Cast Yourself in the Best Light

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Cast Yourself in the Best Light
Creating the ambience in a room depends on four factors: light, color, temperature (think 68-75 degrees) and scent, says Marcus Mueller, general manager of Solage Calistoga, voted one of the most romantic hotels in the world by Fodor's Travel. When it comes to lighting, the key is to create a soft glow throughout the whole room rather than relying on the standard overhead-light-and-bedside-lamps combo. Mueller recommends recessed lights set to a dimmer, which illuminate the room more evenly.

If you already have bedside lamps, consider painting the inside of the lampshades a pale pink, which will give your skin a rosy glow—no spray tan necessary.