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Image courtesy of Boux Avenue.

It’s that time of year again. The loved up season. Here’s my quick and easy guide for any Valentine……


Valentine stationery by Paperchase.

It’s all about the card really, so get yourself pretty sharpish to somewhere professional like Paperchase, they have the best selection of cards and ‘love’ paraphernalia.

Dirty Great Love Story                                     Photo by Richard Davenport.

Next, decide exactly what you’re going to do on the big night. I hate to be a party pooper, but if there’s one evening I can’t stand going to a restaurant….. they’re so overcrowded, overpriced and NOISY. Why not ring the changes and go to the theatre? I can highly recommend the Dirty Great Love Story on at the Arts Theatre London – ‘im indoors and I went this week, it was funny, clever and really warmed the cockles of my heart which is a good start on Saint Valentine’s Day!

Prosecco, chocolate and love poem Valentine set by The Great Gift Company. Popcorn Valentine’s set and Noodle boxes & chopstick set both by Sainsbury’s Home.

Sometimes I realise it is difficult to get out of an evening, especially if you have kids. I must say my idea of valentine heaven is to stay in with a good bottle of fizz, a big box of chocolates and I’m blushing declaring this but a book of romantic poems –  Andrew Marvell SO does it for me.

Otherwise a fabulous film at home with popcorn and more prosecco than you shake a cupid at is lovely with me too!

Home accessories by Cath Kidston.

And if you are eating in, why not go the full Monty in the kitchen and emblazon yourself in love print pinnies, tea towels, oven gloves and table settings. Cath Kidston is embracing the heart this year big style.

Clockwise – Pale pink, lace bra set by Wacoal. Floral print bra set by Freya. Red lace bra set by Freya. Pale pink with black trim bra set by Parfait by Affinitas.

Of course no valentine soiree is complete without the lingerie. I have selected a few sets here all which will give you a cleavage to die for.

Button cushion by Christian Lacroix at Amara. Red lips clutch bag by Lulu Guinness.


Last but not least, just in case Mr E (aka ‘Mystery’ – I still can’t fathom him after 16 years wed!)  is actually reading this post and stuck for ideas this year – I rather like the look of either the Lulu Guinness lips clutch bag or Christian Lacroix button cushion. God loves a trier- I know, I know, dream on…….. Happy Valentines LOVE BIRDS!


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