Spice Up Your Date Nights
Valentine’s Day – a time to celebrate romance and love – but in reality, a time where desperate men fork out way too much on an over-priced bouquet of flowers and restaurants charge an inhumane amount for a 3-course meal.
So forget about activities you can celebrate during Valentine’s Day – how about cute and fun activities with your partner for any occasion!
You’re probably thinking – uhhh I have no talent. WRONG! Creativity is subjective – and you have all the right to express yourself in your own unique way. Think about it – you may just learn a little extra something about your partner! (You may want to reconsider if he or she ends up with a painting of blood and slaughter…but hey, if you’re into that – we don’t judge!)
So give it a shot – unleash the creativity within you and do something new together!
Believe it or not, kite flying can be romantic. Imagine – you’re unravelling the string, the kite is pulling you onto your tiptoes. Ever-so-gently, your partner holds you on the waist, and tugs you back into his or her arms….OKAY getting carried away. But wintertime is a great time to go kite flying, without having to worry about the sporadic typhoons that hit Hong Kong. The cool breeze and wind make it a picture-perfect, not-so-tiring outdoor activity to do with your loved one.
Your first date may have been over coffee. And after that, a variety of coffee – I’m talking about flat whites, cappuccinos, lattes, etc. So the coffee scene may not be anything new or exciting – but now you can profess your love for one another via latte art! From working with steamy hot milk froth to creating strikingly beautiful patterns – the two of you are guaranteed to produce an absolute work of art.
Caffe Habitu, Coffee Academy & Roasting Studio
1/F, Haven Court, 128-138 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay
Explore your coffee making skills here
When’s the last time you and your partner laughed? And I mean losing it so hard you can barely breathe? They say laughter can really spice things up in a relationship – and if YouTube channels and funny movies aren’t enough – then off we go to a comedy club! You can get drinks and some small eats and if that’s not enough, head out to Soho for more food considering you’ve just burned all those calories from intense laughter.
Get messy in the kitchen
You’re always hearing about the 852’s talk of the town restaurants. But sometimes, a night in dressed in your comfiest home-wear over comfort food can be just as romantic. No, I’m not talking about instant mac ‘n cheese (although they are fantastic). Turn your date night up a notch with already-prepared ingredients so you end up with a gourmet-quality dinner! The cherry on top? You don’t even have to step out of the house to go grocery shopping – Secret Ingredient will deliver it to your doorstep, equipped with a very basic step-by-step manual so you can expect a peaceful, romantic night in.
Jessica Tryde, born in Australia, bred in Taiwan, is a creative English copywriter living in Hong Kong. Her job includes whipping out creative ideas and digital executions. During her spare time, you’ll find her weight lifting in the gym, training for a gladiatorial bloodbath in a Muay Thai class or attempting to perform a yoga pose. If not working out, you’ll find her mingling with the locals at the wet market or reading at a local Hong Kong café.