Date Night

Date Night

For almost 13 years, Brian and I have tried to keep the weekly ‘date night’ alive and well in our marriage. While it has certainly been easier for us as DINKs (dual-income, no kids), it can be a challenge to remain creative — there have been...
Travel By Food

Travel By Food

Yesterday was Brian’s birthday. In the Beard house, this usually means one thing – dinner out, preferably foody and new (at least to us). Enter, Affäre. This trendy, German tapas restaurant, located in the Crossroads District, was the perfect choice for...
Inland Waterfront

Inland Waterfront

Ever since moving away from the coast (Maine and California) to the Midwest, I’ve missed being by the water. (This may have some impact on the travel locales I visit as well.) Then I discovered a little treasure nestled into my neighboring city that let me feel...

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