Monday, January 17, 2011

Date Night Challenge: A Spa Getaway

Guess what time it is!?!?  That's right, it's time for another...

Date Night Challenge!!!


Seriously, it is!!!!  I know I haven't done one in ages, but Scott and I are now *officially* back on the Date Night Challenge bandwagon.  I don't think we have the stamina to plan them as often as we did before (we are in our mid-thirties, after all), but we definitely missed them so my recaps will be popping up from time to time from here on out.

And if this is your first time reading about "Date Night Challenge", check out my Date Night Challenge page for all the background.  And if you'd like to participate, grab the button and link on up in the comments!

Anyhoo, this week Scott and I finally fulfilled the Date Night Challenge theme I mentioned all the way back in September (man, has it been that long?!?!)...

A Spa Getaway
Ooh, fancy!

Now, I don't know about you guys, but I don't get to go to a spa very often.  In fact, I've never actually been to one.  Sure, I've gotten the occasional pedicure at that place in the mall, and once I got a facial at a fancy salon, but other than that....I'm a spa ignoramus.

So, in the full interest of disclosure, I have no idea what types of activities go on at an "official" spa.  But, let me tell you, if your typical spa is anything like Le Spa de Megan, then it must be fabulous.

So what did we do, you ask?  Well, we made smoothies of course. 


Because what kind of spa would it be if it didn't have a smoothie bar?!? A crappy spa, that's what!


OMG, I love a good smoothie. And the recipe we used was super easy.  Let me digress and share:

Very Berry Smoothie

What You Need:
1 cup ice
1 cup skim milk
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup frozen raspberries
3 tbsp. sugar

What You Do:
Blend it.


We also had a light meal of take-out sushi. Although I don't think it counts as light if we each ate 12+ pieces. Oy. But it was delicious!


Next, things started to get romantical.  So, I'm warning you, if you are a blood relative of mine (or otherwise squeamish about romantical things), you might want to click away now.  Farewell, oh relatives of mine!  And if you do keep reading, let us not ever speak of this post as I am sure it would be highly embarrassing for us both.    

(The rest of you still here?  Okay, good.)

So, we built a fire (i.e., turned on the gas fireplace), laid out a fur rug (A/K/A my sherpa blanket from Kohl's), and lit numerous candles, each of which was placed in its own unique piece of glassware (i.e., whatever I could find under the bathroom sink).  It was lovely.


Actually, it really was lovely.  But this was a spa date, not a log cabin date.  (Note to Self:  Log cabin date would be awesome.)  So....we broke out the massage oil and got down to spa business. 


And just like that, this date night went from just romantical to fantastical.  Because the only thing I love more than sushi and a smoothie is a good massage. 


It was so relaxing, just laying in front of the fire and candles, getting my back rubbed by my sweetie...  Almost too relaxing, because I wasn't quite ready to reciprocate when it was his turn. Luckily for him, I'm a giver.  ;-)

After we were both turned to goo by the other, we went upstairs for our last spa activity of the night...a soak in the jacuzzi.


This thing is seriously underused in our house.  Which I do not understand, because it is heavenly.  Must make more time for jacuzzi's that for a New Year's resolution.


Anyway, it was an incredible date night.  For any of you who are needing a little special time with your partner, I highly recommend this date - it was super easy to plan, extremely relaxing and very romantic.  And we didn't even need to leave the house.

And as always, we ended our Date Night Challenge with a kiss goodnight...


We were both so contented we couldn't even hold the camera up.  But I like this picture.  It seems so intimate, just like the date was, so I actually think it's perfect.



Funny in My Mind said...

I have been to a spa and it wasn't as great as what you described.
You are so cute- love that your lipstick matches your smoothie!
Totally gonna steal your smoothie recipe!

Jen said...


I want this date.

So beautiful.

Kmama said...

I absolutely love that last picture. So sweet!

Sounds like you had a fabulous date!

Katherine said...

Okay, I'm officially on the Date Night bandwagon. I definitely need this.

Liz said...

What a great date! I wasn't sure how you'd do the spa thing at home, but these were creative ideas.

Sadia said...

That last photo feels like it belongs, framed, in your bedroom.

Is that a new haircut? I love it.

wonderchris said...

Totally think that picture should be framed. It is perfect!

What a fun date night - I'm not uber romantic, but this seemed to be wonderful. I think we will have to give it a go.

Brandy@YDK said...

I LOVE your hair. And I feel dirty looking at your "intimate" picture. :)

sara said...

Love this date night...note to self: show this post to husband. :D

Anonymous said...

GREAT idea! Jorge and I give eachother oil massages sometimes, but I always insist on going first because once he starts massaging me, I'm always way too relaxed to give back.

I love your candles!

BranderPaul said...


1) you totally look like a supermodel in the smoothie picture!! LOOOOOVE the bangs and the straight hair! Althought the curly hair is awesome, too. You're pretty much gorgeous in every way.

2) THIS. IDEA. IS. BRILLIANT. Must convince Brian.

3) Sushi. When this baby is born.. let's pork out on sushi.. oh, how I miss it.

4) just got your text--SOOO PUMPED for Saturday! woohoo!

Rebecca said...

You guys are too damn cute!

(BTW, I ate 20 pieces of sushi all by myself last night and it was heavenly)!

Marcia (123 blog) said...

LOVE that last pic so much - it is so intimate... :)