His & Her Choice: Fountain & Go Vertical
I did not realize how romantic my husband is.
Don’t judge me for saying that!
In our first year of marriage he did lots of romantic things, but usually they were spontaneous.
For our one year anniversary, however, he had spent time organizing a terribly romantic evening.
His Choice: Dinner at Fountain Restaurant at the Four Seasons Philadelphia
He had gorgeous flowers waiting, and we shared a small bottle of my favorite champagne, Veuve Cliquot. Dinner reminded me of the dinners on our honeymoon. Our entire focus was on each other (no cell phones in sight!), the service and food were exquisite, and we were dressed up. It was fabulous!
Fountain is a formal dining establishment, and patrons dress up, a rarity these days. The menu is seasonal, fresh, and interesting, and it was really difficult for us to decide what to order. In the end.. we made great choices!
Taste from the Chef:
Dessert. The creme brulee was the best I have ever had.
PB’s lemon curd mousse was amazing too.
After dinner we leisurely strolled home in the heat and then watched The Couples’ Retreat, which was filmed at the St. Regis Bora Bora, where we went on our honeymoon!
It was a perfect evening.
The next day…
Her Choice: Go Vertical
Knowing my husband was probably planning something fancy, I decided to go another route. My surprise for him was a two hour lesson at Go Vertical, a rock climbing gym in Philadelphia.
Our two hour lesson turned into three and then into four, and we had a blast! We learned how to billet each other (when one person uses the rope to ensure the other’s safety) and it was a great exercise in trust. And fun! Our amazing instructor, Bob, had faith in us and had us try this white route. Although I tried to do it 3 or 4 times, I never got it. We are going back this weekend just to conquer that route!
By the end of the four hours our muscles were literally giving out on us, so we grabbed lunch at Sabrina’s cafe, ran a few errands, and then relaxed at home.
Our second year of marriage is shaping up to be even better than the first!!!!!!!