There’s nothing like telling the love of your life how much they mean to you and although you can do so any day of the year, Valentine’s Day is a special opportunity to crank up the romance in your life. For this reason, I have been working to put together a few Vancouver-specific Valentine’s Day packages and the first prizes that came to my mind are the following:
Fairmont Pacific Rim’s Willow Stream Spa
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Recently ranked within the Top Ten Luxury Hotels in Canada, the Fairmont Pacific Rim is home to the Willow Stream Spa. There is a wide range of services available from facials and pedicures to special package deals. Not to jump the gun, but the Fairmont Pacific Rim also offers several services as a part of their “Perfect Proposal” package.
My contest winner will enjoy a 60-minute side-by-side massage with their partner followed by time on the exclusive spa terrace with hot tubs, couples’ lounge, and steam room.
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Vancouver’s own Mink Chocolates is located between Cordova and Hastings on the plaza that would be Hornby Street. They have a cafe that will take your senses for a whirl, serving up treats such as Chocolate Chai, the Minknog Latte, personal s’mores-style fondue, and belgian waffles. Of course the main attraction is their chocolate – my personal favourites being Mermaidâ€™s Choice (burnt caramel, fleur de sel, rosemary), Key Lime (lime in white chocolate ganache in dark chocolate), and Open in Case of Emergency (mint & Kentucky bourbon).
My contest winner will receive an “Oh, Baby!” gift box of chocolate bars and a 16 piece assortment of bonbons – perfect for sharing.
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Banana Republic’s “Wildbloom” Eau de Parfum launched Valentine’s Day and they have offered a 50ml bottle (value $60) to add to my prize package.
The new scent is described as “soft and feminine” with notes of “guava, pear skin, kumquat, and pink grapefruit on top of light exotic floral notes and the warm, woodsy scents of patchouli, sandalwood, musk, and pink suede at the base.”
Here’s how you can win this Valentine’s Day ‘Spa and Chocolates’ giveaway:
When you book your spa appointment, make some extra time to stop by Mink Chocolates (about 5 minutes away on foot) to see the cafe and pick up your chocolates. One winner will be drawn at random from all entries next Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 9:00am. If you would like to use an anonymous name so your partner doesn’t know you’ve entered or won the contest, please be sure to provide a valid email address for the sake of prize notification.
Update The winner is Lori (with a comment February 3, 2011 at 2:43 PM) – congratulations!
Fine print: This contest is open to all residents of BC.