Ah, Valentine’s Day, It’s awfully romantic strolling through the city and observing lovers juggling red roses, chocolates, dinner reservations and of course, their valentine.

Whether you are single and fabulous, in a new relationship or have been together since Geri was a Spice Girl, we have all your relationship statuses covered.


Single and Fabulous?


The day is all about love, so why not love yourself?


Just for you:

Something I love most in my life are my shoes. If you are the same, why not add to your darling collection this Valentines Day. For something a little different don’t just buy yourself a new pair, design them! You can create exactly what you want at Shoes of Prey. It may just be the start of a beautiful relationship…


Going out:

Feeling confident? Slick on a lipstick, shimmy into a nice dress and try out a stylish speed dating session by Fast Impressions (Oaks on Collins, 480 Collins Street, CBD). Twelve dates in one night…suddenly you’re not so single.

The cost is $89 and that’s including free flowing champagne – book now!


Girls night in:

The best way to celebrate being single and fabulous, is to round up all the single ladies and have a ‘Gal’entine’s Day. A bit of bubbly, some nibbles, your favourite rom-com and a healthy dose of laughter.



New Lovers

If you’re still in the glorious honeymoon phase of a relationship, you’ll want to impress and indulge your lover.


Something for Her:

Flowers are always a beautiful gesture, but even more so when they are unexpected, so why not surprise her at work or at her favourite morning coffee spot? Mix it up and grab some posies from Spring street’s Pop up Posy Shop (between city wine shop and Spring street Grocer) open from 9am-9pm Thursday 7th of February till Saturday 16th of February.



Something for Him:

An exquisite bottle of whiskey or spirit of his choice will always be appreciated, and can always be shared. Glenmoragie if whiskey is his thing, West Winds Cutlass if he loves a good drop of gin or a bottle of Ciroc for the Bond ‘Vodka martini, shaken, not stirred’ types.


Going out:

We all know the language of love is French, food and champagne. Get it all with the Valentine’s Day menu at Chez Olivier, transporting you and your lover to Paris in this gorgeous French bistro. The Valentine’s Day set menu is $110pp, including a glass of bubbly, three courses, tea and coffee. Book here.


A private affair:

Whilst eating out can be very romantic, some of us like to skip the crowds. So why not cook together at home. Plan a menu in advance, go shopping together and then get messy in the kitchen. You may not be Masterchefs but as the saying goes, ‘those who cook together, stay together’.



Old Lovers

If you’ve been with your partner for a while, chances are you have bought each other every Valentine’s Day gift under the sun. From the tacky heart-shaped-box of chocolates to the matching engraved watches. So why not get sentimental this Valentines, after all ‘the best things in life are free’.


Something for Her:

Whilst we have more current photos of ourselves than ever, with smartphones, Facebook and Instagram, it’s easy to lose track of photos from years past. Collect and print photos from your years together, put them in a nice photo album and spend an evening reminiscing.


Something for Him:

By now, it’s not so much the gift he’s after but you. Celebrate by getting tickets to see his favourite band or team play. That way he can spend the night with two of his greatest loves.


Going out:

Done the fancy meals and bottles of champagne all before? Why not have a night of wine appreciation together, and visit The Tasting Table (1219 High Street, Armadale) for their monthly wine tasting event. $5 gets you a taste of 24 different wines from around the world.


A private affair:

Need to escape and relax? Reserve a doubles massage at Endota Day Spa and take a bit of time out together. For something a little more intimate, purchase some essential oils and take turns having massages at home.

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