Get your hair done in under 15 minutes

valentines day ideas

What: Local hair salon Prep Luxe is holding a hairstyling pop-up at hip museum store Gallery & Co. Your options: Go for a blowout or get braids in a range of styles, from waterfall braids to braided ponytails. The best part? You only need to carve out 15 minutes of your time for this – and it’ll cost you a very affordable $10.

When:  Till Feb 14, 4pm-8pm

Where: 1 St. Andrews Road, Gallery & Co., tel: 6385-6683. Only walk-ins are accepted.


Get a gourmet picnic basket

valentines day ideas

What: Bee’s Knees, a newly opened cafe at Botanic Gardens dining spot The Garage, has put together a picnic basket ($88) comprising everything you need for a romantic – and unpretentious – date. You’ll get outdoor necessities such as a waterproof mat, a ladies’ sun hat and even mosquito repellent, as well as a range of sweet and savoury treats – croissants with homemade strawberry jam, Spanish ham and comte cheese as well as heart-shaped cookies.

When: Feb 14

Where: 50 Cluny Park Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens, tel: 6264-7978


Make bespoke jewellery

valentines day plans

What: Sure, this might be taking place after Valentine’s Day, but it’s worth the wait. The hands-on workshop ($100), also at Gallery & Co., is helmed by local metal supplier Imperial Smithster and will school you in the entire process of jewellery-making, from melting pewter to mold-making and rubber mold cutting and venting. What you’ll get to take home, or gift to your partner: Two of your very own custom-made designs, ranging from rings to pendants and charms.

When: Feb 26, 4pm-6pm

Where: 1 St. Andrews Road, Gallery & Co., tel: 6385-6683. Book your slot here.