Tag Archives: date nights


7 Feb


Hellllllllo weekend. I’m SO very happy that you have arrived because you are going to be a good one. Tonight Brian and I are having a date night- we have three different restaurants in mind that we could possibly hit up. It’s between Mexican, Pho and Cuban. Tomorrow during the day I’m taking my little sister Ana on our second date….miniature golfing here we come! Tomorrow night we are having two of our favorite couples over for our monthly dinner club…we usually go out and try new restaurants but this time we are staying in because we have a new addition to the group…baby Margot!!! Hopefully Margot likes pizza and wine. And Sunday Brian and I are going to tackle booking hotels for our honeymoon and probably just be cuddly at home all day.


reading….The Goldfinch for a book club that I started recently. I have been falling behind on my reading and needed a little pick me up. I used to read every night when I got in bed but now I seem to fall asleep on the couch while we watch tv. Pathetic! There was a time not too long ago when I didn’t even own a tv! I got so much more done. I also love hanging with my fabulous girlfriends and will find any excuse to have them all in one room, so I thought…I should start a book club! Our first meeting March 22nd. Are any of you guys in book clubs? Do you have any tips on how to throw a fabulous one? Or any great questions to ask?

working on…writing various personal essays. I’ve written four in the past few weeks. I wrote one about the body image issues I developed after ten years working as a professional fit model, one about an interesting encounter I had with a neighbor, one about our trek through Nepal and lastly one about my seven-year battle with anxiety – which I’m happy to report I’ve been winning recently. Each essay has a life of its own and I’ve enjoyed the process of writing them. Oh and the feeling I get from putting them in a little folder entitled “finished  essays”…pure joy. Now, I plan on writing more and trying to get the others published.

watching...sadly, not much of substance lately. I’m patiently waiting for Walking Dead, House Of Cards & Grey’s Anatomy to return and in the meantime I have found myself watching episodes of The Real Housewives Of BH. I know, I know…truly embarrassing.

loving…nesting and working on home projects (I spent far too long mulling over different shades of grey for our walls. Don’t worry the perfect shade has been chosen. PHEW), planning and daydreaming about our upcoming honeymoon (I can’t wait to be away with Brian for a whole month. We so need it) Apples with almond butter (it’s becoming an everyday occurrence), my new Polaroid camera (FUN! although Frank doesn’t seem to find it too fun. He barks and hides when the picture pops out), the coral mirror that my darling husband painted for me (he’s a keeper), trying on my bridesmaid dress with Rachel for her upcoming wedding ( I LOVE it and her) & dinner dates with my beautiful pregnant girlfriend Taline ( I still can’t get it through my head that my best friend is going to become a mama. It blows my mind)

eating…paleo. I’m not strict about it everyday but I’ve been sticking to it Monday- Friday and I really feel a difference…more energy, flatter stomach, better digestion…blah…blah…blah. I’ve even gotten Brian into it. He says he likes it.


“If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely” – Roald Dahl



3 Jun

Best. Laid. Plans

Last night Brian and I had planned a downtown LA date night. First, we were going to go to an event (a mix of art and history) then dinner. Brian happens to work downtown and yesterday was one of “those Saturdays” where he had to spend the day at the office to get a project done for a deadline. I’m telling you, the world of an urban designer is no joke. He works soooo much. Anyway, our plan was simple. I meet him downtown at the end of the day and we have a fun night out on the town.

I didn’t pay much attention to what he was wearing when he left in the morning. It was early. I was tired. So when I emailed him around three asking what he wanted me to bring him to wear….I asked…a flannel? He replied yes, so a flannel was all I packed. After spending an hour driving from Santa Monica to downtown (bad traffic! I’m guessing due to the King’s game?) I pulled up in front of his office and called for him to come down- five minutes later, Brian walked up to the car and my mouthed dropped. He was wearing shorts (army fatigues, no less), flip-flops and a neon striped t-shirt (who would wear this outfit anyway)?!

It took us a few minutes to explain our two sides. He thought I saw what he was wearing in the morning and also thought when I asked “flannel”, that I meant a “flannel type outfit ensemble”. I said when I asked flannel, I meant flannel and he should have specified PANTS and SHOES. Downtown date night was a bust. He was adamant about not going to the event in shorts and flip-flops and I couldn’t argue with that.

But rather than fight about it, we decided to go with the flow and go back home to Santa Monica so Brian could change his outfit and we could go out on our date. The evening ended up being one of the best date nights we’ve had in a while. So what we weren’t downtown…we were with each other. We went to one of our favorite local restaurants, Freddy Smalls, sat at the bar, ate way too much food and tried a few of their amazing cocktails.

Two years in and Brian is still my favorite person to spend a Saturday night with.

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