Like a lot of other couples out there, Mr. SC and I know the importance of continuing to "date" one another, even though we're married now. We're generally pretty good and usually manage to set aside at least one date night each week. But as much as I love date nights, I also have a soft spot for date days, those days when we can take off and spend the entire day together having fun. Unfortunately, since Mr. SC is in law school, most of his days are eaten up by long hours of studying and hard work, so date days are difficult to come by. Maybe that's part of what makes them so special for me.
This past weekend, though, thanks to a combination of Veteran's Day and some pretty hardcore study sessions throughout the rest of the week, Mr. SC was able to carve out an entire day for me. Although Mr. SC would have preferred to lounge around watching movies all day, he knew I was pretty desperate to get out of the house, so he planned a full date day for us.
We started our day at a new brunch place. Going out to brunch is one of our favorite things to do together, but we still haven't found a place to call our own here yet. The diner we chose was nice and relaxing, and it had a distinct New York feel. I definitely approved of all the Broadway posters on the walls.
Oh, and I was there. Being silly, as per usual.
But I can act normal, when Mr. SC asks me to.
Mr. SC ordered a California omelette with fresh avocado, and I had the eggs benedict. I didn't take any pictures of our food before we started digging in, so these photos of our polished plates will have to suffice. I think it's safe to say we enjoyed our meals.
Sufficiently refueled, Mr. SC and I headed out to the Getty to feed our cultural appetites.
Isn't the building magnificent? While we were making our way through the collections, Mr. SC and I talked about how the Getty compares to the Met. Hands down, the Met has a much stronger and more extensive collection than the Getty (and that's to be expected--the Met has about 120+ years of collecting on the Getty). But architecturally, the Getty is much more impressive. The buildings themselves are essentially part of the collection, and they're breathtaking. Oh, and the Getty is free for everyone. You can just walk right in, no questions asked.
The Getty is hidden up in the Los Angeles hills, and it has some pretty amazing views. I made Mr. SC show them off before we went inside.
In return, he told me to do a crazy pose to match this crazy sculpture. I think I'm much too obliging.
Mr. SC was pretty fascinated with the Medieval books collection, including the display of pigments that were used to create all of the illustrations.
If you look closely, you can see that the Saint has lasers shooting from his mouth. Oh, and aren't the illustrations amazing?
There are even more amazing views from inside the museum. The Getty has a lot of floor-to-ceiling windows, and it's easy to find yourself pausing to take it all in. Plus, Mr. SC needed a rest.
This painting made me laugh because I invented this whole story behind it before realizing my story matched that of Joseph and Potiphar's wife from the Bible. When I checked the painting's title, it was, in fact, "Joseph and Potiphar's Wife. "
Also, I found my new bedset. I think I need this. Oh to be 18th century French nobility. But not really.
Mr. SC thought this guy looked like he was sneezing. But we all know what he's really doing.
Are you ready for more landscape pictures? I told you that the Getty has breathtaking views.
Mr. SC found some cool looking trees and cactuses. The silly pose was his idea.
Whoever said we don't get fall in California, this:
How do you like me now?
After several hours at the Getty, we finally surrendered to our tired feet and headed home. We made a quick trip to the grocery store to pick up supplies for a yummy home cooked meal. I may not like cooking, but I'm very lucky that Mr. SC does. He keeps me well-fed.
Then it was finally time to sit down, enjoy our delicious meal, and catch up on the latest episode of Grey's Anatomy. Yes, I still watch that show (Mr. SC indulges me), and yes, I fully recognize that it is a total guilty pleasure. Don't judge. Also, if anyone else watches it, what the heck? This week's episode has me all in a tizzy. Talk about suspense!
After that, the feet went up and a cheesy 80s movie went in. Yep, we're living the highlife at Casa SC.
All in all, I'd say it was a pretty successful date day. And I can't wait for the next one!
What do you like to do on your date days? I'm always looking for new ideas!
*All photos are personal unless otherwise noted.