20 January 2015

The VERY BEST Day of the Week For A Date Night



You know how Friday and Saturday night are usually designated for dates, city outings, dinners out, movies, gatherings with friends, etc.?

And then Monday comes and the weekend never feels long enough.

Well, I've got a plan for you and I think it's pretty brilliant.

Have your date night on THURSDAY NIGHT.

Dress up. Meet someplace out of the house. Make a hot date happen with your significant other or with friends. This way, you wake up and you still have a fun Friday and Saturday ahead (which are automatically just fun because they exist).

And your weekend will feel like it goes on and on and ON. . . . . . .

Trust me. Thursday night date nights are game changers.

TRY IT.

-Mara



P.S. In Cuenca, our date nights usually consist of going to the symphony, opera, guitar concert (like above), or a flamenco concert. The cultural events are FREE here and often take place in amazing colonial cathedrals, which is pretty fantastic. There are very few restaurants that we like here (food snobs, I know) so Danny usually cooks our meals. Sometimes we go to one of the big soccer games or the movies (they show several movies in English each month.) Sometimes we go to our favorite hot spring spa for a 3 hour spa experience (with steam baths, 3 different mud baths, sauna hot boxes, and hydrotherapy- all for $15!) And for our hottest date nights, Danny builds a fire...and well, we quite enjoy being together in the firelight. :)

What are you doing for date nights these days? Is it hard to pull them off in your current phase of life? 

P.P.S. Today at NOON you can register for the NYC 5 Boro Bike Ride, which will take place on May 3, 2015. COOLEST EXPERIENCE EVER!!! I cannot recommend it enough. I wrote a post about our experience here - including some good tips, if I do say so myself.

10 comments:

  1. Every night can be date night...holding hands while doing errands, stopping for a coffee and conversation...romance is everywhere. :-)

    Kelly
    www.alovelylifeindeed.com

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    1. loooove this. So, so true! How nice it would be if "date night" niceties could happen every day. Thanks for the good reminder.

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  2. We're all over Thursday night date nights here in Manchester, UK! Thursday is a very legit night for meeting friends, going out theatre, cinema, gig, pub meal... we call it 'the start of the weekend' (although of course we all work Fridays.) Manchester is a mill town and traditionally the mill workers were paid their weekly wages on a Thursday, it became 'treat' night, 'pub' night, 'chippy' night etc and it's stuck.

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    1. SMILING BIG over here. 'chippy' night? 'pub' night? LOVE IT. You know we all love these UK details. :)

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  3. We love weekday date nights! Restaurants are usually less busy, so we don't feel bad about lingering. And we've also found it easier to find an available baby sitter.

    Although, we hadn't thought of the appeal of Thursday nights in particular! That's fun. Thanks for sharing!

    P.S. Your fire looks so cozy, I am not sure I would ever want to go out :)

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    1. SUCH a good point about the restaurants and baby-sitters. Love it. And yes, our fire is to die for. It has been such a treat to have it. The weather here right now is actually really warm, but the nights cool off just enough that building a fire is always welcome.

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  4. Hi,
    I just love reading your blog.
    You said 3 hour spa experience (with steam baths, 3 different mud baths, sauna hot boxes, and hydrotherapy- all for $15!), where is this place and what is it called.
    Thanks

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    1. Ah, thank you!! The place is called Piedra de Agua! I should have linked to it. It's a spa in little Baños just outside of Cuenca - it's about 15 minutes from our home. We go on Wed. nights when it's buy one get one free from 5-10 pm (so $15 each). The same deal applies each weekday if you arrive between 6 am & 8 am.

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  5. We live in a tourist destination and for most weekends the downtown is packed, wait times at restaurants are long. So we've been doing just that since we moved here and especially since having our daughter. We typically go out on Wednesday or Thursday night and it's so lovely to have our city to ourselves! (and yes, WAY easier to find a babysitter)

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    1. SO smart!! Love it! Yay for Wed & Thurs!

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