Date Night Style
Let’s be real. Trey and I aren’t fine dining and sipping wine with our arms interlocked all the time. We have two babies under a year and half, and neither of our parents live in the state. If we do get a chance to get a night out, it’s usually with friends of for a reason. Several steps go into us leaving the house together. Finding a brave soul who will watch our children for example. HOWEVER, when the stars align perfectly and we get to do so we extra enjoy it! Everything seems a little better after you’ve put hard work into it, right?!
One thing that I love about Nashville is that everything is pretty laid back. Don’t get me wrong I love jumping into a dress every now and again, but most places you can dress casual and fit right in.
A favorite date night spot for us is Jeff Ruby’s. We also love Adele’s, Virago, Oak, and grabbing drinks at Patterson House, LA Jackson and Henrietta Red. If you really want to go all out for a special occasion the top of 404 kitchen has a private rooftop table that overlooks the Gulch. It’s incredible!!
Sometimes a date night “out” just isn’t in the cards. Sometimes it’s worth throwing on some makeup and getting out of my yoga pants to make a nice meal together at home and sit down just the two of us after the babies have gone to bed. (We usually eat after they go to bed, but are so hungry we are just inhaling it on the couch in our sweats. There is typically also baby spit up or poop somewhere on my body. So there’s that.)
For me, I have found that when Trey and I are in a good place and getting along great, the whole house is. I’m proud of the “team” that we are in when it comes to the boy’s. We can get in there and get stuff done together great. It’s still important to make time for each other and to prioritize our relationship. It’s important to still be “Ashley and Trey” and not just “mom and dad.”