Harrison and I love planning surprise dates for each other, this night in particular was my night to plan the surprise date. I always enjoy getting to plan dates and they almost always involve art and food. Actually, I take that back, they ALWAYS include art and food. I know, typical. Although we love to plan dates we really feel as though every night is like a date night, hence the title of the post. So here is what I conjured up on this half-summer/half-fall evening.
First of all, I wanted to take Harrison to the Portrait Gallery Society which is exhibiting Revealing Nature from Pedro Vélez and Greg Klassen. I have been wanting to see this since it opened last week but when we got there, it wasn’t open which is always quite typical when I plan things. So we decided to wander the streets and pop in and out of shops. We went to Anodyne in the Public Market and had Rishi’s Rose Melange iced tea. We also got dinner from our favorite sandwich shop there.
Fortunately, the building that the Portrait Gallery Society is in has open house gallery nights every third Friday of the month for all the galleries that it holds. So we went back to the Portrait Gallery Society but it was still closed. So we checked out the Luckystar studio which was showing various pieces from local artists. See if you can spot the Wilco print hanging on the wall. Harrison and I might just be going back to get that.
We went back home after that and snuggled in. I decided to make pepita and fig butter quinoa stuffed pears with lavender sugar, that we had just gotten at the Public Market, sprinkled on top. A-MAZING. And it went so well with Samuel Adams Oktoberfest. It was such a well spent evening and another great date night for the books.