Tuesday, August 3, 2010

my cinema engagement

On a Friday night this past June my sweetheart Manny took me to a movie. We went to a six o'clock showing of A-Team but before the feature started something else came on the big screen. He nudged me and whispered  "I forgot to tell you, I made you something..." and then this came on.

HWY 9: A Story About Love from Manny Marquez on Vimeo.

He got down on one knee with that ring and I said/cried/shrieked "YES!", the crowd of around twenty in the theater and also the whole theater staff were there clapping and congratulating us. Obviously we didn't stay for the show, there was celebrating and phone calls to make! We walked a couple blocks from the theater to Manny's office where he had gathered all my family and our friends for a surprise engagement party complete with champagne and sweets. We showed the film again, and there wasn't a dry eye left in the place. Thank you Skylight Theater and Jeweler on The Roof it was movie magic!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

giraffe love

My love of giraffes has been steadfast since my first stuffed animal, a giraffe named Geraldine.When I saw this DirecTV "Opulence, I has it" spot I got all giggly inside, and also jealous, not for the gold bars but for the pygmy giraffe!

It also reminds me of my dream vacation to the Giraffe Manor  in Nairobi.

and my go to baby shower gift, Sophie the Giraffe

Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Umbrellas of Seattle

Alicante, Spain - via (Placidiappunti)

It's almost the hottest month the northwest ever sees and I'm yearning for a day of rain to come. Any excuse to purchase a cheerful umbrella from this lovely Seattle bumbershoot connoisseur. Which one will I choose... 

This could go with everything...

but this just might brighten even the worst rainy nw day! 

View the pare*umbrella site to see more amazing rain shelters. Style and fabric designs change every season and are all produced in limited editions so get them while it's hot!

re: my blogs neglect

Dearest Blog,

  I'm so sorry for my failure to update on all the changes and beautiful things happening in my life. I have since moved to my hometown, said yes to the sweetest marriage proposal ever (story coming soon!!!), said goodbye to my cherished laptop, quit my day job, and the animal children have grown. I hope to have more time to post. Things are well, I'm full of good news and lovely things to post.

cheers, loveleigh!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

my little Sundance

My kitty Sundance is at the vet overnight for the second time in 3 weeks. His urinary tract is not so perfect and I don't even want to go into detail all that he's gone through. Hopefully my little one can come home tomorrow. I miss his little sweet face.

-update- Sundance is doing well! 
He is one year old now and with a daily dose of 
natural carpon tablets his ph levels are stable. 

Thursday, February 18, 2010

LA salad homage "MASA"

My homage to MASA of Echo Park in LA. Mixed greens, medjool dates, granny smith apples, manchego cheese, and caramelized pecans with La Vecchia Dispensa fruit balsamic and oil. It was so good and made me miss all our old Masa friends!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

pancakes and westerns

Quite a fine breakfast was had today using my American Spoon goods that I received for Christmas. Buckwheat pancakes with blueberry spoon fruit and Michigan maple syrup while watching Bandolero! An enjoyable morning for sure. Now off to work, boohoo...

Saturday, January 9, 2010

LA salad homage "AMMO"

My homage to AMMO Cafe in LA. Golden beets, black beluga lentils, toasted pepitas, and goat cheese salad. With spicy sweet potato fries on the side. Yum-O dinner was good!

Friday, January 1, 2010

nye day

these flip flops feel so good!

twenty ten

It's 2010 and my resolution... to hit the blog again!