“There’s nothing like a jewel box-sized restaurant to add to the intimacy and coziness of a night out," Meghan Markle once wrote

By Erin Hill
February 14, 2019 11:18 AM
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When it comes to romance, Meghan Markle doesn’t hold back.

Thanks to her former love of social media and her now defunct lifestyle website, The Tig, the Duchess of Sussex has given us major insight into her romantic side.

Meghan, who is expecting her first child in the spring with husband Prince Harry, once wrote: “Without fail, every February 14th, I wake up feeling like I’m immersed in a Robert Doisneau photo, waiting with bated breath to be dipped into a kiss. This is all happening in black and white, of course. And in Paris, if I had my way. But delusions of francophile grandeur aside, Valentine’s Day is special wherever you happen to find yourself. And in terms of gifts, be it breakfast in bed, a sweet love note, or a single flower, it really is the thought that counts.”

And it doesn’t stop with Valentine’s Day. Meghan admitted she enjoys finding little ways to share her love every day.

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She puts her thoughts to paper.
“If given the option between fingers to keyboard, or pen to paper, I will always choose the latter,” she once wrote on The Tig. “Because amongst the throwback things that I love (a ’62 porsche speedster à la Dylan McKay in 90210, a bevy of Vargas girls, a Busby Berkeley film, or cooking over a charcoal grill), what trumps all is my love of writing (and receiving) a handwritten note.”

She’s affectionate.
“Let’s discuss the simple pleasures in life: holding someone’s hand so seamlessly that you can’t decipher their fingers from your own, fresh baked bread smeared with briny French butter, a smile that says you are endlessly adored, the sizzle and smell of sautéing onions, and finding the perfect book.”

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She goes glam for date night.
“Perhaps it’s the girly girl in me. Maybe it’s the fact that if given the choice between punk and pretty, I will always vote for pretty. For women looking like ladies. For the opportunity to wow with class and grace and fairytale level ball gown beauty.”

She cooks romantic meals (engagement chicken, anyone?).
“Some days you have a bite of food that makes you go ‘woah.’ Your eyes widen, you look down at the plate, almost pushing things around with your fork to see what’s making it so special. You take another bite, smiling as you do so, almost laughing, because it’s just so damn good.”

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She plans romantic date nights.
“There’s nothing like a jewel box-sized restaurant to add to the intimacy and coziness of a night out — because, let’s be honest — some the best meals of our lives have less to do with the food specifically, and more to do with the overall experience; the space being high on the list.”

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She gives thoughtful gifts.
“It’s easy to grab another T-shirt for your man — but you’ll likely steal it for PJs anyway. Instead, give him something creative that he’ll actually enjoy.”

She brings the romance.
“[I] think it’s safe to say that we all fall in love a little bit every day. Be it with your partner, your crush, even a person in passing that energetically makes your heart go pitter pat. Whatever the case may be, when you meet someone that makes you beam, you must take note.”