Date Night (#1)

 white coat: h&m (circa 2009), polka dot blouse: lauren conrad via kohls (shop), blue pants: gap (shop), gray cardigan: target, mary jane wedges: target (shop)

For Christmas, my main gift to Philip was a version of Shannon Brown’s A Year of Dates. One of my goals this year is to spend more quality time with my husband (and, ahem, not my laptop), so I planned out one date for each month of this year and bought gift cards, printed out schedules, and got a few date accessories to go along with each month’s date.

Well, last weekend we scheduled date number one — a date to Park City to eat at PRIME Steakhouse and Piano Bar. It was, in part, to celebrate our recent five year anniversary, and also because we’ve been talking about trying out PRIME for months and this was a good excuse. I was hoping to go during the Sundance Film Festival, but the dates didn’t work out with our schedule. Guess I’ll have to save my celebrity spotting for another date.

The bathroom was channeling breakfast at tiffany’s with their blue walls, bejeweled everything, and large picture of Audrey Hepburn. So fun.
Park City Main Street at night

Dinner was delicious, even though Philip’s strip steak was way better than my filet (weird, right?), Park City was as beautiful as always, and we had a total blast.

We picked up Peanut from Leanne’s house (thank you!), whisked him home to bed, and then finished off the night with homemade chocolate lava cakes.

It was the perfect way to start off our year of dates!

I’m linking up with Shannon Brown (the brains behind the Year of Dates idea) for lots of great date night ideas! Go check out her post to see more good ideas!


  1. Rachel says:

    omg chocolate lava cake.. soo good! I love their bathroom, it's adorable!! Your top is adorable too. Sounds like a lovely evening 🙂 -Rachel (for the birds)

  2. Love your top, and your coat. And I love steak and chocolate anything! Sounds perfect.

  3. Loveee that coat! You look great in it! :]

    <3 Monica

  4. Janssen says:

    Very fun – I'm excited to hear about the rest of them over the course of the year!

  5. Leanne says:

    We were happy to watch your little man. Glad you had a great time! Love your coat. Gorgeous.

  6. That sounds like so much fun! I love Park City and want to go up there during Sundance too (Joseph Gordon-Levitt is going to be there and I kinda like him), but I don't think it'll happen.

  7. Emily Kate says:

    I definitely did this too! But our January date was not quite as glamorous as yours. 🙂

  8. alesha says:

    What a sweet idea! I really enjoy your blog. Thanks so much!

  9. kaila sue says:

    Sounds and looks delish! I just love dating in husband-land!

  10. .Chrissy says:

    You really do look so pretty!!

  11. this is such a cute idea! aaron has started calling me out on my attachment to my iphone when we are together. (oops!) might have to do something similar…. 🙂

  12. Teresa says:

    Great outfit! Love the whole date your husband idea-
    Looks like you got off to a wonderful start!
    Happy Day

  13. Shannon b says:

    What a fun date! I've always wanted to go to Park City. Ooo, I'm glad you posted a link to that lava cakes recipe. I tried something similar last week and it didn't quite work out. This recipe looks like a winner.

    And thanks for linking up!

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