A blooming start to Valentine’s Day
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