Location IS Everything.

Forget spending $50+ on twelve roses that will wilt within the week.  It’s less expensive to show your date an entire garden of LIVING plants and flowers.  Surround your beauty with beauty at Longwood Gardens.  Make sure your breath is minty fresh, as this place has some of the world’s best make out spots.

For more information, go to longwoodgardens.org.

3 Comments May 3, 2011

The Magical World of Love

If you haven’t been to The Piazza at Schmidt’s in Philadelphia, you need to stop what you are doing and go there.  Right now.  Home to galleries, unique shops, bars, and restaurants, what more could you want?

Alright, fine.  You also want some magic in your relationship just like everyone else.  Well, The Piazza at Schmidt’s has that, too.  Head to Trickzone.  No, it’s not like some kinky South Street shop.  Trickzone is home to magic tricks.  Be dazzled by the trade, buy some tricks of your own, or, perhaps, see about having a magic party on the premises.  They’re recommended for children’s birthdays, but asking never hurt, and creativity always gets a gold star when it comes to dating.

And Trickzone gets a gold star for the debating couple: “Is love truly magical or is it just an illusion?”  One stop here and you might even be able to magically figure out a way to get your date to stop talking and make out with you already.  Just maybe.   trickzonephilly.com

Leave a Comment May 2, 2011

Love CAN be a game…

Invite your date to your place and get right to business on the floor.  Before you do, make sure you have all the essential props: markers, crayons, pens, pencils, glue, scissors, and paper.  Throw in some glitter if you dare.  Hey, it can be as kinky as you want it to be.  But you’re still wondering what IT is?  It’s a game.

Make a game about your love.  It can be as original as you like, but if you’re stuck on ideas, you can get some help from the pros.  Google Make-Your-Own-Opoly  and you’ll find a number of online shops that distribute the Parker Brothers game that you can design at home.  If Apples to Apples is more your thing, click on this site to make your custom version.  otb-games.com/apples/apples_blank.html

Love is a game.  Play it all night long.

Leave a Comment May 1, 2011

Philadelphia Has History and You Can Make Some. Part 2

Fashion designers will surely want to visit famous sewer Betsy Ross’ House before heading to Urban Outfitters for some shopping.  Sure, Urban Outfitters is international, but Philly is where it started. bestyrosshouse.org and urbanoutfitters.com

Leave a Comment April 30, 2011

Look at the Chart!

The Chart House in Philadelphia is a premier dining experience along the Delaware River. Definitely classy, the Chart House is by far one of the most romantic restaurants in the City of Brotherly Love.  Choose from steak, seafood, chicken, and more, and don’t forget to have the chocolate lava cake for dessert.


Leave a Comment April 29, 2011

If All Roads Lead to Rome, is it Best to Take the Scenic Route?

Someone once told me that it only mattered if we got there. I disagreed.  If all roads lead to Rome, it may be best to take the scenic route and savour every sultry second of it.  So whether your destination is a walk away, a ten minute drive, a six hour flight, a twelve hour train ride, or a two week road trip, make it meaningful and fun.  It’s all part of the date.  So sing at the top of your lungs, play license plate bingo (if applicable), create wacky stories about the strangers around you, ask 20 questions, strike up a debate about healthcare, and explore each other and the possibilities.

Leave a Comment April 29, 2011

Group date: Hibachi!

Perfect for a group of friends, Benihana restaurants serve flavorful hibachi-style meats and seafood.  Watch your chef juggle cooking utensils while your meal is made right before your eyes.  Filling and plentiful, try to save room for dessert.  They have excellent sherbert among other choices.


Leave a Comment April 28, 2011


Since working out can be an aphrodisiac, amp it up to a half marathon.  Pick a cause, turn training into a date, challenge and support one another, and reap the benefits of a cardio workout.  Causes are aplenty, but here is one I did. http://www.ccteamchallenge.org/Teams/Philadelphia_-_Delaware_Valley_Chapter.htm

Leave a Comment April 25, 2011

Head to Serendipity3

CHOCOLATE and LOVE are supposed to have similar effects on the inside of the body. Test the theory out by heading to Serendipity3 in New York City.  The narrow, gorgeous restaurant looks like it’s set up for a celebration all year round.  It is the perfect setting to enjoy dessert, a meal, and even spot celebrities.  (Notice the order of events.)  If you want to see something really famous, order the frozen hot chocolate.  It’s huge and delicious.  Feel free to be as cute as the deco and share it with your sweetie, but if you want it all for yourself, who could blame you?  serendipity3.com

Leave a Comment April 24, 2011

Naked Chocolate

I don’t need to say anymore.  Take your date to the Naked Chocolate Cafe.  Dessert never felt so good.  nakedchocolatecafe.com.

Leave a Comment April 24, 2011

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