(Outfit Diary) Date Night

April 17, 2015

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Special thanks to the OPUS Hotel for allowing us to take these photos in their gorgeous space 

Date night is a bit of a foreign concept to me. Ian is a chef, which comes with a lot of amazing perks - I can't remember the last time I had to make anything more complex than toast for myself - but also means that he works long hours, evenings and at night, through pretty much every weekend and holiday of the year. Since I'm lucky enough to work from home, we do see each other, but the free time in our schedules mostly overlaps on weekend mornings, which means we rarely go out for more than coffee and a pastry. I'm not complaining - we both love what we do, even if the hours can get a little crazy at times. (Okay, all the time.) But the weekly date nights that many couples seem to go on just aren't part of our reality. So it was a lovely treat for us to be able to spend a weekday evening together at the Opus Hotel in Yaletown. He bought me flowers. I had an excuse to wear my new Christian Louboutin pumps. We went to dinner at a restaurant (!) - I'm still dreaming of the cauliflower risotto at La Pentola. Seriously. It was delicious. I have to admit, I could get used to the whole date night thing - although I doubt I would ever be able to stay awake later than nine pm after all that excitement!

Le concept d'une soirée en amoureux m'est un peu étrange. Ian travaille comme chef, et je ne m'en plaindrai jamais - je ne me rappelle pas la dernière fois que j'ai cuisiné un truc plus complexe qu'une tartine. Mais il travaille beaucoup, surtout en soirée et pendant la nuit, tous les weekends de l'année. J'ai la chance de bosser chez moi, donc nous nous voyons, mais nous heures de liberté coïncident surtout les matins pendant le weekend, donc quand on sort ensemble, c'est surtout pour prendre un café et une viennoiserie. Nous sommes tous les deux passionnés de nos boulots, malgré les longues heures. Mais sortie en amoureux chaque semaine, comme font plusieurs de nos amis, ne nous est pas possible. Donc ce fut une vraie gâterie pour nous de pouvoir passer une soirée - pendant la semaine ! - ensemble chez le OPUS Hôtel à Yaletown. Il m'a offert des roses. J'ai eu la chance de mettre mes nouvels escarpins Christian Louboutin. Nous avons dîné dans un restaurant (!) - le risotto au chou-fleur de La Pentola, j'en rêve toujours. J'avoue que je pourrai très facilement m'habituer à ces soirées en amoureux - bien que je ne suis pas certaine que je puisse rester éveillée plus tard que 21h après avoir tellement bien m'amuser !
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