Channeling the inner romantic

Allira Morrison at Sweets and Treats. d414883
Allira Morrison at Sweets and Treats. d414883

From traditional red roses harking back to the Capulets and the Montagues, it doesn’t have to be all small balconies and mock-death stares.

Perhaps your true love would like ‘I Love You’ strawberry champagne jam or tantric figs and oysters, or it might be bamboo socks and organic chocolate that tickles their instep, but there are lots of great gift ideas for Valentine’s Day to be found around town.

At Wild Seasons Flowers at Barberry Square Kalamunda the buckets of red roses are banking up to the foyer of the shopping centre for the busiest day of the year.

‘We can’t get enough roses,’ proprietor Brian Kostera said after more than 50 Valentine’s Days in the business.

Flowers are always a special way to treat your partner so why not buy them from one of the experts in the flower business.

Across the valley at Sweets and Treats in Helena Valley there is every kind of chocolate imaginable to tempt your tastebuds and sweeten your appetite; especially imported German Heidel milk chocolate in lovely tins.

Owner Noelene Lynch has also stocked giant freckles which say ‘I love you’ and the best seller, the bunches of bees and ladybugs, are boxed this year for something different and cost-effective retailing.

Sweets and Treats will also stock fresh flowers on the day.

Where to go
You can sweep your loved one off their feet with lunch or dinner at one of our Swan Valley wineries or local Tapas bars on Friday. February 14.
Some of the top local Valentine’s Day venues include:
– Jezebelles Guildford has a special
Tapas menu for Valentines Day incorporating
speciality seafood dishes
and desserts in addition to Tapas
favourites. Bookings: 6278 3538.
– Muscats, at The Vines, is offering a
three-course buffet with a glass of
champagne on arrival and a red rose
at the table for $79 a head. Bookings:
9297 3000
– Sittella Winery is hosting a Valentine
Dinner featuring a share plate,
choice of three mains and topped off
with a special ‘Valentine’s Chocolate
Dessert tasting plate.’ Bookings:
9296 2600
– Houghtons Winery 9274 9543
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