So yesterday was Kari's 23rd birthday. It was fun. I was sorta stressed about the night and how it wouldn't go well due to my lack of planning, etc. But it was a good time. First we went to Bistro Montage
which looks like this hole in the wall on Ingersoll. But the place is really nice
. The chefs are right there, they come out and talk to people, etc. Very cool. Plus they made some awesome food. It was definitely edible art.
After dinner we met Nick and Nicole at Club Aura
which is a club that opened in West Des Moines a year ago. My aunt has been telling me to check it out for so long... I finally did and it was worth it. It's pretty retro inside
with lots of places to sit
. Plus, they have DJs that are actually spinning vinyl there. And quite a few plasma screens for visulizations
. I imagine it's pretty hoppin on the weekends.
I'm really a fan of lit
up walls in bars
. They give a nice effect
. So besides that, there were 2 for 1 martinis last night. This is dangerous. Like, you order a martini, and they bring you 2, wow.
The place was pretty dead once we got there. I saw a lot of familiar faces though. There was the "say what" guy from the open mic readings at House of Bricks, the DJ from Drink was walkin around, this other DJ that I saw downtown was spinning for a while, and that long haired BBoy that I see everywhere was dancing there too. Soon maybe I'll meet these guys and start spinning with them. And hopefully Kari enjoyed her birthday as much as I did.