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5 Simple Yet Elegant Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day

Don't go into February 14 without a plan!
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Treat yourselves to a classic dinner by candlelight.

During this celebration of love, Mireio treats guests to a four-course meal in a candlelit reverie. The pampering continues as ladies are presented with gifts of roses, macarons, and a surprise from L’Occitane. Afterward, have a digestif on the Mireio terrace as you and your date get cozy under the moonlight.

Mireio, Raffles and Fairmont Makati, 795.1840, [email protected]

Indulge in a heartwarming cup of tea.

A lighter mood is set at TWG, where it's prepared a tea-infused Valentine menu, complemented by a warm cup of its Mon Amour Tea. The meal includes a Boeuf en Brochette, Shrimp Linguine, and rounds off your tete-a-tete with delightful tea-infused patisseries or macarons. Try its limited edition Heart of Happiness macaron, a rich treat filled with Valrhona white chocolate ganache and infused with white tea leaves.

TWG Tea Salon & Boutique is located at Greenbelt 5, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila, Central Square and S Maison Conrad Manila

Take a breather.

Valentine’s Day is an opportunity for you to relax. Achieve the ultimate state of calm at Chi, The Spa at Edsa Shangri-La. The special Love to Be Pampered offering includes a Yin Yang Harmonizing massage, a facial using Biologique Recherche products and a complimentary glass of champagne. The two-hour journey is available all throughout February so you have an excuse to avoid that hectic Valentine’s Day traffic.

Chi, The Spa, Edsa Shangri-La, 633.8888, [email protected]

Stay the night.

Romance doesn't necessarily entail a night out. Spend quality time in an intimate staycation. Lock yourselves away from the world for a night or two in a romantic rendezvous at the luxurious all-suite at Raffles Makati. Guests will also be entitled to daily credits when dining at any of their establishments and when booking a treatment at Willow Stream.

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Raffles Makati, 795.1840

Treat your partner to something extra special.

The holiday doesn't require you to shower your significant other with gifts. It simply encourages you to express your affection in the best way you can. A gift should be a physical manifestation of your love, however cheesy that sounds, but sincerely, it should.

Here are a few suggestions:

Tiffany Victoria mixed cluster earrings, Tiffany box cuffs in 18-carat rose gold and white gold, Tiffany setting engagement ring and Tiffany shared setting band ring

Damiani Minou solitaire ring in white gold, Yvel Baroque pearl ring, Ascot Chang long-sleeved shirt, Aquazurra Wild Thing sandals in Lipstick, Bulgari B.Zero1 ring

But before anything else, you must glam up before your big date night. Allow ample preparation time for pampering and ensuring you look and feel your absolute best. Draw a hot a bath and bathe in perfume if you must. Ensure your lips are smooth and kissable by exfoliating with a lip scrub before putting on any product. Then proceed to create a natural look with a light blush and a satin lipstick. Finish off with a spritz of perfume, a scent that will commemorate the evening.

Lush The Kiss lip scrub, Diptyque Rosa Mundi candle, Lush Cupid bath bomb
T.LeClerc satin lipstick in Tulle, Perricone MD No Blush Blush, Shiseido Ever Bloom Extrait Absolu, Annick Goutal Rose Absolue eau de parfum

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Hannah Lazatin
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Hannah is a communications graduate from Ateneo de Manila University. She’s originally from Pampanga and from a big, close-knit family who likes to find a reason to get together at the dinner table. Experiences inspire her. “Once, at a restaurant, I received an interpretation of my second name ‘Celina,’ and it meant 'someone who tries everything once' and that is me through and through,” she says. As for the job, she wants her “readers to be inspired by the stories of the people we feature and to move them to reach for greater things.”
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