Hi there! Happy Tuesday! It is so foggy outside today, I could barely see how to drive to work! It’s awful! I think it’s because it’s just so humid outside. The temperature is supposed to drop as the week goes on so that is a good thing! Yesterday it took me so long to get home from work because there was a huge accident on one of the highways I drive on. I was afraid that Melissa and I were going to miss the bridal show because of me getting to her house so late. Thankfully, I was only put 15-20 minutes behind schedule. So that was good.
I picked Melissa up and we decided to get dinner before going to the bridal show. We decided to go to CHOW284. We had both never been there before so we decided to try it out and see what it was like. I really liked how it was decorated and set up inside. It had a very modern feel to the place. They have drink specials every night and their beers aren’t badly priced at all. Their menu isn’t priced too high either. I think the most expensive item on the menu is $14, which is not bad.
I wasn’t sure what I wanted to order for dinner. They had a lot of great sounding meals. I was trying to be careful because I’ve been having some issues with my stomach. I’m not quite sure what is going on with it as of lately. I opted for the Crab Cake Platter (Breadless twin crab cakes made with tender lump & sweet claw meat served with lemon Dijon aioli and steamed broccoli).
The crab cakes were delicious! They had a ton of flavor and the aioli was a nice complement. The broccoli was cooked perfectly. I hate when you order broccoli at restaurants and it’s either barely cooked or overcooked. This was cooked just right. I think I would definitely go back for dinner or drinks or both. It was a different atmosphere and I would like to try other items off of their menu.
After dinner, we had some time to kill before the bridal show, so we ventured over to Target. We browsed the store for a little bit and surprisingly neither one of us bought anything! I’m shocked! It’s rare to walk out of Target with nothing.
Now, it was time for the bridal show! It was the first one that Melissa and I ever attended. I wasn’t sure what to expect especially since I already have all of my vendors. I was looking for stationary items and honeymoon related information. I was hoping to actually win a honeymoon. They didn’t have a contest that I noticed to win a honeymoon. It was oddly set up. The majority of the booths we walked past. We did stop to talk to a travel agent. I got some great information about honeymoon locations and details. So that was a positive thing.
We got bombarded by some obnoxious vendor trying to sell us lighting. When I proceeded to try to ignore him, I said I already have lighting. Of course he talked down about what I am doing about lighting. Little does he know that I am a certified wedding planner and I will be sure to never recommend his services to anyone who asks me about lighting! That is a must! I will not stand for obnoxious vendors. Who wants to deal with someone like that? Ugh.
Melissa and I tried a caramel apple martini that was delicious! I think that was the highlight of the bridal show. It made me realize that I guess I really don’t need to attend any of these shows. Unless, there are huge bridal shows with more companies. I thought we might have been able to win things for the bachelorette party or something. I saw two raffles and they were for very small items. Very disappointing.
After our disappointing time, we went to some stores and did some browsing. We went to Jo-Ann Fabrics so I could show Melissa some of my ideas for the wedding and she loved them. So that made me feel good! :) I also picked up a new piping tip to use for frosting cupcakes. Then we went to BJ’s Warehouse and just explored the store to see if there were any good deals. I had a good time hanging out with Melissa despite the disappointing bridal show.
The rest of the night, I spent catching up on the new episode of Gossip Girl. I thought it was a really good one. I’m excited for this season! I missed Hart of Dixie. I have that dvred so I’m hoping to get the chance to watch it tonight or sometime this week. My dvr is getting filled to the brim! There are way too many shows for me to watch.
Where was the last best restaurant that you went to? When was the last time you were disappointed by something?
Alright time to get back to work now. Have a good Tuesday!
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