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Bonding ‘Outside’ The Box

Published:Monday | July 22, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” How about a starry night, shooting off bursts of sparkling fireworks? With the summer blazing in all its inhibiting glory, this sultry season invites you to take your amorous affair to the open air. Here are a few areas you can rekindle the romantic fire and untap the wells of desire. Welcome to Bonding ‘Outside’ The Box: sit back, relax and bask in this list of awakened bliss.

- Beach: Can you guess where is the ‘Best Escape Anyone Can Have’? The beach, of course. Flee from the environment of animosity and make the most of coupled opportunity by releasing bouts of euphoria with each other. Picture cool island breeze caressing glowing skin against the backdrop of ripples gently crashing against the shore. Pair that with an idyllic sunset or star-filled moonshine and snuggle time would have got an exclusively intimate upgrade.

- Meet by the river: Nothing is more refreshing than going to the river. There, you can feel free to be one with nature and get to know each other all over again. Take those long-awaited conversations mainstream, where you can rediscover and reinspire your lover. Caught between a rock and a hard place? Not a problem. Wade in the waters, hand in hand, and see where the exhilarating journey takes you.

- Garden setting: Roses are red, violets are blue, because you are sweet, the garden is the ideal getaway for the both of you. Return to the genesis of it all, play Adam and Eve, and enjoy a lovely picnic among lush greenery.

- ‘Theme park’: Sometimes getting creative means thinking inside the box, too. The classic car sequence of driving together and then resorting to the house is great, but you can break that mundane routine by pulling up at home, shifting the car to park and changing the theme from fatigue to intrigue. Have a laugh or two, catch up on the good, the bad, and the ugly of the day, and offer reassuring hugs or pecking comfort.

- Road trip: Instead of limiting adventures to specific locations, you can take on the open road and see where seduction leads you. Bearing in mind that the aim is to keep your cool at all times.

- Private pool party: If you’re privileged enough to have pool access, make the most of that opportunity. Show off your summer body in sexy swimwear and ‘splish splash’ your way to happiness. This activity is about letting go of any stress, living in the now, and having some fun.

- Romance under the stars: You will hear it’s not about where you are but who you’re with. With that in mind, take things up a notch in the romance department. See beneath the beautiful with than an enchanting night for two under the stars.

- Outdoor but indoor: Not sure the outdoors is for you? Well, you can always tap into the lap of luxury by taking a mini baecation. It beats being in the hot house, so why not? Revel in the changed space, inclusive of air conditioning. And if you can swing it, splurge for a room with an outdoor shower, too, and go crazy, baring it all in private.