Valentine’s Day can be tough for singletons. Even the most happily unattached can find the (allegedly) most romantic day of the year more than a little trying. So this year, why not declare your devotion to the most important person in your life: you! Take this opportunity to indulge in some me-time, get that special treat or go for that long-overdue massage. We’ve got all the recommendations for a memorable Valentine’s Day celebration, plus-ones not included.
Get That Massage
Take a half-day to yourself and head to the Ritz-Carlton Spa, which has put together a “One & Only” spa package for one. Comprising a 60-minute facial and a 60-minute massage, the treatment concludes with a glass of bubbles and a candle to take home. Why not make a day of it and lounge by the highest pool in Hong Kong? The treatment costs $3,399 and comes with access to hotel’s pool, outdoor hot tub and fitness facilities.
Take Yourself on a Date
Picture this: A good book or podcast. A glass of wine. Your favourite snacks. No interruptions. Sounds heavenly, right? Embrace your own company and take yourself on your ideal date night. If you’re new to solo dining, we recommend somewhere with counter seating so you can watch the world go by without feeling self-conscious. Some of our favourites:
Brut. trendy and tiny, with a great wine list and fusion small plates in Sai Ying Pun. Vegans welcome! brut.com.hk
Comptoir. Neighbourhood bar-restaurant in Kennedy Town with a countertop seating overlooking the open kitchen. Choose small plates to accompany your happy hour, or comfort food – from pasta to hearty mains. comptoir.hk
Gather Your Galentines
Celebrate female friendship and grab your besties for a fun night out! On February 10 and 11, Test Kitchen is hosting an epic girls’ night out at Basehall 2, with free-flow rose champagne, Galentine-inspired cocktails, and seven courses of culinary heaven, courtesy of chef Nico Gellon. The evening is $1,380 per head, plus 10 percent service charge. Book here.
For those with a sense of humour, head down to TMK outlets on February 14 for their “Love is Dead” set menu. Whether you’re dining solo or with your most cynical pals, this $298 set dinner will leave your stomach full, if not your heart. Think Black Heart Maki with scallop, Spicy Heart Temaki, and hearty rice bowls, because who needs love when you’ve got carbs? Finish with the Lonely Hearts Monaka, filled with matcha-white chocolate creme and red bean. Add $150 for 90 minutes free flow beer and sake.
Events space Victoria 22 will also be celebrating Galentine’s Day on February 13 in chilled-out style, with a girls-only party complete with prosecco pong, romcoms, cocktails and a treat-filled pinata! Plus, each guest will take home a goodie bag valued at more than $500. Learn more here.
Indulge in some ~Self-Care~
If all else fails, it’s time to (literally) put your feet up and indulge in some intimate self-care. And why not? An orgasm boost endorphins and leaves you feeling great. Have them regularly for improved skin, sleep and mood! WOW-Tech (parent company of Womanizer, We-Vibe, Arcwave and Romp) is one of the best-known and tech-forward toy companies around, and you can find top-of-the-line toys to suit your preferences across several brands, no matter what it is you’re packing in your pants. Collection available at Sally’s Toy.
If you’re looking for something a little more discreet, Scandinavian sex toy brand Lelo has revamped and relaunched its classic Lily toy (above) ahead of its 20th anniversary. With new intensity settings, colours and a waterproof design, they’re offering the Lily3 at a special price of $629 (regular price $1,259) for the whole of 2023. Treat yo’self! Available at lelo.com