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Made for Each Other

Valentine’s Day is less than a week away. Need a little help from cupid? Here are Homefront’s top ten last-minute Valentine’s Day ideas that are guaranteed to sweep Mr. or Mrs. Right, off their feet.

 

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In the Garden of Eden
Wrap up a pair of airline tickets for an Escape to the Eternal City of Rome for a romantic getaway, stay at the Hotel Eden, and indulge in Fabio Ciervo’s Michelin starred cuisine during your stay.

 

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Love is in the air
True Love by Rachel Bucholz is filled with uplifting stories of unlikely friendships, romance and sibling love from the animal kingdom. The pictures alone will melt your heart.

 

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Kiss and make up
These nesting hearts by Aerin Lauder are the perfect place to set trinkets and jewellery, but can also be used to spruce up an appetizer’s presentation.

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Candle in the wind
Add to the ambiance with Nest Frangraces. Aromas of peony blossoms and water nuances that are accented by a white floral bouquet of jasmine, magnolia and lily.
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You’re so sweet
Ladurée’s heart-shaped macaroon shells are filled with raspberry jam and infused with ginger, while its rose flavoured puff pastries are filled with delightfully light custard cream. The perfect desserts to share with your sweetheart.

 

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Falling for you
The animation in this vintage Smythson flipbook features a chauffeur tumbling head over heels down 128 pages, and is enclosed in a lambskin binding. Lovely for him or her.

 

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A pool full of champagne, literally
London’s Exhibitionist Hotel’s Valentine package for just $50,000 includes “enough oysters to fill an ice bath,” 30 bouquets of roses, “aphrodisiac delicacies” like juicy asparagus in truffle oil, fresh strawberries dipped in chocolate and your own private pool filled with champagne. Worth hopping on a plane for the weekend.

 

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Pretend it’s a modest proposal
Thinking of getting down on one knee? This cute LEGO vignette sets the stage for you, complete with a box to hold the ring. Just make sure you build it beforehand and hide that Tiffany Soleste diamond ring surrounded by a border of 32 pink diamonds.

 

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It takes two in Singapore
Fuel your passion and ease all your tensions away with an intimate two-hour couple spa package at Away Spa. Start with a soothing massage, scrub, body wrap and mini facial before sealing your romantic experience with a complimentary 15-minute floral bath. P.S. She’ll love you even more when you tell her you’re checked in for a week.

 

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Way to a man’s heart
Cook him a sensational meal and serve it directly in this cast iron Heart Cocotte by Le Creuset. Don’t forget the candles and a bottle of Penfolds’ Barossa Valley Shiraz Magnum 2012.