It’s the shortest month of the year, but also one that sometimes has no mercy on your pockets.
Darn, you spend less on getting your parents a nice present on Diwali, but go all out for the girlfriend on Valentine’s. Thank goodness this one is just sort of a V’Day gifting list. There’s so much else to do this month. Check out our recommendations...
Yasmin Karachiwala’s Pilates camp at Atmantan (₹69,400)
Workout classes are a great motivation to remain fit, and if a Pilates workshop is just around the corner, your fitness goals suddenly start looking achievable. Besides, Valentine’s Day should be about self love above all else. Reserve three nights and four days for Pilates with Yasmin Karachiwala and strengthen your body like no other form of exercise can. Focusing on stretching, strengthening and balance the body by means of focused breathing patterns, Pilates is a fitness endeavour for shaping, recovery from injury as well as physical rehabilitation. For four days, a pre-set schedule offers sessions all day long, interspersed perfectly with learning sessions by the master trainers and enough time to make the crucial connections between theory and practice. The experience will be complemented with healthy meals, massage therapies and all facilities offered at Atmantan at exclusive rates to accompany your fitness initiative. In fact, a demo session organised for us this week gave us enough insight to ensure your health goals shall see a new light by the end of these three days at Atmantan.
The Monk Eyewear (₹ 9499)
Choosing sunglasses for someone else can be rocket science. But the Monk’s Monalisa SRL sunglasses make for a very thoughtful gift this Valentine’s and effortlessly suits most female face styles. Born from a place of goodness, the young entrepreneur behind the Monk believes his brand’s philosophy lies in the fact that you can look good while doing good. To buy a pair of Monk glasses, one has to do a ‘Random Act of Kindness’ and voila, you have access to this beautiful pair that we have fallen in love with. Inspired by Da Vinci’s work, your lady love is sure to feel like Monalisa sporting these. Available in three colour variants (black, Tortoise Shell and blend of Pink & Mother of Pearl), your act of love will not only accentuate her best features, it also takes care of at least one good deed that you’ll do to buy this pair. The Monk range of eyewear is currently being sported by Priyanka Chopra, Vicky Kaushal and Ayushman Khurana. So don’t wait, join in on the goodness wagon and make your girlfriend smile while doing some good. Valentine’s Day is about spreading love, after all!
HP Su Misura Bespoke Tailoring (₹por)
The wedding season is almost over and if your object of desire appreciated seeing you in one of your best traditional looks, it’s time to up the wardrobe game with adding suits that reek of bespoke tailoring. HP Su Misura is an Indian premium menswear label founded by Hitesh Pahuja back in 2016 and dressed in some of his designs, one is sure to feel like royalty. There’s a large variety of fabric options from India, Italy and England that aren’t found commonly at your mom’s local fabric wala. Specialising in Suits, Tuxedos and Bandhgalas, Hitesh pays personal attention to every client so that the style element you make is sharp and elegant, reflecting his own tastes as well. Besides custom tailoring, you can also opt for style consultation, designing and wardrobe management.
Aquacentric (from ₹2500)
All your physiotherapy needs can now be addressed under one roof. AquaCentric Therapy is a state-of-the-art physiotherapy centre with a multi-disciplinary team of experts rendering services in four different verticals. All kinds of Orthopaedic (pre and post-operative rehabilitation, fractures, arthritis, muscle and ligament injuries), Neurological (stroke management, Parkinson’s disease, traumatic and non-traumatic brain injuries, neuromuscular diseases, etc.), Women’s Health Care (pre and postnatal care, bladder and bowel incontinence, hormonal imbalance, pre and post-menopausal issues) and lastly, Paediatric (for kids with Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Coordination disorders, autism-related and genetic disorders, developmental delay and more) assistance can be found here and the therapy customised to suit every individual. Water therapy is a widely practiced means of recovery as it engages your cardiovascular strength by the hydrostatic pressure that is exerted on your body when submerged in water. The buoyancy provided by water reduces your body weight by 90%, which in turn dramatically relieves pressure from the joints - making it an ideal form of recovery for people across ages. One session sets you back by ₹2500… it’s expensive but you’ve damaged your body and it needs professional help to recover, right? We’re certainly heading there for our back issues - all the fancy fast bikes we ride takes a toll on our back, you see!