As some of you read in my tweet, I took my 3 y/0 femme diva in training friend to the mall, where she ‘helped’ me pick out a few new outfits, specifically one for my incredibly hot date last night. To reward her for all of her patience and for being on her bestest behavior, I supplied her with her first in a salon manicure. She was in heaven. Seriously, the kid sat there not moving her hands for the entire 1/2 hour while I got mine done as well – and she was rewarded with sparkly blue nails with a little white/purple flower on each of her tiny tiny thumbs. It was seriously adorable.
For me however, the BEST part of the day were the 3 pairs of pants that I bought for under $50 at H&M.
I spent about an hour after getting home doing some hemming work, and I was good to go. And the SL thought I looked more than dashing and we had a spectacular date night. It’s restaurant week in our town, where many of the really lovely high end places do special 20/30/40 dollar 3-5 course menus. It’s kind of awesome, because you get to try out places that you’d really be disappointed in if it cost a ton of money and you didn’t like. For me, I’ve picked one stand by place and one place I’ve not tried yet for this event – last night was the tried and true, and as usual, they didn’t disappoint.
I’m a huge fan of local indie restaurants. I’d much rather spend $130 on one meal with my partner once a month than 4 $30 meals at craptastic chain restaurants. For me, the food itself is a huge part of the date – well prepared food is as much foreplay as anything else is. When your taste buds are happy, and you’ve had some nice wine and your whole body is in a really euphoric place AND you’re with someone you really dig? Awesomeness.
If you’ve not done this kind of dining I highly urge you to save up and try it at least once – even if you’re not a snotty foodie like I am, I’m sure that you’re going to have an experience you won’t soon forget – or one that you won’t try to recreate as often as you’re able.