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Valentine’s Day: The Great Escape

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Like it or loathe it Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, whether coupled up or still hunting, we’ve compiled a list of ideas to help you escape the madding crowd and craft your own unique Valentine’s Weekend experience. 

Meanwhile, if you’ve got Valentines gifting on the brain, don’t fret, having just unveiled a new collection, Fairfax and Favor have a host of elegant solutions to resolve any petit cadeau dilemmas.

For an Unabashedly Sickly Sweet Valentines Weekend

You’re the ‘it’ couple who perfectly mediate between being utterly besotted yet maintain a cool and collected front when in company. Make a statement this February and show your friends you’re not afraid of romance. Whisk your princess away to Paris to sample the best of what the city of passion has to offer. For a once in a lifetime meal, head to the l’Epicure, widely regarded as the top spot in the city for a romantic evening of wining and dining. 

Ladies, if your man has chosen to spoil you, then don’t forget to thank him. The Walpole gentleman’s leather wallet crafted from buttersoft Italian leather is a must-have accessory for a man who takes his style game seriously.

The Crisis

If January has been something of a bore and fighting freezing fog at the crack of dawn has done little to ignite your enthusiasm for the most miserable month of the year then there’s no better time to plump for a Valentine’s Day weekend plan that’s a little off-piste. Crank up your motor, gather a cohort of single pringles and make a beeline for the Euro Tunnel, a few sarcastic ‘are we there yet,’ comments & 657.8 miles later and you’ll find yourself at afoot the aptly named Mont Blanc.

Looking for the perfect bag to cater for your luggaging needs? Fairfax and Favor’s new Cadogan bag provides an immaculately stylish solution. Lightweight and finished in navy cotton, you’ll have chalet chic nailed.

Irish Racing & Beer Tasting in Dublin

Hop over the water for a weekend in Ireland’s capital for some pre-Cheltenham and Grand National swotting. The Stan James Irish Gold cup takes place on the 12th February. It is Irelands only race meeting to feature four Grade 1’s on a single day and one of the most prestigious and glamorous race days in the National Hunt Season. Sidestep Valentine’s Day in favour of stout sampling and whet your palette for Sunday’s merrymaking with a trip to the Guinness factory on the Saturday

Make sure your hooves are adequately oiled for the occasion with Fairfax and Favor’s Ultimate Footwear Care Kit. Ladies, whether trotting around cobbled streets or trackside, the new addition to the Fairfax & Favor family, The Hurlingham bag is the last word in luxuriously versatile handbagging.

Bedingfeld Arms & The Fairfax and Favor Showroom

For the perfect romantic rural get away, head to Norfolk. A county famed for its unspoilt coastline, national park and picturesque forests. We recommend staying in the Bedingfeld Suite at the Bedingfeld Arms. Just a short drive away from Narford Hall, the home of Fairfax and Favor, it’s the perfect opportunity to book in a private appointment at the Fairfax & Favor showroom. Execute this devious little rouse well and the only thing between you and our Salisbury purse will be some perfectly timed puppy dog eyes. He won’t stand a chance.

Courtly Love at the Rotating Supper Party

This is the one for the single troubadours, knights errant and damsels. If you really do want to give Valentine’s Day the ultimate kick then we propose a rotating dinner party. With careful planning and co-ordination there’s every chance for you to hold court this Valentine’s Day. Each course must be eaten at a different house with a different combination of people, it really is the Espresso Martini of speed dating.

Attend armed with The Pembroke. It’s the perfect day-to-night bag boasting a distinctly glamorous aesthetic underpinned by a luxurious combination of suede and leather. You’ll charm the socks off any handsome young cavalier that you chance upon.