Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Our Anniversary Weekend...Day 2

As you should always do when you are staying in a hotel and you have no real concrete plans, you should sleep in and order room service!

We shared the Flint Breakfast and had some complimentary coffee which they bring to you on a tray in it's own fancy pitcher with creamer on the side.  I felt like I was living the life.  It was such a nice cool morning and early afternoon so it was perfect for walking around dowtown. We ventured to check out some little shops that I drive by all the time, but never go to becuase I'm either just in downtown to go to a Thunder game, or I'm leaving downtown after a day of work.  It's really sad, but sometimes I just can't be bothered to drive all the way to OKC on any other Saturday just to see what these shops are.  So being that our weekend getaway was in OKC, it was the perfect opportunity to do just that.

We checked out the Bow & Arrow Boutique which actually had some cute tops and stuff for affordable prices, but still too much that I'd like to pay.  Then we went to Retrofit (I think that was the name).  She takes vintage furniture and gives it a new life with a paint job and hip modern fabric.  Her daughter does ...interesting art.  They both have their own little studio spaces in the back which I found to be pretty cool.  Next we went to the three shops on 9th street.  Two of them were just little clothing stores with handmade things and cool trinkets.  The third store, Perchd which has always caught my eye since it first appeared, was super cute and sold ikea like, swedish modernish, trickets of sorts. Please watch this video to see what it looks like and you'll see what I mean.  

Next, we went to lunch at The Mule in the Plaza District.  They serve gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches.  What could be better than that!  I had the caprese and Stephen had the macaroni pony.  That's bbq pork with mac cheese together on a sandwich.  It's a lot of food.

After lunch we had the afternoon to kill so we went to an antique shop (Verdigris Antiques) I drive by alot to see what treasures were inside there.  And it was way cool!!!  We were really temped to buy this big bookshelf with wrought iron designs on the side to use as a make shift china cabinet/buffet.  But decided it was not quite right for what we need and too impulsey.  It's only $995 and it's really pretty!  I should still get it just because and hope to use it in some other house years from now!  

This store had all kinds of things!  Glass baby bottles, gas station numbers, old corbals, glove molds, books, stamps, baseball gloves, you name it, they had it!  The shop was pretty big so it took us a while to walk through and afterward we needed a nap!  We went back to the hotel to watch football, nap and veg before our night out.

I love Groupon.  It totally made our anniversary dinner at Boulevard Steakhouse taste a little sweeter.  Dinner was absolutely delicious like always. I say that like I've been there tons.  Haha, this was my second time.  It's a restaurant that you save for the upmost of special occasions.  And when it's your anniversary you get free dessert!  Also, as a side note, we must have been told "Happy Anniversary" at least 12 times, it was a little ridiculous, but sweet.

We drove back to downtown with full bellies and walked to the Civic Center to see Wicked!!!!!!  I'd also like to note that I had the forethought to bring my flips flops to walk in and then put my heels on when we got the the Civic Center.  I'm so smart.

These are our "I'm so excited and the show is about the start" faces.   Wicked was really good and funny.  I really like going to the Civic Center, getting dressed up and watching musicals, etc.  I feell so culturized.

The second best thing about your tickets are that you get a coupon on the back!  This one was for Flint, the restauant at our hotel.  How convienent for us!  So on Sunday (our actual anniversary), we checked out of the hotel and had a lovely breakfast on their patio.   Please don't judge, we just couldn't resist trying more than one thing on the menu.  It was all super good and we didn't eat again until dinner.

Even though our weekend in the city was for a special occasion, I would highly suggest that wherever you are, if you just need some time away from the every day ins and outs of work, chores, to do lists, etc, consider spending part of your weekend exploring your city.  I think you'll really enjoy yourself.

To conclude,  it was a really great, relaxing weeekend with my sweet husband celebrating our marriage and toasting to many more years.   :-)


weath2007 said...

So glad you all had some time away! Happy Anniversary!

Liz said...

Great moments for you both. Six years already???!!! Love you guys.