DATE NIGHT

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Date night is my favorite weekend activity.

January was extremely busy for both Patrick and I. Great things are happening so we are both not complaining. He has been traveling more for work and I have been using most of my free time to focus on the blog.  That being said, we always find one night to go out, keep our phones out of sight and just focus on each other.  We have a few go-to spots in Dallas that we make it to on the regular.

The Porch: Our weekday, weekend, pretty much any day of the week go-to date night restaurant. If you can’t tell, we just love this place. When it is nice, we love the casual patio and share the Buttermilk Fried Chicken Cobb. You will die and go to heaven when you try this.

Deep Sushi: A total hole in the wall in Deep Ellum. We love the dark ambiance and hustle of the sushi bar. The secret: the amazing off menu rolls that make your mouth water.

Toulouse: French Bistro style restaurant with great outdoor seating on the edge of the Katy Trail. We love to cuddle up at a small two person table, share cheese plates galore, wine and watch the people running by. Also try the gnocchi, its heavenly.

Knife: Maybe it is because we spent a special birthday/anniversary of our engagement here, but it is sure one of our favorite steak houses in Dallas.  We love the low-key vibe of the restaurant inside The Highlands Hotel (used to be the Kimpton Palomar). Sit by the bar for a drink before, the swanky decor will make you want to cozy up.

Trinity Groves: A collection of 6 different restaurants with a perfect view of downtown. Our current favorite is LUCK for beer and a sandwich.  You will not be disappointed.

If you can’t tell we love to keep it casual, but every once and a while it’s fun to get dressed up for no good reason.  I rarely wear a skirt anymore (just because the nature of my job and casual lifestyle), so when Patrick suggested date night this weekend I jumped at the opportunity to throw on this flirty skirt and leather jacket combo.

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BCBG Gloriah Skirt / Tilly Sweater / Leather Jacket / Equipment Signature Slim Blouse / Clutch (this Clare Vivier is almost identical ) / Celine Sunglasses / Gorjana Bar Earrings (c/o- Rocksbox) / Margaret Elizabeth Topaz Ring (c/o-Rocksbox) / Manolo Blahnik Pumps


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photography by Merritt Beck