Today was a day of spontaneity. A & I are undoubtedly two of the most obsessive planners you will ever know. We enjoy routine & planning ahead. But sometimes, a day can prove so much more thrilling when it operates completely without an agenda.
We awoke at the crack of noon to find ourselves working through a schedule of the day: pick up some hay for Tyson, the family celebrity // guinea pig, visit the Post Office, & take a trip to St. Petersburg to visit the Salvador Dali Museum. After getting into the car, A & I decided to completely derail our routine & take a spur of the moment trip to Downtown Tampa.
A short drive later, we found ourselves at the Henry B. Plant Museum on the campus of the University of Tampa. If you've never been to UT, or seen photographs of it, let me be the first to tell you that it is by far one of the most beautiful campuses I've ever seen. After taking in the sights, we paid our admission ($7 for students) & were pleasantly surprised to be treated to a pair of complementary museum audio tour sets, which A & I took an immediate opportunity to look like total goofballs with.
We strolled, appreciated times when a hotel room was $5 a night, and took an unending amount of mirror selfies. A discovered that standing over an air conditioning vent caused her dress to fly up, Marilyn Monroe-style. Photos were taken, you know, for documentation purposes.
Hunger hit us like a sudden wave, & we hurried across the street to one of our favorite little spots, Oxford Exchange, for some afternoon high tea. While A has experienced high tea many-a-time, this was my first. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised, never in my life have I eaten such a fancy finger sandwich. And while I'm usually the guy to run far, far away from anything labeled "vegetarian", I even enjoyed a few bites of an arugula sandwich (thanks for broadening my horizons, babe).
We snacked on our three-tiered tower, sipped on some Earl Grey Lavender Tea & caramel cappuccinos, but most importantly, enjoyed each others company. Engaging one another in endless conversation is something A & I delve into regularly, but reaching the point in a relationship where a quiet, romantic lunch isn't awkward is something to be cherished.
To summarize, an afternoon in the gorgeous Tampa air, sans-any kind of plan, turned out to be one of the most perfect & memorable days of my entire life thus far; one that I will hold close to my heart for the rest of my life.
Jake // Shirt: J. Crew // Pants: H&M // Bracelets: J. Crew & Pulsera Project // Shoes: Clarks // Sunnies: Ray Ban
Aisha // Dress: Cotton On // Shoes: Deena & Ozzy // Sunnies: Urban Outfitters