Love & Libations: Heat Up Your Relationship with a Date Night in the Kitchen

Cupid's Pulse Article: Love & Libations: Heat Up Your Relationship with a Date Night in the Kitchen

Couple cooking. Photo: Poznyakov / Bigstock.com

by Yolanda Shoshana

Preparing a nice home-cooked meal on a date night with your partner is one of the sexiest things that you can do together. It’s also important to pair your food with the right spirit or wine. There are some celebrity chefs who have the perfect libations to add a sensual touch to your dinner table.

Ideas for Date Nights at Home

If you are a foodie, you have probably already gone to an Alain Ducasse restaurant. The celebrity chef has around 19 Michelin stars under his belt. Ducasse partnered with Grey Goose to create the first gastronomy vodka called Grey Goose Interpreted by Ducasse. Basically, the vodka was made to pair with food. Since it has notes of coffee, chocolate, and vanilla, it would be great to pair with something from the slow cooker on a night that you and your partner plan to stay in. It would be particularly wonderful with a mole sauce.

Related Link: Romantic Cocktails for Winter Date Nights

If anyone should be in the libation business, it’s Martha Stewart: She shows us how to cook and entertain better than anyone. She finally got into the wine game by creating a wine club with some of her favorite picks. Joining the club could be a great way for you and your boo to plan your meal based on wines from around the world. Stewart has plenty of aphrodisiac recipes available to whip up that can go with your wine choice. Don’t forget to try new dishes! It adds to the excitement.

If you are into Italian wines, then chef Lidia Bastianich has the right wine for you. Besides hosting a television show, Bastianich is a restaurateur mainly on the East Coast, but she has a spot in Kansas City too. She founded the Bastianich Winery in 1997 in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia area of Italy. Since she has various cookbooks, you and your partner could select one of her recipes and pair it with one of her wines. If white wine is your choice, the Bastianich Vespa Bianco would be great with fish. On the flipside, the Bastianich Vespa Rosso is the perfect selection for a red sauce dish — and just because red wine is sexy.

Related Link: Date Night Ideas Inspired by Celebrity Red Wines

Wolfgang Puck is known for his extravagant dinners and his work with celebrities. Did you know that Puck also has his own wine? Luckily, they’re very affordable: There are both red and white selections in the 12 to 15 dollar range. The wine was created to celebrate family, friendships, and hope. If you wonder what to pair his wines with, go with pizza. Everyone knows that Puck loves pizza, and he has a pizza dough recipe that makes people salivate. Plus, pizza and wine are the perfect pairing for a night of romance.

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Celebrity News: Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Enjoy ‘Hamilton’ Date Night

Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity News: Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Enjoy ‘Hamilton’ Date Night

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle. Photo: Twitter/@foodandwine

By Jessica Gomez

In celebrity news, royal celebrity couple Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were spotted Friday on date night watching Hamilton at the Victoria Palace Theater in London. According to UsMagazine.com, Leslie Garcia Bowman, who plays the role of a general in the hit production, tweeted that it “was an honor to have Prince Harry and Meghan” in the audience. The couple seems very happy and as we can see, do take out time from planning their royal celebrity wedding, possibly because it’s already pretty planned out.

In celebrity news, even the royals step out for special date nights! What are some out of the box date ideas?

Cupid’s Advice:

Date ideas are endless! Cupid has some out of the box date ideas for you and your partner to take part in. Here they are:

1. Go to an escape room: This is fun and a cool way to bond. You have to put your minds together and work on a plan to complete a mission. There are plenty of escape rooms, so just google some near you. It will feel like you’re in a movie or a very thrilling situation — how cool.

Related Link: Date Idea: Best Shows to Binge-Watch With Your Partner

2. Glow in the dark painting: Go out to a place that provides UV body paint. Go nuts and paint on each other. Get creative and “handsy.” This is a fun date to do to express your artistic side and it definitely gives you something to remember. Take photos after to remember how you both used each other’s bodies as canvases. Show off that body aka art work.

Related Link: Kristen Bell Shares The Secrets to Her Healthy Relationship With Dax Shepard

3. Scavenger hunt: Create a scavenger hunt for each other. Use things you know about each other and things based on your history as clues. This will be fun and get your mind going, so put your thinking cap on and get creative. This takes some effort, but it costs little to nothing, and it is endearing because of the the thought that goes into it.

What are some cool, unique dates you’ve been on? Comment below!

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Product Review: Beauty Products to Help You Look and Feel Your Best This Valentine’s Day

Cupid's Pulse Article: Product Review: Beauty Products to Help You Look and Feel Your Best This Valentine’s Day

ANNEMARIE BÖRLIND’s Beauty Essentials

By Carly Horowitz

Valentine’s Day is here! Whether you have a hot date or your date is yourself, these beauty products will make your skin glow on this endearing holiday. ANNEMARIE BÖRLIND’s Beauty Essentials are compatible with any skin type — old or young, oily or dry. In the deep Black Forest of Germany, ANNEMARIE BÖRLIND’s Beauty Essentials are intricately crafted in a unique way. The best thing about these products is that it is not necessary to use all of them together in a regimen (although that is a spectacular idea). These individual products can be easily incorporated into your already established beauty routine. Use these four beauty products this Valentine’s Day, and your skin will thank you!

With these amazing beauty products, Cupid won’t need to shoot an arrow at someone to get them to fall for you! Check out our product review:


Eye Wrinkle Cream

No one wants to have wrinkle marks around their eyes on their big V-Day date night! Luckily, this can be prevented with the help of ANNEMARIE BÖRLIND’s Eye Wrinkle Cream. This product is made with carrot extract and sesame oil which creates a gentle moisturizing glimmer. This vegetarian product can help make your eyes pop even more!

Orange Blossom Energizer

Waking up in the morning and applying a refreshing face wash is the best way to start your day. Make sure to start off your Valentine’s Day the right way, and apply this strong antioxidant serum of carrot and Sicilian blood orange oils. This product also incorporates the perfect amount of vitamins B5, C, and E in order to feed your skin the nutrients it needs to thrive and glow.

Firming Gel

The search for the perfect product that minimizes the appearance of your pores is over! You can put on ANNEMARIE BÖRLIND’s Firming Gel when you’re in a rush to get ready for your Valentine’s Day date because it is fast-absorbing! This gel contains horsetail extracts which help to create a smooth complexion. Plus, this is a completely vegan creation!

Rose Blossom Revitalizer

Get ready for your face to be radiant! This concentrated serum of Damask rose water and rose oil alleviates irritated skin. It’s a moisturizer, firmer, and revitalizer all in one amazing rose scented product. Who needs Valentine’s Day roses when you have this Rose Blossom Revitalizer?!

Try out these products for your Valentine’s Day look this year!

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New Celebrity Couple: Shailene Woodley Makes Relationship with Rugby Player Ben Volavola Instagram Official

Cupid's Pulse Article: New Celebrity Couple: Shailene Woodley Makes Relationship with Rugby Player Ben Volavola Instagram Official

Shailene Woodley and Ben Volavola. Photo: Instagram/@shailenewoodley

By Jessica Gomez

In celebrity news, there is a new celebrity couple in town! Shailene Woodley is in a relationship with Ben Volavola. The celebrity couple made it official on Instagram, according to People.com. Woodley and her Rugby playing beau indulged in some PDA in her Instagram story, Wednesday. The new couple was kissing and flaunting their date night in photos on social media. The love birds were in France, attending the Valentino Haute Couture Spring Summer 2018 show for Paris Fashion Week.

There’s a new celebrity couple in town! What are some creative ways to announce your new relationship?

Cupid’s Advice:

A new relationship is exciting, and although many of us want privacy, we don’t want secrecy. In a world where social media is what seems to connect us the most, it is one of the main platforms where people share big news. Cupid has some tips on cute, creative ways to announce your new relationship via social media:

1. PDA post of an awesome date: Showing some PDA during a creative date with your girl or beau is super cute! And it’s a creative way to briefly show the type of couple you are, so pick the right “stage” for your photo. Some fun adorable dates to choose from are: going for a romantic swim or boat ride, camping, a picnic, taking a class together (any kind), a getaway or road trip, and DIY project you are both working on. The list is endless! If the pressure of a photo of you both on a date is a little too much for you, you can also try taking an adorable, endearing photo or a stunning one of you both side by side looking your best — talk about couple goals! Ariana Grande and Mac Miller took the endearing approach, posting a cuddled up photo, while Elon Musk and Amber Heard went for the looking beautiful together.

Related Link: Danica Patrick Confirms She’s Dating Aaron Rogers

2. A photo of your other half taken by you: You can also post a random photo you’ve taken of your lover for a shocking affect, have your followers like “What?!” Imagine, a random photo of someone else popping up on your news feed, to then realize who it was posted by — Cute. Celebrity couple Zachary Quinto and Miles McMillan took a similar approach when Quinto posted a photo of McMillan staring right at the camera along with a caption on missing him. Adorbs!

Related Link: Olivia Munn Denies She’s Dating Chris Pratt & Shares Texts with Anna Faris

3. A discreet photo: Want to tease? Want to just show you’re tied down but don’t want to share with who just yet? Share your relationship in a teasing manner then, like Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez for example. Jlo shared a photo on Instagram of the couples’ sneakers while rumors of them dating were floating around — discreet huh? Other ways to do it are to snap photos of your hands or a photo taken of your back sides, let people guess who you’re with, if you’re into it.

What are some ways you or your partner shared the new relationship news? Comment below!

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Movie Review: ‘Call Me By Your Name’

By Rachel Sparks

Call Me By Your Name is a coming-of-age story set in 1983 in Italy. It follows the budding romance of Elio (Timothée Chalamet) and Oliver (Armie Hammer). The twists: Oliver is Elio’s research assistant, Judaism, and homosexuality. Armie Hammer has been in notable films, such as Nocturnal Animals, The Birth of a Nation, and Entourage. Timothée Chalamet has been in both TV (Law and Order) and movies (Interstellar). The film is packed with tension, drama, and faith.

This movie is filled with budding relationship advice!

Should you see it: 

If you loved the anticipation of an impactful ending like Interstellar, Call Me By Your Name will take you down a winding storyline. The challenges of forbidden romance create anticipation and hope.

Who to take: This is a romance story at its core, so find someone who loves matters of the heart. No matter their sexual orientation, the story of two people fighting for love against all odds will appeal to any friend. If your significant other is down for a love story, then it will be well worth the watch for a date night.

Cupid’s Advice:

Coming out to friends and family is one of the most terrifying things anyone could do. Admitting this to yourself is even more challenging. Whether it’s you or someone you care about, Cupid has relationship advice for this new territory:

1. Don’t de-individualize: A lot of people are far more accepting of homosexuality than ever before, but that doesn’t mean it’s any easier to admit a new aspect of someone’s identity. But be careful, if someone you care about tells you they’re homosexual, don’t say, “I love all gay people!” As supportive as that may sound, no group of people is ever exactly the same, and by clumping your friend into a group shows you lack knowledge about their new identity.

Related Link: Celebrity Interview: Blake Cooper Griffin Gives Relationship Advice & Says, “Don’t Be Reckless with Other People’s Hearts”

2. Go shopping: One of the best parts of changing your identity is creating a new wardrobe! Embrace your friend’s identity by taking them out for a shopping trip. It will help them feel more confident and show your support.

Related Link: Hollywood’s Gay Power Couples

3. Take them out on the town: Your friend hasn’t changed; they still love going out with you. Show more support for them by taking them out to a club that caters to their needs and play their wingman (or woman). Plus, you’ll both just have a great time dancing and looking good!

Are you adding this emotionally0challenging movie to your must-watch list? What does this make you think about people who may be coming out in your own life? Share any advice you have below!

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Celebrity Wedding: Justin Timberlake Pens Wife Jessica Biel a Love Letter for 5th Anniversary

Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Wedding: Justin Timberlake Pens Wife Jessica Biel a Love Letter for 5th Anniversary

Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake. Photo: GG/FameFlyNet

By Rachel Sparks

Amidst all of the chaos in our lives, what’s more inspiring than the love letter between celebrity couple Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel? Marking five romantic years together on Thursday, October 19, Justin sang Leon Russell’s “A Song For You,” the song the couple danced to as newlyweds. According to UsMagazine.comboth Justin and Jessica claim to be incredibly lucky for marrying their best friend. Thanks guys, for showing us true love. You’ve raised the standard.

This power duo is celebrating their 5th celebrity wedding anniversary. What are some ways to make your anniversary special?  

Cupid’s Advice:

It’s important to celebrate milestones, especially when it’s shared with someone who means so much to you. You don’t want to make your anniversary feel like any other date night, so how can you feel like a celebrity couple the way you and your S.O. deserve? Cupid has some tips:

1. Destination vacation:  This doesn’t have to be far away or overly glamorous. In fact, the closer to town and the more you feel like a local, the more unique the experience. Plus, it’s kind on the wallet. Book Airbnb in the next town over. Try the local food, experience the history, and see if the sunset (or sunrise) looks different than from your own town.

Related Article:  Couple News:  Meghan Trainor Celebrates One Year Anniversary with Daryl Sabara

2. Engage the senses:  Choose a small gift for each of the five senses, either something your partner has been asking for or something you can do together. Get creative and spread the gifts throughout your celebrations to keep the anticipation and excitement building.

Related Article:  Celebrity News:  Check Out Keith Urban’s Adorable Anniversary Message to Nicole Kidman

3. Find an heirloom:  What is something you and your partner are both passionate about? Do you love to compete with each other at chess? Splurge on a fancy chess set. Find the passion you share and indulge in the best so that you can celebrate each time you spend time together. Start creating your legacy as a partnership.

What are some unique ways you’ve celebrated your anniversary? Share in the comments below!

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Celebrity News: Aaron Carter Asks Chloë Grace Moretz On A Date Via Twitter

Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity News: Aaron Carter Asks Chloë Grace Moretz On A Date Via Twitter

Chloë Grace Moretz. Photo: chloegmoretz/Instagram

By Marissa Donovan

Aaron Carter is proclaiming his love again for a blonde, but this time it’s not Hilary Duff! According to EOnline.comChloë Grace Moretz said in an interview that her childhood crush was Aaron Carter, and the pop singer had to respond. The pop singer replied back to the actor via Twitter and said the crush was mutual. Carter also asked Moretz out for dinner. No comment has yet been made from Moretz, but maybe the Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising star may take Carter up on his offer!

This celebrity news leaves us wondering if these two may become a future celebrity couple if they do go out to dinner together! What are some creative ways you could ask out someone your interested in?

Cupid’s Advice:

Aaron Carter chose to be bold by asking out Chloë Grace Moretz on social media. This has us wondering how we can ask someone out for a date night. Check out these dating tips for how to approach someone for a date:

1. Break the ice: Whether it’s a person you met last weekend or a long time friend, find a starting topic that can lead you into asking them out on a date. Some suggestions for breaking the ice might be recalling the last time you spent time together or talking about an event that’s coming up.

Related Link: Celebrity Couple Chloe Grace Moretz & Brooklyn Beckham Make Red Carpet Debut

2. Ask common interests: Talk about what each of you like for food and activities if you are unsure. Simply implying that you are interested in getting to know someone is one thing, but you need to have some idea about what you can do together if you do not know. Asking what they would like to do can make a date less stressful.

Related Link: Hilary Duff Says Aaron Carter’s Love Declarations Are ‘Uncomfortable’

3. Find availability: Ask when the person is free right after proposing or mutually coming up with date ideas. If the person comes across as busy, then try proposing a max of two different times when you are available. If they reject the times that you are free, then wait for another opportunity to present itself.

How do you think Chloë Grace Moretz will respond to Aaron Carter? Let us know in the comments!

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