Here are a few suggestions to help you plan a healthy yet special Valentine’s date this year:
1. A detox date at Nurture Wellness Village. The place offers a wide array of holistic healing and detoxification services. Spa suites are available for you to spend a night or two in. Their restaurant boasts of plenty of good food choices that range from healthier versions of popular Filipino dishes to vegetarian and raw vegan dishes. (nurturewellnessvillage.com)
2. A quiet getaway at The Stay by Plant Bistro. A well-kept secret, The Stay by Plant Bistro only opened its doors to the public last year. The place makes for a relaxing weekend away from the bustle of the city. Owners, Peter and Marisse, also whip up amazing plant-based dishes should you wish to stay in the whole time and master the art of doing nothing. Book your stay through www.airbnb.com.
3. A surf and yoga date in LU. San Juan, La Union has evolved into a hip spot not just for surfers but also for yogis and travellers alike. Power up with smoothie bowls from Makai Bowls (@makaibowls), Book a yoga or Stand-up Paddleboard Yoga class at Aquanimous (@aquanimousyoga) book a surfing session at San Juan Surf (@sanjuansurfresort) and enjoy live performances from local artists at Flotsam and Jetsam Hostel (@flotsamandjetsamhostel).
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4. A High Vibe Hang at White Space Wellness. White Space goes beyond the usual class offerings of yoga studios in the Metro. Choose to take a Chill Vinyasa class (suited for beginners) or join a meditation class and elevate your mood together. (www.whitespacewellness.com)
5. Dinner at Corner Tree Café. Found along Jupiter Street in Makati, Corner Tree is known for their filling vegetarian and vegan food choices. Come in the evening and enjoy a candlelit dinner. Stay for drinks and desserts too. Don’t worry; they have healthy ciders on their menu. (www.cornertreecafe.com)
6. Coffee or Smoothies at Hillside Café (@hillsidecafeph). Hillside is a cozy, bright café that serves coffee, cold-pressed juices and smoothies. Light food choices are also available making it perfect for an afternoon date.