On Friday, Shaun and I went on a date! In the past, I've talked about how important I think date nights are and truth be told, we haven't really gone out just the two of us in quite some time. We did a July date in Aruba, but I honestly can't remember when our last dinner out alone was prior to that. For Father's Day, I gave Shaun tickets to see Hamilton. The earliest I could get them was for August 21, so though it seemed like a long time to wait for the gift to pay off, I bought them, secured Penelope a sleepover with my parents, and we got planning a big night out!
Since I have summer Fridays, I left work at 3 and headed down to meet Shaun at his office. He actually works about 15 blocks from me, but because of our crazy schedules, we've never actually been able to meet up after work! He works near the World Trade Center and the area surrounding the fallen towers has been so built up over the last few years. It still makes me sad to be down there and see a giant gaping hole in the landscape, however, it was wonderful to have Shaun show me around to all of the amazing new shops, restaurants, markets and cafes. It made me so happy to see how it's evolving! We did a little shopping and grabbed a drink before hopping in a cab to dinner.
We had been wanting to try Locanda Verde basically since it opened a few years ago, and so we finally made reservations and went!
In short, it was amazing. This sheep's milk ricotta was one of the best things I've ever eaten. We also dined on corn ragu crostini, homemade ravioli and rabbit sausage. Everything was so delicious. Afterwards, we headed uptown for the main event!
I've been talking about seeing this show for months and to be honest, was not quite sure what to expect. I had heard it was incredible and a theatrical game changer. I read lots of articles singing its praises. But, I tried to have zero expectations going into it.
it.was.incredible.!!!!!!!!!! One of the best shows I've ever seen. So innovative, so brilliantly done. The cast was stellar. Each song was better than the one before it. So, if you have any inkling to see it, please RUN to get your tickets. I have a feeling this is going to be the next Book of Mormon, and mark my words, the next Tony winner. The only unfortunate thing about it? The soundtrack won't be released until end of September, and that's just way too long for me to wait! So until then, I'll be counting down the days...
After the show, we walked 15 blocks down to the Path station and made our way home, recapping the night's awesomeness and high on the thrill of a wonderful, earth-shattering theater experience. Not too shabby for a long overdue night out!
Have you been on any dates recently?
Have you seen any shows lately? Concerts, theater, or other?