He texted!! A 2nd date was on! He wants to see me again!!!! Yay 😉
I love the electric anticipation that occurs between a really good date & the potential of seeing each other again, the witty texts, the short sweet calls, the wondering what the other is up to – every moment just feels alive with possibility.
Since our 1st date was on Thursday night, he spaced it out nicely to having our next date on Sunday evening – perfect! Friday would’ve been too soon, Saturday night to crowded everywhere & kind of alot of pressure, Sunday fell just right, especially since it was a holiday weekend.
**The holiday being 4th of July – what? you say, its October already…I know, I know, sorry I’ve been busy having fun 😉 **
Meeting him at the Redbury Hotel for dinner at Cleo, a Mediterranean tapas style restaurant, the reservations this time were for 6:30, a smidge later that 1st date, but still early, he’s so cute.
First off, a gooooorgeous restaurant, industrial meets old world styling, classic with a mix of modern pops.
We started working our way down the cocktail list on the giant chalkboard, each one getting tastier, sips being shared across the table.
The food was de-licious!! Had to love our waitress who explained out their complicated menu & still we over ordered!
The warm bread that came out in lil brown bags was beyond crazy good, along with all that followed, the hummus, the asparagus, brussels sprout (no, seriously good!), & the spanakopita, oh & whatever else…we ate so much our bellies ached, in a very happy belly way 😉
Little did I know he arrived early & did some re-con on the hotel bar upstairs, he’s full of surprises this one…
So instead of dessert, we went upstairs to the Library Bar for a night cap, very old Hollywood style. I was eatin this up!
We get up there & its virtually empty ~ it was a sanctuary from the bustling city below. I could not (still cannot) get over how fantastic this bar is & how heavenly it was that it wasn’t packed (so un-L.A.like).
We got our drinks & moozied out to the romantically lit patio, couches,lounges, fire pits, it was all creating a magical ambiance.
Shortly after we sat, they called last call (what????)
We got lost in conversation & next thing we knew they had closed up shop & let us be, just hanging on the patio, our own private world.
I tell you it was like a scene out of a movie ~ the lighting was gorgeous, my date was handsome, I like to believe I heard music wafting up from below in the background…it couldn’t have been better
Then he leaned in & kissed me