Feldspar's Bud Vase and the Helg Calice glasses by R+D. LAB
Organic dinner for delivery from @spring_to_go
Vases by @marloemarloe
Perfect Pairings: A Sustainable Valentine’s Date Night At Home
Our plans for a romantic night out will be a little different this year, but we’re okay with that! With so much time spent at home this past year, we’ve really started to love making a special effort for date nights at home. In our Valentine’s Day edition we share our favourite ethical florists, where we are ordering our dinner and organic wine from, and lots more!
Flowers From Ethical Florists
Bringing nature and beauty indoors is proven to uplift spirits, something we could all benefit from during this time! Treating ourselves, or a loved one, to some beautiful blooms is a wonderful ‘pick-me-up’ no matter what the occasion.
However, with long distance deliveries and usually plastic packaging, sadly our beautiful bouquets can come with a pretty hefty carbon footprint. The good news is that we have discovered some wonderful florists that operate with people and the planet in mind. Read about our favourite sustainable and ethical flowers available for delivery here!
We couldn’t talk about our date nights at home without mentioning organic wine – we at REV love to unwind in the evening with a glass to two. For buying online we use Low Intervention, Shop Cuvée, and Newcomer Wines, which all have a wonderful selection of reds, whites, rosés, and oranges, as well as beers and ciders too.
If spirits are more to your fancy, we’d recommend Sapling – a climate positive vegan vodka that leaves a good taste in your mouth! Sapling are dedicated to reducing carbon emissions and so for every bottle of vodka produced, they will plant a tree. Find some of our cocktail recipes created with Sapling here.
Dinner For Two, Delivered
Takeaways don’t usually sit well with us at REV. However, some of our favourite local restaurants are offering takeaway services with sustainability considered, and we think it is so important to support them at this time. Not to mention, enjoying a delicious meal at home is such a treat!
For our date nights in, we’re ordering from Spring To Go which is one of our favourite suppliers of delicious, biodynamic produce. As well as fresh fruit and veg boxes, Spring To Go also offer a selection of baked good and meals for dining in which are cooked at the Spring London restaurant.
Let's Talk About Dessert
For an extra special treat (and a dessert that will last you a few days!) we’d recommend trying one of Spring’s decadent cakes which are always our first choice when it comes to special occasions. Decorated with seasonal fruits and flowers from Fern Verrow, they really do taste as good as they look – we can vouch!
These cakes deserve an equally beautiful display and we think our new pieces from Feldspar Studio are the perfect choice. Their collection is made from fine bone China by a family run pottery factory in Stoke on Trent, supporting local British production and craftsmanship.
After Dinner Coffee
Its no secret we are big coffee drinkers here at REV and we are pretty partial to an after dinner espresso! When it comes to choosing coffee, for us, it absolutely has to be conscious. Thanks to London Grade Coffee we can enjoy delicious coffee without compromising.
Their beans are ethically sourced and grown in harmony with the land. LGC deal with their estate directly and pay the the price they need to keep producing exceptional coffee beans for them. Coffee will arrive to you recyclable Kraft paper with sugar cane paper labels that are compostable.