by Delilah Moore
Take our word for it: You don’t need to jet off on a far-flung getaway to rekindle the spark in your relationship. We know it can feel like the end-all-be-all of a power couple-level relationship — and we don’t blame you for feeling envious over those Instagram shots of couples lounging on the beaches of St. Tropez you keep seeing. But there are plenty of ways to recreate that honeymoon feeling at home, and getting into the ritual of making the everyday romantic may actually be more beneficial for your relationship in the long-run.
From how to set the mood to a relaxing CBD massage, the following five tips break down exactly how to pull off a fun, romantic and memorable at-home getaway this Labor Day weekend that proves you don’t need to travel halfway around the world to inject some passion into your partnership.
1. Spruce Up the Bedroom
If you’re wondering how to set the mood for your sultry staycation, the bedroom is the best place to start. Put on some fresh linen and clear away any clutter that reminds you of any awaiting to-do lists, add in a few candles buy yourselves some nice new robes and slippers you’ve been waiting to use. Just a few adjustments to your current setup can ensure you and your partner sleep as if it’s a vacation every night.
2. Take it Outside
Before you retire to your now-dreamy bedroom, spend some time outdoors together. Take the time to build a firepit together where you can wind down your evening and enjoy each other’s company in the romantic glow. Snuggle up to each other and pop open a bottle of wine, roast some marshmallows, and take in the beauty around you before ending the evening by gazing up at the stars.
3. Play Tourist
Just because you’re staying at home, doesn’t mean you can’t get out and explore. Find out if your city has a food or wine tour you both could enjoy, or perhaps there’s an amazing hiking trail you never knew about! Don’t go to all the places you have already been to before; find the hidden gems of your city instead. Who better to discover them with than the person you love?
4. Get Fancy
Check your local listings for an opera, symphony, orchestra or even a ballet that you two can make an evening out of. This can be a great time for you to pull out a fancy outfit and take part in the elegance of the fine arts. You can really go to town literally and figuratively here. Maybe even get a fabulous rental car for the evening, and finish off the night with an incredible meal at the hottest restaurant in town. You and your partner will make memories you’ll never forget.
5. Pamper Each Other
Whether you make an at-home spa or have one near you, is it really an unforgettable experience without a couple’s massage? Any tension left over from the other activities can be whisked away after a day of pampering. For this, go all out. Invest in a special CBD massage oil for the occasion (it helps the body relax), brush up on some massage techniques and use candles and other romantic touches to set the stage.. Before you know it, you’ll be melting in each other’s arms.
Delilah Moore is an author and former manager for one of the top dating sites in the U.S. With a degree in Journalism and Literary Studies, she has her pulse on what’s going on in the world and also follows her creative passions! A people-person at heart, she adores time with her family and friends, trips to Napa and reading poetry. She also dabbles in the most recent love of her life, real estate!