Thursday, December 23, 2010

Don't You Love...

I picked up one of my favorite books Bergdorf Blondes again recently and flipped through cause it still makes me laugh hysterically and remembered the Ali Macgraw party the park avenue princesses threw. This in turn helped me to discover the film Love Story which I did a blog about just prior to this. I haven't had a chance to watch it yet, but don't you love that at any given moment of any given day you can discover a new love story or something relating to love? It's such a good feeling!! Bring on the Romance!!

Love Story - "Love Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry"



This Christmas, I am again with my family which is always a joyous occasion for which I am so thankful. BUT, if I could be in two places at once, I would be playing in the snow with the love of my life and building more romantic memories to fall in love with each other over and over again. The most famous line of the film Love Story is "Love Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry". Even though I am not above apologizing, I love knowing that we love each other enough to know we'd never ever purposely hurt one another...and that means never having to say you're sorry but doing it because you want to. Being apart even for a few hours while I'm at work is hard, Summer Vacation no matter how fun it was was not close to what it was when he was around, and this Christmas, I wish he were with me here enjoying the warm Christmas weather and crazy mall behaviour.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas 2010



Even though I don't get to spend Christmas with you this year, know that for every ounce of fun I have with my family I will miss you just as much. I wish you were with me.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Perfect Package

Clean. Classic. Stylish. As good outside as it is on the inside. Everything a girl could ever want in one little box.
I love waking up to him in the mornings.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Love Quotes for My Beloved

"In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities."--Janos Arnay



"Come live with me and be my love, and we will some new pleasures prove, of golden sands, and crystal beaches, with silken lines and silver hooks..."--John Dunne



"But to see her was to love her, love but her, and love her forever."--Robert Burns



"I love you, not only for what you are, But for what I am when I am with you."--Roy Croft



"I wished for nothing beyond her smile, and to walk with her thus, hand in hand, along a sun-warmed, flower-bordered path."--Andre Gide



"Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own."--Robert Heinlein



"Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."--Oliver Wendell Holmes



"Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one."--John Keats



"... See there's this place in me where your fingerprints still rest, your kisses still linger, and your whispers softly echo. It's the place where a part of you will forever be a part of me." --Gretchen Kemp



"Make me immortal with a kiss."--Christopher Marlowe



"Love is the enchanted dawn of every heart."--Alphonse Marie de la Martine



"In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing."--Mignon McLaughlin



"I miss you even more than I could have believed; and I was prepared to miss you a good deal."--Vita Sackville-West



"There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved."--George Sand



"Kiss me and you will see stars; love me and I will give them to you."--Unknown

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Sometimes A Pillow and His Voice Will Just Have to Do

photo by Irving Penn
I'm not going to be indirect anymore, I miss the love of my life, and when he calls to wake me up every morning, this is exactly what I do to pretend he's actually there.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

For My BestFriends - Because I Want You All To Be As Happy As I Am

I found this while looking up love quotes and realized it's the perfect description of what/who makes me so happy:
"Find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, who calls you back when you hang up on him, who will lie under the stars and listen to your heartbeat, or will stay awake just to watch you sleep... wait for the boy who kisses your forehead, who wants to show you off to the world when you are in sweats, who holds your hand in front of his friends, who thinks you' re just as pretty without makeup on. One who is constantly reminding you of how much he cares and how lucky he is to have YOU... The one who turns to his friends and says, "thats her"....
-Unknown

Monday, July 26, 2010

Dinner Date Love Etiquette

David Bowie and Iman courtesy of bet.com
In the Sex and the City episode "Great Sexpectations" Carrie mentions the phrase, "We're the couple you want to be!" This photograph of Bowie and Iman is the embodiment of that phrase. Need I even explain the body language and facial expressions? Always enjoy yourself with the love of your life and don't forget to hold your wife!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Small But Important Details

image courtesy of goodhousekeeping.com
Sometimes boyfriends do little things that mean a lot, especially to the person who loves them. One such thing includes folding her underwear into cute little stacks for her after they do laundry together.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Goal: Get Past the '7 Year Itch'



From The Sunday Times
January 4, 2009
Scientists discover true love
John Harlow and Brendan Montague


SCIENTISTS have discovered true love. Brain scans have proved that a small number of couples can respond with as much passion after 20 years as most people exhibit only in the first flush of love.
The findings overturn the conventional view that love and sexual desire peak at the start of a relationship and then decline as the years pass.
A team from Stony Brook University in New York scanned the brains of couples who had been together for 20 years and compared them with those of new lovers. They found that about one in 10 of the mature couples exhibited the same chemical reactions when shown photographs of their loved ones as people commonly do in the early stages of a relationship.
Previous research suggested that the first stages of romantic love, a rollercoaster ride of mood swings and obsessions that psychologists call limerence, start to fade within 15 months. After 10 years the chemical tide has ebbed away.
The scans of some of the long-term couples, however, revealed that elements of limerence mature, enabling them to enjoy what a new report calls “intensive companionship and sexual liveliness”.
The researchers nicknamed the couples “swans” because they have similar mental “love maps” to animals that mate for life such as swans, voles and grey foxes.
The reactions of the swans to pictures of their beloved were identified on MRI brain scans as a burst of pleasure-producing dopamine more commonly seen in couples who are gripped in the first flush of lust.
“The findings go against the traditional view of romance – that it drops off sharply in the first decade – but we are sure it’s real,” said Arthur Aron, a psychologist at Stony Brook.
Previous research had laid out the “fracture points” in relationships as 12-15 months, three years and the infamous seven-year itch.
Aron said when he first interviewed people claiming they were still in love after an average of 21 years he thought they were fooling themselves: “But this is what the brain scans tell us and people can’t fake that.”
One pair of Aron’s swans are Billy and Michelle Jordon who, 18 years after they met, still make their friends envious. The couple, who live in Newport Beach, California, hold hands all the time. “It comes very naturally,” said Michelle, 59.
Lisa Baber, 40, and her husband David, 46, from Bristol, say they still feel the same frisson as when they got together 17 years ago.
“He was crazy and so exciting, he whisked me off my feet,” said Lisa. “That excitement is very much alive. We make sure our lives are always changing.”
Other couples who have kept their passion include Tony and Cherie Blair and Michael and Shakira Caine. Michael Howard, the former Tory leader, and his wife Sandra have been together for more than 30 years.
Aron said he and his wife Elaine, both 64, have a strong relationship but were a little jealous of the swans. “Their relationships are intense and sexually active, too, without many of the downsides of first love,” he said last week.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Holding Hands is One of the Best Displays of Affection

The other day, Keira Knightley and Rupert Fiend (her boyfriend) walked by me and they were not holding hands. It got me thinking, what does that mean about their relationship? There are those old couples who never let go of one another. That is romantic. If you love your girlfriend, always hold her hand! And like the otters, if she lets go, find her and hold her tighter.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

A Real Man...

is able to smile at the girl he loves and say hi baby, immediately after he has just finished chasing someone who just stole his bike.

My man is fucking amazing.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Kyle and Linda Vogue 1993






Kyle Mclachlan and Linda Evangelista
Vogue -September 1993

I'm more than a little sad they are no longer together. I just found out about this today as I was browsing through old issues of Vogue. The photos are stunning and stand as a reminder that love exists, even if in their case, it doesn't always last. Still, I remain hopeful that more relationships will last past a lifetime. To LOVE and HAPPINESS!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

How to Measure Love

If you feel the way Beyonce feels in her songs, it's safe to say you're in love.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Garden Oasis of Romantic Delights


Where I shall spend my future with the love (s) of my life. I put (s) because my bestfriends and family are invited to join also. Let's sip on japanese iced teas in a tall glass with a thin straw together and have more fun than anyone can imagine!

When a Man Loves a Woman Part II


...and they never stop coming.
What a lucky girl!

When a Man Loves a Woman

He leaves her surprise mini post it notes.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Ghetto-Fab Love

I'm not that big a J.Lo Fan but I love this song.
Baby when I think about
The day that we first met
Wasn't lookin for what I found
But I found you
And I'm bound to
find happiness in being around you
Chorus:I'm glad when I'm makin love to you
I'm glad for the way you make me feel
I love it cause you seem to blow my mind
every time
I'm glad when you walk
you hold my hand
I'm happy that you know how to be a man
I'm glad that you came into my life
I'm so glad
I dig the way that you get down
And you still know how to hold me
Perfect blend, masculine
I think I'm in love,
damn finally
I'm glad that you turned out to be
That certain someone special
who makes this life worth living
I'm glad you're here
just loving me
So say that you won't leave
cause since the day you came
I've been glad
AHAHAHA You know I am in love because I've reverted to Junior High Romance with R&B song lyrics dedicated to that special someone!!! But this song does describe the love of my life just like it describes J. Lo's and probably a few other lucky people's as well.
Three cheers for love! Hip Hip Hooray!!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

When He Has to Go Off to Work


Remember when Julia Roberts is sitting in the bubble bath singing Prince's Kiss as Richard Gere is leaving to work in Pretty Woman? I feel like that every weekend.

You don't have to be rich

to be my girl (boy in my case)

You don't have to be rich to rule my world

Ain't no particular sign I'm more compatible with

I just want you extra time and your

Kiss

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Empress Josephine's Letter Collection


Napoleon Bonaparte writes the most romantic letters. Men do love as deeply as women. In fact, I think they might be better at expressing it. Love exists even in the toughest of men. Doesn't this letter make you want to melt?!


To Josephine

April 3, 1796
I have received all your letters, but none has made me such an impression as the last. How, my beloved, can you write to me like that?
Don't you think my position is cruel enough, without adding my sorrows and crushing my spirit?
What a style! What feelings you show! They are fire, and they burn my poor heart.
My one and only Josephine, apart from you there is no joy; away from you, the world is a desert where I am alone and cannot open my heart.
You have taken more than my soul; you are the one thought of my life.
When I am tired of the worry of work, when I feel the outcome, when men annoy me, when I am ready to curse being alive, I put my hand on my heart; your portrait hangs there, I look at it, and love brings me perfect happiness, and all is miling except the time I must spend away from my mistress.
By what art have you captivated all my facilities and concentrated my whole being in you? It is a sweet friend, that will die only when I do.
To live for Josephine, that is the history of my life I long.
I try to come near you. Fool! I don't notice that I am going further away. How many countries separate us!
How long before you will read these words, this feeble expression of a captive soul where you are queen?
Oh, my adorable wife! I don't know what fate has in store for me, but if it keeps me apart from you any longer, it will be unbearable! My courage is not enough for that.
Once upon a time I was proud of my courage, and sometimes I would think of the ills destiny might bring me and consider the most terrible horrors without blinking or feeling shaken.
But, today the thought that my Josephine might be in trouble, that she may be ill, above the cruel, the awful thought that she may love me less blights my soul, stills my blood and makes me sad and depressed, without even the courage of rage and despair.
I used often to say men cannot harm one who dies without regret; but, now, to die not loved by you, to die without knowing, would be the torment of Hell, the living image of utter desolation. I feel I am suffocating.
My one companion, you whom fate has destined to travel the sorry road of life beside me, the day I lose your heart will be the day Nature loses warmth and life for me.
I stop, sweet friend; my soul is sad, my body tired, my spirit oppressed. Men bore me. I ought to hate them: they take me away from my heart.
Don't be frightened. Love me like your eyes; but that is not enough: like yourself, more than yourself, than your thoughts, your life, all of you.
Forgive me, dear love, I am raving; Nature is frail when one feels deeply, when one is loved by you.
Bonaparte

Monday, February 15, 2010

Aye! Love Letters!


I AM SOOO IN LOVE WITH THE GUY WHO WROTE THIS LETTER!!


Darling,

Since I met you my faith in true love and romance has been restored. You are so wonderful. The moment I saw you I was in love. But at the same time, I was so sure that you were the person I would give myself to and spend all my days and nights with. You are a mystery to me at times. How could someone so perfect have been sent into my life? I wake up and think of you and the day I first saw you. I can't wait to have many wonderful adventures with you. You will be so successful and an inspiration to many people, not just for your work but also as a person. I am truly lucky, for I felt my heart would never find such a perfect match in love. I love you so much. You will be the only one I ever say those words to. My true love.

-Anonymous


Saturday, February 13, 2010

Interspecies Love


These cheetahs caught this baby impala but instead of eating him they started playing with him and even let him join the pack for a little while before it scampered off to tell everyone else in his tribe how he ran with the enemy for a day. Now he's totally popular. Look at all that Love!!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Love Comes In All Shapes and Forms

San Francisco Homeless Man Reunited with his Cat
It's almost Valentine's day!! I know some people detest this holiday...BUT it is about love, and that includes more than just a significant other, it includes your friends, and even your pets. Look how happy they are?!! What a lucky Homeless guy to have such a beautiful cat! That cat must be worth at least a few hundred dollars if not thousands! It's a flat faced short hair!! He's totally abundant. Be grateful for every bit of love you get, your bestfriends, your family, your animals!
Happy early Valentines Day!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Just So I Never Forget

A few friends and I had a discussion once about how if a relationship is too perfect, they could get bored. I've been through this before though, and there's nothing I prefer more than someone who understands you. What about entertaining each other with laughter, romance, fun? Drama Free is the way to be?? No??? YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!

Remember never to focus on the few small incidents you fight about over the billions of amazing moments that you have. I intend to focus solely on the perfection of being head over heels in love with someone...this blog is my way of being grateful for that as often as possible.

It's cheesy I know but this quote I saw at Bed Bath and Beyond is a great motto for life: Live, Love, Laugh. LOL. <3

Frida Kahlo, Te Amo!!


from Frida Kahlo to Diego Riviera (via. Lettersofnote.com)
Transcript:
Diego, my love,
Remember that once you finish the fresco we will be together forever once and for all, without arguments or anything, only to love one another.Behave yourself and do everything that Emmy Lou tells you.I adore you more than ever.
Your girl,
Frida
Frida Kahlo and Diego Riviera, turbulent romance but I love that in the end they stayed together. I don't condone cheaters, but who am I to judge if the woman who was hurt was the one who forgave him?
*Did I not tell you lettersofnote.com = awesome?

The Power of A Letter

from lettersofnote.com
You can try to decipher this letter before you read the transcription....giving you warning before I transcribe it for you, it reads:
My Dearest Fanny,
I am writing these few lines to tell you that I cannot live any longer without you. I worship you always. I think you are a beauty and the nicest girl I ever saw and I adore you. Oh exquisite Fanny, do not despise me for loving you so well. I shall be broken-hearted if you desert me. Can you meet me on Monday night, when I will take you to the Star Music Hall. I hate that Bill Robinson, who is hanging after you and I intend to horsewhip him when I see him. I shall be delighted to hear from you at once. Do not let my suit be fruitless. Reply by next post to
Your loving
William Weightman
William Weightman may not be as elegant or poetic as Napoleon or Beethoven, but you have to give him credit for his creativity. Code deciphering? That's pretty awesome...although I have gotten them in the form of rap songs and cross word puzzles before...I guess I should give those guys credit too. The most recent letters I've received are the most amazing I've ever gotten; so much so that they persuaded me to jump head first into something I was completely unsure I wanted. I couldn't be happier! Ahh letters.....SO......if you want a girl to fall in love with you, write them a letter. Even if you suck at writing, take a cue from William Weightman and get creative!
P.S. Lettersofnote.com is amazing for letters...not just love letters, all kinds of letters. Including Harvey Weinstein telling someone they are boring. --> Info via BFF: Veronica So. Maybe I should do a blog about Friend love!


Monday, February 1, 2010

Boldt Castle



Who knew the man behind Thousand Island Dressing and the Waldorf Astoria was such a romantic? Boldt Castle on Heart Island was built as a present to his wife for her 42nd birthday on Valentine's day. Unfortunately, she died before it was completed; he was so heart broken he never set foot on the island again and had all construction stopped. Romantic Tragedy but at least it proves that love exists, even in the lives of rich rich men. Who says you can't have money and love?

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010

Love Movie # 1



For every hopeless romantic who thinks finding the guy of their dreams is impossible. Start making your list and watch the magic happen!

In 500 Days of Summer, one of the characters said something like, my dream girl would probably have bigger boobs etc...but my girlfriend is better than my dream girl...because she's real.

One blue eye, one green, rides horses backwards, favorite shape is the star....it comes true. Watch. Believe. Shut up. Stop thinking. Let it happen.

Believe in Love


Love is the most consistent factor in my life and I would like to believe that it lasts forever. This blog is a collection of everything that reminds of it's importance and power. Especially because now that I finally found it, I want everyone else to enjoy it with me.
Dedicated to those who want to be happy all day everyday. Yay for Love!!