Life as a Wife: Valentine’s Date Crawl

Since it’s Valentine’s weekend, it seemed appropriate to go all sappy on you today. I’m passed the stage when I thought dudes had cooties, so I embrace my hubby’s date night ideas. The best one? A dinner crawl. I’ve written about this before — when Jake surprised me with drinks, appetizers, dinner + dessert — all at different spots. It was the perfect way to see our city in a…. Read more

Turn Date Night into Couples Yoga

Here’s a hump day challenge for you: convince your significant other to turn date night into a couples yoga session… [you can place the blame me]. C’mon, guys. Take one for the team. It took a liiiittle convincing to get my Indiana-bred-non-yoga-husband to get zen with me. But now, I’d like to think he’s hooked. What started off as a silly date idea turned into something more mindful and challenging. It…. Read more

Drinks, Burgers + BBQ for Two

Maybe I’m biased, but I think my hubby and I kill it in the BBQ department. I make the cocktails. He grills the burgers. Everyone leaves happy.  Typically, summer BBQ’s are reserved for friends. But, Jake + I also like to make a date out of it. He gets to show off his mad grilling skills, while I get to sip on mixed drinks. It’s pretty epic. For those of you…. Read more

A Valentine’s Date from Home

Valentine’s Day steals my heart year after year. Hallmark makes a lot of money on people like me. A few years ago, Jake and I tried celebrating from home. We loved it so much, I asked him to do it again this year (except for about three weeks early and with a photographer there). How else would I share the idea with you?! Staying in sounds simple, but you can…. Read more

Date Night at LA’s Prova Pizzeria

My college boyfriend once ordered me a pizza (with an extra side of ranch) after a serious game of beer pong. It was the first meal he ever bought me. Six years later, I married him. Who wouldn’t marry a guy who knows pizza is chicer than filet mignon? We’ve now got a beer pong table in our house (also ultra-chic), and now… a pizzeria to our name. Prova Pizzeria is one of…. Read more