WHAT'S YOUR FANTASY: My Ideal Date Night + #DateNightNYC


Has anyone ever asked you to describe your perfect date? I was asked that recently, and it was one of the hardest questions to answer. Different activities are "perfect" in different ways, so there's no one date plan that will make me smile, swoon, or be ready for a little after-date action, na'mean?

That being said, I absolutely love nights like this:

HomieLuva is decked out in his effortless casual/sexy outfit (dark jeans, slightly fitted V-neck shirt, blazer), and I'm stuntin' in a dress and heels high enough for me to match his 6'3" self. He holds all the doors open for me, and we ride off in our car that has just been detailed, oil changed, and gassed up (hey - auto maintenance makes me happy). We arrive at a blink-and-you-might-miss-it venue and settle into an intimate booth, order wine and delectables, and prepare for an evening of live entertainment. What kind of live entertainment, you ask? How about a live band and incredible vocalists who perform jazzy, soulful R&B - the kind of music that makes you sit a little closer to the one you're with; that makes you whisper-sing lyrics in their ear; that makes you put a hand on their thigh to tap along with the percussion...

We might get up and dance. We might snuggle and share a joke that makes sense to no one but us. One thing is for sure: put me in a sexy venue where I can get lightly intoxicated by some good wine and HomieLuva's cologne while eating delicious food and taking in dope live music, and I. AM. GOOD. I think it has something to do with indulging and engaging all of my senses like a true Taurus loves to do, but whatever it is, it works.

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So, why do I mention all of this? Well, if you're in the NYC area and looking for an environment very similar to the one I described, then you might want to check out my girl Keya Maeesha's latest event, Date Night NYC w/ Chris Turner, Shi Wisdom (big up Toronto!), Black Spade, and Nikko Gray! Keya curates incredible events, and has a knack for treating her guests and artists in a way that turns 1st-time attendees into repeaters, and inspires performers to give 110%. In other words, Date Night NYC is a fabulous way to spend an evening, whether you're single or taken. Date Night NYC goes down at DROM on September 1st - click here for more info, and here to get your tickets ($15 adv, $20 at the do')

Now, if you CAN'T head to the Big Apple next weekend for Date Night NYC, I've got you covered! Keya and DJ PHAZE joined forces to create Cupcakes & Handcuffs - The Date Night Mixtape, compiled of some of the sexiest chunes by various Date Night NYC artists. My next date night with HomieLuva will consist of nothing more than this mixtape on repeat while we have a picnic on the living room floor. Having fun can be free, y'all ;)

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Have you hit up a Date Night NYC show? Are you going to next weekend's show? What was the BEST date night you've ever had? What's your fantasy date night? Share, share, share!

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