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February 14, 2018
St Valentine's
Forgotten to get a St Valentine’s present? Peacock Alley at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian can help.

To be honest, if you are still to sort out something for St Valentine’s Day – Newsflash! It’s today! – then we admire your sangfroid.

We imagine that when faced with a charging rhino you wouldn’t even blink.

However, there is a difference between playing it cool and showing a complete and utter disregard for your own safety.

Happily, we can help.

If you need to sort out a last minute St Valentine’s pressie pronto then we have two suggestions.

St Valentine’s dinner?

First up, we have a selection of restaurants that you can book for the big night via 5pm.

Alternatively, you might cast an eye over the Diamonds and Pearls Champagne afternoon tea which is currently running at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian.

The landmark hotel has entered into a partnership with the jeweller Laings to give a new meaning to the phrase ‘sparkling afternoon tea’.

Inspired by Laings’ premium diamond collection, the Waldorf Astoria has created an afternoon tea adorned with edible diamonds, pearls and sparkles.

Accompanied by Perrier Jouet Champagne and a selection of over 30 loose leaf and herbal teas, the menu of sweet and savoury treats includes, freshly baked scones, rose petal macarons and red velvet cupcakes.

To top it all off, each afternoon tea will come with a complimentary diamond cleaning session at Laings.

You can book afternoon tea at Peacock Lounge in The Caley via 5pm.

The Valentine’s Diamonds and Pearls Champagne afternoon tea is available until 28th February. It runs noon to 5pm and costs £45 per person, which includes a glass of Perrier Jouet Rose Champagne.

St Valentine’s diamond

If you think that just won’t cut the mustard, the five-star hotel has also launched a jaw-dropping package to provide the perfect romantic break for Valentine’s.

Worth over £8000, the experience features a night a one-night stay in one of the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh’s finest suites, the Alexander Graham Bell.

Breakfast in bed; a couple’s massage and in-room private dining are part of the package. And that is not all. It also includes a magnum of Perrier Jouet Belle Époque Rose Champagne; chocolate covered strawberries and red roses.

Last but certainly not least, the package also includes a  one carat diamond from Laings plus a voucher to design your own bespoke ring at the jewellers.