AUSTRALIA: Enforced isolation has meant getting creative with date nights at home to keep the flames of love burning brightly. If you’re looking for ideas for a night in, who better to take your cue from than TFE Hotels’ virtual concierge, Your Content Boost.
It has dozens of entertaining and playful activities to do either at home or in your hotel room. From food and drink suggestions to virtual tours and live streaming, self-learning, well-being and entertainment, there are plenty of good reasons for tuning out of Netflix and enjoying some special time together. Turn the lights down low, put on some music, light a candle and imagine you’re having a hotel getaway at home.
If you need something to occupy the kids, TFE’s virtual concierge has some suggestions there too. It can point them to space exploration with NASA Kids’ Club, wild and wacky videos with National Geographic Kids, fun LEGO games, and a dance-based music game, among other activities. Just make sure they’re at the other end of the house!
Meanwhile, you can be learning how to make a killer cocktail in a private, online happy hour at The Golden Gully Bar, one of the activities TFE’s virtual concierge recommends. With the click of a mouse, you can enjoy giraffe kisses at Taronga Zoo, meet sea creatures at Sydney Aquarium, catch a live-streamed concert from the Sydney Opera House, or watch a Broadway show.
Perhaps it’s cooking together that gets the romance going. Why not choose a theme, perhaps inspired by the travel you can no longer do? Find some amore while making gnocchi, learn to make sushi while drinking Japanese saké, enjoy a Mexican fiesta, or head to France with a blushing pink Rosé from Provence and beautiful cheese.
You could do a virtual masterclass led by Melbourne’s renowned Vue de monde restaurant or check out the Adina Chef Series video where Lynn Clemente whips up an aromatic Ginger and Coriander Chicken recipe in his Adina Apartment Hotel Surry Hills kitchen.
Numerous wineries are offering virtual tastings or you can organise your own tasting with wines you have ordered in. Put together a cheese board and you have the perfect home date. For added fun and laughs, throw in some karaoke. It’s a great endorphin booster, always handy in a relationship.
Other fun things to do on date night include card games, jigsaw puzzles, trivia and board games. Many of these are available virtually. Competition can be a great aphrodisiac!
In preparation for when you can travel again, make a warm drink, settle into the couch and learn a language together. Duolingo is an awesome free tool for this. Dip into some travel books and magazines or check out Pinterest and Instagram, and start planning your dream trip.
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Rendezvous, TFE’s romantic brand, is waiting to welcome you with hotels that exude classic style and exceptional food and beverage. Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne is in a gorgeous, heritage-listed building, while Rendezvous Hotel The Rocks (below) is minutes from Sydney’s icon attractions and Australia’s most beautiful harbour.
On the other side of the country, Rendezvous Hotel Perth Central is a modern hotel in the heart of the city, close to magnificent Kings Park and Botanic Garden while Rendezvous Perth Scarborough offers uninterrupted Indian Ocean views.
If travelling is not on your agenda yet, turn your bedroom into a luxurious hotel room and enjoy a romantic rendezvous at home. Put a bottle of Champagne on ice, open a box of chocolates and watch movies in bed. Slip into comfy robes and draw a bath, just as you might in a fancy hotel. You can always pretend!