If you’re looking to treat or impress someone special in your life, Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity. But with experiences currently outranking material items in people’s hearts, flowers and chocolates may not cut it.
If you have a chic love interest with an appreciation of all things visual, you may want to break with the norm.
Here are our suggestions for some extra-creative and thoughtful Valentine’s experiences with a touch of London style. You’re welcome.
Go front-row with London Fashion Week events
Brush off your best suit and get your diamonds out of storage. Twice-yearly London fashion week just happens to fall on Valentine’s Day in 2020. Although some catwalk shows are notoriously exclusive, there are ticketed shows available to attend, as well as a range of fringe events. The perfect excuse for you and your sartorial love interest to dress up and head out.
Master the art of the world’s chicest sweet treat
The ultimate stylish sweet, the macaron is also quintessentially Parisian. A lesson in how to make these indulgent and dainty treats could be a great gift for a fashionista. There are many options for booking lessons, including the wonderful Ganache Macaron. Supplier to Harrods, their beautiful macarons have also been endorsed by Yves Saint Laurent. Stylish and tasty – the perfect combination for a Valentine’s outing.
Revisit vintage 60s style with Mary Quant
For those who know their style history, the Victoria and Albert Museum’s current Mary Quant exhibition is a delight. Featuring the work of the ultimate 60s icon, the exhibition displays pieces from the designer’s impressive portfolio. It also highlights the evolution of her style and charts her incredible influence on modern fashion. A truly colourful and memorable Valentine’s Day.
Do something different at the Fashion and Textile Museum
London’s Fashion and Textile Museum has an impressive list of events for lovers of fashion. From how to make your wardrobe more sustainable to getting up close and personal with couture, the museum’s schedule is varied and unique. To add a touch of glitz to your day, bookend a talk or workshop with a flute of bubbles at Harrod’s champagne bar.
Go for all the frills at the ballet
Surprising the lover of style in your life with a visual delight will always go down well. Treat them to a ticket to the magnificent Swan Lake, which comes to the Royal Opera House in early March. With costumes and set designs by the renowned John Macfarlane, this is sure to be a special production.
Happy Valentine’s Day from the Jeeves of Belgravia family. Wherever you celebrate, make sure you look your finest. Book your star garments in for professional dry cleaning ahead of the big evening.