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January 03, 2018
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The cards are in the shops. The adverts for champagne and chocolates are on the TV. Pink love hearts are popping up everywhere. We cannot fail to notice it is Valentine’s Day very soon. The annual celebration of love puts high value on grand ideas and romance. Couples that have been together for a long time can naturally feel a bit removed from this. Life gets in the way and spontaneity can begin to decline. Grand gestures make way for a simple exchange of cards and little else. 

Does that mean Valentine’s Day is unimportant when you have been together a long time? Definitely not. 

HERE ARE OUR TOP PLACES TO VISIT, GIFT IDEAS & THINGS TO DO

1) CASA TOSCANA - PRETORIA
Casa Toscana offers a wide selection of menus from light meals to hearty dinners. Our aim is to create a private and intimate space in a stylish setting in all the sections of the restaurant whether inside, on the veranda or in one of our private romantic gazebos. The private setting and romantic Tuscan theme makes the LeSi Restaurant perfect for secluded romantic dinners or simply a private business breakfast or lunch.

2) DE HOEK - MAGALIESBURG
Indulge in an overnight stay including a signature 5-course dinner in award-winning Conservatory Restaurant & a full English breakfast the next morning! From only R3680.00 per couple per night. Inquire here.

VALENTINE'S DAY IS STILL IMPORTANT 
Everyone has an opinion on 14th February. Some think it is romantic and a date to be strictly observed and never missed. Couples can spend hundreds of rands on gifts, flowers, a romantic meal or getaway. Others are horrified at the commercialism of your favourite restaurant charging double for the same meal you had last week. Whatever your opinion on Valentine’s it is important to ask whether it is the same as your partner’s perspective? 

VALENTINE'S DAY IS ONLY FOR 'YOUNG LOVE' 
It is not unusual to meet couples who have been together for a while saying that they “don’t celebrate Valentine’s” and that it is “only for young love”. But behind the seeming disapproval of its commercialisation and contentment not to be involved there can be an individual who is secretly coveting a bit of attention. 

On this one day of the year they might actually be desperate to get a surprise or enjoy a day that is not just like every other Wednesday. The bottom line is this: ask and do not assume, even if you have been together for 8 or 42 years. 

IT IS A DAY TO CUDDLE AND REMIND THEM HOW VALUABLE THEY ARE TO YOU 
Just because Valentine’s Day has not been a big deal for you and your partner in the past couple of years does not mean that is still the case. Where an individual has experienced a difficult time – perhaps due to the loss of a parent or loved one – they might really need a day of being reminded how valuable they are. 

That of course is not to say that valuing your partner equates to how much you spend. Despite what jewellers, restaurants and travel websites tell us, a genuine demonstration of love is far more precious. Simple things mean the most like preparing a meal on Valentine’s Day at home or booking him/her in to a local spa for a massage. 

In making an effort to celebrate your love as a couple, it is the little gestures that mean the most. A kiss, a hug, a rose picked from the garden are the kinds gestures that hold our partners close and keep the spark alive. Whether it’s your 1st, your 15th or your 40th anniversary this year, celebrate your love. 

Happy Month of Love. 
Remember to make date night a priority. 

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