Posts Tagged ‘valentines day’


Our First Valentine’s Day (as a married pair)

February 16, 2009


Our first Valentine’s Day as a married couple was a fantastic day, so we thought, “all the better to come back to the blog with it.” Our plans weren’t as exciting as they could have been, but we had a really good day.

We hope that all of you had a great day, too.

The day started off with a surprise…our buzzer rang and it was Ikea delivering a piece of furniture (the Stockholm glass-door cabinet – in golden-brown) that we were not expecting for another week or two! In the excitement of knowing that we would be doing a little reorganizing, we changed our plans to hurry home.

The day started off with a fun lunch at Lombardi’s in the city – the oldest pizzeria in New York City. It’s very good to say the least. We had a few small errands to run and ended at Dean and Deluca (Melissa’s favorite spot on the corner of Broadway and Prince) to pick up the last few ingredients for our very special dinner.

We weren’t going to go out on the town this year – we wanted to enjoy our time together at home, something that rarely happens these days. Our big plan was a special Valentine’s Day dinner, which I had been planning for a while. We enjoyed couple of filet mignons with a Roquefort sauce, braised Swiss chard with bacon, sautéed snap peas, and parslied potatoes all with a nice bottle of 2003 Winemaker’s Reserve Calloway Sangiovese that we brought home from our honeymoon in California. dinner-cu-2

As I cooked, my sweetie built the cabinet, hung some picture frames in our bathroom, and did a little cleaning.

The dinner was fabulous!  My sweetie hasn’t stopped thanking me yet.  Star even had a little taste and was very, very purrrrr-y all evening after that.  Just see this kitty bliss…


Very exciting.  I was so tired from the cooking and excitement of our day that I actually almost fell asleep at the table.

It was my favorite Valentine’s Day yet.

M, J, and S


The Gift for the Couple Who Really Share Everything

April 30, 2008

While we’re on the subject of odd things and overall weirdness, I also came across this beauty a few weeks ago. I’m not sure that this is real and I wasn’t even sure how to go about incorporating it into the wedding blog, but I did come across it reading an article about odd and interesting Valentine’s Day gifts…so I guess this could be an interesting wedding gift – FOR SOME OTHER COUPLE!!! (Thank God our apartment is small.)

The TwoDaLoo is billed as the world’s first toilet two people can use … at the exact same time. It brings couples closer together and conserves our water supply all with one flush. The TwoDaLoo features two side-by-side toilet seats with a modest privacy wall in between. An upgraded version includes a seven inch LCD television and iPod docking station. (Source:

It apparently retails for about $1400. Totally affordable. Totally freaky.

My sweetie and I are getting married this September and are planning on sharing everything for the rest of our lives. OK, well maybe not everything…I think the Twoladoo is just crossing the line.

M, J, and S