Wa-hayy Valentine’s Day is here…again. While many of you are sick in your own mouths at the very thought, there are a few people in relationships who want to make the most of this romantic day. If you are a poor poor student like myself and do not wish to spend hundreds on dinner out, cocktails, flowers, chocolates etc. - there are some cheaper options out there for you too! We live in one of the biggest student cities in the UK, so let’s use this to our advantage in order to get the best deals for Valentines Day! I will be highlighting 5 fun and romantic ways in which you could have your very own classy Valentines Day:
1. Marks and Spencer ‘Dine in for two: £20’
In this deal you’re able to choose from over 10 gourmet starters, mains, side dishes, desserts, a bottle of wine and a box of chocolates.
There are gourmet choices for everyone, whether you fancy a vegetarian or meaty dinner. As for the deserts…wow, they look incredible! There is a choice between Billionaires Desserts, Raspberry Pannacotta, Hot Belgian Chocolate Soufflés and many more. The choice of drinks is even better, including Cava, Macon Village as well as the choice of Irish coffee or Brandy hot chocolate. As we all know the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach so this M and S deal is perfect!
Although, for some of you this may still be out of your budgets so there is the cheaper option by Sainsbury’s ; the Valentines meal for £10 which includes a main, side dish, dessert and a bottle of wine. This leaves a bit of spare change to buy some candles, flowers and chocolates to help set the mood for your romantic evening.
American apparel fashion is everywhere in Leeds and is a wardrobe staple for many Leeds students. But many of us shoppers are unaware of the scandal and slander that has happened within the American Apparel company. On Friday 21st October, I went to the massive warehouse sale on Brick Lane at the Flea Market in London and spent £50 on American Apparel attire. Buying the same clothing from a normal store would have cost around £200. I for one was astounded at the drop in price, but was also blissfully unaware of the detrimental impact American Apparel has had upon the fashion industry and media.
Wait! Did somebody say burgundy AA hoodies were in? I'd never have known...