Heat Up Your Love Life with these Summer Date Ideas

Summer is a time of endless possibilities. And in my humble opinion, these longer days, warmer temperatures, and the innate vibrant energy of the season provide an absolutely ideal backdrop for creating some beautiful memories on some unforgettable dates. So, whether you’re a new couple looking to deepen your connection or a long-term duo seeking to reignite the spark, I hope today’s topic will help you make the most of the sunny days and warm nights. Grab a glass of wine my babeand let’s dive in…

Picture this… a warm summer evening, a cozy blanket spread out under a star-studded sky, and a picnic basket filled to the brim with delicious treats. Take yourself, the one you love and your taste buds on a mouthwatering journey by planning a picnic in a picturesque location. Choose a spot with a breathtaking view or a hidden gem that’s off the beaten path. As the sun sets and the stars twinkle above, let the magic of the night embrace you both, and allow the simple pleasure of good food and great company to create memories that will last a lifetime. The perfect beverage for such an occasion ? I’m glad you asked. Grab a bottle of Nosotros Tequila ( my favourite is the Blanco ) some fresh watermelon juice, a lemon or lime and some sparking water… mix then indulge until your heart desires.

I’m a firm believer that summer nights are made for stargazing. So in the same vein as the beautiful beachy picnic above, and for those seeking an extra touch of whimsy and enchantment, why not embark on a stargazing experience ? Find a cozy, safe spot away from the city lights, spread a blanket on the grass, and let the cosmic symphony of twinkling stars serenade you. As you trace constellations and share stories, the vastness of the universe will serve as a gentle reminder of the infinite possibilities that love holds. Let the cosmic canvas of the night sky be the backdrop for an intimate and awe-inspiring date that will leave you, pun very much intended, starstruck. The perfect drink ? A bottle of rosé champagne – either Ruinart Rosé Champagne or Taittinger Prestige Rose.

You could always plan a seductive culinary extravaganza…. Imagine a candlelit dinner, where each bite becomes a moment of sensual pleasure, and every sip of wine deepens the connection between you and your partner. Let the aphrodisiacal ingredients and decadent desserts tease your palate and set the stage for a night of culinary seduction. With every dish meticulously crafted to seduce your senses, this delicious experience promises to be an unforgettable culinary affair that will leave you craving more. The perfect drink I hear you say ? The Neft Mennelli. 1 oz Neft Vodka ( a FROME favorite ) 1.5 oz Aperol, .25 oz Apple Liqueur and 2 dashes of Lemon Bitters. Mix it all together, pour over ice and thank me later.

Tap into your artistic sides with a nude drawing class for couples. Risque I know… but if you’re comfortable and secure enough to indulge in this particular activity, I say do it… Find a local art studio or hire a private instructor to guide you through the process. As you sketch another’s naked forms, you’ll not only unleash your creativity but also deepen the intimacy and appreciation for your partner’s body. If you’re in LA – People Sketchers ( located at Hillcrest Center for the Arts ) holds workshop sessions that feature both male and female models in various stages of undress. Currently held Thursdays at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts in Thousand Oaks, the unrestricted, all-levels classes accepts drop in’s and are available for $15 at the door. My NY babes – check out Art Model Book ( https://www.artmodelbook.com/figure-drawing-new-york.htm ) for all your nude art needs. Now, obviously you can’t bring a roadie to such an event, but a pre-paint libation would go a long way. My suggestion would be a few seltzers, a personal favourite being High Noon. Simple, to the point and just enough to loose some of those inhibitions.

Or if you’re still looking for an artistic adventure without seeing someone else’s balls or boobs, set up an outdoor painting session in your backyard. Get some canvases, paintbrushes, and a variety of paints. Let your creativity flow as you paint the summer scenery, each other’s portraits, or abstract masterpieces. Embrace the joy of self-expression and allow the soothing strokes of your brushes to bring your imagination to life. To complement this delightful activity, why not uncork a bottle of your favorite red or white wine? A smooth Malbec or a crisp Pinot Grigio can add an extra touch of elegance and relaxation of your painting session.

As the clock strikes midnight and inhibitions fade away, a world of liberation and exhilaration awaits. Embrace the freedom of a moonlit night by skinny-dipping in a secluded body of water. Find a private spot, away from prying eyes ( or don’t if that’s your kink ), and indulge in the thrill of some naked swimming. Let the thrill of the forbidden and the intimate closeness of the moment awaken your senses and create a memory that will forever be etched in your hearts and private parts. Beverage of choice for such an occasion ? Beer, easy to chug and way less discreet than a bottle of wine. My favourite you ask ? Bud Light or Fosters lol. But I know cheap beer isn’t everyone’s flavour so opt for any beer in a can to ensure your night doesn’t end in some kind of glass related disaster.

Attend a local food truck festival and indulge in a variety of delicious cuisines that will tantalise your tastebuds ! As you and your date wander through the bustling lanes, the aroma of sizzling meats, exotic spices, and freshly baked goodies permeates the air, enticing you to indulge in a feast of epic proportions. From savory street tacos to mouthwatering burgers, gourmet mac and cheese to decadent desserts, the options seem endless, making it a paradise for food enthusiasts and adventurous eaters alike. A fun and flavourful way to experience a variety of culinary delights with that special someone. Find a local bar or coffee shop to end your adventure with an espresso, straight up or in martini form.

Possibly my favourite of the list today, a Scavenger Hunt Adventure. As you and your partner follow the trail of clues, your competitive spirits will soar and your teamwork will be playfully put to the test. With each clue cracked and every challenge conquered, you’ll unlock a new chapter of the adventure, uncovering secret spots, charming cafés, and quirky landmarks that even the oldest locals might not know about. As you chase clues and race against the clock, you’ll find yourselves bonding over the shared excitement, celebrating each small victory, and creating memories that will last. End the hunt with a special prize ( in whatever form you’d like that to take ) and/or a romantic evening at a romantic restaurant. I suggest including a mini bar/coffee shop crawl in between clues to ensure a steady buzz/caffeine high through-out.

Last, but certainly not least, for all the literary enthusiasts out there, why not embark on a delightful lil’ adventure known as the Bookstore Coffee Crawl. This unique and intellectually stimulating date idea combines the love of literature with the joy of exploration and some damn delicious beverages. Start your journey by selecting a few bookstores in your area that hold a special charm or offer a wide range of genres. Take your time browsing through the pages, running your fingers along the spines, and engaging in playful banter about your favorite authors or genres. As you wander from bookstore to bookstore, make sure to take breaks at charming cafes nestled nearby to enjoy a cup of coffee together as you discuss the fascinating worlds within your newly purchased pages. Or, if you and your date crave a bit more adventure, why not spice things up by including some dive bar’s (or perhaps a fancy cocktail lounge) in your itinerary.

Don’t let this season pass you by without taking advantage of some of these unique experiences. Embrace the warmth, the spontaneity, and the sense of adventure that summer brings, and let it infuse your love life with a renewed sense of excitement and passion. And please don’t forget to share your stories of success with us ! Email hello@firstroundsonme.co or DM us at @firstroundsonme and let us know where you went, how it went and what your favourite activities were. Until next time x

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