Want to treat your other half to something a little different? Here at Hull What’s On, we’ve got you covered!
Don’t get us wrong, everyone likes the box of chocolates, red roses and the restaurant running that special offer on February 14th … but we think we can help you make that special day even more special! Everyone likes to think that there other half is doing the most romantic thing possible. So for every romantic thing you can do for Valentine’s Day we’re going to give you the Hull What’s On hidden gem alternative! – you can thank us later.
- Box of chocolates.
Now I think it’s safe to say that most women like a nice box of chocolate and it’s not something we think you should completely cut out of your Valentine’s Day ritual … we just think you can go one up from those popular brand selection boxes. So just like the white Rabbit that chases after Alice with this hidden gem you really will think you’ve fallen into wonderland. Beverley’s own White Rabbit Chocolatier holds some of the most highly regarded local chocolates. With 15 awards under their belt, here at Hull What’s On we think the best chocolates would be one of their selection boxes … our mouths are watering just at the thought!
- Bunch of roses (other flowers are available).
Flowers are lovely but after a few days, they droop, the petals fall off and sadly they get thrown away. We think a new alternative is on the cards. The Pamperhouse in Beverley offers a lovely range of different, yet special gifts. The independent boutique sells home ware, accessories, candles and other cute quirky little gifts that would be fantastic for your other half this Valentine’s Day.
Now this one certainly something for you to keep in mind! Everyone likes to think that the necklace or earrings that you’ve got them are something which no one else is going to give or get … sadly this isn’t quite true. But if you want to give your other half a piece of jewellery that literally no one else will ever have we suggest popping down to Orwesome Jewellery in Hull. You can book onto courses to make your own necklace, bracelets and even cufflinks. This is not only the ultimate unique gift but can also be a nice thing for the two of you to do together. We suggest the events on 20th and 21st of February.
- Dinner out (typically an Italian, but other nationalities are available).
Now don’t get us wrong, the big name brands do serve up some amazing stuff, but Valentine’s Day is a good of an excuse as any to try something new and independent. We suggest booking a table at Drewton’s Farm Shop and Café Valentine’s Italian Supper on Saturday the 13th. Make sure to book! The stunning location will certainly make the alcohol, steak and sharing dessert plate taste that much nicer! Make sure to book this one quick though
- Cinema Date.
Although cinemas aren’t the best if you want to sit and have a heart to heart on Valentine’s Day, it can be a nice experience to sit, cuddle up and watch a film. Now as nice as the latest big screen rom-coms are, here at Hull What’s On think that something a little different is something you should keep your mind open to. Hull Independent Cinema have got two not so traditional romance films which we think you should check out!– Number one: February 14th True Romance – Director’s Cut. (Rated 18).
When Clarence Worley (Christian Slater) goes to a Detroit cinema alone to celebrate his birthday, he ends up running into the beautiful Alabama Whitman (Patricia Arquette). After they spend the night together, Whitman confesses that she is a call-girl who was hired to sleep with him, but a whirlwind romance begins. A chain reaction of spiralling events ends up with Worley stealing a haul of cocaine from Whitman’s pimp and trying to sell it on in Hollywood while the pair of them try to keep a step ahead of those trying to reclaim the drugs.– Number two: February 16th Nina Forever. (Rated 18).
After his girlfriend Nina dies in a car crash, Rob unsuccessfully attempts suicide. As he begins to overcome his grief, he falls in love with a co-worker, Holly. Their relationship is complicated when Nina, unable to find rest in the afterlife, comes back to life to sarcastically torment them whenever they have sex.
By Hannah Lacey