{happy hour: lure fish house}

I'm finally starting to feel somewhat normal, so of course the first thing I had to do was go grab myself a drink. I attempted to wine taste on Saturday, but I couldn't smell anything, let alone taste the wine. The one tasting I did purchased seem like a waste then, which really just means I'm due for another trip up to wine country soon. 

I've been feeling relatively uninspired on this blog lately, but I think that'll soon pass. It's just the season, and now that summer is quickly making an appearance, I have a plethora of post ideas waiting. I realized today that I want to start posting more about my town. I know I've said it in the past, but this summer, it's happening. 

First things first, happy hour. I know I'm not in the minority here when I say that I love going to happy hour. What makes me different, however, is that I love going to happy hour by myself. Give me an afternoon alone, and you're more than likely going to find me sitting at a bar, drinking a glass of wine and eating calamari. Is that weird?

One of my favorite things about working for myself is creating my own schedule, and that means taking afternoons off. I love getting there early, when the restaurant is empty and I don't have to compete for the waiter's attention. Sometimes I bring my iPad to read a book, sometimes I bring a notebook to write, and sometimes I just sit there quietly, enjoying my cab (though if it's hot, I'll stick to a chardonnay). 

I was going stir crazy today, after my third day inside, and made the executive decision that a solo trip was in order. I grabbed my camera, and headed downtown, to my favorite happy hour spot in all of Ventura county. If you like fish and just happen to be in the area, you have to try Lure. Their menu is spot on, the drinks are amazing, the decor is beautiful, and they have the best looking staff. Not even joking. 
I also may or may not have flirted sweet talked the bartender into printing out their recipe for key lime pie for me. I'll most definitely be making that soon, and reporting back to all of you. 

Do you ever go to happy hour or dinner on your own? If you don't, why not? You should try it!


Joelle Duff said...

yumm, happy hour! I have gone to dinner on my own, and you know sometimes it's just sooo refreshing! no awkward conversation, no worrying about how weird you look eating your food... ;)

xo Becky!

Joelle Duff said...

I've never been to happy hour by myself, but this sounds so nice and relaxing.

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Joelle Duff said...

I love to explore new places when I am traveling by myself It used to scare me, but then after the first few experiences alone, I found that I really liked it!

Joelle Duff said...

I'm a firm believer in going places by yourself -- especially restaurants. It's rejuvenating to have time to your self to enjoy drinks, food, and a good book.

Joelle Duff said...

i love that you are comfortable and enjoy going to HH by yourself! i think a lot of people feel insecure or weird going alone, but i think it shows a lot of confidence. and i think it's good for you! hope you're feeling better now!! xx