Need to Spice Up Your Marriage?
The sink’s full of dishes, the laundry’s piling up and if you have kids, their screaming and running around the house. Does all of your weekends look like this? Has your marriage reached the point where an evening on the couch with some popcorn and Netflix sounds like a romantic date?
If it does, you need to pump some more romance into your life with your spouse. The next time you’re thinking about slipping into your sweatpants for date night, consider one of the following alternatives in Los Angeles:
Get away from the stress and smog of the city, even if it’s only for an afternoon. Descanso Gardens is a 150-acre botanical park in La Cañada Flintridge, Los Angeles County.
It’s a popular spot for weddings and once you’re there, you’ll see why. In the spring, camellias, irises, azaleas, and tulips bloom into a sea of color across the park’s lush meadows. By autumn, the toyon berries have ripened, dotting the landscape with burst of red.
Descanso Gardens is simply full of life, teeming with an energy that can rejuvenate your relationship and help you appreciate the world around you. Be sure to visit the Boddy House, a fully renovated 1937 mansion overlooking the San Gabriel mountains, and the Sturt Haaga Gallery, a recent addition to the property that showcases innovative perspectives on horticulture and design.
Yamashiro Hollywood Restaurant
Imagine dining on fresh Japanese-Californian fusion cuisine while sipping a hand-crafted cocktail in an intimate garden. Now imagine stepping over to the garden’s edge and leaning on its railing to watch the sun set over Hollywood.
Yamashiro is a high-end restaurant and lounge that’s been a Hollywood landmark since 1914. In addition to its breathtaking views of the city, Yamashiro offers the unique culinary vision of executive chef Brock Kleweno. Whether you’re a longtime Los Angeles resident or simply passing through, make a point to dine at Yamashiro.
El Matador State Beach
Malibu is known worldwide for its beaches. Choose El Matador State Beach for an intimate getaway with your spouse. Pack a picnic for two and head to this pristine beach, where the waves will lap against your bare feet as you explore oceanfront caverns hand-in-hand. Is it a bit cliché to suggest spending a date walking barefoot on the beach? Perhaps. But this is one cliché we’re happy to perpetuate.
The Getty Museum
Who said a date can’t be educational, too? At the J. Paul Getty Museum, also known as The Getty, you can take an art tour through time. The Getty Center, the museum’s location in Brentwood, houses works spanning from the middle ages to the present day. Over at the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades, you can immerse yourself in art from ancient Greek, Roman and Etruscan artists.
Los Angeles is full of romance. Break your routine and seek an adventure with the one you love most and never, ever stop dating your spouse.