Look local for Valentine’s

Being stuck inside doesn’t mean being stuck for ideas!

Love Oor Lang Toun’s Cara Forrester talks about the ways we can support local and still celebrate Valentine’s Day this year.

Pic Rachel Shoot Sweet

Milestone days are difficult in lockdown aren’t they?

The birthdays, anniversaries and good news occasions that would usually see us all booking a table for a meal, buying a gift or meeting for a nice lunch or afternoon tea in our favourite place.

It’s hard not to get a sense of apathy when you can’t go anywhere – but I’ve challenged myself this year to still find ways to celebrate.

Valentine’s is no different, no matter what your relationship status!

And once again, I’m bowled over by the amount of amazing ideas which have come from the local businesses on my doorstep.

If you look, you’ll find a way to help your High Street at home this February 14.

Making a meal of it

Thanks to the amazing amount of brilliant Kirkcaldy eateries offering tasty treats – you will really be spoiled for choice if you’re thinking of ordering in something special. 

Set the table, light the candles and love local too!

Koko Shi Kirkcaldy has a range of Valentine’s dinner and treats to pre-order including a Fish lover’s, Plant lover’s and sweet treats available from 12th to 14th February. Phone 01592 328660 to pre-order by 11th February.

Anderson’s is now delivering tasty treats 7 nights a week and have added a chocolate fondue dipping box to their menu, which they can also make dairy free too. Order from them here. 

Gift yourself

Photo by Sora Shimazaki on Pexels.com

You don’t need a special someone in your life to treat yourself. And when home schooling, home working and home binging Netflix is the new norm, it’s important to remember self-care. 

Ok, so you can’t visit a spa but you can have a spa at home – Bliss Beauty has an upcoming live, interactive event on 28th February which has the added bonus of raising money for a very worthy cause too.

Bliss will deliver everything you need to take part in this online facial and you can enjoy an hour of pure pampering. 

Booking fee is £15. £10 is redeemable against a Clarins purchase and £5 will be donated directly to Gino’s Journey. Contact them for more details!

Galentine’s Day

Everyone has that friend who needs a treat – so be her Galentine and treat her to an amazing gift to show you care.

My Cherry Pie in Kirkcaldy High Street’s Merchant’s Quarter has a range of beautiful jewellery and gifts which are available to order online.

And remember, the great thing about supporting local this Valentine’s is you’re helping your town, your community and the person behind the scenes too, who is putting their heart and soul into keep their business going.

That’s true love I’d say.

Interested in finding out more about High Street businesses? Check out our list of Merchant’s Quarter businesses here.

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