Leap Day only comes around every four years, and we at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa think everyone should take advantage of Monday, February 29.
After all, it’s a whole extra day—part of a 366-day year. Ok, it’s an extra Monday, but don’t let that get you down. There’s only 52 Mondays in 2016, just like most years.
But there’s only one February 29, and Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa wants to help you make the most of it with these 29 ideas to make Leap Day special. At Borgata, we try to make every day special, but hey, Leap Day has inspired us.
Here’s our suggestions and Happy Leap Day!
So, what are you doing Monday, February 29?
Yes folks, 2016 is another Leap Year meaning an extra day is tacked onto February, the shortest month of the year, to make up for the about six extra hours the Earth takes to get around the sun each year (six hours every four years makes up an extra day).
And so, a lot of whacky traditions have sprung up around the day, not including people who are born on Leap Day walking around saying, “Ha, ha, today’s my sixth birthday.”
Traditions such as in Ireland and Britain where women get to propose marriage to men. We in the U.S. picked up the tradition and called it Sadie Hawkins Day.
And then there’s, uhm, well, some other traditions include, uhm.
Ok that’s about it. And really, in the 21st century who is going to keep women from asking men to marry them whenever they want?
You know what Leap Days really needs? Some more traditions. Luckily we at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa are ready to fill the need.
How about a tradition of a quick getaway to Borgata complete with deals on our classic rooms in Borgata’s Leap Day package which includes:
Here’s an imaginary conversation we just made up.
“Hey, what should we get Dad?”
“How about a bathrobe so he won’t wander around on Christmas morning in that ugly plaid thing.”
“Yeah, since he lost the belt for that, it’s been kind of rough. But where can we get a nice one?”
“Well, ShopBorgata has a beautiful Waffle Terry Bath Robe.”
“It has a sheered waffle face with a looped terry lining and it comes with a belt. Not to mention that it’s 25 percent off as part of Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa’s holiday sale at ShopBorgata.com.”
“That’s great. Problem solved. Does ShopBorgata have anything that would be good for Aunt Tilly?”
“Of course it does.”
Hey it could happen. But what can easily happen is visiting ShopBorgata.com and finding some great holiday gift ideas. And that 25 percent off holiday sale wasn’t imaginary, it’s real.
Holiday shopping can be a hectic thing, what with the traffic, the crowds, trying to find a parking spot in the same area code as the store you wanted to visit and so on. And who doesn’t love 78 consecutive hours of canned mall Christmas music? (2,700 versions of “Jingle Bells” and counting.)
At this point, you’re probably thinking that we at the Borgata Blog are about to plug a nice little getaway to Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa for a relaxing, stress-free, pre-holiday break. Which is great—especially if you take advantage of our monthly spa specials.
But there’s an even easier way to allow Borgata to take some of the crazy out of holiday shopping. And that’s to Shop Borgata from home at our online store. And from now to December 28, ShopBorgata.com is offering a holiday sale or 25 percent off on all items.
That includes all of ShopBorgata.com’s category’s from the Gifts of Comfort (bedding, blankets, sheets), to items for the Spa Connoisseur (robes, aromatherapy) to gifts for the Foodie (cookbooks, margarita glasses, aprons).
It’s an impressive list of online items at great prices that you can check out here.
We’ve all seen wine aficionados going through their routine as they sample their classic wines.
You know—the swirl in the glass to check the color, the sniffing of the bouquet, the swishing of the wine in the mouth to pick up its accents and flavors.
It’s one of the great joys of wine selection and part of the education Vintage Wine Boutique at The Shoppes at The Water Club has always given would-be wine connoisseurs.
As for beer drinkers, well, that’s a little different right? The main taste element is whether it’s cold; it’s hard to see the color and sniff the bouquet from a can isn’t it?
Au contraire, mon amie.
At Vintage, we take beer as seriously as we take our classic selection of wines. And so we’re introducing a new line of craft beers guaranteed to turn any beer drinker into a connoisseur of the hops. These are beers so finely crafted, they stand up to scrutiny as well as any fine wine.
A lot of us that enjoy a casual glass of wine now and then know that there’s a lot more to the taste of the grape than we’ve taken in so far.
We hear our friends talking about bouquets and body and aftertastes and pairing with cuisine, but for us it’s pretty much red goes with meat, white with fish and sweeter wines can go with dessert.
And then we pick up a bottle of plonk because we like the picture on the bottle (that’s right, we went there with plonk).
But this doesn’t have to be you anymore. Vintage Wine Boutique at The Water Club is putting an educational twist on wine this summer with The Wine Classroom, a series of wine classes that takes an international trip around the wine drinking world. Discover a world of wine with Borgata’s wine professionals, learn about wine pairings and sample some exceptional varietals (Ha, varietals, we’re already learning).