Sweetheart- Day Date

I’m so excited to start a new series I’d like to call ‘Sweetheart’ posts. After almost year without University on the forefront of our minds Seth and I have actually entered real life. I’d like to note that real life is tough, full of commitments and responsibilities. If I’m being honest those were still there when Seth was in school but I had an unrealistic idea of what life after school would be like. You know, sunset walks on the beach and endless amounts of time with each other. Needless to say life has NOT gone that way and we’ve had to make even more of an effort to carve out time to spend together.

This lead me to create/start my ‘Sweetheart’ posts. As we try to come up with new and fun things to get us out of the house or get us off of Netflix… I’ll be sharing them here.

For the 1st post I’d like to share a day date we took last week to Santa Fe Culinary Academy. They have been doing pop up lunches and we were lucky enough to make it to one of the last ones. This Thursday, Friday (March 12th 13th) will be the last pop up lunch but they will be starting pop up dinners soon – and I can’t wait to try one of those.

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Last weeks lunch was Asian tapas inspired and this week they are doing Italian!

Here are some pictures I snapped while we dined and totally enjoyed the sunny, open layout….

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The food was truly GREAT, we enjoyed everything we tried. My favorite was the hot and sour soup with pot stickers and Seth’s was the steamed pork bun and we both devoured the lemongrass ice cream with green tea fortune cookies!

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Like no joke though I haven’t stopped thinking about that soup (I like food) and it’s left me wanting to try and make my own. Like this one or this one, theirs had a hint of lemongrass (I think) that made it taste so darn fresh!

Thanks for taking a peek into our Sweetheart day date out in Santa Fe. I’m saying this more to myself than to you but it’s important to take any moment of opportunity and spend it doing something that makes you happy even if that means a 45 minute lunch instead of a road trip to California or baking cookies together or …. dinner and a movie. Look at the time you have and make it worth while, take a look at your community and see what’s going on. You may find out, like I did that your local cooking school has pop up menus with killer food on the cheap. Next on my list is to find some awesome St. Patricks Day events. I LOVE ST. PATRICK’S DAY it makes me think of cute things like this and of course I will be in green for the 27th consecutive year!

For me it’s easy to get down because my life isn’t as glam as some of the people I follow on Instagram, I’m not constantly on vacation and can’t buy myself a coffee every damn day… oh and my nails are either not painted or chipped. THIS IS LIFE. So bear with me while I try to get rid of some of my over the top expectations and start living more presently with what’ve got right here in Santa Fe/New Mexico.

I read this today and L-O-V-E-D it… “Thriving is never a destination, but it’s the way you manage the journey.”

Cheers,

-xoxo

Jane

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