Do date night

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At the risk of sounding like someone out of a relationship self-help title, I’d like to talk about why we do date night, I don’t mean to do a Dr. Phil on you (what? You’ve never watched him on Oprah? Am I the only one who used to watch day time teevee in my teens?) but I’m a firm believer in date night (or date day, or date that involves McDonalds). It doesn’t have to be complex and it doesn’t have to be expensive – though who can say no to a nice dinner out with some beautiful wine to go along with it – it just has to be about two people spending some time together. Real time, not pretend time, not the kind where you’re both on your iPhones and talking to other people when it would do you a world of good to just talk to each other. Date night is one of the most underrated things in a relationship, but it really does help to keep things interesting – and reminds you of why you got into the relationship to begin with which is always, always worth remembering.

Couldn’t have thought up a better way to spend a rainy Monday evening than out on the balcony sharing a bottle of wine, a DIY-ed platter of cold cuts & cheese, and most importantly, our thoughts.

And since this is the perfect opportunity to tell you about the Anatomy of a Cheese Platter, let me share with you a simple tip for putting one together. Just remember:

Something old, something new, something goat, something blue