I don’t know about you, but I don’t see why only one day in February is set aside to celebrate romance. The month is still bleak and chilly and hence a perfect time for fireplaces, hot brandy and cozying up. Herewith are 28 romantic reasons (plus one for leap year) to get all kissy this month.
February 1, 1811
Jane Austen spends the month writing Mansfield Park, her last novel. Can we all agree that the world is a better place now that Jane Austen has been in it? Yes, we most certainly can.
February 2, 1977
International pop sensation Shakira (née Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll) is born in Barranquilla, Colombia. Witty Austenian dialogue is great, but there comes a time in any romance when the sentiments expressed in the lyrics to her hit song “Whenever, Wherever” are exactly what’s needed.
February 3, 1809
Felix Mendelssohn, German composer, is born. Mendelssohn has sent bouquets a-flying down the aisle thousands of times since with his iconic “Wedding March” composition....