Your Valentine’s Day Romantic Dates & Gift Guide!

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Valentine's Day

Happy Monday! :D Are you wondering what to do this Valentine’s Day? A couple of you requested for Valentine’s Day romantic dates & special gift ideas for your significant others… And so I thought- why not turn this into a blog post ay? :D


Love- Starts With You, and Me…

Can we first just agree- Self-love looks gorgeous on any and everyone!

Someone wise once said: when you fall in love with yourself, you are better able to love others, from that beautiful overflow…

So Yes! Whether, you are ‘booed up’ or not, this post is for you too! I’ve tried to make a list that even single guys and girls can partake…

And since love is an everyday gift; feel free to refer to this blog post way after Valentine’s Day.  :)



Source: Denise Johnson, Unsplash



To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness~Robert Morley



Your Valentine’s Day Romantic Dates : Where to Go and What to Do!

In Part 1 of our Guide, we explore Valentine’s Day romantic dates ideas> places to go + things to do…


Intimate Dinner For Two…

With the usual flurry of activity on Valentine’s Day, being in the CBD can get nauseating… So, how about a getaway for an intimate dinner, at the Talisman Restaurant?

It is well out of town, in Karen, and the ambiance makes for the perfectly intimate setting.




  • This Valentine’s Day, the Talisman will have a live band, from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm.
  • Check out my Talisman post HERE for more details on the costs, food and location.



Paint Your Love: Drop In For A Painting Class!

Create some Valentine’s Day romantic dates magic together and add a pop of colour into your love life, with a painting class!

I discovered that the Nairobi Art Center will have drop-in classes on Valentine’s Day, between 10am & 5pm.

This means that anyone can drop by for a class…  In case you can’t make the given timings on Valentine’s, you can always schedule for a class over the weekend!

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P.S. They provide painting supplies in case you don’t have any.


  • Call +254 727 415 678 in advance to make your booking and to ensure the Instructor is available.
  • It costs Kes.1,500 per hour, so be on time to make the most of this fun experience!


Pamper Yourselves with a Spa Treat

Let’s be honest- nothing beats a good Spa day to get you feeling the love, right? :) Every woman, and (man!) deserves a day of lighthearted pampering.

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And lucky for you, Spa Dreaming, has the most amazing deals from Nairobi’s best Spas; like the Sankara Nairobi Health Club, and Kaya Spa at the Tribe Hotel.



  • They have Spa offers from as low as 2,250 for Valentine’s Day, depending on your package and the Spa you choose.
  • Call them on +254 780 638 463 to find out more and make your booking.


A Cozy Breakfast Surprise! 

Is it me, or are breakfast dates simply the best? :D I reckon that it makes for a special way to start off your Valentine’s Day…

Plan to wake up a little earlier and discover a new Cafe together for breakfast. Luckily, Nairobi has seen a lot of cute, cozy and quaint cafes crop up recently… So the options are endless!

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Weekend Road-trip Getaway

I am a big believer that any day is a good day for a road-trip! ;)

Fill up on gas, pack a bag and drive off to the sunset, wherever the roads might lead! Okay, but to be safe- call ahead, as most places might be fully booked over Valentines!

>>My favorite places to end up after a road-trip would have to be Serena Mountain Lodge and Lemon Valley Farm.





For The Adventure Lovers… Indoor Rock Climbing:

Challenge yourselves with indoor rock climbing at Climb Blue Sky, in Diamond Plaza, Parklands. It’s a fun way to spend time together, while testing your patience and limits… :)

They have a day pass, for Kes. 800, and Kes.1,200 (if you require shoes)


  • Call +254 792 790 087 to find out more.
  • Wear well-fitting, comfortable clothes that will allow a good stretch for climbing.
  • Also, check out my posts on GP Karting and on Horse Riding for more adventurous dates ideas.

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Sun-downer Date With a City View…

With Valentine’s Day being on a week day, a sun-downer date at Park Inn By Radisson, in Parklands sure sounds like a good idea, no? :D

The scenic city views of the Nairobi skyline at their rooftop restaurant, The Attic, make for a romantic date setting…

It’s also perfectly located for a quick staycation, if you’re looking to have a special night in.


Image Source: Park Inn By Radisson



  • Check out my post on Park inn by Radisson HERE
  • They’ll have a live band, and special Valentine’s Dinner at Kes. 4,500… And more surprises for their staycation guests! :)


Biggest Tip>>Check out for Part 2 of this Post: Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Him and Her! :)



In all matters of the heart, I trust that it’s truly the thought that counts… So, remember to go with your heart, this Valentine’s Day.

P.S. Always let your loved ones know that you care, because life is too short otherwise… :)


I appreciate you for reading! Did you find this Valentine’s Day romantic dates ideas post useful? Is there something you’d like to add to the list?

Leave a comment below with your input/questions or feedback!


<<Sending You Love and Light>>





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  • Reply
    February 12, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    Woooow thanks so much for sharing this post its timely I need to love me first Yeeey

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      March 1, 2019 at 4:25 pm

      Yees! Now you have lots of date ideas to last you the entire year! ;) ;)

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    February 12, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    Thank you for providing modern solutions to modern problems… This is a timely piece

    • Reply
      Scrapbook Journeys
      March 1, 2019 at 4:25 pm

      Hahaha! It is my absolute pleasure to share! :D Hope you had a good one! :)

  • Reply
    February 11, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    Mmmhhh I believe on self love and many think am loosing my mind because I believe in “love yourself first then extend it to others”

    For this Ideas you shared I will use them in future, let me just take notes and wait for more posts

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      February 11, 2019 at 9:57 pm

      You are definitely going at life the right way Jeen! So keep going on that self-love journey! :D Thank you for reading! Bless You!

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    Susan Mwenda
    February 11, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    Loved all the great ideas. Including the breakfast ideas were my favorite.

    • Reply
      Scrapbook Journeys
      February 11, 2019 at 9:56 pm

      Yaay Susan! I am thrilled to see someone else loves breakfast dates as much as I do! Thank you for reading, and Happy Valentine’s Day! :)

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    Stom Wabuko
    February 11, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    I’m going through this like I have a test on it later. Just learnt more about Park Inn through this post.
    Hopefully I will come back with my testimony after Valentine’s

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      February 11, 2019 at 9:55 pm

      Haha, That’s what I like to hear! Looking forward to your testimony!Thank you for reading Stom! :D

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    February 11, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    Trust scrapbook journeys to come to through with such unique date ideas.. Yaaass I’m here for it all especially that paint class that we only see in the movies
    Thank you.

    • Reply
      Scrapbook Journeys
      February 11, 2019 at 9:53 pm

      Aaaaye! It’s my pleasure to share! Thank you for reading! I was also pretty excited to find out we have painting classes in Nairobi! Happy Valentine’s Day, enjoy! :D

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    Stom Wabuko
    February 11, 2019 at 6:10 pm


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    February 11, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    Thanks for the great tips!!! Definitely looking forward to part 2!

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      February 11, 2019 at 9:46 pm

      Thank you for reading Reno! Hehe it’s coming right up! Pray me well :)

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    Nesh Ule Msee Wa B4
    February 11, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    I have no excuse not to love myself that day. There are so many options to do and check out on this dday. Thanks for putting up such a compilation.

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      February 11, 2019 at 9:44 pm

      Hehe,thank you for reading before 15th February! ;) :D Lol. It is my pleasure to share, and yes for sure- start with loving you! Because you are awesome and you deserve it! :D

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    Immaculate Edel
    February 11, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    This was so refreshing to read, and i love the quote about self-love! Loving ourselves definitely works miracles in our lives!! I am definitely taking these tips into consideration! Bucket list loading! Cant wait for your next post!

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      February 11, 2019 at 9:41 pm

      That’s exactly it my dear… It truly all starts with a love and appreciation for self. :) Glad you like it, and cheers to ticking things off the bucket list! Thank you for reading! :)

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