5 Treats To Give Yourself This Valentine’s Day
Treat The No. 1 Person In Your Life: Yourself!
Single or in a relationship, you're an independent woman who knows how to treat herself.
February kicks in and you know it is happening again: fancy chocolates, romantic dinners, “I heart you” toys and all the beautifully heart-shaped gifts are already in every store in the city. This year, however, you feel more independent and creative and you know that the only way to make other people happy and spread the love is by loving yourself first. So, regardless of whether you’re single or in a relationship, this Valentine’s Day, celebrate romance the proper way by treating yourself to some “I Love Me” time. Here are five things you can do in Tokyo this year for yourself!
While we’re no stranger to the whole crusty pajama and messy bun look, feeling beautiful on the outside is always a reliable pick-me-up — especially during the colder, post-holiday months. Spread the love (and good skincare) with one of Tokyo’s must-visit beauty salons’ gift cards which you can use for some well-deserved beauty treatment just in time for V-Day (and beyond). Facials, nails, waxing, IPL or SHR services are all delivered by English-speaking therapists using the latest technology. The best thing about this gift is that you can also share the love with your friends — buy them a gift card too and treat yourselves together!
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Price: NUA Gift cards are available for purchase online or in-store. Prices begin from ¥10,000 and can be charged in ¥1,000 denominations. Dermalogica and Guinot skin-care products are also available for purchase in NUA salons, with complimentary gift wrapping.
When: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Weekdays), 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (Sat) Closed Sundays.
Where: Nua Omotesando, 4-8-17 Jingumae, Shibuya City, Tokyo
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Celebrate this Valentine’s Day with the one you love, a.k.a., me, by treating yourself to a relaxing facial or massage. Organic beauty salon Elana Jade is offering generously sized, private rooms which provide a relaxing haven where you can escape the hustle and bustle of Tokyo life, while the aroma of fresh organic herbs and oils further tantalize the senses. Elana Jade services include organic waxing and spray tanning, as well as nails, eyelash extensions and eyelash tinting. Why not go for a full-body overhaul? Go on, you deserve it.
When: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. (Weekdays), 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (Weekends)
Where: Elana Jade, 3-6-2 Azabujuban, Minato City, Tokyo
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There’s no better way to say “I love me” than to spend time indulging in the very thing we deprive ourselves of through the rest of the year: desserts. A two-hour session of oh-so-pretty sweets served by well-dressed waiters in a richly decorated hotel lobby? Sounds like the perfect day date! Treat yourself to the best in town with The Peninsula’s Strawberry Afternoon Tea which makes the most of the berries peak season (right now) with gorgeous strawberry pastries and cakes, as well as their iconic scones with strawberry jam. Add a glass of bubbly and say cheers to your own fantastic company.
Price: ¥5,400 per person
When: Until March 14, 2020. 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Where: The Lobby, The Peninsula Tokyo, 1-8-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda City, Tokyo
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It doesn’t matter if you lack the experience or can’t really tell the difference between a Picasso and a Renoir painting, because this cool venue in Daikanyama is all about finding your true colors by painting as you like it (under, of course, the guidance of friendly bilingual instructors). And because wine always boosts creativity, the lovely people at ArtBar offer that as well — and snacks. This Valentine’s, go solo or with a friend and paint your interpretation of a dreamy, star-dusted galaxy and nightscape together with other art enthusiasts. The special Valentine event will also feature champagne, chocolates and light snacks, but you’re also free to bring your own food. This is a great place to leave all the stress behind, focus on creative work and enjoy some time doing something you’re probably not doing every day. No need to prepare anything in advance, just go there, relax and let your brushes go wild!
Price: ¥5,500 per person
When: Until March 14, 2020, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
Where: ArtBar Daikanyama, 7-2 Daikanyamacho, Shibuya City, Tokyo
Valentine’s Day is on the 14th, which just happens to coincide with “TOHO Cinemas Day” at all TOHO cinemas. Every 14th of the month, tickets to the movies are just ¥1,200, down from the usual ¥1,900, making it an affordable time to head to the theater. If you’re trying to avoid the loved up couples, check out a woman empowered comedy, action or feel-good movie instead of a romance movie. Hustlers will be showing from Feb 7th, where you can watch a stripper learn how to finagle her way around the wealthy Wall Street clientele, who then needs to devise a daring scheme with her coworkers to take their lives back. Korogarubidama, also showing from Feb 7th, is a story of three women who were kicked out of their room due to the redevelopments in Shibuya. Join them in finding the happiness that tends to be buried in the constantly changing city.
Cheers to a different kind of Valentine’s Day!