VALENTINE’S DAY SHOULD BE A SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY + A PERFECT PROGRAM TO NAIL IT

We know what you are thinking and let us cut this straight. NO, we don’t think that all boyfriends and husbands on the planet should be mandated to buy flowers or a half-salary-worth Michelin Star meal every 14th of February. And no, we are not saying neither that all women on earth who are in a relationship should prepare a Marilyn Monroe striping show as a thank you gift for the flowers and meal of love they (you) might get in less than 2 weeks.

Love should be celebrated everyday; no one would disagree with that. But who really does put those words into action? One hand might be more than enough to count them all. We believe that it is actually not a bad thing to have a special day that reminds us to take the time to further demonstrate our love to our other half. What we are trying to say here is that Valentine’s Day is this “evil commercial invention” only if you celebrate it the wrong way. So let’s do it right and make it a social responsibility!

Choose ETHICAL ALTERNATIVES and makes this day truly meaningful. Here is a little program for people leaving in Hong Kong (where we are based). Enjoy!

Lots of love from us to you <3


10 AM – ARRANGE A BOUQUET DELIVERY AT HER WORKPLACE

The Flower Workshop is a social initiative organised by Hong Kong Federation of Handicapped Youth. They hire people with disabilities and offer them a better chance of integration into the society. Choose a bouquet on their website [http://www.flowerworkshop2002.hk] and then book by phone [2508 1301] or email [flower@hkfhy.org.hk]

3 PM – KEEP HER SMILING AND SEND HER SOMETHING SWEET

IBakery is a social enterprise under the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals. They train and hire people with disabilities. Go to their shop in Kennedy Town [Shop 2, G/F, Block 2, Centenary Mansion, 1 Victoria Road, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong] or order online [http://ibakery.tungwahcsd.org/]. Or visit their current pop up stores at Lab Concept, Hopewell Centre, Olympian City 2

7PM – TAKE HIM TO THE HARBOUR FOR A GLASS OF CHAMPAGNE

Located on the rooftop of Pier 8, Café 8 is a unique collaboration between the Hong Kong Maritime Museum and The Nesbitt Centre and creates a progressive environment for members of our society with learning disabilities. This social enterprise not only to provides employment opportunities to those with special needs, but enables them to integrate with the local community

7.30PM – SURPRISE HER/HIM WITH YOUR PERSONALISED GIFT

KAMBODJA offers free Personalisation Emboss Service on their Pocket Squares and Urban Clutches. There are 2 options: [HEART] to say “I love you” & [POISON] to say “You are my poison”. Just type [HEART] or [POISON] in the Order Notes box when you are checking out. She/He will carry this intimate and discrete symbol of your love everywhere. Read more about KAMBODJA social mission [here].

AND FINALLY PLAN TO DO SOMETHING FUN TOGETHER IN THE COMING WEEKS

Book a cooking session with Cook For A Smile. Valerie knows all Southeast Asian recipes. It is 350HKD/pax. You’ll have fun, meet nice people, bring home your own chef-d’oeuvre and all income will go to NGOs in South East Asia who help people in need. To book send them a message on Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/cookforasmile/]