I am so late on writing this post – oops! We celebrated Scott’s 29th birthday at the end of April with a night downtown. My mom agreed to watch Ryder (first overnight trip without him!) so I booked a room at the Aloft Hotel in downtown Raleigh. Can we talk about how beautiful this hotel is?! The room had a nice size shower, a beautiful sink and vanity area, and His and Her pillows! I actually didn’t even notice the pixellated man and woman until Scott called them out.
We started the night by having dinner at Sono – we are obsessed with their ramen – then headed back to the hotel to check out the bar and lounge area. I regret not taking my camera with me because it was so nice! It is an indoor/outdoor area with the balcony overlooking the N.C. State bell tower and lots of modern furniture. They had hand chairs! We got to see lots of graduating seniors take their senior photos there that evening! After we had a few drinks and some yummy hummus, we headed back to our room to relax and watch a movie. Around 10PM we walked down the block to Insomnia Cookies for some cookies and milk. Yum! Have you heard of them? They deliver until 3AM which is amazing. I first discovered them in Philly when first dating Scott and I had them deliver cookies and milk to us in our hotel up there last April so I knew we had to continue to tradition. Nothing like warm cookies and milk while lying in an amazing king size bed! The next morning we walked to Bruegger’s Bagels for breakfast before packing up to head home (10 minutes away! haha).