Tuesday, February 21, 2017

February Date Night (Valentines!)

I thought it would be fun to continue to document our date nights since I started off with a recap in January. You might remember I said we are shooting for once a month {big goals!!} and Valentine's Day was the perfect reason for date night this month. 

Stephen made reservations for us at our favorite restaurant, City Kitchen, located right on the water in Beaufort. Most of the time you are able to catch some of the prettiest sunsets from their porch {the restaurant is upstairs over a marina} but we ended up missing that due to Daylight Savings. The restaurant is pretty dim so I wasn't able to perfectly capture the food, but I'll just tell you- it was all incredible and we have never walked away from this restaurant disappointed. Stephen had an arrangement of pink roses and mini roses on the table from our favorite florist, which was a nice touch!

Appetizers are my love language and this sampler board is a sure fire order each time we visit. Amazing pimiento cheese, picked okra, cucumbers and onions, country ham and toasted bread/crackers to accompany. Of course, pimiento cheese is wonderful for many reasons but the pickled veggies...they were incredible.

We each ordered the special which was fresh locally caught fish with a pineapple salsa. If you ever go, a safe bet is always the special because the specials truly are unique and once again, special. Ha! I didn't get a great photo of our entrees but the next photo is our dessert. Once again, we don't visit City Kitchen with out Karen's Date Cake...complete with creme anglaise and fresh whipped cream! This dessert tastes like it would be chocolate but somehow isn't, and is just worth every single calorie.

I actually remembered to get a photo {we are the worst at this} and again, dim lighting but such a good memory from a really nice Valentines Date.

I've had a few questions about my hair lately and wanted to share my styling trick- it is this curling iron. It's a splurge for sure, but after wanting it most of last year I asked for it for my birthday. I have a funny type of hair- it's a fine texture but relatively thick, can get frizzy and has natural curl. However, after babies I have noticed that my hair has held its curl less and less- but this curling iron fixes that! It's amazing and worth it. I also am really, really, really impressed with this finishing cream {amazon link here} that I run through the ends to make them look polished and soft. It's the best that I have found! 

And that's a wrap for date night! 
See January's date here


Rachael Alexis said...

You look SO gorgeous. I love how you created those Farrah Faucet beachy waves. Definitely taking a look at your curling tool recommendation.

XOXO Rachael

Jessi @ Jessi's Design said...

This looks like so much! Lovely date night - and its funny because I was literally swooning over your hair in that pic and when I scrolled down the very next line was "there's been questions about my hair..." haha love it! Gorgeous! xo