Jazz it Up in Minneapolis
Have you ever seen Forest Gump? Yes? Well, Minnesota is really like a box of chocolates. Not only is it like a box of chocolates – they are heart-shaped. I bet you have never thought of your hometown in this way, but it really is a City of Love. Hmm…How? Well, as you know coldness promotes cuddling and human closeness. When you are cold, you tend to seek body heat as a way to warm up. And, as you also know Minneapolis is known for its cold weather – and Prince – and Lake Minnetonka, but I digress. There is something awesome for everyone – to experience – to participate in – to do, simply put, which is especially true if you are trying to reconnect with someone you love. So, open your mind and heart, and try something new – different – exciting.
Listed below are activities that you and your sweetheart can do to reconnect with one another:
Milwaukee Road Depot
Have you ever been to the Milwaukee Road Depot? No? Maybe? Well, if you haven’t or you haven’t been in a really long time, maybe it is time that you and your partner take a trip there. Why? Well, because this downtown sweet spot is perfect for rekindling the fire in your relationship. If you and your honey are true “thrill-seekers,” strip down into your bathing suits and swim trunks and spend some time at the Depot’s 15,000sq ft. indoor waterpark, but if you and your “boo” prefer a more mellow vibe, try enjoying the downtown skyline as you skate hand-in-hand around the Depot’s indoor skating rink. And if you get too cold from ice skating, warm up by sipping on a couple of cocktails and grubbing on unforgettable dishes and mouthwatering desserts at Charley’s Grill at the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel. If you get a chance try the delicious Guinness Braised Beef Short Ribs, Filet Mignon, or Walleye Tacos. Yum!
Sabai Body Temple
Why is the Sabai Body Temple, also known as the “Perfect Piece of Paradise,” such a great place for a couple that is struggling with relationship issues? Well, because it specializes in tranquility, harmony, and healing. In addition, it helps you reunite with your partner – body, mind, and soul. In other words, it helps you and your significant other reconnect on various levels. It also helps you share an experience with one another. And, lastly, it helps you relax your mind and body, so that you can think more clearly and make more rational decisions. So, if you are looking for a unique way to rekindle your love, going for a couple’s massage at this mecca of peace may be just what you need to re-spark the flames of love. When you and your partner go to your massage appointment expect an out-of-this-world experience, complete with an expert massage specialist, who combines alternative medicine with Eastern-focused massage techniques. And, for a supreme experience, book the Asian Fusion for Two Massage, which is combo of Western relaxation/stress-management methods and Eastern deep tissue techniques. This calming massage is performed in a soothing, candle-lit, aromatic room set just for you and your sweetheart.
Riverview Wine Bar
Have you been experiencing relationship issues and/or do you need to unwind from all of the stress in your relationship? If so, the Riverview Wine Bar is calling your name – and your sweetheart’s too! What is so great about this bar? Well, it is a little urban gem located in Minneapolis’s river community, and it is the perfect place to relax and de-stress with a cup of coffee or hot tea or a glass of wine during the evening. Basically, it offers everything you need! Aren’t you lucky? And, do you want to know what else is awesome about this trendy bar? I thought so! Well, it also comes with live music from Riverview’s Mocha and Music group – every week!
So, as you can probably guess – the place is hopping all of the time! Warning – this is probably not the best place to go, if you and your partner want to talk or spend a quiet evening together, because the place is normally busy and the music is normally loud. But, if you want to have some fun and not think about all of the things wrong in your life, while spending quality time with your significant other – this is the right place for you! And, guess what? Well, when the weather is nice, you can dine outside in the patio area. Oh, and let me tell you – this bar has some of the most delicious homemade food! So pair one of the meals with a glass of cabernet and you and your sweetheart will be in heaven. Hint – Try the to-die-for flatbread/thin crust Figaro pizza, the Pappardelle, and/or the Artichoke Spread Small Plate.
Fired Up Studios
Channel your inner Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze (from the movie “Ghost”) and be prepared to get your hands dirty – with clay. In other words, reconnect with your partner by creating a one-of-a-kind piece of pottery that you made together, of course. The key word? Together! In fact, the studio’s “Clay Dates” are made just for couples like you. You know – couples looking to “jazz” up their relationships. You and your honey will have an excellent time at Fired Up Studios, while learning how to “throw a pot,” spin the potter’s wheel, and create a piece of pottery made from love. All you need to do is show up! The studio does all the rest from providing the supplies to showing you how to make the pottery. So, throw on some old clothes (clothes that you can get dirty without falling apart) and create a memory that will last forever. P.S. Don’t forget to wear shoes that you don’t mind getting clay on because pieces can fall to the ground and on your shoes.
The Hitching Company
Have you and your significant other lost some of the spark you used to have for one another? If so, I have a possible solution for you… Really? Yes! It is called The Hitching Company. So, let the clip clop of a horse drawn carriage ride reintroduce romance into your relationship. And, you are in luck my friend because this company offers a variety of fun and romantic carriage rides throughout Minneapolis. Yay! For instance, the Downtown Grand City Tour combines the energy of Nicollet Mall’s outside cafes and the city’s magnificent skyscrapers with the twinkling marquees of the theaters on show nights. It is truly beautiful! While on one of carriage ride tours you will witness many types of architecture, ranging from classical to ultra-modern in style. You will also see a slew of historical churches. And, if you decide to tour downtown, you will experience a combo of wildlife, countryside, and architecture as it co-exists with a more contemporary urban environment. Sound enchanting? Well, it is. So, sit back, unwind, and relish this one-of-a-kind experience! It will give you and your sweetheart something to do that does not highlight your problems.
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