Dry January is so yesterday. Here, at Spitfire Heritage Towers it was, of course, Ginuary and drought-free. Now it’s Fabruary, which is the same as Ginuary, only Fab-er.
Our top tips for this month are all about kissing, cuddling and quaffing something quintessentially English.
Yes, you are quite right Sherlock, thank you, Valentine’s Day does feature, however so does national (and international) kissing day. They don’t occur in February as such, (they’re July 6th), but you really need to be thinking about getting into training now. And it won’t hurt to pull out all the stops on a February 14th date night.
Incidentally the Spitfire Heritage Gin alternative kissing day has been officially declared. It’s the whole of June. Why? Because just saying the word ‘June’ puts your lips on the starting blocks and ready to go for multi tasking: 1. Sipping G&T and 2. Kissing your Honey.
Here we go then. Five things you shouldn’t be without this February as you prepare to pucker up:
- Kissable lips > we recommend Celtic Herbal lip balms. An artisan (yes really, actually, properly artisan) product made from natural ingredients, no nasties, veggie friendly and cruelty free, just like Spitfire Heritage Gin. We like it because it softens one’s lips rather beautifully and doesn’t ‘flavour crash’ our gin. Apply frequently and you’re good to go.
- We’ve had pay day. Time, if you haven’t already, to invest in those gin bowls you’ve had your eye on. You’ll only need two! They add gravitas, theatre and occasion to gin with a loved one. Serving a beautifully prepared G&T is a love token of the highest order. We know, we’re experts.
- Someone to share it with. The moment, the experience, an authentic 1930s botanical kiss. That will be the gin, obviously. But hey, we’re all about getting you into the spirit of things. We suggest you watch some black and white movies for some tips on silver-screen techniques. Happily independent? Then fly solo and enjoy some full on me-time.
- A special place. You have your squeeze, your gin bowls, ice and a twist of orange zest, yes? Then it’s time to find a great space to just be with each other. The Scandinavians are the happiest nations in the world, and they practice Hygge (pronounced Hoo Gah). It’s all about making things cosy, taking 21st century technology down a notch and concentrating on natural, calming and soothing surroundings. Short of hopping a plane to Denmark we suggest some cuddly throws and cushions at home, switching off the television in favour of some low-level music, a fire and some soft lighting or candles. The iphones are switched off and the facetime is real. Reconnect and enjoy.
- Finally, as you taxi for take-off, don’t forget your bottle of Spitfire Heritage Gin and a healthy stash of Fever Tree tonic to add to your kissing event.
- I said finally, but actually, if you’re trying to re-create a first kiss experience with your long-term partner, why not try this; huge fun. Score cards, like on Strictly Come Dancing. Also give two-weeks warning so you can both get in training before the big reveal. Not kissing anyone else obviously, but practicing in the mirror, and maybe giving the dog an affectionate peck. Three categories, all three to be delivered like you both mean it. The peck, the lingering lip kiss and the smooch. We’d like to suggest celebrities on those big chairs that turn around on The Voice (The Kiss) but we are far too classy, but if you have the budget and friends willing to take part, we’d love to see the video?
Happy kissing and enjoy Fabruary!