Love is in the air and everywhere!
We’re for love every day of the year here at Di Jones, and believe random acts of romance should be sprung on your significant other any time of year! But cupid seems to love a certain day in February called Valentine’s Day …
Whether you’re loved up, getting the girls together for Galentine’s Day or celebrating your bromance we’ve pulled together some fun ideas for commemorating the day in whatever form you wish.
The love boat
At Darling Harbour they’re spreading the love for the entire month of February with the cutest little romantic rowboats that are made just for two. Head down to Darling Harbour Marina from 6pm any night (except Monday) and you can float around Cockle Bay as the sun sets.
How much? $30 for 30 minutes (no need to book)
Love you to the moon and back
If you see the stars in your partner’s eyes, a trip to Sydney Observatory could be the perfect Valentine’s Day experience. Watch the sunset over Sydney Harbour from Sydney’s highest natural point and stargaze with a drink and canapés in hand. Guided by the experts, you can peer through South Dome telescope (the oldest working telescope in Australia) and as a special treat, explore the night sky through telescopes in the courtyard.
When: 14 February from 7.00 – 9.30 pm
How much: $110
A classic pairing
Dinner and a movie is a pretty standard date night, but since we’re still in the midst of summer weather, Sydney is perfect for an outdoor cinema.
Moonlight cinema in Centennial Park has got eye candy for the young and the young at heart with The Greatest Showman (hard to pick between our favourite between Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron ). St George Open Air Cinema, with the most stunning harbour backdrop at Mrs Macquarie’s Chair is showing The Big Sick (real life love story of Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon) and Bondi Open Air Cinemas is showing Crazy Stupid Love… there’s not much to complain about when Ryan Gosling is involved… so there’s really something for everyone!
If you want to stay indoors and off the romantic track, Palace Cinemas are celebrating the 30th anniversary of 80s dark comedy Heathers with a special screening at its new Sydney Central location on Valentine’s Day. Not your conventional Valentine’s flick, tickets are limited, so take your boyfriend/girlfriend/best friend or yourself along and treat yourself to a $5 glass of prosecco which you can take into the cinema with you.
Since you’ve been gone
For all the single ladies (and gentlemen) No Lights No Lycra are holding an Anti V Day party, spinning all your favourite better off alone and breakup tunes. So grab your single mates for some dancing in the dark, without a rose or rom-com in sight!
When: 14th February
Where: East Sydney Community and Arts Centre - 34 Burton Street, Darlinghurst
What time: 7:30 – 8.30 pm
8.45 – 9.45 pm
How much: $13.30 (incl booking fee)
You can buy tickets here: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=350290&
However, if you’re like me and don’t need an excuse to give someone a hug and tell them you love them, just take the day as another opportunity to get some more love out there into the world!!!