<div class="ExternalClassF79167EEDE01404BAF232D1EE09AE004"><p>​Valentine's Day at the V&A</p><div>Valentine’s Day ever so conveniently falls on a Saturday this year, making it that much easier to honour the day of loving! Some call it a Hallmark holiday and others dread how much it may expose their singleness. But we see it, quite simply, as a great excuse to show someone some love and that’s not to say it has to be to a lover or that it needs to be particularly extravagant. It’s about finding those unique little somethings that may just make someone’s day, whether it be your best girl friend, a colleague or your partner in crime. But we also have some no-brainers for those looking for guarantees and we wouldn’t be the V&A without some grand options for those planning grand gestures. For example, in the adapted words of Beyoncé, if you like it then best you put a big Shimansky diamond ring on it! <br></div><div> <br> </div><div>The Galileo Open Air Cinema has a special Valentine’s Day screening on Saturday the 14th of February. They will be showing The Vow, featuring the beautiful Rachel McAdams and most handsome Channing Tatum. Guys, we’re not gonna lie, there are parts that will have you sobbing into your blanket but the ultimate message is a hopeful one and it’s one of the most romantic movies you can hope to watch on Valentine’s Day. If you managed to secure a ticket before they sold out, remember to take some comfort food along for the ride: think Melissa’s Food Shop for delicious biscuits, chocolates from Chocolates By Tomes or a freshly baked pizza from the Food Court. </div><div>Tip: Tissues, lots of tissues. </div><div> <br> </div><div>We’re big on promoting something we like to call #HarbourLife. Far too many people have told us over the years that they come to the V&A for this reason or that reason and too many of these are shopping-related. Not that we don’t love shopping, because we most certainly do, but we don’t like the idea that some of you could be missing out on everything the harbour has to offer, most of which is awfully romantic.:</div><div> </div><div>1)<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre;"> </span><strong>The sunset cruise.</strong> Yes guys, those yachts you see chilling off Clifton or cruising past the promenade, that make you yearn for celebrity while you wonder what those people did to get it so good, they depart from the V&A Waterfront. And they are affordable and definitely romantic.</div><div> </div><div>2)<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre;"> </span><strong>The stroll.</strong> Not only is it free (well except if you drove here and then you’re in for a small parking fee) but there are probably more than 50 different sights to take in and several benches from which to take them in from. One of the best times of day to stroll around the harbour is in the very early morning or late afternoon. And don’t forget the boardwalk that runs along Granger Bay for beautiful views that stretch out to sea. </div><div> </div><div>3)<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre;"> </span>The wheel. What would Cape Town’s skyline be without The Cape Wheel? Far less illuminated, that’s for sure. If you think about all the vantage points from which you can spot The Cape Wheel, just think about how much you can see from The Cape Wheel. </div><div> </div><div>4)<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre;"> </span><strong>The dinner date</strong>. We have over 80 eateries in these parts. Some are more geared to the classic candlelight dinner, like Bukhara and Haiku, Harbour House or Mondiall but we also have some casual lunch time alternatives like Seelan Restaurant and Bar or the new Cape Town Fish Market on Clock Tower Square. First date’s might consider the V&A Food Market for their variety or Quay 4 for a relaxed beer. Ah yes and then we have INSANE views from unique spots like Den Anker. Ladies, if you’re going in for the Girl’s Night, try Alba Lounge, upstairs at Harbour House, Grand on the Beach or Shimmy Beach Club. </div><div> </div><div>5)<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre;"> </span><strong>The sleepover</strong>. How big is your budget? Ideally you want to be somewhere in the region of the One & Only Hotel’s penthouse but alas, this is not a reality for most. Boutique luxury can be found across the property from the Queen Victoria Hotel on Portswood Ridge to the masterpiece that is the Cape Grace. Oh yes and The Table Bay Hotel has one of the finest breakfast buffets on that side of lunch. Just saying.</div><div>6)<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre;"> </span><strong>The ice cream cone</strong>. Need we say more? Go to The Creamery at the V&A Food Market, Häagen-Dazs, or Gelato Mania.</div><div> <br> </div><div> <strong>Now let’s move on to the tricky part… The gift.</strong></div><div> <br> </div><div>Gentlemen, where do you even begin? Please note that our V&A Gift Card comes in such beautiful packaging that we solemnly swear that no woman would be disappointed that you couldn’t come up with something “more personal”. Otherwise, if you know your partner well, you should have no problem picking out something from the following list: Perfume, lingerie, chocolate/macarons, accessories, make up, flowers, furniture and more.</div><div> <br>Ladies, Joubert & Monty seem to think that all your caveman wants is biltong and if that is the case, then you are one lucky lass. Otherwise, you know the drill, pick out a nice shirt and tie ;) No really, think Mr Cobbs The Barber for an extra special grooming session, add to his braai kit at Woolworths, find some man cave accessories at Musica or The Cock ’n Bull or get a book on his favourite sport from Exclusive Books. </div><div> <br>For those looking for unique gifts, head out to Watershed and support our local artists, designers and crafters. You will be showing them some love in the process too! Wellness at Watershed has also opened on the mezzanine level so a great back massage or a love reading from a fortune teller may be just what your BFF needs.</div><div> </div><div>For more Valentine’s Day ideas, follow us on Twitter and Instagram.</div><div> <br> </div><div> <strong>We also have some specials from our tenants</strong>:</div><div> <br> </div><div> <strong>Shop:</strong></div><div> <br><a href="/Shop/c/carrol-boyes"><strong style="color:#003963;">Carrol Boyes</strong></a></div><div>+27 21 418 0595</div><div>Receive a beautiful heart pendant with any purchase worth R750 or more.</div><div> </div><div><a href="/Shop/d/dermalogica"><span style="color:#003963;"><strong>Dermalogica</strong></span></a></div><div>+27 21 418 0789</div><div>Bringing a friend or loved one for a Dermalogica MicroZone (20 minute targeted treatment) on Valentine’s day<br>AND ONLY PAYING R140 EACH.   PLUS   When purchasing a gift card you STAND A CHANCE TO WIN a Dermalogica skin treatment for you and your partner</div><div> <br> </div><div><a href="/Shop/f/frasers"><strong style="color:#003963;">Frasers</strong></a></div><div>+27 21 418 0718</div><div>Choose a beautiful purse or wallet for your partner.</div><div> <br> </div><div><a href="/events/overview"><strong style="color:#003963;">Love Cape Town</strong></a></div><div>+27 21 419 9475</div><div>Spoil your lady with something from the Sundowner Range at less 30%.</div><div> <br> </div><div><a href="/Shop/Pages/Watershed-Overview.aspx"><strong style="color:#003963;">Non-European at Watershed</strong></a></div><div>+27 21 902 1036</div><div>Take advantage of a 15% discount on Valentine’s Day.</div><div> <br> </div><div>Pylones</div><div>+27 21 418 1388</div><div>Choose a one-of-a-kind gift for your Valentine.</div><div> </div><div> </div><div>Swatch</div><div>+27 21 421 0155</div><div>GZ292 UNLOCK MY HEART<br>Model: Gent<br>Dial: White dial with heart lock printed in dark pink<br>Case: Matte light pink plastic case<br>Bracelet: Light pink silicone with fuchsia pink printing and 3 dark pink loops<br>printed in light pink. Dark pink buckle.<br>Special Packaging: Plastic watch box, made up of two parts: a fuchsia pink base<br>and a light pink cover with a “press and turn” heart-shaped closure system, all of<br>which are contained in fuchsia pink carton packaging</div><div> <br> </div><div> <strong>Eat:</strong></div><div> <strong></strong> </div><div><a href="/Eat/d/dash-restaurant-and-bar"><span style="color:#003963;"><strong>Dash Restaurant and Bar</strong></span></a><span style="color:#003963;"></span></div><div>+27 21 419 6677</div><div>Try the special Valentine’s Day dinner menu and enjoy live entertainment for a special date night.</div><div> <br> </div><div><a href="/Eat/h/hildebrand-restaurant"><span style="color:#003963;"><strong>Hildebrand</strong></span></a></div><div>+27 21 425 3385 </div><div><div>Enjoy Moet & Chandon and complimentary chocolates on the water’s edge.</div><div> <br> </div><div><a href="/events/calendar"><span style="color:#003963;"><strong>Jo Ma Se comedy Club</strong></span></a></div><div>+27 21 418 8880</div><div>Have your most fun date yet with dinner and a great selection of entertainment that will have you laughing all night long.</div></div><div><div> </div><div> </div><div><a href="/Eat/m/mondiall"><strong style="color:#003963;">Mondiall</strong></a></div><div>+27 21 418 3003</div><div>Valentines Day Spoil your Loved One @  Mondiall A brief, descriptive introduction to the event Special Valentine’s Day Menu R450 per person   </div><div> </div><div>​</div><div><a href="/Eat/o/oyo-restaurant-and-cocktail-bar"><span style="color:#003963;"><strong>OYO Restaurant</strong></span></a></div><div>+27 21 419 6677</div><div>Enjoy a delicious date night yet with a special Valentine’s Day menu.</div><div> <br> </div><div><a href="/Eat/q/quay-4-tavern"><span style="color:#003963;"><strong>Quay 4</strong></span></a></div><div>+27 21 419 2008</div><div>Join the rebels for the annual Kill Cupid Party and enjoy great seafood specials and the live band with your friends. </div><div> <br> </div><div><a href="/Eat/r/reubens"><span style="color:#003963;"><strong>Reuben’s at the One & Only Hotel</strong></span></a></div><div>+21 27 431 4511</div><div>Seduce the senses with a host of epicurean delights this Valentine’s Day.</div><div> <br> </div><div><a href="/Eat/u/upstairs-at-quay-four"><strong style="color:#003963;">Upstairs @ Quay 4</strong></a></div><div>+27 21 419 2008</div><div>For those who still believe in Valentine’s Day, enjoy a great date night with complimentary chocolates for the ladies. </div><div> <br> </div><div> <strong>Adventure:</strong></div><div> <br>Adrenalised Boardsports</div><div>+27 81 777 0066/7</div><div>Brave the canals for 50% less with a 2 hour SUP lesson.</div><div> <br>Scuba Diving</div><div>+27 81 777 0066/7</div><div>Have a once in a lifetime Scuba Diving experience with your Valentine. </div><div> <br>The Cape Wheel</div><div>+27 21 418 2502</div><div>Double date in a cabin for 4, for R350.</div><div> <br>Waterfront Charters</div><div>+27 21 418 3168</div><div>Both Southern Cross and Esperance have special 90 minutes Valentine’s Day sunset cruise planned, complete with bubbly, for R300 per person.</div></div> </div>2015-02-05T22:00:00Z



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