Valentine’s Day is the day we devote to telling our significant others how much we love them – usually expressed through a series of teddy bears, chocolate hearts and, for the lucky ones among us, roses. But at Casuarina Square, we don’t believe that Valentine’s day is just for the loved-up among you, which is why we’ve created this guide to treating yourself this Valentine’s Day! Ditch the sad-eyes and the Tinder dates and swipe right on yourself! Here’s 5 ways to spend Valentine’s Day single – and utterly fabulous at that.
Get the girls together
If you’re spending V-Day single, it helps to have your best squad around you for support – and of course, to stop you texting exes after one too many Cosmos. Book out your best mate’s lounge room and go full Sex and the City with your gal pals. Mix some of your fave cocktails, throw on a girly movie like How to be Single or Mean Girls (pick up a copy from JB Hi-Fi), and simply appreciate each other as individuals, no matter your situation. Single, taken or ‘it’s complicated’, never underestimate the power of girl time to make you realise how awesome you actually are.
Just because you’re not romantically involved, it doesn’t mean you can’t spend the day heart-shaped everything with a great mate – just make sure you’re both on the same page before you go luring them to an early bird special under the wrong impression! Go for some tasty eats at one of The Quarter restaurants like Groove Train or treat yourselves to some mid-week indulgence at Max Brenner’s chocolate haven. You can act as gooey as the chocolate dipping sauce, with onlookers none the wiser.
It’s the oldest trick in the book – the original date night! But who’s to say that the latest big screen hits should be reserved only for the bearers of red roses? You deserve to see Dev Patel looking dishy in Lion, or catch La La Land for one last song and dance before it leaves theatres. Catch the screen times at BCC Cinemas and book ahead to avoid being pipped by the hopeless romantics! Just avoid the back row – no explanation needed.
It’s the ultimate pseudo date night; material straight from a 90s teen movie. Grab a mate and go back in time for a night at Timezone! Top up a game card and spend the evening giggling like schoolgirls on the crane machines, shoot some hoops and burn some virtual rubber!
If you fancy a ‘me day’ on V-Day, why not treat yourself to some new threads and polish your look? Lads, head to one of the Menswear stores like Conner and get fitted for a seriously sharp suit. You’ll thank yourself when the next wedding invitation hits your mailbox. Girls, treat yourself to a manicure or pedicure at Nail Lovers, tame your brows at Anjali Brow Studio before shopping the new season party styles at Witchery, Forever New or Cue. Pamper your one true love this Valentine’s Day – you! Take it from us; you’ve earned it.