Celebrating Sweetest Day the Black Way

By Liz Lampkin, contributing writer to the Chicago Defender


October is filled with things to celebrate. Every year, the states of the Midwest celebrate Sweetest Day and this year it falls on Saturday, October 15. This is the day when the man in the relationship is celebrated and romanced. With the surge of successful Black-owned restaurants, spas and products ladies around, there is a plethora of items to buy and places to go to celebrate. If you’re wondering where you can celebrate this year or looking for intimate things to do, take a look at the list below for some ideas.

  1. Spa Date Night. If you’re looking for a date night where both of you can relax, or if you want the perfect way to ease your mate check out area spas for the perfect, intimate setting for love.
  2. Favorite Restaurant. If you don’t want to go out amongst the crowd, plan an intimate evening. The two of you can have dinner prepared by a private chef, create a meal for two together, or order from your favorite restaurant.
  3. A Bit of Wine. If you’re looking for an environment that’s comfortable with an eloquent menu and a rotating wine list, visit a local winery to socialize with guests and enjoy the scenery. 
  4. Bar Hop. If you’re looking for an up close, personal and romantic experience find a quaint bar for your next Sweetest Day spot for you and your partner.

Sweetest Day is a day where love is shared and shown. Ladies, take some time to show your partner how sweet they are to you on this day and plan for him like never before. No matter what you decide to do, make sure it brings a smile to your mate’s face and brightens his day.




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