dinner club

10 Feb

Many moons ago we started a dinner club with two of our favorite couples- Rachel & Pj and Mike & Loni. The plan was simple- once a month we would try a new restaurant picked by one of the couples. Our very first outing was to a Ethiopian restaurant called Messob on Fairfax. Have you ever tried Ethiopian food? It’s delicious and you get to eat with your hands…win win, if you ask me. Over the last two years dinner club has become one of my favorite traditions. Not only because we have eaten at some great restaurants around LA but because of how much these people add to my life. I recently found a picture from our first dinner club at Messob and it brought a smile to my face.

dinner clubSo much has changed since this picture was taken. Brian and I got married, Rachel and PJ got engaged & Mike and Loni welcomed baby Margot a few months ago! It’s been an incredible ride and through it all we have supported each other. We’ve become a little family of sorts and I am so thankful.

On Saturday night Brian and I hosted dinner club at our house because we wanted baby Margot to join. We ordered six different pizzas from Pitfire…Rachel and Pj brought a caesar salad with amazing homemade croutons, Mike & Loni brought a delicious homemade chocolate cake & Margot brought the cuteness. We passed around baby Margot (seriously, she made my ovaries hurt)…ate copious amounts of pizza (paleo, what?)…drank loads of wine (embarrassing amounts)…celebrated Mike’s birthday (with sparkler candles!)…and laughed. The room was filled with JOY.





I’m a sucker for traditions. Do you guys have any fun ones?


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4 Responses to “dinner club”

  1. Sejal H. Patel February 10, 2014 at 10:37 am #

    This was such fun night 🙂 Love how the pics came out!!! xx

  2. Loni Found Herself February 10, 2014 at 10:48 am #

    Dinner Club is one of my favorite things, too. Can’t wait for the next one!

  3. Crystal B. February 10, 2014 at 12:45 pm #

    Dinner clubs sound super fun! Glad all is well. 🙂 xoxo

  4. righteousbruin9 February 10, 2014 at 6:14 pm #

    We get together twice a month; once for a drum circle and the other time for interfaith devotions. Both get-togethers feature lots of food. This is with my Faith group. The American Legionnaires have a potluck, the fourth Friday of each month, honouring the Vets who live at the VA Medical Center.

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