Yep, two personal posts in a row. Read ’em and weep. In honor of our actual anniversary tomorrow, I thought I’d share the little weekend getaway Scott and I took this weekend to celebrate two years of wedded-ness. Now, you might be curious as to why we decided to take a vacation to somewhere I’ve lived before. Actually, it’s genius. We got to experience Atlanta as tourists, but actually knew where we were and the shortcuts to scoot around town quickly. We got to enjoy a city we were both familiar with, but in a different light. Needless to say, we had a blast.
The highlight of our trip was eating at Woodfire Grill and getting a chance to meet the chef, Top Chef’s own Kevin. I’ve been known to clap and embarrass myself profusely in the presence of a celebrity, but I have to say I held my own this time around, thankyouverymuch. Although, I didn’t manage to keep my eyes open for the picture. If you know me at all, this is no surprise to you. :)
The food at Woodfire Grille was one word: incredible. Scott and I aren’t usually ones for fancy fare, but we realized this trip that that’s just because we’ve never had really really good fancy food before. We ate things like an amuse-bouche, chilled confit shrimp salad and an egg aioli sauce – all terms that I just looked up to see what they were and how to actually spell them. We had multiple courses, spent multiple dollars, and loved every minute of it.
We also made an after dinner stop at a favorite ATL spot, Cafe Intermezzo. This place is the perfect spot for delicious desserts and after dinner drinks/coffees, thanks to their overzealous menu of choices. We sat on the patio and stuffed our already full faces, in the true Hernandez spirit. A little google action actually told me that this restaurant is home to the world’s largest Espresso/cappuccino machine – who knew?
I fulfilled a little secret fantasy of mine when we stayed at the Westin in downtown. This John Portman structure has always had me drooling, so I was pleased as punch to actually be a guest here. The exterior glass elevator and revolving restaurant were closed for repairs (boo) but the soaring lobby had me at hello. ::close your ears now if you don’t want to hear a bit of gushing:: I had a wonderful time with my hubby and I just want to tell him how much I love and appreciate him everyday. Happy anniversary, Scottie. :) Here’s to many more years (and fun trips) in the future!