March 7, 1982 was the day my best friend and husband was born, what a great day! Happy 29th birthday Amore mio.(“My love” in Italian).
I have the most wonderful person who has chosen to spend his life with me as my soulmate. Dustin is kind, sweet, intelligent, loving, caring, compassionate about everything he does, extremely handsome and a wonderful protector and partner in life. There will never be enough words to describe my love for him. He makes me laugh like no one else can, he picks me up when i am down, he supports every single one of my dreams, he teases me, he spoils me, he is everything I could have ever asked for in a husband and some. He is perfect for me! He is the love of my life and the one I can’t live without.
Therefore, like most wives/girlfriends, birthdays of our better-halves are considered very very special. I take it seriously making extra efforts to make it really special. And, this time I decided to double it and have two celebrations; a fun one involving close friends and family, and a romantic one with just the two of us!
I knew he loves to get together with friends and family and have some plain fun! So I started to think of the things that he likes to do. This what I came up with:
- Relax with friends and family
- Candlepin Bowling
And guess what? I found the perfect place that combine all of that!
“The Flatbread Company Saccos At Bowl Haven” in Davis Square (Somerville). The new Flatbread Company in Somerville,MA just opened last summer and took the space formerly occupied by Sacco’s Bowl Haven. Flatbread Company retained most of the lanes from Bowl Haven, though the pool room is gone, replaced by an attractive dining area that has a wood-fired oven along the far wall. The refreshing result is an all-in-one pizzeria, bar, and candlepin bowling alley.
- Beer – Great draught list and even greater prices. With good micro brews such as Clown Shoes IPA coming in under $5!
- Bar – The long bar stretching the length of a bowling lane is unique and cool.
- Pizza – With all natural and locally sourced ingredients and you have the ability to pick and choose what you want!
- Ambience – The atmosphere is perfect, casual but cozy.
- Bowling – 10 lanes of candlepin bowling.
It was a success! Everyone had such a great time, especially Dustin who won the all thing…as always! After that, we all went to our apartment to have an incredible Double-decker vegan chocolate cake with mint cream filling, topped it off with fresh raspberry that our friend Amanda, who is the best Vegan baker around, made especially for him! We did this on Sunday, the day before his birthday.
On Monday night, on his actual birthday, I took him to a nice romantic dinner at the The Capital Grill. In the last few months, every time we drove by the restaurant he would just drool and say that if it wasn’t so expensive he would go whenever he had a meat craving….you know man and their meat! So, I surprised him and made a reservation just for the two of us and had a fabulous night!
Buon Compleanno amore!