With Valentine's Day fast approaching, what better excuse to take a romantic trip with the love of your life? Read our Pure Luxuries guide to getaways, near and far, and discover unique destination ideas which are bound to spark some romance this Valentine’s.

 

Colmar - The Fairytale Getaway

 

The colourful medieval architecture of Colmar, France

 

Paris is famed for being the ‘City of Love’, but going off the beaten track can often offer exciting, unexplored locations which could provide the perfect romantic retreat. Sitting along a canal and brimming with old fashioned architecture, the quaint and colourful city of Colmar has an idyllic atmosphere and picturesque appearance that gives it the air of a town right out of a fairytale book.

 

Having the charm of a village, thanks to its beautifully designed structures which are steeped in history, Colmar's wide pedestrian walkways offer the perfect opportunity for romantic strolls through enchanting squares full of local shops and charming cafes. And if that wasn’t enough, you can always rest your feet a little and take a row through Colmar’s own ‘Little Venice’. Here you can experience a taste of another romantic backdrop while enjoying the company of your other half.

 

Match the French style by wearing (or gifting the lady in your life - hint hint) a fashionable tote bag or handbag.

 

One of our must have accessories is the beautifully rustic ‘Cranbrook’ Vintage Dark Tan Quality Leather Tote Bag - a perfect match for the charming Colmar scenery, and thanks to its capacious design you will never have to worry about running out of space.

 

 

If you are seeking something more eye catching, you cannot go wrong with our 'Skye' Bronze Gold Leather Tote Bag. This tote bag is dyed naturally to give it its distinct look - matching the brightly painted houses populating the town.

 

For something completely different, we have the wonderful ‘Ida’ in Slate which modernises the tote bag without forgetting its roots.  The 'Ida' takes the tote design to new heights thanks to an attractive twist lock strap. This metal detailing compliments the dark coloured leather and contrasts perfectly with the bright fairytale look of Colmar.

 

The ‘Bramhall’ in Navy is another of those bags which takes the established handbag and gives it a contemporary overhaul. Featuring a crisp new silhouette, the 'Bramhall'  is perfect for a romantic meal out by the canal as it compliments any outfit - especially a classic black dress.

 

Windermere - The Active Romance

 

If you are looking for something closer to home, then why not visit the home of our bespoke brand, Made by Stitch - the Lake District. Windermere is especially famous for its namesake lake and is the perfect location for the outdoorsy couple.

 

The beautiful vistas of Windermere, England

 

Offering a wide range of activities, from boat tours to windsurfing, the scenic Lake Windermere is also home to stunning walking trails. These include beautiful walks around Stock Ghyll Waterfall which is embedded in a secluded wooded area - perfect for a tranquil romantic walk in the forest.

 

Close the day with a romantic meal in one of the many waterside restaurants, overlooking the stunning vistas with your loved one.

 

 

Pack all your travelling essentials in one of our handy and spacious leather washbags. Travelling is easy when you have the uniquely designed hanging ‘Mere’ washbag which we have available in Dark Brown and Conker Brown from Conkca.

 

If you prefer a more classic style, then look no further than Conkca’s own 'Alberto' which comes in the distinct Conker Brown and features the equally helpful dual zip design.

 

Copenhagen - The Cultural Getaway

 

The capital of Denmark is a perfect blend of modern and traditional buildings which makes it a must visit destination for hopeless romantics. The Rococo architecture gives Copenhagen a dream-like feel, making it an ideal location for getting lost in with your significant other.

 

The famed painted house in Copenhagen, Denmark

 

There is something distinctly romantic about exploring Copenhagen by bicycle, as it allows you to stumble across hidden gems, adding a little hint of surprise and the unexpected to your day out.

 

If a break from the city is what you are looking for, then why not explore the Dyrehaven Woods which roughly translates to ‘deer park’ and is home to 2,000 deer as the name suggests. The beautiful park is ideal for a long stroll, hand in hand, or you can take a romantic ride in a horse drawn carriage for a truly memorable day trip.

 

Travel in style with our leather passport covers for men and women. Make it even more special by personalising them with your initials or a love message.

 

 

If the woman in your life loves a bit of colour then look no further than 'Jet' Fuchsia Leather Passport Holder with its beautiful distinct design which lends itself to travelling in style. 

 

Bright colours might not be for your significant other so why not get them the ‘Jet’ in Navy Blue for a more toned down option. The 'Jet' offers all the functionality you could want from a passport holder with ample card slots for everything you might need during your time in Denmark.

 

If you are looking for the perfect travel gift for him, you cannot go wrong with the ‘Explore’ in Dark Brown Passport Case which brings with it a wealth of storage options - making your time at the airport move as smoothly as possible. 

 

 

Have your other half soaring with joy with the ‘Plane’ Saddle Leather Passport Holder. The 'Plane' securely fixes your passport in place so there is nothing to worry about as you visit the sites of Denmark’s capital.

 

Bournemouth - Romance by the Sea

 

The scenic coastline of Bournemouth, England

 

Away from the hustle and bustle of the big city is the beautiful serenity of Bournemouth which is home to a whole host of perfect romantic spots to visit with that special someone.

 

Find the perfect cosy cottage and settle in for a couple of romantic days away on the coast with awe inspiring views within a charming town unlike any other. A must see landmark is the breathtaking Old Harry Rocks, accessible by a picturesque walk along the coast. 

 

Pack for the weekend with one of our stylish and elegant leather holdalls.

 

Made from a durable leather, the ‘Expedition’ in Black is both soft to the touch yet strong enough to hold a weekend worth of clothes with ease. Thanks to this durable leather type, the more you use the 'Expedition' the more character the holdall will develop - ideal for remembering those romantic weekends away.

 

 

The ‘Snowdon’ Cocoa Leather Holdall has quickly become a favourite of ours because of its luxurious pebble grain leather. The 'Snowdon' comes with two straps made with wrapped leather for an ergonomic grip designed to fit perfectly in your hand.

 

Still looking for a Valentine’s Day gift? Why not give your loved one something they will love and cherish? Several of our designs can be personalised for an extra personal touch. Whether you are going abroad or staying home, a gift from Pure Luxuries can make this Valentine’s Day one to remember.