In recent years, Valentine's Day has become a cutthroat business for entrepreneurs of all kinds, who are whipping up everything from custom-made bouquets and gifts, to boat and helicopter rides for love-struck couples who willingly invest time and money into making the occasion special. Here's a look at the best the city has to offer this year.
Orchids, Etc. presents a range of customised bouquets created with a wide variety of flowers. The store can also send their experts to your home or office to design and execute custom-made arrangements, which can be refreshed when required. Prices start from R 450.
Call: 2648 3418.
Art exhibits on love
Take your loved one to an art exhibit on love. Asanas by Vijay Shelar is on display at Tradition Art, Juhu. The works depict love in the ancient form of miniatures which are reminiscent of the Kama Sutra. Love Sublime by Lalita Sonavane Nandgaonkar is on display at Jehangir Art Gallery and addresses the epic love between Radha and Krishna.
Five couples can enjoy a private 30-minute aerial ride over Mumbai in a helicopter at 33 per cent off. They will also receive gift hampers worth R 1,500. Reach the Juhu Aerodrome at 3.30 pm today to avail of the offer.
Call: 98206 35361 or log on to www.groffr.com
Personalised Dinner Date
At Escobar, avail of Crown service - a customised dinner option, wherein the executive chef will personally design a four to seven course menu for couples, who will then be provided with personalised menu cards.
Call: 4276 0000.
Accessories for the occasion
At The Collective, Lower Parel, choose from a range of gifting options from high-end brands like Juicy Couture and Love Moschino. The world's best fashion brands for men and women offer a range of bags and accessories suitable for the occasion.
Lights out, Candles on
Hard Rock Café is celebrating Valentine's Day with a difference. From 6.30 pm till midnight, they will switch off all their lights, offering patrons a dreamy, candle-lit experience while promoting a worthy cause at the same time.
Digital greeting cards
Mice@Work , the world's first emotive communication studio allows you to create digital animation greeting films, animated cards, digital mementos and pictorial digital biographies for your date.
Call: 98333 71278 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebrate the day at sea on board the Shazma, available for luxurious Valentine's Day cruises. The boat can be rented from West Coast Marine Yacht Services for lunch events or even a romantic sunset cruise for two.
Call: 2285 6127 or email email@example.com