date night.

date nights are important.

regardless of how much alone time you spend with your significant other …there is something completely different about setting aside a time for just the two of you. it can be as simple as renting a movie, ordering take-out, and sharing a bottle of wine on the couch. orrrrr a night on the town. the trick is to planning it. [J] & I live together, so time spent on the couch is not out of the norm …but by putting a plan in place: excitement builds. & it’s no longer a meeting spot. BUT a solid, scheduled plan for a date.

saturday night we got fancied up. caught the train. & hit the city.

I took the reins on this date night. & made dinner reservations @ buca di beppo. it’s such a fun, family-style italian restaurant. & [J] has never been.

on our way to our table, the hostess took us on a tour of the restaurant ..straight through the kitchen. and all of it’s delicious smells.

he was so excited + hungry.

we kicked off dinner with cocktails. & the chopped antipasto salad. scrumptious!!

and just when we thought things couldn’t get any better …they did.

spicy chicken rigatoni + one 1/2lb meatball [a [J] request].

the meal was amazeballs [pun intended].

after dinner, we took a stroll. [from river north to old town]. I love chicago. and seeing how much the cityscape changes from one block to another. plus holding hands, people watching, and just enjoying ourselves.

once in old town. we wandered into a pub.

got cocktails. and then wandered into another.

beers. al fresco.

I have made the executive decision that [J] & I will be switching off each month, taking turns planning a date. boooo ya! since I picked the restaurant & made the reservation this time – mr. [J] gets to kick off our monthly date for september. [if you’re listening love, start planning ;)].

I recommend this for every couple.

I love [J] & I’s every day relationship. but I also value our time set aside for dates. it’s a break from ‘real life’ …for us to laugh, have fun, and re-charge that spark. just him & I.

that is all. for today.

happy tuesday everybody.

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About chelset

Born and raised Iowan ..uprooting my life and moving to the big city. Many adjustments will be made along the way ..but what's life without some risk?
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