PURPLE | Valentine’s Day Destinations


The Standard, Maldives

Plant a coral as a symbol of your love and grow your romance underwater, at The Standard, Maldives this Valentines Day! 

Last year,  The Standard Maldives crew and guests plunged their love to the ocean by planting corals to a heart-shaped coral frame. A year after, it bloomed into a beautiful coral garden now serves as a home to different colorful fishes. This year, The Standard Maldives will be continuing their efforts to save the ocean and spreading their love to our mother earth. One of The Standard Maldives’s Valentine’s Programming includes ‘Deeply in Love’ where guests can plant their own corals as a symbol of love – to their boos and to our mother Earth. They can witness this grow and prosper through the years. Travel and celebrate love with a purpose

The island, which is only a short seaplane journey from Male, offers a distinctive fusion of leisure and social life and is ideal for a romantic break or a vacation with friends. Each of the 115 villas has its own private lounge deck and pool, giving guests the opportunity to unwind in an overwater villa, float in the lagoon, or rest on a stunning sandy beachfront. Six restaurants are also available at the resort, each one influenced by the wealth and splendor of the Indian Ocean and the local tropics.

This place is ideal for a romantic getaway, especially with Valentine’s Day just around the corner. The health retreat programme, yoga sessions, swimming with sharks, and a variety of other things that The Standard has to offer are just a few of the alternatives available to couples. At The Standard, couples can choose between a sporty romantic weekend and a peaceful one. Couples can enjoy a romantic evening at one of the Resort’s many restaurants or bars while watching a beautiful sunset on the beach.

Rinse, repeat and book an island getaway at The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives. 

Further information can be found here

The London EDITION


The London EDITION announces the continuation of the sell out Sex Talks series with Emma-Louise Boyton for 2023 and for Valentine’s Day, Emma-Louise will be hosting a special an ‘Ode To Female Friendships, The Greatest Romances Of Our Lives’ Sex Talks. According to Phoebe Waller-Bridge, ‘Female friendships are the greatest romances of our lives’ and yet, as Valentine’s day comes around, we are reminded once again of the primacy placed on romantic relationships, as though they are the only relationships really worth celebrating. Emma-Lousie would like to change that.

This Valentine’s Day, The London EDITION is excited to celebrate the greatest friendship-romance(s) in your lives over cocktails and a letters-live-style evening with Emma-Louise Boynton. We’ll hear from a host of brilliant women who will be reading aloud a love letter they’ve written to their greatest female friend, before inviting everyone in attendance to put pen to paper themselves and pour their heart out to a friend who deserves to be reminded of just how much you love them.

Further information can be found HERE


Sweeties at The Standard, London

Re-opening with an ever-revolving selection of DJs and vibrant programming, the iconic late-night spot and  10th floor cocktail bar is also part of a new room package that is guaranteed to make city stays even sweeter.

Sweeties at The Standard, London will launch a charming new look and irresistible cocktails curated by recently appointed beverage consultant, Zoe Burgess. Adding a sweet touch of glorious misbehavior, the new cocktails will be surrounded by floor-to-ceiling views and a good-time soundtrack from the ever-evolving DJ line-up.

Highlights include the sultry All Yours – precise and to the point, just like its name, including a crisp combination of Japanese whisky, green tea, and sticky rice vinegar, topped with soda, and the fiery Hot Lips, a subtle smoked cocktail with moorish umami and aromatic heat, featuring Mezcal Espadin, pickled hot peppers, spiced tomato juice, and smoked salt. Those that like a more sophisticated cocktail for a date night can opt for the Be Mine, a lively Champagne cocktail topped with peach liquor, homemade Be Mine bitters and an absinthe dashed sugar cube.

The perfect spot to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a cocktail.

Further information can be found here


Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace, London

For the best of alternative date night spots, lovers are invited to get their skates on and revel in the joy! Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace in West London are set to host a romance soaked evening on the 14th of February – think heart shaped pizzas, experimental cocktails and music to match. 

Co-founders Liberty Ross and Kevin Wall – in partnership with Usher – launched Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace, a new 34,000 sq ft entertainment destination housing a roller rink, live music venue, diner and pro skate shop in West London’s White City Neighbourhood. 

The new home for Flipper’s London is a two-floor, Grade II-listed former power station which dates back to 1899 and sits central to the Westfield London complex site. The 34,000-square-foot flagship venue has been extensively renovated – by architect and designer Tim Hubbard, founder of 93ft –  over recent months and will be home to the roller skating rink. Flipper’s London will see a continuation of their extensive cultural programming, with themed nights, events and parties all set to take place at the venue. 

For further details visit: flippers.world   

Locke launches Valentine’s Day Package in collaboration with Kate Tik’s Sexual Wellbeing Brand, Quanna

Locke at Broken Wharf, Millennium Bridge

Pioneering lifestyle aparthotel brand Locke announces a new collaboration with leading influencer Kate Tik  and her sexual wellbeing brand Quanna, launching an exclusive Valentine’s Day package at their London Broken Wharf location available to book throughout February 2023 via the Locke website.

Quanna has set out to revolutionise the sexual wellbeing industry with a specific focus on female pleasure, following research that shows 1 in 10 women experience painful sex. Founded by influencer Kate Tik and Dr Dmitry Loktionov, Quanna combines their knowledge of Western and Eastern medical practices, their first launch, Oomf, was testament to that – the UK’s first 100% all natural, water-based lubricant infused with premium grade hemp organically grown in Colorado, USA. This new partnership with Locke includes a set of Oomf sheets and Qurious Game all beautifully packaged in a special Valentine’s box with a card and is available to add on to any February stay at Locke at Broken Wharf. 

Locke at Broken Wharf is conveniently located on the Thames, a stone’s throw from both Cannon Street and Blackfriars, perfect for a London city escape or staycation this Valentine’s Day. Situated on the banks of the Thames with breath-taking views of the Tate Modern and Shakespeare’s Globe, Locke at Broken Wharf draws inspiration from its surroundings with each studio accented by subtle aesthetics featuring natural tones, pastel colours and white marble worktops contrasted with brass details.

Quanna x Locke package is £30 and available to book now via lockeliving.com


Villa gaia, greece

Up the ante this Valentine’s Day with Le Collectionists array of romantic luxury villas. Whether you’re spending the day with friends or a significant other, a Le Collectionist experience will ensure every moment is magical. From a beach oasis in Cap Ferett, to your own private island in Greece, complete with private concierge, chef and unique local experiences – we’ve rounded up the most charming villas to have on your radar this Valentines day:

  1. Villa Gaia, Greece
  2. Villa de la Palme, French Riveria 
  3. Villa Opaline, Cap Ferret
  4. Turquoise Island, Greece
  5. Villa Souvenir, France
  6. Masseria Bonaccia, Puglia Italy
  7. Palazzo Boticelli, Venice Italy
  8. Apartment Vendome, Paris 

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