LOVE will be in the air on Thursday February 14 as couples celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Florists are stocking up on red and pink blooms to symbolise love, while restaurants are setting their tables for romantic candlelit dinners.
Founder of flower delivery service Petal Post Zoe Lamont said others will be celebrating different kids of love this Valentine’s Day.
“Valentine’s Day is no longer a day for men to buy the stereotypical red rose,” Ms Lamont said.
“(It is) an occasion to show gratitude and love to your partner, a close friend, your Mum or even as a gift to yourself.”
Meanwhile, Queenslanders looking for love via dating apps and websites are being reminded of their consumer rights by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT).
Attorney-General and Justice Minister Yvette D’Ath said although love was in the air at this time of year, the devil could be in the details for those signing up for dating apps and websites to find romance.
“Although it may be free to sign up to some dating apps and websites, they may then offer increased functionality for a price,” she said.
“Before entering into a contract or paying any money, you should take the time to thoroughly read the associated terms and conditions.
“Also take a moment to check whether there will be a fee payable if you end up cancelling the service.”
“It only takes a moment of mistaken trust to turn this romantic time of year into a financially damaging one, and that’s why we’re reminding consumers to think with their head as well as their heart this Valentine’s Day.”
What’s on in the Redlands
Sirromet’s Restaurant Lurleen’s will offer a five-course tasting menu, featuring local and seasonal produce paired with Sirromet wines, from 6pm.
Bookings essential. Tickets are between $125 and $185.
The Lighthouse Restaurant will offer a limited three-course menu between 5pm and 8pm.
Bookings are essential, and the cost is $80 per adult.
Alexandra Hills Hotel
A live soloist will entertain diners at the Alexandra Hills Hotel from 10am. The hotel will also offer a specially-curated three-course meal and a complementary glass of sparkling wine upon arrival.
$39 per person. Bookings are essential.
My Tribe Yoga
My Tribe Yoga in Cleveland is hosting a Yoga, Sunset and Sweethearts special one-hour class.
A glass of champagne is offered at the beginning of the one-hour class, which features Yin Yoga, deep stretching and stress relief.
The class costs $17 per person and runs from 6pm.
Online booking required, and studio mats are provided.
Doug and Pearl
Doug and Pearl will offer a three-course Valentine’s Day dinner from 6pm with a glass of sparkling wine on arrival.
Cost is $75 per person, and bookings are essential.
From 5:30pm, the Fiction Bar will offer a three-course dinner with a glass of wine on arrival.
Cost is $49 per person, bookings recommended.
The Courthouse Restaurant will offer a candlelit dinner with a live pianist and an all-inclusive two-hour drinks package from 5:30pm.
Cost is $120 per person, and bookings are essential.
Victoria Point Tavern
Diners at the Victoria Point Tavern are offered a three-course dinner from 5pm.
Cost is $45 per person.