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February, 2019

What’s In Store

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For Your Better Half

We’re pretty certain that if couples could pull it off, they’d want every day to be Valentine’s Day – but reality bites when we realise our busy lives just don’t give us adequate Valen-time.    

 

Well, that’s nothing that a few meaningful gifts can’t fix. For lovers in need of ideas and haven’t found the time to shop, we’ve got your back. These gift ideas will win major brownie points with your partner; all you have to do is swing by and pick them up!

 

Chocolates

There are mounds of quality chocolate to choose from our shelves, so have a plan in order to save shopping time. If your partner goes weak at the knees for dark chocolate, try looking for 1891 Fazer Pure Dark, Lindt Excellence (Mild 70%), or Villars PUR CHOCOLAT SUISSE (72%).

For something sweeter, try Beryls Thin Delights (Green Tea, Orange and Gianduja), Belgium Chocolate Hearts, Benn’s Gourmet Chocolate, or Green & Black’s Organic Milk Chocolate. Even better – choose a combination and create a chocolate gift basket!

 

Steak

It is always an excellent idea to cook a steak dinner for two, no matter how well (or otherwise) it turns out – you always reap rewards for trying. Grab a few quality cuts from Great Southern Pinnacle while our Aussie Fair is in town (18th Feb – 3rd March). They specialize in antibiotic/hormone free grass-fed beef, with marble scores of 2 or higher.

 

If pressed for time (or to avoid mis-steaks), opt for our Grill Me service – just hand over your chosen meats to The Grocer’s Kitchen and we’ll have it grilled to perfection (available in IPC Shopping Centre, DC Mall, and The Linc KL).

 

Wine

Whether your partner is a novice or a seasoned connoisseur, these handpicked vintages never fail to please – courtesy of our resident wine expert Jonathan (Bottleshop @The Linc KL):

Treat your man to a bottle of Mitolo Serpico Cabernet Sauvignon – a classic Amarone style wine with notes of blackberry, plum, and savoury herbal spices. It pairs handsomely with dark chocolate too – the fruitiness of the wine balances the richness of pure cocoa.

For her, a bottle of Caves D’esclans Whispering Angel Rosé, which tastes as delightful as it sounds. Vouched for by wine greats such as James Suckling and Steven Spurrier, each pouring is deliciously textured, and even better enjoyed with a cut of Swiss Gruyere Cheese.

 

Flowers

Take it from us – flowers bloom smiles. Our friends at Tailored (DC Mall) and Orchid Culture (The Linc, KL) will hook you up with specially curated Valentine selections. Here are current promos from each outlet:

 

Orchid Culture:

1. Sweet Embrace (RM75) – 1 in 1 Orchid + Jadestone pot + Wrappings

2. Blooming Eternity (RM179) – 3 in 1 Orchids + Wrappings

Tailored:

1. Giant Rose Bear (RM 888)

2. Ti-Amo (RM 680)


BouquetGarni
:

1. Bloombox (RM245)

15 stems of deep red Kenyan, Taj Mahal and garden spray roses are arranged in a beribboned grey box for Valentine’s Day. (Pre-order is encouraged)

While roses and lilies always do the trick, orchids may work even better – their rarity and arduous growing process requires a little extra TLC, which translates as respect and commitment to your partner. Christened by the Ancient Greeks, orchids have come to be associated with virility and sexuality. November babies take note – you may have orchids to thank for your existence.


There you have it, we did the sap-sap-sui-you can Valentine’s & Chill in peace. Have a B.I.G. celebration and be safe!

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