Anyone else get stuck in the rut of becoming a recluse during the week? Guilty as charged.
After we moved from NYC to the “burbs” my hubby and I found ourselves staying home a lot more.
And as easy as it is for us all to fall into the same weekly routine, it’s also important for overall mental and physical health to get out once in a while!
The perfect way to do so is by planning an impromptu date night. I’m talking T-minus one hour notice that we will be going on a date, type of night.
It doesn’t have to be anywhere fancy, I think keeping it casual during the week is best. It’s also a great excuse to explore a place in your neighborhood!
When we decided on a date night at the last minute, I knew I’d have to throw together an outfit in five minutes. Sometimes, not overthinking your outfit is best.
Peplum Style Top - It's not available online but HERE is a really cute, similar option.
H&M 'MAMA' Maternity Jeans - I've already raved about these jeans..they are my go-to!
Sunglasses - My favorite Celine sunnies in the style HAVANA (obviously this makes me love them that much more)!
Shoes - That gorgeous bag is hiding them, but you've all seen them before, the most comfortable Vince Camuto shoes for spring and summer!
The Date Spot
So as I was saying earlier, date nights are the perfect opportunity to try something new in your neighborhood. Living in the city, I was completely spoiled with the amazing restaurants everywhere. Unfortunately, in the suburbs, there just aren't as many really amazing spots.
But...last night BURRATA Wood Fired Pizza in Eastchester completely changed my mind.
Every single thing we ate was absolutely delicious and my husband and I both cannot wait to come back. They have a variety of traditional Italian dishes with modern twists as well as really amazing wood fired pizza. They also have some really unique and delicious looking cocktails that I cannot wait to try after the baby is here!
If you are in the Westchester area, or even if you are in NYC, it's totally worth the 30 minute train ride from Grand Central to come and check out Burrata. There was also live music to make the experience that much better!
Arancini Alla Piemontese - arancini with white truffle and mushroom - SOOOOO GOOOD
Costolette - pork ribs with a balsamic glaze and porcini
J. Sexton No. 2* - one of many amazing wood fired pizza choice (all with organic flour BTW!)
tomatoes, garlic, burrata, basil, EVOO, black pepper, parmigiana - simple and delicious
And for dessert....ZEPPOLES
I literally ate all but one..and that was only because my husband ate that one. These were paired with a perfect custard vanilla sauce and were oh so delicious!
So there you have it, a weekday date night can help you find your new favorite restaurant and it doesn't have to be over-the-top or planned for that matter.
Sometimes changing up your weekly routine can give you a whole new outlook on the rest of your week!