Your quick and easy guide to Valentine’s | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

CRUCIANI Hearts (above), P795; Cruciani Lock & Key bracelets, P995 for a pair. To order, email
CRUCIANI Hearts (above), P795; Cruciani Lock & Key bracelets, P995 for a pair. To order, email

This isn’t your high school soiree


Single this Valentine’s Day? Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila has a treat for you. It will be holding a Valentine’s Day Soiree at Snaps Sports Bar on Feb. 14, 7 p.m. Get to meet new people while playing fun games. The rate is at P700+ inclusive of two alcoholic beverages, a buffet snack and the chance to watch the live acoustic band. For reservations, email and or call 5515555.


Win tickets from Super!


Super and Sofitel are giving away slots for four readers who want to join the soiree. To win, e-mail us at and tell us about your worst date ever. Don’t forget to include your complete name, birthday and contact number.


Say it with lace


We won’t deny it—we’re in love with Cruciani bracelets. These crochet creations by the Italian cashmere company have become a huge hit worldwide (search for #cruciani on Instagram and be flooded with close to 100,000 photos of people wearing them) and celebrities like Beyonce, Dita Von Teese, Heidi Klum, Rafael Nadal, Psy and even Sylvester Stallone (yes, the bracelets are unisex) have been rocking them. Made using macrame lace and available in a multitude of designs, these bands are great for stacking and for mixing with your favorite bracelets. The Hearts bracelets are a great pick for Valentine’s Day—they’re P795 each and are available in red, gold, gray, purple, fuchsia and pink. For an extra sweet treat, go for the Lock & Key bracelet (P995 for both the lock and the key bracelets—available in green, navy blue, red and lilac). You can keep the lock and give the key to the person you love (or to your best friend, if you’re  single. They work as friendship bracelets too). Order yours from or Instagram (@crucianiph) or e-mail


Hit the spa


If you’re tired of the usual Valentine’s Day dinner, hit the spa instead. The Spa, which just opened its branch at the Shangri-La Plaza East Wing, offers a pampering package for two—the Couple’s Retreat which includes the Mind and Body Flow plus a choice of Casmara Facial or The Spa Signature Men’s Facial and lasts for two hours and 15 minutes (P2600 per person if you choose the executive room or P3500 per person if you go for the suite or the villa).


If you still want to go for that dinner date but also want to give your loved one the gift of relaxation, you can choose from their extensive menu. The Gentleman’s Package, Total Indulgence, The Ultimate Detoxifier, the Refreshing Start and  Red Carpet Treatment are great choices.


The Spa also has branches in Alabang Town Center, Eastwood Richmonde Hotel, Power Plant Mall, Greenbelt 1, Trinoma, Greenhills Promenade and Bonifacio High Street. Visit





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