The lone red carnation was tucked inside a card that read ''Be Mine." It was the very first time I ever received a Valentine from a secret admirer and, although I would have preferred a rose, my heart raced as I looked around to see which seventh grader had left this lovely gift on my desk. A few decades have passed since then but nothing erases the memory of that first Valentine's Day present.
That's the power of Cupid. Although you could show affection to your loved one at any time of the year, Valentine's Day is that one day dedicated to all things romance. So why not make the most of it? Whether you'd like to take your sweetie to one of the 10 most romantic restaurants in the world or cook a gourmet four-course dinner at home, your efforts will surely not go unnoticed.
Here at FDL, romance is in the air and we've put together an inspirational guide to help you navigate your way though Cupid's day while keeping things fun and delicious.