Resurrect Romance Week is the week to lavish your lover or just look for love in the right places.
Established in 1995, Resurrect Romance Week was founded by Michael Webb — America’s premiere romance expert, creator of TheRomantic.com and author of The Romantic's Guide. The celebration takes place every year on the second full week in August — this year from August 9-15 — six months after Valentine's Day. Resurrect Romance Week was created by Webb for couples to not focus on money and "things" and instead to equate romance with time and attention.
According to Steven Ward @stevenbward, CEO of Master Matchmakers® @matchmakers — an exclusive personal service for men and women seeking to improve their love life. Resurrect Romance Week is a time of year, "to remind those who have let their love lapse that you can always remind your significant other as to why you cherish them in the first place. Use this week to express yourself with small, meaningful acts like a handwritten note, a few flowers, their favorite pastry, etc., just to remind them that you remember all the good times you’ve shared together and you look forward to creating more memories in the future."
Here are a couple of fun ideas from locations to gifts and more to resurrect some romance from August 9-15:
According to Dr. Jane Greer @DrJaneGreer—New York-based relationship expert and author of What About Me? Stop Selfishness From Ruining Your Relationship—going to a spa, "is an adventure in both pampering and relaxation and when you're in this state with your partner, it's easy to focus on the things you love and enjoy with him/her." So if you are in Scottsdale, Arizona … Spa Lamar, has declared Friday, August 14 Valentine Anytime Day and owner Heidi Lamar @spalamar said that the spa will be serving complimentary chocolate dipped strawberries, sparkling cider and handing out flowers to female customers. Their 14,000 sq-ft spa is coed so couples can slip into cozy spa robes and steam, soak, swim and sauna together. Whether they splurge on something decadent like an 8-Hand Tango Massage (yep, two therapists per person) or dabble with a 25-minute massage or facial, spa services start at just $70 including all day use of our steam, sauna, pool, whirlpool, robes, towels, lockers and showers. Guests can even bring their own favorite bottle of bubbly to sip by the pool. Viva La Romance!
If you are in New York City ... Addison Hospitality Group’s Monarch Rooftop Lounge @MonarchLounge — a 5,000 square foot bar & lounge located at 71 W 35th Street, 18th Floor Penthouse — will be featuring two separate offerings, if only to ensure that nobody is left out. For couples, there is the VIP table for two (prices start at only $95 per couple) which includes a bottle of champagne and strawberries and a direct view of the Empire State Building. For the single folk looking for love in all the right places, Monarch we will be featuring an assortment of drinks to highlight the occasion; Red Margarita with Patron Reposado, Cointreau, Fresh Lime & Cranberry Juice, and to make the single life even better each drink can be purchased for only $9. For reservations (212) 956-7020 or email@example.com.
If you are good in the kitchen … "Cooking something delicious and small can make all the difference because it gives you a chance to bond, relax and create a romantic environment," says Sameera Sullivan @SameeraSpeaks—CEO and lead certified matchmaker at Lasting Connections. "Fondue can be sexy, especially if you make the fondue yourself guys, it will make us melt in your hands."
Looking for a great fondue restaurant? Treat your sweetheart to a romantic dinner at The Melting Pot @TheMeltingPot—the premier fondue restaurant franchise with 130+ restaurants nationwide—as it is a surefire way to rekindle the flames of love! If you can’t make it out, recreate the experience at home. Dim the lights, light some candles and whip up some Dark Chocolate Raspberry Fondue with The Melting Pot’s recipe found here.
If you are looking for something simple … Maggie Reyes @ModernMarried—life coach, writer and relationship specialist—believes that Resurrect Romance Week gives couples an, "alternative to celebrating the highly commercialized Valentine’s Day that so many couples have opted out of," allowing couples to express their love in simple ways.
If you are looking for an inexpensive and simple way to tell someone how much you care for them on Resurrect Romance Week, check out Love FrogKisser @LoveFrogKisser. The company has partnered with Fiverr.com to create and share custom "Love Dedications" for $5. When a Love Dedication order comes in the company custom makes the graphic with a personalized message and then share it on social media for all to see. We've had a very positive response and following a public declaration of love will bring a smile to anyone's face! Here is a link to order a Love Dedication.
If you are looking to rekindle the romance … Jason Mitchell @MrJasonMitchell—distinguished wedding planner and author of Getting Groomed, the first wedding planning guide/diary for engaged same-sex couples—notes that the "honeymoon stage eventually ends and couples must not lose their romance. The week is about two people celebrating why they were drawn to one another."
So if you are looking to find that special someone, reach out to Amanda Rose, Founder and CEO of A Dating Boutique Inc. @adatingboutique, as the company will be offering a Resurrect Romance Week Package which includes: an online dating profile makeover, a coaching session that will include an image consultation and a How to Flirt; session. "The coaching session will focus on getting the clients romance ready and how to land that first date," says Rose.
Finally, if you are looking to pamper yourself and look sexy … National Resurrect Romance Week "is all about loving yourself" according to Antonia Townsend, founder of Enclosed @TheEnclosed—the unforgettable luxe lingerie subscription club. Whether you are the one who actually wears them or you are buying them for some eye candy, during National Resurrect Romance Week Enclosed will be giving a free month with any six or twelve month purchase (a $50 value). Just type in coupon code JustForMe to get the offer! As experts on feeling sensual and confident, Enclosed Knicker Ladies handpick knickers and personalize the choices to each customer’s preferences. Once picked, the lingerie will arrive at your doorstep in a gorgeous keepsake box with a bed of rose petals, the perfect way to be selfish and revel in yourself.