Between work, family, daily errands and other activities, you and your honey are probably not connecting as much as you’d like. Spend some time together in your off-hours, skipping the usual date formula of dinner and a movie. Just follow our guide for theme weekends for lovers, packed with original ideas.
So it’s Friday. Work is finished, you’ve grabbed a few moments to read through the articles on divine.ca…and then it’s time to log off! Stay logged off and shut down for the weekend—that goes for your sweetie, too. Say bye-bye to cell phones, text messages, emails, voice mail and laptops. Reserve the home phone for emergencies only. Let the answering machine pick up—if it’s important, the caller will leave a message. This technological fast will enrich your relationship over the weekend. Without being disturbed by anyone, you can reconnect and take the time to look each other in the eyes and really reconnect!
This weekend, go Hollywood. Plan a chic, romantic outing. Book a table at a smart restaurant several days in advance. On the night in question, get dressed up—both of you! Match your outfits like Brangelina hitting the red carpet. Spice up the night by pretending it’s your first date, and flirt with each other through dinner. We bet that seeing your man in his best evening wear will make you fall for him all over again. And if you’ve got the means, why not check into a hotel? You don’t have to go far; just being in a new bed will give you both all kinds of ideas!
Sometimes we forget how much fun it can be just to get outside. All you need to do is choose the right activity for the right season, with a romantic twist, of course! Why not go for a stroll? In the summer, walk along the beach. For autumn, go apple-picking, and in winter, try skiing or ice skating? Spring is great for getting out your bikes and rollerblades. What can be better than getting in touch with Nature—and your sweetie? You’ll get fresh air and adorable rosy cheeks, too—we’re referring to your face, of course.
Plunge into your favourite cooking books, get out the slow-cooker and soufflé dishes, and get cooking! It’s open kitchen until Sunday night. On the menu: pouring over cooking books and magazines, checking out cooking shows and DVDs to learn new techniques, a visit to the local market—and the pleasure of discovering new tastes. Why not try your hand at rolling your own sushi or any other exotic dish? From a practical standpoint, you’ll have tasty little dishes for the week ahead. Plus, playing with all those textures, flavours and intoxicating aromas will give you an appetite for what comes after dinner!
Sometimes, what we need the most from our couple time is to unwind. Plan a weekend that doesn’t require an iota of effort. No cooking, visiting in-laws, or Pilates/yoga/meditation/salsa/kick-boxing classes. Sleep late, then take your time sipping big bowls of café au lait, reading the funnies until it’s time to order in lunch. Lift a finger (or two) and give each other lazy, lingering massages. You’ll find that doing nothing is a lot more fun that you ever imagined—have a great weekend!