From the archives: This is from our original site, MyCityLife, posted back on 9 February 2015
MyCityLife explores all the escapades adventuresome couples can get lost in on the day of love. Paris might be the city of love, but Brisbane has plenty of opportunities for lovebirds to explore. Make a day of it from sun up to sundown, with options available catering to every desire and taste.
Get amongst it from the heart and fringes of Brisbane, where a honeymoon experience or naughty weekend escape keeps the home fires lit.
Hilton’s Bubbly Nights presents a bottle of Vintage Veuve Clicquot 2004 Champagne upon arrival wit late checkout.
– STAY IN and head to Vintaged Bar + Grill where the house champagne is Vueve Cliquot and a four-course dinner is complete indulgence. Add matched wines for that extra headiness.
Sofitel Brisbane Hotel’s Magnifique Valentine serves up the perfect French touch for ever-lasting romantic memories.
– STAY IN with Sofitel’s special dining spaces when Thyme2 Restaurant offers a hedonistic Valentine’s seafood buffet and Prive249 presents an elegant five course Love Story degustation menu and vintage Moet & Chandon.
NEXT Hotel Brisbane is all about the ultimate Valentine’s Day stay including a bottle of Cloudy Bay Pelorus and sweet treats upon arrival in your room, with breakfast and late checkout.
– STAY IN with Lennons Restaurant & Bar and a specially curated evening to suit the mood: romantic music, Executive Chef Todd Adams’ three-course menu and a glass of Cloudy Bay Pelorus upon arrival with Dello Mano to take away.
LOVEURBAN from Spring Hill, with Hotel Urban from the fringes of The City. Get drunk on love in their Sweet Urban with a King Sized Bed, spa bath, complimentary bottle of sparkling and late check out.
Fortitude Valley offers all the hedonism of clubs and drinkery where getting down and dirty happens on the fringes of The City.
TRYP Hotel Brisbane brings bed and breakfast to the heart of The Valley with a variety of special dates from movies to date nights and long-stemmed roses thrown in for good measure.
For lushness, The Emporium Hotel has five-star service all the way and exquisite or enchanting packages of romance.
Rydges South Bank has it all, overlooking South Bank and the iconic cityscape with Suite Decadence. A King Suite, wine, handmade chocolates and late check-out will keep things more suite
STAY IN: Downstairs in the halls of fine dining, Bacchus South Bank and Head Chef Mark Penna brings the ultimate lover’s degustation menu to the table – with a Spanish guitarist and a red rose. While this has been SOLD OUT, perhaps start thinking ahead and booking in for 2016.
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By all means, hotel rooms can get all hot and steamy, but if there’s a pitstop between the hot and the steamy, The City offer a great many other pleasing diversions.
The Wheel of Brisbane from South Bank means panoramic views of the entire cityscape.
Event Cinemas Myer Centre, Indooroopilly and Chermside as well as Palace Cinemas Centro and The Barracks are waiting for Anastasia and Christian to heat up the screens with FIFTY SHADES OF GREY. Go Gold Class at Event Cinemas or enjoy Prosecco Saturdays at Palace for a salacious evening of erotica on the silver screen.
Boston Marriage explores relationships on the stage when the Queensland Theatre Company opens their 2015 season from the Playhouse Theatre at QPAC.
The ultimate in aural pleasure is here when Queensland Symphony Orchestra presents its Gala Opening at QPAC, featuring Beethoven’s epic 9th Symphony Ode To Joy. Divine joy is guaranteed.
When food is the language of love, indulge the senses with a spread of the finest menus in The City.
Urbane Restaurant has curated a special Valentine’s degustation dinner, offering four- and five- courses, as well as vegetarian options. A glass of French champagne upon arrival will warm the evening up nicely.
From Eagle Street Pier, Sake Restaurant & Bar presents a five-course shared tasting menu with a glass of house champagne upon arrival.
Navala Churrascaria offers the Amore Package with the signature Navala degustation menu, alfresco balcony seating with premium river views, a glass of Veuve Cliquot upon arrival and dessert. Meat sweats cues love sweats.
Head to Customs House for the ultimate in fine service and dining, four- courses and a glass of Veuve where the best views of the river come to your table.
In South Brisbane, The Fox Hotel’s Fish Bistro is all hearts and flowers with a special four-course menu.
In New Farm, Watt Restaurant + Bar brings romance to the riverside with a menu and atmosphere designed to stun the senses.