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Ahh date nights. They’re simply the best.
Trevor and I are going on four years of being married this year and among all the things we’ve learned along the way, making time for date night — time to focus on us — is incredibly important.
note to my readers : if you make it through this blog post, you’ll be rewarded with a special offer at the end 🙂
Though we don’t have a set day of the week where we go out or spend time together at home, we make sure it happens at least once a week. Sometimes when there’s individual traveling going on, this can get difficult, but that’s where setting aside time before a trip to hang comes in handy too.
Making time for date night — whether cuddling up for a movie at home or getting dressed up for dinner downtown — will do wonders for your relationship.
It shows that you value the love you have for each other and respect the relationship by setting aside a unique and special space for one another.
It allows a platform for you to communicate — removing everyday distractions like children or work demands.
It says that you’re willing to put in the extra effort in order for your relationship to last the lifetime you committed for to making it last.
This Friday, Trev and I took our date night to an elevated level.
We love eating out — as a standalone date night or mixed with an event. So we partook in our usual bite out at a restaurant we had yet to check out — Taylor Shellfish Farms in Queen Anne — a must visit in Seattle.
Our standard first drink order? Two Ketel One slightly dirty martinis with three olives. Our usual appetizer order? A dozen Kumomoto oysters with a side of shishito peppers.
The unique addition? Following dinner we attended the ballet. Yes, my dear husband agreed to spend date night at the ballet — and holy wow it did not disappoint.
To be honest, the only ballet both Trevor and I had been to was the Nutcracker. Often seen yearly at McCaw Hall in Queen Anne Seattle as a holiday tradition — it was a performance we recognized and also looked forward to yearly.
When we got the opportunity to attend opening night for a contemporary performance that was heading to Seattle, we didn’t want to pass up the chance to experience something a little different. We were interested to learn a new storyline and see how a new age act compared to the more traditional that we were used to.
Enter Emergence : a trio of blockbusters that opened our eyes to what contemporary performances were all about.
Watch the trailer here:
The evening began with the first performance — Alejandro Cerrudo’s ‘Little mortal jump’. This was my favorite performance as it had music from Andrew Bird and shows couples in different scenarios of both happiness and chaos. It was totally a fun conversation at intermission to share what we felt each scene meant.
The second — Yuri Possokhov’s ‘RAkU’ — was a shocking mix of love, heartbreak, jealousy, grief, separation, violence… literally all of the above. The overall theme is described as “burning” and you catch on to that quickly with the choreography and emotion of each performer.
Lastly and certainly not least — Crystal Pite’s ‘Emergence’ — a tale of a sort of underground world. This was Trevor’s favorite — “leg overload” was the exact phrase used to describe it, lol, as the act involved a scurrying of performers all over the stage. Inspiration for the piece came from Pite reading a book called “Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities and Software”. Your mind feels like it’s going to explode in the best way. A great grand finale.
Trevor and I had SO much fun at Emergence. It is definitely in the running for one of our most unique and memorable date nights.
On the note of how amazing of a night it was — I’m so excited to extend a special offer to followers of The Grey Edit, in partnership with the Pacific Northwest Ballet.
The performance is playing nightly at McCaw Hall now through April 22nd and if you’re interested in attending, you can use this link to purchase tickets at 40% off!
I hope you enjoyed reading this post about our experience and I hope it inspires you to plan a night out on the town to attend this amazing performance!
Please let me know if you go and please, please leave your thoughts on the event in the comments below.
Cheers to love and dance,
// cb ✌????
Lifestyle blogger, photographer, mother to my son Boden and frenchie Smalls, wife to my hubs Trevor.
I built this space in an attempt to inspire you to find your edit and empower you to create the life you desire. Through digital content and honest storytelling, I hope to guide you along the way. Because everyone has an edit, and I'm here to help you find yours.
Get To Know Me
Mother. Wife. Blogger. Photographer. I built this space in an attempt to inspire you to find your edit and empower you to create the life you desire. Through digital content and honest storytelling, I hope to guide you along the way. Because everyone has an edit, and I'm here to help you find yours.
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