As we know, tomorrow is the most popular date night of the year.  But when you’ve been in a relationship for awhile, it’s a little sad to think that you need a holiday to make an evening feel special! Even though Chris and I really try to work in a date night every week, it seems they fall off the priority list more often than not. With our crazy busy schedules even just getting out of the house can feel like an epic chore {and we don’t even have kids yet!}.

That’s why I was excited to learn HowAboutWe {remember that date service I told you about here} offers all kinds of cool dates that don’t require leaving our living room!  We loved our first HowAboutWe date where we learned to pickle {you can check it out here}. Taking a foodie tour of San Francisco’s Ferry Building and a wine tasting cruise in the Bay {hello awesome!} are also still on my must-try list, but sometimes it’s just too hard to commit to a class, tour, or all-day adventure.


So when I spied HowAboutWe’s At-Home Camping Experience I was all over it. I’ve been wanting to tap into my previous life as a big camper {I’m embarrassed to admit we haven’t even made it to Yosemite yet}. Plus a super cute, romantic date idea that involves chocolate and cozying up in my wool socks?? YES! When I found out I could also order in a 4-course Lobster Dinner shipped straight from the coasts of Maine through HowAboutWe’s Couples Rewards section, it was the perfect doubly whammy. And we loved the whole experience! We whipped up a delicious dinner – all nicely pre-packaged with easy to follow instructions.


And I adored our camping kit – it paid attention to all the details you and I’d appreciate {though Chris was more excited about the filet mignon}. Good packaging always makes such a difference! The kit not only came with the fixin’s for gourment s’mores, but with sweet little “survival” games to play before we enjoyed our chocolatey treat. It was a perfectly relaxing, really fun evening and those s’mores, with all-natural marshmellows and stellar dark chocolate, were dang good!


And lucky for you, you’ve still got time to snag the perfect last second Valentine’s Day gift! HowAboutWe for Couples is free to join and browse dates. You can click here to get $50 off your first one … just remember to check off “Make it a surprise” when you book your date! I’m already planning to try the at-home Brunch Making Date and the at-home Oscars Watching kit looks super cute too.

Don’t worry, you don’t have to thank me!

P.S. The $50 off link also will work after Valentine’s Day — until 5/31/14. So, plenty of time to book and plan a “just because” date with your special guy or girl.

Original photography for Apartment 34 by Aubrie Pick // styling and art direction by erin hiemstra


This post is in parternship with HowAboutWe. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting posts that keep Apartment 34’s doors open!

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    1. It takes a little longer, but at least it doesn’t burn in a giant poof of fire!

  1. Does Chloe come with the glamping kit? If so, sold!