All you need is Love, Love, Lovee.

I decided to take a break from the NYC Recap and post about Valentines Day.  Sorry for keeping you in suspense (actually not really. hehe)

This week back from NYC has been insanely hectic. I’ve spent nearly half the time catching up on work, sleep, blogs..you name it! But the week couldn’t have began more perfectly – the national “I Love You” Holiday was in full effect on Monday, and was just what I needed to brighten my spirits after leaving that whirlwind city..

Cue boyfriend showering me with gifts, love, smiles, and kisses.

The day began completely regular.. (honestly, every time I say that word I wonder what it actually “means”, who in their right mind could be “regular”?!) Wake up, eat breakfast, begin internship work with Foley + Corinna. Not even an hour into working I heard a knock at the door and boyfriend came strutting through, looking handsome I might add, with a box of assorted Godiva chocolates and two of my favorite mascaras. How he knew which ones? I don’t know – He says he pays attention whenever I’m picking them out. They were the exact brand, kind, color, EVERYTHING. I was quite astonished to say the least. Of course I thanked & smooched him, and then he ran off was saying “he has alot to work on today”.

A few hours later I heard another knock at the door.. boyfriend came in with an enormous tower of red balloons topped with one that said “love” and asked “Will you be my Valentine?” Yes of course! It was quite possibly the most romantic yet adorable thing I have ever seen ๐Ÿ™‚
Balloon Tower!
Seychelles Wedges
Francesca’s Collections Dress
Anthropologie Necklace
Michael Kors Clutch & Watch
Before dinner, with the balloon tower ๐Ÿ™‚

Before heading out to dinner, he arrived with a beautiful potted white orchid, something different than your everyday bouquet of red roses. It’s absolutely gorgeous and has found a home on my black bookshelf in my room.
Doesn’t he look so handsome? He dressed himself, duhh.
We then got ready and headed out to a local little pizza hot spot with Style Activist and her boyfriend, enjoying each others company, sipping on cocktails, and devouring the delicious food being served to us. Erika and I split a ‘Drew Brees’ pizza, which was topped with goat cheese, roasted peppers, mushrooms, and onions. To die for. Our beaus ended up ordering the same ‘hoagie’ (yes, that’s what they called them on the menu, ha!). Apparently, they were in-coincidentally twins!

They did NOT match on purpose – promise! They both arrived at our apartment sporting their vests, styled different ways. We couldn’t help but laugh. Great minds think alike (I guess that’s what happens when you date fashionistas.)
 Asian slaw bruschetta – SO delishhh! It was served chilled.

Following our dinner there, we headed upstairs to a Italian eatery, Mangia, and enjoyed some antipasto and wine. This is one of our favorite spots in town. It’s not too well known, but always serves some of the freshest ingredients that make your mouth water instantaneously.

This Valentine’s was probably the most special I’ve ever had. I am so blessed with such a lovely boyfriend who truly cares about my each and every need!
What did you do for Valentine’s Day?

The continued NYC recap will return next, don’t miss it!



  1. 2.18.11

    You look gorgeous…you are blessed!!!


  2. Alisha said:

    You and Erika are downright gorgeous!! Keep up the insanity ๐Ÿ˜‰ and congrats on a lovely Valentine’s!! Yay for the sweet men in our lives <3<3

  3. 2.19.11

    you and your bf are so cute together!!! love the balloons and the orchid – way to go! you always look so gorgeous, girl ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. 2.19.11
  5. Chelsea Rae said:

    You boyfriend seems so romantic. He’s seriously the only guy I’ve heard heard about who not only remembers holidays and birthdays but buys multiple presents for them. So jealous!

  6. cryskay said:

    your bf is so sweet with all those balloons. hope you had a good one! xo

  7. Marella said:

    Grat look dear, you look stunning!

  8. 2.19.11

    Aww looks like you had a lovely Valentines Day! That balloon tower is amazing! Glad you had such a nice time! How cute are you two together!?

  9. Sarah said:

    How sweet is he? Aww, you’re such a lucky girl. Glad you were treated like a princess. And you look gorgeous. That orchid is really pretty – your boy is really creative. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    But I’ve to say, I’m in love with the balloon tower! It’s so red, and romantic! x

  10. joy said:

    Soooo cute! I love Valentine’s Day and sounds like you had a great one! A boyfriend who pays attention to your mascara?! Definitely a keeper!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I just found your blog and I love it! You kind of look like the lovely Lauren Conrad. Anyways, look forward to reading more!


  11. Marissa said:

    Aww, this one’s a keeper! He better be careful though – he’s going to make all his friends look bad. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. Lee Oliveira said:

    Don’t you guys look fabulous for Valentine’s day?!
    NYFW indeed was a very crazy week.
    Now, back in Australia and lots of photos to airbrush.
    Great meeting you Marissa
    Lee x

  13. 2.20.11

    Aw, yay! Everyone loves a love story and a happy ending!


  14. Jenni said:

    How very precious!!! He is a keeper, for sure!! Loved hearing all about your V Day Marissa!!! You looked stunning. ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. 2.21.11

    Loved this post! Your boyfriend is so adorable and super thoughtful. . . who wouldn’t want a balloon tower? ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    And I love both you and Erika’s outfits! Dresses are so perfect for Valentine’s day ๐Ÿ™‚
    xx Nina

  16. 2.21.11

    This is such a cute post!! It sounds like you had so much fun- it’s great to create memories like that so you can look back on them and relive the fun all over again. Your boyfriend is so cute and sweet, too!! And your outfit is awesome- I love those tights. xx

  17. Haleigh said:

    so cute! beautiful blog darling!

    xoxo Haleigh aka your new fan in Paris


  18. 2.21.11

    I’m having a giveaway on my blog for a $50 giftcard to PTAK apparel if you’d like to check it out. ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  19. 2.22.11

    I don’t know why I didn’t comment earlier. I loved our balloon towers ๐Ÿ™‚


  20. 2.24.11

    What a beautiful Valentine’s Day you had!! So funny how the boys were inadvertently matching. And ohhhh myyy that Drew Bees pizza sounds too yummy for words. Big hugs to you and so happy you had an amazing time at NYFW. I’m living vicariously through you!


    Camille @ Paris in Pink



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