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14th Anniversary Date Night

14th Anniversary Date Night

So next week Trevor and I will be celebrating our 14th wedding anniversary. Yesterday, as soon as our girls were on the school bus we took off to Montreal for a night away. We are usually the type who take off a week at a time but with this new company and Trevor’s shift work we’ve realized we’re going to have to get used to one and two day getaways.  But you know what it was fantastic and exactly what we needed.

We stayed at the Chateau Versailles, two or three blocks up from Sainte Catherine’s Street.  It is a hotel in a beautiful old building. Our room wasn’t anything fancy, in fact it even had a double bed which we didn’t realized until we lied down that night.  Anyway, we checked in and took off to do some shopping and to get some lunch. I had never shopped on Sainte Catherine’s Street before so had no idea what to expect. I’d heard lots about it though.  When we reached the street we headed right. Wrong, all the shopping is left.  That’s ok, we stopped at a little hole in the wall diner of some kind and had a great bowl of soup for lunch. We continued in the same direction for a bit then gave up and turned around.  We found one super funky store that had some great stuff for my daughter’s rooms but unfortunately they wouldn’t fit in our car.  We managed to find the real shopping area. We picked up a couple small Christmas presents and Trevor got two new shirts.  I loved many, many pairs of gorgeous boots but didn’t buy any.
As it got closer to our dinner reservation time we headed back to the hotel.  We watched tv for a bit and Trevor napped.  We showered up and were still ready a bit early so headed back down to Sainte Catherine’s street and went and had a drink.
6:15 finally rolled around. We made our way to where our restaurant was. We ate at…actually I should say…we experienced O Noir.  What a cool restaurant! If you have never eaten there you must put it on your bucket list. The restaurant is completely black, as in, you can’t see a thing, not even your own hand in front of your face. The waiters and waitresses are blind.  You walk in holding the shoulder of your waiter and you are seated at your spot. You are told where to find your fork, knife and your glass of water. Then you spend a few minutes getting used to your surroundings, surroundings you can’t see.  You can hear everyone else in the restaurant but can’t see a thing.  Our dinner was great and the experience is something we will talk about for a very long time. It has been a very long time since we’ve laughed that hard.
After dinner we walked to a nice little Irish pub, had another drink, did some Irish trivia and learned lots about the Titanic.  Then we walked to another pub and had yet another couple drinks. At this restaurant I did my very first shot.  That’s right, I’m 36 and I did my very first real shot.  A flaming shot at that!  It was so good and I was so proud of myself.  We munched on some chocolate cake and some nachos and had yet another drink that I really didn’t need.
We strolled back to our hotel and crashed within minutes.  We woke up this morning to a beautiful white, snowy scene outside our window. It was beautiful and the perfect ending to a wonderful date night.
Trevor and I do date nights all the time and like everyone else we get stuck in a rut sometimes. I think last night opened our eyes to so many other wonderful opportunities for date nights.
Would you like to experience a date night like this one but don’t know where to start?  Call us, we’re great at planning super romantic, super fun date nights that you will never forget.
Julia O’Grady has big vision, fresh ideas and a proven track record in the events industry. She and her team work hard to exceed client expectations and push ITM Events to achieve greater heights. A driven entrepreneur, Julia also manages the business side of ITM Events including human resources, finances, marketing and writing grant and sales proposals. In taking a high level approach to event management, Julia is able to visualize a project from inception to successful execution. She attracts valuable sponsors by offering meaningful opportunities to engage with participants. Julia uses her keen analytical mind to create incredible events that maximize the available budget. When Julia isn’t planning unforgettable events, she loves travelling the world with her family, staying active, and enjoying fine food and martinis.


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