Weekend Reflections: Our Anniversary Weekend

So, we already know that our first wedding anniversary didn’t quite go as planned. Unfortunately, Dan lost someone close to him and needed to be with his friend. For those that don’t know him, my husband is the most loyal person I have ever met. He will sacrifice anything for the people he loves and he doesn’t think twice about it; it’s one of the traits I love the most about him.

We were still able to spend quality time together and share a wonderful anniversary weekend. Of course it was filled with a roller coaster of emotions and practically everything we planned went wrong. However, that wasn’t much different from our wedding experience – perfectly imperfect. One thing that did work in our favor? The weather. The weather this weekend was an exact replica of the weather we had in Newport one year ago. Even Dan’s aunt emailed us to comment on it! We were able to take a nice long drive on Sunday and take in all the gorgeousness of our day. I love that summer lingered around long enough for us, once again.

WTRMLN WTR promoted my Friday night RIDE & after one taste, I’m addicted. 

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Friday Fuel: Apple Crisp Smoothie from Liquiteria…it’s kind of INSANE how much this smoothie tastes EXACTLY like it’s name..despite the fact that it’s filled with spinach, cayenne, and all other good-for-your-insides things.

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Friday was a FOUR class day and this is the picture of perfection when it comes to a break between classes! Refreshing iced green tea, a SWEET CORN MACARON (omg yessss) & a novel.

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Construction is still moving along at our apartment so while I’m cooped up in the living room, I’ve been crafting like there’s no tomorrow.

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Date night look for Saturday’s anniversary dinner. While my girl friends and I are loving this vampy lip, my husband begs to differ. It’s cool, keep wearing it & just don’t ask his opinion. 

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The romantically beautiful interior of Salinas. The food was equally as mesmerizing.

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A passionate weekend manicure.

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Stunning desserts at Salinas – bread pudding for him & chocolate pistachio tart for me.

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Breaking in to our wine box from the wedding and reading the notes we wrote for each other one year ago..in our disaster zone, mid-renovations kitchen.

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A sweet gift from an even sweeter man.

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And the most thoughtful gift from my in-laws that brought a tear to my eye, our wedding invitation perfectly framed.

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A whitening nightmare. I was so excited to try these strips and have a pristine movie star white smile. Too bad after only the SECOND day the trays completely burnt my gums. When I removed them my gums had swelled about 3-4x their size (terrifying) and were covered in horrific white blisters (kind of looked like I had tiny shreds of paper towel stuck to them). After a minor tear-filled panic attack I calmed down and googled my symptoms (always the wise decision). The google dentists told me it was a common side effect and I would be fine. The burn stems from the shape of the trays-in a dentist office a whitening tray is scalloped on top to cover ONLY your teeth. Store bought trays are straight on top to be marketed as “one size fits all” so the product comes into contact with the gums. My gums turned white due to the peroxide (think like when you pour peroxide on an open cut and it turns white). They instructed to brush teeth with a gentle toothpaste to remove any excess product then coat the gums in vitamin E oil. I followed those instructions and my gums instantly felt soothed. By the next morning the swelling had completely gone down. 

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I do believe the cure for anything, including a horrifying whitening experiences, is a good ol’ greasy diner breakfast.

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A Sunday drive led us to Halloween Town!

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….and the county’s best Sicilian slice [Sal’s in Mamaroneck].

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Tapas, live music & caramel apple martinis to celebrate our one year on Sunday.

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We finished the weekend by choking down our still semi-frozen year plus two week old wedding cake that wasn’t really from our actual wedding. On the floor in our living room. Using a plastic fork from the trash.

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Hope you all had a fabulous weekend! The best thing about the delayed post here is that it’s already Tuesday which means we are THAT much closer to next weekend!

xoxo