I got a few different surprises yesterday. One of them was this beautiful bouquet of pink roses I spotted coming in from my late afternoon run.
Aren’t they gorgeous? I just love that pattern!
At first I thought that Scott was just being nice, but then I remembered we were going out to dinner to celebrate my birthday that actually takes place later this week.
Without much time, I hopped into the shower and got ready as quickly as possible for what I thought was going to be an intimate dinner for two.
Some of you might even recognize this photo I posted on Instagram, followed by #datenight. Clearly, that’s what I was expecting.
We pulled up to a new (to me) part of Royal Oak right around 8 p.m. and valeted in front of a very cool and trendy looking spot called Vinsetta Garage.
Neither Scott or I had been to the restaurant before, and were instantly intrigued by the garage looking feel of decorations.
As soon as we got out of the car, we were told to expect at least a thirty-five minute wait, which didn’t seem to phase Scott. I should have known something was up when we walked straight past the hostess stand, but didn’t realize we were also there to meet a small group of friends until I saw them smiling at us from across the room!
They were all very, very sneaky!
While I was giving out hugs, I realized that there was also something surprising slash awesome about Alex’s attire.
We were both wearing the same exact dress from our latest Stitch Fix! What are the odds that we both received the same dress, kept it, and wore it out for the first time on the same night? Ha! I loved it.
Since Scott will be out of the country on my real birthday on Friday, it was so nice to know he took the time in advance to coordinate something to acknowledge it anyways.
The menu and food at this restaurant was unreal. From the union mac and cheese and coal-fried breadsticks we ordered as appetizers to my ginormous Baker Bowl, everything tasted incredible!
Campanelle, rocket pesto, gulf shrimp, Canadian bacon, roasted red peppers, and shallots.
We finished the night off with dessert (because I can… it’s “kind of” my birthday) and I had such a great time!
Thank you so much for helping me ring in the big 2-9, Scotty (and friends!). I still have a few more days… but you sure do know how to make a girl feel special!
Hate to make it short, but I need to jet outta here.
Have a great rest of your Tuesday! 🙂
I am awesome!
Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries
Love the pretty roses! How fun that Scott planned a fun night out with friends to celebrate you! 🙂
My daughter turns 2 this Friday! We took her to Vinsetta Garage for her 1st birthday (mom and dad needed an excuse to go 😉 )
Surprises are always such a good time 🙂 That meal looked great too!
What fun surprises! Those roses are gorgeous and that restaurant looks super cool!
Tara | Treble in the Kitchen
Happy early birthday!! Looks like a fun way to celebrate…and the dresses are super cute, no wonder you both decided to keep them 🙂
That’s so sweet!! Happy early birthday!! Just the idea behind it is beautiful!!
My birthday is next week, and for the first time I’m hoping for a special day, since I’ll be moving from PR on May 7!! I actually told Jou he should make me a birthday like the one Jess had on New Girl 😛
Aw, Happy early Birthday to you too! And I’m sure it was awesome… I need to do some serious catch up on New Girl!
Awe that’s so sweet! Happy early birthday to you! Hope you have a fantastic birthday WEEK!
Haha… three cheers for Birthday WEEK! 🙂 Thank you!
Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment
Looks like such a fun night! Happy early birthday! Beautiful flowers.
Courtney @ http://www.harnessyourenergy.wordpress.com
Yay! I love birthdays- sounds like a great time & a good guy 🙂
Runner Girl Eats
Happy early birthday!! Love your dress…that green is perfect for spring/summer 🙂
Thanks! I’ve been all over green lately!
Love the roses! Looks like a fun night!
Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie
What a fun birthday surprise! I love your (and your friends!) outfit!
Ok, you’re an April 25th birthday?!? Me too!!!! You know, it’s the “perfect date”. Tell me you get that reference 🙂
Happy Birthday! And yes… it IS the perfect date. Just cool enough to bring a cardigan! 😉