1. Blend a custom perfume
Who doesn’t love a personalized gift? Book a custom perfume workshop for two. GN Perfume Studio presents a museum-worthy collection of scents, and they give you enough time to play with it. If you’re not a perfume person, opt to make home fragrances like diffusers and candles.
GN Perfume Studio: 19 Bangbae-ro 42-gil, Bangbae-dong. Other locations in Myungdong and Itaewon; 070-4521-7737. $35 for 30ml, $50 for 50ml bottle.
2. Brew a love potion
This exhibit ponders the centuries-old question of how love develops over time. Explore one couple’s relationship as you walk through the ten rooms in this interactive installation in the historic Buam district of Seoul. Participating artists are Kim Hyun Soo, Shinliart, Ahn Min Jung, eAeon + Hong Eun Hee, Jung Bo Young, Hong Ji Joon, Bob Carey, Hsin Wang, Irma Gruenholz and Taku Bannai. Love Potion is on display until March 4.
Seoul Museum: 201 Buam-dong, Jongno-gu; 02-395-0100. 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. $9 for adults, $7 for students.
3. See M/M Paris’s Love/Love exhibit
For all art-loving couples, Love/Love exhibit is another great option closer to metro Seoul area. Artistic agency M/M is best known for their creative direction and collaborations, most recently with J.W. Anderson and Louis Vuitton. Love/Love installation ends on March 18.
Hyundai Card Storage: 248 Itaewon-ro, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu; 02-2014-7850. 12 – 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 12 – 6 p.m. Sunday. $5 for adults, $4 for students.
4. Splurge on a gourmet wine dinner
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A three course dinner with wine pairing is the classic Valentine’s Day option. Enjoy yours with a gorgeous view of Seoul. Conrad Seoul in Yeouido offers Valentine’s Day dining options at 37 Grill or Atrio. Dinner starts from $110 for one from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and $145 from 8 to 10 p.m. Enjoy unlimited wine for $55 from 10:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Conrad Seoul: 10 Gukjegeumyung-ro, Yeoeuido-dong; 02-6137-7110 (37 Grill) or 7120 (Atrio).
5. Relax with a couple’s spa
End the Valentine’s Day weekend with a relaxing massage and private spa. S Class Spa offers exactly that with a complimentary wine and cheese platter.
S Class Spa: 547 BK Tower Samsung-ro, Gangnam (Near COEX); 02-556-8155. 10:30 a.m. – 6:00 a.m. $99 an hour and up.
How are you planning to spend this Valentine’s Day? Please let us know below!