Last weekend, my husband and I spent the weekend in Melbourne. It was the first time we have been away without the children in two and a half years! We had a blast!
Everyone knows how important it is to work on your marriage. We know that we need to be spending quality time together, talking, communicating, finding things we are interested in and sharing them. After all, if the relationship is strong, everything else will fall into place.
Well, we don’t have time for that.
What we do have time for, albeit every couple of years, is a great food, late night, alcohol fuelled, let-your-hair-down weekend away…
Last weekend we escaped to Melbourne to party the night away at my brother’s engagement party in Albert Park…and since we were extremely lucky to have awesome babysitters…we decided to make a weekend of it and call it therapy!
We started with lunch at mamasita, Melbourne’s coolest Mexican Restaurant. The food is amazing, the energy is alive and the cocktails are fierce! We ate the worlds best spicy grilled corn and guacamole to die for. Being surrounded by so many hip, young Melbournians and drinking Mojitos at lunch time made us feel at least ten years younger! Well, until I had to get off my high stool to go to the Ladies…I couldn’t feel my legs but I’m pretty sure I kept it together…no, I’m sure no one noticed a thing!
After lunch, we went bike shopping at Papillionaire in Collingwood and couldn’t resist a coffee at Proud Mary – just because we could. It was real coffee too! They don’t do Dandecinos in Melbourne people!
After spending an entire hour getting ready (total luxury) we had champagne in the hotel lobby before making our way to the party. I LOVE a party (I was actually quite the party girl when I was young – this always surprises people – except for my best mate Cara who probably knows the real me better than anyone!) especially when you know everyone but don’t have the pressure of it being your party. We mingled, we laughed, we danced and drank more champagne…it was FUN. Great fun.
We got home at 2am and ate pizza from room service! We laughed about the funny things that happened during the night and planned our all important breakfast stop at South Melbourne Market on the way home. Exhausted, cheeks sore from smiling and feet aching from the very high heels that I hardly ever wear any more…I turned to my husband and said…
“so, next weekend, back to a dvd and bottle of wine on the couch?”
“For sure”, he said…”For sure”.
Do you love going out and having fun with your partner? What is your favourite ‘date night’?