The best night out of 2009 was during my best trip of 2009. My husband and I were finally alone. No computers, cell phones, tweets or children saying “mommy” for the thousandth time (that is not an exaggeration). We strolled around town, without saying a word, just holding hands in our own little quiet bubble of solitude. After a spectacular meal, we landed at the Coast Cabins fire pit where we toasted smores with the owners, Gary and Paul, wrapped in woolly, grey blankets. With our toes as close to the fire as possible without melting our shoes, we talked all things art from collecting to fund raising to simply enjoying the myriad of art forms out there. Then, my hubby and I strolled back to our cabin for a quiet sauna and a movie. Gawd…I SO need that right now!
I did have another night out that was at the other end of the enjoyment spectrum last spring when Jen Sincero flew in to speak to my entrepreneurial group about writing a non-fiction book proposal. We joined a few other gals at The Gilt Club, including Dana Corey, aka Spicy Princess. Turns out Jen and Dana are from the same region in NY and know a lot about sex. Jen wrote The Straight Girl’s Guide to Sleeping with Chicks among others and Dana is a top distributor for For Your Pleasure. The conversation quickly turned to sex ed, sex toys, sex books, sex, sex, sex. Now, it could have been the Idillic’s we were drinking (house infused serrano pepper & tangerine vodka, muddled fresh dill, fresh lemon, orange & a spritz of soda-yum!) or it could have been the pretty fun company – who knows…who cares – but it definitely was a “laugh till you pee in your pants” worthy outing.