Whether you're single or smitten, you'll certainly be spoiled for choice on Valentine's Day here in Truro.
True to our name, we've listened to your testimonials at thebestoftruro and picked a selection of businesses that will make you and your loved one feel fab this Valentine's.
What could be more romantic than gazing in to that special someone’s eyes over a classy cocktail this February 14th? And where better than the One Eyed Cat bar and bistro? A good wine list, hand-crafted cocktails and freshly-cooked local produce are the hallmarks of the One Eyed Cat experience. Places for their Valentine’s supper are filling up fast, so head their website to browse the site, meet the team, and most importantly, make your reservation!
Fans of the scrumptious fare from Archie Browns in Penzance are now able to enjoy the same in Kenwyn Street too. The owners describe Archie Browns as "a thriving health food shop, delicatessen and café that aims to provide people with the choice of a healthy lifestyle and empower them to look after their own health by providing a friendly helpful service with an all round uplifting and inspiring environment."
When you can eat in, check out the local artwork adorning the walls. Our top tip is to choose yourself one of their bumper salad boxes and meet up with your Valentine for an impromptu picnic in the park.
Ever wondered how to put into words that special message for your "squeeze" at Valentine's? It's a Wrap Cornwall have thought of everything with their personalised, hand-made chocolate bars. You can choose from traditional designs such as hearts, flowers and teddy bears with a Valentine's message, create your own design and special words and even add a photo to the wrapper. To show you care and raise a smile at the same time, we can't resist the soppy-eyed blue frog who wishes you a "Hoppy Valentine's"!
"Beautiful clothes and genuinely lovely people. Highly recommended if you have an addiction to stunning clothing but an aversion to giant credit card bills!". You couldn't put it much better than one of our 14 days of Love entrants Sarah, who added her testimonial about Sisley Cornwall. Specialising in affordable designer fashion, you won't go wrong by treating the lady you love to a piece from their latest collection this Valentine's Day. If you need a bit of help, Sisley Cornwall also offer an image consultancy service and are happy to give in-store advice.
Don't forget that you can share the love by helping them choose the new Face of Sisley Cornwall this weekend by going down to the shop to see 6 semi finalists modelling the new collection in the window of the store! There's free chocolate in store for anyone who'd like to cast their vote for their favourite too! Pop down to Sisley Cornwall between 12 - 2pm this Saturday (5th February) to get involved!
Local private practice Pure Dental Health and Wellbeing provide dental and cosmetic services, performed by their team of experienced professionals. If you know your partner would love a bit more self-confidence in their smile, a free consultation with one of the Pure team can talk through options from teeth whitening to lip plumping, to create that perfect pucker. You can double your chance of being a winner by entering our 14 Days of Love competition and also subscribing to Pure's Newsletter, where all new subscribers will be entered into a draw to win an iPod! Simply visit their website (make sure you visit The Blog of a Truro Dentist while you're there).
So what do you get for the person who has everything, especially when the tinsel threads of Christmas are only a few weeks past? Those who like their gifts with an ethical touch need look no further than The Flicka Foundation. A local animal charity with a creative approach to fundraising, their Valentine's ideas include riding lessons, a gift membership, adopting a rescued animal or enjoying the best of the Cornish countryside on a caravan break.
Do you find that household chores are always the source of bickering in your household? Do the piles of ironing waiting to be done always clutter up your love nest? Jane's Ironing Service loves the job you hate! They pride themselves on no hidden costs or surprises and even have a handy online clothes calculator so you can work out how much your weekly load will tot up to. Whether you're admitting that you might not always do your fair share or outsourcing some housework so you can spend more time with your Valentine, let Jane be your Girl Friday! Book your pick up now!
Last but not least...
If you haven't yet had the chance to tell us about your favourite Truro business then hot-foot it to our 14 Days of Love page to be in with the chance of winning an iPad, a weekend for two and lots of other goodies! Just click on this link and share with us your Truro treasures - we look forward to reading your entries...