One of the many things I love about Kyle is how great he is at planning dates. He puts so much effort into making sure the night goes perfectly and he’s quite the romantic when it comes to wooing me. For example, whenever we have a special occasion such as Valentine’s Day or anniversaries, he always researches and makes reservations at a restaurant weeks in advance just to make sure everything runs smoothly.
Seriously, though, from always needing to hold my hand in the car to opening any door that dares cross my path (it’s like he thinks I don’t have hands of my own), Kyle is a true blue loverboy and the sweetest guy I’ve ever met. We like to have a nicer date every month or so to shake things up, and tonight, Kyle planned an awesome rendezvous complete with fresh flowers and lobster.
At around 6, we drove over to Santa Monica Pier to eat at The Lobster and were lucky to hit hardly any traffic! We were planning on having to sit through about an hour and a half of slow moving cars, so we were pleasantly surprised when we zoomed our way through the freeway.
Since we weren’t slowed down by traffic, we spent a few minutes walking and enjoying the beautiful view. The sun was setting and Kyle snapped some pictures of me sporting my new hair. I want to thank you guys SO much for your advice on which hair color to go with! I ended up going with a darker shade for the fall and really like how it picks up the light. Unfortunately, it’s a little too dark (almost blackish) when I’m inside or in the shade for my liking, but I hear it lightens up after a week or so of showers. I’ve decided that if I still am not 100% happy with it by next week, I’ll go in to the salon to get some caramel highlights put in.
Dinner started off with some warm bread with some delicious herbed dipping oil. Both Kyle and I were feeling a bit hungry, so we ordered some calamari as an appetizer. It was absolutely amazing and came with a bunch of different dipping sauces. Garlic aioli for the win!
I ordered the steamed lobster for my main course and Kyle ordered a very manly steak. We always end up splitting all of our food since we’re both such foodies, and the mashed potatoes that came with his meal were fantastic!
Dessert was a must and featured chocolate pudding topped with vanilla ice cream. It was more of a mix between chocolate cake and a brownie and we both devoured every last bit!
We had planned to walk around the pier and perhaps go on the ferris wheel or play a couple of arcade games, but it had gotten a but cold and the food was making us a bit drowsy. I mean, I guess that’s how you can tell you’ve had a good meal, right ;)?
We decided to head home early and, being the party animal that I am, I was great company and promptly fell asleep on the car ride home.
So that was my Friday night in a nutshell. I’m about ready to power down my laptop and hit the hay, so I’ll catch up with all of your exciting blogs tomorrow morning over some coffee.