The true origin of Valentine’s Day may be up for debate, but you can’t argue with our (not very) romantic date plan. So pick a suitor (we recommend your other half, BFF or your cat) and give them a night they’ll never likely forget!
One week to go: The gift.
Cliché, yes, but you’ll just need to suck it up. You don’t need to spend a fortune, just a little something to show you care. Our top gift picks won’t break the bank and will surely earn you some brownie points. If you’ve got some serious grovelling to do then this is a good place to start, but we’d recommend something truly over the top.. a romantic getaway, grand proposal or a kidney or something.
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Making Plans Part 1: The Fine Dining Experience.
You could slave over a hot stove, bake some heart shaped cookies or take your Valentine to an overcrowded run of the mill restaurant and pay Michelin star prices for the privilege. But what says love like pizza? Lucky coincidence it falls on a Tuesday this year, happy days! If pizza and donuts aren’t your thing, then no offence, but you’re not our type!
The food of love.
Who said romance was dead?!
And for dessert…..
Making Plans Part 2: The Entertainment.
Put your sick bag away and forget the cheesy rom coms and chick flicks… pick a Valentine’s winner from our alternative watch list!
5: So I Married An Axe Murderer (1993)
A hilarious murder mystery full of packed with comedy gold from Mike Myers.
“Give your mother a kiss or I’ll kick your teeth in!”
4: Eagle Vs Shark (2007)
A peculiar New Zealand comedy with two awkward misfits and an even more awkward romance. Quirky indie film with some very dry humour.
“I got my flatmate to ring up your work. Tell them it was an emergency. You probably shouldn’t go in there, they think you’re dead.”
3: Annie Hall (1977)
Regarded as one of the best romantic comedies of all time, Annie Hall is a hilarious, awkward and a somewhat autobiographical parody of Woody Allen’s live and loves.
“That was the most fun I’ve ever had without laughing.”
2: Her (2013)
A textbook love story, boy meets computer operating system and falls in love! (totally normal!) Spike Lee’s romantic tale is full of optimism for a dystopian plot that doesn’t seem so farfetched…
“Falling in love is a crazy thing to do. It’s kind of like a form of socially acceptable insanity.”
1: Lost In Translation (2004)
An unlikely friendship between two lonely Americans in Tokyo. Plus, Bill Murray, need I say more?
“You’re probably just having a mid-life crisis. Did you buy a Porsche yet?”
Making Plans Part 2: The Playlist.
No need for serenading your S.O or booking a barbershop Quartet, just stick on our essential playlist and swoon!
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1. The Verve - Sonnet
2. Oasis - Wonderwall
3. Pulp - Something Changed
4. The Cure - It’s Friday, I’m in Love
5. God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
6. The Smiths - There’s A Light That Never Goes Out
7. The Beatles - All You Need Is Love
8. Echo & The Bunnymen - Killing Moon
9. The Cardigans - Love Fool
10. David Bowie - Modern Love
11. Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
12. Muse - Plug In Baby
13. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Could You Be Loved