Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A Super Date - Part 1

Lately we've been watching old How I Met Your Mother episodes (we're on Season 5!) and on Sunday night we saw the one where Barney plans a super date for the guest character played by Jennifer Lopez.  I looked at boyfriend and said "Iiiiiii want to go on a super date!" And he blurted, "And what was yesterday?!"  Oh, right, so I guess we did have our own little super date on Saturday!  Here is what we did:

We slept in and casually had breakfast on the couch.  After 30 minutes of unsuccessful Christmas shopping at a busy mall, we booked it for Juan Dolio beach.  I was so surprised by how few people were there!  It was nice to have the beach to ourselves.  

We settled in at La Playa de Agave, a new beachside restaurant owned by one of our favorite Mexican restaurants in Santo Domingo.  What I love about meals at the beach here is that most restaurants have their own private beach area, so you can swim while you eat.  A standard one hour lunch turns into a relaxed three to four (to five or six) hour lunch while you swim throughout your stay.  


We ordered Presidente Lights which came to us nearly frozen (the best way to drink beer on a hot day).  Then I swam.  Then we had nachos.  Then I swam again {can you tell that A doesn't like to swim?!}.  Then we switched to coconut margaritas - these specific margaritas by El Agave are the best margaritas I've ever had!  They taste more like creamy, sweet, alcoholic coconut milk rather than sour mix and salt.  They still have that tang at the end, so you don't forget that its a margarita that you're probably downing a little too fast.

I had shrimp and conch soft tacos and boyfriend had fish enchiladas.  We finished our meal with a Nutella crepe and a final beer to enjoy while lounging on the beach chairs in the sand.  


We left just before sunset because we needed to get back for Part 2 of our day, but we still were able to catch it during our drive home. 


  1. first of all you are gorgeous!!! second, we used actual "chalkboard paint" to make our wall!!!! have a lovely day friend!!