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A note from the field


February 7, 2019

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, we’ve been delving into the lives of some of the nation’s most loved couples to see if we can uncover the secret to a happy, healthy relationship…

All it took was one glance over the floor of a London Art Gallery and the iconic love story that surrounded John and Yoko began. The year 2019 would have marked their 50th wedding anniversary and although their relationship met a tragic end, their romance and passion taught us so much about love. Controversy followed this dynamic couple, from the very start, but no one can deny how beautiful their love and affection was for each other and those around them. With an impressive array of albums and exhibitions, not to mention, their public advocacy for peace, it just goes to show the power of love.

John Lennon and Yoko Ono Travel on Escalator

Relationship Lesson #1: Bond over your passions!

White Smart Turnout Savant Watch For John Lennon

Style Suggestion: Why not keep the peace between you and your partner and treat your John or Yoko to one of our pure white watches such as the Savant Watch Silver White Leather Edition.

Let’s not forget that Valentine’s is as much about friends as it is about lovers, and the unlikely pairing of Disney’s Timon and Pumbaa, the gassy warthog and small-minded, yet charming meerkat, is enough to prove that you can find a friend in the most unlikely of places. Not only is their friendship enough to melt even the iciest of hearts, but their Hakuna Matata mantra has us wishing that we too could live life with a problem-free philosophy. Unfortunately, we’re not sure that Timon and Pumbaa had a 9-5 and bills to pay.

Relationship Lesson #2: Learn to love each other wart(hogs) and all.

Quirky Striped Smart Turnout Silk Bow Ties

Style Suggestions: It may seem highly unlikely that a warthog and meerkat would be seen walking the streets in human attire. But, then again, if Stuart Little can, anyone can. If that were the case we imagine that they would probably opt for one of our quirky bow ties. Our Cornell Edition would look great on Pumbaa and the Winchester Edition, the perfect choice for Timon.

Arguably the most rock and roll relationship of the last century, Sharon and Ozzy have certainly earned the title of an ‘iconic couple’. Despite a number of questionable situations they have found themselves in over the years, including throwing ham over their neighbour’s garden fence during a feud (yes, we told you, very rock and roll), they seem to have found the key to a relationship that stands the test of time. 33 years on and still going strong!

Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne Laughing

Relationship Lesson #3: Let loose and have a little fun. Although, maybe not quite as much ‘fun’ as the Osbournes.

Smart Turnout Master Couples Matching Watches

Style Suggestion: In keeping with the Rock and Roll nature of the Osbournes, why not treat your Ozzy to our Master Watch with Black Leather Strap? For Sharon? A Master Petite with Red Leather Strap should do a good job of matching her hairdo.

Icons of the 80’s Johnny and Baby from Dirty Dancing show us the trials and tribulations of a new relationship. Scorned by her parents for not adhering to their strict rules, the pair proves that having someone by your side can light a fire inside you that you never knew you had. The famous line ‘Nobody puts Baby in the corner…’ is a telling one, proving that standing up for each other is a key part of any relationship. Had Johnny not stuck up for Baby that evening, the world would not have been blessed with the iconic lift that we are sure has now been attempted by lovers on dancefloors across the world…maybe at a few office parties too.

Baby and Johnny Dirty Dancing Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner

Relationship Lesson #4: Learn to dance in the face of adversity.

Smart Turnout Cable Knit Cricket Jumpers

Style Suggestion: We are more than sure that if Johnny weren’t a fictional character he would be asking for one of our wool Cricket Sweaters this Valentine’s Day. His chest likely gets a little chilly, what with all those v-necks and vests he’s seen sporting.

Solid proof that blind dates can work! David and Iman are one of the world’s most loved couples. Often described by Iman as ‘curious and fun’, the couple shone a light on what it meant to have stability and even privacy in a relationship without sacrificing their sense of adventure. You couldn’t write it, a Rockstar and Supermodel’s worlds collide, a glorious mashup of sheer style, talent, and friendship. This year would have marked their 27th wedding anniversary, an impressive milestone for two of the century’s biggest starlets.

David Bowie and Iman WeddingDavid Bowie as Ziggy Stardust

Relationship Lesson #5: Keep your relationship private, without keeping your partner a secret.

Smart Watch Red White and Blue by Smart Turnout

Style Suggestion: Unleash your inner Ziggy Stardust with a Bowie approved watch. Opt for our Smart Watch Yorkshire Hussars Edition for a timepiece that mirrors his famous ensemble.

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