Some people are clever at thinking of terrific gifts for other people, and others just don’t know where to begin. When it comes to love, it’s really about giving from the heart with imagination. What does that really mean? Spending to demonstrate your love is not an equation based on the amount. How you spend and on what says more about you really knowing the person and that's what will really touch them. At times of the year like Christmas, birthday’s and especially Valentine’s Day, there is a definite feeling of pressure around what to do.
The best way to tackle winter and January is to accept the fact that it’s cold and makes plans for a romantic weekend escape to somewhere cosy with giant duvet’s, sumptuous sofa’s, and the essential component of a roaring fire. Read on for some of my favourite spots in both London and New York.
There are some real Christmas Market weekend getaway gems, but with being so busy getting ready for the festive season take the planning pressure off and stay at home. Here are a couple of my favourite markets and where to experience the best winter brrrrrrrunch close by. Festive romance abounds!
Romance in the movies have the edge when the scenes are set in an autumnal setting ablaze in red, yellow and orange. But where to find the perfect spot to experience this on both sides of the pond? Leafy vistas with fireside dining and cosy weekend away accommodation is what we dream of at this time of the year. If you want to stay close to home, take a stroll through the leaves with me as I reveal my top tips for autumnal romance in the city.
New York, New York. One of the most buzzing, vibrant cities in the States, if not the world. But sometimes… you just need to get away for a weekend – to experience nature, fresh air, quietude. Here are five of our top weekend getaway destinations just outside NYC for you and your special someone.
To most New Yorkers, that is nothing more than an arbitrary address – but to a small, elite community of professionals and experts, The Matchmaking Institute is none other than the hub of some of the world’s most talented love gurus.
Sometimes, nothing beats a loud, buzzing, vibrant bar – but when you’re meeting that special someone for the first time and really want to get to know them, you may find yourself in need of somewhere a little more conducive to meaningful conversation.
Eschewing the madding crowd of August, those in the know, appreciate how special September is in the Greek Islands, not to mention the prices. Gimme, Gimme, Gimme an extended weekend or a week to stretch the summer, it’s got love written all over it.
We all love a summer break especially a romantic one, but does the thought of crowds, people lining up, rambunctious children and animals, loud mobile phone conversations at the adjacent sun lounger all fill you with dread? As much as I love my family life, a peaceful quiet getaway that allows me to gently appreciate my love without constant interruption is utter bliss! Here’s some of my special spots designed to heighten love and romance, quietly.
“Makeup can be a wonderful tool to really make the most of your natural beauty but it’s so important to get the look right for the occasion. After working for many years with celebrities and high profile businesswomen, my make-up advice is always simple – enhance your natural beauty so it radiates the essence of who you really are” – Mary Jane Frost