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Published January 31st 2016
Turn up the romance this Valentines Day
1. Paint your Date Classes at Cork and Chroma I have previous undertaken a fabulous class at Cork and Chroma and am so looking forward to heading back this year for their special Valentine's Day classes. These romantic classes allow participants to paint their date (or their mate) using the tips and tricks provided by the artist running the class. Now I've enjoyed painting a nice scene before with girlfriends but I am really looking forward to seeing the husband on canvas! Plus these classes are BYO so grab a bottle and come join us.
I've enjoyed a painting class with the ladies but now it is time to give it a go with the hubby.
2. Watch Breakfast at Tiffany's at the Moonlight Cinema in New Far Park For those couples on the hunt for classic Valentine's date the annual Moonlight Cinema is back on at the gorgeous New Farm Park. For $17 each you can enjoy snuggling your partner under a sky full of stars whilst enjoying a wonderful movie. You can even hire Bean Beads for an extra $9 each to up the comfort level. Those on a budget can pack their own delectable picnic or yummy delights can be purchased on the night too. We already have plans booked in for that night, but you will see us there taking in Joy this Friday night instead.
We have only enjoyed the Ben and Jerry's outdoor cinema before but are looking forward to something new!
We took this class just after our wedding and I have been raving about it ever since. Basically each yoga move in this 90minute class is designed to be undertaken in pairs. You will stretch together, helping one another bend that little bit further and you will get stronger together, using each others weight to increase strength. Working out this closely to your mate is an incredible experience because without their support the moves don't work. It is an incredible bonding experience.
Now if you aren't a yoga enthusiast don't worry because although I've been enjoying the exercise form for years this was the husbands first go and he walked away wanting to sign up for classes. It is easy, fun and at the end I promise you will feel closer to your partner. Read the full review here.
Enjoying a deep stretch together. Image credit to Stretch Yoga
2. Enjoy a VIP dining experience in the water or in the air In the past we have both enjoyed a Gondola ride on the Brisbane River and a Gondola ride in the air above Southbank on the Brisbane Wheel. Whilst very different experiences, both had one thing in common… they were very romantic. This Valentine's day the Wheel of Brisbane is offering a five-course meal in the tallest restaurant in Brisbane for $309 dollars or $239 in the week leading up to the most romantic day of the year. On the other hand Goldon Gondolas, which take lovers for a relaxing ride along our wonderful river, have a range of packages available, for all budgets beginning at $98 per couple.
If heights aren't for you, why not take to the water.
5. Combine relaxation and romance with a couple's spa package Enjoying a spa treat together is a great date for every couple on every budget. Those looking for a less-exxy night could opt for an hour long massage in their own home from a company like Ripple Massage. Those looking for pure indulgence should try somewhere that offers a luxurious package like the Full Day Restoration one on offer at On Eagle Wings south of the big city. Previously I've enjoyed this eight hour package that involves a sauna, infinity pool, a high tea, spa, massage, facial, foot scrub plus a heck of a lot more. If you are looking to relax together then a little bit of hunting online will help you find the perfect package.
My ultimate choice is On Eagle Wings Day Spa
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