Viva managing editor Amanda Linnell shares highlights from today’s Viva magazine. Follow her hyperlinks below and be informed and inspired at viva.co.nz.

Sometimes it's easy to forget to tell your nearest and dearest just how much they mean to you; we're all so caught up in the busy-ness of life. Valentine's Day works to give us all a gentle nudge to focus on who is important in our lives. Here at Viva we like the unexpected when it comes to gift-giving - it shows thought and originality - so we've collated some ideas to inspire you. And make sure you read our interview with model and writer Paloma Elsesser, who is championing the message of self-love as the star of Lonely's latest campaign.

Plus, this week Jesse Mulligan reviews new Italian eatery Spacca in Remuera, which would make a perfect date destination, and we're also sampling as many different flavours as we can at the brand new Moustache Milk & Cookie Bus.