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A Candlelit Picnic for Two | The Valentine’s at Home Edit

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching and this year taking place under lockdown restrictions, it may feel like an impossible task to create stay-at-home plans on par with the annual dinner date at your most beloved restaurant, or fond memories of a secret escape - when those grand gestures of love were possible. To celebrate love month and inspire a little romance, uncover our top tips on how to create magic this Valentine’s with an intimate date to surprise your special someone.

Our Valentine’s dreams seek beauty in simplicity and the art of transforming our home abodes; cast a spell of allure on your living space and create a candlelit dinner date for two set to enchant your sweetheart. Nothing says romance like a surprise picnic for your love, in these times the smallest gestures spark the most joy and a heavenly banquet of foodie delights is the perfect way to express your devotion.

Pursuing the perfect picnic is nothing but a dream in the skilful hands of Dine with Iris, redefining the term ‘picnic’ this bespoke one-of-a-kind experience is sure to mesmerise your senses and exceed all expectations. Briony from Dine with Iris ensures every detail, tone and texture is thoughtfully considered, which makes setting up your divine dining moment - indoors or al fresco - simply breath-taking. Our heavenly hideout Cabin on the Cliff played host to this Valentine’s inspired banquet, a pairing made in the most romantic of reveries. A cabin for the lovers, this oceanside getaway is one made to escape the everyday; from long, slow soaks in the copper bathtub to sipping champagne coupes overlooking stormy seas. For those plotting to bookmark a Valentine’s adventure for when we can travel again, our collection of Romantic Retreats will be sure to capture your heart.

If you’re looking to discover a do-it-yourself dinner date without the hassle, every feature of your bespoke Dine with Iris basket is nothing short of dreamy. From the perfectly aesthetic floral centrepiece to timelessly charming candlesticks with brass holders, every inch of the table adornments included create a vintage visual and aura of romantic rusticity. Each note is carefully curated, from features such as the natural texture of table linen, golden-hued cutlery and delicate crockery, every thoughtful touch exudes novel-worthy romance serving a dining moment straight from your wildest daydreams.

The main event is incomparably exquisite, offering an elegant symphony of sweet and savoury delights, from fresh fruit to meats and cheeses – not only is the selection beyond heavenly to the taste, it’s an aesthetic treat for the eyes too. With the option to alter your picnic package to suit any dietary requirements there’s no limit to the deliciousness of dining in, not forgetting the addition of dessert creations by Jam Jar Kitchen which include sumptuous chocolate-adorned strawberries, French macaroons, and home-baked brownies – you'll find yourself in a sugar-coated dream...

Uncover all the inspiration you’ll need to recreate a dreamy dinner date for the one you adore, discover those at-home moments which could easily be the muse for a Parisian serenade. Dine with Iris offer a bespoke experience and with delivery options in locations of your choice across the Cornish coast, the potential to create your perfect picnic indoors or al fresco is endless.

For the lovers of luxury, the lovers of adventure and the lovers of love. Discover the beautiful work of Dine with Iris here and browse our romantic retreats here, to bookmark an intimate future escape. Embrace the magic found in life's dreamiest at-home moments this Valentine's...                                

'They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered.' ― F. Scott Fitzgerald

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