If you’ve been thinking to yourself that there is a holiday dry spell between the 4th of July and the end of August, you would be totally correct. But that doesn’t mean we can’t still celebrate here in the Seasonal Handmade column. In fact, celebration has been on my mind a lot lately. My husband and I celebrate our seven year anniversary this summer and we are thinking of going out of town for a romantic getaway. It is easy to prepare for any romantic getaways that you might be planning with the help of handmade sellers.
When I said the words “romantic weekend” to my husband, the first thing he thought of was a picnic. The great thing about a picnic is that even if you don’t have the money or time to go out of town, you can easily pack up some goodies and head to the park for an afternoon. If you don’t have a traditional picnic basket, you might try this picnic worthy bag from Sasaki Bags. I love baskets, of all sorts, but I think this might be the cutest picnic tote I’ve ever seen.
I am a big believer in having handy totes for different purposes. So, once your picnic is over, you might went to hit the town with your honey and do some antiquing. How about using this fabulous market tote from Sweet Possibilities to stow away your goodies?
Once you’re done shopping and having picnics, you may want to rest in your room at a lovely bed and breakfast. This gorgeous robe from Plum Pretty Sugar will have you lounging in effortless style.
And nothing spells romance like a good massage. This Divinity Bath and Body Oil from Spa Goddess will make your massage even more special with its soothing, relaxing, and, yes, sensual, scent. Start with the massage and see where the feelings of romance and relaxation take you.
One of the problems with staying in a hotel or bed and breakfast during your romantic weekend is that, for safety reasons, they generally prohibit the use of candles in your room. And candlelight is not just universally flattering, it also helps to amp up the romance. Fear not, you can use flameless candles, like this one from Nouveau Design and get the ambience of candlelight with none of the risk of going up in flames.
Really, you don’t need anything but you and the person you love to have a romantic weekend, but these handmade goodies will help you have a relaxed, fun, and stylish weekend away. See you next week!