A Weekend Off

This upcoming weekend, I'll officially start my 2013 wedding season! I'm excited to get back into the swing of things and have a more structured schedule (more on that later this week!). Slow season is AWESOME, but I tend to feel out of sorts by the time the weekend rolls around. It takes me longer to get two easy tasks done than five harder ones in the middle of the summer. Nevertheless, it's really nice to breathe and take the winter in stride. To celebrate my last weekend off before the new season kicks off (and really, to celebrate Valentine's Day), Nathan planned a fun, little weekend downtown. We started at Johnny's because we had a gift card, thanks to my brother. :) The restaurant was nicer than ones we usually frequent with big, comfy booths, high ceilings and delicious chocolate cake. Then we headed to the Renaissance Hotel—our digs for the night. Cleveland's new(er) casino is attached to the building and while we're NOT AT ALL gamblers, I really wanted to check the place out. It was the classiest casino I've ever been in (and that equals, like, two)!

Valentine's Day Nathan Dessert

The next morning we kept it local and checked out Lucky's Cafe in Tremont. OHHHHH mygosh! I need to go back to that place. They have this farm-to-table mentality and you can totally tell how fresh the food is with one bite. You guys, I am not at all a foodie, but the gingerbread waffles I tried? They were heaven.

Renaissance Hotel Lucky's Cafe

All in all, a fabulous last slow-season weekend. Thanks to my hubby for making it happen! (All photos taken on my iPhone with the VSCO app.)