Dreaming of The Monk

Some places really can be perfect. Be it because of their natural beauty or the amount of thought put into everything their four walls contain. The latter can be said of our favorite wine bar The Blind Monk . It’s 3 blocks away from home, has a fantastic wine list, is beyond cozy and intimate, and it has been the backdrop for some of my favorite memories…We had our first (and second) date there, celebrated our engagement, and birthdays there this year and come tomorrow we will be there on “date night”. I can’t think of a better way to start the weekend than to sit across from Michael with a delicious glass of red and share some laughs.

I wish you all a beautiful weekend ahead!

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Entertaining Fun!

One of my favorite things to do is entertain. I think it's definitely something I get from my mom; as a kid I always remember my parents' friends coming over for dinner and what a great hostess my mom was. She has always paid great attention to detail and it shows in everything she does. I keep that in mind when preparing nibbles, dinner, and drinks. To celebrate the start of the weekend; we had our close friends Steve and Jess over for wine and dinner. It was so much fun! I made Pasta e Fagioli (which I forgot to photograph cause we were so hungry!), it left me inspired and wanting more Italian, so tonight I'll be making my favorite meat sauce. Stay tuned 🙂

These are from Friday…

The ingredients for Sgroppino (an Italian cocktail made up of Prosecco, lemon sorbet and mint). Yum!
I hope you're all still enjoying your weekend!