So we teamed up with AboutLastNight to bring you Bae-day suggestions. Not everytime dinner and roses, impress your significant other with something different this Valentine’s. You can also visit our calendar for other options.
Nok by Alara:
The cliché thing to do on Valentine’s Day is to go to a nice restaurant with your partner, but I promise you Nok isn’t just a restaurant, it is an experience. A personal favourite in Lagos at the moment. The best culinary experience for your valentine and yourself. The ambience, the food, and the music. It is all so, eccentric! And fortunately enough, they have a Valentine’s Day edition of brunch, early dinner and late dinner, so start booking -> [email protected]lara.com.
PS- Be sure to try the “chocolate filled pof pof”.
Address: 12 Akin Olugbade street, off Adeola Odeku, Victoria Island.
Secret Cinema Lagos:
Photo Credit: Secret Cinema Lagos
It’s different, its thoughtful and it’s sentimental. Hire a screen from ‘Secret Cinema Lagos’ and watch all time favourites in your garden or a park of your choice (such as your estates park) with your valentine. Better still go to the Aquastone edition, which is a three course meal, outdoor movie and a complimentary photo shoot! What a valentine day that is.
Nike Art Gallery:
Art should be experienced with someone you care for romantically. There are so many exhibitions and art galleries around Lagos, but why not go back to the roots? A culture shock on Valentine’s Day at Nike Art Gallery is not so bad; the entire day could be spent there, because the gallery is about 5 different floors, and if one is lucky Mrs. Nike Davies-Okundaye herself, might be the one to tell yourself and your date “Happy Valentine’s Day”, which is the cherry on the cake!
Address: No. 2, Elegushi Road, 3rd Roundabout, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Ikate Cross Road, Lekki.
Paint The Night: Bae Day Dine, Sip & Dip:
Experiencing art is great but you can also get creative and make your own art. PTNAfrica will be having a special valentines day paint party for couples at Ethnic Heritage Centre on Thursday 11th of February. To purchase a paint pass, email [email protected] referencing PTNBaeDay.
Photo credit: @ptnafrica
Address: 35A Raymond Njoku street, off Awolowo Road, Ikoyi.
Everyone loves music, afro-beats especially. Jazzhole is a Nigerian hip-hop culture store. It is a hidden treasure; it has the cutest café that serves sandwiches, banana bread, etc. And SUPERB tea, once in a while they have performances from the likes of Beautiful Nubia, Nneka and so many more. It is perfect if you want to spend the day with your partner remsincing with music in the background. Music from the likes of legendary Fela Kuti, Orlando Julius, Dr. Victor Olaiya.
Address: 168 Awolowo Road, Ikoyi.
Photo Credit: Oriki Group
Why not treat your loved on to a luxury romantic spa day? Oriki is fast becoming Lagos favourite spa, because of all its natural/organic elements. And honestly on Valentines Day, the best way to spend it is by relaxing and being pampered with your ‘bae’.
Address: 7B Oju Olobun street, off Bishop Oluwole, Victoria Island.
Valentine’s Day Tip:
First of all, the most important tip is to make sure you have fun with your partner. There is always a nerve-wrecking pressure to out do one’s self on Valentine’s day, which slowly but surely takes away the whole point of valentines which is “showing appreciation to your partner”.
Secondly, it’s a two-way thing both parties have to put in an effort for it to be a great day, even if your valentine’s day is eventually spent doing absolutely nothing fascinating, both parties have to make sure that is the ‘best absolutely nothing fascinating’ you’ve both ever felt.
Lastly, don’t forget about a GIFT. This is as important as your relationship on that day in my personal opinion, if your significant other does not present you with one on that day, spend the entire day evaluating who your next date will be for 2017 valentine #WasteHisTime2016 (Just kidding, haha). On a serious note, if you have not thought about this, be sure to stop by Nectar Studio in Lekki, they have the cutest gift store! -> @thenectarstudio
Address: New 3/Old 6 Ogbunike street, Lekki.
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