Happy Valentine’s Day! A wise man once said “when love is not madness, it is not love,” so here are some ideas for Valentine’s Day dates inspired by classic couples who were madly in love with each other.1. Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart: It was love at first sight when Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart met on a movie set in 1943. Although there was an almost 25 year age difference between them, they went on to have one of Hollywood’s most celebrated marriages, which Bacall describes as the happiest time in her life. The couple had a very private romance, and a date at a small movie theater would be a perfect homage to this silver screen couple.2. Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford: Known respectively as Everyone’s Hero and America’s Sweetheart, Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford were Hollywood’s first celebrity royalty during the age of silent film. They loved nothing more than to entertain visiting artists and enjoy an evening with their friends. To celebrate Valentine’s Day like Pickford and Fairbanks, go on a fun double date with some friends.3. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton: Their love for one another ran so deep that they actually married each other twice! Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton’s relationship was a passionate one, and Burton himself noted that they were bound together and he could not imagine living without her. Their dates were always public and glamorous, so put on your best evening dress and pearls and head out with your love for a romantic dinner at a fabulous restaurant.4. Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward: They had the kind of marriage everyone wants—enduring, supportive, and hopelessly romantic. Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward were happily married for fifty years, and they worked hard to never take each other or their love for granted. The couple loved quiet moments where they could enjoy each one another’s company. Why not take a page from their book and spend this 14 February sharing a home cooked meal with your sweetheart?
5. Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier of Monaco: Princess Grace, as she would later become, first met Prince Rainier at a photo opportunity set up by her agent. They found that despite the formality of this first meeting they got along well. They began exchanging letters and their relationship blossomed! Since they led a very public life, their time together was precious, so a quiet walk through a park would be an ideal royal-inspired date.
Happy Valentine’s Day Fabulous ones! Love yourselves and each other. How will you be spending your evening?
Aubin The Fabulous Times Vintage Contributor
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