i don’t know what it is about being put on the spot by friends, family, or random people i run into in my neighborhood, but whenever anyone asks me where they should go for dinner or what cool bars there are in town, i blank. luckily, being a #plannergirl has helped fix this problem!
aside from feeling completely unhelpful, i feel lame AF because i look like a complete homebody who never leaves the house when, in actuality, i am a complete homebody but i at least know where my friends go when they leave the house. anyway, to prevent these momentary lapses in memory, i keep a running list of restaurants, cafes, and bars in my planner for when someone comes to visit and asks “what’s good around here?” in fact, recently my fiance had friends that were in town visiting family for the holidays and they called to ask if there were any cool dive bars around. as soon as i heard my fiance say, “huh. there are lots of cool bars around. why can’t i think of one?” i ran for my filofax, dashed back into the living room, pushed it in front of my fiance’s face open to the right page, pointed vigorously and SAVED. THE. DAY.