3 Glossy Things To Do This Valentine’s Day

Are you still wondering how best to WOO your SWEETHEART this VALENTINE’S DAY? We’ve got three GLOSSY solutions that won’t disappoint …

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Pembroke Suite

Five Star Suite Love Affair At InterContinental Dublin This Valentine’s

This Valentine’s, wine and dine your sweetheart with the remarkable ‘Suite Love Affair’ escape at the Five Star InterContinental Dublin in Ballsbridge, and discover that romance is truly on the menu with this most indulgent retreat.

The exquisite ‘Suite Love Affair’ is designed as the ultimate declaration of love featuring an overnight in Dublin’s most opulent penthouse, the Pembroke Suite. With its three Juliette Balconies overlooking the city skyline, newly refurbished in the finest, sumptuous silks and soft fabrics, this oasis of luxury will have you fall in love with its antique furniture, fine art, walk-in wardrobes, elegant, and stylish living and dining area with butler kitchen.

On arrival, sip the finest champagne, enjoy freshly shucked oysters and hand-made red velvet cupcakes, and relax in the award winning Spa with a ‘His & Her’s Signature Treatment’ followed by dips in the Pool and Thermal Suite, as the personal valet unpacks your bags and arranges your bouquet of long stemmed roses. Enjoy five star ‘Butler Service’ with a delicious gourmet dinner, served privately in the Pembroke Suite’s magnificent dining area and then retire for the evening. Wake up to a delicious full Irish breakfast served in-room and avail of the late check-out. Also included is a chauffeur driven limo for a private consultation with a diamond consultant at Paul Sheeran Jeweller who will assist in picking the perfect diamond ring.

Be inspired to make the most of Valentine’s day with this unforgettable escape.

InterContinental Dublin’s Five Star Suite Love Affair from €2,100, is available from 10-19 February, 2017. To book call 01 665 4000.

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Ballynahinch Castle

Pop the all-important question on the top of nearby Diamond Hill with the seamless assistance of Ballynahinch Castle

If you love spending time together in the great outdoors then here is the ultimate wedding proposal idea – pop the question in spectacular fresh air fashion, right at the top of the appropriately named Diamond Hill, next door to Ballynahinch Castle in Connemara’s gorgeous National Park.

With stunning views of the sweeping inland valleys right out to sea, the hike up Diamond Hill is exhilarating enough, never mind what may occur at the top – absolutely breathtaking!

The picnic butler from Ballynahinch Castle will be waiting at the summit of Diamond Hill with a specially prepared picnic basket full of treats and a bottle of chilled champagne. Having set the scene, he will make himself scarce during the all-important proposal, but will return once everything has been satisfactorily settled. While he packs away after the most romantic picnic ever, the newly betrothed make their way back to Ballynahinch for a celebratory candlelit dinner in the handsome Owenmore Restaurant.

This very special package can only be arranged over the phone, to make absolutely sure there is no browser history or letters in the post to give the game away!

With two nights bed and breakfast in one of Ballynahinch Castle’s lovely Riverside rooms with views over the river, the Diamond package including the picnic butler proposal and celebratory candlelit dinner costs from €445 per person.

A jewel of a setting for a gem of an idea, wedding proposals on Diamond Hill with the flawless assistance of Ballynahinch Castle will shine bright like a diamond… www.ballynahinch-castle.com (+ 353 95 31006)

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‘The Boodles Luxury Diamond Experience’ at The Westbury

Located at the heart of Dublin’s bustling Grafton Street are two destinations renowned for luxury and prestige, The Westbury and Boodles. Ahead of Valentine’s Day, these two prestigious partners have come together to create an exclusive overnight experience encompassing an evening filled with indulgence and elegance.

This experience will start on a sparkling note for The Westbury guests, as they delve deep into the word of diamonds with Boodles boutique expert. Guests will relax and enjoy a glass of champagne as the intricate craftsmanship which makes Boodles so special is explained. The Boodles family have an unrivalled knowledge of diamonds and fine jewellery and will happily answer any questions guests may have.

The Westbury’s city centre location makes it an ideal hub to explore all that Dublin has to offer. Guests can indulge in some retail therapy in Dublin’s premier shopping streets, before returning to The Westbury for a bespoke Boodles Pink Diamond Cocktail, a sumptuous infusion which channels the beauty of Boodles exceptional pink diamond collection.

“Created by The Westbury’s award winning mixologists, using only the finest ingredients, the Boodles Pink Diamond Cocktail is made up of; Blackwater Strawberry Gin, Dolin Chambreyzette, freshly squeezed lemon juice, fresh strawberry, basil and topped with Dom Pérignon champagne –  a romantic potion to enjoy with a loved one.”

This package includes overnight accommodation in a beautifully appointed bedroom or suite, an intimate jewellery experience with champagne in Boodles boutique with a diamond expert, two Boodles Pink Diamond Cocktails in The Sidecar and a full Irish breakfast for two.

‘The Boodles Luxury Diamond Experience’ at The Westbury is available from 16th January to 31st March 2017, subject to availability, from €310. To book call The Westbury on 01 6463333.

SARAH GERAGHTY

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