|The pic that was used in the ad!|
Today being Valentine's Day, I've been reminded of something a bit random that Tom and I did a few years ago now!
Did I ever tell you that we were in an advertorial for Romantic London in 2010?
It was a Valentine's Day travel promotion for London as one of Europe's top romantic destinations. It was featured in marie claire, I believe! In it we told the story of our meeting, courtship and proposal, all of which happened with some of London's most famous and popular spots as a backdrop (purely by coincidence, I might add!). The ad ended with Philippa and Tom live in Westminster and plan to be married in London in the summer of 2010. At that point we were still waiting for the Home Office to approve our union, so it was all up in the air and that was very optimistic! But we ended up hearing at the end of March 2010 that we were approved to be wed, and then it all came together rather quickly!
I still think London is a very romantic city. But when you're just rushing from the train station to the office and back again most days, with no energy to go into the main arteries and check out what's going on, it's easy to ignore the beautiful buildings, the hidden laneways, elegant bridges, charming parks and gardens, the bright flower stands bursting with colour outside every tube station. Sometimes we need to inject a bit of romance back into our relationships with the places we love :)
And so I went in to London yesterday, and even though it was cold and it poured with rain most of the day, I sat in a lovely cafe at twilight with a pot of tea and looked out over Sloane Square at the bare branches of the winter trees, the fountain and the Royal Court theatre sign bright red against the wet grey, and still thought it was beautiful.
Romance can be found everywhere, even in solitude, and especially on rainy days :)
How do you rekindle the magic with your favourite cities/places?
Have a happy day my friends xx