TOURISTS IN TOWN
TOURISTS IN TOWN It’s not often you can take the time to smell the roses in your hometown. So why not turn off your blackberries, check into Hotel YourHouse and enjoy a romantic whirlwind weekend in your neck of the woods.
First, you’ll need to prep your home so it feels like an escape. On Friday eve, buy sexy new bedroom sheets to liven up your guest suite (think: red). Stock up on scented bubble bath, candles (at least 3 per room), and fun finger foods like fresh strawberries, artichoke hearts and canapés. Clear away any traces of paperwork and photos of friends and family (they’ll understand!). Lastly, dim the lights and keep the music playing softly.
Start off your romantic weekend on Saturday by hopping on a red double-decker and enjoying the sights and sounds of the city like an out-of-towner. Take fun pictures and hop on and off at local museums, monuments and shops.
Enjoy your first lunch in a local park with delicious goodies from a gourmet food shop. Think delectable sandwiches like lobster salad on brioche bread, sparkling lemonade and butter tarts for two. Don’t forget to pack a large, cozy blanket and a book of sonnets for an afternoon of perfection.
Finish off your day by taking in a concert at your local Opera house and having a last dinner at local restaurant you’ve never been to.
By Sunday, you’ll have a whole new appreciation for the city you live in—not to mention each other—without breaking the bank. Now that’s what we call romance!
TIP Ensure your weekend feels like a getaway by not accepting visits from neighbours and not picking up the phone until Sunday night (just leave an away message on your voicemail or door!).