A week tomorrow is Valentine's Day. This is HUGE in Yangon. Think human-sized pink teddy bears, giant heart shaped boxes full of petals, poems crafted weeks in advance by adoring young hearts, checked for spelling and grammar by their bosses. It's big business over here.
At home, we're a more low-key bunch, but no less loving. Here are some ideas for spoiling your loved ones next Thursday.
ONE | Good Looking Nosh
TWO | Wine on Demand
Opt for a cosy night at home and have the wine delivered to your door. The guys at Wanderlust Wine deliver within an hour (in London... next day everywhere else). Pair with something easy and tasty. I love this (and everything else) from Diana Henry.
THREE | Bunches of Beauty
I chased a girl down the road last week to find out where her armful of flowers came from. The answer was Calluna in Notting Hill. She has the most beautiful bunches out. And if you're not London-based, Grace & Thorn come in close second.
FOUR | Long Weekend in a Log Cabin
Make a long weekend of it and head to the country. Artist Residence's Shepherd's Hut in Oxfordshire is everything, with or without your loved ones. I'd be jussst fine in here with a pile of books and room service porridge.
FIVE | Something Made with Love