Another weekend has come and gone...way too fast, as usual! After a few pretty laid back weekends, I’m happy to report the next three months are going to be filled with tons of excitement and things to look forward to. As I’ve expressed about a million and one times, I’m super burnt out on my work schedule so I NEED these fun times to get through my long weeks.
Before our attempt at being crafty, we decided to check out a new restaurant everyone and their grandma have been talking about lately - Senate. Check them out: here. First, let me just say that Over-the-Rhein in Cincinnati has made a dramatic transformation since the last time I was down there. Without getting into too much detail, it’s typically considered a pretty rough area and not somewhere we would have ever gone before last night. Now there are tons of cute shops, restaurants, bars, and more now and it has really cleaned up! So wonderful for the city...I hope it is just as great for those in the neighborhood.
So the cocktail is a Kitten Fizz (st germain, tito's handmade vodka, simple syrup, raspberries & soda.) Very refreshing and tasty! The hot dog at the top is what I got - the Lindsey Lohan. It had arugula, caramelized onions, bacon, balsamic vinegar, goat cheese, and an all-beef hot dog. Nick had the hot dog of the day - a Jay Leno. I'm not quite sure what all was on it but it was pretty darn tasty. We shared an order of truffle fries which were also delicious. Finally, the best part was dessert! Nick and I have an inside joke about bread pudding and he's never actually had it so the chocolate & bourbon bread pudding was a natural choice. Words can't even describe the decadence.
We had some time to kill before Cheers to Art so we walked around the area and checked out Taste of Belgium for a quick drink. Both of us tried different Belgian beers, no clue what they were called. Mine was similar to Stella and his was similar to Summer Shandy. We will definitely have to check that place out again for dinner or brunch.
Crafting time! We walked down to the studio and got set-up with smocks and our paints. We were painting "Beer Taps" which is perfect for us! Too bad neither one of us is very artistic!
The instructor guides you through every step and keeps it very lighthearted and fun. People dance, chat, and have a good time while music plays. It's more about the process than the outcome.
Overall, I think it was a lot of fun! It wasn't a typical date for us and I would totally do it again but I'm running out of wall space!
|My finished product|
Neither one of us is going to win any painting awards, to say the least! That was my weekend. Sunday is always completely useless. I try to catch up on sleep, watch too many movies or TV, and plan for the week ahead.
Speaking of the week ahead, I'm going to hit the clean eating HARD for the next few months. With the exception of our planned trips, I'm committing to eating clean and laying off the liquid calories. Tomorrow will probably be a grocery store haul/eating makeover post. After this weekend, I'm in severe need of a diet detox.