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A Valentine’s Day Soiree February 15, 2011

Filed under: Food,Hollywood Events,Love — Kelocity @ 8:33 am
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Last night, Irving and I had such a Romantic evening. We headed up to Simi Valley to attend the ‘Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Dinner and Dance’. It was such a great night, we ate, danced, laughed and talked. It was perfect.

Backing up a little bit, the event started at 6pm, which isn’t easy coming from the Hollywood area. We got dressed in 15 minutes flat!



But we made it just in time. The Reagan Library is really a sight to see if you are in the area. The American History comes alive through their amazing exhibits. They just redid them all for Reagan’s 100th Birthday celebration.

We had such a great time wandering through the museum on our way to dinner. Ladies and Gentlemen, may I introduce to you the next President of the United States!

And his first lady, Kelley!

We’re naturals. And the first task on the job is to make a television broadcast to our country.

You’re live in 3…2…1!


Then we arrived at the highlight of the evening. Seeing Air Force One.

So much history was made on this aircraft. They call it “The Flying White House”. The Reagan Library website says: This Flying White House, tail number 27000, served seven U.S Presidents from 1973 to 2001, including Presidents Nixon, Carter, Ford, Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Clinton and George W. Bush.

We literally dined underneath Air Force One!

To our right, we could see Marine One too (The Presidential Helicopter!)

We must have been the youngest couple there by almost twenty years, and we LOVED it. It was so nice to look around and see all these older couples still dancing, still happy, and still in love. I can’t wait to grow old with Irving and share these fun evenings with him. I just hope I can dance as well as them in sixty years!

We were seated at our own sweetheart table overlooking the dance floor. It was so cozy and we had fun chatting.

My handsome Valentine!

But ok… the food. Oh My Gosh, The food! It was amazing. We started with some champagne.

Cheers! To many more!

Fresh Rosemary Bread

The Salad: EPICUREAN GREENS with cheese, candied pistachios, sliced oranges and a raspberry balsamic vinaigrette 

I had the vegetarian dish this time: VEGETABLE RISOTTO with parmesan and asparagus spears


And Irving had the Chicken: ROASTED ROSEMARY CHICKEN in a marsala wine sauce with Mashed Potatoes, Asparagus Spears and Carrot Souffles

And for dessert: FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE CAKE with dark chocolate ganache, white chocolate mousse, fresh berries and raspberry coulis

OHMYGOSH I’ve never had chocolate cake as good as this. NEVER. This was to DIE for. And the saddest part? We couldn’t even finish it. That photo above was per person! We each had our own. I tried to finish it, I really did. But I was far too stuffed. I eventually surrendered and watched the waiter carry it away with a tear in my eye. I will dream about this cake for as long as I live. Seriously.

After dinner, we headed down towards the dance floor.

There were so many incredible dancers that we were a little intimidated. These guys know the waltz, the fox trot, the samba, you name it, they danced it!

We found our place in a corner where our two left feet wouldn’t get in anyone’s way. It was fun though. We practiced a few of our wedding dance spins and had a blast.


To dance underneath one of the most iconic symbols of America was a little surreal.

Down below, there is a bar that was gifted to the Library from Ireland. It’s a pub that Reagan visited when he was over there. They were going to tear it down, but instead, donated it. So neat!

It was truly an event we will never forget. We feel so lucky that we have this stuff at our fingertips.

At the end of the night, we got to take home the flowers from the tables! They were really cute.


Happy Valentine’s Day, Irving!


And just for fun, here’s a flashback picture of us in this same place back in 2006!
Regan Library 9-10-06 060

Where does the time go?


Valentine’s Day Weekend Extravaganza! February 16, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kelocity @ 11:38 pm
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We had an amazing long weekend, just hanging out, getting some stuff done and enjoying the fresh air. It was just so nice to not have an agenda and relax. 

On Monday, we played 9 holes of golf together at a little course in Burbank. I told Irving that I wouldn’t play unless I could have all kinds of PINK things to go with it:

Pink Golf Balls:

Pink Golf Towel:
Pink Tees:

Pink Golf Glove:

And of course, a pink hat, skirt and shirt!
Golf is allllll about fashion, yes?

That’s my husband!

A beautiful day for golf!


Then later, we played a great game of “Extreme Life”!

It took us forever to figure out the rules, there are so many pieces!

 But it was great….and for the record… I won! To be fair, Irving beat me in golf—but not by much. 🙂

And just for fun, here’s a picture of my new Dana-Farber running shirt!!! This is the one I’ll be wearing on race day!! 


A Very Married Valentine’s Day

Filed under: Family,Uncategorized — Kelocity @ 10:21 pm

 Happy Valentine’s Day!

It was our first married Valentine’s Day! I can’t believe we’ve been married for 7 months already! Where did the year go?

We woke up and exchanged gifts. I got a few cute things including this awesome sunblock for your face by Origins!

 I love a man who understands the importance of protecting your skin. 

I got him tickets to see the “Black Eyed Peas” in March. We’re SUPER excited to shake it like a polaroid picture.

It has been so beautiful out lately (not to rub it in, all you east coasters!) that I got excited to decorate for Spring! My grandmother gave me these Lenox Rabbits when we got engaged and I get so excited to put them out every spring.

But my husband thought that they were missing something, so he bought me flowers!!

Doesn’t that look more like “spring“?

I LOVE, LOVE LOVE these types of flowers (Button Mums, Spider Mums, Daisies and Lilies!) because that is what was in my wedding bouquet!!! I got so excited, that I had to take a picture in front of my wedding canvas to compare!

Look at these two happy love-birds!

In honor of our first married Valentine’s Day, here’s a cute little picture of our cake topper that is now on our mantle! My sister brought them back from Australia!

Here’s a few of our past Valentine’s Days:
One year ago this weekend, we went to Vegas!
And seven years ago this weekend, we were in Paris! 


Vegas for Valentine’s Day February 14, 2009

Filed under: Las Vegas — Kelocity @ 3:01 pm
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Valentine’s Day fell on a long weekend, so the stars lined up for a Recession-ific mini vacation to Vegas!
This time, we stayed at the Silverton Casino, one of my faves because they have real live Mermaids there! A little off the strip, and not much glitz, but overall, a pretty decent Casino.

We started our trip at 5:30am, got some coffee (our new addiction) and headed out on the road to Sin City. We always forget that Los Angeles still has a winter, and up in the mountains, they had a decent amount of snow! Some people even pulled over so their kids could play in the snow!

Las Vegas was “covered” in snow!

The first night we were there (Valentine’s Day night), we went to see “Tony and Tina’s Italian Wedding” at the Planet Hollywood Casino.

It was fun because we had wedding receptions on the brain. We really felt like we were at a wedding, but we think it might have been more fun if we had a bigger group of friends there too. All the women got Roses since it was Valentine’s day!

Just like a real wedding reception, they played the Y.M.C.A and all the “guests” got to dance. haha

They even served real wedding cake!

After the dinner/show, it was photoshoot time. haha

On Sunday, we started the day with Dunkin Donuts!!!!! Yes! They have Dunkin Donuts in Las Vegas now!

Next, we started our Lovely Vegas Suburb roadtrip. Yep. We visited the Green Valley Ranch hotel, the Red Rocks Casino, and some random Golf Club that Irving wanted to check out…(yea, he owes me for that one).

But look what we saw on the drive!! That’s right… Seven Eleven is coming soon ya’ll!

But the best part of the whollllllle trip?! The Silverton Casino’s slots giveaway prize!! They were giving away Snuggies!!! HAHAHAHA We just thought this was HIL-ARIOUS

Indeed this Valentine’s Day (our 8th!) was almost as good as our 2nd Valentine’s Day in Paris!


Valentine’s Day in Paris February 14, 2003

Filed under: Love,Semester Abroad — Kelocity @ 1:55 pm
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Last night was Karaoke Night at the Castle…I got up the guts go get up there and sing a few songs, including WANNABE by the Spice Girls! Doesn’t that remind you of Freshman Year of High School??!! It was good times. Emerson sold beer for 40 cents…that was pretty cool too! Wake up call: Feb. 14th, 7am. We all eat breakfast, and find Valentine’s Day candy in our mailboxes. (Conversation Hearts—in Dutch!)

We board the coach bus and head for Paris… we get there at 4pm. Upon arrival, all 80 of us head to the Hotel Campanile. We are forced to wait outside for like a half hour while they check in for us. I walk into the lobby of the hotel…. And Irving is there waiting for me with a rose! (Valentine’s Day weekend in Paris…this is gonna be good!)

We walked to his hotel, and I dropped off my stuff. We then walked around the city for a bit, then met up with the Emerson Group for a little tour of Paris.

It was sooo cold outside, but we had to listen to hours of lectures OUTSIDE… we went to the Church of Notre Dame, and walked to the Louvre. It was beautiful at night, all lit up! The whole city was romantic… it was like a dream. We ate dinner at an Italian Restaurant, we tried to order in French, but that didn’t work out too well.

A few pictures from our Valentine’s Day Weekend in Paris!!!



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