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What to do for Valentine’s Day

By: Rebecca Simpson


Valentine’s Day. Did you just roll your eyes, or do a little happy clap? Either way, it’s time to celebrate! We’ve pulled together some fun ideas for Valentine’s Day to inspire lovers of all shapes, sizes, and interests – there’s something for everyone.

BEYOND THE MEAL

If you want to mix it up this year and do something other than go for a romantic meal, here are a few suggestions.

Whisper sweet nothings in the Bohemian Garden

The open rooftop (on the 7th floor) of K11 has a series of giant glowing blush blossoms for couples to cuddle under this Valentine’s Day. Awww, so romantic. It’s the perfect time of year to stargaze in someone’s arms. Plus, if you take a photo while you’re up there and use the hashtags #K11LovePower #K11MUSEA, the centre will donate HK$20 to charity.

Learn more: K11 Love Power

K11 MUSEA Valentine's Day
Stare at the stars under one of these cool giant glowing blush blossoms on K11’s rooftop

Picnic in the park

Our city is full of great picnic spots; you just need to know where to go. And, it’s the perfect time of year to enjoy the great outdoors. Organise your own picnic from places like Feather & Bone, or order a basket online. Don’t forget to take all your rubbish with you when you leave.

Read: Great Picnic Spots

Take a night hike

Ready for a nighttime adventure? Night hiking is great fun, and much less sweaty. Take a lover’s stroll under the cover of darkness and get your endorphins pumping. Night hikes like Dragon’s Back or the hike from Wan Chai to Central offer some twinkling views of the city. Very romantic!

Read: Your favourite hikes

Sensational spas and sanctuaries

The Oriental Spa is one of the best spa experiences in the city. If you’re looking for a place to find some quiet calm and connection, this is the place. It’s a great gift, but it’s also a place to find some serenity together with a Couples Retreat package in the Sanctuary Suite. From 1 February to 29 February 2020, Couples Spa Retreat experiences are HK$5,550 (per couple) from Monday to Thursday. Weekends are more expensive. Take the day off together and unwind.

More: Landmark Mandarin Oriental luxury spa

The Oriental Spa Sanctuary Suite is the perfect place to unwind together

Appreciate some art

Love is an eternal muse. Our city is always pumping with good exhibitions. Renowned Chinese artist XU ZHEN® is showing three iconic pieces at that reflect the meaning of love at K11 MUSEA’s Gold Ball between 6 February and 8 March. The exhibition is called Under Heaven and Here on Earth. If you’re looking for something less romantic, swing by Crafts on Peel to check out Crafts Interwoven: Past and Present. This exhibition is all about the fusion of contemporary design with traditional craftsmanship. It’s a great conversation starter if you’re on a date.

More: Under Heaven and Here on Earth | Crafts interwoven: Past and present

Get wild with flowers

Does your Valentine have a wild and free spirit? They might appreciate a wild-style flower bouquet or jar arrangement from Floristry at M&L. These arrangements are a unique alternative to traditional Valentines bouquets, they also have some beautiful candles.

More: facebook.com/floristryatML | floristry-ml.com

Other flower option are Style & Stem and Lover Florals.

Wild flowers are on-trend this Valentine’s Day

ROMANTIC STAYCATION IDEAS

Get away from it all and wrap yourselves up in romance bubble at one of the city’s hotels. A staycation is always a welcome idea for Valentine’s Day. There are some great offers available.

JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong

The team at JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong tell us that one of the best ways to someone’s heart is through their stomach. We have to agree… They have a few options for dining during a staycation but our favourite is an intimate set dinner under the stars at Fish Bar.

More: jwmarriotthongkong.com

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Dine Alfresco this Valentine’s Day at the JW Marriott’s Fish Bar

The Park Lane Hong Kong

A romantic staycation at The Park Lane Hong Kong offers a full package of harbour-view room, dinner for two, plus two exclusive Pullman Park Lane X SOVOS bath salt gifts. Two romantic baths are better than one! This package starts at HK$2,388 and you can even join the hotel’s Saturday Yoga Class on the roof.

More: The Park Lane Hong Kong

Harbour Grand Kowloon

This year, the Harbour Grand Kowloon is offering three special Valentine’s Day Staycation Packages. They each come with romantic room decoration, complimentary bottles of vino, in-room breakfast and late check-out. What more could you need? Prices start from HK$999.

More: kowloon.harbourgrand.com

FOR THE FOODIES

Hong Kong is a foodie kind of town, and Valentine’s is a foodie kind of event. If you’re after a romantic meal, one of these options might be just perfect.

Valentine's Day restaurants
ALTO’s spectacular interior is matched by the amazing exterior views!

ALTO

ALTO features a classic grill menu with a twist and amazing vistas over Causeway Bay from the 31st floor of the V Point Tower. With interiors by Tom Dixon, and a contemporary menu by Michelin-trained chef Michael Boyle, it makes a great Valentine date-night choice. They have a special 14 February menu featuring delicious choices and decadent desserts. See the website for details.

More: diningconcepts.com

TokyoLima

Set the tone of your Valentine’s Day with Normandy oysters and bubbles ar Tokyo Lima. Then, move on to the couples’ sharing menu. This Valentine’s Day menu is HK$470 per person; plus an additional HK$200 per person for two glasses of Prosecco and two pieces of  Normandy oysters.

More: tokyolima.hk

Get Romantic in MO Bar’s Secret Hideaway

Impress your date by taking them to the secluded secret corner of MO Bar (through the telephone box!). Every evening after 5pm intimate PDT (Please Don’t Tell) hideaway offers a taste of romance for food lovers. There’s a great champagne list or try a classic Martini cocktail, followed by a delectable dessert of your choice.

Reservations: lmhkg-pdt@mohg.com

Soft skin and sweet treats. The Artisan Lounge x MDNA Skin all-day afternoon tea set looks so pretty

Valentine’s Afternoon Tea

Artisan Lounge at K11 MUSEA has collaborated with Madonna’s cosmetic brand, MDNA Skin, to create an all-day afternoon tea set called BEAUTY IN YOU. It’s a gorgeous set that includes sweet and savoury treats, plus an exclusive beauty kit from MDNA Skin. This set is priced at HK$816 for two people.

If afternoon tea isn’t your thing, try Artisan Lounge’s dinner set, EMBOLDENED HEART, which is inspired by Madonna’s favourite foods and colour – purple.  This experience will set you back HK$1,816 per couple.

More: k11musea.com/taste/artisan-lounge

Zuma

It’s a brave call, but Zuma has announced it will be offering the ultimate tasting menu this Valentine’s Day. The menu is specifically crafted with women in mind, and features the likes of Chilean sea bass with green chili ginger dressing, Japanese oyster with yuzu and green apple, and a Molten raspberry cake with white chocolate, lychee and rose parfait. This experience is priced at HK$1,580 per person.

Reservations: zumarestaurant.com/hong-kong

Chilli Fagara

Chilli Fagara on Old Bailey Street has been referred to as a Sichuan heartthrob for Valentine’s Day. If you like it hot, take your date here for some a chilli-inspired meal. It’s offering a lover’s special set menu for two, for only HK$999, and this includes two glasses of bubbles.

More: chillifagara.com

The Pizza Project is a good option for a casual vibe

Casual vibes at The Pizza Project

What could be more romantic than a heart-shaped pizza? If you’re looking for a casual vibe this Valentine’s Day, try The Pizza Project on Peel Street. On top of the regular menu, there’ll be a special Truffle Heart Shaped Pizza for HK$140.

More: thepizzaproject.hk

Dear Lily

Looking for a dreamy venue ideas for Valentine’s Day or need to impress a special someone? The heart-shaped booths, shelves of vintage perfume bottles, and a view of the harbour at Dear Lily might be just the place you need. They even have a special dessert called Dear Lily’s Heart.

More: diningconcepts.com

MEATS

Are you in love with a Carnivore? Treat them to a six-course set dinner at MEATS. They’ll love the Surf n Turf featuring grilled Angus beef tenderloin, lobster tail and bone marrow topped with vodka bearnaise. This menu is HK$380 per person.

More: piratameats.hk | 2711 1812

A carnivore’s delight at MEATS

Red Lobster

If she loves lobster, then you’ll score serious points for recommending Red Lobster as one of your ideas for Valentine’s Day. Newly opened since last Valentine’s Day, this US favourite will offer some fun menu additions for lovers. The Lobster Lover’s Dream (HK$338) might be a good choice; it’s a platter of grilled twin North American lobster tails, as well as a lobster pasta.

More: facebook.com/redlobsterhk

Aziza

If your sweetheart loves sweet treats, head to Egyptian eatery Aziza in Sau Ying Pun. Try one of their special Heart-shaped Baklava (HK$65) and Heart-shaped Basboussa (HK$99). All tables of two on Valentine’s Day at Aziza will receive two complimentary glasses of champagne or rose wine.

More: aziza.com.hk

SINGLES, AND SOCIAL COUPLES

If you’re looking to meet someone or simply want to be social on Valentine’s Day, here’s something for you.

*ValenTIME-OUT at W Hong Kong

* Note: This event has been cancelled
If intense Valentines dinners aren’t your vibe, head straight to ValenTIME-OUT at WOOBAR for a heart beat of a different kind. Valentines just got a little more interesting with daring drag queen Miss Mid Levels performing alongside other surprise acts and DJ beats all night until 3am. Entry starts at HK$248 or upgrade to The Bad Queen package with free-flow champagne and standard drinks from 10pm until 1am for HK$688 (early bird HK$588).

More: 3717 2783 | happenings.hk@whotels.com

They’ll be speed gayting at TQM Central just before Valentine’s Day

*Speed Gayting

* Note: This event has been cancelled

This is the second year TQM Central has held their speed gayting event. Te Quiero Mucho fittingly translates into ‘I love you very much’, making TQM the ideal location for a night of speed-dating fun. We love this idea for Valentine’s Day. Tickets are HK$318 per person, the evening kicks off at 7:30pm with a fun mixer and runs until 10pm. Spend the night speed-dating your way around the room before singling out a lover.

More: 3423 3290 | Te Quiero Mucho Central, 286 Queen’s Road Central | Buy your tickets here

DiVino (Central)

If you’re sexy, single and ready to mingle, head to DiVino this year. There will be a St. Valentine’s themed (complimentary) aperitif spread from 6 to 8pm and a DJ spinning soft contemporary jazz to set the scene. If you don’t meet the love of your life, it’s OK; you’ll still leave with an artisanal lollipop and a rose!

More: 2167 8883 | 73 Wyndham Street, Central


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