Silent Valentine

Bonjour Travellers!

Silent Valentine

Silent Valentine

February, the month of love, is drawing to a close and there’s great joy in our hearts knowing that we took part in the celebration and were able to spread the love.

In February, people celebrate love all month long. Across the world, Valentine’s Day is celebrated on the 14th of February and we are no exception here in Bloemfontein.  An abundance of love, romance, chocolates, flowers and cards showed the value and importance our City of Roses places on love.

On the 14th of February, we at Arista Guest House had the wonderful opportunity to help couples celebrate this special day.  We partnered with Silent Events Free State/Bloemfontein Popcorn Club and Sonique Productions to bring our lovebirds “Silent Valentine” –an exclusive outdoor movie experience. As you may remember Bloemfontein had high levels of rain but the event still took place regardless of the weather conditions. The garden was perfectly reenacted indoors and as a result the audience members still walked away with a sense of an exclusive outdoor movie experience.  Our audience was on specialised high quality headphones which were provided to all audience members to enjoy the movie, affording them the luxury of being unaffected by noise . There was absolutely no noise pollution and the audience was emerged into the movie. The old time favourite 1990 film “Ghost” was on screen with its mixture of comedy, thrills and mushy romance being perfect in capturing the theme for the evening. Also, an added cool perk was the audience could switch to a channel of old time favourite love songs or have an intimate conversation and time with their loved one. All this was done while sitting on picnic blankets and enjoying delicious popcorn, beverages and snacks of course. *SPOILS*

Thank you to all those who came to share the love, It’s always a pleasure.

Gros Bisou


Bloem events to lookout for in March:

2 – 26 March – Lifestyle Sunday’s AT Ramblers @ 7:30 – 14:00

6 March Fun Insightful Art Evening AT Gallery on Leviseur @18:30

12 March Russian Ballet Bloemfontein @19:00

17 March Bloemfest @10:00

29 March Silent Movie Experience AT Arista Guesthouse @20:00

31 March Bloemfontein Street Food and Craft Festival @10:00

31 March Jazz On The Lawn at Windmill Casino @14:00