8 things single people (and couples) can enjoy this Valentine’s week

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Saturday, February 8, 2014


TABLE for two? No. For one, please.

Somehow, more than on any day in the year, mulling longer over being single comes on this appointed day—Valentine’s Day. But if you’re one who has embraced the virtues of singledom (and even reveling in it) and can state with confidence “I love you. But I love me more,” ala Samantha Jones in Sex and the City, then you can head out and enjoy a date with yourself on the day of hearts or whenever you feel like it (without having to explain to anyone why).

Where to go? What to do? Here are 8 self-indulgent things single people can enjoy this Valentine’s weekend. (Dating couple’s can have a go at these, too.)

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1. Have a cheese-y time at Enzo’s Lounge…

…just because you love wine and cheese and have been doing so all the time. There are places in the city that offer cheese platters on the menu but there is one place that exclusively serves cheese you have to go to—Leon’s Lounge. This cheese haven, my dear, is cheese heaven!

Finally, Davao cheese royalty Olive Puentespina opened up a place to house and highlight, serve and sell the artisanal cheeses of Malagos—fresh goat cheese, Chevre, Blue Goat Cheese, Blue Peppato, Feta, Blush, etc., cheeses that has gained popularity (and following) across the country and the globe.

Whatever Malagos Cheeses are on the shelf, Olive will gladly create a cheese platter for you. While you’re at it, pop a bottle of Malagos Sweet Wine to go with those heavenly goodies you’re nibbling on.

Leon’s Lounge is at the Puentespina Orchid Garden along Bolcan Street, Agdao. Call (082) 226-4446.

2. Or go cheesy over Piolo’s latest flick…

… and do it at the Abreeza Cinema. I love the reserve seating, the wide and well-cushioned chairs, and the right quantity of it. I believe this is the most comfortable and chic cinema in town. Unlike in other cinemas, Abreeza allows you to bring the snacks of your choice not necessarily bought from the cinema food kiosks.

Grab a bag of popcorn and a drink, choose your preferred seat in the movie and scream “I love you, Piolo!” over Starting Over. Or perhaps shed a tear or two in a romantic drama starring Collin Farrell in Winter’s Tale, snicker on another of Clooney’s comedy drama in Monuments Men, and a catch few more entertaining films on extended run.

Abreeza Cinemas are on the third level of the Abreeza Mall. Call (082) 321-9332.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on February 09, 2014.

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