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.


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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