Some moments are truly brilliant. The moment you fall in love is one of those. We asked our Facebook fans to share that moment with us to stand a chance to win a romantic evening for two that will make them fall in love all over again.

Shimansky Valentines Day Competition

Gareth and Megan Richardson won a romantic evening at the magnificent 5-star Queen Victoria Hotel at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, on Valentine’s Day.

They were also treated to a chauffeur-driven service, dinner at Dash Restaurant, breakfast the following morning, and a luxury Shimansky hamper, which included a bottle of Shimansky’s exclusive My Girl Lite Perfume, a business card holder and a bottle of Pongracz.

Megan’s truly brilliant moment was: “A true moment, an unforgettable moment, a moment where time truly stood still. We shared our first kiss when I was 13, and he was 16. Young girl, best friend to my brother, life happening, our paths went different ways. 11 years later, our paths and souls reconnected, a love that was always destined. Like a romantic movie, after a wonderful dinner, when the time came to say goodbye, the magic happened, a kiss happened. It truly felt like the world stood still, like we were the only two in the world, the way I like to describe it, our souls truly connected, it was as unforgettable as our first kiss 11 years earlier. I still get butterflies thinking about it. Today, we are more in love than ever have true brilliance to prove it, our beautiful daughter.”



We were so overwhelmed by the great moments that were shared on Facebook, that we decided to award a second romantic Valentine’s Day prize.

Shimansky Valentines Day Competition

Rui and Caryn Felix won an incredible night at the five-star Winston Hotel, located in Melrose Estate, Johannesburg on Valentine’s Day.

Their prize also included a chauffeur service, a 3-course dinner, a romantic turn-down, breakfast the following morning, and a luxury Shimansky hamper – including a bottle of Shimansky’s exclusive My Girl Lite perfume, a business card holder and a bottle of Pongracz.

Caryn’s moment was: “My special moment is every moment we laugh till we cry, a special kiss on the head, a quick twinkle in his eye and smile. It’s the small things that make every day special.”

Thank you to everyone who entered our True Moments Deserve True Brilliance competition on Facebook. We thoroughly enjoyed reading your special moments.

Thank you to the Winston Hotel, THE Restaurant, The Queen Victoria Hotel and Dash Restaurant for ensuring our winners had a truly brilliant Valentine’s Day.