The day everyone in the world loves, but many in Pakistan hate, is finally here! Thatâ€™s right, itâ€™s Valentineâ€™s Day! If you havenâ€™t had enough of the conservatives protesting the day or PEMRAâ€™s decision to ban any celebrations on television, then clearly you havenâ€™t celebrated this day in Pakistan before!
However, fret not! If like us, you take pride in loving others and yourself, we have a list of things you can do today without angering the authorities.
Have a candlelit dinner
Going on a romantic dinner date is what everyone thinks of,Â world-over when it comes to Valentineâ€™s Day. However, can we for once keep the day about having a simple candle-lit dinner at home? Whether itâ€™s your family or someone special, go for a cozy dinner at home for a time well spent. May we recommend our tried and tested Peony Yankee Candle for the perfect evening?
Wear red right
Weâ€™ve all seen people wearing the ghastliest of reds on V-day, but please, do everyone a favour and make a smart choice. Yes, you can still wear sensuous reds, but may we recommend keeping it at a minimum? Head to toe reds are out, so learn from Ayesha Omarâ€™s sleek look and make sure you do V-day right.
Buy yourself a gift
Forget long stem roses and done-to-death teddy bears, PLEASE! This time, why not gift yourself something youâ€™ve been waiting for? Weâ€™ve all given gifts to our loved ones, but this time, itâ€™s okay to be selfish. A gift to yourself doesnâ€™t hurt, does it?
A spa day
Continuing with our series of loving thyself, weâ€™re all about pampering our souls with a spa day. We can all use it after a day of work and V-Day should be no different. Book a day of massages and a hammam, and you will understand the most important love of them all; self-love.
Catching up with a friend
Before anyone gets us wrong, we do NOT mean calling up an ex-flame! Please, donâ€™t do that. Think of V-Day as a time to detox and what better than to call up a friend youâ€™ve meant to call but have been too busy to talk to? Pick up your phone, call them up and chat the night away. You can thank us later.