Valentine's Day is creeping up on us again but don't worry, I've got your back this year. Obviously I wouldn't be naive enough to suggest that I personally know what the opposite sex want this Valentine's Day, so I've called in some of our Dapper Chapper ladies to write-up a wish list.
The raw materials used to make some of our most precious possessions are too often shrouded in secrecy. Gold, silver and precious gemstones can have a very murky past (think 'Blood Diamonds' and slave-labour mines), which is why provenance is all the more important here than in any other areas of the luxury goods market.
Loving kindness is infectious, a selfless kind of love. It doesn't cost you a penny. All you need is love, said The Beatles. They were right and you already have it. Send it to everyone, to people or animals, to those in pain, hunger, solitude.
This year on The Huffington Post UK we've had a think about the Dia dos Namorados and have reimagined it from a different perspective. Our Making Modern Love series will look at what love really means to Britons in 2016. Built on the three themes of finding love, building love and losing love, the HuffPost UK will explore human stories to inspire, empower, entertain and inform our readers. We'll be chronicling the stories of those who've found love in a hopeless place, we'll be looking at why couples are obsessed with making their declarations of love go viral and touch on why you people should nurture all relationships, not just the romantic ones.
Nothing can prepare you for the fierce, unconditional love you feel for your new-born baby, a powerful love that deepens with every passing day as you grip tightly on board the roller-coaster of those first few weeks.
It's easy to dismiss February as a waste of a month, cold, bleak, damp; at least it's short, right? But it isn't all gloom. Let me tell you my five things which make February worth celebrating!
Just as we do today, lovers in Ford's day, and in his plays, saw the heart as the symbol of love, but also as the core of our being, where we hold our most profound feelings.
So-called Hallmark Holidays such as Valentine's Day, with bleach advertisers even getting on board, shimmer with the very best of intentions, but the crudeness of brands piggybacking on their popularity really dilutes their brand equity.
Globally, marriage is not always something to celebrate. While some 350 couples a day decide to tie the knot in the UK, around the world 41,000 girls every day enter into a union they didn't choose. That's one girl every two seconds married against her will.
If you were one of the lucky couples to get engaged over Valentine's Day weekend, congratulations! This is a special and exciting time, and no doubt thoughts of engagement parties and wedding preparations are already providing hours of anticipation and joy.
Even if your loved one says, "Oh don't worry about getting something, I'm not bothered," this does not give you Carte Blanche to buy nothing. It is something that is likely to be held against you for quite some time, possibly decades.
Contrary to my assumption, at the playgroups I went to, many children (well, only girls) were being encouraged by mothers to make cards for their fathers. The thought of getting a Valentine's Day card from my daughter makes my skin crawl.
"How did those hearts get in there?", we hear you cry! The seemingly impossible feat is actually quite easy when you know how. Impress that special someone with these sweet treats from Cupcake Jemma or enjoy all to yourself (you can't be sad when you're holding a cupcake)!
Eventually Daniel got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. It was one of the happiest days of my life. Soon after came one the worst days of my life however. Our local authority forced me to take a mental capacity test - and then told me I didn't have capacity to decide to marry the love of my life.
The forced sex element of the Fifty Shades plot has caused a lot of controversy, but it is, and always has been, a key ingredient in female sexual fantasy. A 1987 review carried out by Carol Thurston found that 54% of erotic romance novels included the rape of the lead female character.
I went through each organ and ticked or denied permission depending on how 'weird' it felt. Later I realised I was being silly - I would be dead, and there was nothing weird about saving or prolonging a life, or giving someone sight. Even if it felt odd ticking the box to say they could have my corneas.