There is not much to add this year, except that I am still very spoiled because he does all the grocery shopping and all the cooking.
Since we last talked, though, I did get my upgrade ring from Reliable Jewelry, the best jewelry store in all of Raleigh. (I love you, Horwitz family!)
And our celebration this year was no different than most. We gave each other experiences.
For his gift to me, my husband took me to dinner at Crawford and Son, the hottest, new restaurant in Raleigh, owned by the genius chef Scott Crawford.
It’s now tradition that we eat this man’s amazing food on our anniversary. We started several years ago when Scott was the chef at Herons. When Scott left Herons to be the chef at Standard Foods, we ate there. That was when I finally got the nerve to ask our server if Scott would come out, so I could tell him how much I loved his food. I guess I did not have the guts to do it at Herons, a five-star restaurant.
He actually came out of the kitchen to sit with us and talked to us for a long time. He is really, super nice. And then I asked my husband to take our photo. And he DID! Ever since, we’ve been among Scott’s biggest fans. Here we are at Standard Foods in 2015 for anniversary #11.
So last week, Scott opened his own restaurant, Crawford and Son. I attended the soft opening because Scott and I are now buds (obnoxious name drop!) But my husband could not make it. So we were able to get a very coveted reservation on Saturday night. Of course, I asked our server if Scott would come out of his new kitchen, so I could tell him again how amazing his food was (we had the best chicken dish of our lives, and the goat ragout was amazeballs), and how happy we are for him that he has his own restaurant. And she DID! And he DID! Now, it’s basically tradition that my husband takes my anniversary photo with Scott Crawford, who, let’s be honest, is easy on the eyes. (I just say what everyone is thinking.)
Luckily, my husband is a very secure man with a sense of humor because he knows he’s basically the only man in America who does all the grocery shopping, cooking AND is able to put up with a spoiled, only child. And you have to have a HUGE sense of humor to be married to an only child.
My husband is also so secure that for my gift to him, I bought him a shopping trip with Sheon the Stylist. My man has a capsule wardrobe for work, but he needs one for casual clothes, which is what most people need. I look forward to seeing what they get.
So as the holidays approach, or for your next wedding anniversary, I encourage you to think outside the shopping box and go for experiences. Sharing the story about taking my photo with Chef Crawford is way better than a tie. Unless it’s a diamond necklace. And there is one at Reliable Jewelry. (HINT).
Because this is an anniversary post, I probably should include at least one photo of my husband, no? After all, he is really easy on the eyes, too. Here he is on Father’s Day. It does not get better than this. Happy Anniversary!