Couples Who Hate Going Out, Here's Our Guide To Having A Romantic Date At Home

Nupur posted on 12 February

What Is It?

Going out isn’t everyone’s strong suit. Also, I think it’s overrated. There’s no hint of subtlety left in the way love is expressed in bars and fine dines.  So, if you want to keep things on the simpler side, read on.

Set The Mood

If you have to stay indoors, the mood is key. In order to put that together, you need two things {assuming you home will be clean and tidy}: lighting and fragrance. No matter what you say, a nice-looking home makes all the difference. For lighting, put up a string of fairy lights. Like these ones we got for INR 300 at Crawford Market. And to elevate the mood, please say hello to The Fragrance Company, a premium brand that offers sets of fragrances suited to your needs. The Fragrant Elixirs are essential oil blends that cater to specific moods, invoke memories of places travelled to and music experienced. From Oudhwood to Indonesian Palms and Love Potion, you can choose your mix.

Buy fragrances here.

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Dhobi Talao, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Area, Fort, Mumbai

    Eat Your Way To Love

    While the idea of cooking for your bae is romantic, it can get tiring. To solve that problem, allow My Home Bistro to step in. Although they usually only set up dinners for up to 10-12 people, but you can request for a meal for two. The meal will be French, and is usually a 3 or 5-course-meal with wine pairings for each dish, and starts with an amuse bouche, a salad, soup, a main course and a dessert.

    Read more here.

    Raise A Glass

    I mean, can the evening be complete without some wine {or beer}? We asked wine sommelier Nikhil Agarwal to pick the best sparkling wines on a budget. And he did. From Chandon Brut to York wines, you can select your poison from this list. If you are more of a beer/Old Monk couple, order from wine shops or pop by your local supermarket.

     

    Sway To The Tunes Of Love

    Streo lets you live stream gigs from all over the world, including those that are happening in Mumbai at Anti-Social or Aer Lounge. The app, which is available for download on both iOs and Android, allows you to choose by artist or venue to listen to past and present music concerts. Check out the Streo app on Android here and on iOs here.

     

    And Back To Bingeing

    Well, a date at home will not be complete without getting into your pyjamas, cuddling with your partner to watch an episode of your favourite show together. Some suggestions from our end: Lovesick, One Day, Easy – new shows that’ll keep you hooked. In case you want to stick to the classics: go for The Notebook, Love, Actually, 50 First Dates, A Lot Like Love or Letters To Juliet.