02.22.2013

Wine Bar + Greek Cuisine = Perfect Evening

One night out of the two weekend evenings (I only count Friday and Saturday evenings as weekend nights because those are the only days I have zero obligations the next morning) the hubby and I block out to be our own date night. It doesn’t happen 100% of the time, but we always make a concerted effort!

So last weekend we headed out to The Lost Vine and Christakis. The Lost Vine is a small wine tasting room with a lovely selection of smooth a decadent reds and whites to choose from. It is a quaint, peaceful, and beautifully decorated spot to enjoy good conversation and company. The hubby and I each had a glass of wine and then headed to dinner at Christakis, which was literally across the parking lot.

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We have long been fans of Christakis and their Greek cuisine! If you haven’t been here, you MUST check it out! From the ambiance to the food, it’s authentic Greek. Their patio is covered in twinkly lights,creating the feeling of being  transported to Greece! They have live entertainment on the weekends, which includes a soft playing guitarist, countered by segments of up-beat and live belly dancing (don’t forget some cash and she can teach you how to belly dance too!!)! Food wise, try the spanakopita (if you like the Trader Joe’s version, you will fall in love with these!) and chicken and lamb gyro (cooked to perfection and perfect to share if you’re craving both).

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Date nights are so important to us! It’s more than just being with one another, it’s connecting, uninterrupted, in a way that is difficult during the week. We are relaxed, free from the work week pressures, (which I use my anxiety coping skills to combat… I promise!), and able to enjoy one another’s presence fully. Carving out time for one another makes the statement that “I care, you matter, and we are important.” It’s an investment in your relationship, one with great returns!

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~Shannon <3