We all know and love NetFlorist, which is why we just had to add them to the list for Valentine's Day gifting options. Since Valentine's Day is on a Sunday this year, you'll need to order something well in advance to ensure that they get it in time. You have the entire weekend to make this lovey dovey day extra special. From personalised items and cute hampers to the usual chocolates, flowers and teddy bears, they'll definitely have something special to spoil your Valentine. Check out their separate gift ranges for both Him and Her, add to cart, set the date for delivery, pay and click. You're done. Now to get onto planning your special evening.
But what if the usual chocolates, flowers and romantic dinner for two isn't your Valentine's thing? Not to worry, surely Celestial Gift Experiences will have the thing! They offer a variety of experiences for him and her to try - perfect if your sweetheart has an adventurous spirit. We love the sound of the Xtreme Drifting Experience at RedStar Raceway in Mpumalanga, the opportunity to drive a Ferrari racing car, or the gyrocopter fly-in safari day for two. The options are endless, all you have to do is visit their site and check out what they have in store. There's something for everyone.
Has your Valentine got their very own Pandora bracelet? If so, why not help them add a few charms to their collection? Pandora offers a wide selection of ranges that's sure to delight your sweetheart, whether they're a die hard Harry Potter fan, have a deep love for Disney, or adore all things Star Wars. Other than an extensive collection of bracelet charms, they also offer beautiful rings, necklaces and earrings, you certainly will be spoiled for choice... well, your Valentine will be. Everything they have to offer in-store and on their website are all too beautiful to pass up. Click here to see their 2021 Valentine's Day Collection!
Let's face it, shopping for your man can be quite a difficult task. We never know what they want and most of the time, we cannot find any awesome, 'not so lovey-dovey' gifts ('cute' gifts can be a little cringy). So, if you're in search of gifts that are more manly and rugged, then check out Mantality.co.za. They have something for any type of man - the gamer, the tech guru, the adventurer, the stylish, the crafter and even the DIY man.
Speaking of manly gift ideas, have you checked out Mancrate just yet? We mentioned them last year in our Christmas gift guide, and we must say, we're still totally in love with them and their awesome crates packed with great goodies. And not only do they look amazing, they also come with their very own mini pry bar to get into - we think that is a rather interesting twist to the experience. A favourite of ours in the Braai Man Crate, filled with a black braai apron, seasoning grinders, aluminium braai tongs, a True Utility Firestash, Timber Lites, a camo cap, sunblock and lip balm. There are a variety of packs to choose from. No matter what your man loves and enjoys, there's sure to be a crate perfect for him.
For a delivery that's extra special, why not check out InMotionFlowers.co.za? We discovered them just recently and love absolutely everything on the site. They have a selection of goodies to choose from, including custom gifts and hampers, Valentine's goodies, flowers and even corporate gifts. We were looking for something 'different' for Valentine's Day and came across the Red Roses & Willow Heart, Love In A Bag and Pink Lilies & Roses In A Vase. But don't take our word for it, go take a look for yourself.
Gents, you know a lady cannot go anywhere without her handbag. It's an essential for us ladies, so why not spoil your wife/girlfriend/Valentine with a stunning handbag from Via La Moda? These genuine leather handbags are designed in a variety of styles, leathers and colours. All you need to do is find out which one she loves without busting the surprise. Easy enough, right? We hope so. Good luck!
What will you be getting your Valentine this year? Tell us in the comments below!
Please note: These dinner specials are only valid for Valentine’s Day 2021. Also keep in mind that all COVID-19 safety regulations and protocols including curfew are to be practiced for your safety. Space is extremely limited due to these rules and regulations, so be sure to book well in advance to avoid disappointment. Organisers may cancelled and/or postpone their Valentine's Day arrangements at any given time. Please contact the organisers for more information, availability, booking and safety procedures in place. Bookings are essential.
The month of love is here and it’s time to start planning your romantic spoils for that special someone. Join the Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton for a lavish three-course French dinner, including a welcome drink on arrival, in Vivace Restaurant overlooking the beautiful Sandton skyline for R395 per person*. This dinner will take place on Sunday 14 February 2021 between 18:00 – 21:30. And for those looking to spend the night, book their Romantic Staycation & Chill and enjoy a bottle of bubbly on arrival, dinner in Vivace Restaurant and breakfast the next morning from R1 950 per couple*! Bookings are essential. To book, use the below details.
Unforgettable moments await this Valentines Month at Radisson Blu Hotel Gautrain. Join them for a romantic four-course dinner, including welcome drink on arrival, in Central One Restaurant for R420 per person*. This dinner will be hosted on Sunday 14 February 2021 between 18:00 – 22:00. And because it’s the Month Of Love, why not book a romantic getaway from R1 940 per couple* and enjoy a lavish dinner, accommodation, breakfast for two and late check out. This accommodation offer is valid for the entire month of February 2021. Booking is essential. To book, use the details below.
What better way to celebrate the most loved up day of the year than with a relaxing Sunday Lunch at Avianto? Book your table and enjoy a five-course plated lunch with your loved ones. Cost is R395 per adult* and R195 per child* aged between 8 and 12 years (click here to book for the little ones). Also, kids younger than 8 years will cost R110 per child*, click here to book. Wondering what's on the menu? Not to worry, click here to take a quick look before booking.
PS. Click here for more Valentine's Weekend offers from Avianto.
This Valentine's Day, treat the apple of your eye to a breathtaking experience at AURUM Restaurant on the 7th floor of The Leonardo in the heart of Sandton. Indulge in a tantalising meal accompanied by a range of signature non-alcoholic cocktails and concoctions to whet your appetite and tasteful live musical performances as entertainment, while taking in the gorgeous views of the city. You delightful evening will cost between R800 and R1 000, but it's well worth the experience and thrill! they'll also be hosting an Anti-Valentine's Day treat at the OCTO Cocktail Bar on Saturday, 13 February 2021.
Spoil your Valentine in style at the The Maslow in Sandton! This Valentine's Day, they will be celebrating the most romantic day of the year with a delightful four-course lunch at Lacuna Bistro at R990 per couple. And the menu sounds absolutely divine! You can expect to savour and enjoy dishes such as a creamy leek and mushroom min vol au vent platter, roast duck breast with compote of kumquats cinnamon; a prawn masala with south Indian lemon rice; a sinful molten chocolate and pecan pudding with passion sorbet; and a raspberry Crème Brûlée, just to name a few. And to round off this lovely meal, freshly brewed coffee or tea will be served with chocolate heart petit fours. This romantic meal includes a glass of non-alcoholic bubbly on arrival. Lunch will take place between 13:00 – 17:00 in Lacuna Bistro's tranquil garden setting.
Disclaimer: All Covid-19 health and safety protocols are followed and visitors to the hotel will undergo a screening upon arrival.
One of the most sought-after destinations in the city, why not celebrate this special occasion with your Valentine at the breathtaking Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff? While taking in uninterrupted views of the urban forest, spoil your loved one with an exquisite three-course dinner in a very unique set up On the Hill at R995 per person. You can also opt for a lavish Valentine’s weekend brunch served on 13 and 14 February 2021 at R995 per person. You can expect a sumptuous selection of treats, fresh fruits, pastries, homemade breads, dips, salads and much more.
Details: www.fourseasons.com | 011 481 6000 | 67 Jan Smuts Avenue, Westcliff, Johannesburg.
Join Bosheuvel Country Estate for a scrumptious, farm-style, three-course lunch this Valentine's Day, priced at R290 per person* and R100 per child under the age of 12 (there is a kiddies menu available). You can expect delicious dishes such as the Lovers Caprese Salad, tender “Farm to Fork” Fillet Steak, and Chef Sharon’s decadent Red Velvet Cake. Click here to take a look at what else will be on the menu on the day. Booking is essential, so be sure to make your reservation ASAP to avoid disappointment.
Spend a night under the stars with your partner, watching a classic romantic movie while enjoying a delicious three-course meal at Kleinkaap Boutique Hotel this Valentine's Day. The menu includes a tasty variety of meats, salads, starches and desserts that's sure to delight the taste buds. There are two options couples can choose from regarding the evening's plans: you can either enjoy just the movie and dinner for R350 per person; or opt for the Overnight package (movie, dinner, luxury accommodation and a continental breakfast) for R1 950 per couple. Click here to book your tickets now before it's too late!
Disclaimer: No mask = no entry. Movie is taking place outdoors. People will be seated 1.5m apart for their safety.
Spoil your Valentine with a wonderful and oh-so-romantic evening away at the Palazzo. They'll be offering something special for the both of you. Valid on 12 and 13 February 2021, enjoy the evening staring into each other's eyes, whispering sweet nothings and indulging in a delectable Valentine's set menu at Medeo restaurant. And if you're looking to extend the romance, why not stay the night at *R4 650 per couple? This package includes dinner for two at Medeo restaurant with live entertainment, in-room rose petal turndown, sparkling wine, truffles and a gift from the hotel. And last but certainly not least, a romantic in-room breakfast for two the following morning.
On 13 and 14 February 2021, the stunning Glenburn Lodge & Spa will be hosting something romantic and decadent for you and your sweetheart to enjoy and experience this Valentine's Day weekend. Be sure to book one of their loved up dinners before space is fully booked. On Saturday, 13 February 2021, arrive hungry and indulge in a delicious Valentine’s Day themed buffet. And on Sunday, 14 February 2021, treat your beloved to a romantic early picnic dinner to round of your weekend on a high note.
As always, The Fairway Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort has something special planned for you and your loved one this Valentine's Weekend! Spoil your cherub with a lovely dinner for two on Saturday 13 February 2021. You can look forward to a romantic setting and delicious menu at R525 per person. To take a look at the menu, click here. Dinner will be served from 17:00 to 20:00, last bookings at 19:00. Booking is essential.
Book your table at The Winston Hotel's exciting, romantic Valentine’s Lunch or Dinner, taking place on both Saturday, 13 February 2021 and Sunday, 14 February 2021. Here, you and you sweetheart can tuck into a delectable three-course lunch or dinner for two* (your choice), along with a complimentary glass non-alcoholic wine on arrival. To find out more about cost and availability or to make your booking, call 011 268 3140.
Make this Valentine's Day a memorable one at Misty Hills Country Hotel! They have four Valentine's Day dining offers available spread across the entire weekend: a romantic three-course dinner on the 12th at R405 per person; a delectable five-course dinner on the 13th for R470 per person; a picnic and movie on the 13th at R410 per person; and last but certainly not least, a relaxing Sunday lunch on the 14th for R360 per person. How lovely! Click here to check out what on the menu. These romantic offers are only valid on Valentine's Day week (12 to 14 February 2021).
Join Carnivore this Valentine's Day weekend for an unforgettable romantic experience with your sweetheart! On 13 and 14 February 2021, they will be hosting a set dinner and lunch menu, as well as a stay-over package for those looking to spend the night and not miss curfew! The set dinner on the 13th will cost R470 per person, the set lunch on the 14th will cost R360 per person, and the Stay-Over package will cost R1 285 per person sharing. COVID-19 regulations and safety precautions do apply.
Gold Reef City is excited to present you with their choc-a-block lineup for the month of love and beyond! Expect a colourful blend of thrilling rides, cracking good comedy and much more this February.
For most couples, Valentine’s Day is a day of love, romance and sweet surprises, while other couples would clearly prefer to take a walk on the wild side! Gold Reef City has specially catered for these adrenaline junkies by offering two thrilling and very unique Valentine’s Date Night packages. For only R1 000, you and your partner get to experience selected rides in the Theme Park, a gourmet picnic dinner and a movie under the stars. If you up-size to R2 500 per couple, you get to stay at the four-star Gold Reef City Theme Park Hotel for the night as well! Tickets are limited so make sure you book your package today. Contact [email protected] or phone Paulina / Abida on 011 248 6940/ 6991.
Whether you are happily single, in love, married, engaged or somewhere in-between, the Combo Comedy Show promises to get you to share a hearty laugh with South Africans from all walks of life! Comedic sensation, Sifiso Nene and his all-star cast will be bringing you the best comedy combination on Valentine’s Day at the Lyric Theatre. Tickets range from R220 - R270 per person. The show starts at 20:00 on Valentine's Day.
Songwriter Papa Ndu will be recording a live gospel DVD featuring various popular artists at The Lyric Theatre on Saturday, 29 February 2020. The show promises to deliver an electrifying atmosphere as these artists honour Papa by performing the songs he wrote for them LIVE for this special recording. Get there at 18:00 sharp!
Not sure what to get that someone special for Valentine’s Day? Give them the gift of choice with a Gold Reef City gift card! Their gift card can be used at the casino and entertainment complex: the Victorian train station themed cinema, the Lyric Theatre and the Theme Park at Gold Reef City, including any one of the complex’s popular restaurants. All the gift cardholder needs to do is swipe the card and instantly enjoy all the thrills that Gold Reef City has to offer. The perfect day out to make memories – not to mention the convenience!
Don’t miss out on this incredible offer! Get the family to [email protected] Gold Reef City because everyone is getting 50% off their movie tickets from Friday, 21 February 2020 until Thursday, 19 March 2020! That’s any movie, at any time!
For more information on Gold Reef City Casino & Theme Park and their entertainment lineup, visit www.tsogosun.com/gold-reef-city-casino.
You can also contact them on 011 248 5000.
Kiddies spas are popping up everywhere these days. What better way to treat your little Valentine than to take them out for a day of pampering galore? Of course, you can join in on the fun too. If you have more than one treasure to spoil on the day of love, think about bringing along grannies, aunties or friends. This will ensure that everyone is well cared for. Here are our top picks for a family spa day:
Revive Wellness Spa is situated in Highlands North, bordering Sandton. This four-storey health and wellness haven offers kiddies and adult treatment packages. The spa for kids includes mani and pedi rooms, facials, baby massage packages, heated pools and a milkshake bar! Parents can also treat themselves to a range of beauty treatments. We recommend the spa's signature body polish and seaweed body wrap package.
Details: Athol St & Randjeslaagte Rd, Highlands North | 087 353 2500 | [email protected]
Life Day Spa Kids opened its doors in June 2016. They offer everything from mini facials to kids 'sparty' birthday events. If you are a mommy looking to spoil your little darling, Life Day Spa is the perfect place. Book their 'Mommy and Me' treatment package, which includes a welcome drink (kiddies bubbly) and a glass of sparkling wine for you, DIY products, full body Massage and a specialised pedicure with free popcorn! Alternatively, treat your daughters to a 'Sisterly Love' spa package. The spa caters to children aged 4 - 14. Boys are welcome at the salon, too.
Details: 2 Design Quarter District, Leslie Ave East, Fourways | 011 465 7777 | [email protected]
What kid doesn't love going to the movies? Seeing as most movie-lovers will head out to watch sappy romantic comedies with their sweethearts, pop into a child-friendly flick to treat your tiny Valentine. If your kids are older, let them pick the movie they would like to watch.
Go big this Valentine's Day by taking your kids to see a movie in super high definition. You could opt for the more conventional IMAX 3-D Theatre experience at select Ster Kinekor theatres. These theatres feature a wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling screen, with full surround sound. Otherwise, haul the kids along to Gold Reef City's 4-D Theatre. This fully immersive cinema experience is likely to impress them. But, be aware that there may be a few bumps along the way - the cinema features hydraulic seats, vapours and a range of smells and scents. Click here to see which shows are currently being screened at Gold Reef City.
There is nothing better than curling up on the couch to watch a movie with the people that you love. Make a day of it by giving all family members their pick of love-themed movies to watch. Showmax SA have a great selection of family movies to stream or download. Still can't find something to please everyone? Check out our list of top alternative animated films for kids.
Give the day a Valentine's twist by inviting everyone to wear their favourite red or pink outfit (pajamas are totally acceptable). Toss a few red Smarties or Rascals into a bucket of salty popcorn for added fun.
Bambanani in Melville is the ultimate family-friendly eatery. They take kids entertainment to new levels of fun here. Their supervised play centre features a four-storey covered jungle gym, dress-up area and sand art station. There is also a media room complete with PlayStation, Wii, Xbox and a continuous reel of kids’ movies. For more reserved kids, there is a library fully stocked with loads of interactive books. Parents can enjoy a tasty meal and glass of wine at the restaurant. All in all, everyone should have a wonderful time and leave feeling a little more loved.
Details: 85, 4th Avenue, Melville, Johannesburg | 011 482 2900 | [email protected]
If you are a low on funds (as most parents are), take the DIY approach and host a garden picnic for yourself and the kids. Go shopping for snacks with them beforehand and let everyone pick out one special treat. If your budget allows, buy each other small gifts to celebrate the day. Or, make a sincere card to express your love.
However you choose to share Valentine's Day with your kids, remember that its the little things that count in the long run. It may be as simple as spending extra time with them, reading their favourite story book or cooking something together. Ask them if they have any special requests for the day. They might just surprise you with their answers.
Date: Saturday, 09 February 2019 from 20:00
Treat the apple of your eye to a romantic evening under the stars with the Valentine’s Outdoor Movie Night taking place on the Emerald Hotel lawns on 09 February 2019 from 20:00. The film that will be setting the mood on the evening will be the classic romance, Ghost (1990), featuring Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze. You can get your tickets at Computicket for R80 per person. Don’t forget to pack a picnic blanket and camp chairs! As for food, they also have food and beverage stalls with great movie night hampers on sale. To pre-order Movie Night Hampers, contact 016 982 8643 or [email protected].
Date: Sunday, 10 February 2019 from 17:00 - 21:00
Single this Valentine's Day? Don't worry, don't mean you can't have fun on the most romantic day of the year. This event is perfect if you're looking to meet fellow singletons and perhaps even "The One" just before Valentine's Day. There will be two icebreaker games to kickoff the mingling: 'Find Your Matching Karma Sutra Picture’ - a fun and risque yet light-hearted matching game which ensures you get to meet and chat to every person of the opposite sex; AND a twist on ‘Spin The Bottle - everyone gets a chance to answer some dating/relationship based questions which will keep the conversation flowing for the rest of the evening. As for entertainment, Adrian Ziller and Friends will be performing. Age limit is open and entry costs R160 per person. Payment is needed in advance, so make sue you email [email protected] for payment details.
Date: 12 and 13 February 2019 at 20:00
This is a great event if you're single, in a relationship, looking for a laugh, or simply just want to get a little insight into other people's dating lives to see if yours is "normal". You think your dating life is bad? Think again! At Story Party, you'll get to hear true dating stories that'll make you feel hundreds better, because let's face it, it could be worse. Story Party has toured over 50 countries because the dating struggle is real, worldwide. From ghosting, unwanted pictures and splitting the bill to cat-fishing, heart-break and "I can't believe that happened" stories, you'll hear them all from professional storytellers on the evening. Want to share your story? Write it down on their casual confessions slips, anonymously and they'll read them out loud so you don't have to. Sounds like a lot of fun! Click here to get your ticket now.
Date: Wednesday, 13 February 2019 at 19:00 - 23:00
Kick off the Valentine’s Day celebrations with a fun and exciting night trail run/walk sponsored by Energizer! The Run Zone Valentines Lazer Light Trail Run offers runners and couples alike an evening of activeness, lazer lights and lots of entertainment at Randpark Golf Club! It’s Valentine’s Day themed so be sure to dress up, as there will be prizes up for grabs for the best dressed. Make sure you get your pre-entries in before 07 February 2019. Click here to enter now.
Date: Wednesday, 13 February 2019 from 19:00 – 00:00
Another event for the singles this Valentine's Day! Put away those silly apps and online dating sites and have some face-to-face interaction and fun with Musical Speed Dating! You know, the way it used to be before the internet. Prepare for an evening filled with laughter, mingling and potentially meeting your Valentine's Day date. It's going to be a fun night, so make sure you reserve your seat ASAP, seats are limited. You'll get FREE entry and Happy Hour before 19:00. Click here to find out how to book.
Date: Thursday, 14 February 2019 from 18:00 - 21:00
This one has extremely limited spacing, so make sure you book this event ASAP if you and your Valentine are keen! Head to Lillian Gray Fine Arts School and spoil your favourite human with an evening of creativity and wine. And best of all, you don't need any artistic experience! Cost is R 980 per couple and includes wine, cheese platters and all the art supplies you'll need on the evening. They will start the night with a fun Couples Quiz and then proceed to do a painting activity. Each individual works on one half a picture. At the end of the evening, the couple needs to join it to form one image. How cute! Click here to book now.
Date: Thursday, 14 February 2019 from 19:30 - 23:30
Not the best singer in the world but would love to serenade your Valentine? Look no further! Evening of Love at Time Square is here to make this Valentine's Day one to remember! Let some of South Africa’s top artists with the likes of Vusi Nova, 047, Carl Thomas and other guest performer do the serenading for you. Tickets are selling fast, so get to Computicket and book your seat now. Tickets cost between R250 and R1 850 per person, and the show starts at 19:00.
Date: Friday, 15 February 2019 from 17:30 - 00:00
Sometimes the simplest things mean the most, so why not grab your Valentine and head to the Valentine's Cocktail Party at Copper Bar to sip on something refreshing and spend a little quality time together. Tickets cost R150 per person and includes a glass of champagne on arrival as well as a goodie bag for your partner. Be sure to dance the night away with your sweetheart. Please note: no under 25s allowed. Click here to get your tickets. The dress code is cocktail with a splash of red.
Date: Friday, 15 February 2019 from 18:00 - 23:00
Join Down Right DJs and Tres Jolie for a romantic outdoor movie night where they'll be screening the funny time travelling film about love, 'About Time'. There's nothing more romantic than spending some quality time with your sweetheart under the stars while watching a lovey-dovey movie. The full restaurant menu will be available if you wish to grab a bite to eat. No outside drinks or food allowed. Don't forget to take blankets and pillows along with you to get comfy. Click here to get your tickets now.
Date: Friday, 15 February 2019 from 19:00 - 21:00
Get your heart racing this Valentine's Day at the Hot 91.9 Valentine's Night Race at Randburg Harriers. So, what are you waiting for? Dig out your running shoes, get tickets for you and your sweetheart and take a romantic run through the leafy streets of Randburg. Also, don't forget to dress up in your most lovey-doviest outfit to show the love. This event is 10km of serious fun for all, complete with live music en route, a ‘candle-lit mile’, post-race party and spot prizes for best dressed! Click here to get your tickets now.
Date: Friday, 15 February 2019 from 18:30 – 23:30
For a Valentine’s Day celebration with a twist, don’t miss this interesting event at The Moors Castle! Lead the way to the castle and enjoy your Valentine’s Day as ‘vampires’ to celebrate and share your love eternal and immortal. You and your true love will spend a romantic evening together complete with a three-course meal and dancing all night long under the moonlight of love eternal. Sounds quite interesting and unique. Only 200 tickets are available for this event, so make sure you get yours now!
Date: Saturday, 16 February 2019 from 12:00 - 14:00
Time Anchor Distillery will be hosting an intimate Gin, Chocolate & Confectionery Pairing at their Distillery in Maboneng. Guests attending the tasting will arrive and be seated, an introduction to Time Anchor Distillery will kick off the afternoon followed by tasting of three of their craft gins paired with specially selected chocolates, artisanal nougat and Turkish Delight. Yummy! Shanna-Rae, the Co-Founder and Head Distiller, will be leading the pairing, and will impart her love and passion for Gin with you. Special and limited edition gins and other items will be available for purchase on the day. Contact them on [email protected] or 072 495 1983.
Date: Saturday, 16 February 2019 from 14:00 - 23:00
Celebrate this special day with the apple of your eye at the Valentine's Movies In The Park at Riversands Farm Village. Spend the day enjoying a lovely picnic for two, fun activities for all ages, delicious food vendors offering tasty treats and he #PiP Bar to keep you refreshed and hydrated. All you need to take along with you is yourself, your sweetheart and a picnic blanket. Sit back, relax and enjoy a day in the Park! This year's theme is "Valentine's Red Carpet by #PiP". Also, don't forget to arrived dressed for the occasion, as there's a prize for the best dressed up for grabs - a hot air balloon safari for two! Arrive as a character from your favorite film, celebrating the 80s, the Naughties, whatever! Just show up in style! Click here to get your tickets now. Movies that'll be showing on the day is as follows:
Date: Sunday, 17 February 2019 from 11:00
Enjoy the lovely Jozi weather and celebrate Valentine's Day with the Soul And R&B Valentine's Picnic at Platinum Lounge in Randburg. The afternoon's lineup will include entertainment from headliners, Wilson B Nkosi and Sentle Lehoko and supporting acts, Tsholanang, Nozi, Nox, Clive J and Brian. Just keep in mind that kids are not allow to attend this event at all. Get all the deets here.
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Valentine’s Day is a wonderful occasion to express how you feel about that special someone through romance, roses and tender feelings. But to be honest, we should never miss an opportunity to tell the people who matter that their happiness is important to us. Love needs to be celebrated now more than ever and we need to make a conscious decision to bring the feeling of love into our daily activities. A gift of fresh and fragrant flowers can brighten anyone's day and bring warm feelings to the heart while doubling as a shot of oxytocin. This love chemical has the power to transform every relationship.
Make this Valentine’s Day an occasion to remember and shop SA Florist’s Objects of Affection by clicking here.
And if you order before Friday, 09 February 2018, you'll get R100 OFF when you spend R600 or more.
How Do I Purchase An Order?
All orders can be placed directly online at www.saflorist.co.za. The entire ordering process is done on the website, as well as payment at the end of checkout by EFT, Snapscan or credit card.
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What Is It?
Does modern dating make you want to punch yourself in the throat? You're not alone! Being single isn't all that bad so why not celebrate being #single in the coolest way possible at the #SINGLE Valentine's Party. You can spend your evening meeting plenty of other singletons in the flesh instead of via the internet or latest dating APP. And as for icebreakers, there will be two options to get the conversations flowing - a twist on ‘spin the bottle’ and singles beer pong. There will be two bands performing on the evening - His & Hers and After Elizabeth. This event is open to everyone looking to have a great time as a single this Valentine's season (over 18, of course).
When Is It?
Saturday, 10 February 2018 from 18;00 - 21:30.
Where Is It?
Bread & Roses, 80 4th Avenue, corner 4th Avenue and 7th Street, Melville, Johannesburg.
How Much Is It?
Entry is R175 per person. Payment is needed in advance, so email [email protected] for payment details and to secure your spot.
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For more information about this event, visit Singles Events Johannesburg on Facebook.
What Was It?
Need to plan something special for your Valentine? How does a movie outdoors, under the stars sound? If this sounds like a romantic idea to you, then make sure you book your spots for the Valentine's Outdoor Movie Night at Emerald Resort & Casino. Take your camp chairs and picnic blankets along, unwind and enjoy a movie with your sweetheart. There will be gourmet food stalls and beverages will be available on the evening. Picnic baskets with movie goodies can be ordered for R380 per basket. You can either pay R80 per person or opt for the R540 which includes two movie tickets and a picnic basket for two. Book your spot ASAP!
When Was It?
Saturday, 17 February 2018 from 19:00.
Where Was It?
Emerald Resort & Casino, 777 Frikkie Meyer Boulevard, Vanderbijlpark, Johannesburg.
How Much Was It?
Tickets cost R80 per person (food and drinks available from the cash stations on the night) OR R540 per couples package (this includes two tickets and a picnic basket with goodies for two). You can get your tickets at Computicket.
For picnic basket orders, contact Yolandi on [email protected] or 016 982 8643.
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For more information, visit the Emerald Resort & Casino website.
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Win Something Special For Valentine’s Day
From 06 - 14 February 2017, shoppers at the Mall of the South will stand a chance to win a romantic hot air balloon experience for two valued at R9 000, compliments of Mankwe Gametrackers - Outdoor adventures, tours and transfers.
To stand the chance of winning this stunning experience, shoppers will be asked and encouraged to enter the competition by completing an online survey on Mall of the South’s website and at the mall. Don’t miss out on this amazing adventure of a lifetime. Enter now!
Please note: Terms and conditions apply.
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A Little Bit About Mall of the South
Mall of the South prides itself in being a retail market leader with free Wi-Fi, mall innovation, functional work stations and great visibility. The restaurant promenade walkway provides shoppers with a variety of new and exciting dining experiences. Mall of the South brings you Pure Shopping Pleasure.
Emperors Palace has your Valentine’s Day covered, offering you a choice of two wonderful and romantic dinners for two - and even dinner-and-stay packages if you’re looking to make your evening even more special. Just be sure to make that reservation before it’s too late.
Don’t Miss These Valentine’s Dinner Packages
Enjoy a romantic dinner with someone special this Valentine’s Day at Emperors Palace. There are two awesome offers available, including:
A Dreamy 6 Course Set Menu at Aurelia’s
Spoil your Valentine at the 5-star, award-winning Aurelia’s Restaurant - an adventure in molecular gastronomy, ideal for foodies! At R1 100 per couple, the 6-course set menu includes a welcome drink and gift, as well as cuisine that will delight your taste buds.
To book your special evening at Aurelia’s, call (011) 928 1908 or email [email protected].
The Perfect Buffet Feast at Rosetta’s
Celebrate your love and feast the senses at the ever-popular Rosetta’s Bistro | Restaurant | Kitchen. At R600 per couple, this special offer includes unlimited wine, soft drink fountain and a Valentine’s gift to make your evening even more special.
To reserve your place, call (011) 928 1367 or email [email protected].
Dine & Spend The Night With These Valentine’s Dinner & Stay Packages
Make a night of it and book a Perfect Date Hotel package. Take your pick from a range of accommodation options to suit your budget.
The 5-Star Peermont D'oreale Grande - R2 895 per room per night
Treat yourself to untold luxury at the 5-star Peermont D’oreale Grande Hotel in a Classic Room, with a rose petal turn-down, selected cocktails at Aurelia's Lobby Bar, dinner at the newly styled Aurelia's Restaurant, a bottle of sparkling wine and breakfast at Aurelia's Restaurant.
The 4-Star Peermont Mondior Hotel – R1 910 per room per night
True elegance at an attractive price. Enjoy accommodation and breakfast for two at the 4-star Peermont Mondior Hotel in a Classic Room. The offer includes a bottle of sparkling wine, selected cocktails in the Silver Moon Bar as well as dinner and breakfast at the Oriana Restaurant.
The 3-Star Peermont Metcourt Hotel – R1 130 per room per night
Relax in style at the 3-star Peermont Metcourt Hotel and enjoy accommodation in a Superior King Room, including dinner at Oriana and breakfast at the F.L.A.G Café.
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WIN With Emperors Palace This Valentine’s Month
To make your Valentine’s even more memorable, the Palace of Dreams is giving one lucky couple a luxurious treat during this month of love! If you’re looking for a super special spoil, enter the Luxurious Love competition and stand the chance to win an exclusive get-away for you and your love this February 2017. This prize includes:
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Birthdays, Valentines Day, Mother's Day, Christmas, and those presents you by just buy because you want to score brownie points, are super hard to come by if you're as stubborn as me. I don't know about the rest of the planet's male population but I'm pretty bad at buying gifts for my girlfriend... and my mom... okay, I am terrible at buying gifts for women in general.
But that all changed when I discovered The Little Field Mouse Pop-Up Gift Shop at Randridge Mall. This store is filled with all kinds of items. From handmade leather handbags to quirky home decor, and children's clothing - pretty much anything that can be found at the Little Field Mouse Market is on sale at the store. It is quite interesting to see how Debbie of The Little Field Mouse Market has grown the concept of an artisanal market into a pop-up shop that's soon to turn into a permanent store. And why not? It's made life a lot easier for us who are completely oblivious to buying gifts. With that said, The Little Field Mouse Pop-Up Store caters to all. The products are unique and you can see that every item has been constructed with tonnes of love.
And if you are still indecisive about what to get your mom for valentines day or your girlfriend for mother's day - or is it the other way around? - then you can always just purchase a gift card in store and let them go pick their own present. The Little Field Mouse Pop-Up Store is open from Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 18:00; Saturdays from 09:00 to 17:00 and Sundays from 09:00 to 14:00. So, do yourself a favour and check the store out.
By Shawn Greyling
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What Is It?
Join Reefsteamers for a romantic Valentine's steam train trip to Magaliesburg. for more information about the train ride, contact them. Once you arrive at your destination, being Magaliesburg, guests have the option to enjoy an afternoon at Magalies Sleepy River Venue at R60 per person where you can enjoy a few of their facilities, including a large swimming pool, braai stations, food and beverage vendors, a market, and much more! The cost for the Magalies Sleepy River Venue visit includes transport from the station to the venue and entrance.
When Is It?
Saturday, 11 February 2017 from 09:00 - 18:00.
The schedule is as follows:
Where Is It?
Reefsteamers, 46 Knights Road, Germiston, Johannesburg.
How Much Is It?
Tickets cost R 250 per adult, R 200 per child aged between 4-12, and free entry for children under 4. And, if you opt to enjoy the afternoon at the Magalies Sleepy River Venue, it's R 60 per person for entry.
Email [email protected] or call 062 743 9200 to make your booking.
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1. GoPro Hero4 Session Camera
This is the first new camera body that GoPro has released since we were introduced to the Digital Hero in 2006. The newer model is 50 per cent smaller, 40 per cent lighter and can be set, suctioned, attached or bolted to places its predecessor couldn’t, say experts. Plus, the nifty device is just as powerful (1080p60 video and 8MP photos), just as waterproof, and just as user-friendly. Plus, you can use it too (us ladies all love a good selfie, right?)!
2. Philips Norelco Vacuum Stubble Trimmer
It sucks rushing around getting ready in the morning, but what’s even worse than that is having to share a basin with your guy! Am I right? Thought so. A basin full of hair is just, well, gross. If your man had this electric stubble trimmer with an integrated vacuum system, you’d never have to worry about dealing with his yucky stubble in the basin ever again. So, technically, it would be a gift to you both - well, that’s how we see it, at least.
3. Samsung Smart Watch
Does your man compulsively check his phone (it’s okay, many of us girls are guilty of it too!)? With the release of the Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch, however, those days may be over. This awesome gift is sure to impress him – it lets you control and monitor your smartphone through a 1.9-megapixel camera-equipped touchscreen watch!
4. Nike+ Fuelband
Whether your guy is a complete fitness fanatic already on the way towards peak performance, or he's just diving into the world of concentrated activity, the Nike+ Fuelband will help him monitor and improve his athleticism. The handy gadget tells you how much energy you’ve burned and helps you stay motivated by sharing your goals and progress with friends… how cool?!
5. Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker
One of the best quality portable speakers for your man’s smartphone, this device connects to your phone via Bluetooth, which is easy to use and configure. It’s battery-operated and the batteries are rechargeable for further convenience. Plus, it’s perfect for him to slip into his bag or backpack, since it’s a nifty size and super-light.
by Candice May
Know other awesome gadgets to get for him not mentioned above? Let us know below!
Declutter your heart, declutter your life!
There are certain treasures and keepsakes that have high sentimental value. We hold on to them because the memories are so precious and we are not quite ready to let go. It might be an antique necklace from an ex boyfriend, or a retro watch from an ex girlfriend. You probably don’t even wear it all that much anymore. But you keep it anyway. Perhaps it’s time to let go. Go pawn it or give it away to someone you rarely see. These keepsakes can hold a lot of emotional clutter likely to make you sob-around on Valentine’s Day or even have you spewing fire on such a love filled day. So let it go, declutter, get rid of the old to make room for the new!
Reconnect with your hobbies!
We all have a hobby we tend to neglect. Perhaps Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to reconnect deeper with yours and rediscover your passion. It could be anything - cooking, bird-watching, drawing, painting - whatever. Get your hobby supplies ready and spend some time enjoying yourself. If your hobby is more arty, you’ll have a beautiful work or illustration to show for it. If your hobby is more practical, outdoors and dirt inclined, hey, you'll have a stunning garden or landscape to enjoy while enjoying your morning coffee. Whichever way, you can't lose!
Try something new!
You know that one thing you have always wanted to try but have always made up an excuse...? Well, isn’t it time to stop procrastinating and do the damn thing? It could be anything from making dessert, baking a carrot cake for the first time, knitting an awesome scarf for yourself in preparation of winter or learning to play a musical instrument! Yes, we're signing up for guitar classes. It is never too late to expand your skills and passions. Life is long and, in this way, you should never run out of fun things to do. So stop making excuses, make like Nike and just do it!
Stay away from social media!
That annoying bug called FOMO (fear of missing out) seems to bite all too often when it comes to social media. Sometimes if feels like a competition to be the first to see what's new on Facebook or Twitter. On certain holidays people flood the platforms with some positive, some negative massages. Sometimes, you just don’t it. If you have just come out a relationship, it’s probably a good idea not to check your ex’s Facebook page to see how they are spending their day. Or if you have a major crush on someone, it’s also probably a good idea not to check what he or she is tweeting about. Social media in general has the power to change our mood - whether we like it or not. The seemingly happy lives of others sometimes just make your life seem not so great, when in fact, 99.9% of the time it’s probably exactly the opposite. It's because they are so insecure that they have to shout about every move they make. So, do yourself a BIG favour, put your phone away, disconnect from the Internet and reconnect with yourself.
You know how you love flowers and chocolates or, if you’re a gamer, the new Mortal Combat? Well, what better day than Valentine’s Day to buy yourself something to brighten your day? Or, maybe you don’t have any intention of spending money. Well, you don’t have to. Make yourself the kind of breakfast you’d imagine making for someone you love, but because this is for you, add an extra pinch of love. Pair that with some juicy OJ or rich coffee. Grab your favorite magazine, newspaper or book and indulge in the perfect breakfast for one. Consider booking the rest of your day off at a spa. for a full body massage, facial and perhaps a relaxing session in the Jacuzzi thereafter. Doesn’t that sound like the perfect treat?
Host a small lunch or dinner party!
Much as breakfast for one is amazing, it's great to maintain your social life and hook up with some good friends. Offer to host a lunch or dinner where either you prepare the whole shebang, or ask each friend to bring something they like. You could choose to have the grown-up meal with some good chats and laughter over food and wine or share some awkward Valentine’s Day stories from the past. Or turn the get together into a fun games afternoon or evening. Everyone loves board games so get your competitive self out and go for gold!
Be someone’s Valentine!
In the fast-paced world we live in, it is getting more difficult to appreciate each other as humans. Some people can go through an entire week without being told they are loved, appreciated or that their existence is valued. So why not send anonymous Valentine’s Day cards to people around you. You could personalize the cards by mentioning a unique quality - the reason why they are loved and appreciated. Or you could send each one a red rose simply signed “From Your Valentine”. Be the cupid in their lives and see how much joy you'll bring. Spread the love and make someone’s day!
Take a road trip!
All those places other people always talk about? Those destinations that are not that far from the city and that sound amazing, but you’re never been there yourself? Well, isn’t it time you took a road trip and experience one for yourself? You could make it a weekend breakaway or a day trip with friends or, simply hang out by yourself. Have your phone fully charged and ready to take some snaps of the beautiful scenery. Take in all the natural elements and explore the roads you normally wouldn’t. Strike up a conversation with new people, wish them a lovely day, make new friends and rediscover your inner peace - one of the joys of road tripping!
Do absolutely nothing!
So maybe you’re thinking, what’s the deal with all this pressure to do something? I mean Valentine’s Day falls on a Tuesday this year and maybe you really don’t want to do anything. If you're working you'll probably want to have a lazy evening. Well, here’s good news, with Netfix and the like you really don’t have to do anything. It is just another day after all...
The perks of being single!
Though being in a relationship has some of perks, there are some things about you that need to adapt to ensure a peaceful co-existence - whether that be consciously or subconsciously. If you’re a guy and you can appreciate the simple perk of leaving the toilet seat up without being reprimanded. As a girl you can apply your facemask and hang around in your sweatpants, an oversized T while eating strawberry sorbet from the tub. Sometimes we just need our own personal space. Hey guess what, when you’re single you can do just that - one of the great advantages of being single. So celebrate and enjoy Valentine's Day in your own special way. Please believe me, millions of couples will be pink with envy...
By Cleopatra Shava