There are so many unforgettable lines from the beloved 90’s movie classic, Miss Congeniality, and with April 25th approaching, Miss Rhode Island has got us thinking about the perfect date night. You remember the line… William Shatner, during the talent portion of the pageant, asks her to describe the perfect date, to which she says: “That's a tough one. I would have to say April 25th. Because it's not too hot, not too cold, all you need is a light jacket.”
Check out our Perfect Date Night collection for all the essentials for a romantic evening <3
Spring is doing its thing now, we are all feeling cute in our fave light jackets (Throw back to the interview with Friends BFF, Oak Laokwansathitya, who said his favorite article of clothing is the light jacket) and we’re all getting that out-of-hibernation itch! Here are some items from the Friends website that will help spice up the perfect at-home date night with your lover.
Home Spa Night
Gracie Hart, portrayed by Sandra Bullock, had to shed some of her tomboy, rough-around-the-edges demeanor to fit in with the pageant girls. Why not spend an evening at home relaxing with some body products and other lovely self-care items. Super sensual with a partner, or a perfect date night with your #1 (YOU!). Michael Caine’s voice is echoing, “Eyebrows. There should be two.” Though a thicker brow is much more on trend now than in the 90’s, and we love the Frida unibrow!
Before you start singing, “You think I'm gorgeous, you want to kiss me... You want to hug me... You want to love me... You want to hug me... You want to smooch me... You want to...” like Grace did to the hunky FBI love interest, perhaps you want to vibe up your home with some candles! There's even a Grace candle if you want to stay on MC theme somewhat indirectly. Or go for the Boy Smells Hypernature candle, the Rainbow Drip, or the Friends NYC Moon Shift! None of these suggestions making the cut? Check out our Boy Smells candle staff picks for even more ideas!
Bring on the Smiles
Gracie Hart: I would so like to hurt you right now.
Victor Melling: As long as you smile.
Here are some CBD products to get you smiling on your date. Get your sweet fix with a side of relaxation. These sea salt caramels are a perfect mixture of sweet and salty flavors, combined into a tightly wrapped caramel candy. Or do you prefer smoking? This cute AF matchbox starter pack from Essentials has got you covered. Each pre-roll mood - Focus, Relieve, Relax - is formulated a bit differently to match your desires. No need for you to figure out the perfect balance of cannabinoids and terpenes babe, we got you ;)
Remember when Gracie says, “It's lite beer, and she's gonna throw it up anyway”? Well, here is the perfect book to get your home bartending on with a total feminist slant (and away from the Lite Beer). The perfect mix of punny humor, feminist verve, and practical instruction, Women's Libation! is a cocktail guide for the lady who likes to shake things up (and not just her martinis). In it, Brooklyn-based illustrator and long-time bartender Merrily Grashin toasts the feminist heroes who've come before us and the social movements that have helped shape us, honoring each with a delicious, imaginative cocktail. Perfect for a delicious, imaginative date night!
When Cheryl, Miss Rhode Island, thinks about the question a little more, she says her perfect date “would be a man who takes me to a romantic dinner, and then we walk along the beach barefoot discussing books and - and music and - and movies.”
We’ve got your books here if you want to prep for those discussions. But if you’re with Miss New York who says, “no wonder you’re still a virgin” to this very lofty ideal of a date, perhaps you want to check out these at home activities. The Oracle Cards or maybe the Bar Games Kit, will keep you and your sweetie boo busy before, ahem, gettin' busy.
Bonus 90’s reference: “Draw me like one of your French girls.” Bring home a sketch book alongside all your candles for a sexy night in a la Titanic. This sketchbook is made with lightly textured, acid-free heavyweight paper and is suitable for watercolors, pens, and colored pencils.
Shop the whole Perfect Date Collection here! There are even some light jackets in there. Love is in the air, and we've got you covered!