The pods are open once again, but the drama is steamier (and awkward) as ever! Love is Blind returns for a second season.
Out of the many couples formed in the second season of Love Is Blind there were six that were focused on throughout the show: Nick Thompson and Danielle Ruhl, Salvador Perez and Mallory Zapata, Shane Jansen and Natalie Lee, Kyle Abrams and Shaina Hurley, Abhishek ‘Shake’ Chatterjee and Deepti Vempati, and finally, Jarrrette Jones and Iyanna McNeely. Each couple had to face the prospect of finding love without facing the person they were asking to spend the rest of their life with, which resulted in some surprising outcomes.
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The majority of the filming for Love Is Blind was done in three places: Fayetteville, Georgia, Cancun, Mexico and Chicago, Illinois. Although there were not many specifics on all the places they visited, there are plenty of landmarks worth checking out.
If you were wondering where all the matchmaking and proposals ensue, look no further than Atlanta, Georgia. Formally known as Pinewood Studios, Trilith is where all the pods reside. Located at 461 Sandy Creek Rd, the studio has 24 different stages, along with offices, workshops and 400 acres of backlots. With each 12-by-12 feet pod, 2 separate living quarters and sleeping quarters for each contestant, that had to be a lot of space allocated.
TRS Coral Hotel
This all-inclusive (no kids allowed) resort was the couple’s lavish paradise getaway after getting hitched, but that doesn’t mean everyone had a good time. Love Is Blind contestants Nick and Danielle had their fair share of disagreements, Mallory and ‘Shake’ had some hesitations about their partners and Shaina pulling a Houdini on Kyle in paradise after about one night and heading home. Their accommodations at the resort included spa services, sports bar, restaurants, beach club and much more!
The majority of the contestants were from Chicago, so it made sense for the remaining time of Love Is Blind to be documented here.
The Chicago Riverwalk is a lakefront pathway that straddles four specific districts: The Arcade, The Civic, The Confluence and The Esplanade. The walkway features public art, such as banners, murals and sculptures. There are also multiple dining options available to the public. So whether you are a wine connoisseur, ice cream enthusiast, or just want a cold beer and burger, there is something for everyone to be excited about. Nick and Danielle were spotted here also having a heated discussion about priorities when Danielle took it upon herself to walk away from the tension-filled talk.
For a very high-flying date, Jarrette and Iyanna figured out their slight fear of highs at 360 Chicago. Located on the 94th Floor Observation Deck of the former John Hancock Center, visitors can have a truly panoramic view around all of Chicago from 1,000 feet in the air. Jarrette and Iyanna specifically took advantage of the TILT ride and most likely the Bar94+.
Home to the Chicago Cubs–and the bachelors last night of fun before the wedding– is Wrigley Field. Built in 1914, this park is known as the second oldest baseball field for major league players, right after Fenway Park. Fun fact: Their last All-Star game took place in 1990. Some non-game day activities that can be found are their suite packages, premier clubs, such as the Catalina Club, and access to their luxurious rooftops.
Ravisloe Country Club
The I Do’s–or rather I Don’ts–were staged at the Ravisloe Country Club in Homewood, Illinois. Located at 18231 South Park Avenue, the golf-heavy public country club promises couples and guests the most memorable experiences they have to offer. Not sure if they had the experiences displayed by the Love Is Blind cast in mind when writing that description. Other accommodations were supplied by their sister property, La Banque, a unique boutique hotel where most likely the couples gathered before the nuptials.
You can catch Love Is Blind on Netflix today!