Valentine's Day can be a drag, all those crazy expensive set menus and painful couples at every other table. Even in a city as romantic as Paris, most people shun the holiday and celebrate at home behind closed doors.
This year we're thinking about the senses and ways to celebrate love without getting too tacky. Each of our chic finds this week appeals to one sense - sight, sound and even touch. Romance can be a little cerebral, right?!
Romance was Born is well known in Australia for their extravagant runway shows, layered dreamy designs, and heavily themed seasonal offerings. Each spring and autumn brings a new explosion of colour and texture, and what better way to see these romantic visual feasts than through a pair of their shades.
If you're as bad as singing as we are, perhaps serenading your loved one isn't the way to go. Instead, give them the new album Moth by Chairlift. It's a little collection of abstract love songs that mix clean electronic sounds with singer Carloline Polachek's entrancing vocals. This is our favourite song from the album.
You know what? I'd be much more impressed if my husband made me turkish delight than if he bought me roses. Yeah, it's a little difficult to make but isn't knowing that someone took time to make something themselves so much more special? Check out Nerdy Nummies for an easy recipe and get cooking! Or just buy champagne...
Give your lover a Proustian moment with one of the romantic fragrances from Byredo that take inspiration from poetic stories and ideas to create original scents, many of which can be worn by men or women.
Lingerie is all well and good but what about yo' MAN (if that's your thing)? These sexy, preppy numbers from Le Slip Français are the perfect way to replace some other briefs that have really had their day while encouraging a little fashion show... You know what I mean?