Welcome to Magazine 1942.
Our aim is to keep you entertained and informed with news, quotes, inspired date ideas and some of the most heartwarming relationship success stories.
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Laura & Jason Kenny have been married since 2016 and are the glittering golden couple of British cycling with an astonishing 10 #Gold medals between them.
Interestingly, Jason quit shortly after Rio having falling out of love with the sport, only to rediscover his passion during the training sessions he went on with his wife.
Both have a shot at becoming #TeamGB's most-decorated Olympian ever at #Tokyo2020 #Toyko2021
What passion would you like to share with your soulmate?
(and neither does a lady)...
Married since 1997, Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick clearly believe in this increasingly forgotten concept.
“The secret is, we don’t discuss [our relationship]. To reporters or anybody else. That’s it!”
Finding someone who shares your values is often pivotal to the long-term success of the relationship.
Just because there's no immediate spark...
Salma Hayek and François-Henri Pinault have been happily married for over a decade, but their first date did not go well!
“I was set up by friends to think I was going to an event, because they knew I wouldn’t go on a date! I was angry. And he didn’t know, because he thought I knew he was coming just to meet him. It started out really badly, but, as you can see, it ended happy.”
Sting & Trudi Styler have been married for 27 years and reportedly enjoy a very physical relationship - but it seems the secret to their longevity isn’t just a healthy sex life…
“We’re friends too. We love each other, but we actually like each other — and that’s an important distinction. Love is passion and all of that stuff, but actually liking somebody and enjoying someone’s company is something slightly different, and it lasts longer. So you can have both, and I think that’s important. Be married to your best friend.” - Sting
Theirs was a love that stood the test of time
Tis better to have love and lost, than never to have loved at all
The Pros of a Picnic Date
• A restaurant dinner date is timeless, but picnics are more casual.
• Eating out of doors evokes a feeling of fun, spontaneity and freedom.
• You get to choose the playlist.
• Without waiters and fellow diners, there's often less pressure and expectation.
• It can be as brief or as leisurely as you like.
• In years to come, you might find yourself saying, Well, it all began with a picnic in the park...
Springtime is always full of hope, but this one will be absolutely glorious as life unlocks and the face-to-face date returns!
As part of our Date-Planning Concierge service, we can personally organise an exclusive First Date Picnic, complete with Butler service from Dukes Hotel, London.
#GoodNews #TimeToDate #PicnicsInThePark
Our Love of Logos with Hidden Meaning
The simple depiction of a three-pointed star represents the company's intention to dominate on land, sea, and air.
With a razor cut through the “G” and “i”, the masculine logo uses bold lettering to give a sense of threat whilst the initialisation is intended to denote speed.
Nike is actually a Greek goddess that personifies victory, and the 'swoosh' as it is commonly known represents the goddess' wing as an indication of movement and speed.
Known for its technology, the Sony Vaio logo represents the integration of both analog and digital technologies. The ‘va’ has the look of an analog wave, while ‘io’ resembles the numbers 1 and 0 of a digital signal or binary code.
The use of a bow tie relates to our old-school approach to matchmaking, whilst more subtly representing the face-to-face meeting of a man and a woman.
The Equestrian Knight first appeared c.1901 accompanied by the Latin word Prorsum meaning “forward”. Highly befitting of a brand whose patented fabric was first used by real-life adventurers, aviators and military men.
A Funny Valentine's
In the midst of a global pandemic, it's Valentine's Day.
But life is never perfect, and neither are people. And that's OK!
This song beautifully captures and celebrates the perfection of imperfection.
#MichellePfeiffer #MyFunnyValentine #LoveToAll
Sail Away With Me
There is perhaps nothing more magical than being on the water as the sun sets.
With champagne on arrival, fresh flowers, a skipper and crew, see London in all its glory from the deck of your own private yacht.
As you meander down the Thames, past some of the capital’s most spectacular sights, your personal chef will prepare a Michelin-standard dining experience, guaranteed to make it a night the two of you will never forget.
Gentlemen, We Salute You
Here's to your wit, wisdom & wonderfulness.
"You're not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on" - Dean Martin
"Being male is a matter of birth, being a man is a matter of age, but being a gentleman is a matter of choice." - Vin Diesel
"Never say ‘no’ to adventures. Always say ‘yes,’ otherwise you’ll lead a very dull life." - Ian Fleming
"My guiding principals in life are to be honest, genuine, thoughtful and caring." - HRH Prince William
To a Great British couple,
Happy 10th Wedding Anniversary
5 Reasons To Fall In Love, From A Distance
Getting to know someone you can’t touch lays the foundation for an old-school romance. The building of an emotional bond leads to an even stronger physical bond once you do eventually make love.
When words are all you have, they get to know the real you - not the persona you embody when you’re nervous or trying to impress.
If you’re looking for a relationship to stand the test of time, ’friends first' allows you to see each other’s character before things become blurred by sexual intentions.
You learn that time spent alone, is just as important as time spent together. Relationships can quickly and easily become all-consuming. Distance establishes healthy boundaries, allowing you both time and space to breathe.
Your first date will be unlike any other. You’ll be relaxed and familiar with each other; and those dreaded first date nerves will be replaced with excitement and thrilling anticipation!
Oh So Quotable
"If I have any particular appeal to women, maybe it’s because I listen more than other guys do and appreciate how they think and feel about things."
Classic Dinner à Deux
Allow us to reserve the best table in one of Europe’s most romantic restaurants.
The desirable glass-roofed conservatory is bedecked in a forest of foliage and blossoms that seem to extend into eternity as they bounce off the restaurant’s mirrors.
Twinkling fairy lights, candles and a fireplace add to the undeniably romantic ambience.
3 Reasons Men Should Wear Pink
As a variation of red, pink is a colour of confidence and power. In fact, studies have shown that men who wear pink are more likely to earn more.
Not only is pink a stand-out colour, it’s also extremely versatile and actually enhances the complexion of almost any man.
Women are drawn to pink, and are naturally more attracted to men wearing pink.
Cast yourselves in the starring roles of a cinematic date night.
Set the scene with a romantic meal before making your way into a luxuriously appointed state-of-the-art private screening room; and settle down to watch either a classic movie or latest release with complimentary popcorn.
As the credits roll, stroll hand-in-hand into the night.
Marriage may be the natural progression for many; but for Goldie Hawn & Kurt Russell staying happily uncoupled has been the secret to their longterm success.
“A lasting relationship isn’t about marriage, it’s about compatibility and communication. And you both need to want it to work.”
- Goldie Hawn
Former Tennis Pro Anna Kournikova and Spanish Superstar Enrique Iglesias have been together since 2001, have 3 children but allegedly never tied the knot.
Married? "I always try, but she pays me no attention."
- Enrique Iglesias
Proof that marriage isn't for everyone.
For three decades (and counting) Oprah & Stedman have enjoyed a loving and supportive relationship, yet never married.
"Our relationship works because we relish seeing the other fulfil and manifest their destiny and purpose."
Will You Not Marry Me?
The beauty of a boutique business?
The ability to give personal attention on a grand scale.
Canter & Picnic
Saddle up and harness your inner Eastwood with a canter in the great outdoors.
Novice or experienced, enjoy a private hack in the undeniably beautiful surroundings of Richmond Park.
The perfect accompaniment to a fair-weather date? The Fortnum & Mason adventure-ready picnic is packed full of delicacies – from quail eggs, smoked salmon and cheese, to Champagne jelly, praline chocolate and seasonal wines.
Two Halves Made Whole
Ruth & Martin Ginsburg were set up on a blind date during their college days at Cornell, and married soon after graduating.
Professional achievements aside, they became the poster couple for a long, happy and mutually supportive partnership.
"In the course of a marriage, one accommodates the other, so, for example, when Marty was intent on becoming a partner in a New York law firm in five years, during that time, I was the major caretaker of our home and child. But when I started up the ACLU Women's Rights Project, Marty realised how important that work was."
#RIP Ruth & Marty, in each other’s arms, forever.
Love letters will never go out of style.
Love Beats Covid
Since the beginning of the pandemic, clients have simply embraced the wonders of modern technology (and even old-school letter writing) until they've been able to meet their dates in person.
The upshot is that it's actually allowed for deeper, more meaningful communication and proved highly successful in building rapport between clients and those we deem a likely match.
We've also given clients the option to pause or extend their Memberships by the length of time they've faced restrictions on socialising in their town, city or country.
Lockdowns don’t last - so thankfully their impact on our clients is minimal.
#News #CurrentAffairs #Covid-19
From Her to You
A small collection of letters, poems and musings penned by some of our most sensational, single women during lockdown.
NO ONE HOME!
I just couldn’t resist the irony of the title when I began book shopping a few days after the ‘stay at home’ order. It was a good read; intriguing and good company - a bit like myself (she says with a wink and a grin).
I’ve just started reading a non-fiction book called 'Thinking Fast and Slow' by Daniel Kahneman. It explores the basis of our intuitive and rational thinking…how people are so certain they are right and fail to look deeper or more objectively as to why they make their judgements.
I’m also in the middle of Jeffrey Archer’s ‘Heads You Win’. The story explores the parallel lives of a mother who escapes from the Soviet Union with her son after her husband is killed by the KGB. At the point of escape, they have to choose to be smuggled onto one of two ships - one is bound for the UK, the other for the US. Did they make the right choice?
Long ago, someone very dear to me taught me to treat people like books - we’ve all got a story and every story is worth hearing. So, what’s your story?
Until we meet,
Take to the Skies
See London from a different perspective.
Charter a private helicopter and soar over the city as you sip champagne.
Once you've landed, your driver will be waiting to take you directly to a top restaurant where you can begin planning your next date over a deliciously decadent lunch.