Monday, June 26, 2017

Lucky Number 13!

Paul and I celebrated our 13th anniversary this weekend! The actual date — June 28 — is Wednesday, but Paul is living part-time in Nashville for work so he'll be out of town on the real date.

We started our anniversary celebration at the BubblePOPP As If 90s party at Minglewood Hall on Saturday night. These pop-up parties have decade themes (the last BubblePOPP theme was the 80s) and feature a DJ spinning songs of the era and projections of iconic films. EVERYONE dresses up, which is awesome. Paul and I were both teens in the 90s so that is our era! I wore a crushed velvet dress and borrowed some platform boots from my friend Shara. Also lots of body glitter, butterfly clips, and a choker! Paul wore JNCOs, a chain wallet, and (not pictured) a pager (!!!) that he borrowed from Shara (she never threw anything away!). We danced all night to Nirvana, Montell Jordan, TLC, No Doubt, and so many awesome 90s songs.

On Sunday morning, we slept in, and then I made Pancakes and Vegan Sausage for brunch! I added fresh, local berries from Curb Market to mine, but Paul likes his pancakes plain. I had Hilary's Eat Well Apple Maple Sausage, and Paul went with Gimme Lean.

We smothered our pancakes in Miyoko's VeganButter and maple syrup. Served with mimosas, of course.

After brunch, we headed out to the new IKEA because Paul hadn't been yet. We spent a good hour in the store, pretending we were shopping to remodel our house. Of course we're not actually remodeling, but it's fun to pretend. We sat on all the couches and laid on all then beds.

Next, we rented the new Batman Lego movie and had some snacks at home. And then it was time for dinner! We both LOVE ramen noodles more than just about anything, so we went to the Lucky Cat Ramen pop-up.

Lucky Cat started as a pop-up in bars and breweries, and they've since graduated to a semi-permanent location at Peabody and Cooper (next door to Cafe 1912). In the fall, they'll be opening a permanent place in Crosstown Concourse (where I work, yay!). They always offer a veg option, and last night, that was Yuzu Veggie Ramen with charred corn, enoki mushrooms, and shishito peppers. So good! I cleaned my bowl.

Lucky Cat doesn't have a beer or alcohol license, but you can BYOB without a corkage fee. We brought a bottle of Chalkboard pinot grigio. This is such a smooth, easy-drinking wine, and it paired well with ramen.

Paul and I met over a game of pool at Newby's beer bust night 13 years ago. Newby's is a college bar, and we rarely go there these days (we weren't in college then either, but we were much younger — in our early 20s). But we have a tradition of ending every anniversary night with a drink at Newby's, so we're there at least once a year.

We had a couple of shots and some local beers, and then we played a game of pool before heading home for the night.

Love this guy! I'm so glad we've been together for 13 years, and I look forward to many, many more.


Cadry said...

What a fun night! Congratulations on 13 happy years. You two do celebrating right!

LizNoVeggieGirl said...

Wishing you a VERY happy anniversary and lifetime together! said...

Awww! Happy anniversary! It looks like you two had such a fun day.

vegan peace said...

Happy Anniversary!! I love Paul's JNCO jeans, too hilarious!! It sounds like an amazing day!!!

Sarah said...

Happy Anniversary! That 90s party sounds like so much fun and your outfits were on point!! The JNCOs are such a throwback along with those butterfly clips! Looks like a really lovely celebration!

Sheridan said...

Awwww, yayyyy!!! I love all of this and I love you guys so much! Happy 13!!

Brenda said...

Happy Anniversary! Love the fact that you finish up the night where you met.

Unknown said...

Awwww...! What a great way to celebrate together and such a delicious day!! And that 90s party sounds like a lot of fun to me- you totally nailed the outfit.
That miyokos butter has changed my vegan butter intake by at least 200%! It's good on....everything. Did you like those new hilary's sausages? I love their veg burgers but some faux sausages are just too authentic for me

Susan said...

Happy anniversary, sounds like such a great way to spend the day!
I went to a 90s party last year and it was so much fun picking clothes for it.