For those of us not in a relationship, Valentine’s Day can seem like the worst day of the year. But does it have to be? Rather than being reminded of how lonely we occasionally feel, why not take the most romantic day of the year to honour a relationship even more important than one with a significant other, aka the one with our best friend?(‘Cause you know, since Friendship Day is often overlooked and we never really celebrate it anyway).
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As an urbanite, you can’t seem to run away from your desire to have a fancy dinner and more often than not, that only ever happens when a guy who’s really interested in you asks you out, which is quite rare. On Vday, most restaurants are offering lavish menus loaded with elegant appetizers, savory main courses, and mouthwatering desserts. So this is the perfect reason to treat each other to a romantic dinner, minus the hidden agendas that guys usually seek at the end of your date.
On a classier note, head to a spa with your best friend and bask in all of the joys this relaxation station has to offer. After all that Valentine’s Day shopping haul, you’re probably too tired to think about anything else and trust us, you’ll be grateful for the amazing spa date. Plus, you’ll feel at most ease when you enter office the next day with your glowing, rejuvenated skin!
What’s better than a girls’ night in with wine and crafts? Turn those bottles into works of art by choosing from one of these wine bottle crafts. Pretty sure you’ll find some awesome gems at the bazaar, but first, you’ll need to empty the bottles beforehand, of course.. so there’s that.
If dining out is not your thing, grab your bestie and head to your favorite shopping area. Take it back to high school and grab a large fountain soda, spike it with airplane bottles of liquor, and get to shopping. Because we all know it’s easier to justify those special purchases when lightly buzzed. Not saying that you should do this on a regular basis, but hey, you deserve it.
Although the massive Year End Sale or Chinese New Year deals are so last month, there are other ways for you to get your thrift on for this special occasion: Valentine’s Day Markets in Kuala Lumpur.
Who else can host a better themed market than APW Bangsar? It’s hard to tell! Following the tradition of organising community-oriented events, A Place Where: Love Meets is a Valentine’s Market curated for all, featuring a variety of retail and F&B vendors, musical performances throughout the night, Swing dancing lessons and of course, an Instagram-able setting for your social media needs. Bring your girls here to get some last minute Valentine’s shopping done, or to just have a good evening, as it is definitely the place to be.
This is perhaps an anti-Valentine’s Day movement, a night to celebrate the darker, grimier side of love where heartache and loneliness lurk. Sometimes, surrounding ourselves with melancholy stuff might seem like a good idea, especially for those who doesn’t see the point of celebrating this special day of love. Experience a stellar night of RnB with special appearances by a list of local and regional acts, Sam Rui (SG), alextbh, Emir Hermono, Fauxe (SG), Naufal and Dan $hiv, providing the best songs to break up/make up for your Valentine. Tickets are priced from RM25 each.
Living up to its name, the Valentine’s Day market hosted by Ales & Lagers, Fooderlicious is offering free food for early birds, on a first come first serve basis! Scrap away all your diet plans this weekend and ring your girls up to have an awesome get together while munching away your misery. Meet some new friends, try some new beers and have a good time. Happening on 12th February 2017, come early to try out their delicious Taco prepared by Chick Norris!
It’s an emergency! If you’ve missed out on the amazing deals that were happening throughout November until January, don’t worry as Lou Shang Bar & Cafe is here to save you from the post-Valentine apocalyptic disasters. Drop by the Emergency Valentine Market this weekend and score the perfect gift for your loved ones, in which you’ll find cool vendors such as Pebble Paper Design and Beatrice’s Calligraphy.
Here’s something you ladies would love. An actual, real life Tinder party will be hosted at Minut Init Art Social on 14th February 2017 at 8PM. Call up your girl squad or your male BFF to this party, and let them help you discover who your true knight in shining armour of Valentine’s day will be. Besides, we know a lot of people who would love to experience a Tinder party, so this is simply not one to miss out on! Dress code is optional but stickers based on relationship status will be given to participants.
Adding a tad of vintage touch to the Boulevard for Insta-worthy snapshots of vintage jukebox to transport you back to the 60s, Publika has developed an interesting concept from 11 – 14 February 2017 to enhance the ambiance of Valentine’s Day. There will also be a contest throughout the 4 days with prizes consisting of a return flight for two to Bali. Besides that, Publika’s tenants Dermique and Klasikat Barbershop are also offering free pampering sessions for the public such as lips treatment, face lymphatic, hand art, skin consultation and hand massage while they shop. At night, grab your free popcorn and save a seat with beanbags from Doof and enjoy an outdoor movie screening from 8-11 PM.
“You can only sit with us if you’re single,” is what the attendees would be saying at DR.Inc’s Single Night party. As mentioned in the title, This Valentine’s Day, DR.Inc invites you to embrace your singledom and mingle the night away as DJ Blondie hits the decks. A buffet dinner spread priced at RM90 will be available as well, sans the alcohol. PS: It’s going to be a disco party so get your freak on!
If you’re still stuck smack dab as to where you should head to this Valentine’s Day, Frisky Rooftop Bar has it all! Offering a wide range of activities for couples and single adults alike, spend quality time with your date on KL’s best rooftop venue by preparing BBQ food together, watch movies under the stars, or just let music do the talking! Plus, if you’re single, come with an open mind as there will be a blind date matched for you!