Cozy Couple Dinner at Home
Just like in any other job, life as a self-employed blogger can get pretty hectic and exhausting sometimes – an uncompromising truth also the missus and I had to find out about. Appointments with clients, evening-events, photoshoots and creating content for our blogs in combination with our permanent connection to the online world keeps us busy 24/7. Despite the exciting and fun parts about being out and about a lot, the downside is that the time we have just for ourselves and our relationship can become quite rare.
Thus it’s even more important to actively take little timeouts from the stress of our daily routine every now and then and consciously dedicate some quality time to one another. Since we usually are on the go quite a lot we learned to appreciate the benefits of a cozy evening at home together, shielded from the influences of the fast moving world outside and 100 % social media free.
Foodlovers in Paradise
For #foodlovers like the missus and me, a great evening usually goes hand in hand with good food. Thus we teamed up with our friends at Foodora to show you how we like to spend a cozy couple evening just by ourselves. Since I’d not consider myself the most talented chef and I neither want to leave all the cooking to the missus, the most convenient alternative is to simply order some food. Luckily through Foodora we can now order food from some of the city’s best restaurants, like for instance one of our absolute favorite sushi places, IKO Kitchen. My recommendation from IKO are the crispy rolls. Believe me, they are from another universe, so good & highly addictive. Also try the “To-Die-For” Sushi Variation and the Gyoza dumplings.
So once we had put together and ordered a royal menu, we seized the waiting time to plan some of our upcoming trips. Traveling has been a big part of our relationship from the beginning on and is still one of our favorite common hobbies. It’s just great if you can explore the world together.
After about 30 min from placing our order, it arrived at our doorstep. And during a quick chat with our supernice and even faster deliverer it turned out that, originally from Ireland, he moved to Vienna because he followed his heart which got stolen by an Austrian girl. Almost cheesy, but it kind of fitted the mood.
However, once we had set the table the feast could finally begin or at least almost, because we couldn’t help but making a little exception from our no-phone-policy we introduced for our couple nights. The food looked so good, we just had to give in to our natural blogger instinct and take a quick picture :).
An hour of hardcore #foodporn & multiple #foodgasms later we let the evening fade away with some Netflix & Chill (after binging “The Killing” we’re now watching “Orange is the New Black” together, which is also pretty good so far), not to forget the yummy desert we still had left.
After all a big thank you goes out to Foodora for making this couple dinner at home a perfect one for us. In case you also want to try out Foodora’s awesome delivery service and order food from the city’s coolest restaurants right to your home, click HERE for a 5 EUR discount code on your first order. With the new Refer-A-Friend program you can also earn further credits for every friend of yours that downloads the Foodora app using your own referral code.
5 tips for your next Cozy Couple Evening at Home
1. Enter your Couple Evening into your day planner and think of as of any other appointments. That way you will be less tempted to postpone or prioritize other things that come up. Also reserve a full evening for it in your schedule and try to leave a buffer between work or other appointments and your couple evening.
2. Try to get rid of stress in advance. Arriving for date night completely stressed out or in a hurry usually does not work out well. To fully enjoy the time together, try to focus only on the moment and block out thoughts about upcoming stuff that’s stressing you. What may be requiring your attention in the future is usually irrelevant in this very moment. Focus on the now.
3. Nice food is always a good start into a great evening. My tip for couple dinners is to order everything to share. The missus and I learned to appreciate this concept of common eating during our time in Melbourne, a city famous for it’s thriving food culture. Sharing is more communicative and also gives you the opportunity to try out more different kinds of dishes.
4. Try to find other topics to talk about than your daily routine or work. There’s so much more you can share or talk about with your partner if you only manage to shake yourself from the daily grind. Consciously shifting towards other topics might even help you to discover new things about one another. Most importantly however, don’t take your partner for granted. So don’t be lazy and show the same kind of interest in her/his personality like you did when you first got to know each other.
5. N-P-M-I! or No phone, more intimacy! As simple as it may sound, our phones have become a constant threat to the concept of living in the here and now. Although very useful in many ways, there are times when it’s better to really turn off the phone. So think about a no-phone or no-social-media policy during your next couple activities.
*ALL PICS BY MAXIMILIAN SALZER