I don’t normally do date night talk here on the blog but I think once in a while we need to revisit romance on My Food Story. Because this blog is as much about Denver and I as it is about food and you guys.
Also it’s our anniversary today and we’ve decided to shut our laptops and not think about work post 12 PM. Because we are going on a staycaaaaation. We’ve booked ourselves a cozy room at a gorgeous hotel in town and we plan to spend the day just watching TV, eating and doing nothing all day. We knew if we were at home we would probably end up working because with this little food blog there’s always so much to do. And we don’t stop. So thats the game plan. Head out by 12, catch lunch at this pizza joint we’ve been wanting to check out and then head over to the hotel and shut out the world for 24 hours. It’s been four years of being married, and we don’t do this often enough.
Just like we realised we don’t do date nights often enough when we went to Monkey Bar on Wednesday night. I was approached by Dineout a few days back about the Great Indian Restaurant Festival where they are offering some insane discounts on food and alcohol till 10th February.
And we’ve become such homebodies that I kinda jumped at the chance of a date night. I really enjoy being a couch potato with the husband on most nights watching Netflix and eating chocolate mug cakes so dressing up and heading out didn’t seem super exciting. But OMG we had such a brilliant time. It’s as if we just needed to step out to talk about everything that we don’t at home. Which is weird because we talk all the time at home. And I didn’t even know we had so much more to talk about.
But there was the food blog (obviously – we can’t stop talking about it), politics because you can’t NOT talk about it right now, books, lazy time, technology (because my nerd husband) and us. There was so much about us. We knew we were going to be four years old in two days and our mini family is even more special than before. But you know the things you talk about when you are closer to your fourth anniversary are majorly different from when you just got married. They are better somehow. There is no real reason to make any effort, so whatever effort you make to dress up, to love more, to be more is just you being you. And wanting to make your partner happier, genuinely. Does that even make sense?
We are the pyjamas and tee-shirt kinda couple. I know that sounds boring at so many levels but we love it. There is a lot of laughter and good times and we’ve learnt over time that our differences are to be celebrated and cherished. And this date night reminded us that even after four years (mom and dad, I know that’s not too long!) we can talk just like old friends and feel just like we did on our first date more than eight years ago.
I obviously can’t end this without talking about the amazing food and cocktails at Monkey Bar! Love how creative they are with their food, and the place has all the right vibes for date night. So if you haven’t checked out the place or just need a reason to have your own personal date night, I would totally recommend booking through Dineouts app and checking out the Great Indian Restaurant Festival because you can enjoy your favourite places in town at some amazing discounts, just like we did!
This post is sponsored by Dineout but our date night stories are our own 🙂