Seal Your Love
Legend has it that if you and your sweetheart attach a padlock to a bridge, and throw the key down into the water below, it will seal your love forever. Beautiful, right? These padlock-adorned bridges can be seen worldwide, but particularly so in the ever-romantic Paris, where thousands of couples have etched their initials onto locks and attached them to the Pont des Arts, declaring their eternal love for each other.
This was the inspiration for Louis Vuitton’s latest fine jewellery collection, Lockit. I was lucky enough to get to road test a couple of my favourite pieces on a little Valentines date alone on Hampstead Heath at the beautiful Pergola and Hill Gardens. As if the story behind the collection wasn’t enough to capture my imagination, the dainty pieces feature functioning padlocks as clasps. I fell particularly hard for the pink gold bracelet – a piece your loved one would have to ‘lock’ in to place on your wrist using the tiny ‘LV’ inscribed lock.
If you’re a hopeless romantic like me, keep an eye out on the Louis Vuitton Foursquare page, as they’ll be sharing a few of my favourite romantic spots in London in time for the 14th! My first being this secret garden, nestled away on the Heath. It was empty on our visit, aside from a few elderly couples, but I find that all the more romantic (there is nothing like an old couple holding hands, am I right?). Whether you’re on a date with your other half or your best friend, I couldn’t recommend visiting here enough – I’m so excited to see how it transforms in Summer. x
Blouse - Louis Vuitton Cruise 2013 | Bag - Louis Vuitton Alma BB | Shoes - Louis Vuitton