• How to plan the perfect weekend getaway

It's not over until it's over

“A thoughtful way to end the trip is to produce a gift which she admired in a shop the day before . . . and you secretly bought,” suggests Della Casa. “Give it to her on the way home and thank her for the great time you had.” This works perfectly with jewellery; less so with the puppy in the pet shop.

Jan 31, 2012

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How to plan the perfect weekend getaway

Whether it's a Valentine's Day jaunt or a romantic holiday, follow these 12 steps to ensure your getaway goes off without a hitch