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6 Unique Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Take a break from the traditional and try these out-of-the-box suggestions

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With Hearts' Day just around the corner, you're probably planning the perfect date for you and your better half. While you can always stick to the usual romantic dinner date at a Michelin-starred restaurant, don't you think it would be nicer to surprise your special someone with a one-of-a-kind bonding experience? If you're looking for new and wonderful Valentine's rendezvous ideas, we've listed down a few that are free of clichés: 

Take a pottery class with Mia Casal

Instead of shopping for new planters for your garden at home, why not make it yourselves by enrolling in a weekend pottery class? Aside from learning a new skill, you can have a friendly competition, too—whoever makes the best pots wins! 

Book a class with Mia Casal here

Attend Toots Magsino's Collage Classes

If you're the type of couple who loves to travel, you and your partner probably have a lot of photos and souvenirs lying around. Make trinkets worth displaying out of them by attending a collage class by Toots Magsino—you're sure to end up with something beautiful to showcase in your home. 

Book a class with Toots Magsino here.

Grab a bite at the beautiful Café Sanso  


In case you get hungry after all the arts and crafts workshops, make sure you get your fix at Café Sanso. It is a superb place to spoil both your tummy with delicious food and your eyes with the beautiful interiors. Do visit the Fundacion Sanso Museum, which is right next to the cafe, and marvel at noted contemporary Filipino artist Juvenal Sanso's works. 

Fundacion Sanso Museum and Café Sanso are located at 32 V. Cruz, San Juan, Metro Manila. 

Go on a tour of Escolta

For those who are seeking adventure but don't have the time to go far, you can explore unfamiliar territory like the streets of Escolta. Immerse yourself in the culture of Manila by hanging out at the famous plaza, visiting museums and art galleries or go shopping for local finds at The Hub: Make Lab.

READ: 7 Fun Things To Do In Escolta

Get drinks together at Sip and Gogh

There's no better combination than a glass of red wine and an art project to finish. If you're a looking for an easy, casual but memorable date, a long session at Sip and Gogh will do the trick. You even get to take home your painting as a keepsake of your quality time together. 

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Book a session at a Sip and Gogh near you. Click here for the list of branches

Visit the Mañosa Beyond Architecture exhibit at the National Museum 

Whether you're currently planning to build your first home or you're simply fascinated by beautiful architecture, strolling through halls of the National Museum for the Fransisco Bobby Mañosa showcase is sure to inspire you. Spend as much time as you like studying learning about the life and works of a legendary architect.

The Mañosa Beyond Architecture exhibit will run from February 12 to May 12, 2017 at the National Museum. Visit their website for more details. 

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