Updated: Feb 6, 2018
by Michaela Mir
Neon love sign by 55maxlondon
So, it's that time of year again! Christmas seems like a lifetime ago. January has been dreary and grey, but click your fingers and now it's all red hearts and flowers.
In retail terms, this is the first opportunity to introduce a promotional offer after the sale, before the new season hits in full force. We now send cards to our partners, our kids and, believe it or not, our pets! Long gone are the days of 'guess who?'! Valentines has, like it's October counterpart, become big business.
Love it or hate it though, there really is something for everyone and you needn't have a loved one to take part. Take a leaf out of Selfridges' book this year, with their 'L❤VE ME
L❤VE YOU' campaign. Go on, you deserve it.
I've listed a few of my favourite Valentines' treats below. Some are cheap and cheerful, while some blow the budget!
Chocolate strawberries for the kids
Be Mine Dream Cake from the amazing Cutter & Squidge Soho.
Love Moschino Jacket available from The Outnet.com
Ganni Floral print crepe wrap dress from Net A Porter
Love Moschino embellished brushed-twill coat from available from The Outnet.com
Or, you could blow the budget with a weekend in New York
This Gucci Shopfit is featured in Lane Crawford New York, and I'm sharing it just because I love it!
...for a romantic selfie. Love sculpture by Robert Indiana New York.
Bleeding hearts love mural in New York from jgoldcrown.
And, finally, if I could treat myself to one thing for Valentines, it would be this!
Happy Valentines Day whatever you're up to!