Save yourselves the mad scramble for gifts and dinner bookings this Valentine’s Day and look to Wheelock Place for the perfect date idea
The thought of celebrating Valentine’s Day may seem romantic and fun, until you try shopping for the perfect present or scoring a table at that hot new restaurant – just so you can top your last V-Day celebration. So here’s an idea: why not keep it simple this year?
Get your Valentine’s Day plans sorted at Wheelock Place, the go-to destination in Orchard Road for hidden gems ranging from indie fashion boutiques to specialty restaurants. With a whole range of irresistible gifting and dining deals available at the mall just for Valentine’s Day, Wheelock Place is the place for a fuss-free date. Read on for highlights.
Hands up, if you’re one of those who love nothing more than a breezy alfresco date. Popular brunch chain Privé (#01-K1) has opened an outlet in the heart of Orchard Road and their Hanky Panky cocktails are going at just $15 each, from 10 to 14 February! Can’t decide where to go? Open-concept cafe Wicked Kitchen (#02-19) is the place for hearty comfort food (think baby back ribs and caramelised char siew rice) that’s bound to leave you drooling for more. Sun with Moon Japanese Dining and Café (#03-15/16/17) and Bangkok Jam (#02-04/05) will satisfy those who have a hankering for some authentic Japanese and Thai cuisine. But if you’ve got dinner plans elsewhere, you can still opt for an intimate coffee sesh at House of Robert Timms (#01-02/03) before your date.
Where else can you find independent boutiques tucked away in one location? For starters, go to Gordon Max (#03-08) for a dash of bling with ethical, engineered diamonds available in a variety of cuts. With up to 50% off special buys, there’s no better time to shop!
A fail-safe choice for travel luggages, backpacks and more, Melbourne-based label Crumpler (#02-06) is a hot favourite with cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Psst… get 20% off your second item purchased from 10 to 19 February. Don’t forget to drop by Outdoor Life (#02-18) for all of your outdoor sporting needs; they sell everything from sleeping bags to trekking essentials too. The store is also offering a pair of 750ml and 1000ml Avex FreeFlow BPA-free Bottles for $49.90 (U.P. $68) from 10 to 14 February.
If you’re looking for a stylish pair of kicks, multi-label shoe store STAR360 (#02-07/08) stocks brands like Onitsuka Tiger, Nike and Puma – they’re also giving shoppers a 50% off your second item purchased from now ’til 14 February. Here’s a great gift idea for bag lovers – with any purchase of a Valentine’s Day limited edition bag from Save My Bag (#B1-05), you can dress your brand new arm swag with a free heart-shaped bag charm! The Italian brand is known for their poly-fabric with lycra carriers that are perfect for use on dates in rain or shine.
Sweeten your evening with a bottle of Prosecco and heart box chocolates at $39.90 (U.P $47.80) from Marks and Spencer (#01-01) – the British high-street lifestyle store has an amazing food section comprising ready-made nosh, wines and snacks that you can grab for an impromptu party for two.
Look your best before the big date – for an instant glow, opt for the signature Luminous Max Facial at $50 for two (U.P $776) from Bellezza Aesthetics (#04-13), that features a combination of rich minerals, vitamins and natural light-reflecting elements.
Want a coiffure that stands out? Book an appointment at Aube Beauty Salon (#05-09A); this hair salon offers services using precise Japanese techniques, all set in stylish and contemporary surrounds. From 10 to 19 February, the salon is giving a 20% off hair services for new customers. Keep that mane looking glossy by getting your hair treated at award-winning haircare expert PHS Hairscience LAB (#04-12), the place for personalised solutions to problems like hair loss and dandruff. Simply quote “Wheelock Valentine’s Day” and get a haircut and treatment at $88 (U.P. $363), botanical hair colour and treatment at $128 (U.P. $488), hair rebonding and treatment at $188 (U.P. $668), or hair perm and treatment at $188 (U.P. $648).
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Wheelock Place, 501 Orchard Road, Singapore 238880.
This article is sponsored by Wheelock Place