Valentine’s Day Gifts Guide Segment For Him! Ideas for romance and love this Valentine’s! Part 2!

Triple Action Grooming Oil A 3-in-1 beard, shave and facial […]

Triple Action

Grooming Oil

A 3-in-1 beard, shave and facial oil for all your grooming needs

(Available from Jan 18th 2019)

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Introducing the latest grooming arrival from ESPA, NEW Triple Action Grooming Oil. This luxurious 3-in-1 beard, shave and facial oil is a multi-purpose oil designed to hydrate and protect skin, while smoothing and conditioning bristles for the ultimate close shave. The oil combines plant actives from the Brazilian Candela Tree, which helps to minimise any irritation from razor burn while softening and soothing the skin. Extracts from the Prickly Pear cactus helps calm and protect skin against the elements with its array of antioxidants; as well as nourishing Omega 3 and 6 oils, Vitamins A and E and Kahai Oil to deeply hydrate, smooth and protect.

For best results:

For shaving

Massage a few drops into the skin then shave. The oil provides a gentle yet effective glide for shaving while leaving the skin feeling soft and smooth.

For Beards

Apply a few drops to smooth the beard and allow the oil to absorb into the skin, to condition the hair.

For Skin

Massage into the skin to reap the benefits of this superior blend of oils which help to balance and boost hydration for a healthy complexion.

Key Ingredients:

Prickly Pear

antioxidant rich extract helps to protect the skin against the elements

Omega 3 and 6

Nourishing oils to hydrate and help keep skin supple

Kahai Oil

Moisturises and hydrates skin

Smithers. Premium men’s swimwear… designed for the modern-day gentleman.

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Smithers is a premium men’s swimwear range designed for the modern-day gentleman.

Classic swim briefs.
Swim trunks.

   

Valentine’s Idea! Like to Quad? His and hers road legal quad bike or buggy? >> QUADZILLA QUADS ZFORCE 1000 www.quadzillaquads.com ROAD LEGAL!

£10,499 +on the road charges: www.quadzillaquads.com/2018-Z1000

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the ZFORCE  1000cc buggy is an awesome present for him or her! Or a way for the husband to get his off road fun but by saying it’s a gift for the wife!?

The ZFORCE 1000.

Find out more at :- www.quadzillaquads.com/2018-Z1000

About QUADZILLA

We started out with just the R100 kid’s quad over 25 years ago, born out of a passion for racing. We now offer a wide range of quads, buggies, UTVs and SSVs. We love what we do, we test our own machines on and offroad and keep bringing you new products to get excited about!
Visit our website for more information on our kids quads, road legal ATVs, buggies and more: www.quadzillaquads.com. If you’re looking for official parts and accessories, we have a dedicated parts website: www.quadzillaparts.co.uk.

We are the exclusive manufacturer and wholesaler of Quadzilla products, CFMOTO, Aeon and Access across the UK and Ireland; with ATV and UTV dealers in every county.

Quadzilla are the UK`s largest supplier of on and offroad quads and buggies. We’ve been the market leader for over 10 years.

Awards
Quad Manufacturer of the Year – Quad Mag.
Excellent Marketing Award – CFMOTO Award.
Top 9 Distributor in the world – CFMOTO Award.
Best Small Family Business 2017.
UK’s largest independent family run importer of ATVs, SBS and UTVs.

Products
Quadzilla sports quads: Aeon Cobra 400, Aeon Supermoto 400.
Quadzilla utility/agricultural/touring quad bikes: Terrain 450, Terrain 500 facelift, Terrain 550, CFORCE 450, CFORCE 520, CFORCE 550, X8, CFORCE 850XC.
Quadzilla junior range: starts with the Buzz 50cc, R100, Aeon Minikolt, QZR 80, and up to the Pro Shark 100MX – not for novice riders!
We also sell buggies for adults and children from our Quadzilla Wolf buggy, Wolf XL, Cheetah 150, our UFORCE 500, 800 and, ZFORCE 1000.

Bolin Webb.

A luxury, British grooming brand with a focus on aesthetics led razors and accessories inspired by classic cars, these products make incredible gifts, particularly for the design conscious gentleman. Fitted with either the Mach 3 blade or Fusion 5 blade Gillette heads, these razors have been created to be practical whilst stylish, adding a touch of luxury to the bathroom. With razors ranging in price (starting at £55 for a razor and £25 for accessories), styles and materials, there’s a razor to suit everyone’s taste and budget.

THE PERFECT GIFT THIS VALENTINE’S DAY.

BULLET & BONE IS A NEW CONCEPT IN SPORTS SKINCARE THAT AIDS EXERCISE PREPARATION, PERFORMANCE & RECOVERY, AND SMELLS GOOD TOO!

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What would you like to receive this Valentine’s Day? Look no further than new Bullet & Bone – the breakthrough sports skincare brand comprising of four, premium products designed to help us prepare, perform and recover, when working out and playing competitive sport.

The range has been endorsed by world-renowned sports scientist, physical activity expert and former Olympian, Professor Greg Whyte OBE. Each product is infused with a unique blend of potent, natural extracts known to improve stamina, speed, alertness, concentration and recovery. The muscle activating rub, vapour release balm, protective moisturising spray and cooling body wash are available as a sleek set of four. The gift set is an essential for athletes and fitness fanatics of all ages and is the ideal present this Valentine’s Day.

“As a sports scientist and former Olympian, I’m often asked for advice on how to achieve marginal gains. Getting the most out of your session takes more than just hard work. I was pleased to learn that Bullet & Bone addresses a gap in the market with a range of products specifically designed to optimise your preparation, your session and your recovery.

“Each sports care product contains targeted, evidence-based properties that should assist with those all-important marginal gains. The power base of three active natural ingredients across the range of maca extract, magnesium and jasmine – like any sporting ritual – are likely to be helpful for all levels of sportsmen.” Professor Greg Whyte, OBE PhD DSc FBASES FACSM Physical activity expert, world-renowned sports scientist and Olympian

Developed, tested and manufactured at state-of-the-art facilities in the UK by a team of experts with over 40 years’ experience, this male grooming ‘equipment’ harnesses the natural efficacy of ingredients such as Siberian ginseng, geranium and taurine. All products get off the starting block with a trio of active ingredients, unique in combination to Bullet & Bone, in maca extract: offering multi-functional properties that help boost performance, endurance and recovery (while also performing a barrier function for the skin); magnesium: which aids energy production and muscle rehabilitation and jasmine, to aid alertness and concentration.

Further components in the ranges are tailored and engineered to assist with those all-important marginal gains in the gym and maximise performance in competitive sport.

Harnessing active, performance power ingredients, as nature intended, for the face and body, choose from:

Bullet & Bone Muscle Activating Rub will give muscles and joints an instant kick-start using rapidly absorbed, warming and stimulating ginger, black pepper and willow bark.

Bullet & Bone Protective Moisturising Spray channels the efficacy of 11 essential oils in a light weight, non-greasy formula that provides protection from the elements and can be reapplied before, during and after being active. It’s also lightly fragranced with fresh aloe vera and jasmine to aid concentration and focus.

Bullet & Bone Vapour Release Balm is the first of its kind to perform functionally and be pleasurable to apply and wear on the skin. The soft wax opens the airwaves with menthol and eucalyptus extracts while jasmine, lemon and coffee beans enhance concentration, alertness and stamina.

After a workout, the Bullet & Bone Cooling Recovery Body Wash will aid cooling down and muscle recovery. Magnesium Sulphate (Epsom salts) aids muscle recovery while menthol, eucalyptus and peppermint alongside essential oils pack a punch to ensure this high performing wash will stop perspiration, revive and ensure you’re ready to go.

Bullet & Bone will help ease you into a workout after a long day in the office or maximise performance ahead of competing on track or field. These results-driven products are like no other, combining the benefits of sports science know how and high-performance personal care, each variant is carefully designed and packaged to seamlessly fit in with both your high-octane lifestyle and sports bag.

The innovation was informed by Bullet & Bone’s recognition that time poor, active men will invest in the latest sporting equipment, gadgets and food supplements to enhance their sporting prowess, but there’s a gap in the market for potent, ‘all-in-one’ skincare tools that help to warm up, optimise performance and cool down. Those around you will also appreciate the very pleasant and gentle, aromatic essential oils infused in each, especially this Valentine’s Day.

The Bullet & Bone gift set can be purchased exclusively from www.bulletandbone.com and has a RRP of £39.99. Individual products are available from www.thegroomingclinic.com and Amazon.

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Red-hot gifts for him or her this Valentine’s Day from Libratone

Whether you’re treating a special one this Valentine’s Day or simply fancy buying yourself a “pick-me-up”, Libratone has something for everyone with their exceptional audio devices at great value. From portable smart speakers to wireless, noise-cancelling headphones, enjoy these red-hot gifts with your loved one anywhere, anytime.

ZIPP 2 & ZIPP MINI 2: THE NEWEST SMART SPEAKERS FROM LIBRATONE

Available from Libratone for £279/ £229

The new Libratone ZIPP 2 and ZIPP MINI 2 smart wireless speakers are the perfect gift for those who appreciate great sound and the latest technology, without compromising on design.

Amazon Alexa voice assistant is built in, and the 360° FullRoom® sound allows you to form your own unique experience by placing your speakers anywhere, in any room. Both speakers come with 12-hours battery time and the ability to connect up to 10 speakers for even bigger, bolder sound.

Make the ZIPP 2 and ZIPP MINI 2 your own by also changing the cover – choose from 4 different colours including Cranberry Red for the romantics, Frosty Grey, Stormy Black and Pine Green – this speaker is the ultimate mood-setter and statement piece.

LIBRATONE TOO: MINIMAL DESIGN. MAXIMAL SOUND.

Available to buy on Libratone for £129

Don’t let its size fool you, the TOO Bluetooth speaker will fill any room with big, rich, authentic sound.

This is a wireless speaker made for adventure. You can take it with you wherever you go, indoors or out, and never compromise on sound quality with its 360 Fullroom® technology.

The splash-proof TOO comes ready for action, with 12+ hours of battery time, and a slim portable design, meaning it can keep going long after the party stops.

The Libratone TOO speaker is available in four bold colours: Cerise Pink for the passionate, Cloudy Grey and Graphite Grey

Q-ADAPT ON-EAR HEADPHONES: NO TO NOISE, WIRES AND COMPROMISE

Available to buy on Libratone for £219

The Q-ADAPT on-ear headphones are all about listener experience, featuring rich, powerful sound, adjustable noise cancellation, and intuitive touch controls.

These lightweight headphones have a modern Danish design, meaning you don’t need to compromise on style to enjoy a great-quality music experience. You can also choose how much of the world you let in, or keep out, with the Q-ADAPT on-ear’s four-step adjustable noise cancellation.

Share the joy of music with your other half by connecting to their set, or listen to your favourite music undisturbed, wherever you are, with the headphones’ impressive 20-hour battery time.

These stylish headphones come in three classic colours to suit every style – Stormy Black, Cloudy White, or Elegant Nude.

Paris House is an award winning, Michelin recommended restaurant set in 22 acres of deer park on the Woburn Estate in Bedfordshire.

Paris House is often referred to as one of the most romantic fine dining settings in the country, making it the perfect place to celebrate this Valentine’s Day. Book a table over the Valentine’s weekend (14th – 17th February) and you can choose to add their Valentine’s package to any of their tasting menus. Priced at £45, it includes 2 glasses of Champagne, an individually wrapped red rose and a box of petits fours to take away. Pair this with a 6, 8 or 10 course tasting menu (prices start at £49 per head) and you’ll have nailed the perfect Valentine’s date. Put the icing on the cake by booking their exclusive Chef’s Table.

www.parishouse.co.uk

01525 290692

For the new love birds

Monkey Shoulder is the prefect whisky for beginners. Combining three unique different Speyside single malts, it is expertly blended then married together, creating a versatile and mixable Scotch for a new generation. This whisky possesses a cheeky disregard for tradition and is committed to inspiring unconventional cocktails, like the Ginger Monkey or the Lazy Old Fashioned. Monkey Shoulder has also just been listed as the best-selling Scotch whisky in the UK*, so you can’t go wrong with this one.

Monkey Shoulder has an RRP of £27, available at Asda, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose

Home ‘Date Night’ Ideas for Valentine’s Day! ‘Make Your Own Body Butter & Lip Balm kit’ by Me-Time Therapies Geraldine McCullagh… (10% of profits go to medical centre in Ghana & Free delivery with Amazon & Amazon Prime.) Just £20 www.me-time-therapy.co.uk

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‘Make Your Own Body Butter & Lip Balm kit’

Here are benefits of the kit –

Learn how to make your own Lip Balms and also Body Butters with 100% natural ingredients – nut allergy free /chemical free/no mineral or palm oils
Suitable for Vegan gifts/ vegan skincare as no beeswax is used to make your Lip Balms or Body Butters
If you have sensitive skin or skin allergies, by making your own Body Butter, you can see that you are only using natural ingredients and the Body Butter is also fragrance-free.
Ethical – You can reuse/recycle the box, bottle and tins so you are cutting down on plastic wastage
Creative gift – a fun activity for mother and daughter to do together. They can both enjoy using the natural Lip Balms & Body Butters
Easy to make – Step by step instructions- inc. recipe cards and video tutorials for you
Fragrance-free. Options are provided to add Aromatherapy oils to personalise the Lip Balms and Body Butters.

10% of the profits of the ‘Make Your Own Body Butter & Lip Balm Kit’ will go towards buying more medical equipment and beds in a Medical Centre in Ghana.

Can be purchased on Amazon Prime – www.amazon.co.uk/Make-your-Body-Butter-Balm

 

 

4 – in – 1 VALENTINE’S SPECIALS FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY

Valentine’s Day is around the corner!

Make this year extra special and indulge with the Valentine’s Specials below.

From KwaZulu-Natal:

Brahman Hills & Spa, situated in the heart of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands is a destination of choice for weddings, conferences and idyllic country escapes. It offers both hotel and self-catering accommodation and its extensive facilities include a restaurant, coffee bar, cellar and underground bar, as well as a variety of eventing venues. Nestled amongst rolling hills as far as the eye can see, yet just a stone’s throw away from the N3 Highway, Brahman Hills is easily accessible and central to the famous Midlands Meander, and its Spa has the perfect balance of luxury and African earthiness.

Valentine’s Specials (see attached release)

· Take advantage of the Cupid’s Stay-Over package for R4 560 per couple sharing a hotel room or at R6 160 per couple sharing a one bedroom cottage in the Blue Crane Nature Reserve – valid for the romantic month of February (1-28 February 2019) only. Includes two nights’ accommodation in hotel room, including breakfast; welcome glass of bubbles on arrival; two full body treatments valued at R1 050; Bubbles, chocolate treats and romantic set up in room; one romantic three – course dinner for two in the cellar Restaurant – 89 on Copper (excludes beverages).

While at the Spa (open from 8:00 – 18:00 – seven days a week) you can indulge in:

· the Pamper Me Day package which includes detox juice and fresh fruit skewers (on arrival); four fabulous Spa treatments – a body scrub, a mineral bath, a back of body relaxing massage, and a choice of a pedicure or a head massage or a foot and calf massage and a two-course lunch with glass of bubbles in the Brahman Café. R1 360 per person, available from 1 February – 31 March 2019.

· the Couple’s Pamper Stay-Over package which includes two nights accommodation in hotel room, including breakfast; detox fresh juice and snack on arriving at the Spa for treatment; four Spa treatments: body scrub, mineral bath, back of body relaxing massage and a choice of pedicure or head massage or foot and calf massage, plus one picnic basket and bottles of bubbles per couple. R4 996 per couple sharing in a hotel room, also available from 1 February – 31 March 2019.

To book Tel: +27 (0)33 266 6965 / Email: spa@brahmanhills.co.za

For more information visit www.brahmanhills.co.za

From the Cape:

The 5-star Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa, one of the most unusual hotels in the country (it once was an old power station) is situated on Thesen Islands in Knysna. Accommodation comprises luxury hotel rooms, standard rooms, a honeymoon suite and one Water Club self-catering apartment. It is also home to the Island Café Restaurant with tables overlooking the canals and the cosy Gastro Pub; while the Turbine Water Club offers many options for water-based activities. And for the ultimate in pampering, The Turbine Spa offers a wide full range of body and beauty treatments.

Valentine’s Special (see attached release)
Valentine’s Day Dinner in the elegant Island Café Restaurant at 7pm – R275 per person (includes welcome drink per person, a gift and a Lucky Draw (per couple) – Lucky Draw prizes: 2 x Spa vouchers / Island Café voucher / Water Club Sunset Cruise)

For bookings call reservations on 044 302 5746 or email to reservations@turbinehotel.co.za

For further information visit www.turbinehotel.co.za

The 5-star Sky Villa Boutique Hotel of the Cape Summer Villa Collection situated on a hilltop in Barons View Estate, Plettenberg Bay offers an uninterrupted 360-degree view of the Keurbooms River, Indian Ocean and the Tsitsikamma and Langkloof Mountains and is just five minutes away from the town and Plettenberg Bay Beach. This luxurious boutique hotel offers the ultimate escape with its warm hospitality, cutting-edge design, light-filled interiors, contemporary colours, soft furnishings and lush indigenous gardens. Accommodation comprises 14 luxury rooms tastefully decorated, well-appointed with luxury amenities and all with their own private terrace. The restaurant, which is open to the public, offers seasonal menus and caters for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The hotel boasts a fully equipped gym, plunge pool, bar, Sky Bar (operational during select periods), a fully stocked Wine Cellar, a Snooker Room, state of the art Conference facilities, and also caters for weddings with three venue options. The Sky Villa Boutique Hotel is conveniently located within easy reach of many tourist attractions and the Plettenberg Bay Airport.

Valentine’s Special (see attached release)
Valentine’s Day Dinner – 14 February 2019 – from 6 pm – 9 pm. R995 per couple (includes a 4-course dinner, glass of MCC on arrival and live music provided by Ryan Kidwell). Seats are limited. Booking is essential (phone Sky Villa on 087 550 2967) and a deposit is required.

Reservation contact details: Tel: +27 87 550 2967 / 082 767 3393 / Email: info@skyvilla.co.za

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And in Mpumalanga:

Walkersons Hotel & Spa is an exclusive 5-star, 27-room boutique hotel near Dullstroom located on 800 hectares of peaceful countryside. Its delicious cuisine has long been one of Walkersons’ biggest attractions – The Flying Scotsman and Terrace restaurants cater for both fine dining and light meals for guests and day visitors – along with the unspoilt scenery and fly-fishing in Dullstroom’s famous trout dams. The hotel is ideal for an exclusive weekend break and the perfect venue for a wedding or business conference.

Valentine’s Special (see attached release)
A 35% discount on a one- night stay (Thursday 14 Feb 2019), in either Lakeside or Luxury room on a Dinner, Bed and Breakfast basis. Includes a complimentary glass of bubbles with dinner, and a romantic turndown in room. (Valid only for Thursday 14 February 2019)
AND a 30% discount on a two-night stay (Friday 15 and Saturday 16 February 2019) at either Lakeside or Luxury room Dinner, Bed and Breakfast . Includes a complimentary glass of bubbles with dinner (the Valentine’s Day Dinner menu) on Saturday night and romantic turndown on one of the nights during your stay. Non-resident guests are welcome to indulge in the romantic Valentine’s Dinner on either Thursday 14 or Saturday 16 February, 2019 – R410 per person – includes a complimentary glass of bubbles with dinner. Booking is essential.
Tel: +27 (0)13 253 7000 | Cell: +27 (0)82 807 7507 | E-mail: reservations@walkersons.co.za

I AM ORIGINAL. ARE YOU? the House of 4711… The world-famous classic fragranceestablished in 1792.

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ARE YOU?

The world-famous classic fragrance which has been positively influencing body, mind, and spirit for more than 225 years now. The unique fragrance composition is still a closely guarded secret – learn more here about what makes 4711 Original Eau

     

Mystery travel company srprs.me – both for their trips and their gift cards.

The perfect present for adventurous couples, or those who just can’t decide where to go on their romantic break, srprs.giftcards are unique, as even the sender doesn’t know what they are giving their loved one. The only guarantee is that the trip will take them on a city break to ‘wherever they are meant to go’.

Wrapped in colourful packaging the srprs.giftcards allow the giver to include a personal message and can either be sent by post or delivered personally. The cards take just two working days to be dispatched and are valid for up to two years after issue. Cards can be loaded with any monetary value from £50, which is redeemable against the cost of a trip. Trips during Valentine’s week start from £170 per person.

How does a srprs.me trip work?

How it works

Using the online platform, specify how long you want to be away for (3-5 days for Europe, 7 days for worldwide), your chosen dates, a departure point & favoured flight time and your preferred type of accommodation
2. Note up to three destinations you’d prefer not to travel to for a standard city break, or one destination if you opt for a certain region of Europe (meaning couples can buck the traditionally romantic destinations in favour of somewhere a little more obscure)

3. Receive your dedicated page and srprs.consultant who personally selects the ideal destination, flights and accommodation to deliver the most memorable experience

4. Seven days before departure, you’ll receive the weather forecast for your destination so that you can pack appropriately

5. A couple of days before you go, a scratchcard will arrive in the post. This reveals a code, which is your key to discovering your destination

6. Scratch off the card at the airport, input the code into your phone and surprise! You’re going to…

Make them swoon this Valentine’s Day with Firefly’s ‘Love Potion’

The botanical blend that will have hearts spellbound

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Tired of truffles and not falling for flowers – we’re over seeing the same old Valentine’s Day gifts year in, year out. This Valentine’s Day 2019, Firefly are set to make hearts flutter with something truly unique: a very special limited edition drink, ‘Love Potion’, where each and every bottle is completely personal. Wrapped in an eye-catching design, each bottle features one of 50 handwritten, passion-filled love notes, while each lip print is utterly unique, meaning no two bottles are the same.

The cheeky but charming juice is made up of a tasty and naughty blend of juice and botanicals. A sensual blend of passion fruit and, blueberry spiced up with nature’s naughtiest botanicals like cacao and Angelica (pssst… Mother Nature’s aphrodisiac). The elixir is sure to keep your significant other under your spell.

Break free from cliche cards and predictable presents, and get hearts racing with with Love Potion.

Available in-store exclusively at Harvey Nichols from the 14th of January, and online nationwide from Ocado from the 1st of January, make sparks fly this Valentine’s Day with the perfect playful gift.

Greece: Euphoria Retreat Weekend Escape

With a backdrop of the blanketed Peloponnese, this short but sweet weekend away is the perfect kick-start for a new and improved couples’ lifestyle together. Designed to enhance your body’s vitality; get lost in nature together or explore your innovative sides with creative talks and workshops. There will be no tension left between you after rejuvenating bodywork and de-stressing aromatherapy massages. You’ll leave the spa positively glowing after experience showers, an antioxidant facial which improves blood circulation or in their Finnish sauna to pamper and rejuvenate together.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights in Euphoria Retreat from £1,945pp. Price includes breakfast, a wellness programme and return private transfers.

Switzerland: Grand Resort Bad Ragaz Therapeutic Relaxation

In the foothills of the Swiss Alps, overlooking lush vineyards, this luxurious wellness haven is the perfect place to experience a renewed sense of physical and mental well-being. Alongside a variety of group classes and sports to enjoy together; mountain biking, or skiing, you can truly relax with sound waves meditation, yoga and cinema evenings. In the traditional spa, where they combine local thermal waters and holistic expertise, you can experience a variety of treatments and experiences. The treatments are designed to fuel your vital organs leaving you both energised.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 5 nights at Grand Resort Bad Ragaz from £2,510pp. Price includes breakfast, a relaxation programme and return transfers.

Portugal: Pine Cliffs Fusion Fitness

Set on the breath-taking coastline of the Algarve, Pine Cliffs is an ideal wellness haven for fitness inspired couples. Support each other in increasing strength, flexibility and overall well-being, whether it be in the gym, on the beach, paddle boarding, or enjoying competitive rivalry on the courts with private tennis coaching. Unwind together with yoga and meditation and explore various spa treatments including couples’ massage, Thai massage and Shiatsu in their award-winning spa. Reward yourselves and indulge in guilt-free fine healthy cuisine with a choice of restaurants.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Pine Cliffs from £1,535pp. Price includes breakfast, with a Fusion Fitness programme, and return private transfers.

Italy: Lefay Fusion Fitness

Delve into a Valentine’s wellness escape in the country from where the word “romance” originates. Let the chic Italian charm encapsulate you both, while enjoying an expansive range of fitness activities, from personal training to aqua gym, Tai Chi and yoga. Work up a sweat together then relax in the spa; where she can have a tension relieving message, and he can enjoy a rejuvenating facial, specifically tailored for men. You’ll be sure to return home stronger and more revived in yourselves and your relationship.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Lefay from £1,945pp. Price includes breakfast, a Fusion Fitness programme and return private transfers.

Spain: Marbella Club Mindful Triathlon

Guarded by the Sierra Blanca Mountains and kissed by the Mediterranean Sea, Marbella Club promises wiser holistic well-being and the joy of slow living. Feel the warm Spanish sun caress your skin during morning beach runs together or get the heart pumping and have fun during a circuits session. Discover each other upside-down with aerial yoga and strengthen both your relationship and your practice with a blend of yoga styles. With your new focus on mindfulness, you will deeply enjoy the luxury of thermal seawater rituals with Thalassotherapy to leave you both feeling cleansed, pampered and relaxed.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights in Marbella Club from £1,945pp. Price includes breakfast, a mindful triathlon programme and return private transfers.

Cyprus: Ayii Anargyri Healing

Combine an idyllic setting with indulgent treatments on Ayii Anargyri’s blissful healing spa programme. Love will truly be in the air as you unwind together in the tranquil and inviting environment these mineral-rich spring waters bring. Re-balance with exclusive spa rituals, nourished with natural Spring water which is also channelled to their three heavenly hydrotherapy pools. Once you’ve achieved an emotional equilibrium, head to one of their gourmet restaurants for a romantic meal in intimate ambience, compiled of locally sourced Mediterranean cuisine and an extensive wine collection.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Ayii Anargyri from £830pp. Price includes full board, with a healing programme, and return transfers.

Sri Lanka: Santani Re-balancing Bliss

For the ultimate in luxury romance, treat yourselves to an unforgettable wellness spa experience along the pristine verdant highlands of Sri Lanka. Indulge with a plethora of soul-lifting treatments for a transformative reboot and build internal strength with a range of activities to boost fitness levels and enhance physical endurance. Reconnect with each other and reach a new level of consciousness for a truly bespoke wellness experience. Recalibrate from head-to-toe with group yoga, guided hikes and a calming dip in the salt-water pools for the ultimate Valentines experience.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Santani from £2,135pp. Price includes accommodation, full-board, with a spa programme, and return private transfers.

Bali Discover Recover

Known as the island of the Gods, and one of the most popular islands in the Indonesian archipelago, escape on a Valentine’s adventure to the idyllic island of blissful Bali. From jungle and rice paddy treks, to volcano hikes and guided village cycling tours, there is no end of exciting ways to keep active and explore the island together. Continue to explore local culture and traditions during visits to sacred temples and experience Ubud’s famed monkey forest. Recover from your adventures in one of five luxury wellness retreats with therapeutic spa treatments and revitalising wellness activities, including yoga, Pilates and meditation.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 10 nights in Bali from £2,680pp. Price includes accommodation, a Discover Recover programme, half or full-board and return transfers.

India: Atmantan Fusion Fitness

They say variety is the spice of life. So, if you’re the kind of couple who likes to mix up high intensity with deep relaxation, why not combine them with an exclusive Fusion Fitness holiday at Atmantan in India. Indecisive couples can choose from a range of options to bring variety to their workout. After you’ve challenged yourselves with Bootcamp training and group hiking, why not quieten your mind with private meditation classes, equipping you with tools to take home. If you’ve pushed each other to the limit with a kick boxing workout, then reward yourselves with invigorating massages for a much-deserved treat.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Atmantan from £2,115pp. Price includes a Fusion Fitness programme, accommodation, full-board and return private transfers.

South Africa: Karkloof Safari Spa & Yoga

The couple that travel together, stay together. Well this year, up your Valentine’s game with a long-haul spa and yoga break to Karkloof Safari Spa in South Africa. A one-of-a-kind romantic oasis awaits you, with an added adventurous element of astonishing wildlife surrounding the 2000-hectare reserve. Relax together at the award-winning spa and indulge in a wide range of exotic spa treatments from uplifting grapefruit facials to black pepper scrubs. After a fruitful cleanse, discover the jewels of the African jungle with a fascinating Safari game drive and thundering waterfall for memories that will last a lifetime. Delve into the restaurant’s nutritious and organic cuisine with a backdrop of splendid African sunsets.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Karkloof Safari Spa from £4,210pp. Price is all-inclusive, with a spa programme and return private transfers.

For advice, guidance and booking visit www.healthandfitnesstravel.com or call 0203 397 8891

Valentine’s day prep: The ultimate breakfast in bed by Tefal

This Valentine’s Day – make your partner feel super loved with the ultimate breakfast in bed.

For some inspiration, Tefal wtith a little help from KRUPS has compiled some of the key components to show your other half that you’ve really gone the extra mile.

From the perfect coffee blend, to a heart shaped waffles – not forgetting the sunniest of eggs..

One egg for THE ONE

Tefal One Egg Wonder
Available from Tesco
RRP: £10.50

The Tefal 12cm One Egg Wonder is great for frying the perfect egg. It can also be used to sauté vegetables heat up sauces, fry spices and more.

Couples Coffee

Available from Argos and Amazon
Black – RRP: £899.99
Metal – RRP: £949.99
Chrome – RRP: £999.99
Boasting intuitive OLED touch controls and an intelligent Bluetooth connection, KRUPS has launched its most state of the art bean-to-cup coffee machine yet, designed for the connected coffee connoisseur. Equipped with KRUPS Quattro Force, every stage of coffee making is optimised, with a grind quality that is 20% faster*, ultra-flat tamping for a uniform crema, perfect percolation for full-bodied flavour and automatic cleaning for easy upkeep. KRUPS one-touch offers 15 drink options; seven black coffees, five white coffees, extra shot or dark setting for a more robust coffee. And unlike other machines, its double milk spouts means that you can prepare two different drinks at the same time. Should you prefer tea, adjust the three temperature settings to your preferred taste. Straight from your smartphone, and from the comfort of the sofa, customise your drink, create and save favourites, track your coffee consumption and monitor the machine’s maintenance.
* KRUPS Quattro Force system, for barista-quality grinding up to 20% faster than its predecessors
**Espresso, double espresso, double coffee cappuccino, double cappuccino macchiato, double macchiato, double americano, Green tea, black tea, herbal tea, ristretto and frothed milk.

Surely it’s not Valentine’s without something heart-shaped

Tefal Snack Collection
RRP: £74.99, £14.99 per individual set of plates
Available from Debenhams, Argos, Lakeland and Amazon
Tefal’s Snack machine is a sandwich toaster and snack maker that caters to different style sandwiches. With its set of 16 grill plates. The Snack Collection® has something for everyone. With ingenious box-style storage, the machine is supplied with two sets of plates for toasted-sandwiches and waffles, including a recipe book per collectable plate. The plates are removable, have a non-stick coating and are dishwasher-safe. It has a power of 700W and is complete with a light indicator that displays when the device has pre-heated and is ready to cook. Simply press the power button to switch on/off and let the machine do the work for you. Collectable plate styles are as follows: bagels, biscuits, mini financiers, mini madeleines, heart-shaped waffles, mini-waffles, bratseli (swiss cookies), toasted sandwich triangles, club sandwich, panini/grill, wafers, french toast, pancakes, pasties, doughnuts and dutch baby pancakes.
If you’re a smooth operator

Tefal Blendforce II

RRP: £34.99

Available in black or white from Amazon

The Blendforce II adds affordable style and high-performance to any kitchen. Available in white or black, the Blendforce has a durable 600W motor, four removable stainless-steel blades and a tapered 2L (1.25L working capacity) plastic jug – offering smoother than ever blends, purees and even crushed ice. Featuring a two-speed (plus pulse) rotary dial for custom blending, there’s also its Secure Lock System that stops the blender if the jug is loose, as well as a handy filling hole to add extra ingredients on the go. The blades, jug and lid are all removable and dishwasher safe and Blendforce II also comes with Tefal’s 10-year repair guarantee.

Perhaps your other half is veggie or vegan?

Tefal Veggie Pan

RRP: £38

Available from: Amazon, John Lewis & Sainsbury’s

Created exclusively for cooking healthy and delicious vegetables, Tefal’s Veggie Pan, a UK first, guarantees perfectly cooked veg full of flavour, juices and up to 30% more vitamin C. The pan features a green Bakelite handle, ovensafe up to 175C for one hour, as well as a veggie-green Thermo-Spot and heat indicator pattern, which turns from purple to green when the optimum temperature for cooking vegetables, 140C, is reached. The unique stone effect surface features an extremely resistant, ceramic non-stick coating composed of up to 90% minerals for added durability, which means the Veggie Pan is tough enough to withstand all types of utensils without scratching – even metal ones – and can be easily cleaned by hand or in the dishwasher.

It’s red hot

Tefal Loft Toaster in Red

Toaster – RRP: £74.99

Also Available in Blue, Black, White and Cream from Curry’s

Add a touch of style to your kitchen worktop with Loft, the latest Tefal Breakfast set inspired by traditional British ceramics. The toaster has four extra-wide slots, ideal for thin and thick slices of bread, as well as bagels, crumpets etc. There is a defrost, reheat and stop setting as well as seven browning levels and two toasting chambers so you can toast two or four slices at once – enough to feed one or breakfast for the whole family. The high-lift lever makes it easy to grab small items, like English muffins, without burning your fingers, while two removable crumb trays – one on each side – keep the worktop tidy. Just slide the trays out to discard the crumbs and keep your Tefal toaster in tip-top condition.

Valentine’s Gift Idea! SpermCheck FERTILITY ! Home Test For Men indicates Normal or Low Sperm Count. @ BOOTS

Spermcheck® Fertility EASY AT-HOME TEST FOR SPERM COUNT

SpermCheck Fertility makes it easy and affordable for men to check their own sperm count quickly and discreetly at home, without the bother, embarrassment, and expense of a doctor’s visit. With thousands of tests sold worldwide since 2010, SpermCheck continues to be an essential tool for men trying to help their partners conceive. It is the only at-home male fertility test sold in Boots in the UK.
In 2010, SpermCheck was approved for the EU: CE mark approval CE0843. SpermCheck manufacturers hold the Full Quality Assurance System Approval Certificate indicating compliance under Annex IV, section 3 of Council Directive 98/79/EC on In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices.

Test Overview
• SpermCheck Fertility measures the levels of SP-10 in a semen sample collected at home
• SpermCheck Fertility is the only FDA-approved home male fertility test that utilizes state-of-the- art lateral-flow immunoassay technology
• Results indicate normal or low sperm count
• Results are guaranteed accurate and ready to view in 7 minutes
• All components of the SpermCheck Fertility test are 100% made in the U.S.A

Scientific Papers for SpermCheck Fertility
• Coppola MA, Klotz KL, Kim K-a, Cho HY, Kang J, Shetty J. Howards SS, Flickinger CJ, and Herr JC. SpermCheck Fertility, an immunodiagnostic home test that detects normozoospermia and severe oligozoospermia. Hum Reprod2010; 00: 1-9.
• Bjorndahl L,Kirkman-Brown J, Hart G, Rattle S, Barratt CL. Development of a novel home sperm test. Hum Reprod2006; 21:145-149.
• Herr JC, Flickinger CJ, Homyk M, Lotz K, John E. Biotchemical and morphological characterization of the intra-acrosomal antigen SP-10 from human sperm. Biol Reprod 1990; 42:181-193
• Kurth BE, Klotz K, Flickinger CJ, Herr JC. Localization of sperm antigen SP-10 during the six stages of the cycle of the seminiferous epithelium in man. Biol Reprod 1991; 44:814-821.
• Kurth BE, Wright RM, Flickinger CH, Herr JC. Stage-specific detection of mRNA for the sperm antigen SP-10 in human testes. Anat Rec 1993; 236:619-625.
• Mankveld R, Wong WY, Lombard CJ, Wetzels AM, Thomas CM, Merkus HM, Steegers-Theunissen RP. Semen parameters, including WHO and strict criteria morphology, in a fertile and subfertile population; an effort towards standardization of invivo thresholds. Hum Reprod 2001; 16:1165-1171

Timeline
1992: ContraVac, Inc., the company that developed and obtained FDA approval for SpermCheck Fertility, was founded by Dr. John Herr, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Contraceptive and Reproductive Health at the University of Virginia
2010: Dr. Herr discovers SP-10, a sperm-specific antigen contained in the head of the sperm (acrosome) and obtains to U.S patents for
the antigen:
• Patent Number 5,436,157 – Human Intra-Acrosomal Sperm Antigen
• Patent Number 5,602,005 – Primate Intra-Acrosomal Sperm Antigen for Use in a Contraceptive Vaccine
2010: SpermCheck Fertility at-home test concept is developed and published in the journal Human Reproduction
2010–2018: SpermCheck Fertility is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2010 and is successfully marketed online. It is the only male home fertility test in the retail space, and is sold at Walgreens, CVS, and Rite Aid in the U.S.A., and Boots in the UK
• FDA 510 (k) number K100341
2018: On May 1, ContraVac, Inc. is acquired by and becomes a subsidiary of DNA Diagnostics Center, Inc. (DDC). Initiatives begin to expand the reach of the SpermCheck Fertility product on Amazon as well as to a wider global market
• The test received CE mark approval CE0843 in 2010
• SpermCheck Fertility manufacturers hold the EC Certificate – Full Quality Assurance System Approval Certificate indicating compliance under Annex IV, section 3 of Council Directive 98/79/EC on In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices
• SpermCheck Fertility is the only home male fertility test sold in Boots in the UK

LOOK AFTER YOUR HEART THIS VALENTINE’S DAY

WITH FIBRE-RICH OATS

Whether you’re looking for love or just want to boost your heart health this Valentine’s Day, start your day with a steaming bowl of fibre-rich, 100% wholegrain oats to help lower cholesterol and keep your arteries clear.

A recent World Health Organization review revealed eating more fibre, found in wholegrain cereals such as oats, can drastically cut people’s chances of heart disease and early death. Every daily serving of wholegrain has been estimated to lower the risk of death from cardiovascular disease by nine per cent. Heart disease is the leading cause of death globally, with high blood cholesterol being one of the biggest risk factors.

Dr Jenna Macciochi, a UK doctor in immunology, (www.drjennamacciochi.com) specialises in the close relationship between nutrition, lifestyle & the immune system in health & disease. She says:

“The humble oat is a fibre-rich superfood and therefore one of the best wholegrain options for you to include in your diet. Wholegrains can have a positive effect on blood pressure, which is an important marker of cardiovascular health, which in turn lessons the risk of coronary artery disease and strokes.

“Oats are also a great source of important vitamins, minerals and antioxidants too, giving you the perfect excuse to include them in your daily diet.”

NEW Whites Jumbo Organic 750gBut don’t just settle for any old oats. Because as White’s (www.whitesoats.co.uk) knows, not all oats are created equal, especially its multi-award winning Jumbo Organic Oats which stand head and shoulders above the rest.

These hearty and delicious organic oat flakes are gently steamed and rolled for a supremely creamy taste and hearty texture. While they are larger in size, they also have a greater nutrient profile and a lower GI than many of the quick cooking instant porridge oats, helping to release energy slowly throughout the morning. Like all White’s organic oats, its Jumbo Organic Oats are grown by its trusted 30 British Organic Arable farmers, some of whom have been pioneering organic farming since the 1970s.

White’s has over 175 years of heritage, expertise, craft and passion crammed into every single oat kernel. It’s this care and uncompromising quality that delivers the distinctive texture and creamy taste of White’s Oats, which are also high in fibre, naturally low in saturated fat and with no added salt or sugar.

Winner of 49 Great Taste Awards over 10 consecutive years and certified by the UK Soil Association, White’s Jumbo Organic Oats are available in a 750g pack from Waitrose and all leading supermarkets in Northern Ireland, RRP £2.10.

Now available in new, recyclable packaging.

Want to look after your Valentine’s heart health as well as your own? Check out these oat-inspired recipes from White’s Oats, perfect for Valentine’s Day:

SWEETHEART SEMI-FREDDO LIME, COCONUT AND AVOCADO CHEESECAKES

Cool creamy avocado works so well with the rich chocolatey date base.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 1-2 minutes

Makes 4

Ingredients

75g (3oz) White’s Apple, Cranberry and Raspberry Granola

50g (2oz) White’s Organic Jumbo Oats

50g (2oz) coconut oil

4 Medjool dates, pitted

25g (1oz) unblanched almonds

1 tbsp. raw cacao powder

4 ripe avocados

1 lime – finely grated rind and juice

2-3 tbsp. agave nectar

100g (31/2oz) cream cheese

Dark chocolate hearts and cocoa powder to decorate

Method

1. Line the base of 4 x 10cm (4in) x (3cm /1/4in deep) fluted tart tins with baking parchment.

2. Melt the coconut oil in a small saucepan. Pour half the coconut oil into a food processor and add the dates, almonds, oats, and cacao powder and whizz to a coarse paste. Divide between the tart tins and press down evenly with the back of a spoon. Chill until ready to use.

3. Halve the avocados and discard the stone. Place the avocado flesh, remaining coconut oil, lime rind and juice, agave nectar and cream cheese into a food processor and whizz to a smooth paste. Divide between the tart tins and level the surface. Freeze for 2 hours until firm enough to turn out onto serving plates. Scatter over the granola. Decorate with dark chocolate hearts. Dust with cocoa powder to serve.

Cook’s tip

This creamy pudding makes a great recipe for Valentine’s Day. When made, place a heart shaped cookie cutter on top of the cheesecakes and sprinkle the granola into the cutter. Carefully remove the cutter leaving the granola heart decoration in place. Decorate with chocolate hearts and cocoa as above.

CHOCOLATE BEETROOT CUPCAKES

Everybody loves a chocolate cupcake, and these will be no exception!

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Preparation time: 15-20 minutes

Cooking time: 30-35 minutes

Makes: 12

Ingredients

75g (3oz) White’s Organic Jumbo Oats

25g (1oz) White’s Apple, Cranberry & Raspberry Granola

75g (3oz) cocoa powder

100g (31/2oz) plain flour

2 tsp baking powder

250g (9oz) cooked, peeled beetroot in natural juices, drained

3 large eggs

200ml (7fl oz.) sunflower oil

1 tsp vanilla bean paste

250g (9oz) caster sugar

125g (41/2oz) white chocolate

4 tbsp. cream cheese

Method

Preheat the oven to 180*C/fan oven 160*C/Gas mark 4. Line 12 holes in a muffin tin with paper cases.
Sift the cocoa powder and flour into a large bowl and stir in the oat bran and baking powder. Place the beetroot, eggs, sunflower oil and vanilla bean paste into a food processor and whizz until smooth. Stir into the flour mixture with the caster sugar and beat until well combined. Divide between the paper cases and bake for 25-30 minutes until risen and firm to the touch. Cool on a wire rack.
Melt the chocolate in a bowl set over a simmering pan of water. Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly. Beat in the cream cheese until thick and glossy. Divide between the cupcakes and spread evenly. Sprinkle over the granola to serve.

Cook’s tip

Look out for ready cooked beetroot in the fresh fruit and vegetable aisles of the supermarket – make sure you choose beetroot in natural juices not dipped in vinegar.

For more oat-inspired recipes from White’s, go to: http://www.whitesoats.co.uk/recipes

GIOTECK CREATE TWO RED VALENTINE EDITION HEADSETS YOU’LL LOVE AND USE FOR YEARS TO COME

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Romantic-red headsets make the perfect gift for gamers in love with their consoles or music lovers married to their mobiles

Gioteck launch two vibrant red headsets in time for Valentine’s Day – making the perfect fun, bright and affordable gift for game or music lovers.

Both the TX-30 and TX-40 are compatible with all major gaming and mobile devices. At only £19.99 inc., VAT*, the TX-30 offers funky red and black looks and impressive audio at an amazing price whilst the striking white and red TX-40 delivers high end styling at an incredible £24.99 inc. VAT*.

ABOUT THE GIOTECK TX-30

The TX-30 in red is available now for £19.99 at Argos

www.argos.co.uk/product/8803883

Works with Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PS4, mobile – multi-format 3.5mm jack

Vibrant colour selection; pillarbox red, funky-pink, electric-blue and neon-green

Ultra-clear chat with minimal feedback – talk is pin sharp and crystal clear

Powerful audio, via high impact 40mm drivers – incredible immersive sound

Robust, lightweight – solid, uncompromising build quality

Ultra-soft Alacantra® cushioning – because comfort is everything

Inline mic, mute and volume – for instant fingertip control

ABOUT THE GIOTECK TX-40 

The TX-40 in white/red is available now for £24.99 at Argos

www.argos.co.uk/product/8803890

 

Works with Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PS4, mobile & more - multi-format 3.5mm jack

Slick styling – ice white with chili red finish or copper and matt black

Ultra-clear chat with minimal feedback – talk is pin sharp and crystal clear

Powerful audio, via high impact 40mm drivers – incredible immersive sound

Robust, lightweight – solid, uncompromising build quality

Ultra-soft Alacantra® cushioning – because comfort is everything

Inline mic, mute and volume – for instant fingertip control

ABOUT THE TX RANGE

Gioteck’s all new TX Range is built for a demanding new generation of gamers and music lovers. One year in research & development, all TX headsets deliver an impeccable blend of features, quality and design – letting you game and go in style.

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