Come on baby, light my fire. Mid-winter there is nothing more wonderful than snuggling up in front of a real open fire hearing the crackle and pop and feeling the glow of warmth.
One of the best and most reasonably priced afternoon tea’s in London, and one of our top date ideas, can be found at the Dean Street Townhouse in Soho. Make sure you book ahead and ask for a table in the parlour near the fire. You’ll find yourself enveloped in a comfy velvet armchair with a tower of diet breaking pleasures. It’s the perfect toasty spot for tea and conversation and a haven from the melee of Soho and Oxford Street.
In Paris pop into the Hotel Montalembert on the left bank for a drink in the cosy Salon Gallimard library replete with roaring fire, it is superb.
If you’re in New York venture over to Brooklyn it’s so cool even when it’s cold outside. Union Hall and Black Mountain Wine House both have real wood burning roaring fireplaces.New York Press says Union Hall “offers downtown style mixed with Brooklyn’s trademark down-to-earth friendliness.”
Cosy up whatever side of the pond you are on, a real fire is perfect for real winter romance. Date ideas to help you and your partner kindle that romance.