Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Weekend Recap

We took full advantage of the holiday weekend with a a jam packed schedule full of fun. And I even managed to sleep in until noon on Saturday.

Friday night we met our old, and favorite, neighbors and their babe Luc at Cava for dinner. They’re expecting TWINS in June which we are SO excited about. We noshed on our favorite Greek foods of zucchini fritters, FRIED cheese, tzatziki, lamb chops, scallops risotto and grilled octopus. Yum! Hubs and I are late dinner eaters so we didn’t know what to do with ourselves when we were home by 8. We usually haven’t eaten by then. So we watched Moneyball. I’m not a sports girl but it was a great movie and perfect to watch with your beau.

Saturday we went furniture shopping. Again. But this time we finally found chairs for our living room and got them ordered – success! I can’t wait until they arrive in 4 weeks. We then rushed into DC for the Sixers/Wizards game. Hubs is from Philly and is a diehard sports fan. His cousin’s husband works for the Sixers and was able to get us tickets to the game. Without being completely contradictory to my statement above, can I just say how much fun basketball games are? There’s always a contest, free t-shirts or Chipotle being tossed to fans during the timeouts. SO much better than NFL games. It was an added bonus that the Sixers won and we scored free Chik-fil-a.

Sunday afternoon we went with a group of friends to a 1k Wine Walk. It was SO much fun, a must if you’re a wino like me. The walk was a 1k course, complete with a start and finish line, through an indoor mall with 10 wine stations scattered along the way. We even got bibs like it was a real deal race, without the running! The wines varied from local VA wines to wines from South Africa, CA, Italy, etc. We tasted over 20 wines so by the end everyone was a bit crazy. I will most definitely be on the lookout for more wine walks, if you’re in the DC Metro area be on the lookout for this event next year.

Monday night we had friends over for a little impromptu dinner that was planned towards the end of the wine walk, ha! Hubs grilled filet mignon, which was delicious. While dinner was grilling we munched on oysters on the half shell and bacon wrapped scallops. It was such a fun night with good food and friends and it was fun to host our first dinner in our new home.

Did anyone else have a fun-filled weekend?! I’m looking forward to a short work week!


  1. It sounds like you had such a fun weekend! We love Cava. It's such a fun place for dinner with a group. I really wanted to do the Wine Walk but we somehow got sucked into yet another home improvement project. But after reading your recap I refuse to miss it next year :)