Create the Perfect Valentine Right in Your Home 

Create the Perfect Valentine Right in Your Home 

It’s almost V Day and you still haven’t cooked up the perfect Valentine treat for your beloved. With the restrictions placed on service establishments and on traveling, you feel you are running out of options to create that perfect Valentine.

Worry no more. You can stay creative right in the comfort of your SMDC Grace Residences home. And with Grace Mall just an elevator ride away, you have plenty of options to create a romantic interlude that your beloved will remember for years to come.

Here are 6 ways you can bring your A game in the love department this month. 


Nothing beats waking up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee. Start the day off with a breakfast in bed featuring your loved one’s favorite coffee concoction paired with your homecooked French toast topped with strawberries, almonds and raisins.

Not so good in the kitchen? You can simply head to Starbucks and order any of the Blissfully Balanced Blends and pair it with The Perfect Oatmeal or Blueberry Greek Yoghurt. If your partner is more of a tea drinker, there’s InfiniTEA, which offers a wide selection of teas – traditional, milk, fruit – and even soya drink and soda pops. Or there’s Fruitas, which provides fresh-fruit coolers perfect for a refreshing start.


Show your loved one you are in it for the long haul by starting a practice proven to provide both psychological and physical benefits, which will make you better persons and bring you closer together. Do your sun salutations by your balcony. If you are new to yoga or to meditation, you can start by listening to podcasts or watching tutorials on YouTube together.

You can also start your health journey by taking advantage of the Valentine offering at Anytime Fitness, which currently offers a 50% discount for couples who enroll together during the love month.


So what if you are going to miss that road trip or foreign travel this year? You can still have the fun and adventure you used to have pre-Covid. Game-ify your Valentine gift by arranging a scavenger-hunt-cum-Amazing-Race type of activity for your partner. Head off to Alfamart or to Kukugalbi to shop for the ‘little treasures’ that you will scatter around for the scavenger hunt. In Amazing Race fashion, distribute cue cards to friends or your neighbors for ‘clues’.


Let her feel pretty and precious with a pampering treat at David’s Salon or at Nailandia, which offers a 50% discount on footspa, manicure and pedicure until February 14.  Send your man off to a grooming package at RJ Barbers.

Finish the day off with a couple’s massage at Mont Albo, which takes every precaution to ensure customer safety is prioritized. Therapists undergo swabbing every couple of weeks, massage areas are sanitized after every customer and social distancing protocols are strictly enforced.


Speak your loved one’s language to make him/her feel special on this special day.

If your partner speaks the language of service, why don’t you help him/her with his/her laundry by doing your laundry together at Superwasher? With a bank, a water refilling station, a grocery store and a slew of restaurants right outside your door, all you need is a little imagination and creativity to show your love and appreciation for your significant other.

If it’s quality time that he/she speaks, then go on a Netflix marathon of rom-coms in the comfort of your unit while you munch on flavored fries from Potato Corner, which currently offers its Giga Fries for a Valentine price of P143.00. 


Cap the night with a romantic dinner date on your balcony. You can order in food from Classic Savory, Senlek Thai, Hot Kitchen or Buffalo Wings and Things.

For a no-frills dinner date, you can simply go down for steak, salads and pasta at Rustic Box or enjoy Kuya J’s Beef Tadyang, Chicken Halang, Chicken BBQ or Lumpiang Prito, which are currently on offer at 50% off until the 17th.

Written by Village Connect

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