Love is… an everyday affair
O ver the years, for Valentine’s Day I’ve had enough bouquets of red roses to fill a house, cards of all shapes and sizes, jewellery and even surprise trips to Paris, the ultimate city of love. But do you know what? None of those compare to the little things that can make such a difference to our everyday lives. What’s more romantic than my other half getting up to see to the children’s breakfast on a Friday so I can have a rare lie-in, or bringing me breakfast in bed? Receiving texts saying ‘I love you’ every day of the year – or even once a month – means much more than any Valentine’s gift, no matter how much it cost.
So you’d think I’m not a romantic, could view Valentine’s Day cynically even. Well, the opposite is true. I love being in love, celebrating love and the entire idea of love. I definitely see the world through rose-coloured glasses every day and so I loved putting together this Valentine’s issue.
Not only did I – along with the rest of the Friday team – get to try the most romantic restaurants in Dubai (and yes, they did include a diver, delivering a personal message to my ‘underthe-sea’ table, see page 38) but I also found out what kind of romantic I am. Turn to page 35 to discover your romantic style – you might be surprised. Have a lovely day!
KarenPasquali Jones, Editor