Love Leggings Loves… Love
Love is in the air!
Valentine’s Day is all about setting the mood! The movies you watch, the couples you love and the music you listen to can help you get into the festive spirit. And, in light of the season, we’ve compiled a list of some of Love Leggings HQ’s favourites…
It’s time to snuggle up on the sofa with your significant other, a glass of wine and your favourite leggings! We’ve got our top three choices for a romantic movie night in:
No list of romantic movies is complete without The Notebook. Two teens meet and fall in love, get separated by judgemental parents, war, and a fiancé … will they find their way back to each other?! (… We all know the answer to that one!)
It’s nostalgic, sentimental and beautifully shot – just remember to keep tissues close by.
One of the weirdest romantic films you could watch but great if you’re not into the usual clichéd rom-com stories. Two thirtysomethings strike up a romantic relationship but, unbeknownst to them, they are former lovers who had their memories erased after a difficult break-up. It’s an odd premise for a romantic movie, equal parts painful and joyous, but also just a really, really good movie!
If you didn’t see this at the cinema, you’re in for a treat! After falling for a struggling artist, Jackson – a musician – coaxes her to follow her dreams while battling his own personal demons. It’s a remake of a remake, but who are we to judge?! It’s full of big emotions and great acting. Definitely worth a watch (…or a re-watch!)
Whether you binge-watch on Netflix or tune in every week, nothing beats watching a love story unfold on the television. Some are will-they/won’t-they; some seem fated from the start and others have been together forever. Here are some of our favourites:
Monica and Chandler - Friends
Do you remember watching the episode where they got together way back in 1998? It came out of nowhere and yet it felt so right! They showed us that the love of your life can also be your best friend and they challenged expectations: Monica proposed, they adopted children and they stayed together through all the ups and downs. Great role models for accepting your significant other, quirks and all.
Willow and Tara – Buffy The Vampire Slayer
The majority of Willow and Tara’s relationship is great representation for lesbian and bisexual women. They were loving and supportive and a lot less dramatic than the other couples in the show. They were so much healthier than the other relationships on BtVS. And it was great to see queer women represented. Their love blossomed and remained until Willows dramatic turn to the dark side. (And - spoilers - it ends in the cliched bury your gay's trope)
Jake and Amy – Brooklyn 99
It's a more modern show, compared to the other two, but an easy watch! You could see that Jake and Amy were endgame from the beginning. Both have their quirks but they make each other better people and police officers. The greatest part of their relationship is the mutual respect and support.
If music be the food of love, play on! We love a playlist and there’s nothing like a romantic playlist to keep you feeling romantic. These are our playlist must-haves for Valentine’s Day.
Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers
(Who else was obsessed with the Gareth Gates cover circa 2002?! Just us?)