A Single Girl’s Guide to Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is not just for couples, and it’s not a day to make your single friends jealous. I don’t mean to be cliché, but this occasion does celebrate all kinds of love, and not just the romantic kind. Singletons deserve some love too, you know. That’s why we want them to have a #treatyoself day.

Whether you’re celebrating V-Day alone or have friends and family with you, this guide will see you through this couple-riddled week.

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A hazelnut-flavored drink will give you a sweet buzz for all your plans for the day. Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s Hazelnut Chocolate drinks has the right amount of caffeine and sweetness for you. Available at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.

Get a much-needed mani-pedi from Maison by Nail Spa. You can bring your friends, mom, or sister along so you can get French tips together. Located at G/F Edades Tower and Garden Villas, Amorsolo Drive, Rockwell, Makati City.

Photo courtesy of Art Fair Philippines’ website

February is not just the love month, it’s also National Arts Month. What better way to spend it than by visiting various museums and exhibits? The National Museum in Manila is free all month, and Yuchengco Museum in Makati has Video Art Projections by Naoko Tosa until March 31. Not to mention that Art Fair 2017 is this weekend as well.

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It’s become common for singletons to go mountain hiking for some “soul-searching,” but we think you should just do it for the adventure and the experience to climb up well-known peaks like Mt. Maculot and Mt. Pinatubo. For more information, visit Trail Adventours’ website.

Learn a new skill by enrolling to Urban Ashram Yoga’s free ballet classes courtesy of BalletWorks Manila. This is a good workout for you, especially if you want to work on your physical strength. For more information, visit their website.

You don’t need to go on a date to buy a new dress. This Slip Silk Dress from Syne is a good pick for dinners and late-night parties. Available online.

Speaking of dinner: Take your friends and family out to a four-course dinner at Sicilian Roast by Giuseppe Genco on Valentine’s Day. You get to eat good food and you’re surrounded by good company, too. Don’t forget to make a reservation! Located at Carlos Palanca Street corner Dela Rosa Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City.

For the homebodies, you can just stay in, light a scented candle, and relax. We suggest grabbing Grace Home’s Beeswax Rose, Talc, & Basil candle for a romantic scent that suits the Valentine’s vibe. Available at Seek the Uniq.


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