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How To Have The Perfect Date With Bae At Home On Valentine's Day

Going out isn’t everyone’s strong suit. Also, we think it’s quite overrated. There’s no hint of subtlety left in the way love is expressed in bars and fine dines.  So, if you want to keep things on the simpler side with your better half, read on.

Set The Mood


Lights

If you have to stay indoors, mood is key. In order to put that together, you need two things- lighting and fragrance. No matter what you say, a nice-looking home makes all the difference. For lighting, put up a string of fairy lights. 

For Fairylights: Annabella in Bandra, or the Crawford market in SoBo for a cheaper deal. 

Shell Out: INR 300 onward at Crawford; and INR 700 onward at Annabella.

Lightning Stores

Annabella

Passion Flower CHS, Shop 5, Pali Mala Road, Bandra West, Mumbai

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Fragrances

At the end the day, you want to come back to a space that helps you unwind with bae, and slowly calms you down. If you both are working, you'll need just the right fragrance for your home, because it almost always does the job. 

For Fragrances: Inside Out Innovative Designs in Bandra. This store’s made for people who love sweet-smelling spaces, and is perfect if you’re looking to pick up candles, lamps, oils, aromatic sachets, diffusers and potpourri. Don't miss out on their incense sticks if you do visit this store.

Shell Out: INR 400 onward

Home Décor Stores

Inside Out Innovative Designs

Dunhill Dome, Shop 1, St. John Road, Bandra West, Mumbai

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Eat Your Way To Love

Candle Light Dinner-My Home Bistro

While the idea of cooking for your bae is romantic, it can get tiring. To solve that problem, allow My Home Bistro to step in. Although they usually only set up dinners for up to 10-12 people, but you can request for a meal for two.

What They Offer: The meal will be French, and is usually a 3 or 5-course-meal with wine pairings for each dish, and starts with an amuse bouche, a salad, soup, a main course and a dessert.

Shell Out: You pay INR 5,000 for a non-vegetarian spread and INR 4,500 for a vegetarian fare that's inclusive of two glasses of wine, cutlery, and five items.

Raise A Glass

Home-Delivered Alcohol

Because what can a perfect evening be without any wine in it, right? There are wine shops that do home-delivery across the length and breadth of this city, and are happy to be your rescuers (at an additional cost, though) Get in some wine (or Old Monk with Coke and lemon) and you're sorted for a cozy, romantic date night with bae. 

Order Drinks From: Goregaonkar Wine Shop in Bandra; Shankari if you're an Andheri-ite. 

Shell Out: Rates depend on which brand and what quantity you call for. 

Casual Dining

Shankari Restaurant & Bar

Juhu Versova Link Road, Kapaswadi, Andheri West, Mumbai

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Binge-Watching/Listening With BAE

Download Streo For Live Gig Screenings

If you and your partner share a common interest for watching music gigs, we've found an app for you. Streo lets you live stream gigs from all over the world, including those that are happening in Mumbai.

What It Offers: The app, which is available for download on both iOs and Android, allows you to choose by artist or venue to listen to past and present music concerts. Check out the Streo app on Android and IoS now! 

It's Movie Time

Well, a date at home will not be complete without getting into your pyjamas, cuddling with your partner to watch an episode of your favourite show together.

We'd Pick: Love Actually, 10 Things I Hate About You, You've Got Mail, The Holiday, 500 Days Of Summer

P.S: If you're a couple that lives on slapstick comedy, you could do Bhagam Bhag, Hera Pheri and kinds like that (we love 'em all!)