1 | If you’re reading this week’s issue of Esquire Weekly looking for tips on how to ace Valentine’s day then you’re in luck. Not only do we have expert advice from stylists, buyers and models on how to choose lingerie for your better half, there’s also a last minute gift guide, 23 examples of everyday romance and a comprehensive set of rules for eating out on 14 February. There’s also the not insignificant detail of Roxy, our cover model, demonstrating just how good the right lingerie can look.
2 | The McLaren 12C Spider is quite a machine. In response to accusations that their last creation was soulless, the motoring men from Woking made the 12C mad, bad and presumably dangerous to know. Chris Hall test drives it for us.
3 | Spare a thought (or not) this Valentine’s day for the adulterers, the men for whom the most romantic day of the year turns into a fraught, and rather expensive event. But just how much does it cost to have an affair? Hotels, taxis, dinners, presents, even second houses, Caroline Kent spoke to three mistresses to find out what’s being spent, where.
4 | Everyone knows that the Brits is broken. Sure, it’s a slickly produced event, well presented and free of scandal, but where’s the fun? Where’s the credibility? Where are the fights? Andrew Harrison spoke to the great and the good from the world of music and television to try and work out how we can fix them. Step one: get Noel Gallagher to present it.
5 | That gift guide we mentioned earlier? Yeah, it’s good. We enlisted the help of our sister magazine, Harper’s Bazaar in choosing the sort of gifts that will get you an incredulous but delighted look that says “how on earth did you know to get me this?’ tomorrow morning.
6 | Spike Jonze’s new film Her explores the idea of falling in love with a computer generated personality. Edwin Smith reveals that, thanks to virtual reality goggles, Google Glass and ever advancing operating systems, digital love isn’t that far away.
Elsewhere in the issue Dominic Cooper talks to us about his new role as Ian Fleming, House of Cards returns to Netflix and Miley Cyrus waxes lyrical about her favourite lost cities. As imagined by Michael Holden, obviously.
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