Essentials for a sexy weekend away

By: Lucy B |

You got the notification. You started messaging. You’ve been out a few times; you’ve stuck to the 5 basic dating rules and now it’s time for something… more. Just like Bridget Jones, it’s time to head out into the world for an adventure, well at least a few days away. Now, you don’t want to be unprepared, do you? Let me tell you the essentials that you should consider bringing along with you. They will help to make sure you have a wonderful romantic weekend away.

Look your best

Whether it’s a couple of nights at a local B&B or you’re spending a week in a sexy European city you’ll want to look your best. No matter where you’re heading, be sure to pack your best threads. When you look your best, you feel your best and that’s a huge part of feeling sexy and confident on your romantic weekend. Even a casual lunch at a twee café or dinner on the run can feel more romantic if you’re looking great.

Treat yourself to new lingerie

They say that men can be a little blind to efforts in the lingerie department, but we don’t wear it just for them, do we ladies? We all feel irresistible in new lingerie, so be sure to treat yourself to a couple of new lingerie sets for your romantic trip away. I love Rigby & Peller or Stella McCartney. Don’t just focus on undies, what is better than falling asleep in a set of silky, sumptuous pyjamas? Just saying!

A new fragrance

When I am wearing my favourite sultry perfume, nothing can get in my way, I feel bold and sexy. You can decant your top choices into sample-sized bottles or just treat yourself at the airport to something new and fabulous. When you get home from your trip a whiff of that scent will send you right back to your romantic getaway and remind you of the time you spent together.

Make reservations

Trust me, you don’t want to be waiting until the last minute to book tables at the must-visit restaurants where you are staying. When I spent a week in Montenegro one of the first things I did was book a table at Ćatovića Mlini, a renowned restaurant in the region. No matter where you’re heading, from Ireland (click here for some great foodie recommendations) to Iceland do your research to discover the best chefs and eateries ahead of time and book those tables early! A good meal makes for a good evening.

Something special

To give your romantic break a little je ne sais quoi, organise something a little special and surprise your companion. From something small and sentimental to an activity you can share like a ride along the beach on horseback or something extra sexy to enjoy in your hotel room surprises can make for pleasant holiday memories. Why not pack massage oil and candles to hold your own sensual pamper session in your room? Need I say more?