Make your Valentine’s Day extra special
- 20. Jul 2022
- Leonie Riek
- Leonie Riek
- 20. Jul 2022
Nevertheless, Valentine’s Day has a turbulent history and is celebrated very differently around the world. But there’s one thing that every nation has in common: We just want to make our loved ones happy. S
o to ensure you are not only well prepared but also well dressed this year, we will be showing you the best Valentine’s ideas and outfits as well as offering an insight into how the different customs from around the world came to be.
Valentine’s Day facts
The history behind Valentine’s Day dates back to the third century. In the Italian region of Umbria, people were talking about bishop Valentine of Terni, who contravened the Roman laws of the time by marrying couples in accordance with Christian tradition. When he refused to abandon his faith and put a stop to his actions, Emperor Claudius had him executed.
Rumour has it that Saint Valentine was executed on 14 February, which is why this date has since become so special to couples in his memory.
Did you know that the two most popular Valentine’s Day gifts stem from the history of this special day? Even the namesake of this wonderful tradition is said to have gifted flowers and letters to the newly-weds.
The perfect outfit for your Valentine’s Day
A special day calls for the perfect outfit. Show your partner how important they are to you and how much you enjoy spending time together by making an extra effort to smarten up. Still not sure how you’d like to celebrate with your partner? We’ll be giving you a few tips and the coordinating outfits to match!
ON THE DAY: A TRIP TO THE CINEMA WITH YOUR LOVED ONE
Is your partner a real film fanatic but rarely has the chance to go to the cinema? Then why not use Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to take your loved one to see the latest Hollywood blockbuster? A rom-com is the obvious choice here to enjoy a laugh and a cuddle together. Some cinemas may even offer Prosecco or Champagne along with cosy love seats for you to enjoy the film in style. If this sounds like your kind of evening then the occasion calls for an outfit that’s a little more casual. A pretty blouse with a matching skirt or trousers is sure to send Valentine’s sparks flying – even in a dark theatre. And as we all know, a waistcoat can even look great with a pair of jeans – just take a look at our tips on the perfect ways to dress down a waistcoat . ;-)
THE EXCLUSIVE: A PERFECT OUTFIT FOR THE THEATRE
Surprise your partner with theatre tickets and enjoy the opportunity to fix up and look sharp for the evening. A smart suit is the perfect attire for a trip to the cinema and the ideal way to impress your partner with a new outfit. All eyes are sure to be on you! And after your romantic outing, you can see out the evening with a nice glass of wine or a perhaps an intimate evening meal for two.
NO MATTER WHETHER IT’S YOUR NEW OUTFIT OR A GIFT FOR YOUR LOVED ONE – EVERYTHING GOES ON VALENTINE’S DAY SO WEAR YOUR HEART ON YOUR SLEEVE AND LET YOUR ROMANTIC SIDE SHOW!
THE CLASSIC: CANDLELIT DINNER ON VALENTINE’S DAY
“The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach” – and the same goes for women, too! – so why not take your partner out for a special meal? Perhaps there’s a local restaurant that you’ve been dying to try, or maybe you always go to your favourite Italian and plan on celebrating the evening doing something different for a change. Whatever it is, make it exciting: Do you usually end up sitting at the same table? Why not try a different one this evening or how about choosing each other’s meals for fun? Surprise each other! Whatever you decide to do, an elegant dress for you and a smart waistcoat for him are sure to set the right tone and transform an average evening meal into a truly special dinner.
HERE’S A TOP TIP: MANY RESTAURANTS OFFER A SPECIAL MENU FOR VALENTINE’S DAY DINERS. FIND OUT IN ADVANCE AND BOOK AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE TO SECURE A TABLE.
THE COSY OPTION: AN EVENING AT HOME – WITH STYLE AND SOPHISTICATION
Even a cosy evening together at home can be transformed into a truly unforgettable Valentine’s treat. Why not cook your partner an exclusive menu or surprise them with flowers and a little gift? Set the mood with a romantic playlist in the background and toast your special day with champagne. Even at home, you can still mark the occasion with a new outfit to show your partner just how much they mean to you. Let your imagination run wild – just make sure you switch your jeans for something a little more romantic!
The country that is internationally renowned for romance like no other actually celebrates Valentine’s Day in a most unusual manner: Couples fasten a ‘love lock’ to a bridge or railing and throw the key into the river below. This special gesture is intended to represent true, everlasting love.
According to tradition, women are supposed to buy chocolate for their loved ones on 14 February. The amount and quality of the chocolate are crucial factors here. The greater the quantity and the better the quality of this sweet treat, the more enamoured the woman is said to be. A month later on 14 March, it’s time for the men to return the favour and offer gifts of white chocolate to the ladies. A popular tradition for anyone with a sweet tooth!
Valentine’s Day in Finland is more than just a day for couples and those in love. It is more commonly considered a day of friendship on which people also buy small tokens of appreciation for their friends. Flowers and hand-written cards are popular choices in this regard.
England’s Valentine’s Day traditions date back to the 16th century when the English writer, Samuel Pepys, is said to have surprised his wife with flowers and poetry on 14 February. This remains a popular combination of gifts to this day and even young people put a great deal of thought into turning their partners’ heads with romantic words.
Every year in Italy, a competition to find the most beautiful love letter is held in honour of Romeo and Juliet. Now that’s taking romance to a professional level!
Armed with everything you need to know about Valentine’s Day, there’ll be no stopping you! Ultimately, the most important thing to remember is that this special day is all about taking time out to spend time with each other and forget about everything else for a few wonderful hours. And who knows – Valentine’s Day is also a popular date for popping certain questions… ;-)
However you choose to celebrate your relationship, bugatti would like to wish you a wonderful day filled with plenty of special memories!
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