Ben had some work to do this afternoon/evening, so we decided to enjoy a nice Sunday afternoon lunch date together.
We went for a 4.2 mile run this morning. To distract myself from my breathing and the sound of my footsteps, I thought about what to wear and where we should go for lunch.
The "where" had to come before the "wear", as the location would certainly dictate the wardrobe choice. My thought was Uptown - a rather eclectic, hip, fun section of Minneapolis. Bar Abilene it would be! Margaritas, tableside guacamole and an enchilada of some sort.
I knew now that my dress option could be fun, and grabbed this dress right away. I had purchased it at the beginning of the summer. It was intended to be a Saturday night date dress, but too many date dresses came before it, I guess! I was happy to get to wear it on this last official weekend of summer. I took the tag off today, so I can tell you it cost $48!
The shoes are a repeat from last weekend..the $9 dollar shoes that I have gotten a lot of wear out of!
Fun, cheap and chic! Perhaps a little too "Hoochie-mama" for a 43 year old! BUT - you all get to decide! Karyn has been missing the power of the vote, so the voting bar is back today!
Now, as for the date, as we made our way to Uptown, we were driving passed a restaurant that we really enjoy - Bryant Lake Bowl. Yes, they are a bowling alley, but they have really good food! I had already logged the choices from Bar Abilene, but happily deleted all of those choices for the ones I had at BLB! I ended up with an appetizer for my meal. It was seared Ahi Tuna with a side of sauteed spinach and carrots. Yes, this is bowling alley food! I had a delicious cocktail there as well...called a Southern Drawl, but you may have heard elsewhere as a Tipsy Arnie Palmer? There is a vodka called Jeremiah Sweet Tea that is then mixed with lemonade. Refreshing and tasty! This meal was about 600 calories less than the other, and I thoroughly enjoyed it!
Hmmm...I think my NM world just came crashing into my blog/fashion world. Sorry - lunch was THAT good!
Have a great Sunday all! See you again on Labor Day!
p.s. I need to give some props to my photographer and chief art director Ben. Thanks love!! xoxoxoxo