Darling, fly away with me!
There's nothing quite as romantic as jetting off on a little getaway with your lover! It is the perfect opportunity to steal some time together away from the distractions of day-to-day life and to immerse yourself in different cultures. So with Valentine's day less than two weeks away, we've come up with our Top 5 Last Minute Escapes for you and your other half to enjoy a little alone time together...
Just a three and a half hour flight away and you can find yourself in a Moroccan paradise. Morocco offers bright bold colour, spice markets, amazing foods and so much more that will delight the senses. Jane and Lucy frequently visit Morocco for inspiration and to curate our SS18 collection (watch this space) and so whether you are a Valentine or Single-tine these are our top places to stay, eat and more...
Where to Stay? Riad Kitula Marrakech (@kitulamarrakech) - A historic building that was once part of Kalifs palace it's a just a short walk from the Bab el Ksour entrance to the medina, the fascinating souks and palm-filled gardens. Other amazing places to stay include: Berber Lodge / La Maison / Scarabeo Camp (glamping in the Moroccan dessert).
Where to eat? Le Jardin / La famille marrakech / Grand Café de la Poste Marrakech / Amal Centre
Where to drink? Go for rooftop drinks at Nomad Marrakech - they serve amazing food too!
Things to do and see? Wonder through the souks and go for a romantic massage for two at Les Bains de Marrakech. Spend the day at the YSL museum and gardens and go for a sunset hot air balloon ride over the city.
Italy is the home to hot romance, culture and amazing food and wine! Capital of Italy's Tuscan region is Florence a city of beautiful cathedrals, exquisite food, rich history and the beautiful sights! With the Tuscan countryside lying just beyond Florence, a romantic escape here will transform you into lovers paradise.
Where to stay? Hotel Santa Maria Novella / Four Seasons Hotel
Where To Eat? Il Santo Bevitore
Where to Drink? Ditta Artigianale ... amazing, Italian Coffee!
Things to do and see? Piazza Ciompi, Florence's flea market is well worth a visit on your lovers stroll as is the Ponte Vecchio Bridge. Wonder the Gardens at the Four Seasons hotel and treat yourself to a spot of lunch and take a short train ride out of the city to go wine tasting at the local vineyard.
Stay a little closer to home and explore Edinburgh! A staycation, you really don't need to go that far to escape it all with your other half. Edinburgh has a rich history and it's beautiful buildings, castles and a huge array of things to do makes it the perfect place for an interesting and varied lovers weekend getaway.
Where to stay? Tigerlily / The Witchery / Principal
Where To Eat? Angels With Bagpipes / The Tower
Where to Drink? Panda and Son ... a speakeasy bar for a boozy evening out!
Things to do and see? Pamper yourself! Book yourself into Electric Edinburgh on the ground floor at Harvey Nichols (girls - the best bouncy blow-dry you'll ever have!) and team with an appointment at the champagne nail bar with Nails Inc to get your paws looking glam for a night 'oot on the toon'! Head up to the Fifth Floor bar to enjoy views across the beautiful and dramatic cityscape with a glass of fizz. The beyond medispa offers a range of treatments if you're looking to up the budget!
Where to stay? The Boscolo Hotel - home to the famous New York Cafe.
Where To Eat? A romantic bowl of Goulash anyone?! Okay, okay, we know it doesn't sound very romantic, but this warming bowl of goodness is the ultimate comfort food. Bestia would be our pick, serving delish goulash as well as steak and plenty of delicious specials - perfect if you're planning a long, lazy lunch.
Where to Drink? Be sure to check out Budapest's Ruin Pubs which are all buzzing with atmosphere, good beer and good food.
Things to do and see? Go for a romantic stroll and check out the cities stunning architecture at Vajdahunyad Castle, the Szechenyi Chain Bridge and the Parliament Building to name a few. Then, kick back and relax with your partner at Gellert Bath Palace! Budapest is famous for its amazing spas and there really is nothing more luxurious than relaxing in heated pools and then grabbing a relaxing couples massage after.
Canals, narrow streets, colourful houses and so much more Amsterdam is like no other. Less than an hours flight from London, steal a weekend away with your Valentines and treat yourself to lazy mornings in bed, casual strolls along the canals, amazing galleries and plenty of street food, beer, cocktails and more!
Where to stay? The Hoxton
Where To Eat? The Pancake Bakery - not only can you combine Valentine's and Pancake Day together, these larger than life pancakes are an absolute food dream! Be sure to checkout Foodhallen also, an indoor food market with a huge selection of dishes from sushi to burgers it caters to all!
Where to Drink? SkyLounge. A rooftop bar with views of the city, take date night up a level (quite literally) and treat yourself to wonderful views and a drinks menu with over 500 cocktails is bound to impress!
Things to do and see? Pick flowers for your lover at Bloemenmarkt, the world's only floating flower market and take a romantic canal boat tour of the city under cosy blankets drinking hot coffee - a great way to see the entire city!