If you plan on expressing your love for someone special this Valentine’s Day, it doesn’t have to be the usual dinner and red roses. Central Geelong has some fantastic businesses, venues and services offering unique, thoughtful and fun activities and products to show just how much you adore them.
Pinot & Picasso in Ryrie Street is hosting a Valentine’s Day ‘Love Balloons’ session on Sunday, February 14 from 6pm-9pm. You can learn something new and create a beautiful piece of art from scratch all while enjoying a drink and having fun with your dearly beloved. Friends, families and couples all welcome.
Paint supplies, instructions, aprons and canvas are included in the ticket price. BYO drinks if you fancy and add on a locally sourced grazing board supplied by Pinot & Picasso when you purchase your session ticket. You’re also welcome to BYO nibbles. Bookings are essential. Details: www.pinotandpicasso.com.au
Victoria’s only dedicated piano bar; Piano Bar Geelong is offering a special treat on Valentine’s Day with singer/songwriter Lukas John at the Malop Street venue. Enjoy delicious food, drinks and catchy live tunes, guaranteed to keep you humming and singing well into the evening. Lukas John is joined by special guests Table 7 and Slide My Way. Doors open at 1pm and shows begin at 1.30pm. Food and drinks available at bar prices. Details: www.pianobar.com.au/
Pistol Pete’s Food N Blues Mardi Gras Music Festival is back in 2021, just in time for the Valentine’s Day weekend. This year’s festival presents some of the finest live blues, jazz, soul, country and Americana acts from Friday, February 12 to Sunday, February 14. Enjoy authentic Southern and Louisiana cuisine and fabulous live music for an awesome day out. Bookings are limited so be quick. Details: www.pistolpetesfoodnblues.com.au/
Treat your love with a mini getaway at Novotel Geelong on the Waterfront. The one night ‘Romantic Escape Package’ includes a king room with balcony, breakfast for two, midday checkout, chocolates and sparkling wine on arrival. Details: www.novotelgeelong.com.au/
Wah Wah Gee invites you to enjoy a date night overlooking the incredible Corio Bay. Let Wah Wah Gee take care of the food, drinks and view with their two-hour Valentine’s Day ‘Feed Me’ option. Bookings are a must. Details: wahwahgee.com.au/valentines-at-wah-wah-gee/
Whether you’re happily partnered up, single or have the ‘it’s complicated’ box ticked on Facebook, Gin Garden would love to see you at its Valentine’s Day event. Ticket price includes acoustic live music, endless bubbles, fresh cheese platters and all things Gin over two hours. Additional food and drinks can be purchased on the night. Book now. Details: thepiergeelong.com.au/gin-garden-geelong/
Treats for your sweet
Thinking of treating your sweet with a gift or goodie to make them feel special?
Ren Skin Health offers a 60 minute ‘Relax and Revive’ spa treatment package or a two-hour and 15 minutes ‘Pure Bliss’ package at its Yarra Street salon. Both packages include lots of lovely treatments from facials, to scalp and skin massages, exfoliations and more. Details: www.renskinandbody.com.au/
Serenity Skin and Body Care in Yarra Street specialises in award-winning treatments to make your loved one feel special, relaxed and pampered. Choose from ‘Salt of the Earth’ or ‘Deluxe Body Polish’ treatment or a massage treatment ranging anywhere from 30 minutes to one and a half hours. Details: www.serenitygeelong.com.au/
Gift a special guy a haircut and beard trim package from Sloane Men’s Grooming in Malop Street, one of Geelong’s leading barbershops. Details: www.sloanegeelong.com.au/
If you’re thinking of sending some gorgeous blooms, Flower Bowl’s Valentine’s Day range is just perfect. Located in Ryan Place, Flower Bowl is more than just flowers and stocks signature Flower Bowl terrariums, candles, salty soaks, homewares, earrings and chocolates. View their Valentine’s Day arrangements at www.flowerbowl.com.au
For flowers of a different kind, try a Tulip Cookie Bouquet to wow your sweetheart. Fun and delicious, this thoughtful gift is available from Baking Bliss in Ryrie Street. Order at www.bakingbliss.com.au
Substitute this year’s usual box of chocolates and ‘d’éclair your love’ with Ferguson Plarre’s shared éclair! Made especially for two, this éclair is filled with mixed berry and vanilla mousse and topped with Chantilly cream. Add ruby chocolate hearts and crushed freeze-dried raspberries to make it extra special and you’ve got yourself a fantastic gift. Check out their Valentine’s Day range of cakes and treats at www.fergusonplarre.com.au
Perhaps consider a gift voucher or share a romantic dessert for two at Twisted Dessert Bar in Moorabool Street. Scrumptious and irresistible desserts, cocktails, milkshakes, crepes and waffles will delight your special someone. Details: www.twisteddessertbar.com.au
Traditional, yet always a favourite at this time of year are fragrances. Chemist Warehouse, located in Little Malop Street and Westfield Geelong, and My Chemist in Market Square Shopping Centre are notorious for huge savings on premium fragrance brands including gift sets and body mists.
However, selecting the perfect fragrance can sometimes be tricky. The staff at the Myer fragrance counter in Westfield Geelong are particularly knowledgeable and can help you select a fragrance that will best suit your partner’s personality.
For something a little cute and quirky, Our Satellite Hearts in James Street’s ‘Love Club’ range of heart-shaped crystals is all about love and strengthening the heart. Details: www.oursatellitehearts.com.au
Peter Alexander Sleepwear in Westfield Geelong can help you speak the language of love with 20 per cent off its Valentine’s Day collection. Matching couple pyjama sets are romantic, fun and can be personalised. Peter Alexander’s range is romantic, super comfy and glamorous all at once. Details: www.peteralexander.com.au
However you chose to show your special one just how much you love them, look no further than Central Geelong. Keep an eye on www.centralgeelong.com.au for more information on Valentine’s Day activities and events to celebrate the most romantic day of the year.
Or download the Love Central Geelong App for a full list of Central Geelong businesses to help you spoil that special someone.