Friday, January 16, 2009

Keeping Warm with Romance

It’s a cold weekend for our area, the coldest it has been in years weather forecasters say. Avoid the bitter chill and use this opportunity to stay in and warm up with your sweetie. Here are a few ideas the two of you can do together with in the comfort and warmth of your own home.

For the Movie Buffs: Themed Movie Marathons
Decide on a theme for your marathon. There are many different kinds to come up with, and if you’re a movie aficionado, the possibilities can be endless. You could choose an actor and watch the films he has starred in that earned him Academy Award nominations. Create your own off-beat genre, for example, “action movies which feature some sort of public transportation.” Or to get you in the mood for your pending nuptials, look through our movie list for wedding and dance films!

Once you’ve gotten your movies lined up, put out a full night’s worth of snacks, fluff up your pillows, and find a warm blanket you and your sweetie can cuddle under. Dim the lights, press play and let the romance begin.

For the Foodie Couple:
Stir up some romance in the kitchen. Find a new recipe the both of you would like to try, and cook it together. You’ll enjoy yourselves working side by side as the aromas of herbs & spices fill the air. When your special meal has been prepared, make it a picnic in front of the fireplace instead of the usual dinner table. If you don’t have a fireplace, then light up all the candles you have. Turn on your favorite music and open that bottle of wine you’ve been saving for a “special occasion” to complete the romantic ambience. Remember to save room for dessert!

For the Outdoorsy Types:
Those prone to cabin fever will find a way out of their house despite the cold weather conditions. If you and your sweetheart don’t mind braving the cold, try a wintry stroll at a near by park. Go ice-skating at your local rink. Some ice rinks have open skating where they play dance music and a colorful disco ball shimmers overhead. Use the strong winds to fly a kite. After you work up a good outdoor exercise, chase the cold away with two mugs of hot chocolate and curling up next to your honey.

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