| Polly Shepherd
Top Valentine’s Day Dates (And What To Wear On Them!)
Love is in the air this month and whilst it used to mean flowers and chocolates and a mystery card, these days Valentine’s Day standards are HIGH (and the heels are higher!). This year we’ve done the hard work, so you don’t have to, and not only hand picked 5 date ideas, but even picked the perfect outfit to go with them. So, what are you waiting for? Seize the day, take the reins, make a plan (and don’t forget to click ‘add to basket!’!)
The Traditional Date
Nobody does romance better than the Italians, and at the newest opening of the Marriott Resort Palm Jumeirah, your date won’t be totally sure if you’re saying ‘I love you’ to the food or the company! Cucina, The Palm is rustic Italian dining and décor at its best, with a core focus on produce and seasonality making the menu outstanding in its simplicity. It’s fun, relaxed and a gorgeous way to spend love day!
What to wear? We couldn’t think of a more perfect pairing than this blush pink maxi dress from the latest Miss June collection. Ethereal and figure flattering, this dress is the epitome of old school romance. With a smocked waistline to comfortably highlight your narrowest point, the long flowing material gently flares out to create a beautiful silhouette, and the mirror embroidery and floaty cap sleeves continue to soften the overall look. Keep it elegant but casual with these Choupette sandals and finish the look with a neutral clutch like this woven number.
The Outdoor Date
If evenings are impossible or you want to get the whole family involved, why not pack up a picnic and head to Zabeel Park for stunning greenery and views of Downtown Dubai? The clever team behind Cheese On Board Dubai have a range of carefully curated quality cheese and charcuterie platters available for delivery, and they even offer same day delivery if you order before 1pm allowing you to take the stress out of planning and say YES to spontaneity (without any of the hard work!).
What to wear? This broderie anglaise top with matching shorts is as romantic as it is eye catching. The orange and pink combo are flattering and practical and will eliminate any wardrobe malfunctions while keeping you looking cool as you dine alfresco! Don’t forget to team it with this coral hat, because sun safety is sexy!
The Action Date
Bagged yourself an action man or a bit of a daredevil yourself? Aquaventure at Atlantis The Palm is the perfect day date for anyone wanting to explore their wild side. Spend the day racing through shark-filled lagoons, speeding along ziplines and making waves and memories with your special someone. Want to make it even more special? Book yourself a staycay at The Atlantis and get free waterpark access!
What to wear? The latest range from It’s Now Cool features this gorgeous Techno bikini, with the perfect amount of coverage to be a little bit cheeky whilst keep everything in place. One-piece more your thing? Then keep your cool with this palm print v-neck swimsuit from Camilla, featuring a deep embellished v-neck and muted pink tones with pops of yellow. Pack your tote with your favourite cover up and the latest High Tied lace up flip flops and you’re all set.
The Movie Date
Possibly the most classic date of all time – and often the best option for two loved-up-but-weary parents who just fancy switching off for a few hours and indulging in some escapism. For a luxury spin (well, it’s is Valentine’s Day, after all!) choose one of Reel Cinema’s Platinum Suite options, and enjoy pre-dinner nibbles and drinks in the private lounge, huge leather reclining seats and your own butler to bring you more treats as you watch!
What to wear? Dubai cinemas are notoriously chilly, so we highly recommend our favourite soft and stylish trousers in 100% cotton waffle print and matching jumper with scalloped neckline and pom pom ties, paired with some soft and stylish Satin Sneakers by Pedro Garcia.
Lesley Knope made it famous and we’re here to keep the tradition and celebrate our gals! Grab your girlfriends on Monday 13th February for a night celebrating the amazing women in your life. Whether that’s an old-school sleepover with matching cotton pyjamas in this funky animal print, or getting all dolled up in this ruffled fuschia and red mini skirt with matching ombre shirt and button detailing.