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7th Anniversary at the Farmer’s Daughter – Part Three

Posted by: Maggie

If you missed them, check out Part One and Part Two of our anniversary at the Farmer’s Daughter.

After working up an appetite, you know, with the tv watching, we went downstairs to Tart, the hotel restaurant. Tart serves up American comfort food all fancied up. Everything was so freaking delicious.

We started with cocktails.

Josh got a Hendrick’s Strawberry Drank, which is gin, lemonade, lime juice, and strawberry soda. Super tasty, but a little too soda and juice heavy. So he followed it up with a regular old G&T.  I had a Dirty Strawberry, which was Vodka with fresh strawberries, basil, and balsamic simple syrup. I thought ahead and asked our server to go heavy on the Vodka. It was awesome! And pretty!

Since all the entrees were meat and we’re vegetarians. We ordered several sides.

The Heirloom Tomato Crostini. So, so tasty!

The Truffle Mac & Cheese. Simply amazing! I couldn’t get enough!

Sweet potato fries. Tasty, but not as good as the rest. Also the others stuffed us pretty full, so we barely had any fries.

We followed dinner up with a dessert of berries and cream and one of those fresh baked cookies topped with ice cream. Holy crap those were good. Sorry no photos. I was pretty well drunk and stuffed full by then to remember to take photos.

After dessert we walked back to the hotel, passing through Tart’s lovely patio area. I decided that’s where we would have breakfast in the morning.

We went back to our room to digest the massive amounts of food we ate and sober up a little. And then, you know, probably more tv.

And, sure enough in the morning we walked down to the patio for breakfast.

Guess what? The breakfast was awesome too!

Josh got the veggie hash and I had the French toast banana foster style.

Also, the coffee mugs were super cute. You better believe I bought one to bring home.

And that was our anniversary. Super fun! Amazing to have a child free afternoon, evening, night, and morning! Super big thanks to Uncle Elliott who stayed at our place with Eleanor. We even got good reports that she was well behaved and didn’t even mind that Mama and Daddy were gone. I think she wouldn’t have cared if we were gone a week. She loves her Uncles!

7th Anniversary at the Farmer’s Daughter – Part Two

Posted by: Maggie

If you missed it, check out Part One of our anniversary at the Farmer’s Daughter.

We checked in Saturday afternoon and went straight to our room to…watch tv.

After watching tv, we were pretty hungry so we headed down to the hotel’s restaurant, Tart, for an early dinner. Tart photos up tomorrow!

7th Anniversary at the Farmer’s Daughter – Part One

Posted by: Maggie

Sorry for the light posting, it’s been an odd week, but I’ll try to catch you all up with a couple posts today and maybe a couple more tomorrow and then next week I’ve got a bunch of fun new stories to tell you all! And hopefully I’ll get up another photo tutorial, since I’ve been getting emails asking for more!

Anyways, on August 7th Josh and I celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary, and yes, 7 years does make me feel really old. And yes, I’m trying to ignore the fact that I’m turning 30 in less than six months (have you seen my 30 by 30 list?). So, we saved some pennies, got an overnight babysitter (a big thank you to my brother Elliott), and headed a whole 45 minutes to a boutique hotel in West Hollywood called the Farmer’s Daughter.

I’ve written before about my love for boutique hotels. Unless you’re looking for a really cheap hotel, I don’t know why anyone would stay in anything but a boutique hotel.  They are usually about the same price as “nice” hotels, but are so much more beautifully and interestingly decorated and usually have great restaurants. A night in at a boutique hotel is really a vacation in itself for me! So a night at the Farmer’s Daughter was the perfect anniversary treat!

Room photos up soon!

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