step replenishing organic facial routine for men of all ages with Sustainably sourced ingredients and its kind to skin. The perfect set to keep skin looking fresh and moisturised all day long!

Available from Green People for £45.00

WAHL have quality shavers with Advanced Lithium Power that any man will love and different products to suit every budget! From the WAHL AQUA BLADE, which is rechargeable and gives you a whopping 180 minutes of run time. It is a wet/dry stubble and beard trimmer perfect to edge, trim and shave! It even has 16 guide combs for versatile styling allowing you to achieve any look you desire, it’s no wonder it was vote for the “Best For Body” at the GQ Grooming Awards 2021

Available from Wahl for £89.99

Finding the right fragrance for a man isn’t easy but we love the ARRAN LOCHRANZA MENS EAU DE TOILETTE and think you will too. Not only is it great value for money at only £42.50 for 100ml it smells divine! A perfectly balanced fragrance, designed for men, the Lochranza Eau De Toilette is a delicate combination of patchouli and anise, creating a spicy base note, peppered with aromas of warmer, more floral tones. Created to have a deep, rich yet intricate fragrance, this luxury men’s fragrance boasts an affordable price tag with long-lasting scent and stunning packaging. Spritz across the pulse points to spread the fragrance for the day ahead.  A lovely gift that your man will love and you will love in wearing!

Available from ARRAN for £42.50

The WAHL RAPID CLIP is an affordable and easy to use cordless hair clipper.  Packed with precision ground blades, an adjustable taper lever and 10 combs for a wider variety of cutting lengths, the Rapid Clip has just about every short hair style covered, and you can even do fades with the bundled taper combs. Wahl’s Rapid Clip is fully charged within three hours and offers 120 minutes of cordless run time! This is a wonderful gift that is sure to be well received.

Available from Wahl for £49.99

UNISEX GIFTS

TWO DRIFTERS have a wonderful selection of carbon-neutral RUM available from their Signature Rum to Overproved Spiced Pineapple and Pure White Rum so there really is something for everyone. This British company is created in Devon from a distillery that is on a mission to become as sustainable as possible. Their Lightly Spiced Rum is smooth and aromatic with notes of vanilla, chai tea, toffee apple and delicate clove. This is not your average spiced rum, it’s beautifully dry, unsweetened with a subtle spice. 

Available at Masters of Malt for £30.44

MR BLACK ESPRESSO MARTINI GIFT PACK from VIRGIN WINES is the perfect gift for cold brew coffee liqueur lovers! It is perfect to sip over ice and delicious with a little drop of coke or lemonade!  You can personalise this lovely gift with a message of love, and you can craft the perfect espresso martini every time from the comfort of your own shaker! It is beautifully packed in a gift box with a stunning martini glass and how-to manual. It’s stylish, tasty and makes a lovely gift.

Available from Virgin Wines for £35.99

We are huge CÎROC vodka fans at Heart London Magazine and loves the variety of flavours they have available including Pineapple, Citrus and more. The CÎROC RED BERRY VODKA flavour is perfect for the day of love and is bursting with flavour. It is distilled five times to ensure high quality, CÎROC Red Berry is infused with fresh raspberries and blackberries for a refreshingly delicious and smooth experience.  The vodka is fantastic on its own and much smoother than other vodka’s, but is especially great for mixing drinks. Cîroc is perfect for celebrations day or night. This ultra-premium vodka is definitely one to bring out with when your friends are round or on Valentine’s Day to enjoy with your loved one!

Available at The Bar for £42.99