Neighbourhood eateries in Liverpool sharing messages of love for Valentines Day
- 04 February 2016
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Owners want to put fun back into Valentines
Two popular Georgian Quarter neighbourhood cafe bars and restaurants in Liverpool have adorned their windows with messages of love for Valentine’s Day hoping guests will do the same.
Co-owner Gary Manning came up with the idea for The Quarter & Host after looking at how the industry broadly markets the day and wanted to come up with an alternative.
“I think ironically, some people have fallen out of love with Valentine’s Day perhaps because of the pressure involved. I think it means so much more than just buying somebody a present. We just wanted to do something that was fun and engaging for our guests and we’ve already had loads of great feedback!”
The owners hired Katie Scott who trained as a theatre designer at Liverpool International Performing Arts (LIPA) to create the inspired window dressings.
She said: “I love working on big displays and looked at the various treatments of Valentines Day. It seemed like some of the opportunities were overlooked to focus on the themes we decide to use. We also really liked the thought of guests being able to share their declarations of both known and unknown love for someone on the windows…that’s where the post-it notes idea came from!”
Katie added: “I’ve also been commissioned to produce a series of window displays throughout the year for The Quarter and Host exploring similar themes…it’s all about food, love & life!”