Who better to ask about how to spend one of the most romantic days of the year than luxury expert and celebrity wedding planner Mark Niemierko? Having curated some of the most amazing weddings I have ever seen including uber luxe details like individual embossed suede menus (OMG) all the up to transforming entire aisles into whimsical winter wonderlands, Mark is the king of couture and craft.
Listed below are 6 fabulous ways to spend Valentine’s Day with your loved one according to Mark, whether its having lunch for two at one of London’s newest and finest restaurants, or ordering decadent take away amidst an array of beautifully arranged flowers, but the Niemierko way, which means 100% chic, glam and gorgeous.
Photos by Nikole Ramsay
1) Breakfast and a Love Letter
For sheer indulgence start your Valentines day with a breakfast at The Wolseley . Champagne with Beluga caviar and scrambled eggs. For added wow have the Maitre d’ present your loved one with a personalised love letter, scribed by calligrapher Paul Antonio.
2) Lunch at Dinner
Arrange a long romantic Lunch at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal at the Mandarin Oriental. Naturally you’ll arrange to buy out the restaurant and have Heston himself create a personalised menu. Who said romance is dead?
3) Take Away the Right Way
Commission Elton John’s personal florist, Rob Van Helden, to come to your home, filling every available space with an abundance of roses and nightlight candles. Then simply order in your favourite meal from Deliverance, whilst a bottle of Krug Clos de Mesnil cools on ice.
4) Personal Shopping Experience to Top Them All
You need your Valentine to look his/her best for the night. Arrange for a chauffeur to whisk them off to Browns on South Molton Street. Having arranged a VIP personal shopping experience, choose from the extensive collection of designers from Christopher Kane to Marc Jacobs. Dressed to impress there is no other choice but to dine at Table Lumiere in Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester. You’ll also need a hotel suite to go with the restaurant table mind.
5) Popcorn Romance
Exclusively hire Screening Room Two at the Soho Hotel for you and your date, cosy up on one of their “love seats” to watch a classic romance such as Gone with The Wind or Casablanca. No popcorn however, just cocktails and chic sweet treats from Peggy Porschen to enjoy.
6) A Night Away From Home
Book the stunning hotel suite that is The Apartment at the Connaught Hotel. Start your evening off by ordering an infused martini from the Connaught Bar’s Martini trolley, shaken by an expert mixologist. Heaven.