Posts Tagged ‘Anniversary’

Happy Anniversary!

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011 by virginia

I can’t believe it’s been three years since our wedding, and two years since we started Two Fat Bellies. This last year has seen a few ups and downs, and I know I’ve fallen off in post writing lately. We’ve had a bit more exposure recently though, which is exciting for us, and we hope that people keep the comments coming. We’re still working on some new developments for TFB, which will hopefully encourage us to be more active in our blogging.

With regard to our lifestyle changes, it’s been almost four months and we’ve become quite the gym rats. I’m sad to say that I have not lost ANY weight, surprisingly, but my clothes fit better and I feel better. Our trainer thinks that it has to do with our diet, which is to say, that we’re not dieting. And I’m ok with that. We still love food and eating is always an experience for us, so we’re not willing to sacrifice that aspect of our lives. However, we have been trying to moderate ourselves when possible, and I’m confident that we can continue down this path.

As for our anniversary celebration, we enjoyed a truly lovely meal at Gramercy Tavern, a restaurant that has been on our list for quite some time. The service, as expected of any Danny Meyer restaurant, was fabulous. The food was also pretty spectacular, and we walked out stuffed and extremely happy. The desserts were a surprise hit for us. Maybe it’s time for me to start saying that we’re dessert people now? Nevertheless, I promise to write about this meal, unlike last year’s anniversary at Eleven Madison Park (I do plan on posting those pics regardless).

We look forward to another year of great eating and exciting travel. Thanks to all of you for your support and readership!


Lucky #13 – An Anniversary Dinner at USC

Thursday, February 10th, 2011 by virginia

As some of you might know, Josh and I celebrate three anniversaries. The first is obviously our wedding anniversary, May 17. The second is the anniversary of our first date, which was on Valentine’s Day. Traditionally, this was the anniversary we held in highest regard. Our third anniversary, however, which is one we’ve only recently started celebrating officially, is the day when Josh first asked me out, on February 10, 1998. Nine years later, February 10 was the date on which he proposed.

The reason we started celebrating our February 10 anniversary, aside from being sentimental fools, was actually due to logistics. Try getting a good restaurant reservation on Valentine’s Day! In addition to reservations being hard to come by, a lot of restaurants only serve special Valentine’s Day menus where the choices are limited and the prices are exorbitant. By celebrating on February 10, we basically had our pick of restaurants. Last year, we went to Daniel. This year, I was actually too focused on our new workout regiment to think about restaurant reservations.

Josh had told me he was going to Hartford today and wouldn’t be home until later at night. He left before me in the morning to get to Penn Station on time. This was a rare occurrence, as he’s usually still in bed when I leave for work. While I got ready to go, in my head I had already planned out most of my day. I wanted to go to the gym after work, take a pilates class, and then meet up with Josh for a late game of racquetball, since he told me he wouldn’t get back into the city until 7:30 pm. Then I figured we would just go somewhere in the neighborhood for dinner, a compromise between cooking at home and going out for an elaborate meal.

To my surprise, as I was heading out the door, there was an envelope stuck on top of the doorknob. I opened it up and found a beautiful card inside from Josh wishing me a happy anniversary, and a note saying to meet him at the Union Square Cafe at 7:30 for dinner. I was completely shocked and so excited at the same time, as the Union Square Cafe has been on our “must eat” list for quite a while. I also loved the fact that after 13 years together, Josh still manages to surprise and thrill me.

I felt a little bit guilty about skipping the gym but the Union Square Cafe was absolutely worth the calories. We had a great meal, and service was exactly what we expected from a Danny Meyer restaurant. I can understand now why this place consistently tops the most popular list in the Zagat guide. The food is tasty, not overly fussy, and the atmosphere is warm and inviting. What a lovely way to celebrate our lucky 13th anniversary!

Happy Anniversary!

Monday, May 17th, 2010 by virginia

Today is our second wedding anniversary, and the first anniversary of Two Fat Bellies. We’ve given it countless delicious meals, 254 posts, and an extra 10 lbs (at least for me) over the past year. It’s been a fun and exciting journey thus far, and even though we’re taking an unplanned break right now (my new computer should be arriving at the end of the month), we don’t have any plans to stop blogging.

To celebrate this great milestone, we just had an absolutely wonderful meal at Eleven Madison Park. Lets just say, it was a top 5 meal. But enough with the spoilers.

As sort of a first blog-iversary gift to ourselves and to our readers, we’ve joined twitter! A first step towards more social networking. We would have joined facebook as well, but my being the technical n00b that I am, I screwed up and now we have to wait 2 weeks until our (Josh’s) account resets. Lets just say he was not a happy camper, since this was not his decision to begin with.

In the meantime, please follow us on twitter ( as we learn how to tweet or twat or whatever the hell you call it.

Thanks to all of you who have read our blog from the beginning, and we hope there are many blog-iversaries (and wedding anniversaries!) to come.