Some spontaneous affection on a pre-determined date…

Tuesday, 14 February 2012


For the 8 years that Jordan and I have been together, we have only really celebrated Valentine's Day once. We enthusiastically got dressed up and headed out for dinner. The restaurant was over-priced, understaffed and the couple next to us spectacularly ended their relationship. The night was memorable for all the wrong reasons. Ever since then, I have kind of used this an an excuse to be a bit 'bah humbug' about the whole affair (not helped by the fact that I am the world's biggest cynic). Part of me also rejects the idea of showing spontaneous affection on a pre-determined date, surely loving gestures should be daily… But do I practice what I preach? Not so much.  So on reflection of all of this, I have decided to embrace the romance today. We’ll be wrapping up warmly with a delicious home-cooked meal, a bit of bubbly and enough chocolate to sink a small ship! Let the romance commence!

Happy Valentine’s Day all! Here’s a little look at the Art Maisons Luxury Santorini Hotels: Aspaki & Oia Castle, voted the second most romantic hotel according to Tripadvisor’s list of the 10 Most Romantic Hotels:

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All images via Art Maisons


  1. wow! look at that hotel!

    and your story about valentine's day - oh my god! i can't believe the people next to you broke up. staying in for a delicious meal and some champagne and chocolate sounds perfect though. hope you guys have a great night!

  2. Oh Santorini. Be still my beating heart.
    I know what you mean about what a mess dinner out on this day can be. (so I use the opportunity to request that The Mr make me dinner tonight, hehehe) Happy Valentine's Day!

  3. Beautiful photos! I'm a valentines day scrooge too. :-P I hope this year tops your first experience!

  4. amazing! I'm planing to go in June!

  5. "spectacularly ended their relationship" ... oh my, you really cracked me up with that one ... priceless, hahahaha

    Happy Valentine's ;-)

  6. Oh I can already feel the warm breezes and smell the sea air. Ahhhhhh. Happy Valentine's Day!!!

  7. OMG, that pool in the 2nd to last shot!!!

    When you have 3 kids and a not very romantic hubby, I think it's great to have an excuse to do something together (although we do try to have regular 'date nights'). But I'm a simple girl, so sushi on the beach at lunchtime was perfect for me. xxx

  8. Lovely post!

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  9. I am speechless. I need a vacation, romance or not! Breathtaking pics.

  10. I want to go to there! Greece is always on the top of my list. That and Morocco! Oh yeah!


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