We are all so excited that our two year anniversary is coming up, and on the most romantic and celebrated day of the year – Valentine’s Day on the 14 February.
There has been a flurry of excitement around the office as we prepare for our own celebrations, and we are making this a landmark occasion as we move towards our big Birthday and all that we have achieved over the past two years.
We have taken part in numerous Charity events and are in the process of hosting an historic event at The Landmark Hotel on the 6 May – The Pink FAB Ball – raising funds and awareness for the incredible Charity – Breast Cancer Care.
We have received our very own stamp frames around our family’s most iconic character Lady Penelope from The Royal Mail.
During this time we have seen the screening of Thunderbirds with the relaunch from ITV, with our very own co-creator Sylvia Anderson returning as Great Aunt Sylvia in one of the episodes.
We have partnered with some iconic and innovative organisations, and made fabulous new friends and brought inspiration and joy to many from our fantastic team of writers and innovators.
While we are on the subject, did you know that Valentine’s Day was first associated with romantic love around the time of Geoffrey Chaucer in the Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In the 18th-century England it took on another life, and became an occasion when lovers expressed their feelings for each other with flowers, cards and love hearts, as it is today. It is now an international occasion, and one that is Universally celebrated.
So back to today, and I know you will all be holding your breath and waiting for some ideas for your own celebrations. Well as you can imagine we have been working hard to give you some ideas so that you are all ahead of the game and will give you time to order or book your meal, and here they are.
One of our favourite websites www.notonthehighstreet.com are doing a fabulous personalised ‘I love you’ pendant – perfect for Valentine’s Day, with some other amazing cards and gifts.
Order your dozen red roses from www.moonpig.com for only £21 – no gender judgement here. Both men and women will love these.
Go to www.cocoeden.com to order your everlasting silk flowers together with fragrance capsules.
Log onto www.virgin.co.uk/romantic-gifts-for-him or her and there are some unusual Valentine’s Day experiences from hot air ballooning to sports events and entertainment.
For romantic meals in London, book now for some amazing deals.
Galvin at Windows
Mayfair’s Michelin-starred Galvin at Windows restaurant on the 28th floor of the London Hilton on Park Lane is hosting a whole week of Valentine’s meals. Enjoy a lobster lunch from 10-14 Feb, a Valentine’s Saturday on 15 Feb, and for Valentine’s Day itself, a five-course menu including canapés and Kir Royal. Oh, and those magnificent views across Hyde Park.
Romance 100ft above London can be yours if you book a Valentine’s Day dinner at Babylon restaurant in Kensington. A scenic London skyline and a live jazz band will provide the ideal backdrop to a decadent four-course meal, including fried quail eggs with truffled egg yolk dressing and roast rump of lamb served with aubergine caviar and chutney. And for dessert, hot dark chocolate fondant with pistachio ice cream and crystallised rose petals. £80 per person which includes a glass of Champagne plus entry into the Club and Spanish Garden for dancing and a firework display at 10.45pm.
Soak up the romance of the West End at Aqua London which comprises of not one but two rooftop restaurants, both looking down onto Regent Street. Your Valentine’s Day dinner at Japanese restaurant Aqua Kyoto will consist of a four-course menu that includes miso marinated black cod with white asparagus and uni butter, and wagyu sirloin with kohlrabi puree and beetroot flower. Alternatively, enjoy a romantic evening in the Spanish restaurant, Aqua Nueva (pictured above), where grilled fillet of hake with chickpea puree, white prawns from Huelva and baby squid, and roast loin of venison with migas await. Both Valentine’s Day dinners are £80 per person and include a glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne (or a Japanese Velvet cocktail at Aqua Kyoto). The adjacent Aqua Spirit cocktail bar has a DJ until 1am for the later love birds.
Chelsea Riverside Brasserie
Escape the crowds for a secluded meal at Chelsea Riverside Brasserie at the Wyndham Grand London Chelsea Harbour, which looks out onto swaying yachts and calm waters. This is a perfect setting for a three-course Valentine’s Day dinner. The Valentine’s Day menu includes duck, lemon thyme sea bass fillet and grilled tri-tip steak. £29 per person.