Monday, 11 February 2013

Happy Valentine's Day


Spending Valentine’s at home this year, not going out to a fancy dinner?

Don’t worry; we have some great ideas to transform your apartment and get you ready for Valentine’s Day.

 Do It Your Self Decorations

Whether you’re throwing a special dinner for two, or a get together with your single pals, a splash of colour is sure to set the mood in your apartment. Use lots of reds, and pinks to add colour around your apartment. Maybe make some heart shaped garland out of construction paper and hang around windows. Spread some rose petals over the table for color, and place a heart shaped chocolate on each place setting. Finally, for a centerpiece, take a small clear glass vase and place fresh or fabric flowers into the vase.  Don’t add water to the vase, instead visit your local bulk food store and buy cinnamon heart candy, or any valentine’s candy of your choice, and use these to fill the vase.

 Quick Dinner Ideas

Since this year Valentine’s Day falls during the week, a dinner menu should be easy to prepare. Plan a menu in advance, and shop one or two days before for ingredients. If you’re serving a meat/chicken/fish dish, marinate it the night before and leave in the fridge, this way after work you just have to pop your dish in the oven.  Not sure what to serve, we have a quick and easy suggestion:
  Roasted Red Pepper Soup
Served with Garlic Crostini and garnished with lobster meat and leak onions.
 Mixed Greens Salad
 With thin slices of strawberries, some crispy Prosciutto, and Balsamic Vinaigrette.
 Pepper Crusted Filet Mignon
 served with garlic mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables.

The Perfect Dessert

Cupcakes are the perfect dessert for Valentine’s, especially if they’re chocolate or red velvet. You can personalize cupcakes with cute Valentine candy, or just frost them.  Cupcakes are great; you can make them the night before and store them in the fridge, just take them out during dinner and serve with coffee.

Greatest Romance Movies

Planning to open a bottle of wine and watch a movie after dinner, there are so many films to choose from here is our top Ten List

1.      The Notebook

2.      Pretty Woman

3.      The Proposal

4.      Definitely Maybe

5.      A Walk to Remember

6.      My Best Friend’s Wedding

7.      Sweet Home Alabama

8.      How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

9.      Wedding Planner

10.  Last Song


From all of us at Flagship, we wish you a Happy Valentine's Day!

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