Last Minute Valentine’s Day 2018 Ideas

 Vday 2018

Spoil yourself (or your lover!) this Valentine’s Day 2018

Love it or hate it, it looks like Valentine’s Day came to South Africa to stay. And whether you are involved with someone or as single as a sock in the dryer, you can’t deny that you can have a really good time with all the V-day specials around.

So, with Valentine’s Day just a day away, here are a couple of those deals to help you make last minute plans (for yourself or your lover).

Cotton On Body

No, giving lingerie on Valentine’s Day will never go out of fashion… and, ladies, the same goes for spoiling yourself on the Day of Love! Cotton On Body has just released a brand new Valentine’s Day range, available in stores now. The range consists of colourful pieces (not just pink and red), and there’s something for every girl!

Shop now: LOVE STORY

These two items are my personal favourite:

Vday gift ideas

Juliet Bodysuit

Vday gift ideas

Juliet Print Back Bralette

The Cotton Company

But yes, I know, not all ladies like underwear, so here’s another idea. The Cotton Company stocks a range of iconic Turkish Towels in hues of Pinks and Reds. Also known as pestamals or hammam towels, The Cotton Company’s Turkish towel is the ultimate in quality and versatility, and a great idea for a unique gift.

Valentine's Day Gifts 2018

These beautiful towels are lightweight and dry super-fast. They’re ideal for spas, swimming and bathrooms, and can also be used as tablecloths, blankets, sofa and bed covers, wraps and scarves. Made from natural Aegean cotton, these towels offer luxurious textures and classic comfort. All pestamals are finished with hand knotted tassel fringes, high-quality edges and to add the cherry on top – they are fluff-free and eco-friendly.

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And, of course, you can’t take the food out of Valentine’s Day…

Roast & Co.

Food really is the way to our hearts, so what better way to celebrate than with an incredible meal at one of my favourite new restaurants, Roast & Co.? Impress your bird this Valentine’s Day with a delicious food and wine pairing menu at Roast & Co. with the much awarded Warwick Wine Estate.

For only only R795 per couple, dive into a feast for two with a 3-course wine-paired menu and welcome drink (excludes additional drinks & gratuity).

Bookings:

For enquiries and to book your spot at this soon to be annual event, simply e-mail info@roastandco.co.za.co.za or 021 424 6372. (Full payment will secure your booking).

Vday Restaurant Specials 2018

MENU

Welcome Drink
First Lady Rose 2017 served freshly out of Warwick First Lady Rose magnums

Starter
Baked Individual Camembert
Raspberry Yogurt, Crisp Toast & Lemon Honey
First Lady Chardonnay 2017

Or

Charred Tenderstem & Baby Spinach Salad
Glazed Shallot , Roasted Sesame Seeds, & Quail Egg
First Lady Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Main
Pan Seared Duck Breast
Spiced Corn Puree, Charred Beets, Spring Onion, Orange Jus
Three Cape Ladies 2014

Or

Roast & Co. Free Range Half Chicken
Roast Potatoes, Gravy & House Pickled Slaw
Three Cape Ladies 2014

Dessert

Churros
Fresh Compote, Dried Meringue & Berry Cream
Warwick MCC 2015

Or

Banana Split vs Cheesecake
Warwick MCC 2015

Hudsons The Backyard Braai, Stellenbosch:

Hudsons The Backyard Braai

Girls, of course you can spoil your man too! Treat him to a gourmet braai at the newly launched Hudsons The Backyard Braai in Stellenbosch!

Hudsons The Backyard Braai is a private outdoor area at the back of Hudsons in Stellenbosch that seats up to 80 people. The food is gourmet braai served in a harvest table style with dishes like locally farmed trout braaied on maple boards served with lemon creme fraiche, springbok poitjie, Lamb chops as well as Rib Eye steak & for dessert, Lindt chocolate cashew koeksisters (SAY WHAT!!??) Hudsons The Backyard Braai offers 3 cooking styles: wood coals & general braai, smoking and the rotisseries. On the drinks side, they have 10 craft gins which can be paired with your choice of pink, hibiscus, cucumber or mint tonic. All their wines are from Stellenbosch & offer great local craft beers on tap.

Their incredible Valentine’s Day menu:

R390 per person; includes a welcome cocktail

Open for lunch: 12 – 3 pm and dinner: 5 – 10 pm

Welcome cocktail

Musgrave pink gin, edible flowers, fresh strawberries & pink tonic

Starter

Strawberry salad with blue cheese, biltong, cos lettuce & balsamic reduction

Bacon & Cajun Marisch cheese samosas, Steve’s Dad’s Wors with chakalaka, mielie-potbrood, olives

Mains

12 hour Smoked free range beef brisket with bone marrow glaze

Whole maple smoked rainbow trout with dill crème fraiche and soy marinade

Rotisserie Elgin deboned chicken thighs with plum BBQ sauce

Broccoli, camembert, chorizo, sultana, crispy onion & orange crème dressing

Apple slaw with red cabbage, celery, bean sprouts, carrot and baby beets

Dessert

Croquembouche of homemade marshmallow, koeksister balls, Lindt brownies & fresh strawberries

 

Bookings: stellenbosch@thebackyardbraai.co.za // 021 887 2052 (full payment will secure your booking).

 

 

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