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I Love Valentines. 
yes, yes, it is yet another over blown commercialized day of 
froo-froo and hoopla…but who can find too much fault with a day that 
salutes LOVE and Chocolate? 
I mean…really?
the proposal #2 cork!
     18 years ago…on Valentines day, my husband proposed…for the second time. See, he proposed for the first time, two weeks before. Of course I said “yes”. But he later confessed that he had gotten two rings because he was not sure which one I would like better. Of course I asked to see the “other” ring and of course…I LOVED it more.
..but I felt bad…or like it was bad luck, 
because he had proposed with the other ring…
and so, two weeks later…on Valentines day…we went out to dinner, had a bottle of champagne..and he proposed officially with the NEW ring.. and again…I said “YES!”
The FIRST proposal had been in my favorite restaurant, Cafe Luxembourg,  in my old home town…New York City. We were in Town for the weekend and had gone out to dinner with 4 of our best best friends. I worked at Cafe Luxembourg for a few years as a waitress… so it was old home night. So many of my good friends were there that night. We were drinking and carrying on and at one point our waiter…my DEAR Friend Patrick came to the table and handed me an envelope, and said “This has been in the office for you for years….it is an old tip that some customer brought back for you.” I was so loopy that I did not do the math and realize that it would have had to be there for at least 5 years…I just took the envelope and ripped it open…and something went flying through the air and landed on the floor..I reached down to pick it up but Damon got to it first and the next thing I knew (and here is where everything slowed down like in a dream…)
         …Damon was kneeling next to the table and said…
“Will you marry me?” 
I put my hands over my face..and froze…
The moment…the perfect moment 
I had waited for all my life 
was in the middle of happening and I wanted it to slow down, 
to pause, to freeze. I wanted to remember every second.
Damon said later that he got a touch nervous because I froze so long…
but then I said “YES!!!” 
The restaurant immediately became a festive Engagement party, 
champagne flowed and flowed….and it was the happiest night of my life…up to that point (of course the wedding and the babies knocked that night down a few notches), but it was an Incredible PERFECT moment. 
And I absolutely LOVED having my best friends, Suzanne and Keith right there, witnesses to the joy of it all!!!
ahhhh Love.
In honor or Valentines AND my favorite color PINK! 
Here are some Pink treats for you!
Kourtney Pulitzer Style 
This one is even MONOGRAMED for me with an

jonathan adler
My Old Country House
My Old Country House
My Old Country House
 Robert Abbey Lamps
My Old Country House
House Beautiful

tracy helgeson
For Like EVER!!!

….and finally…I leave you with a quote from Audrey Hepburn…
For more PINK treats, visit my Pinterest page…and if it’s pink…
Now go kiss somebody!

2 thoughts on “HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!!

  1. I posted this in the wrong spot..I love your blog, and we have a few things in common.. I love pink, wear it, paint it.. I have the same cocktail table from Ballard, one of the few things I have bought new, and we have the SAME avocado green 1974 wall ovens! I have had a love hate relationship with them.. this house, a beautiful stone wood ranch built in 1974, ovens are original. Though, I did buy reclaimed Dacor convections at Habitat store to put in this Dec.. I have been here since 1992, older and divorced after 28 years in 08, and re-doing the house bit by bit… I have a good guy friend who is going to help with the ovens.. they are an inch bigger and they do work, we checked. So.. you are not the only one with these ovens, and I have the avocado cooktop too.. Thanks for the inspiration!

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