Valentine's Day might be the national day of love, but who said that love had to be romantic? Na. We ain't for it. Love yourself, your friends, your fam, and most importantly - love your dog (because ur dog sure as hell loves you back).
Here are 5 fun ways to celebrate love solo. No romantic dinners for two here!
Classes with Glasses
Bustle Studios, Surry Hills | 6:30 - 8:30pm
Oh the joys of acceptably slotting alcohol into your Thursday night plans. Classes with Glasses is exactly what it sounds like. And it's great. This Valetines Day, they're hosting two beautifully boozy craft classes. Pick your poison - stationary crafts or watercolour art?
Wine & Design, Pimped Up Stationery starts at 6:30pm and finishes up @ 9pm. Local creative Kitty (from Mrs C and Me) will be there helping you make some super cute greetings cards, journals and prints. BYO alcohol and nothing else, they'll have all the craft supplies there for you.
Watercolour & Wine, Valentine's Edition starts at 6:30pm and finishes up @ 8:30pm. Dutch illustrator, Malou Zuidema, will be there teaching watercolour paiting techniques - including washes and gradients. Your ticket includes all the materials you'll need & a sneaky sparkling on arrival. There'll be a Brown Paper Wine pop-up is the single sparkling isn't cutting it for you...
Eat at... Mamasan
Eat & Earn 10-20% LVN
Kick ons & snacks? Just down the road from Classes with Glasses is Mamasan, a quirky little restaurant/bar serving Asian tapas, Japanese whiskey and quite the selection of sake. Big yes. They shut @ midnight, so you'll have plenty o' time to swing by.
Catch Up On Netflix
Where ever you like | Whenever you like
Oooop, there it is. Hate to do it, be we couldn't write this article without suggesting the O.G night in. Here's what we're loving on Netflix RN:
If you don't already know the entire movie synopsis without actually having watched it... How? But anyway, the world has been overrun by a weird monster takes the form of it's viewers biggest fears. If you lay your eyes on it you instantly kill yourself - so naturally, everyone's wearing blindfolds. On another note, Machine Gun Kelly makes an acting cameo, snatching up a quick minute of fame - kinda like that time he had beef with Eminem... Wild.
Dan Humphrey from Gossip Girl (okay, he's Joe in this movie) gets creepy obsessed with a aspiring female writer and makes some pretty wild moves to keep 'em together. No spoilers, but expect chaos. Complete chaos.
A direct quote from a colleague - "Ozark is like The Big Short meets Breaking Bad." We're not quite sure what this means, but it sure does found like fun. This crime-thriller features Jason Bateman laundering money in the back-woods of Missouri. With his family. Our interest has been piqued.
The Haunting of Hill House
A now-adult family struggles with differentiated memories of the haunting of their childhood home, and the death of their mother. It's a real slow build, but if you're after a horror with substance and a solid sob on the series finale - this one's for you. Trust me; stick it out.
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
An unoffensive take on a childhood favourite. This revamp matures the themes of the earlier series wrapping up in '03. It's much darker, with a heavy horror focus - but it still makes room for all of the original key themes like growing up, young love and friendship. We're just a little sad that her cat Salem doesn't talk in this version.
Eat at... Gelato Messina
Windsor | Richmond | Fitzroy
Eat & Earn 10% LVN
I mean, what did you expect? Gelato + Netflix is a match made in heaven. Together, they could never fail us. Especially when said gelato comes from one of Sydney's favourites, Gelato Messina. Pick up a tub for take away, head home and blitz through a season of your new favourite show. We whole-heartedly recommend the Dulce De Leche gelato.
The Oyster Club - Valenlimes Day
Knox Street Bar, Chippendale | 7 - 10:30pm