There’s nothing quite like a summer romance, is there? The euphoria of clocking someone from across the pool, your eyes locking and knowing that sparks are going to fly. I was 11 when I had my first vacay crush: he was a year older than me so, naturally, he was the hottest thing I’d ever seen (up until my husband. Obviously. Don’t leave me). He didn’t take me bowling in the arcade – nor did we stroll and drink lemonade, like Danny and Sandy – but still, what we had was special. For two weeks.
But the big question is: would you be willing to take a temporary hiatus from your relationship to allow yourself a summer fling? And would getting back together ever really work? We debate the latest dating trend on p32, where a writer reveals exactly what happened when she took the ‘we were on a break’ plunge.
However, with a ring sitting contentedly on my wedding finger, the only affair I’ll be having is with summer’s latest wares. From the new It print that’s guaranteed to put a smile on your face and the sandals you need to offset your best-ever pedi (see p14) to the French brand influencers are wearing on repeat, your shopping indiscretions are safe with us.
Dress, £39.99, H&M
Sandals, £45, River Island