Learn the art of sugar flowers or take in art at The Met. Plus, a hot new show at the Fringe Festival.
One of the best things about summer-besides the good weather- is being able to enjoy amazing theater in the great outdoors. Dallas puts on a fabulous Shakespeare in the Park Summer Series that begins in June and goes through to July. In June, though, you have the choice of two great Shakespearean plays. The first to open the series is Cymbeline, a tragedy/romance loosely based on the legends of the early Celtic British King Cunobelinus. Later in the month, and on through July, is one of Shakespeare’s earliest plays, Comedy of Errors. Moving into a different direction, this is short and slapstick happy in a story that deals with mistaken identities and a flurry of puns and wordplay.
In need of a little polishing up? The Spa at Trump is the answer. Quickly becoming the hotspot for Chicagoans to escape for an hour, or even a day at times, its popularity can be attributed to its rockstar service. Many times guests are so impressed, they extend their spa day into an overnight stay in one of the 53 spa guest suites.
Immediately upon stepping in the door, guests are tended to by a personal “Spa Attache.” For those overwhelmed by the indulgent choices on the menu of services (which even includes candlelight yoga classes), leave it to the Attache to help you decide. If it’s skin care you crave, let the celeb fave Kate Sommerville Skin Care line and the estheticians soothe you. A favorite of Jessica Alba, Freida Pinto, Molly Sims and Debra Messing, a skin treatment with this stuff will leave you feeling like a celebrity yourself.
Those desiring a little romance get it- and then some- with the couples treatments. Couples can bathe side by side in a rich Andalusian milk bath as they do in Spain, lather up with gemstone infused oils and unwind with “diamond massage oils” or “sapphire gemstone oils” during their massage. To keep that warm feeling, a glass of Spanish wine is also included. If bubbly is more your fancy, The Spa at Trump also serves Champagne, music, and aphrodisiacs for those who wish for it, and aromatherapy and blanket wraps to truly escape from reality.
The Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel is a world of modern sophistication in the epicenter of Atlanta’s music and artistic scene. Discover a sense of arrival as you mingle with friends or co-workers in our inviting Atlanta luxury hotel lobby, showcasing an alluring fireplace, a floating 442-gallon salt water aquarium and dramatic backlit onyx ceiling and wall. The boutique Midtown Atlanta hotel is home to one of midtowns great dining experiences, Briza Restaurant, and local hotspot Rooftop 866. With its central location, this luxury hotel is steps from Georgia Tech, Piedmont Park and surrounded by attractions, restaurants and nightlife. The Renaissance Atlanta Midtown is among the premier hotels in Midtown Atlanta offering charming ballrooms and outdoor Terrace Space, accented by seating areas, cabanas and inspiring views ideal for intimate weddings or elegant affairs.
Twosomes and families can compare human romance to that of other species during the Philadelphia Zoo’s Wild at Heart Valentine’s Day-themed weekend, featuring a self-guided tour of the most famous couples and animals at the nation’s first zoo. February 12-13.
3400 W. Girard Avenue, (215) 243-5254, phillyzoo.org