With temperatures dropping and the dark nights creeping in, it’s tempting to opt for at-home date nights snuggled on the sofa with a takeaway. Yet winter is arguably the most romantic season in London, with twinkling lights, cosy terraces and festive markets popping up across the city. As you can imagine, there’s plenty to get out and experience – so we’ve teamed up with FOPE to give you our edit of the most perfect winter date ideas (designed to get sparks flying).
Cute Winter Date Ideas For Christmas 2023
Putting On The Finishing Touches With FOPE
Have a romantic winter date planned? When it comes to settling the final touches – whether for yourself or for that someone special – look no further than Italian fine jeweller FOPE and its celebration-worthy designs.
Jewellery has long been the ultimate gifting option for lovers, representing the bonds of a special relationship through precious materials and beautiful design – and nothing feels more reflective of this unity than a ring. FOPE unveiled its first collection of rings dedicated to couples in love this season: Souls. A rainbow collection of Flex’it rings in 18 carat white, yellow and rose gold set with a single precious stone. These stones span blue sapphires, rubies, emeralds, black and white diamonds, and can add a thoughtful, personalised touch to your ring of choice.
Worried about finding the right size ring? The flexible gold mesh chain of each ring stretches comfortably around the wearer’s finger, allowing enough give for multiple sizes, and can even be worn on different fingers or stacked together with other rings.
And when it comes to dressing up on the night, the timeless elegance of FOPE’s Solo collection is the icing on the cake for any outfit. While fans of the label may be familiar with the Solo line of bracelets, rings and earrings crafted with slim gold round mesh chains, this season the focus is on a new addition to the collection: necklaces.
The new flexible Solo necklaces are unisex and feature the line’s classic chain design (available in 18 carat white, yellow or rose gold), with a hidden clasp at the front in the form of a diamond-laden rondel. The black or white diamond, set on the ‘O’ of the FOPE logo, hides a click button that allows the wearer to open the mechanism – meaning the necklace remains uninterrupted by its clasp, and that all-too-familiar awkward shuffling to remove your jewellery remains a thing of the past.
But the real beauty of the FOPE Solo necklace lies in its clever, versatile design; wear your chain short for a choker effect, let it sit neatly along your collarbones or link it up with another Solo chain for an extra long necklace (or even twist it around your wrist for a layered bracelet). Flexible enough to suit any occasion, it should sit at the top of your jewellery checklist when it comes to cuffing season.
Both collections are available to shop from FOPE’s London store on 1A Old Bond Street, as well as at mappinandwebb.com
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