Have you got a treat planned for Valentine’s Day?
3rd February 2015
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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and if you’re stuck for what to buy, we have some great ideas, but first, let us share three fascinating facts about Valentine’s Day:

  • 220,000 is the average number of wedding proposals on Valentine's Day each year.
  • Every Valentine's Day, the Italian city of Verona (where Shakespeare's lovers Romeo and Juliet lived) receives about 1,000 letters addressed to Juliet.
  • Many believe the X symbol became synonymous with the kiss in medieval times. People who couldn't write their names signed in front of a witness with an X. The X was then kissed to show their sincerity. 

Unique Ideas for Valentine’s Day in The New Forest  

Delight your loved one with a new outfit or accessories from The Dressing Room, a beautiful ladies fashion boutique selling Italian and French ladies fashions for every occasion.

For those who enjoy arts and culture, St Barbe Museum, Lymington is showing a unique exhibition “Ponds, Puddles and Paths“by Artist Pete Gilbert and photographer Hugh Lohan.  Gilbert, found that moving to the New Forest rekindled a passion for painting landscapes and despite working in the moment, his paintings try to capture more than a snapshot: “I want to FEEL the landscape”. Hugh Lohan’s photographs provide an alternative take on the subject.  This is also a selling exhibition and runs daily until 28th February 2015.

If you’re planning on taking your loved one on a short break or holiday for Valentine’s Day but you are worried about the dog, Sophie's Pet Care provides professional and reliable dog walking, home boarding services and small pet care at affordable prices.

Looking for something different for your boyfriend or hubby?  Hardy's Electrical Store has some fabulous televisions and home entertainment systems – great for music and gadget lovers!

If you don’t want to go out to eat, why not hire Fiona Hill at Real Food to cook you a fabulous three course meal - she only uses only the best, local ingredients to prepare every dish.

Purchase gift vouchers to give your valentine the chance to relax and unwind with a lovely hot stone massage, complementary therapy or aromatherapy facial by Kim Walker-Hibbit ACMT.

If you’re looking for great Valentine’s ideas, look no further than The Best of The New Forest.

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Juliet T

Member since: 18th February 2014

A proud New Forest resident

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