Wedding anniversaries are a great time to celebrate and reflect on love! For our first anniversary my husband surprised me, so this year it was my turn to surprise him.
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I planned a night out for my husband Michael, knowing I’d want to include an activity and a restaurant.
I always keep a list on my phone of spots I want to try. And a few local things had been on there for a while. They also weren’t too far away. Our anniversary fell on a Monday, and I knew we’d want to celebrate on that actual day so I didn’t want to plan anything too far and too crazy for a weeknight.
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The first thing I picked was the activity. I wanted to do something outdoors and different. So, we started our anniversary night at Echo Park Lake on swan boats!
For the restaurant, I picked a spot that’s difficult to get into, so the reservation was 10 p.m. (yes, late for a Monday!).
While we waited for dinner, I took Michael to a bar he likes which had outdoor stand-up comedy and pool.
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We ended the night at Bestia, where we indulged in pasta galore!
I planned all of this from my home – thanks to my saved list of spots to try and the internet! I booked the experience and the dinner in advance, and we took Ubers around so we could relax and enjoy ourselves.