A bloom­ing start to Valen­tine’s Day

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ALI­CIA NALLY been hired to help with the mad­ness of Fe­bru­ary 14.

“We’re pre­pared. Most guys are un­pre­pared so they will or­der the day be­fore or on the day. The ones who know they’re go­ing away, they’ve or­dered, but we’re ex­pect­ing lots of calls on Wed­nes­day,” she said. “Guys are guys, they wing it. “We all love what we do and, even if it is rain­ing, we’re go­ing to make a mil­lion girls happy.”

Cairns Cham­ber of Com­merce pres­i­dent Nick Loukas said Cairns was the best spot to spend Valen­tine’s Day and busi­nesses would get a boost.

“I think there are al­ways some ro­man­tics out there who want to spend money on their part­ners,” he said.

“I’ve no­ticed choco­lates and fra­grances do well. There is cer­tainly a no­tice­able spike in spend­ing on Valen­tine’s Day. Also restau­rants do well. And the city has plenty of spots for a ro­man­tic pic­nic. If the weather turns it on you can al­ways pull out a blan­ket and en­joy some nice food and cham­pagne.”

FLOWER POWER: Cairns Flower Mar­ket man­ager Tracy Hal­l­i­day with some of the 6000 roses they have in cold stor­age for Valen­tine’s Day. Pic­ture: ANNA ROGERS

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