Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Special Holiday Date

Hubby and I were excited to go on a date when the toddler visited one of his old “hangout places.”

First we visited one of my former students' art exhibits in a coffee shop inside a bookstore. The paintings were beautiful.



We also got some espresso (me) and a caramel macchiato (hubby).


Then I spotted Anthropologie and had to check it out… They had a great sale, and hubby thought that since I had been so nice, I deserved a new dress. Smile After being marked down more than half and another 25% discount it came to less than $50. I look forward to opening it on Christmas Day! Smile


Next stop, lunch. We ate at Gordon Biersch Brewery in Palo Alto. Since we were in a celebratory mood, we both got a beer. I got the WinterBock, and hubby got the Golden Export. We enjoyed them both!


For lunch we split a spinach salad and an appetizer platter with mini burgers, garlic fries, and chicken strips. Everything was great! I especially loved the “mustardy” dipping sauce that came with the chicken strips and dipped my fries in it.


We also got two mini dessert tasters: Chocolate Fudge Cake and Warm Apple Bread Pudding. They were both very good but very rich. So the shot glass size was perfect!


Getting to spend some uninterrupted, quality time together was wonderful. Thanks hubby for hanging out with me! You are my best friend, and I am so very, very lucky to have you!

I hope you all find time to spend some quality time with family and friends during what can be a very hectic time of the year.

Be well,
Andrea

19 comments:

  1. You're very welcome. Still thinking of those garlic fries - mmmmmmmmmm...

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  2. my comment went POOF.

    just said it looks like a great time and good for you!

    we're taking it pretty easy despite the crazyness of the holidays.

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  3. Looks like a fun time. We all need days like that and they are even more precious when they are scarce.

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  4. What a great date! Especially the Anthropologie score!!! I love everything in that store!

    Have a wonderful holiday, Andrea!!

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  5. Garlic fries, a date with the hubs and a new dress- that sounds like a perfect outing! :-)

    And by the way, you may have relaxed a bit about your training in the past year as you said, but you look fan-freakin-tastic!

    Happy holidays! Stay safe and dry!!

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  6. Aww, I'm so happy to hear you and your hubby got to enjoy some quality time together. It sounds like the perfect day! It's pathetic to admit this, but even without kids Nick and I barely do stuff like this. We should resolve to spend more time outside the home, and visit more places, like local breweries!! There are two around here and we've only been there once, I'd love to go back.

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  7. A date that involves getting a dress from Anthropologie sounds perfect!!! My hubby is feeling a little under the weather but as soon as he feels better we are long over due for a date night.

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  8. Although we LOVE our kids to death, it is nice to have some adult time, too, right? Sounds like you and hubby had a wonderful afternoon together. And be sure to take a pic of the dress for us!! ;)

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  9. Sounds like a wonderful time! Those mini desserts look terrific! Happy holidays!

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  10. What a nice date night!!!
    I love Anthropologie but don't shop there all too often because it is so expensive. Gotta love the sale area!!

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  11. Great date...it sure seems that you both had a great time :-) Thanks for sharing such a fun event.

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  12. What a great hubby! I adore the clothing at Anthrpologie. Also it's been a while since I have been to Gordon Biersch, but I remember how much fun I always had there.

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  13. what a great day~~~ spending quality time with hubby is so important! So glad that you both enjoyed it and had some delicious food too!

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  14. What a nice date! I love Gordon Biersch. We had one in Vegas. The beer is good so I am glad you both ordered some.

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  15. Merry Christmas Andrea! Hope you, your wonderful hubby and kids have a great new year ahead!

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  16. Hi Andrea!
    Just wanted to pop in and wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

    Cindy

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  17. Glad you both were able to spend time with each other. I think dessert in shot glasses are the perfect portions.

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  18. ANOTHER Anthropologie dress?! You must have been a very good girl in 2010 :)

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