5 Double Date Ideas in Atlanta

If you and your partner are trying to spice up your dates, or you have a friend group you want to hang out with more often, you came to the right place. Double dates are a great way to bring a new interesting dynamic into your everyday couple life. And, in Atlanta, there is a huge variety of activities and fun to be had in larger groups. Check out these five double date ideas for when you and your two friends who are dating are in Atlanta.

Visit the Atlanta Botanical Gardens

The beautiful botanical gardens in Atlanta are worth a visit. The gardens have several different exhibits, and there’s a guide online where you can build your own romantic adventure. This is a lot of fun to do with another couple so that you can have an easier flow of conversation. 

Get Competitive with some Indoor Go-Karting

Who doesn’t love to go head-to-head with another couple to prove who’s the best? Andretti Karting is the place to go in Atlanta for your go-karting needs. This double date is a more adventurous and fun one, but you can also count on having some high quality conversations over drinks after the race is over.

Have a picnic at Perkerson Park

Picnics are another great way to create lively conversation and have fun as a group. Bring along some board games, and homemade sandwiches and drinks for a fun time. There are also some hiking trails to visit if you want to get active on your double date. 

Go on a Scavenger Hunt to find all of the Tiny Hidden Doors

The Tiny Hidden Doors in Atlanta is possibly one of the most fun and cute things to do. Created by Karen Anderson, the doors are a fun art project that take you on an insider’s look of the city.  

Listen to the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra

For the music lovers out there- the ASO is a world-renowned orchestra. Dress up with your friends and head out for a night of relaxing music, and maybe tag on a dinner to it as well to discuss how great the music was.

 

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16 Best Date Spots in Denver

Hello Denver! We are finally launched in Colorado! We are excited to bring you our Phoenix date ideas that will help you and your partner with the next date night! Find some double date friends via our app to check out some of these places.

Morning, Breakfast & Brunch: 8 AM - 12 PM

Delectable Egg

Breakfast at Delectable Egg in Denver is a not-to-miss. Their menu features all of the classic American-style breakfast options, including scrambled eggs, omelets, crepes, waffles, pancakes, and so much more. With several locations around Denver, Delectable Egg is a great choice for its casual diner-like atmosphere.

Crema Coffeehouse

Another great place to head to for a casual morning date is Crema Coffeehouse for a steaming hot (or iced) cup of joe. The coffee is made from an expertly roasted recipe, and there’s also fresh food made daily, in case you want a pastry to go along with your coffee. The prices are also exceptionally reasonable at Crema.

Rocky Mountain Wildlife Refuge

If you and your partner are animal lovers, head to Rocky Mountain Wildlife Refuge to see some native wildlife. From bison to prairie dogs, there is a huge variety of beautiful animals to see. You can also get your morning steps in as you walk along the trails to enjoy the refuge.

Four Friends Kitchen

Who doesn’t love brunch? Four Friends Kitchen has one of the best brunches you can find in Denver. FFK’s menu features a Southern charming brunch with various standard breakfast and lunch options, too. The Southern-inspired restaurant is more of a contemporary-style restaurant with a bar.

Afternoon, Lunch: 12 PM- 4 PM

Little India

Spice up your afternoon with a little bit of Indian cuisine. With an all-you-can-eat buffet, Little India has plenty of vegetarian and non vegetarian options, as well as a bar. They focus on producing delicious authentic Indian dishes.

Go Fish Sushi

With a complete sushi bar and a kitchen serving up entrees, Go Fish Sushi is the go-to place for sushi in Denver. The restaurant is a more easy going lunch spot with a drive-through as well, in case you and your partner enjoy staying at home for your lunch plans. 

Denver Botanical Gardens

Denver is full of beautiful sights to see, and one of the things at the top of that list is the Denver Botanical Gardens. There are 18 different sites to see within the gardens, including a cactus garden, a green roof, and internationally-inspired gardens, too. Make sure to purchase your tickets in advance!

Roll Denver

Roll is a monthly themed skating event with a lights and sound show accompanied with skate rental. There’s also karaoke and dancing and it is relatively inexpensive to attend. The party occurs every third Friday of the month.

Evening, Dinner: 4 PM - 8 PM

Candelaria

Take a two hour masterclass at Candeleria to explore candle making with your partner before heading out to a nice dinner. The candles you make will set overnight and you can take them home as a keepsake. This makes for a really cute couples night out!

Root Down

With both indoor and outdoor dining available, Root Down is a high energy restaurant with American-style cuisine. Expect a more upscale atmosphere, as this establishment offers more high-end menu items.

Lakeside Amusement Park

One of the most popular evening date spots in Denver is Lakeside Amusement Park. This park features exciting roller coasters, a 140-foot drop tower, a train that goes around the lake in the park with mountain views, and much more. You can also bring some food and have a picnic for dinner.

Olive and Finch Eatery

The local neighborhood eatery, Olive and Finch, is another lovely dinner spot. This is a more casual option with an all-day menu, meaning you can grab breakfast for dinner. With plenty of sandwiches, burritos, and hash options, Olive and Finch has delicious food accompanied by a casual homely atmosphere.

After Hours, Drinks & Small Bites: 8 PM - 12 AM

The Corner Office

This restaurant and martini bar is great for grabbing a late night drink; they’re only open till 9 PM though, so be sure to head in a bit earlier. The modern comfort restaurant is a more upscale spot with a sleek bustling interior.

Escape Works

A little bit of competitiveness is fun on an evening date. Put your minds together to work through an escape room at Escape Works. With over 3000 five star ratings on Facebook, Escape Works is a recognized establishment for its difficult yet fun escape rooms. 

Little Man Ice Cream

A great way to continue a successful dinner date is to go out for ice cream. And, Little Man Ice Cream is just the place to be in Denver. With a line often out of the door, Little Man Ice Cream is a well known shop for its shape as well- like a milk jug. Ice cream makes for a magical ending to your date night.

Williams & Graham

This speakeasy bar is all about comfort and craft, hiding behind a mock bookstore. With delicious drinks and light fare, in 2018, Williams & Graham was named one of the top 23 secret bars in the world. The gorgeous bar is all about the experience.

 

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November 2021: Explore Theater in Chicago this Fall

November starts bringing a chill to the Chicago area, making us all anticipate cooler-weather activities such as warm apple ciders, snuggling up under fleece blankets, and preparation for the upcoming holidays. While the weather is starting to get quite cold, it is one of the best times to plan to go see events. Often the most common Chicago attractions are less crowded, and many of the indoor events are a great warm escape from the chilly weather. From theater and art events to fall and winter-related activities, there is so much to do in Chicago in November!

Explore the Theater Scene

Court Theatre

As the cooler months are approaching, theater and the arts scene in Chicago are continuing to ramp back up! From the classics to more modern pieces, there is plenty of arts and culture to explore regardless of your preference.

From October 8th to November 21st, Court Theatre will be running The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice. A Shakespearean tragedy, this piece is co-directed by Charles Newell and Gavrielle Randle-Bent and places the audience either onstage or in the banks of the auditorium to create an immersive, engaging experience. 

Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Looking for something with a modern twist? The Chicago Shakespeare Theater adapted the classic Shakespearean piece As You Like It to fit a ‘60s theme, setting the story to over 20 musical numbers set to classic Beatles music. They describe the play as an “exuberant celebration of love and connection. Catch this show before it leaves the stage on November 21st.

Steppenwolf

Steppenwolf is re-hosting Bug from November 11th to December 12, a story about unexpected love, anxiety, drugs, paranoia, big government conspiracies, and yes – bugs. If you are looking for a complex, skin-crawling play that will certainly leave you surprised, this is an amazing event for you. Appropriate only for adult audiences. 

Cirque du Soleil

Another event to keep an eye on is ‘Twas the Night Before by Cirque du Soleil at the Chicago theater playing from November 26th through December 2nd. An acrobatic twist to the classic story, the show talks about the importance of friendship, sharing, and love. If you are looking to celebrate the holiday season through the amazing feats of this company, grab some tickets! 

Other Events this October: 

National Museum of Mexican Art

Looking for some elevated live music? The National Museum of Mexican Art is hosting the Día de los Muertos: Love Never Dies Ball with culinary samples, drinks, live music, and dance. The attire theme is Creative Cocktail, and the even will be happening on November 6th from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM!

Hot Chocolate 15k/5k

If you want a creative, seasonally-appropriate way to get some exercise in, check out the Hot Chocolate 15k/5k! The event starts in Grant Park (301 S Columbus Dr.), and ends with a mug of fondue, dippables, and hot chocolate of course! Learn more on the event’s page here. (November 7th, 7:00 AM)

Stay safe this November! To stay updated on the latest and most accurate information related to COVID-19, please refer to https://www.cdc.gov/

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Traveling as a Couple: 5 Communication Musts

We know it feels like you’ll never get to travel again, but the truth is, the world is slowly starting to open back up. If you’re like most of us, this pandemic probably made you swear that from now on you are definitely making traveling as a couple a priority. 

Hence, you probably already have your 2021-2022 vacations up on your vision board, complete with visuals of the exact outfits you’ll be wearing along with a jam-packed itinerary.

For that we say… (#same) and, Fabulous! When done right, there is truly something so magical about traveling with friends. You strengthen your bond, you feel safer in a distant land, and oftentimes, there are group traveling discounts involved. I mean…it’s an all-around win. Or is it?

The short answer to that is: it can be- but it takes some planning ahead. When traveling with friends, the most important thing to remember is to…

Communicate 

It’s normal to get excited about hanging with people we totally vibe with, but we also need to remember that they probably live their lives completely differently than ours. Before even setting up the vacation, always get the technicalities out of the way by communicating:

  • Budgets- You don’t want to set up at a Five Star hotel while your friends can only afford a hostel. Make sure to plan for activities that can be enjoyed by all couples involved. 
  • Travel Styles- Are you a schedule everything ahead of time in the itinerary traveler? While your friends are the “let’s wait until we meet the locals to find out what’s good” type of people? Talk about it beforehand and be communicative about things that are important for you to experience. 

 

  • Boundaries- Does someone have health issues that impedes long walks. Are they afraid of trains? Do you hate trying new food? Always make boundaries super clear. 

 

  • Time- Are you expecting to do all activities together? Or will you and your partner be doing your own thing at some point?
  • Don’t over plan – We’re looking at you with the itinerary. Remember to remain flexible. Something always happens on vacation, someone drinks a bit too much wine, plans run late, someone loses something…etc. You have to plan for the unplanned. 

These are very real scenarios that when left “up in the air” have been known to cause rifts in friendships. But when tackled head-on, can almost guarantee the best trip ever! These communication musts are bound to optimize your experience! 

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Three Things to Discuss Before Having Kids

If you want to have children, chances are you have already discussed this with your spouse. That’s important. For many people, having kids—or not having kids—is a relationship deal-breaker. But when your first bundle of joy arrives, so do brand-new friction points that can stress your relationship. This is completely normal—having a child is a huge, life-changing event that requires adjustment. And it’s definitely not possible to discuss everything with your spouse before the baby is born. But if you can get on the same page with your partner in a few key places, you’ll enter parenthood with a better idea of what to expect, and be better equipped to weather the inevitable storms that will come. Prepare by agreeing on a few different topics before having kids. Three big ones are reviewed here. 

Medical philosophy

Depending on your mindset, the topic of vaccines for your baby can be polarizing. But whether you choose to vaccinate on schedule or go another route, you should definitely make sure you and your spouse are in agreement before your baby is born. In those early days, the shot schedule is fast and furious, so having a plan in place will help reduce friction and stress.

Co-sleeping

Some parents prefer to co-sleep with their children for years. This can be easier for mom if she’s nursing and provide a sense of closeness that the whole family enjoys. But it can also disrupt sleep and cause fathers to feel distant from their partners. Like many aspects of parenting, co-sleeping is something that you can’t truly form an opinion on until baby comes. But it’s still a good idea to have some idea of how you and your partner feel about it before you become parents.

Discipline

I know. You’re wondering why we’re talking about discipline for a newborn who can’t do anything independently except cry and poop. But that tiny tot won’t stay tiny forever. At some point you will find yourself having to set boundaries, and mete out the consequences when your child crosses them. Discuss appropriate forms of discipline with your spouse to get an idea of where you each stand.

You can’t plan for everything, and nowhere is that more true than when it comes to having kids. Above all, parenting teaches us to be flexible. But taking the time to discuss key aspects of child-rearing with your spouse before having kids is never a bad idea. It will help you find common ground, and you will likely become closer in the process.

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