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An extraordinary engagement


Valentine’s Day, with the great sentiment and romance behind it, ushers in the perfect occasion for that once-in-a-lifetime proposal.

 

Polished Diamonds

Such an occasion is certainly worthy of an extraordinary engagement ring defined by exceptional quality and craftsmanship.

Polished Diamonds rises to this challenge with gusto.

Operating through its incredibly efficient website www.polisheddiamonds.co.nz and from its plush location on New Regent Street, the business can offer veritable perfection.

Utilising a state-of-the-art CAD system, bespoke and synergistic engagement and wedding rings can be created using stunning, ethically-mined diamonds.

These exquisite pieces have the potential to become legacy heirlooms, passed from generation to generation.

Owner Dan Joines says if people can dream it, they can create it.

“In a little over a week we can reproduce a client’s ultimate vision from their photos, images or design ideas.”

Discover the infinite possibilities today, visit the design studio at 30 New Regent Street, or call 0800 233 299.


 

Love is in the air


“There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence,” so wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson in the 19th century, and perhaps this pithy but somewhat profound statement encapsulates best why the rose has, for centuries, symbolised love and is the flower most given on Valentine’s Day.

 

 

Allan Jarden of Central City Flowers is a passionate floral designer who goes that extra mile to create fresh and stunning arrangements certain to captivate and charm every heart; The recipient of a Valentine’s bouquet created by Allan and his team of fully qualified florists is lucky indeed.

Should roses not be the flowers you choose to woo with, then pop online to browse beautiful bouquets for some inspiration; alternatively, if something with a touch of understated allure is more your style, then a Phalaenopsis orchid in a ceramic vase, for instance, makes for an elegant and enchanting gift of love.

But for the ultimate heart-hit of Cupid’s arrow, consider a delivery of flowers, chocolates and something sweetly scented, such as a pamper pack of botanic and fruit fragranced goodies, a rose scented soap or a divinely perfumed candle, to your loved one’s door.

You never know, by this time next year, you might be clutching another bouquet from Central City Flowers and repeating after the minister those two magic little words – “I do!”

Find Central City Flowers at 92 Colombo Street (corner Colombo Street and Fisher Avenue), phone 03 961 8165 or email info@christchurchcityflowers.co.nz.


 

Rude or romantic: you choose


Ooh la la, we’re turning up the heat this Valentine’s Day for you and your valentine next month.

 

 

You’ll be thanking us later, after a night of indulging in aphrodisiacs – it won’t just be getting steamy in the kitchen.

You can sink your teeth into something special, with two enticing set menus created just for the night.

With its Garden of Eden décor, Original Sin is the perfect place to channel your inner Adam and Eve and choose the path of an intimate romantic dinner or taste the forbidden fruit with a naughtier menu that would make anyone blush.

Date: Friday 14 February – from 5pm
Location: Original Sin Restaurant

Seats are limited so book now and indulge in a three-course meal.

Make your dinner date one-to-remember and get in touch to reserve your seat and a night of romance with Original Sin on 03 595 5330 or email reservations@originalsin.co.nz.


 

Head North for Valentine’s Day

Head North for Valentine’s Day


Whether glamping in the wilds near Cheviot, fine dining in Rangiora, or a day picnicking at the Ashley River, the countryside north of the Waimakariri offers a wealth of activities, sights and fun, no matter what you like getting up to.

 

Head North for Valentine’s Day

 

With the celebration of Valentine’s Day upon us, for those who have yet to make plans to do something special on the day, or even the weekend following, here are just a few ideas that are well worth the trip north. Gifts for Valentine’s Day, birthdays or any special occasion, there are too many standout sources to list, but there are a few world famous in Canterbury stores well worth a mention. Mumma T Trading Lounge in Amberley offers a vast mix of old and new collectibles, including new and retro clothing, homewares, curios, furniture, bodycare products, artworks and antiques.

Ruby 6 is just around the corner with a selection of fashion and accessories, handcrafted ceramics and art, toys and books for children. On route 72 to Oxford is an emporium in the truest sense of the title. A spectacular array of homewares, art, jewellery, clothing, homeopathic products, kitchen gadgets, leadlight lamps, candles, treasures for the garden, NZ made leather goods, wrought iron art and glassware, beautiful figurines, handbags, scarves and more.

Not only is it an amazing shop to spend an easy hour or two in, it’s a world class café and bar. “It’s a dining destination,” says Steve Thomson who owns the Route 72 Café Bar Emporium in Cust with his wife Annette. With fantastic views from the upstairs dining room and a delicious breakfast lunch and dinner menu, Route 72 is perfect for that intimate, special meal. Reservations are recommended.

If off the beaten track appeals, Lemongrass Thai Restaurant in Loburn has a delicious menu and just for Valentine’s Day has prepared an exquisite dessert of Drambuie panna cotta with strawberries and chocolate. Bookings are essential.
Cruisy Days Diner, a 50s themed diner in Oxford offers half priced breakfasts on Thursdays. Valentine’s Day is a Thursday – just sayin’.

When it comes to Valentine’s Day there is nothing more romantic than a night away with your loved one. Dotted throughout the region are a multitude of high quality accommodation destinations – campgrounds, hotels, motels, farmstays, retreats, huts and cabins. One popular getaway is the Hurunui River Retreat. Nestled into a peaceful rural valley are two fully contained cottages close to the Hurunui River for swimming and fishing.

Chill out during the day, enjoy nearby vineyards and restaurants and at night relax in the outside tub taking in the spectacular sky and listening to the frogs. The Tiromoana Bush Walkway is one of many walks in the area, and offers a fantastic hiking experience for all ages and abilities. Te Ara Matairangi boasts a new coastal viewing platform and ceremonial pou and is a must visit if long, easy walks are on your to-do list.