Your Valentines Day Game Plan
I said it yesterday and I’ll say it again today – Valentines Day is on our doorstep. Action is required, but are you ready? If you are anything like me, I generally leave the planning and preparation for such auspicious occasions until the last minute. And then they generally land up being somewhat uneventful. Naughty, naughty.
Remember my post from last year in which I shared my KFC Valentines experience? Well, let’s see what we can do to ensure you don’t suffer the same fate this Valentines Day.
This then begs the question “what makes a successful Valentines Day?”. Well, I think I have the answer for you. I believe it’s all about the occasion, making an event of the day and celebrating that something special you and your special someone share.
The key concept is “spoil” – all day long. So kick the day off with a deep rejuvenating massage that will relax your body and aching muscles; done couples style – so much more fun! The ideal massage will help you both escape your demanding lifestyles, if just for the day, and reconnect with nature. Man I feel relaxed already!
Now that you guys are relaxed, it’s time to glam you both up. A hair styling makeover and treatment will get you back on track with the aim of celebrating Valentines in style a little later during the day. Test the notion that, in the infamous words of my stylist Mel, “gorgeous hair is the best revenge”.
Selecting your outfits is key, but will be so much easier now that you are fully relaxed from your massages and looking like the stunners you always knew you were, thanks to the magic hands of a professional stylist. Contemplate outfits together and keep the Valentines magic going. Select items that compliment your partners look, but make sure never to imitate it.
An outfit is made in the details. Consider new fragrances and leave your standard, trustworthy scents aside for the big day. Fresh from your styling session and abounding in newly discovered confidence (it’s amazing what a hair makeover will do for your confidence) flirt with the notion of Agent Provocateur for her or, perhaps, Dunhill Desire Silver for him. Or, for him and him, match your fragrances and both don the Dunhill!
Lastly, a fine meal to round off the day is in order. I say go tapas and enjoy a long, social meal together in a hidden gem of a venue that you never knew existed, to bring the celebrations to a fitting end.
Does that sound like a plan? Do you think a Valentines Day spent with these spoils on the menu would make this a Valentines Day to remember? Well fear not, I’ve organised just such an experience for one lucky reader couple! Your planning for the big day has been taken care of, all you need do is take part in our Valentines Day giveaway and enjoy.
Let’s confirm exactly what is on the menu for one lucky reader couple:
- A couples signature Casablanca Massage from Urban Bliss Wellness Spa.
- A hair styling makeover and treatment for two from Mel Taylor Hair (Mel is my personal stylist and is super awesome – she got me to start growing my hair again).
- A fragrance hamper for two, depending on the winners, of Agent Provocateur Fatale Intense for her (or two of this fragrance for her and her) and Dunhill Desire Silver for him (or two of this fragrance for him and him) from Bacher & Co.
- A meal for two on 14 February at Escondido Tapas in Illovo to the value of R600 plus a special bottle of bubbly.
Geesh, this will be your most hassle free Valentines Day ever!
So what do you need to do to win?
Simple, write a few lines of prose to your loved one in the comments section below, expressing your love for them. Easy-peasy. For an additional chance to win, look for the main tweet on my Twitter account promoting this giveaway and retweet it.
But wait, there is more to giveaway
Naturally! Watch my social media channels for two daily fragrance hamper giveaways on Wednesday and Thursday. I love to give my readers goodies!
The nitty gritty
Please note that this giveaway is only open to readers who are available to take advantage of the services on offer, in Johannesburg. The dinner for two at Escondido Tapas is available only for the evening of 14 February 2016, but the other services may be enjoyed on alternative days as agreed with the service provider. The two daily fragrance giveaways are open to anyone living in South Africa.
The main giveaway closes at 16h00 on Friday 12 February and the winner will be notified shortly thereafter.
Happy Valentines Day all!
Our list of winners
Daily Winner – Jimmy Choo Fragrance hamper from Wednesday giveaway
Well done Bee, our winner via Twitter (@b_balutto)
Daily Winner – Ted Lapidus Fragrance hamper from Thursday giveaway
Well done Michelle, our winner via Twitter (@michelecwi)
Main Valentines Day Hamper giveaway
Well done Veez, our winner who responded via the comments to this post