Staycation night 1

  • Drinks with friends at the Chase Club. 
  • Dinner at The Tavern.
  • Dessert at Bissingers.
  • Back to the room sort of early for sex and sleep. It was a long, brutal week. 

I saw a wedding party getting their pics taken when I was checking into the hotel, and it made me feel very excited about my own wedding. I got a little teary eyed even. This is the hotel we will be staying at on our wedding weekend so I’ve been scoping out fun places for pics. It was also fun to have drinks at the Chase Club and know that in five months we will be hosting our after party there. The reception may end at 11, but the fun doesn’t have to…haha. 

eclipse planning

I just purchased safety glasses for the family so we can view the solar eclipse on August 21st. Saint Louis is in the path of totality. I’m so excited!

My office will be closed that day so we can all have a chance to view the eclipse. We have had it on the calendar for a while now. Haha.

Find more info about viewing in Saint Louis (and related events): here.

OMG it’s going to be so cool!!!

Oh and I bought my glasses here. Very affordable.

great idea, bad execution

We went to the brand new cat cafe tonight and it was a major disappointment: stale, unappetizing food, incompetent (and sort of rude) staff, not enough cats, not enough space. I was really looking forward to this being awesome, but not so much. They just opened this weekend, so maybe things will get better with time. Freya is going back next weekend with her mom, so I’m looking forward to hearing if it gets better.

Just another reason to go to Tokyo. I hear their cat cafes are epic.

Hipster dinner

Our friends own a restaurant and invited us to a special Chef’s choice dinner.


The food was fantastic.

D and I joked that the venue and concept were such that it was like being in an episode of Portlandia. Our friends confirmed that they could in fact find out the name of the chicken we were eating if we so desired.

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