Valentine’s Scoop

Places to go and gifts to buy, Kensington Mums are sharing the love this Valentine’s Day.

  1. Valentine’s Box Boutique

Valentine’s Pop-up Shop – Idylist invites you to feel the sun and share the love!  Valentine’s Box boutique will be at 340 Kings Road, SW3 5UR, London, during 1st – 12th February, 2017.  We hope to see you there to browse through whimsical cotton and silk scarves of Rumisu, sunglasses of Emré NY, hand-drawn elegant clutches of Fonfique, and fabric and colourful bags of Ipek Haznedaroglu. After 20th of February, Spring/Summer 2017 collections will be in the Idylist Showroom in Chelsea, SW7, for you to view privately by appointment. 

 

   2. Umami Restaurant

Valentine’s Day Menu  – Umami is a Pan Asian restaurant in the heart of Kensington and Chelsea, ideally located between Harrods, the Royal Albert Hall and the museum district. Umami takes inspiration for authentic dishes from Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam as well as their own signature dishes.  For Valentine’s Day Umami have a 3 course sharing platter for £65 per person, with a mango prosecco refresher on arrival.  Bookings can be made on line www.umamilondon.com

3. Baglioni SPA

Exclusive Indulgence for two – Treat your loved one to an exclusive SPA package for two, with treatment rooms and relaxation area reserved just for you both to enjoy our Signature Rose Indulgence treatment ritual in complete privacy. Your treatment begins with a Refining Rose Body Scrub followed by a tension melting full body massage, concluding with a sublime Natura Bisse facial. After your SPA treatment you will enjoy a Champagne Afternoon Tea in your own private space for the ultimate romantic experience.  You will also be given a complimentary Natura Bisse Gift to take home. www.baglionihotels.com

4. The Milestone Hotel

True Romance Champagne Afternoon Tea – Enjoy a delicious award winning afternoon tea for two in the exquisite five star Grade II listed Milestone Hotel overlooking Kensington Palace and Gardens.  The True Romance Champagne Afternoon Tea is a perfect balance of sweet and savoury, featuring three tiers of sandwiches, French pastries and fruit and plain scones.  Served with a pot of tea of your choice, served with milk or lemon and a glass of champagne.  www.milestonehotel.com

5. Kensington Palace Gardens

Romantic Walk – Wrap up warm and head to Kensington Gardens, one of the capital’s eight Royal Parks.  Kensington Palace, the Italian Gardens, Albert Memorial, Peter Pan Statue and the Serpentine Galleries, all located within 265 acres.  The Cradle Walk, an arched arbour of red-twigged vines, surrounds the sunken garden and is a perfect place for a romantic stroll. Enjoy a spot of lunch in one of the restaurants or cafes in the gardens.    www.royalparks.org.uk

6. Kensington Flowers

For a beautiful bouquet for Valentine’s Day, local florist Kensington Flowers are a fantastic choice. Kensington Flowers source plants and flowers every morning from Covent Garden.  All bouquets and arrangements are made to order and delivered the same day in London or next day nationwide. Bouquets, plants and arrangements can be ordered from the website or a bouquet can be created using your preferred choice of flowers and specifications. www.kensingtonflowers.co.uk

7. Fortnum & Mason

Valentine’s Day is the year’s best chance to sweep a loved one off their feet. Cupid’s arrows are poised, so take aim at Fortnum & Mason’s extraordinary range of gifts for him and her. We love the Utterly Smitten hamper Heart-Shaped Box of Fortnum’s Chocolates, a bottle of our Blanc de Blancs Champagne, tins of our famous Queen Anne and Rose Pouchong teas and Piccadilly Chocolate Pearl Biscuits – and for the ultimate in Valentine’s Day indulgence, a bottle of relaxation-ready Amber Rose body wash. www.fortnumandmason.com

8. Merci Maman

We are huge fans of Merci Maman and love their range of infinity bracelets for him and her, personalised and hand engraved in sterling silver, share your initials, names or co-ordinates of where you first met. Presented in a beautiful gift box. www.mercimamanboutique.com

9. Hotel Chocolat

It’s not Valentine’s Day without chocolate and what says I love you more than the classic huge, heart-shaped box of chocolates with a ribbon. 35 breath taking caramels, cocktails, fruities, pralines and more. www.hotelchocolat.com

 

10. Deliveroo

If you fancy a quiet night in, rather than going out, get everything you need for a romantic meal at home, delivered straight to your door courtesy of Deliveroo.  With 119 restaurants and wine merchants delivering to Kensington, you are spoilt for choice with the likes of Beaufort House, Maison Blanc, Balan’s Soho Society, PJ’s Bar & Grill and Veuve Clicquot. Deliveroo operate in certain areas of the UK, just enter your postcode on line to see who delivers to you. www.deliveroo.co.uk