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We Are Not Just for Parties

We Are Not Just for Parties
As an event planner I see my entire life as an event. BIg or small they all count. Most people think that event planners are only for planning parties or large functions but that’s not true. Well not for us anyway.
One of my favorite things to plan, along with festivals and large community events, is date nights. I love creating special moments for couples. I love ensuring that every last detail is exactly right. 
What do you on a date night with your special someone? Go to dinner and a movie? Did you know that dinner and a movie can be so much more? Did you know that date nights can be smokin’ hot nights that recharge your marriage.
Yesterday my husband and I had a date day. Yup, the entire day. We had a few work and family responsibilities to take care of first thing but then we took off for the rest of the day…and night.
We had to take two cars into the city because Trevor had to work today so I scooted in before him and tried to beat him to the hotel so that I could do a little something fun. Before I left in the morning I had posted a note on the bathroom mirror that just said that I couldn’t wait to see him later and told him what to pack (toothbrush, clothes for work, a dress shirt…). 
I barely made it to the hotel before him because my meeting went  a little longer than planned but thanks to my daughter’s help I knew exactly where he was, what time he left…I checked in and ran up to the hotel room. My plan was to shower and get all dolled up but because of my shortage of time I just changed quickly and left him a note that said “Surprise, surprise…I’ve been and gone. Meet me at 342 Richmond Road. Quick because I am starving”. I used a back elevator and rushed through the lobby of the hotel and into a taxi.
The taxi dropped me off at the restaurant then I waited. Trevor arrived about 20 minutes later. That was it for the surprises for the date day but it was just a little something simple that made our date a little different then just going out for lunch. 
We spend the rest of the day shopping, looking at tattoos and eating and drinking. After lunch and shopping we stopped in at a little pub and had a small afternoon snack over a few drinks. Then we headed back to our hotel room, showered up and headed back out for dinner.
We chose a restaurant that was recommended by a friend. It is important when going out on a date to sometimes try new places. And believe me Trevor and I have our favorite place to eat and it is our go to but when you want to spice things up a bit try somewhere or something new. The restaurant we went to is called Union 613. We were seated in the basement behind a secret door that looked like a book shelf. And just like in the movies, you pulled on the book and the door opened into a little hidden room that seats about 15 people. We sat at a table, well more like a bench. So small that they served both our meals on the same tray (no plates) so we would have space. 
We talked the night away, reminisced, dreamed about our future. We tried really hard to not talk about the kids or anything serious. We flirted with each other, we laughed and cried a little. Ok, he just got teary eyed but I had a few tears that actually rolled down my cheeks. 
We stumbled into Pizza Pizza for my husband’s traditional crap food crazing when he is drinking then headed back to our hotel. 
I woke up this morning alone in my bed but feeling totally in love, secure in my marriage and so very happy. 
Because we took the time to focus on us we rekindled our love for each other. Simple as that.
Need some help to make an ordinary night special. Let us help. Staying in or going all out. We can help to make every minute detail absolutely perfect. We’ve planned several already and they all come with rave reviews. 
Be sure to get in touch with us if you’d like some help with planning an intimate night with that special someone.
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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