Date Night at the Trump Champagne Lounge-

Date Night at the Trump Champagne Lounge-

** We all have our opinions on the current President of the United States… But whether you support the muppet or not, let’s save our polarization for another post. This one is about LOVE!

Hallelujah for Date Nights

Justin and I religiously have at least one date night a week. Between work, health, puppy, and social commitments, it can be difficult to squeeze in an evening with no interruptions. We often find ourselves at the end of a long day, falling into bed together and lazing about with the dog and an episode of This is Us (ermagerd you HAVE to watch this show if you’re not already!!). I’m not ashamed that after three years we have a routine. I actually love how comfortable and natural we are with each other.

Nevertheless, by scheduling in time to focus on one another (no screens, no distractions), we ensure we get the quality time that’s so important for healthy partnerships… Quality time not spent lounging very unsexily in front of my man, in a unisex onesie, while killing a bag of baked Lays dipped in Nutella… Don’t laugh, you do it too!

Since we’re both restaurant obsessed foodies, usually, we’ll head out for dinner for a date. Lately, Minami in Yaletown has been our go to for off the charts sushi and cocktails.

Double Dates or Nah?

You don’t have to ball out on $200 dinner for an excellent date night though. Going to a workout class together, cooking at home, setting up a sex swing, or gold old reliable netflix and chill dates are all great options too! Usually it’s just the two of us, but we’ll occasionally mix it up, ditch the sushi, try somewhere new, and maybe even join some friends a double date. *Which is twice the fun if you’re swingers! Which we’re not, I have just been watching wayyy too many interesting sex documentaries lately!

It’s not always practical to schedule in a date night either, it takes effort to nurture a healthy relationship. Prioritizing time with your partner is a huge part of that. Yet if you can occasionally spend quality time with bae AND catch up with people you actually like being around, why not kill two birds with one stone?

Except the African feminist part of me CRINGED when Justin said we were meeting our friends Tim and Barb for a date night at the Trump Champagne Lounge in downtown Vancouver. “Errrr- I don’t actually want to support anything associated with Trump”, was my reaction. Until I realized he wasn’t nearly as involved with the project as I thought (he doesn’t see profit from the restaurant, club, or lounges). So into my faux fur I jumped, and off we went!

Date Night at the Trump Champagne Lounge-

One thing I can say without question is that the details at the Champagne Lounge are ON POINT! Comfortable neutral seating areas with stunning marble accents are the perfect setting for a trendy luxury date night.

If you’re from Vancouver, or only in town for a couple nights, this lounge is a super chill place to try a new drink or enjoy good DJ-ing (note that the DJ only comes in after 10pm). Bring your boo or some girlfriends, and enjoy the crazily stocked bar! Beware of how “dark side of the moon” you plan on going though. Drinks can get pricey here ($18-25).

I don’t usually expect a hotel lounge to be so exquisitely designed. Maybe Tim, Barbara, and Justin helped me enjoy the Trump Champagne Lounge even more by being such great dates. Or maybe I was able to move past my prejudices and enjoy the lounge for what it is. A beautiful place to spend a few luxuriously chill hours 🙂


  • So lovely with a double date babe! And so cute and good that you have a habit of doing date nights. Looks like you had a lovely time! And gosh, I know I need to start watching This Is Us, people are going crazy haha! Xx

  • Ashvin Nankoo

    Lovely start about the President. Love it! I love the fact that you have at least one date night a week. Personally I think this is great for any relationship. I was watching a video on Buzfeed blue and they were really going against Trump Restaurant but you seem to have had a great night!

  • This looks like so much fun!! I definitely need to plan some more date nights 🙂 Happy weekend!


  • Chynna Miley

    So cute! Would love to see pics of the Champagne!

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  • I think a regular date night is fantastic! Nothing beats Champagne in a beautiful environment. I need to try to schedule date nights with my hubby too.


  • Marissa Pedersen

    Wow what a beautiful place for a date night! Anything that involves champagne is always fine by me. 🙂

  • wow this place looks divine! what a great spot for a lovely date night 🙂 hope you had a wonderful one! xo, sharon

  • I this post girl and truthfully I think my partner and I need to implement this one date a week rule because we’re getting way too comfortable with each other!!

    The Trump lounge looks like such a great spot girl – thanks for sharing!

    Helen xx

  • Setting up a sex swing hahahaha you’re the best! You make the Trump lounge a bit more enticing…but I feel you on not wanting to support anything with his name on it.

  • Mes Voyages à Paris

    Amazing picture! Love the details 🙂
    Mónica Sors

  • Caroline Ross

    Ewww… Nutella and chips? Really?
    But I am looking forward to the trump lounge, some friends cancelled last minute because of the ‘Trump’ thing, but I keep telling them it’s just the name!

  • Becca Tibayan

    Looks like fun! Love the pictures too!

  • Love this! Look like you guys had a ton of fun!

  • Sound like a lot of fun! The atmosphere in the lounge looks relaxing and grand.

    – Gretch of GG Memochou

  • Kelly Alex

    We try to have date night with our boyfriends once a week as well, like definitely gets too busy ! We love how you casually threw in the sex swing haha

  • Great intro to this post haha. You all look so lovely!

    Angela |

  • Looks like such fun time!

    xo, Jennifer

  • Sarah M Velasco

    What a gorgeous place to have a date night! However having said that….$18-$25 for a drink on the other hand……….#ballerstatus lol. Great post love!


  • Awh such cute photos of you all! What a fun date night idea, love the ambiance of the place! Double dates are always a fun way to catch up, and like you said killing 2 birds w/ 1 stone 😉 xx- Mitra

  • Toyas Tales

    Cute date night photos. It looks like you guys had a great time. I haven’t been on a double date in ages.


  • Super cute pictures! You make me laugh! Sex swing date… I like it! I bet the cocktails there are fab!

  • My husband and I enjoy one date night a week too and one movie night a week before Little tyke grace our lives. These days we’re lucky to enjoy one date night once every 3 months. LOL!. I hope you’ll do more of this sort of post, Kandja, it’s lovely and laid back and gives your readers a small peek into your life.

  • Nadia

    Girl, date nights are VITAL! And I love how you started your post by saying “this one is about LOVE” – YES to that! 🙂 Looks like you had an amazing time & I love your outfit.
    xox Nadia